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.


  • 09/20/2023
    Calling all community cat advocates! Are you interested in learning more about TNR? Look no further 🐈 Neighbor Cats and the Community Cats Podcast are hosting a TNR Certification Workshop. Their expert instructors will teach you best practices for Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and colony management. Register now using this link!
  • 09/18/2023
    Discarded, because her puppies had a high mortality rate, a 5-pound Yorkshire terrier got an early reprieve from life on a mill at just 5 years old. One of few mills with a relationship with a rescue, this lucky lady was picked up by A Tail to Tell, fostered, vetted, and placed in a loving home with a family experienced …
  • 09/16/2023
    We are excited to introduce ✨ Isabella Petrus, 2023 Autumn Nonprofit Intern ✨ Welcome Isabella to our team! Isabella is currently a senior at the Ohio State University studying Public Policy with a specialization in Education Policy! In her free time, she enjoys reading and taking her family dog, Cooper, to the beach. We are excited for you to be …
  • 09/15/2023
    Many people who experience domestic violence do not want to leave without their pets. Animals are an integral part of a family, and many don’t want to leave them behind. That is why it is so important to make a Pet Plan:1. Establish Pet Custody- Take steps to prove pet custody of your pets, including registrations and vaccinations in your …
  • 09/14/2023
    The Ohio Department of Agriculture has continuously failed to control the abusive puppy mill industry here in Ohio. That is why Ohio Animal Advocates is asking our supporters to contact Governor Mike DeWine, the only person who has legal authority over ODA. We need YOU to hold puppy mill breeders accountable for their egregious animal abuse violations. Write to Governor …
  • 09/13/2023
    Register today for this FREE educational webinar on community cats 🐈 In recent years, more and more shelters have adopted Return-to-Field (RTF) programs. Instead of euthanizing healthy community cats (whether feral, friendly or otherwise), the shelter will spay or neuter, eartip and vaccinate, then return the cat back to where he was found. This free webinar will cover the policies …

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