The Clermont County animal shelter is under new management, and we're on a mission. The Clermont Animal CARE Humane Society was formed in response to Best Friend Animal Society's "No Kill 2025" initiative. When our founders attended the Best Friends National Conference this past July and were inspired by the life-saving progress of communities around the country, not a single open-admission, no-kill shelter was recognized in the State of Ohio.
We're about to change that.
Under the leadership of Best Friends Animal Society, and with the commitment from communities around the country just like ours, Best Friends - who manage the nations' largest no kill animal shelter - believes that we can become a No Kill Nation by the year 2025.
We want to be a part of making that vision a reality by doing our part right here in Clermont County.
Since taking over the shelter on January 1st, we've been steadfast in our commitment to utilizing life-saving programs for shelter animals and the public by expanding intake of animals, providing for training and enrichment activities for animals as needed, leveraging partnerships with local rescue groups, providing support for pet owners in the community, and promoting the adoption of animals both at the shelter and at off-site events.
Take a peek at our video to see what we've been able to achieve in just our first 30 days!
We are immensely grateful to those who've helped and partnered with us to date because we know we cannot do this alone. Life saving is happening within the four walls of our shelter, but it cannot stop there. Our whole community must make a commitment to saving animals, and we will continue to need the support of everyone who cares about the animals of our county shelter to be a part of this journey. We still need volunteers, fosters and adopters, but we will also need an increasing number of financial donors to continue on this path.
The shelter is currently funded at $310,000 annually, based on revenues from dog license sales. But even though population continues to grow in Clermont County, this amount that is provided to run the county shelter is now approximately 20% lower than it was just three years ago at a time.
We need your help.
We hope that our efforts will not only help us achieve our goal in Clermont County, but serve as a catalyst for other communities in our region to do the same.
Won't you join us?