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OAHF Grant Funding: Making a Difference for Animals Across the U.S.

Each year, the Ohio Animal Health Foundation takes the funds it raises to support a variety of important research, education and community outreach programs. See below for a sampling of the ways OAHF makes a difference in the lives of animals and people.

2017

Midwest Veterinary Conference

Partial sponsorship of the Shelter Medicine educational track at the Midwest Veterinary Conference. Involvement also includes attendee scholarship support. ($7,000)

Veteran Companion Animal Services

Ohio non-profit that seeks to make dogs available to veterans for whom the benefits of the human-animal bond will help bridge their transition back into a non-military environment. OAHF grant funds assist with the cost of care for dogs placed with military veterans in Central Ohio. 

Hurricane Relief

Funds for the Texas and Florida veterinary medical foundations to assist with recovery of veterinary clinics and animal care during displacement, following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. ($2,500/each)

2016

Midwest Veterinary Conference

Partial sponsorship of the Shelter Medicine educational track at the Midwest Veterinary Conference. Involvement also includes attendee scholarship support. ($7,000)

Humane Society of Morrow County

Additional funding to further support their “SNIPS” project that assists low-income pet owners with the spaying and neutering of their animals. The program was initially supported in 2015 and uses a voucher system with local veterinarians. ($4,000)

University of Cincinnati Foundation Blue Ash College Veterinary Technology Program

Funds to purchase canine leg vascular access simulators used in the veterinary technician teaching lab for venipuncture. The simulators allow students to practice drawing blood without using live animals, creating confidence in a non-stressful environment. ($3,255)

2015

Midwest Veterinary Conference

Partial sponsorship of the Shelter Medicine educational track at the Midwest Veterinary Conference. Involvement also includes attendee scholarship support. ($7,000)


Portage Animal Protective League

Funds to purchase equipment and supplies used in response calls for animals that have been injured and/or subject to animal cruelty. Items allow for the safe capture, confinement and transport of the animals so they can receive appropriate care and medical treatment. ($1,500)

Lions Tigers and Bears 

California-based Lions, Tigers and Bears serves as a home to exotic animals that are relinquished by their owners. Following the passage of the Dangerous and Wild Animals law in Ohio, this sanctuary worked with the Ohio Department of Agriculture to take a number of Ohio exotic animals which needed to be relocated. Funds were granted to assist with renovation of their physical facilities. ($5,500)


PAWS Humane Society of Noble County

Grant funds to help underwrite spay/neuter clinics offered to low-income owners in the county. The program partners with local veterinarians to provide the once-quarterly service. ($2,500)

Humane Society of Morrow County

Funding to support their “SNIPS” project, which assists low-income pet owners with the spaying and neutering of their animals. The program uses a voucher system with local veterinarians. ($2,500)  


Meigs County Humane Society

A grant to support the society’s Animal Rescue Project, which works with local veterinarians to provide emergency care for low-income pet owners and strays. Owners seeking assistance are required to show verification of low income with proof of relevant federal documents. ($5,000)

2014

Spirit Hills Wildlife Sanctuary

Funds to assist with the care, housing and transportation of wild animals being relocated from private owners in Ohio ($5,700). 


Midwest Veterinary Conference

Partial sponsorship of the Shelter Medicine educational track at the Midwest Veterinary Conference. Involvement also includes attendee scholarship support. ($7,000)

University of Cincinnati Blue Ash Veterinary Technology Program

Purchase and placement of five microscopes at nonprofit partner locations to assist with prompt diagnosis of animals and the educational growth of veterinary technicians in the program ($5,745).

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Research into the systemic effects of topically applied one percent atropine in the horse ($10,000).

2013

Outreach for Animals: Lions, Tigers and Bears

Funds to assist with the relocation, care, housing and veterinary treatment of wild animals surrendered by their owners following passage of Ohio’s Dangerous and Wild Animal law. (Two grant installments of $10,000 each.)

Midwest Veterinary Conference

Partial sponsorship of the Shelter Medicine educational track at the Midwest Veterinary Conference. Involvement also includes attendee scholarship support. ($7,000) 

2012

University of Findlay

Research project: “Effects of Grouping and Toys on Sow and Piglet Welfare” ($7,627)

Midwest Veterinary Conference

Partial sponsorship of the Shelter Medicine educational track at the Midwest Veterinary Conference. Involvement also includes attendee scholarship support. ($7,000)  

2011

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Shelter Medicine Program microscope. ($1,000) 

Midwest Veterinary Conference

Partial sponsorship of the Shelter Medicine educational track at the Midwest Veterinary Conference. Involvement also includes attendee scholarship support. ($7,000) 

2010

Cincinnati SPCA

Spay/neuter clinic for low-income pet owners ($2,000)

United Coalition for Animals (UCAN)

Spay/neuter clinic for low-income pet owners ($2,000)

Midwest Veterinary Conference

Partial sponsorship of the Shelter Medicine educational track at the Midwest Veterinary Conference. Involvement also includes attendee scholarship support. ($7,000) 

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