Animal Friends Humane Society@animalfriendshumanesociety

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Animal Friends Humane Society



Though we’re always hopeful that cats can be indoor companions, we recognize that there are circumstances where certain cats are given the freedom to be indoor/outdoor or exclusively outdoor pets. •

On occasion, we have cats that we feel fit this criteria. If you’re looking for a cat that prefers to be outside, please consider one of these lovely felines. •

If you’d like any further information on our outdoor cat program or would like to visit with any of these kitties, please call us at 513-867-5727 or stop in any time during our operating hours. We are located at 1820 Princeton Road in Hamilton, Ohio. •

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Celebrate Adopt a Shelter Dog Month with us by adding a new addition to your home!


Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th all adoption fees will be 50% off! Residents that have been with us longer than three months will have their adoption fees totally waived - you’ll only have to cover the cost of the county license. •

Drop in and we bet you’ll fall in love! •

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Though we’re always hopeful that cats can be indoor companions, we recognize that there are circumstances where certain cats are given the freedom to be indoor/outdoor or exclusively outdoor pets. •

On occasion, we have cats that we feel fit this criteria. If you’re looking for a cat that prefers to be outside, please consider one of these lovely felines. •

If you’d like any further information on our outdoor cat program or would like to visit with any of these kitties, please call us at 513-867-5727 or stop in any time during our operating hours. We are located at 1820 Princeton Road in Hamilton, Ohio. •

#animalfriendshumanesociety #afhs #hamiltonohio #butlercountyohio #upforadoption #rescuecatsofinstagram #spayandneuter #tnrcat #barncatprogram #outdoorcats #adoptdontshop


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We have a new Kennel Manager!


“My name is Megan and I have been an employee of Animal Friends since August 2010. I have four rescued pets: two cats named Derek and Gumdrop and two dogs named Sookie and Angus (pictured), three of which are AFHS alumni! In my free time, I enjoy hiking, yoga, cycling and watching true crime documentaries. As the Kennel Manager of Animal Friends, I hope to continuously find new ways to improve the adoption rates of our animals, keep our facility sparkly clean and make our furry residents’ temporary stay with us a pleasant one. Thank you for your support!”


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Even more changes at Animal Friends. Megan N. is our new Outreach Coordinator!


"My name is Megan Niehaus. I started working with AFHS as a volunteer. I did that from 2014 to 2017. I graduated high school in 2015 and went to college at UC to obtain my Associates in Criminal Justice. I loved the degree I pursued, but I always knew my passion was to work with animals. As soon as I graduated college, I went to work at AFHS as a Kennel Technician. When the Outreach Coordinator position opened up, I knew I’d be a perfect fit due to my love to work with the public, volunteers, and adoptable animals. My favorite part of my job is matching families up with their new best friend during PetMobile events! I look forward to years to come with Animal Friends!"


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Did you know that Animal Friends Humane Society is Butler County’s ONLY open admission shelter? This means that any stray found in our county come to us!


Right now, we have stray dogs and cats coming out of our ears! If you or anyone you know are missing a pet from Butler County or any surrounding counties, please direct them to Animal Friends. As much as we love these precious pups and fabulous felines, we’re sure they’d love to go home!


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We’re happy to introduce our new Operations Manager, Nancy!


“I am a mother of two animal loving children. I have three dogs and a cat, most of which came from AFHS. I started my journey with AFHS back in 2015 as a foster. It was always a dream of mine to be involved in animal welfare and that dream has only been fueled by this great organization. I was employed in the front office for a year and a half before I left to try to pursue that ever elusive dollar. I was overjoyed when AFHS reached out to me to come back for the Operations Manager Position. I gladly accepted and have hit the ground running to keep up with this ever growing shelter!”


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Nebula is three year old lab/pit mix who has been with us since July. She is about 60lbs of pure love, with so much excitement being around people that her entire body wiggles! •

Nebula was found as a stray and was placed up for adoption after no one came to claim her. We can’t imagine why! She is happy, playful and has wonderful energy. She absolutely loves playing fetch and would make a fantastic running partner. She was tested with two other dogs during her behavior assessment and was friendly with both of them. That being said, if you already have pups at home, we recommend bringing them to the shelter to meet Nebula before taking her home. •

If you think Nebula might be the perfect addition to your family, please drop by any time during our operating hours!


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Meet our new Executive Director, Tara!

For many of you, this is my first opportunity to reach out and introduce myself. My name is Tara Bowser, and I stepped into the role of Executive Director in June, after serving as Interim Director for four months. Although this role is still very new to me, being an Animal Friends employee is one that is very familiar. •
My career with Animal Friends began 12 years ago, in October 2006, at the “old” shelter in Trenton. Then Executive Director, Leland Gordon, hired me on as part-time kennel help, which worked perfectly with my full-time schedule as mom to two rowdy toddlers, Breanna & Jacob. Being an animal lover since I was a toddler myself, I knew it was only a matter of time before I began investing even more of my time at Animal Friends. When a full-time office position opened up a few months later, I decided to apply for it and began working alongside Becky and LaShon that coming January. From there, I had the privilege of becoming Foster Coordinator, Rescue Coordinator, Kennel Manager, and then Operations Manager, a position created in 2011, and held only by me up until July of this year. Throughout the past 12 years, I have also spent my fair share of time working alongside our amazing surgery staff and the Dog Warden’s Office - from assisting with various surgeries to helping clear out animals from the homes of hoarders. I have even had the pleasure of being a puppy handler the last 3 years for all six of our Puppy Bowl pups, traveling each football season, with my husband Dan in tow, to New York City to film with Animal Planet. •

None of this, however, would have been possible without the support and guidance of our former ED, Meg Stephenson. I had the honor of working hand in hand with Meg during her entire career at Animal Friends. From her, I was able to learn what it takes to lead an organization to greatness. I appreciate the role Meg played in helping me get to where I am today, and I can only hope that my years as ED brings as much success as hers did.


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Congratulations are in order! Cindy is celebrating her 10 year anniversary as an employee of Animal Friends!

Cindy spends most of her time in our cat areas; making sure all cages are sanitized properly, providing food & water to everyone, bottle feeding newborn kittens, administering vaccinations and everything in between! She also assists back in our clinic when needed and we consider her to be a reliable and flexible asset to our team. •
We appreciate you, Cindy, and we know the cats do, too!

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We ❤️ pupdates! If you’ve adopted from us, we’d love to hear from you! Read below for Penny’s happy ending. •

“On Februrary 15th, 2017 I came into Animal Friends with my father. Together we adopted a lab mix with the biggest smile I've ever seen on a dog, her name was Honeybun at the time. We've since renamed her Penny, and she's been the absolute best addition to our family. We've gone through some pretty serious hardships over the past year, but Penny has lightened the situation for everyone. I felt the need to reach out and update you guys on our girl, when we adopted her everyone seemed sad to let her go, and I can see why. Thank you all so much for what you do, it does not go unappreciated”. - The Holden Family

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FAITH and DAISY are sisters who came to us as strays. When the owner did not claim them, they were placed up for adoption and are now looking for the perfect home. Though we aren’t requiring that they are placed in a family together, we sure would love it if they were. To encourage this, they have a reduced adoption fee of $150 for the pair. -
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DAISY is an 8 year old purebred Australian Cattle Dog. She is rather timid and unsure of new people and situations, but she warms up quickly and will be your buddy for life. She tends to rely on Faith for her confidence. If Faith likes you, Daisy likes you. She knows how to sit and really enjoys gentle affection. - -
FAITH is a 6 year old Australian Shepherd/Australian Cattle Dog. This bi-eyed cutie is quiet, well behaved and really enjoys attention. She’s eager to please and is a bit more self assured than Daisy. That being said, she seems to enjoy being her sisters caretaker. -
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If you are interested in these stunning ladies, please drop in any time during our operating hours. If you don’t have a spot in your home for them at this time, please consider sharing this post! As always, we greatly appreciate your ongoing support. -
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