As many pet owners are aware, purchasing and caring for a pet is often accompanied by a myriad of fees for veterinarian visits, food, and training. Getting pets spayed and neutered and maintaining updated vaccinations is often unaffordable for families, forcing them to give up their pets or continue without medical care. Many shelters who take in these abandoned animals will ultimately euthanize pets if they are not rescued and adopted. The League for Animal Welfare is a no-kill shelter with a mission to alter this theme. The group, in addition to their permanent location in Batavia, boasts a mobile clinic offering cheap vaccines for those who struggle to afford them. The clinic visits Brown County weekly and will be at Amelia on August 24th, 11-3PM. All services are done on-site at a very low cost to pet owners.
Founded in 1949, The League for Animal Welfare is one of the largest no-kill shelters in Cincinnati, situated in a building across from the Clermont Airport. At any given time, it shelters about thirty-five to forty dogs and fifty to seventy-five cats, all available for adoption. According to the group, their pervading goal is to help “people in surrounding rural areas [who] may be struggling to make ends meet but may want to be responsible for getting their animal spayed or neutered and vaccinated. This is a very real need our clinic will meet.”
The League is a privately-funded nonprofit, thanks to both the Joanie Bernard Foundation and the Waddell Foundation grants as well as revenue from fundraisers. Pet Jam, one of the next big fundraisers, will be held in Grailville (Loveland) and will feature sixteen different bands performing on three stages. Along with the live music, attendees will enjoy food trucks, vendors, a beer garden, and a family zone, as well as a site to adopt animals. The event is on September 30th, 2-10PM. Feel free to bring the family and pets! Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids.
For more information, visit their website at lfaw.org.
Mobile Clinic at Amelia: 119 Main Street (Amelia Village Government), 8/24, 11-3PM
Pet Jam: 9/30, 2-10PM (find location and more information on website)