It was important to My Furry Valentine to promote adoption as the best option, but also to educate pet owners about the issues that surround the rescue community and its animals. The following list of animal advocate groups will have a section at the event, so please stop by and talk to their amazing volunteers that donate their time to promoting these excellent causes and encouraging others to join their efforts.
The Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry provides pet food assistance to low income pet owners in the Greater Cincinnati area. Our mission is to keep pets with their families and out of shelters.
The Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry is a program run by the Cincinnati-based animal rescue, Recycled Doggies. Recycled Doggies focuses on saving dogs from death row at local animal shelters and finding them new homes. However, in addition to saving the dogs already in shelters, Recycled Doggies wants to be part of the solution by preventing family pets from being given up to shelters in the first place. Recycled Doggies hopes to bring awareness to the effect that the economy is having on pet owners in our area by offering pet food assistance to help keep pets with their families and out of shelters and off the streets.
Our mission is to give Military members peace of mind concerning their pets when it’s time to deploy by proving them with ability to find people willing to help them.
The National Canine Cancer Foundation is dedicated to eliminating Cancer as a major health issue in dogs by funding grants directly to Cancer researchers working to save dogs lives by finding cures, better treatments and accurate, cost effective diagnostic methods in dealing with Canine Cancer.
Together, WE Are The Cure!
Ohio Voters For Companion Animals seeks to advance the humane and responsible treatment of Ohio’s companion animals through education, grassroots advocacy and legislative engagement.
Our mission is to increase the engagement of the Ohio animal community in public policy and to elect officials who believe that all companion animals should be treated humanely and that deliberate acts of cruelty to companion animals are not acceptable in a civilized society.
Paws and the Law organization came about after the sudden, tragic death of my golden retriever, Bailey.
What happened to Bailey could happen to your companion animal. My much-loved, golden retriever swallowed a piece of material and, in my opinion, suffered a terrible, needless death because of the incorrect care of his veterinarians. After losing Bailey, I have made it my mission to change Ohio laws to ensure public trust in the standard of care in veterinary hospitals and to strengthen the laws for companion animal protection and care.
Tripawds is your three legged dog and cat resource and help center. This is an international community of support for sharing your story and learning from others about amputation for dogs, canine osteosarcoma or other cancers, and loving life on three legs.
On our website, you will find valuable information about canine cancer, health, nutrition and info on harnesses, fitness gear and other gear that can help three-legged dogs and cats.
A Tripawds blog is the best way to share your pup’s story, and give hope and inspawration to new Tripawd pawrents who are scared and looking for help. Join Tripawds today to become part of the largest online community of three-legged dog blogs. FREE membership includes full access to our discussion forums and a live chat room with people who have “walked in your shoes.”
To coordinate, educate and train volunteers to prepare for and respond to any local, area, natural and manmade disasters in the 31 designated counties of the Cincinnati tri-state area . When activated, we will provide temporary care and shelter for any impacted animals, thus reducing public health hazards and expediting the evacuation of animal owners.
UCAN offers low-cost spay/neuter for Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana. UCAN’s vision is a world in which every cat and dog lives to find a loving home.
In 2005, the UCAN board began researching how UCAN could expand its reach and impact. After two years, thousands of volunteer hours and a successful capital campaign, the UCAN Nonprofit Spay Neuter Clinic opened its doors. Since that date, April 16, 2007, the clinic has provided over 47,000 spay/neuter surgeries, providing care for animals that might otherwise not have received it.
UCAN’s mission is to provide professional, low-cost spay/neuter services to end the unnecessary deaths of homeless cats and dogs in shelters in Greater Cincinnati and surrounding counties.
Vested Interest and the Pet Connection & Rescue Show have partnered to raise funds to provide ballistic vests for K9s throughout our Tri-State area (Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana). In most cases law enforcement agencies do not have budgets to provide vests for their four legged K9 officers. To date, in 2013, 17 K9s have lost their lives in the line of duty in the U.S.A.
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) non-profit fundraising organization dedicated to providing bullet and stab protective vests for law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. VIK9s exclusively offers a state of the art bullet and stab protective vest, made in the United States, that offers ultimate protection for the K9. Each vest costs $950.00 and has a retail value of $2,800.00. The vest has a 5-year warranty. For more information on VIK9s and the vests provided, please visit www.vik9s.org.
Currently, our goal is to raise $3,800.00 to provide protective vests for four K9s in the Tri-State area. If we surpass our goal, those funds will go toward vests for other K9s in our area. These dogs are out there protecting our community every day, so time is of the essence. Thank you for your help. Every donation, big or small, will make a difference.
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care offers many Volunteer Opportunities! Paw-Pals is a portion of our program that recruits Dogs, Cats, etc. and their Human Companions to visit VITAS patients in residential facilities, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and inpatient settings. VITAS invites friendly and well-behaved pets to join the Paw Pals program, in which animals and their humans learn how to visit patients at the end of life. A registered VITAS Paw Pals visitor can offer comfort, bring back memories, encourage activity and provide unconditional love to VITAS patients. Put your dog to work by joining VITAS Paw-Pals!
For more info contact: Jill Grissom at 513-742-7429 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, February 14th &
Sunday, February 15th
Sharonville Convention Center
11355 Chester Road
Cincinnati, OH 45246