United Coalition for Animals
We believe that a NO-KILL community for cats and dogs in Greater Cincinnati is achievable. It takes both spay/neuter and adoption of homeless animals to get us there. For the spay/neuter part, United Coalition for Animals (UCAN) operates a nonprofit, low-cost spay/neuter clinic to service low-income pet owners, people caring for free-roaming cats, rescue groups, and animal shelters. UCAN is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and offers low-cost services thanks to generous private donations and grants.
UCAN's Vision & Mission
OUR VISION is a world in which every cat and dog lives to find a loving home and every resident has access to affordable spay/neuter services.
OUR MISSION is to provide professional, low-cost spay/neuter services to end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable homeless cats and dogs in shelters in the Greater Cincinnati area, including surrounding counties in Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana.
Help End Euthanasia of Greater Cincinnati Dogs & Cats
Millions of these unwanted, innocent dogs and cats are abandoned. Some fend for themselves on the streets. Many are abused or neglected. Over 6 million end up in overcrowded, underfunded county shelters each year, where over 4 million not lucky enough to be quickly adopted are euthanized each year. Our local Hamilton County SPCA, alone, took in 7,259 dogs and 6,040 cats in 2015.
The Solution is Simple.
Spaying and neutering dogs and cats prevents unwanted births, substantially reducing the number of animals that will wind up in shelters and face euthanasia. UCAN has completed more than 93,000 spay and neuter surgeries since it opened in April 2007, preventing hundreds of thousands of unwanted kitten and puppy births.
From all of us at UCAN, have a wonderful holiday season!
In observance of the 2016 holiday season, UCAN will be closed the week of December 26th - December 30th.
UCAN's goal this holiday season is to give 500 animals the gift of life.
All year long, we are asked for help by pet owners who cherish their pets, but the cost of spaying or neutering them is simply out of reach. You can help us save more lives by sponsoring the spay/neuter surgery of these pets for as little as $40 for a cat or $75 for a dog.
2016 has been another record year for UCAN. By the end of November, we had performed over 12,900 surgeries, beating last year's record 12,336 surgeries. We've fixed over 93,000 cats and dogs since we opened in April 2007, preventing hundreds of thousands of unwanted dogs and cats from being born. The intake rates of cats and dogs in almost all of the shelters we serve are going down, as are the euthanasia rates. But, there is still much work to be done to reach no-kill status in our community.
This holiday season, we ask you to help us raise funds to subsidize the spay/neuter of 500 of Greater Cincinnati's most at-risk animals. Did you know that the #1 risk factor for a pet entering a shelter is not being fixed?
Pet overpopulation is a solvable problem. Thank you for being part of the solution!
Attention Cat Trappers!
Now that the weather is colder, this is a reminder that we will not accept feral cats in traps for surgery if it is 40 degrees or below the day you trap or it is forecasted to be 40 degrees or below during the week after trapping (which would be the recovery period). To protect the cats, we do not want them out in the cold bitter with shaved bellies.
Low-Cost Wellness Clinics
Fridays from 12:00 Noon to 2:30 p.m. No appointment necessary.
To keep pets healthy and out of local shelters, we offer low-cost vaccines, microchips with lifetime registrations, testing for heartworms (for dogs) and Felv/FIV (for cats), parasite treatment and prevention, and other preventative veterinary services at our wellness clinics.
Keeping your pet up to date on recommended annual vaccines can prevent costly illnesses.
UCAN is able to provide these low-cost clinics for income-qualified individuals because it is a nonprofit, charitable organization that receives generous donations and grants.