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.

Tethered Dogs

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.


  • 1/29/2023
    Support Ohio’s Animals from the warm  comfort of your home by participating in the ‘Beat the Winter Blues Auction for the Animals’ hosted by Ohio Animal Foundation! Ohio Animal Foundation provides grants to groups on the ground in Ohio to help wildlife and companion animals. Hurry – the auction ends today!
  • 01/29/2023
    At the last minute of Ohio’s 2022 legislative session, a bill sponsored by Representatives Lanese and Brinkman was amended into Ohio S.B. 164. That amendment would prohibit adulterated pet food, defined as any animal remains from an animal euthanized by an injected drug from being distributed in Ohio.
  • 01/19/2023
    What can you do if you lose a pet? Or you see a stray pet that needs to get out of the freezing weather?  Contact a pet recovery organization. On Christmas Day, a short-haired hound was rescued by Rico Pet Recovery in the German Village area of Columbus, after being out running the neighborhood for a week.  This sweet dog was out in …
  • 01/04/2022
    Governor Mike Dewine signed S.B. 164 into law on 1/3/23, which will enhance felony cruelty penalties, ban the use of gas chambers for pet euthanization in Ohio, and ban the process of using euthanized pets from being put into pet food in Ohio.  The animal welfare community has tried to pass an Ohio law to ban gas chambers for over …
  • 1/01/2023
    Happy New Year animal advocates! In 2023, we will continue to be a voice for animals by effecting systemic change and working toward the humane treatment of all animals. We hope you will join us and consider making a donation to support our efforts this year. Wishing you all a safe and happy 2023!
  • 12/28/2022
    Extra time? We know just the thing! No sew fleece blankets are easy to make and provide shelter dogs with warmth and comfort. Click here for the instructions on how to make your blanket!

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