We strive to make Ohio a place where all animals are protected from cruelty, abuse, and neglect.
We lead and collaborate with teams across Ohio to champion humane policy and coexistence with animals deserving of respect and protection.
An animal compassionate one. We welcome Ohioans looking to turn their compassion into action.
Making a Difference
Fundamental change can be accomplished only through the collaborative efforts of diverse groups who come together to work on innovative solutions.
Systemic change happens when communities learn to enhance the human-animal bond, improve safety, and increase their compassion for animals.
OAA Resource Directory
When resources are critical to action and advocacy, it is important to have a source for statewide connections that help Ohio and Ohio animals.
To support struggling families and their pets, we provide valuable resources such as a list of programs designed for seniors and low-income families.
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.
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.
- 06/13/2021OAA welcomes aboard two new advisors! Kristina Allwood, a social worker with Ohio’s University Consortium for Child and Adult Protective Services, will assist us with work on the link between animal and human violence. Niki Williams, a co-founder of RESCUEDohio – a foster network for unwanted and abandoned dogs, and a Financial Analyst at Asset Strategies Group, will help us with …
- 06/08/2021OAA’s Board member Krista Hyme, a kindergarten teacher at Johnnycake Corners Elementary in the Olentangy School District, is leading a Kind Kids Program this summer session. The focus of the program is to help kids see they can have a voice in helping people and animals in their community. The kids will hear from the Humane Society of Delaware County, Columbus …
- 06/03/2021Cicadas aren’t poisonous or toxic to dogs, however, cicadas have a hard exoskeleton that can be difficult to digest if your dog gorges himself – causing an upset stomach, vomiting, and diarrhea. Also, consider if you’ve sprayed any chemicals over areas where cicadas have been underground. The best advice for your pup? Try to keep your dog away from opportunities …
- 06/01/2021What we don’t know about lost pets can hurt them. Maddie’s Fund recently posted on their site an updated article by Kat Albrecht-Thiessen, a police detective, and trainer turned pet detective, that covers everything you need to know from how lost pets behave, where to look, resources to utilize, and more. Read the article to view the five key principles, …
- 05/27/2021OAA welcomes aboard our new Board member Jessica Doogan! Jessica is a practicing attorney and has spent significant time advocating and volunteering for the homeless population and issues related to domestic violence and child welfare. Jessica has worked on various community projects including food pantries, addiction services, leadership programs for underprivileged youth, and workshops and programs for the homeless.
- 5/25/2021Sign up for the next Neighborhood Cats TNR Certification Workshop, to be held online Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 2:00–4:30 p.m. For just $10, expert instructors will teach you best practices for Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and colony management in these monthly sessions. The workshop will cover getting along with neighbors, preparations for trapping, trapping itself (including entire colonies at once), feeding, …