United Coalition for Animals

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter for Greater Cincinnati
We believe that a NO-KILL community 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.

Our Vision & Mission

UCAN’s 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.

UCAN’s MISSION is to provide professional, low-cost spay/neuter services to end the unnecessary deaths of 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

Too Many Pets. Too Few Homes.
Over 70,000 puppies and kittens are born in the U.S. EACH DAY, compared to 10,000 humans.    Over HALF of those litters are unintended.

Millions of these unwanted, innocent dogs and cats are abandoned.  Some fend for themselves on the streets. Many are abused or neglected. Most end up in overcrowded, underfunded county shelters where over 4 million are not lucky enough to be quickly adopted, and are euthanized each year.  Our local Hamilton County SPCA, alone, takes in an average of 36 animals a day.

The Solution is Simple.

Spaying and neutering dogs and cats prevents unwanted births and reduces the number of animals that will wind up in shelters. UCAN has completed more than 91,000 spay and neuter surgeries since it opened in April 2007, preventing hundreds of thousands of unwanted kitten and puppy births.

Free Surgery and Vaccines for Northern Kentucky Cats!

Owned cats in Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen and Pendleton counties in Northern Kentucky get FREE surgery and FREE rabies and FVRCP vaccines, thanks to a generous grant from the Northern Kentucky Area Development District and The Joanie Bernard Foundation.

This special will hopefully enable each of the county shelters in these counties to achieve a 90% save rate of cats, the generally accepted definition of "no-kill," within one to two years!

We provide free monthly transports from six of these counties: Boone, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton and Pendleton counties. Please call 859-824-9403 to schedule a spot on the Grant County transport or call 513-762-0130 to schedule a spot on any of the other transports.

Low-Cost Vaccine Clinics Offered at UCAN

Fridays from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

No appointment is necessary. To keep your pet healthy and out of local shelters, take advantage of our vaccine clinics, and other low-cost veterinary services.

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.


Get Your Cat Fixed for FREE, if you live in Hamilton County!

Cats can have kittens 3 times a year. Cats can get pregnant as early as 4 months.

If you live in Hamilton County, you can have your cat spayed or neutered for FREE. Cats will also receive FREE rabies and FVRCP vaccines.

Available while grant funding last.


Featured Specials

June 2, 2016

Free Microchips & Registration for All Dogs!

To keeps dogs out of the county shelter, we received a grant to provide free, life-time registration microchips to all dogs.
March 15, 2016

$20 Cat Spay/Neuter Special for a Limited Time Only!

UCAN has a fantastic cat special through December 31, 2016.  Surgery is only $20, and cats will receive free rabies and FVRCP vaccines.

January 30, 2016

Free Surgery & Rabies Vaccine for Pit Bulls & Pit Mixes

To help pit bulls (our county SPCA is full of them, unfortunately), UCAN offers FREE spay/neuter surgery and rabies vaccines for pit bulls and pit bull mixes!