Call (513) 541-6100 if you see a pet in trouble or to report a lost dog.
*Please note! To report an emergency or an animal cruelty situation, please CALL instead of emailing so we can respond to the situation as quickly as possible. Call (513) 541-6100 between 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. and (513) 825-2280 after 6 p.m.
Owner of the sixty-six Gilsey Street dogs, Harold Alexander, who also goes by the name Latoisha Alexander, pleaded guilty to all forty-three animal cruelty charges. Alexander was sentenced to ten days in jail, three years probation, 100 hours of community service, and $108,898 in restitution. Watch the courtroom footage from our friends at LOCAL 12, WKRC-TV.
SPCA Cincinnati would like people to know what the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says about avoiding dog attacks. Below are a list of recommendations from the CDC for dog attack prevention.
- Realistically evaluate environment and lifestyle and consult with a professional (e.g., veterinarian, animal behaviorist, or responsible breeder) to determine suitable breeds of dogs for consideration.
- Dogs with histories of aggression are inappropriate in households with children.
- Be sensitive to cues that a child is fearful or apprehensive about a dog and, if so, delay acquiring a dog.
- Spend time with a dog before buying or adopting it. Use caution when bringing a dog or puppy into the home of an infant or toddler.
- Spay/neuter virtually all dogs (this frequently reduces aggressive tendencies).
- Never leave infants or young children alone with any dog.
- Properly socialize and train any dog entering the household. Teach the dog submissive behaviors (e.g., rolling over to expose abdomen and relinquishing food without growling).
- Immediately seek professional advice (e.g., from veterinarians, animal behaviorists, or responsible breeders) if the dog develops aggressive or undesirable behaviors.
- Do not play aggressive games with your dog (e.g., wrestling).
Teach children basic safety around dogs and review regularly:
- Never approach an unfamiliar dog.
- Never run from a dog and scream.
- Remain motionless when approached by an unfamiliar dog (e.g., “be still like a tree”).
- If knocked over by a dog, roll into a ball and lie still (e.g., “be still like a log”).
- Never play with a dog unless supervised by an adult.
- Immediately report stray dogs or dogs displaying unusual behavior to an adult.
- Avoid direct eye contact with a dog.
- Do not disturb a dog who is sleeping, eating, or caring for puppies.
- Do not pet a dog without allowing it to see and sniff you first.
- If bitten, immediately report the bite to an adult.
Come visit our NEW retail shop at the Sharonville Humane Center
on Saturdays from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.! All proceeds benefit the
medical treatment and supplies for our animals.
SPCA Adoption fees lowest ever!
$20 for dogs and $10 for cats
Come find your forever friend today!
SPCA Cincinnati is open the following hours:
Monday - Friday Noon to 6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday Noon to 5 p.m.
has two animal adoption locations:
3949 Colerain Avenue 11900 Conrey Road