OurĀ Purpose

About Us

Founded in 1949, League for Animal Welfare is a privately funded, non-profit organization providing much-needed care for unwanted, lost and neglected cats and dogs in our community. As the oldest and one of the largest no-kill shelters in the area, the League serves the Greater Cincinnati area through initiatives to reduce the number of homeless animals and to help people better care for their pets. With the support of our dedicated staff, volunteers, foster families and friends, the League provides medical and behavioral care for more than 1,500 cats and dogs we find loving homes for each year.  In addition to our sheltering services, the League also addresses the root causes of companion animal homelessness through assistance to local pet owners, including our pet food pantry; spay/neuter voucher program; vaccine clinics; and veterinary assistance program. 


To reduce the number of homeless cats and dogs in Greater Cincinnati by providing a compassionate, no-kill animal shelter and programs that promote responsible pet care.


We will be recognized as Greater Cincinnatiā€™s leading no-kill shelter and animal welfare champion.

Core Values

We believe that all cats and dogs are entitled to be free from suffering, abuse, and exploitation.

We consistently act honestly, fairly, and in the best interests of the animals in our care.

We proactively promote and facilitate responsible pet parenting, and are committed to raising public awareness about the humane treatment of all animals.

We strive to always provide exceptional care for our animals and an exemplary shelter experience.

We use our resources wisely and maintain the public trust.

The League is a proud Best Friends Network Partner!

Best Friends Network Partner