About Us

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Founded in 1949, League for Animal Welfare (LFAW) 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. Using the resources of its dedicated staff, supporters, and volunteers, the League provides the medical care, behavioral training and socialization needed to match homeless animals with lifelong homes. The League’s shelter has the capacity to care for approximately 40 dogs and 100 cats with the goal of permanent placement in appropriate, screened, loving homes. Volunteers foster additional dogs and cats and bottle feed kittens and puppies in their own homes.

Mission
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.

Vision
We will be recognized as Greater Cincinnati’s leading no-kill shelter and animal welfare champion.

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

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

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

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

Stewardship
We use our resources wisely and maintain the public trust.

What it is really about!

What it is really about!