Events

Tails on the Trail 2022

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Fur Ball 2022 Sponsors

Bark in the Park

Golf Outing

18th Annual Charity Golf Outing

The SPCA Cincinnati thanks AAA/Bob Sumerel Tire and Service for their outstanding commitment to animal welfare in the Greater Cincinnati area. Their team is so generous with their time, supporting our organization year after year. The 18th Annual Golf Outing hosted by AAA Bob Sumerel was a tremendous success, despite the challenges of COVID-19. We thank Jim for hand delivering the donation check of $10,930 which will aid in the care for thousands of pets that come through SPCA doors annually.
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Disco Infurno Save the Date

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 Consider a donation today, you can still contribute!

Fur Ball 2022 Trip Raffle

A video about our Mission:

Celebrate the love and support of our community and the animals who live there by joining the SPCA Cincinnati's long-awaited in-person return to Tails on the Trail Dog Walk on Saturday, October 15! Registration is at 9 a.m., and the Walk begins at 10 a.m. You can sign up RIGHT NOW, just click here!

How can you help us raise money for our animals beyond the registration fee, you ask? The magic starts with you, by asking friends, family, and co-workers to donate in your name. It's very easy to gather pledges online. After you register, ask your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors to donate in your name here (make sure they select your name in the first step for you to get full credit for the pledge). 

Also, our "pup-ular" Costume Contest is back again this year and we absolutely cannot wait to see all of your costumes! You can also form a fundraising “pack” made up of your friends, family, and co-workers to raise the most money and win the grand prize. Raise over $100 to become an “Animal Advocate Leader” and receive a special paw lapel pin to commemorate your contribution.

All registered participants will receive a swag bag with items from our great donors and supporters.

T-Shirts are now on sale! All proceeds go to our animals, so click here to order.

If you have questions or are interested in being a vendor or a sponsor at Tails on the Trail 2022, we'd love to hear from you! Please contact Megan Roberson, Donor Events Manager at (513) 426-2216 or mroberson@spcacincinnati.org.

The Cincinnati Reds' dog-loving games are always a fun time for fans, both furry and human!

The Bark in the Park 2022 season is over, but stay tuned for information about the 2023 season. 

Fur Ball 2022
Totes side by side

Team Cat is the winner! The Cats edged out the Dogs by just a hair...

We cannot thank you enough.
 Our 26th Adopt-A-Pet Fund was Saturday, February 12th and because of you and our wonderful sponsors, we raised $48,507 this year! We also adopted out 12 dogs, 9 cats, and 1 rabbit!

Didn't get a chance to watch the Adopt-A-Pet Fund Show and donate? No worries, you can still donate to the Adopt-A-Pet Fund by clicking the red donation button below. 

If you have any questions about the Adopt-A-Pet Fund or other SPCA Cincinnati events, please contact Trent Owens, Donor Relations Event Manager, 513-426-2216 or towens@spcacincinnati.org 

Once again, a HUGE thank you to all our Adopt-A-Pet Fund 2022 sponsors for helping to make our 26th Adopt-A-Pet Fund Show possible!

Presenting Sponsor - IAMS™

We are proud to have IAMS™, a MARS brand, for yet another year of sponsorship and support of shelter pets across our great city. They have been a valued partner for the past two decades and are our Presenting Fur Ball Sponsor for 2022. Their dedication, support, and commitment to donating truckloads of dog and cat food over the years has helped provide critical nutrition and answered the needs of our shelters for tens of thousands of animals in our care. Marie Catanzaro of IAMS™ serves on the SPCA Cincinnati Board of Trustees.

Only 500 Tickets Sold! 

1 Raffle Ticket $75 or 2 for $100

Dear Friends,

The dancing... the lights of the disco ball...  the music... your far-out outfits! And your generosity. Wow.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Because of your generosity and compassion, the 
SPCA Cincinnati has raised $385,000 to save more animals' lives! 


From our loyal sponsors to our dedicated board members, volunteers, and YOU, we thank you all for your commitment to our cause. Huge thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, IAMS™, and our Platinum Sponsor, Swiffer for making Fur Ball: Disco InFURno possible. Thanks to all our Fur Ball 2021 sponsors for helping to make the 
SPCA Cincinnati’s 19th Annual Fur Ball, Disco InFURno at the Sharonville Convention Center one of the best ever. A very special thank you to Prestige AV & Creative Services for helping us bring this party to life! Thanks to our media partners, Local 12 WKRC-TV, and 103.5 WGRR for being steadfast friends and supporters of ours. And once again, we can't thank Local 12's Adam Clements enough! He did a "far out" job as our host. Right on, man! 
 

    SAVE THE DATE FOR NEXT YEAR'S GALA!
    CELEBRATE OUR 20th ANNUAL FUR BALL
    SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2022

 

We hope to see you all again next year for the 20th Anniversary of the Fur Ball! Save the date of April 30, 2022 and stay tuned for more details as we plan another magical evening for you and the animals we care for...

Warm Regards,

Mike Retzlaff
Interim President & CEO

 

Platinum Sponsor - Swiffer

We are proud to have Swiffer as our Fur Ball 2022 Platinum Sponsor. Since 1999, Swiffer has become a favorite cleaning companion. From Swiffer WetJet to Swiffer Dusters, Swiffer is used in more than 50 million households around the world. They are a valued supporter of SPCA Cincinnati and friend of animals.

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IAMS™

We are proud to have IAMS™, a MARS brand, for yet another year of sponsorship and support of shelter pets across our great city. They have been a valued partner of the SPCA Cincinnati for the past two decades sponsoring our Adopt-A-Pet Fund, Fur Ball, and others. Their dedication, support, and commitment to donating truckloads of dog and cat food over the years has helped provide critical nutrition and answered the needs of our shelters for tens of thousands of animals in our care.

Drawing ends April 30, 2022 at the Fur Ball Gala.

Winner need not be present to win.

Must be 18 to enter

All trips are for two (2) people

Airfare not included. Please check trip description for more details

One Lucky Winner selects one (1) trip from seven (7) amazing options!

 

Dear Friends,

It was, to sum up, magnifiqueElegant, extravagant, and just amazing, our 20th Anniversary of the Fur Ball Gala: Pets in Paris on April 30, 2022 was one for the books. From the music to the Champs-Élysées to the fashion and our furry friends who we do all of this for, it was an absolutely beautiful evening.

Most of all, I am overwhelmed by everyone's support. THANK YOU. Because of your generosity and compassion, the 
SPCA Cincinnati has raised $482,632 to save more animals' lives, our most successful Fur Ball in 20 years! Check out our Facebook page for more pictures!

From our loyal sponsors to our dedicated board members, volunteers, staff, and YOU, we thank you all for your commitment to our cause. Huge thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, IAMS™, and our Platinum Sponsor, Swiffer for making Fur Ball: Pets in Paris possible. Thanks to all our Fur Ball 2022 sponsors for helping to make Saturday's Fur Ball at the Sharonville Convention Center one of the best ever. A very special thank you to Prestige AV & Creative Services for helping us bring the streets of Paris to life! Thanks to our media partners, Local 12 WKRC-TV, 103.5 WGRR, and La Mega 97.7 FM for being steadfast friends and supporters of ours. And once again, Local 12's Adam Clements did an absolutely amazing job as Master of Ceremonies. We truly appreciate your friendship.

Before I wrap this up, I want to remind everyone to mark their calendar...
 

    SAVE THE DATE FOR NEXT YEAR'S GALA!
    CELEBRATE OUR 21st ANNUAL FUR BALL
    SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2023
 

We hope to see you all again next spring! Save the date of April 29, 2023 and stay tuned for more details as we plan another magical evening for you and the animals we care for...

Merci beaucoup! 

Mike Retzlaff
President & CEO

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Gilligan Company

Our deepest gratitude to Gilligan Company, for their sponsorship and commitment to animal welfare, ensuring the SPCA Cincinnati's animals are ready for adoption and will find their furever homes! Gilligan Company employs over 1,400 men and women in Ohio and Kentucky. They have GOCO convenience stores, fuel brands such as Shell, and over 50 restaurants including Dunkin' and Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits.

Special Friend - Schiff Insurance

There has been a Schiff family member involved with the SPCA Cincinnati for nearly 50 years. Currently, that member is Tom Schiff, a recipient of the PB Johnston Humane Care award and a long-time member of the SPCA Cincinnati Board of Trustees. Tom has been a generous contributor and friend to staff and furry friends. There isn’t an event he does not support, even helping design a special event recognizing donors in his own home.

Special Friend - Sharonville Convention Center

The Sharonville Convention Center is Cincinnati’s premier facility for sustainable, world-class meetings, conventions, banquets, trade shows, and public events. The Center offers contemporary meeting spaces and unparalleled customer service, as well as an award-winning catering team and menus prepared by a renowned chef. The SPCA Cincinnati Fur Ball has been held at the beautiful Sharonville Convention Center for many years and we are proud to have them as a Sponsor of Fur Ball 2022.

Executive Transportation

It is an honor to have Executive Transportation as an Adopt-A-Pet Sponsor. A friend to the SPCA Cincinnati, Executive Transportation Service is the premier ground transportation company in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. Since its inception in 1961, Executive Transportation has been a family-owned and operated business and is now a third-generation company.

Judy Recker

We are pleased to have Judy Recker as an Adopt-A-Pet Sponsor. She is also a loyal friend to animals and has been an SPCA Cincinnati Trustee for many years. An experienced and successful realtor with Sibcy Cline, Judy has over 44 years of experience and over $900 million in career sales. She is consistently a leader in sales and listings. We are very grateful for her expertise and kindness.

Special Friend - USI Insurance

Tom Chatham, the SPCA Cincinnati Board Chair is actively involved in raising awareness among his business colleagues as to the importance of supporting the plight of homeless and unwanted animals entrusted to our care. Tom has been known as a matchmaker - finding humans for pets who need homes! USI Insurance has been a generous supporter of our events over the years.

Pete Kambelos, M.D., Pierce Township Trustee

We are grateful to have Dr. Kambelos of Seven Hills Medical Arts, Inc. as an Adopt-A-Pet Fund Sponsor. He is a devoted, long-time friend of the SPCA Cincinnati and a proud fur parent to five frisky kitties and three good doggies.

Gold Sponsor - Enerfab

Founded in 1901 and headquartered in Cincinnati, Enerfab has become an industry leader in providing fabrication, construction, and maintenance services within the utility and heavy industrial markets. The SPCA Cincinnati is grateful to have Enerfab as an invaluable partner. Their continued support allows our shelter to save more animals’ lives every single day. We are honored to have them as a Gold Sponsor of Fur Ball 2022.

Gold Sponsor - Gorilla Glue Company

The Ragland family has owned Gorilla Glue® for over 20 years. They are wonderful supporters of our animals and friends, with Joelle Ragland serving on our Board.  We are honored to have them as Gold Sponsors for the SPCA Cincinnati Fur Ball 2022.

La Mega 97.7FM

Our friends at La Mega 97.7FM have been wonderful supporters of the SPCA Cincinnati and our animals. We appreciate their support of our 2022 Adopt-A-Pet Fund. La Mega's presence is broad and reflective of a diverse Latino community, from regional Mexican to urban Latino, pop, rock, salsa to other Tropical varieties. Provocative talk/news, community segments, sports, and more. La Mega Media operates the only Hispanic radio stations in the State of Ohio and has been servicing the local Hispanic communities with 24-hour Spanish programming since 2004.

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Local 12

It would be hard to find a more loyal, supportive, and generous friend to SPCA Cincinnati than that of Local 12, Cincinnati’s CBS affiliate television station. Since 1988, SPCA staff have brought dogs and cats into the homes of hundreds of thousands of viewers annually to promote their adoption and the continued support of animal welfare through our annual Adopt-a-Pet Fund telethon. The hundreds of thousands of dollars raised through the telethon have supported our efforts to care for unwanted and homeless animals in the Tri-State.

Gold Sponsor - Midmark

Since their start in 1915, Midmark has developed into the leading solutions provider of medical, dental, and veterinary care environments. They believe that better care starts with a better-designed care environment and it’s this attention to design that has enabled them to transform the clinical care environment for the betterment of all. The SPCA Cincinnati is proud to have them as a Fur Ball 2022 Gold Sponsor.

 

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WGRR-FM

Being Married with Microphones allows Chris O’Brien and his wife, Janeen Coyle together to talk about one of their most precious causes, animal welfare. Adopted pet owners themselves, their care and concern for animals shines through every Wednesday morning during “Franks Friends,” one of the most popular radio segments in the Tri-State. Frank was a Pug-not just any Pug, just ask Janeen who wrote a children’s book about him. Frank passed away and within weeks, SPCA Cincinnati had found his earthly successor, Tank. Janeen and Tank are inseparable, as is our relationship with this fun-loving and supportive couple who rarely turn down a request to emcee, judge a contest or present an award at our special events.

Gold Sponsor - UBS Executive Wealth Partners

The SPCA Cincinnati is grateful to have UBS Executive Wealth Partners as a Fur Ball 2022 Gold Sponsor. Accessing the sophisticated resources of UBS Private Wealth Management, they deliver a tailored plan that integrates all of your complex investing, planning, and financing priorities. No matter what you seek to accomplish with your wealth, their team offers a seasoned perspective and proactive problem-solving. UBS Executive Wealth Partners hopes to be the one financial resource you'll ever need for trusted financial advice and the right path toward your goals.

Gold Sponsor - Zevo

Zevo's diverse team of experts and scientists used their advanced understanding of insect biology, behavior, and environment to develop bug killer sprays that target nerve receptors vital in bugs, not people or pets. They understand that the safety of all of our pets at the SPCA Cincinnati is of utmost importance. Our friends at Zevo are a Gold Sponsor of Fur Ball 2022.

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Alpaugh Family Foundation

Silver Sponsor - The Alpaugh Foundation

Peter Alpaugh of The Alpaugh Family Foundation has served on the SPCA Cincinnati’s Board of Trustees for many years. He and his wife Vicki are true devotees of animals everywhere, with a penchant for cats. We are grateful for our long-standing friendship with the Alpaughs and for their Fur Ball 2022 Silver Sponsorship.

Silver Sponsor - Dunkin'

It is an honor to have Dunkin' as a Fur Ball 2022 Silver Sponsor. Chris Zimmerman, who serves on our Board of Trustees, is Chief Operating Officer of the Gilligan Company which owns and operates Dunkin’ stores in Cincinnati, Dayton, and Columbus. The Zimmerman Family has always been eager to extend a hand for the SPCA Cincinnati's animals (and many boxes of donuts)! Founded in 1950, Dunkin' is the world's leading baked goods and coffee chain, serving more than 3 million customers each and every day. Offering 50+ varieties of donuts, they also offer dozens of premium beverages, bagels, breakfast sandwiches, and other baked goods.

Silver Sponsor - Jeff Wyler Automotive Family

The Jeff Wyler Automotive Family represents 35 automobile franchises across 3 states. They provide a vast selection of new and used vehicles, exceptional car care and customer service with a smile! The SPCA Cincinnati is honored to have Jeff Wyler Automotive Family as a Silver Sponsor of our 2022 Fur Ball.

Silver Sponsor - Judy Recker

We are pleased to have Judy Recker as a Fur Ball 2022 Silver Sponsor. She is also a loyal friend to animals and has been an SPCA Cincinnati Trustee for many years. An experienced and successful realtor with Sibcy Cline, Judy has over 44 years of experience and over $900 million in career sales. She is consistently a leader in sales and listings. We are very grateful for her expertise and kindness.

Silver Sponsor - O’Rourke Wrecking Company

A proud member of the Greater Cincinnati Community since its inception, the O’Rourke Family of Companies has been a friend of the SPCA Cincinnati over the years, through both volunteer work and contributions. O’Rourke is ranked by Engineering News Record (ENR) in the top 10 as one of the nation’s leading specialty demolition contractors. O’Rourke Wrecking Company is a Silver Sponsor of the 2022 Fur Ball Gala and has sponsored the Fur Ball in the past.

Silver Sponsor - Path Forward IT

Since 2002, Path Forward IT has been troubleshooting, architecting, migrating, protecting, and securing IT environments for businesses across the country. Their origins as a healthcare IT services company means they have developed rigorous protocols that withstand the highest demands for privacy, security, integration, and infrastructure. They continue to apply these elevated standards to clients across a multitude of high-impact industries. We are grateful to have them as a Silver Sponsor for the SPCA Cincinnati Fur Ball 2022.

Silver Sponsor - Pet Wants Cincy West

We are pleased to have Pet Wants Cincy West as a Fur Ball 2022 Silver Sponsor. Joe Sanfillipo III, who serves on the SPCA Cincinnati Board of Trustees, is co-owner of this business along with his wife, Laurie, and his parents, Marty and Joe Sanfillipo, Jr. Pet Wants Cincy West knows that when you have a pet with health issues, finding the right combination of medicines, therapies, and food can be a real challenge. They know what’s it’s like to try to do your best for your pet.

Silver Sponsor - Pete Kambelos, M.D., Pierce Township Trustee

We are grateful to have Peter J. Kambelos, M.D., F.A.C.P. of Seven Hills Medical Arts, Inc. as a Fur Ball 2022 Silver Sponsor. He is a devoted, long-time friend of the SPCA Cincinnati and serves on our Board of Trustees. He is a proud 'fur parent' to five frisky kitties and three good doggies. 

Silver Sponsor - Prestige

Prestige AV & Creative Services offers a broad array of resources together with the ease and convenience of working with a single source of dedicated professionals. In addition to having one of the largest inventories of the finest equipment in the business, Prestige provides the latest event technologies, in-house graphic design, complete video & post-production, project management, and over three decades of experience. We are honored to have them as a Silver Sponsor for the SPCA Cincinnati Fur Ball 2022.

Signature Cocktail Sponsor - Absolut & Jameson

Absolut is a proud global spirits company with a century-long history of fine spirit-making traditions. They are grounded in their passion for progression, dedicated to bringing people together through their brands and experiences to help make the world a more inspiring and inclusive place. The SPCA Cincinnati is honored to have Absolut & Jameson as sponsors of our Fur Ball 2022 Signature Cocktail.

Jameson

In 1780, John Jameson established a way of making Irish whiskey that they’ve been proudly sticking to ever since. Jameson has been enjoyed for over two centuries. The SPCA Cincinnati is honored to have Jameson & Absolut as sponsors of our Fur Ball 2022 Signature Cocktail.

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