Clermont Pets Alive! fills the gaps in the community by identifying the problems that leave dogs and cats euthanized at the shelter and creating innovative programs to overcome those specific problems.
Currently, we are focused on rescuing the pets who end up at the shelter and helping keep pets from being surrendered to the shelter. While we believe strongly in spaying and neutering, residents of Clermont County already have great programs for those services, so we are focused on helping the pets who have already been born get out or stay out of the kill shelters.
Our rescue program is focused 100% on the dogs and cats who are about to be killed. We wait until the shelters have chosen the pets they want for their adoption programs and other rescue groups have pulled the pets that they can take, then we go in and rescue the rest that we can fit into our programs.
As we’ve reached the final groups of pets still being killed at the Clermont County Humane Society, we’ve had to build special programs to help certain demographics of pets who need a little extra help to become adoptable:
- Bottle Baby Program, for unweaned kittens and puppies.
- Barn Cat Placements, for feral or under socialized cats who can’t go into an adoptive home.
Our first goal is to make Clermont County a no kill community.
We are role modeling the programs necessary for the entire Cincinnati Tri-State to become no kill. If you are interested in helping achieve no kill in another Cincinnati community, join the No Kill Tri-State group.
Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender (PASS)
Our PASS program helps people who are having pet problems so that they don’t need to surrender their pets to kill shelters. Our volunteers take phone calls and emails from pet owners in crisis to counsel people who are about to surrender their pet to the kill shelter.
Our goal is to send 20-25% of the pets back home who were brought to the shelter to be surrendered, by helping the owners with their problems.