Maila was brought into the pound alone as a tiny kitten. She was quickly taken into foster care by PAWS of Michigan. She boarded our transport van along with other PAWS animals that needed to be fixed before adoption, made the one hour trip, and was spayed at Humane Ohio.
Transport/Rescue Partner Program
We offer low-cost spay/neuter prices and a transport service to animal shelters and rescue groups throughout seven counties in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan (must have a minimum of 25 animals for the transport service). We transport their animals to our clinic for their spay/neuter surgeries so they can be fixed before adoption, and return them the following day. This makes low-cost spay/neuter available to outlying areas and communities that don't have their own low-cost spay/neuter clinic, and helps animal shelters and rescue groups meet the minimum number of animals required for a transport.
Before Humane Ohio was founded, many of these organizations were adopting out intact animals, but now that they have access to low-cost spay/neuter, this is no longer the case. We also offer low-cost spay/neuter prices and a transport service to pet owners in other counties by allowing them to schedule their pets on the transports with the shelter animals so they don't have to drive long distances to our clinic.
In 2007, this fund was inspired by a dog named Cody who taught Humane Ohio's founder about unconditional love and how to live life in the moment and with pure joy. Cody was adopted from a shelter where she would have been euthanized if she had not found a home for the simple reason of not enough space.
The purpose of the fund is to help pet parents with the cost of spay/neuter surgery if they can't afford our normal low-cost spay/neuter prices, to help free-roaming cat caretakers fix their colonies and eliminate unwanted litters, and to make every pet a wanted one like Cody. In addition, the Cody Fund helps pay for minor medical treatments for free-roaming cats like flea and worm treatment, antibiotics, and treatment of wounds. Cody has since passed away but her legacy lives on.
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Meet Skeeter and Jade
Skeeter and Jade were two of the pit bulls fixed through our annual "Primp Your Pit" promotion for the special price of $20 each. Their "mom" rescued them both (Skeeter was thrown out of a moving car and Jade, only a pup herself, was being inbred by a neighbor and all her babies had health issues). She was only going to get Jade fixed, but once she heard about our "Primp Your Pit" promotion, she decided to get both dogs fixed so that Skeeter could benefit from the health and behavioral benefits that go along with spay/neuter.
Humane Ohio offers a number of special promotions each year in an effort to reach animal populations most at risk of euthanasia in area shelters. Visit our News and Events page where spay/neuter promotions are announced. These promotions include fun and functional events such as:
Beat the Heat
Humane Ohio reduces our normal low-cost price to spay female cats to $20 each February in an effort to prevent unwanted litters before kitten season and keep animal shelters/rescue groups from becoming overwhelmed with kittens. Must mention "Beat the Heat."
Primp Your Pit
Pit bulls and pit mixes are one of the most common breeds in shelters, and therefore one of the most euthanized, so Humane Ohio offers a special "Primp Your Pit" promotion every August. We fix pit bulls anywhere in Northwest Ohio or Southeast Michigan for $20 and include a coupon for a FREE grooming and nail trim at Penta Career Center/Small Animal Care in Perrysburg. Must mention "Primp Your Pit."
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Rocky's new family was leaving a local fast food restaurant when a small bundle of fur with a great personality jumped into their car! With no guardian in sight, they took him home where he eventually came to stay. They were worried about the challenge of the expense it takes to responsibly care for a family pet. Rocky's new mom learned about Humane Ohio from a friend at church, and now calls Humane Ohio "a blessing."
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Meet One Happy Colony
One Good Samaritan has overseen the fixing and immunizations of 10 free-roaming cats (eight pictured here) in his neighborhood which has controlled the cat population without having to euthanize.
Humane Ohio focuses on prevention, not reaction, and we are proud to work with the community to humanely reduce the free-roaming cat population. One crucial way we do this is through our Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program. This invaluable service supports our mission that spay/neuter is the best defense against pet overpopulation.
As an animal welfare leader in our community, Humane Ohio feels a strong sense of responsibility to educate the pet guardians who use our service. We educate our clients on flea preventatives and explain the danger of using inexpensive flea collars. We stress the importance of having pets vaccinated and preventative care, and the importance of having a collar with ID tags and a microchip. We explain the reasons cats should be indoor pets and not allowed to roam outside, and we teach people about the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) process and help them learn how to become responsible free-roaming cat caretakers. Our goal is to provide pet guardians and those caring for free-roaming cats with the necessary education and instill in them the confidence and compassion to teach others.