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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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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.

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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.


  • 11/29/2023
    OAA’s Executive Director, Vicki Deisner, was interviewed yesterday by Spectrum News 1’s Mindy Drayer!Deisner discussed the importance of supporting animal welfare organizations this #givingtuesday! Watch OAA’s feature to learn more about our program areas and work to make Ohio a place free from animal cruelty and neglect. You can access the interview clip here! We raised $3,345.93 with your support …
  • 11/28/2023
    Today is the Day! Help us continue our mission to advocate for the animals this #givingtuesday! We are already halfway to our goal of $4,000 this Giving Tuesday. Please consider donating and becoming a member of Ohio Animal Advocates.Your support helps our non-profit continue our advocacy. This past year we have hosted two community cat summits in conjunction with Together …
  • 11/27/2023
    Get a head start on #GivingTuesday! People can show their generosity in a variety of ways during GivingTuesday – whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to causes, every act of generosity counts. We kindly ask that your generosity this year include a donation to OAA, so we can continue to be Ohio’s voice …
  • 11/26/2023
    Mark your calendars for our OAA Annual Board Meeting on December 9th from 11am to noon!! We cannot wait to recap all of our amazing work from this past year. Our amazing team has put together a recap of all of our 2023 Real Ohio Tours to showcase the great sanctuaries around Ohio! All of our supporters are welcome to …
  • 11/25/2023
    Get ready for #givingtuesday! 🐕 GivingTuesday is a global movement for generosity. This GivingTuesday, Ohio Animal Advocates kindly asks you to support our mission to provide a voice for the voiceless. Every day, we work to eliminate animal cruelty and neglect in Ohio. Support our work to change the lives of thousands of animals by becoming an OAA member today!
  • 11/24/2023
    The Columbus Humane Society’s new Essential Care Center debuted earlier this year, which includes a pet food pantry, low-cost veterinary care, and veterinary workforce development. This center opened to ensure that everyone in Franklin County has access to the care necessary to help their pets. In the few months since its opening, the Pet Food Pantry has become an amazing …

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