Tails on the Trail 2023

Bark in the Park

Golf Outing

Fur Ball 2023: 3-Day Porsche & French Lick Experience Raffle

Celebrating 150 Years of the SPCA Cincinnati!


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.

Save the Date for Fur Ball 2023: CATsino Royale


Fur Ball 2023 Sponsors

Fur Ball 2023 Trip Raffle

Check out the video for our 150th Anniversary Community Partner Launch Event!

Join us for our Tails on the Trail Dog Walk in October 2023! Stay tuned for more details...

If you have questions or are interested in being a sponsor of Tails on the Trail 2023, we'd love to hear from you! Please contact Megan Roberson, Donor Events Manager at (513) 426-2216 or

The Bark in the Park 2023 season dates are up! Click here to purchase tickets.


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If you have any questions about the Adopt-A-Pet Fund or other SPCA Cincinnati events, please contact Megan Roberson, Donor Events Manager, 513-426-2216 or

We'd like to thank all our Adopt-A-Pet Fund 2023 sponsors for making our 27th 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 2023. 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.

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Only 500 Tickets Sold! 

1 Raffle Ticket $75 or 2 for $100



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.

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Platinum Sponsor - The Alpaugh Family Foundation

Peter Alpaugh of The Alpaugh Family Foundation has served on the SPCA Cincinnati 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 2023 Platinum Sponsorship.


Drawing ends April 29, 2023 at the Fur Ball Gala.

Winner need not be present to win.

Must be 21 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 six (6) 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...

    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.

Platinum 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 Platinum Sponsor of Fur Ball 2023.

Click here for more information on these programs in our official brochure.

Keep an eye on this site for further details! If you'd like to donate and become part of one of our Donor Collar Societies or our 150th Anniversary Giving Circle, your contribution today will count towards one of these programs. Thank you for all you do for our animals!

Platinum Sponsor - Swiffer

We are proud to have Swiffer as a Fur Ball 2023 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.

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.

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.

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 - 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 2023.


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.


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.

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.


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 - Bounty

We are excited to have Bounty at our 21st Annual Fur Ball Gala as a Gold Sponsor. Bounty helps you tackle everyday messes – including pet messes – and is 2x more absorbent, so each sheet picks up messes quicker than the leading ordinary brand. That’s why Bounty is “The Quicker Picker Upper!” The SPCA Cincinnati is grateful for their support and partnership.

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 2023.



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.

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Gold Sponsor - Johnson Investment Counsel

Johnson Investment Counsel is one of the nation's largest independent RIAs, currently serving clients in 49 states. As a fee-only wealth management firm, they proudly embrace their fiduciary duty to their clients—meaning they have a legal obligation to put your interests above their own. We at the SPCA Cincinnati are pleased to have them as a Gold Sponsor for Fur Ball 2023.

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 2023 Gold Sponsor.

Gold Sponsor - UBS Executive Wealth Partners

The SPCA Cincinnati is grateful to have UBS Executive Wealth Partners as a Fur Ball 2023 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 2023.

Silver Sponsor - Dunkin'

It is an honor to have Dunkin' as a Fur Ball 2023 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 - Folchi's Tuxedos & Menswear

Folchi's Tuxedos & Menswear is a locally, family-owned business, founded in 1973. They strive to ensure the very best service for every one of their customers with their custom-tailored clothing, prom tuxedos, and wedding formal wear specialists. The SPCA Cincinnati is honored to have Folchi's Tuxedos & Menswear as a Fur Ball 2023 Silver Sponsor. 

Silver Sponsor - Jeff Wyler Automotive Family

The Jeff Wyler Automotive Family represents 34 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 2023 Fur Ball.

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 2023 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 four frisky kitties and three good doggies. 

Signature Cocktail Sponsor - Absolut

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 as the sponsor of our Fur Ball 2023 Signature Cocktail.

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