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Ohio’s Voice for Animals
Ohio’s Voice for Animals.

We strive to make Ohio a place where all animals are protected from cruelty, abuse, and neglect.

Statewide Resources
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To help Ohio families and their pets, OAA's Resource Directory puts local resources at your fingertips.

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We lead and collaborate with teams across Ohio to champion humane policy and coexistence with animals deserving of respect and protection.

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An animal compassionate one. We welcome Ohioans looking to turn their compassion into action.

Making a Difference

Pet Assistance Resources

To support struggling families and their pets, we provide valuable resources such as a list of programs designed for seniors and low-income families.

Pet Protection

We advocate for at-risk family members and safety planning for their pet(s) because we recognize a link between animal abuse and family violence.

Wildlife Protection

An opportunity exists for a new approach to learning how we can coexist with wildlife and advocate for protective policies at the state and local level.

Puppy Mills

Puppy mills breed dogs in horrific conditions that often lead to genetic and medical conditions in puppy mills sold through pet stores.

Community Cats

We provide resources and build partnerships to expand opportunities to humanely care for community cats while reducing populations and nuisances.

Adequate Shelter

We educate communities and local officials on the inhumane suffering and public safety concerns by tethering dogs outside.

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Humane Education

The opportunity to build compassion for community, family and animals exists through humane education opportunities.

Breed Discrimination

Breed Discrimination Ordinances demonize a breed of dog irrespective of individual behavior, raise constitutional issues, and fail to increase public safety.


  • 04/11/2024
    Petco Love’s application cycle for the Access to Care Grant is now open! What do you need to know about access to care grant cycle funding? This grant category is designated to increase access to care, reduce economic euthanasia, and the surrender of pets to shelters when families are unable to afford needed vet treatment.Organizations that should apply in this …
  • 04/09/2024
    The Disaster Action Team of the Red Cross in East Central and South Central Ohio reached out to OAA to ask if they can utilize our Statewide Resources lists, including the pet food pantries, to help them in their disaster efforts. OAA is also working to connect local humane leaders in these Ohio counties with the Red Cross. If you …
  • 04/07/2024
    It is always important to keep families and pets together. The bond that forms between pets and their families is strong, supplying unconditional love. That is why advocating for the Pet-Friendly Act is so important! Ohio Animal Advocates helped one family get back together when we stepped in to help Tameka Flamming get Ton Ton, her Siberian Husky, back home. …
  • 04/04/2024
    Sunrise Sanctuary is a non-profit organization that provides a loving and permanent shelter for over 170 formerly abused, neglected, or unwanted farm and companion animals. A generous donor who does not wish to be named has offered to match the first $100,000 they raise for their Legacy Fund. Today is the last day to donate to their Legacy Fundraiser – …
  • 04/03/2024
    KLC and CCN will host its second cross-reporting workshop on 4/24 from 12-1:30 pm! Claire Coughlin, Coordinator of the Animals and Interpersonal Violence Program and Safe Havens for Pets Project at Animal Welfare Institute, will kick off the program by doing a deep dive into child/animal abuse, addressing how animal abuse constitutes emotional abuse of children and how to identify …
  • 04/02/2024
    Action Alert! Support House Bill 379, which will implement the scanning of deceased animals for microchips by employees of the Ohio Department Of Transportation. Each year, countless domestic and wild animals are killed on state highways by motor vehicles. Ohio Department of Transportation road service crew members are tasked with picking up these deceased animals and properly disposing of them. …

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