“Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace.” Albert Schweitzer, “The Philosophy of Civilization”

No Kill OhioTM

is a non-profit organization dedicated to protect animals from abuse, cruelty and shelter killing in our home state of Ohio.

Our Mission

To  provide a leadership in building a network of animal shelters, rescue groups, volunteers,  fosters, transporters and animal welfare organizations so that cities, counties, and eventually entire state can mobilize and pool their resources as efficienctly as possible in order to end needless killing of healthy pets triggered by lack of available shelter space.

Our Passion

We love animals in every kind, shape, color, and size.  We believe that animals are living, breathing souls, and as such, should be respected and treated with love and dignity.

We believe that no animal should be killed unless they have a terminal or untreatable medical condition, and in such cases, the animal should be put to sleep in a humane way.

We believe that no animal should be abused, neglected, or deprived of food, water, compassion, comfort or safety.

Our Vision

We dream to unite organizations and people of different walks of life to build communities that do not kill unwanted animals.

We recognize the complexity and multidimensionality of the process of building a no kill community, and we acknowledge the difficulties and challenges on this path.

Many people have taken this road before us with various results – some succeeded and some failed.  We have extensively analyzed the success and failure factors of those who have come before us, and of other current No Kill organizations.  We believe that learning from the past and understanding the core problems facing us will enable us to take innovative alternative life-saving approaches and create more efficient programs. Our goal is to break down the barriers that currently exist and to create new synergetic connections between all people and organizations involved in animal welfare.  Building a holistic system with synchronicity between all players is crucial for success.  We believe in the power of people, and the power in networking.

Our Promise

We promise to work tirelessly to assist in building communities that do not needlessly kill healthy animals just because they are unwanted, or because of overcrowding at a shelter.

“We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.” ~ Immanuel Kant