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.

OAA Donate
Where your support goes.

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

OAA Volunteer
It takes a village.

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.


  • 09/30/2023
    Reminder! Making A Difference 2023: Reimagining Animal Welfare, October 5, in Lexington, $35 for the entire day, including lunch! Register with the link: https://www.eventbrite.com/…/making-a-difference-2023… To our knowledge, the first in our area designed to bring together animal welfare and human services folks to talk about animal and human welfare and working together to help everyone. Our very own Vicki Deisner …
  • 09/29/2023
    Mark your calendars! Show your support October 7th in historic downtown Eaton for the 8th annual Purple Paws: Preble Pets Against Domestic Violence. 🐾 Bring your pet to compete in the Pet Showcase for prizes for “Twinning” (pet and owner lookalikes), Most “Not Dog,” Best Trick, People’s Choice, and Best in Show. This fundraiser benefits Preble County’s only domestic violence …
  • 09/28/2023
    Meet Handsome Mississippi ✨ Mississippi is sweet, shy boy looking for his furever home. He is 3 year old pit bull mix. His favorite things includes car rides, bones, and playing with other dogs. Our OAA intern, Clare, is currently fostering him! Contact Franklin County Dog Shelter for more information about adopting this lovely doggy.
  • 09/27/2023
    A huge thank you to Sunrise Sanctuary for hosting Ohio Animal Advocates’ Real Ohio Tour this past weekend! 🐷 Our members enjoyed learning about the animals who were once abandoned, abused, or neglected and received a second chance at life and a forever home at Sunrise Sanctuary. Look out for our Real Ohio Tour recap video coming out soon!!
  • 09/25/2023
    Zookeepers at Symbio Wildlife park, Sydney create most adorable home video ever seen as they take you on their touching journey of hand rearing tiny Imogen, the Koala joey! Watch this adorable video now using this link
  • 09/20/2023
    Calling all community cat advocates! Are you interested in learning more about TNR? Look no further 🐈 Neighbor Cats and the Community Cats Podcast are hosting a TNR Certification Workshop. Their expert instructors will teach you best practices for Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and colony management. Register now using this link!

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