Lifesaving Partners

It Takes a Village

At Cincinnati Animal CARE, we often say “we can’t do it alone.” Lifesaving is a community ethic and collaboration is at the core of everything we do. We are strengthened by our alliance of community members, rescue partners, support partners, local and national mentors and donors. Here’s how:

Community Members

Our most important Lifesaving Partner is YOU! Our community. Since Cincinnati Animal CARE took over the county shelter on August 1, 2020, the residents of Hamilton County have shown us they value animal lives and expect more from their county shelter. How has our community helped us? 

In less than 2 years, you have:

  • Adopted more than 7,502 times …and counting!
  • Fostered more than 5,740 times … and counting!
  • Volunteered more than 26,900 hours … and counting!

In addition, we have welcomed more than 68 million visitors to our Facebook page and more than 34,000 of you have followed our page.

Rescue Partners

Our rescue partners come to Cincinnati Animal CARE and take dogs and cats into their shelter or organization. This is a HUGE help because it allows us to clear space for all the incoming animals. We call these “rescue pulls” and we thank each and every partner that took dogs and cats from us.

Following are our partners and the number of animals pulled from us in 2021, our first full year of operation:



A special shout out to our specialty rescues: Arrowhead Reptile Rescue, WEST (for mammals), RAPTOR (for birds).

Support Partners

Our Support Partners provide resources in spay/neuter, veterinary assistance, food assistance, boarding, and training. Thank you to our following partners!

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