UCAN Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary as It Approaches 100,000 Surgeries.
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 99,000 spay and neuter surgeries since it opened in April 2007, preventing hundreds of thousands of unwanted kitten and puppy births.
UCAN Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary and 100,000 Spay/Neuter Surgeries - Free Carnival!
UCAN is celebrating its 10th Anniversary and 100,000 Spay-Neuter Surgeries by having a Free Carnival on May 13th from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.. On the list of fun are balloons, face painting, games and Mr. Cowpie's petting zoo. You will also be able to take a tour of UCAN's state of the art spay/neuter clinic!
Those spay/neuter surgeries have prevented hundreds of thousands of unwanted cats and dogs from being born. As a result, the intake and euthanasia rates at Greater Cincinnati Shelters are significantly decreasing. We are getting closer and closer to the day when there will be no more homeless pets in Greater Cincinnati! We hope you can join our celebration of these momentous achievements!! In case of rain, the event will be held May 20th.
$20 Metal Dog & Cat Chair Raffles - AND THE WINNERS ARE . . .
Congratulations to Amira Beer, winner of the Metal Cat Chair and Mary Tensing, winner of the Metal Dog Chair.
Thanks to all who purchased raffle tickets and a special thank you to Jennifer Griswold, who donated the chairs and to Ursula Roma, who made the chairs.
UCAN appreciates everyone's support!
Low-Cost Wellness Clinics
Fridays from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 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.