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FRANKLIN  COUNTY - COLUMBUS  AREA
SHELTERS  AND  RESCUE  GROUPS

Other Shelters
The following are smaller shelters that accept strays and unwanted animals only as space is available. They are cared for until good homes can be found for them.

Citizens For Humane Action
(614) 891-5280
Accepts a limited number of cats and dogs.
Tues, Thurs: 6:30 - 8 PM
Sat, Sun: 12 - 6

This is a non-profit humane organization that recently dedicated a new shelter building at 3765 Corporate Drive in Westerville. CHA accept all types of animals on a space available basis, and cares for them until they are adopted.

Cat Welfare
(614) 268-6096
Accepts a limited number of cats, but Cat Welfare tries its best to take in as many as possible, a.s.a.p. There may be a short waiting period.
Mon – Sun: 10 - 3:30
A non-profit "no-frills" organization dedicated to helping cats. Approximately 250 cats are cared for daily, with the population sometimes soaring to over 300 in the summer months. Long term care is provided for each one until they are adopted.


PETS WITHOUT PARENTS
(614)  459-PAWS
Accepts a limited number of cats and dogs
MON - FRI: Noon - 9PM
SAT: Noon - 8PM
SUN: Noon - 6PM

"Pets Without Parents is a refuge for many homeless and unwanted pets. Our shelter houses many cats, kittens, dogs and puppies who are anxiously awaiting a new, permanent home.  If you are looking to add a new member to your family, we certainly hope you will visit us.  Adoptions include spay/neuter, vaccinations while at shelter, dewormer, general vet exam, county license for dogs, rabies shots for pets 3+ months, feline leukemia test for cats and kittens, heartworm test for dogs 6+ months, health guarantee policy.  Pets Without Parents is a non-profit organization. Our shelter relies heavily on the generosity of the community,. So if you have a dime to spare, an hour to spend with the pets, or supplies to donate, you can be assured they will be put to good use. We are located at the East end of Oakland Park Avenue. 

RESCUE GROUPS
In addition to the above shelters, there are a number of rescue groups that sometimes accept animals and seek good homes for them. Usually these groups house the animals in foster homes until they are adopted.

BIRD BUSTERS
(614) 889-2750
dhunter889@aol.com
Debi Hunter of the Northwest Side gives advice and sometimes assistance to people who have lost a bird. Since she started her bird-rescue service in 1985, she has returned more than sixty birds to their owners

COLUMBUS DOG CONNECTION
614 - 471-9000
kdifrischia@gmail.com
Columbus Dog Connection is a growing network of dog enthusiasts who rescue dogs and puppies in need. Their dogs and puppies are rescued from abandonment and abuse/neglect cases, animal shelters, and a variety of other situations. They provide veterinary care and a foster home until a permanent home is found. Their goal is to place dogs/puppies with people who are ready for a life time commitment to our loyal and devoted friends.

FORGOTTEN 4 PAWS
(740) 687 - 9244
(740) 687 - WAGG
This is an all volunteer, no kill group dedicated to helping rescue lost, abandoned &/or stray animals in Fairfield, Athens and Southeastern Franklin counties. They provide food, shelter and veterinary care to cats and dogs in need. Many of their cats can be seen in the Luv-A-Pet room at PetSmart in Reynoldsburg and they have dog adoptions at the same store on the first Saturday of each month.

FRIENDS FOR LIFE ANIMAL HAVEN
(614) 837-6260
Located in Canal Winchester, Friends For Life Animal Haven takes in homeless dogs and cats. They are cared for in foster homes until a good permanent home can be found for them. Animals available for adoption can be seen the second Saturday of each month at Easton Petsmart, and the third Saturday at Brice Road Petsmart.

COZY CAT COTTAGE
(614) 336 8510
simbaiam@rrohio.com
Cozy Cat Cottage Adoption Center is a non-profit organization that provides refuge, aid and care for unwanted, abandoned or lost animals. Surplus cats are not euthanized. Located at 62 Village Pointe Drive, Powell, OH 43065-0283

COMPANION ANIMAL CONNECTION
740-477-1406

PET PROMISE
Accepts a limited number of cats and dogs

614-738-2149


PLEASURABLE PETS RESCUE
614-261-1061


BREED SPECIFIC RESCUE GROUPS
There are also individuals who take a special interest certain breeds. For a list of such people in the central Ohio area and in Ohio at large please click here.

LOCAL NEWSPAPERS
Dispatch Classified
614-461-5555

Suburban News Classified
614-785-1200
The Columbus Dispatch Lost and Found Classifieds

HELP PLACING FOUND PETS:  PawsitiveConnection.net

"PawsitiveConnection.net is a not-for-profit site designed to help individuals place pets that they have rescued. The site allows potential adopters to browse photos of pets available for adoption in Columbus Ohio and surrounding areas. Each photo is accompanied by information about that pet and the method of contact for the person who is fostering that pet. Each individual has her own method of approving adopters."

EMERGENCY CLINICS
OSU Vet Hospital 614 292-3551.
Accept strays on a "good samaritan" basis, stabilize them and hold them for ten days.

 MEDVET located at 300 East Wilson Bridge Road. They deal with veterinary emergencies from 6PM to 9AM Monday through Thursday, and around the clock on weekends and holidays. Their number is 614 846 5800. BE PREPARED TO BE TAKEN FOR YOUR LUNGS! THEY WILL PUSH EXPENSIVE INVASIVE PROCEDURES AND LOOK OUT FOR PADDED BILL: CHARGE FOR TEST THEN SEPARATE CHARGE FOR READING TEST ON TOP OF COLOSSAL BILL FOR THE VET AND THE FACILITY.  STRONGLY SUSPECT THAT THE VETS WORK ON COMMISSION! CANNOT PROVE THIS BUT THEY SURE PUSH THE PRICEY STUFF BEFORE THEY SUGGEST THE REASONABLE ALTERNATIVE.

Capital Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center
5230 Renner Road, Columbus, OH 43228
614 870 01489
From 6pm to 8am (overnight) an emergency veterinary clinic
From 8am to 6pm (daytime) a specialty clinic.


PRIVATE ANIMAL CONTROL COMPANIES
Some municipalities have contracts with these companies to handle animal control.
Critter Control  614 291- 4400
Varmint Guard  614 794 8169
Trick and Trap:  614 876-0905

DEAD ANIMAL REMOVAL
You may have to face the possibility that your pet was killed by a car. To see if it was picked up, in Columbus, call the Sanitation Department (614) 645 5966.

This page last revised 4/20/2008


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