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June 22, 2017

Shattering Preconceived Notions of Who Is ‘in Need’

June 21, 2017

Thinking about struggling families or people in need, many of us have a preconceived idea of who those people are.

For some, it’s easier to assume those in need are separate from their communities and quite different from their own families. However, after spending more than 35 years as a veterinarian and two years on the Pets In Need of Greater Cincinnati board of directors, I’ve learned those assumptions are often incorrect.

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March 13, 2017

Stuff Steffi’s Pantry to Support Pets In Need

Movers & Makers Cincinnati

March 13, 2017

For all of us pet lovers, it’s hard to imagine life without our furry companions. They provide unconditional love, endless laughter and often become more than a pet; they become a member of our family.

More than 30 percent of people in Cincinnati live in poverty – that’s more than 86,000 individuals. We often think about helping our struggling neighbors by donating food and other resources, but what about their pets?

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March 8, 2017

Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust Renewal Grant

Movers & Makers Cincinnati

March 1, 2017

Pets In Need of Greater Cincinnati, which provides affordable veterinary care to low-income families, received a renewal grant of $26,000 from the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust.

Pets In Need provides an alternative to surrendering pets to a shelter. Its vision aligns with the mission of the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust to extend generosity and assistance to animals and those who care for them.

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February 1, 2017

Pets In Need Featured in CityBeat


February 1, 2017

Pets In Need is featured in this month's CityBeat Pet Issue. Check us out on pages 20 and 25 of the online magazine

Please join us at My Furry Valentine, the region's largest animal adoption event, on February 11 & 12 at the Sharonville Convention Center. Visit our booth to learn more about PIN and browse items from our Wags and Whiskers gift shop.

CityBeat Pet Issue

December 22, 2016

Record-Breaking Attendance at Petcasso

December 9, 2016

Pets In Need of Greater Cincinnati’s third annual fundraising event, Petcasso, exceeded its $30,000 fundraising goal, with nearly double the attendance over last year’s event.

Two-hundred-fifty guests gathered at the Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum Nov. 19; the event was emceed by Cincinnati City Councilman P. G. Sittenfeld.

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October 27, 2016

Local Artists Team Up, Support Pets In Need

Soapbox Cincinnati

October 18, 2016

Calling all pet lovers: Pets in Need of Greater Cincinnati will host its third annual fundraiser, Petcasso, on Nov. 19, at The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum.

New this year is the “Painted Pets” auction of unique artwork by Mara McCalmont, local artist and creator of the “Peter Max” Painted Pet, and other artists who are donating their work.

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October 1, 2016

St. John’s United Church of Christ

October 1, 2016

The congregation at St. John United Church of Christ in Reading has been a supporter of Pets In Need almost since the day the clinic opened in 2013.

Recently, Joe Clay and other members of St. John’s delivered two pickup loads of pet food. We’re so grateful for their continued support!

June 23, 2016

Dr. Walkenhorst Joins Board

June 23, 2016

New member, Jack Walkenhorst, DVM, recently joined the Pets In Need Board of Directors.

The former Regional Director of VCA Animal Hospitals brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the organization. Dr. Walkenhorst has been assisting in the clinic on a weekly basis. His other credentials include being a board member of the Cincinnati Veterinary Medical Association and Diplomat Emeritus of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.

June 16, 2016

City Beat “Best of Cincinnati” 2016

June 16, 2016

According to the staff of City Beat, Pets In Need is the best vet helping Cincinnati pets and their people. 

For pet owners, animals play a huge role in life — they’re like family members. It’s no different for people living in poverty. Pets in Need is a nonprofit that recognizes this and makes affordable veterinary care available to area low-income families.

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April 30, 2016

Carol Sanger

PB Johnston Humane Care Award Recipient


April 30, 2016, 2016

A lifelong friend of animals, Carol Sanger has created numerous ways to make a difference in the lives of those who cannot speak for themselves.

Upon retiring as VP/Esternal Affairs for Federated/Macy's in 2005, Carol joined the UCAN board and was soon elected chair.

October 7, 2015

Steffi’s Pantry

October 7, 2015

Our good friends and animal lovers, Sara and Michelle Vance Waddell have made a generous donation to sponsor our pet food pantry in memory of their beloved Steffi G, who passed away earlier this year at the age of 15. The donation will allow the pantry to stay stocked when donated food supplies are low.

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September 18, 2015

Lockland Bank Converted to Clinic Serving Pets of the Poor

By Barbara L. Morgenstern, Esq.
Queen City Pets

September 18, 2015

Freckles the Beagle lay quietly on the shiny examination table, her right eye swollen to scary proportions. Veterinarian Stacey Benton of the clinic Pets in Need of Greater Cincinnati suspected glaucoma and possibly an eye tumor.

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