No animals are adopted outside of Ohio. All companion animals adopted from the Ohio SPCA are spayed or neutered unless physical condition or medical circumstances prevent the surgery.
Who We Are
"Teaching Awareness, Respect, and Kindness"
Every humane organization dreams of the day when cruelty to animals can be reduced to the point of elimination. The Ohio Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Inc., the Ohio SPCA, was formed in 1983 to help bring this dream to reality through humane education. Ohio SPCA has two main goals as its purpose. One, to extend to present and future generations humane education, which will lead to an awareness of the need for people to be responsible and kind stewards over animals. Second, to intercede on behalf of animals and bring about change to situations and practices in which cruelty, neglect, or unnecessary suffering exists.
Those of us involved in Ohio SPCA believe that many people are unaware of inhumane practices and the suffering that many animals are forced to endure. No one likes to talk about pain, suffering, and death, but change can't take place unless the facts are presented to the public. Adults and children must be educated about problems such as pet overpopulation, factory farming, and animal experimentation. Once they know and understand what has been hidden from them, a percentage of these people will at least speak out against the inhumanity or actively decide to help. For example, a pet owner will decide to spay or neuter their dog or cat. Another individual will decide to stop eating veal. Someone else will look for cruelty-free products when shopping. In a class of students, perhaps one child will remember the message and not only carry it home, but throughout life with them.
Some individuals are not ignorant, yet they simply do not care. We continue to try and reach their closed minds and hearts. Whatever you learn from our web site, pass it on to a friend or family member.
Become an Ohio SPCA volunteer! No matter where you live, you can become a part of our volunteer team. There are a zillion ways you can help us, whether in the trenches or from the comfort of your own home.
Become a Member of the Ohio SPCA. Visit our website at www.OhioSPCA.org to become a member. We rely on members for support. You can also help us by signing up your Kroger Plus card on-line * Register online at krogercommunityrewards.com * Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up. * If a member does not yet have a Kroger Plus card, please let them know that they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger. * Click on Sign In/Register * Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box. * Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions * You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email. * Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step. * Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number. * Update or confirm your information. * Enter NPO number or name of organization, select organization from list and click on confirm. * To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page. * REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s). * Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 877-576-7587 to get your Kroger Plus card number. * Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.
Ohio SPCA has taken the lead role in dog pound reform in the State of Ohio. We have enjoyed many victories, yet have much work is to be done. Visit our website to see how we make a difference in counties that are operating substandard dog pounds operations in Ohio. Common problems include home-made gas boxes, filthy environments and staffing. We try to work with those and offer education and solutions. When that fails, we are forced to educate them through the court system. Presently, the majority of the counties in Ohio no longer gas, however we will not rest until the last one is closed and disassembled.
Ohio is pretty infamous nationwide and throughout the world as being one of the most critical states to get animals rescued from, This, in part, is due to lack of respect, ancient laws and the lack of mandatory spaying/neutering. Cruelty to animals is not a felony in Ohio, as it is in most other states. Sanctions often are little more than a slap on the wrist.
Our farm is home to a minimum of 100 animals at any given time. Some will live out the rest of their lives at the sanctuary, the cast offs of "society". They include companion animals as well as farm animals.
Together we can make a difference!
Our emergency medical funds have been depleted. Your donation is needed now more than ever. You can use the Paypal donation button on our website or contact our office. We are the Ohio SPCA, we do not receive financial assistance from the large organizations such as ASPCA based in NY or HSUS based in D.C. If you wish to help Ohio animals, then please join our efforts.