Friends of the Shelter is a volunteer organization whose purpose is to oppose cruelty in all forms, encourage humane handling and care of animals, advance spay/neuter programs, promote the animal shelters and strive for responsible adoptions and ownership. Please visit the shelters and encourage your friends and acquaintances to consider adopting one of the many homeless animals. They come in all ages, sizes, types and colors.

We are not a shelter or rescue and cannot help with lost, found, surrender or adoption of animals. Please see our Shelter page for locations in your area.

Learn more about us
Participate in our meetings, learn about PetFest and other events
Find out how you can help us fund our programs, some at no cost to you
Join our group to make a difference
Visit a shelter to adopt a pet
Learn how you can take advantage of our services
Gold Sponsors support Friends of the Shelter all year long, not just for PetFest
Ohio alley cat resource spay neuter clinic
UCAN nonprofit spay neuter clinic
EVI low cost vet services
NKY Emergency Pet Resources
PetCo Lost Love can help bring them home register your pet
Florence Best of 2020 Award
Willow is a small white dog
Momo is a black cat

The photos on this site are some of pets that our members have rescued

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