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League for Animal Welfare

The League for Animal Welfare is a voluntary, nonprofit, humane organization chartered in 1949. The League for Animal Welfare, which has operated as a no-kill shelter since 1964, is dedicated to bettering the lives of companion animals in the Greater Cincinnati area by providing shelter, adoption, public education, and spay/neuter programs.

The League for Animal Welfare receives no government support. All programs are financed solely by donations, membership, contributions, and fundraisers. Except for a small paid shelter staff, all efforts are carried out by volunteers. All contributions made to the League are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Hours:

  • It takes approximately 60 - 90 minutes to complete a dog adoption.
  • Approximately 30 - 45 minutes to complete a cat adoption. 
  • Please plan your visit accordingly.
  • Mon-closed   
  • Tues-10 to 4:30    
  • Wed-10 to 6 
  • Thurs-closed     
  • Fri-10 to 7        
  • Sat and Sun - 10 to 4:30    

Directions:

  • From I-275, exit at Batavia - Rt. 32.
  • Go East on Rt. 32 for approximately 3 miles (past the car dealers and The Tractor Supply Company).
  • At the third stoplight, take a right on Old 74 (there will be a Speedway on the corner).
  • Follow Old 74 to Armstrong Rd. and turn right onto Armstrong.
  • Follow Armstrong until the road ends at Taylor (about 3/4 mile).
  • Turn left onto Taylor Rd. and we are the first driveway on the right.

Matching People to Pets

When you see the animal you want to adopt, please call or visit the shelter to get more information.  Adoptions must be completed at our shelter.  When you come in, we'll ask you some questions about your family, lifestyle, housing situation, and current expectations so that our staff can best match your needs with our great shelter residents.

Pet Adoption Policies

Dog Adoptions

  • $75 fee for dogs that have been spayed/neutered.
  • All dogs have been vet-checked, have appropriate vaccines, and have been heartworm tested.
  • All dogsolder than 10 weeks of age have been spayed or neutered. There is a $25 deposit payable at time of adoption for unspayed/unneutered puppies. This deposit is refunded upon proof of spay/neuter after adoption.
  • It takes approximately 60 - 90 minutes to complete a dog adoption.  Please plan your visit accordingly.
  • If you adopt an animal from LFAW you can have 90-minute complimentary session with Donna their animal trainer.

Cat Adoptions

  • $60 fee for cats that have been spayed/neutered
  • All cats are tested for feline leukemia and feline AIDS, and are vet-checked and vaccinated.
  • We spay/neuter all the shelter felines at 10 weeks of age.
  • If you select a kitten that is too young to have been spayed or neutered, there is a $40 deposit payable at time of adoption. This deposit is refunded upon proof of spay/neuter after adoption.
  • It takes approximately 30 - 45 minutes to complete a cat adoption.  Please plan your visit accordingly.
  • If you adopt an animal from LFAW you can have 90-minute complimentary session with Donna their animal trainer.

Donations

The League for Animal Welfare is a 501(c)(3) organization and therefore all donations are tax-deductible. There are three different ways you can make a donation to the shelter.

Online:

Visit Network for Good to make an online donation.

Mail:

Mail a check to:
League for Animal Welfare
P.O. Box 30229
Cincinnati, OH 45230

Phone:
Call (513) 735-2299 to make a donation over the phone with your MasterCard or Visa.

Our Funds

There are different types of funds to which you can donate.

General Fund
Money donated to the general fund is used for necessary expenses such as food, vet expenses, cleaning supplies, and utilities.

Spay/Neuter Fund
This fund helps low-income pet owners pay for the spay/neuter surgery.

My Last Hope Fund
All money is specifically used for the medical expenses of these special animals.

Other Contributions

There are other ways you can make a donation to the League for Animal Welfare.

  • Consider the League in your estate planning. Ask your financial advisor about the tax advantages of donating appreciated assets or establishing a charitable remainder trust.
  • Check out our Wish Listand see what supplies are needed at the shelter.
  • Become a League for Animal Welfare member.
  • Purchase a $2 Kroger gift card from the League and reload the card with additional value when you shop at Kroger.  Every time the League reaches $5,000 or more in reloads, we earn 4% of the total amount.  The gift card can also be used at Kroger fuel centers.  The more you reload your card, the more money we can earn!  To purchase a gift card, either stop by the League or mail $2 with your address and a note that you would like to purchase a Kroger card

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