Blog Entries - 2017

Mt. Adams Reindog Reindog Parade Photos

Posted on: December 11, 2017
Voted the “Best Family Event” in Cincinnati, this unique parade is sponsored by The Mt. Adams Business Guild. A huge "Thank You!" goes to our friends at Mt. Adams Business Guild for all their support and for making this parade possible. The read more …

Cold weather is coming!

Posted on: December 7, 2017
ORC 959.131 Prohibitions concerning companion animals  D) No person who confines or who is the custodian or caretaker of a companion animal shall negligently do any of the following: (1) Torture, torment, or commit an act of cruelty against the read more …

AAA | Bob Sumerel Tire Service Golf Fundraiser

Posted on: November 10, 2017

Thank you so much, Jim Plogman and AAA | Bob Sumerel Tire Service, for donating the proceeds of your golf outing to our animals once again this year - a total of $9,845. We appreciate you! 

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Thank you, Bounty, for your donation!

Posted on: November 1, 2017

We are grateful to Bounty for all their support! We just received 480 rolls of paper towels, which do so much to help us keep our shelters clean and the animals comfortable.

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Kroger Technology Check presentation

Posted on: November 1, 2017

Our friends at Kroger Technology presented us with a check for $5,948 - proceeds from their fundraiser, "Bring Your Dog to Work Day"! We're appreciative of all the ways they support through the year; they're always trying to find new ways to help our animals!

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Sammy (previously Crystal) in her new home!

Posted on: October 31, 2017
Carissa wrote us to tell her about her recent dog adoption and sent us these wonderful photos:We adopted Crystal on 09/30/2017. Our kids opted to change her name from Crystal to Sammy aka Samantha. Sammy is absolutely thriving and we could not be more in love read more …

Puerto Rico Animals Update

Posted on: October 24, 2017
All 13 dogs from Puerto Rico who were placed for adoption on October 25th found forever homes! Thank you to everyone who came to our Sharonville facility to assist these animals in need! We greatly appreciate the support and generosity that we receive read more …

Maya enjoys her new life!

Posted on: October 23, 2017
Michelle wanted to share before and after photos of her new furry family member:Hello! I just wanted to share how Maya (initially named Karma) is doing! I fostered and then adopted her earlier this year during my internship in Kentucky. She's now living in read more …

Helping Evacuated Animals from Puerto Rico

Posted on: October 17, 2017
Our team is off to Indianapolis to pick up animals that have been evacuated from Puerto Rico. Like the animals that we received from Hurricane Irma, the animals that we will be receiving from Puerto Rico are not displaced pets. Instead, we are taking in read more …

Rusty (now Jamie) has a home!

Posted on: October 16, 2017

Laura sent this note in with this wonderful photo: "I was meaning to send you all this picture for a while now. Rusty (now Jamie) is doing great at his new home. I don't know if people send pictures of the rescued dogs much, but I know there was a lady there that loved him."

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Webber gets adopted

Posted on: October 16, 2017
Lynn wrote us to tell us how happy she is with her recent adoption:"Thank you sooo much!! I found my forever fur baby!! His name is Webber!! I got him yesterday!! He’s absolutely precious. I have so many pictures of him I think my phone maybe full!! It read more …

Jax has a home!

Posted on: October 9, 2017
John writes us to let us know how well Jax is doing: "Just wanted to let you know all is well. Jax is being spoiled and is loving his new home. He is such a joy and we are blessed to have him as our new member to our family. He is sooooo much fun to take on read more …

Thank you Jeanette Altenau and TriHealth

Posted on: September 19, 2017

Help us thank Jeanette Altenau, Director of Community Relations for TriHealth, for recognizing the need to assist any and all animals affected by the recent hurricanes with a generous donation!

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Florida Shelter Animals update!

Posted on: September 14, 2017
Thank you to the almost 200 people who came to our Sharonville facility on September 13 to find homes for the 28 animals that we received from Florida last week! All 28 animals were adopted last night into forever homes. Even 14 existing shelter dogs found read more …

Florida shelter animals went up for adoption Sept. 13

Posted on: September 13, 2017
28 of the 35 animals that we received from Florida last Friday went up for adoption on September 13 at our Sharonville facility. A lottery drawing was held for animals with more than one interested party. The other 7 animals are currently undergoing further read more …

SPCA Cincinnati receives animals from Florida

Posted on: September 11, 2017
Our medical team worked diligently through the weekend to examine the animals that we received from Florida last Friday. We took in a total of 19 dogs and 16 cats. The work continues today as some of the animals are still in need of further medical treatment read more …

SPCA Cincinnati goes to Columbus to get animals from Florida

Posted on: September 10, 2017
Our team made it safely to Columbus, OH to pick up our new dog and cat friends who were evacuated and flown from Florida animal shelters. SPCA Cincinnati is taking in adoptable animals from the Florida shelter to make room for animals displaced by read more …

4th Annual Sporting Clays Presented by IAMS

Posted on: September 5, 2017
Sign up now, there's still space left for the 4th Annual Sporting Clays! Presented by IAMS Come out to the beautiful Sycamore Gun Club in Loveland, OH for a morning of competition at the range - all for a great cause. Then relax with friends over a read more …

Cincinnati Panorama Book Signing & Gallery Show

Posted on: September 1, 2017
  Saturday, December 2, 2017 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. spca cincinnati Sharonville 11900 Conrey Rd. Cincinnati, OH  45249 RSVP required for this event, due to limited space. Please RSVP to Trent Owens read more …

Cincinnati Panorama Book Signing by Tom Schiff at The Mercantile Library

Posted on: September 1, 2017
  Thursday, November 9, 2017 6-9 p.m. The Mercantile Library 414 Walnut St #1100, Cincinnati, OH 45202 There will be a reception, program, and book signing RSVP to Amy B. Hunter at Purchase a book and have it read more …

Toby (formerly known as Troy) gets a new home!

Posted on: September 1, 2017

Erica adopted Troy from us and he has a new name - Toby! She sent us photos and a short note:

Just wanted to drop a note to let you know that Toby is doing great and we're happy to be together. The vet thinks he's 3 years old.


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Ruie has been adopted!

Posted on: September 1, 2017
We received this wonderful note (edited for content and space) from a woman named Judy the other day:"I just wanted to let you and the others there at SPCA Cincinnati know that Ruie is an awesome dog!  I live in Indianapolis, so Ruie had a bit of a car read more …

Thank you, Belterra

Posted on: August 30, 2017

Thank you, Belterra Park Gaming and Entertainment Center for your donation of $359.95 as well as in-kind donation items for our animals. We appreciate you!

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16th Annual Golf Classic Photos

Posted on: August 29, 2017
Thanks to all who participated in our 16th Annual Golf Classic, Presented by Thank you to over 120 supporters who joined us on Monday, August 28th at Hidden Valley Golf Club for our 16th Annual Golf Classic. Your participation in events like this read more …

Thank you to our friends at Pet Valu

Posted on: August 24, 2017

Here are some photos from our August 19th Mobile Adoption Unit visit at the Harrison Pet Valu. Pet Valu recently donated $682.76 to us! Thank you again, for your kindness!

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Summer 2017 Shelter Scenes Newsletter

Posted on: August 14, 2017
  Click here to view our Summer 2017 Shelter Scenes Newsletter Also, please watch the video of Ed (below) to hear more about his incredible read more …

Beans (now Scooby) has been adopted!

Posted on: August 14, 2017
Paula sent in this picture and wrote us this nice note: "My family and I adopted a beautiful dog named Beans from the Northside location back in May 2017. We renamed him Scooby, per my son's request. Lol. Scooby has turned out to be the best dog in the world! read more …

Thank you to Rockfish Digital!

Posted on: August 10, 2017

Help us thank Lauren Schultz, Emily Conklin, and the team at Rockfish Digital for their donation of $1,000 to our many animals in need!

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Lizzy and Sadie: Adopted together!

Posted on: August 10, 2017

Carrie wrote us and sent in photos of their new furry family!

"My husband Matt and I adopted Lizzy and Sadie on July 21st. I thought I would let you know that they are doing so well and we are in love with both of them.

Thank you for all you do for animals.

Take care,


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Mr. Thomas Andrew, a 19-year-old spca cincinnati alumni!

Posted on: July 6, 2017
Yesterday, we had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Thomas Andrew, a 19-year-old cat, who was adopted as a kitten from our Northside facility! His owner, Sandra, reached out to us to meet with Thomas Andrew after all these years. According to Dr. William Rueger of read more …

Thank you, IAMS™, for the pet food donation!

Posted on: July 6, 2017
We are so grateful to IAMS™. We received a large shipment of dog and cat food for our animals today. Our animals do wonderfully with consistent, good nutrition, which makes for a healthy and happy animal. Thank you IAMS™! Be sure read more …

Chips gets a forever home!

Posted on: July 3, 2017

Jeff recently adopted a dog from us and wanted to thank us. He sent in his picture with this note: "He has been such a good dog. Just wanted to give an update and say thank you. His name there was Chips."

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Thank you for making the Zumbathon a success!

Posted on: June 23, 2017

A huge thank you goes out to all who made the June 10th Zumbathon a success, especially Zumba instructor Audrey Zinninger who worked so hard for us and raised a total of $1,274. We appreciate you! 

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Thanks Ameriprise Financial, for all your help!

Posted on: June 20, 2017

Help us thank Ameriprise Financial for volunteering their time at our Sharonville facility last week! They all assisted in some much needed weeding and landscaping!


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Pet Valu donates calendar sales to animals!

Posted on: June 6, 2017
Help us thank Pet Valu for their donation of $1,251.23; proceeds from calendar sales of their Cincinnati/Kentucky District! All proceeds from their Annual Pet Valu Calendar are donated to local animal cruelty prevention groups nationwide to aid in their read more …

Whisper Pet Care’s Program

Posted on: June 5, 2017
spca cincinnati has joined Whisper Pet Care’s Program. Every time you purchase one of Whisper Pet’s perfume-free, non-toxic pet odor elimination products, they donate up to $2 of your purchase back to us. Just select spca cincinnati when you read more …

Sneak preview of Thomas R Schiff's Book: Cincinnati Panorama! Ordering available.

Posted on: June 1, 2017
We're very excited about the newest images of photographs (see below) from the upcoming book Cincinnati Panorama by established photographer and friend of animals, Thomas R. Schiff. One of Schiff's specialties is panoramic photography as read more …

St. Dominic’s Elementary School donates supplies

Posted on: June 1, 2017
4th to 8th graders from St. Dominic’s Elementary School collected quarters to buy supplies for charities and chose spca cincinnati as one of their charities! We visited with them this morning to accept the gifts and thank them. Julie Schloemer read more …

Many thanks to Sharonville Convention Center and Spectra Food Services!

Posted on: May 24, 2017
Help us thank Sharonville Convention Center and Spectra Food Services for their incredibly generous gifts of food and supplies for our animals! We are thrilled with the longstanding partnership we share. Thank you for another great Fur Ball read more …

Northside Parking lot paving project - park next door

Posted on: May 17, 2017

We are paving our Northside Shelter parking lot on Wednesday, May 17, 2017!  We are still open and parking is available next door. 

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Magnified Giving check presentation from Withrow University High School PLC

Posted on: May 17, 2017
We received a generous $1,000 donation from Withrow University High School PLC as part of the Magnified Giving Program. This check was presented at the 9th Annual Student Philanthropy Award Ceremony May 16, 2017 at The Underground. Thank you so much for read more …

Kate gets a birthday surprise!

Posted on: May 12, 2017
Happy Birthday to Kate Bordner! Liz Newitt, BVC Market Area Instruction Manager at Berlitz & several friends of Kate surprised her on her birthday by blindfolding her and bringing her to our Sharonville Shelter where she was presented with a read more …

Photos from the first 2017 Bark in the Park game!

Posted on: May 10, 2017
On May 3, 2017, we kicked off the very first (and ever popular) Bark in The Bark game for the 2017 season at Great American Ball Park. The new sponsor for the Cincinnati Reds 2017 Bark in the Park is Rachael Ray Nutrish - they gave away lots of samples read more …

Flying Fur Photos

Posted on: May 8, 2017

We had a blast at the Flying Fur with IAMS™ 2K race on May 6. The YPCA pitched in and helped worked at one of the race water stations. It was so much fun seeing people with their dogs, walking and running for a good cause.

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Saddie gets a forever home

Posted on: May 8, 2017

Jamie recently adopted Rita and renamed her "Saddie". Lady, their black lab that they adopted 2 years ago from the SPCA "instantly bonded (with) Saddie, even played in the backyard with her", according to Jamie. 

We're so happy Saddie has found her forever home!

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James Free Jewelers to donate a portion of sales to spca cincinnati

Posted on: May 3, 2017
Looking for the perfect jewelry gift? Consider purchasing from James Free - a portion of some of their jewelry sales during the month of May will be donated to spca cincinnati. Thank you, James Free Jewelers, for thinking of the animals! Click here to view read more …

Rex gets a new home

Posted on: May 2, 2017
Dear SPCA, I am contacting you on the update on Rex (Marlon). I just wanna let you know how good of a dog he really is. He has gotten along amazingly with his new little brother Cooper, a two year old pit bull/Visla mix, he loves hiking and going to the dog read more …

Sterling gets adopted at the Fur Ball

Posted on: May 2, 2017
SPCA, Thank you so much for the wonderful Fur Ball event on Saturday! I had a blast and I'm so excited I got to bring Sterling to his forever home. He is having a great time, adjusting well, his brother is accepting him and they love playing with each other. read more …

Fur Ball Photos are now available for viewing!

Posted on: May 1, 2017
The Fur Ball Gala 2017 photos were compiled by Mike Price of Fairfield Photography, TR Gormley and Renee Mouser. If you attended our Fur Ball Gala on April 29th, you might be one of the subjects! Fairfield Photography is hosting all of the images for read more …

Fur Ball 2017 Committee

Posted on: April 20, 2017

Help us thank the members of our Fur Ball Committee for all of their hard work and dedication towards our 15th Annual Fur Ball Gala, “Hollywoof!” From left to right: Jamie Ritter, Judy Recker, Dr. Barbara Boat, and Michele O’Rourke.

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Bounty encourages fostering: A kitten story!

Posted on: April 18, 2017
Vicky Schooler, Communications Manager at Procter & Gamble, knows all about the joys (and occasional messes) of fostering kittens.  Vicky began volunteering as a kitten foster mom in the late 90s after her beloved cat passed away from a heart read more …

Rachael Ray Nutrish is the sponsor for Cincinnati Reds 2017 Bark in the Park!

Posted on: April 11, 2017
Rachael Ray Nutrish and spca cincinnati joined for a Kroger Lobby Event on Cincinnati Reds Opening Day. We are proud to announce that the new sponsor for the Cincinnati Reds 2017 Bark in the Park is Rachael Ray Nutrish. spca cincinnati was presented with a read more …

Thanks to PetPeople for their very generous Hearts for Paws donation!

Posted on: April 4, 2017
A heartfelt thank you goes to Vanessa Chow, Store Manager and the West Chester PetPeople store for this check of $1,290 from their Hearts for Paws Fundraiser! Their mission: "PetPeople is the neighborhood place for natural foods and quality supplies for read more …

A very "Happy Tail"! Brut, a senior dog, has been adopted.

Posted on: March 31, 2017
Alecia sent us photos and a note about Brut, who she adopted almost a month ago: "He's settled in wonderfully into his new life! He comes to work with me every single day, and hangs out in his own spot. We chill and watch TV and go for walks around read more …

A huge thank you to IAMS/MARS PetCare for their donation of food

Posted on: March 31, 2017

We were grateful to receive a truckload of IAMS pet food this morning from our friends at IAMS/MARS PetCare. 

Thank you so much for helping us continue to provide quality nutrition to the animals in our care!



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Cincinnati CityBeat 2017 Best Pet Adoption, Best Shelter, and Best Rescue

Posted on: March 30, 2017
The votes are in, and spca cincinnati is proud to be named Best Pet Adoption, Best Shelter, and Best Rescue in the 21st Annual Reader’s Choice Poll sponsored by Cincinnati CityBeat Magazine. Thank you to all of those who made this possible! read more …

Mobile Adoption Unit Visit at Mason Pet Valu

Posted on: March 20, 2017

Here are some photos from our March 18th Mobile Adoption Unit visit at the Mason Pet Valu. We always enjoy visiting with them!

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Buy a Give Paws shirt to support animals!

Posted on: March 13, 2017

Pet People will be rolling out the 2017 Give Paws t-shirts this week! This year they will be selling a short sleeve gray t-shirt for $14 and a navy blue long sleeve t-shirt for $17. The more shirts sold, the more rescues and shelters will benefit! They will be available throughout the summer.


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Thank you, Harrison Pet Valu!

Posted on: February 27, 2017

Thank you to the Pet Valu store in Harrison for hosting our mobile adoption unit and spca cincinnati adoptable animals on February 25!

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Thank you, Storopack!

Posted on: February 17, 2017
Kevin Cheek, VP of Human Resources and Administration, and his colleague Randy from Storopack, Inc. North America visited our Sharonville shelter today, and donated $1,000.00 to help save our animals. They are contributing to a very special fund called the read more …

A huge donation from the Cincinnati Police Department “Stuff the Cruiser” event!

Posted on: February 14, 2017
Let’s give a huge round of applause and a big thank you to the officers of Cincinnati Police Department District 3 for dropping off this humongous donation today! The CPD held a “Stuff the Cruiser” event on Saturday, February 11th at the read more …

My Furry Valentine was a success, thanks to you!

Posted on: February 13, 2017
Did you hear? 780 same day adoptions were performed at My Furry Valentine this weekend! spca cincinnati found forever homes for 41 animals through this event (15 cats and 26 dogs)! Thank you to all of those who made this event such a success – read more …

A shout out to Pet Valu for their donation

Posted on: February 9, 2017
We'd like to give a huge shout out to our friends at Pet Valu who are always thinking of our animals. We received a large donation of supplies just this morning. Thank you so much!  Check out their stores for our mobile adoption visits and future read more …

Many thanks to IAMS/MARS PetCare for their donation of food!

Posted on: February 6, 2017
We want to give a huge shout out to our friends at IAMS/MARS PetCare for donating 20 pallets of dog food, 3 pallets of cat food, and 2 pallets of puppy food today. That's over 28,000 lbs of food in total for our animals! IAMS/MARS PetCare products are read more …

Kasich Announces Appointments to State Boards and Commissions

Posted on: February 3, 2017

Governor John R. Kasich announced that James A. Tomaszewski, Jr. of Cincinnati (Hamilton Co.) has been appointed to the Dangerous and Restricted Animals Advisory Board for a term beginning January 27, 2017 and ending January 15, 2020.

Mr. Tomaszewski is on the Board of Trustees at spca cincinnati.

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Harold Dates receives the 2016 AVMA Humane Award

Posted on: February 2, 2017
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has named Harold F. Dates recipient of its 2016 Humane Award. Dates is the president and chief executive officer of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Cincinnati, which serves as both read more …

Cincinnati Bell Launches Campaign to Celebrate Greater Cincinnati

Posted on: February 1, 2017
Cincinnati Bell Inc. is partnering with local entrepreneurs and businesses to celebrate Greater Cincinnati, and to help multiple organizations that are dedicated to improving lives across the region.  Cincinnati Bell’s new #CincyGive campaign read more …

The New School Montessori students donate to our animals

Posted on: January 27, 2017

Help us thank students of The New School Montessori for this humongous donation to our animals in need! Not only did they donate valuable supplies, but they also raised almost $100! Thank you!

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Reece Cup gets adopted!

Posted on: January 23, 2017

The Brockhuis Family adopted  Reece Cup (formely "Monkey") on January 23 and they are so grateful to have a new member of their family!

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Bounty supports spca cincinnati

Posted on: January 18, 2017
Bounty “The Official Quicker Picker Upper of spca cincinnati” is an official sponsor of spca cincinnati! They made a very large donation of paper towels to us today to help with caring for our animals! We are proud to have Bounty as read more …

A wonderful note and photos from a happy adopter!

Posted on: January 16, 2017
Greetings Cincinnati SPCA, I would like to thank you for connecting me to my new dog friend Beauty.  I came to SPCA last November to look for a dog.  When I made eye contact with a big dog named Beauty I knew she was the one.  As I tell read more …

Thank you for making Adopt-A-Pet Fund 2017 a success! See inside for some photos...

Posted on: January 9, 2017
Thank you to  all of those who tuned into our Adopt-A-Pet Fund telethon on Saturday, January 7th to help raise valuable funds for our many animals in need. The total amount of money donated has reach $83,289! Not only were valuable donations made, but 83 read more …

Tune in for Adopt-A-Pet Fund 2017

Posted on: January 5, 2017
Donate to the Adopt-A-Pet Fund by clicking here Thanks to all our Adopt-A-Pet Fund sponsors, with special thanks to our Title Sponsor, IAMS/MARS Petcare, an invaluable supporter of spca cincinnati that donates thousands of pounds of food to our animals so read more …