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 1,000 cats and dogs we find loving homes for each year.  In 2016, with the launch of the League's Mobile Veterinary Clinic, the League grew to address the root causes of companion animal homelessness by providing affordable veterinary care for our community's pet families.  In 2019, those efforts expanded with the ground-breaking for the Sis & Dick Miller Wellness Clinic on our campus.  This facility, connected to the original shelter, provides state-of the-art space for specialized animal intake and isolation areas, surgical and exam rooms as well as neonatal and post-natal rooms for new moms and their litters. A public grand opening was scheduled for April 2020, however the pandemic has temporarily delayed this.  An announcement will be made as soon a new grand opening is planned.


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