A letter from the Board Chair regarding the Dog Warden Contract transition

August 5, 2020


To All Our Supporters In Greater Cincinnati

 SPCA Cincinnati would like to make you aware of a transition that has occurred regarding the Hamilton County Dog Warden's office. Our Organization was contracted by Hamilton County to perform the statutory duties of the Dog Warden for the past 65 years. 

 In 2019 we determined these duties were no longer in alignment with our overall mission and objectives. At that time we notified Hamilton County that we would be retiring from these duties and would work with them to make a smooth transition to another service provider. We are pleased to announce that this transition has taken place as of July 30, 2020. 

 SPCA remains your local Humane Society as we have since 1873. Our Sharonville full service kennels and our Miamitown ( Simmonds Farm ) will continue the existing operations with expanded educational programs and adoption activities.

 There will no longer be any SPCA operations at Colerain Avenue. 

 Our Headquarters is housed at;

              The SPCA Cincinnati

               11900 Conrey Road

              Cincinnati Ohio 45249

We remain committed to the humane treatment of all animals and will cooperate fully with Hamilton County and the new Dog Wardens office. It is in everyone's best interest that the same humane care and love we provided to these animals during our many years as Dog Warden, be continued with by the new Organization. 

During the past several years, the SPCA Cincinnati provided leadership in creating a collaborative spirit among all animal welfare organizations. In 2018 The Pet Coalition of Greater Cincinnati was formed. The PCGC has actively been engaged in efforts to assist low-income communities with the care and managements of their pets. These activities are congruent with our prior collaboration with UCAN and OAR establishing a low cost spay/neuter trap and release program for community cats.

Please join us in wishing the new Hamilton County Dog Warden Office much success. 

Thomas Chatham

Chairman of the Board of Trustees

SPCA Cincinnati