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This is a series of diaries highlighting animal rescues around the country and noting and celebrating the work they do to help animals who have no voices but ours to speak for them. I have decided to make this a daily series because there are so many wonderful rescues out there who need human help and weekly just doesn't seem to be enough. I have long wanted to start a rescue but lack the resources or time available to do so right now so this is my attempt to do my part. I hope that these rescues will benefit from the kindness and benevolence of the community here at Daily Kos. They are amazing organizations and worthy of Kossack attention and care.
I am here, alive and all around you

I have no voice

In your trees, your air, your fields, your oceans, your world

I have no voice

I am a mother, a father, a protector, a soul

I have no voice

I can walk, crawl, sing, fear

I have no voice

You must be my voice

Animal Friends Humane Society

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You can donate here
Adoption info is here

Mission and History

Our mission: to promote humane principles, protect lost, homeless, abandoned and mistreated animals, and act as advocates for animals in our communities.

AFHS was established in 1952 and is the only open-admission shelter in Butler County. In 1986, the original shelter was enlarged to accommodate a growing animal population. Over the years additional upgrades have been made including: an in-house veterinary clinic for spaying, neutering and medical treatment, and a PetMobile trailer and van for volunteers to take adoptable animals to public events on a regular basis.  Most importantly, we have developed an active volunteer program where adults and children 16 years of age or older assist with everything from walking dogs, to socializing cats and raising funds at annual events.

In 2009, we relocated and now occupy a 22,500 sq. foot facility with top-notch amenities for our shelter population in Hamilton. On a typical day, Animal Friends Humane Society houses between 200 and 300 dogs and cats in our facility. We are Butler County’s largest and oldest 501(c)3 non-profit animal shelter.

Thank you for helping us continue our lifesaving work by supporting our cause!

Wish List
Wish List

A large amount of supplies are necessary to properly care for all the animals at our facility. If you are able to donate any of the items from our ongoing list, please call 513-867-5727. You can drop off the items whenever it is convenient for you, or we can arrange for a pick up.

Visit our Amazon Wishlist and have items shipped directly to our shelter!

You can also mail items or a check for us to purchase the items to:

Animal Friends Humane Society, 1820 Princeton Road Hamilton, OH 45011.

On behalf of the animals – Thank you!

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Education Programs
We offer various programs for area schools and organizations to talk about responsible animal care and safety around animals, promote spaying/neutering, raise awareness of the positive benefits of animal companionship and promote the keeping of companion animals as a lifetime commitment. Tours of the shelter are also available upon request.

To learn more or schedule a program please call us at 513-867-5727.

Euthanasia Services

Saying goodbye to a pet is a difficult process. Our compassionate staff are here to support you  and answer any questions you may have. We offer euthanasia services every day during our operating hours. You do not need to make an appointment, but we do ask that you arrive at least a half an hour before we close. Your pet will be accommodated immediately and handled with the utmost respect and care.

The cost of this service is $30 for a cat and $50 for a dog. Dogs must have a current Butler County Dog License, or one can be purchased for $14.75. Your pet will be euthanized in the most humane way, which is by injection. It is a painless procedure administered by certified technicians. Although you are not permitted to be present at the time of euthanasia, if requested you may view your pet afterwards.

Deceased Animals

You are welcome to bring the body of your pet that has passed away at home. Please come to the front desk for further instructions upon arrival. We request a $10 donation.

Euthanasia By Injection Certification Course

This course will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to perform humane euthanasia in an animal shelter. Course topics include: safety, humane handling, anesthetics, euthanasia drugs, animal anatomy, proper technique, and much more. This is a Humane Society of the United States – Approved Euthanasia Curriculum.

Upcoming Course Dates:

We currently do not have any course dates scheduled. Please check back regularly.

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