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Ohio’s Voice for Animals.

We strive to make Ohio a place where all animals are protected from cruelty, abuse, and neglect.

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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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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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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.


  • 02/22/2024
    As the veterinary community seeks effective ways to address cat overpopulation, supporting the Feline Fix by Five (FFF) campaign emerges as a key strategy. Spearheaded by Esther Mechler and endorsed by Dr. Philip Bushby, this initiative advocates for spaying and neutering kittens at the age of 5 months or earlier. Here are five compelling reasons why veterinarians should rally behind …
  • 02/21/2024
    This is your last chance to sign up for our FREE virtual workshop this Saturday, 2/24, from noon to 4pm EST! ???? This workshop will provide community cat advocates with lifesaving TNR models that can be replicated in their own communities! If you cannot make it for the live webinar, no worries! Sign-up and you will receive a recording to …
  • 02/18/2024
    Families in British Columbia, Canada, going through separation or divorce will be able to take advantage of changes coming to family law in the province. In the past, the factors that determined who kept a family pet were the same as those for dividing up any other kind of property. These changes mean other determining factors will now be used, …
  • 02/16/2025
    A stunning image of a young polar bear drifting to sleep on an iceberg, by British amateur photographer Nima Sarikhani, has won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award. “His thought-provoking image is a stark reminder of the integral bond between an animal and its habitat and serves as a visual representation of the detrimental impacts of climate …
  • 02/15/2024
    Mark your calendars for February 28th from noon to 1:30 EST for the Safer Together: Cross-Reporting for Humane and Human Services webinar! Phil Arkow with the National Link Coalition is one of the best speakers on the link between animal abuse and domestic violence. This seminar will provide the building blocks on the link for social services, family and child …
  • 02/14/2024
    Happy Valentine’s Day from the pets of the Ohio Animal Advocates team! Make sure to give your pets some extra love on this special day!! ????

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