Friends For Life Animal Haven
P.O. Box 7
Canal Winchester, OH 43110
(614) 837-6260
fflah@hotmail.com
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REPORT ANIMAL ABUSE IN CENTRAL OHIO

-FRANKLIN COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY-
614-777-7387

-FAIRFIELD COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY-
740-687-0627

-DELAWARE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY-
740-369-7387

-LICKING COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY-
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OHIO & US HUMANE ORGANIZATIONS

Ohio SPCA
740-420-2984

Humane Society US

ASPCA

 

 

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Report Additional Humane Issues

-High volume breeder--Humane Farming-
Ohio Dept of Agriculture
844-820-2234

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Animal Rescues Central Ohio Rescues PDF 
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All Ohio Rescues Incl Breed Specific

Other Animal Rescues in Ohio
Horse, Ferret, Rabbit, Hedgehog, Parrot,
Snake, Turtles, Rats, Wolves
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Behavior/De-Stressing

Destressing
Adjusting to a New Home (Coming Soon)

De-stress Vet Visits (Coming Soon) 

Litterbox Training & Troubleshooting

Scratching & Declawing

     The Truth About Declawing


Socializing Kittens

 



 

Emergency Vets (by customer rating)  
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Feeder Creek Emergency Vet
(for registered patients only)
12575 Lancaster St
Millersport, Oh 43046
740-467-2949
feedercreekvet.com
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MedVet Canal Winchester/Pickerington
9695 Basil Western Rd
Canal Winchester, Oh 43110
614-829-6444
medvet.com

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Ohio State University Veterinary
Medical Center

5020 Bradenston Ave
Dublin, Oh 43017
614-889-8070
vet.osu.edu 
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Veterinary Emergency Group
3800 Tuller Rd
Dublin, Oh 43017
380-235-6233
veterinaryemergencygroup.com
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MedVet Columbus/Worthington
300 E Wilson Bridge Rd
Worthington, Ohio 43085
614-846-5800
medvet.com
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MedVet Hilliard
5230 Renner Rd.
Columbus, Oh 43228
614-870-0480
medvet.com
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 Med Vet New Albany 
 5346 N Hamilton Rd
 Columbus, Ohio 43230
 medvet.com




 

Feral Cats, Colonies & TNR    

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What is a Feral Cat?

A feral cat is an unowned domestic cat that lives outdoors and due to their natural instincts have become feral/wild again. Unlike stray cats, which may have once had a home and are naturally curious about humans, feral cats have had minimal or no interactions with humans during their lives. As a result, they lack the socialization that would make them comfortable around people. Their wild animal instincts drive them to avoid potential threats and with humans, being larger and often unpredictable, we fall into that category. If cornered, feral cats may act aggressively or defensively. So, if you encounter a feral cat, it’s best to give them space and not attempt to pick them up or pet them. Over time, with patience and care, some feral cats may learn to trust specific individuals, but their overall fear of humans remains.

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How can you help?

ALWAYS spay and neuter your animals. NEVER release a domesticated animal in to the wild, instead find a breed specific rescue to take them.

Trap-Neuter-and-Return (TNR) programs help reduce the number of unwanted litters by fixing these cats and returning them to their feral cat communities where they can live out the rest of their life without reproducing.  It is important to TNR any feral cats as soon as you can to prevent pregnancies.


Visit the resources listed below if you need help with TNR efforts in your community.


TNR and Community Cat Resources

Neighborhood Cats TNR Handbook: The Guide to Trap-Neuter-Return for the Feral Cat Caretaker, 2d ed

Community TNR: Tactics and Tools

Return-to-Field Handbook

Managing Community Cats: A Guide for Municipal Leaders

Managing Feral and Stray Cats

Trapping: The Basics


Side Fact:


The longer an animal has been domesticated, the more dependent it may be on humans for its survival, and animals that have been domesticated for many generations may have lost some of their wild instincts. In that same respect, the longer a domesticated animal is left in the wild, with each generation they become more feral/wild.

Different domesticated species also have varying degrees of adaptability to the wild and environmental factors play a very large part in that. Feral cats, dogs, horses, reptiles, birds and even fish are common animals seen in the wild.  Abandoned and far from their native ecosystems, the result is severe health consequences to the animal and our ecosystems. Wild horses on the Atlantic coast islands; Burmese Pythons, iguanas, chameleons and other reptiles in the Florida Everglades; wild hogs throughout the south, goldfish and even Tiger Oscars in North American rivers and lakes; pigeons and parrots.

To learn more about these feral and invasive species and what you can do to help address the concern, visit:

https://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/

 

 



Pet Pantry
Columbus Humane
3772 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43207
columbushumane.org/petfood
614-602-6700
Humane Society of Delaware County
4920 St Rt 37 E
Delaware, OH
hsdcohio.org
740-369-7387

 




Lost/Found Animals

Click on the photos below for tools and to report lost/found animals.

Lost Pet USA PetFBI RICO Pet Recovery 

 



 

Vet Partners
Amanda Animal Hospital
6548 Lancaster-Circleville Rd SW
Lancaster, Oh 43130
740-687-0643
amandaanimalhospital.com
Canal Animal Clinic
1600 Washington St
Canal Winchester, Oh 43110
614-834-8385
canalanimalclinico.wixsite.com
Care Pet Clinic
785 E Main St
Columbus, Oh 43205
614-252-4353
carepetclinic.com

Feeder Creek Verinary Clinic
12575 Lancaster St
Millersport, Oh 43046
740-467-2949
feedercreekvet.com

SOS of Ohio
3500 E Livingston Ave
Columbus, Oh 43227
614-396-8707
sosohio.org

Winchester Verinary Clinic
6825 Thrush Dr
Canal Winchester, Oh 43110
614-837-5555
winchestervetclinic.com

 




Additional Low Cost Vet Care
Pet Vet

Co-Paw
850 King Avenue - Suite A
Columbus, OH 43212
copaw.org
614-721-5569
Columbus Dog Connection
2761 Johnstown Rd
Columbus, OH  43219
columbusdogconnection.com
614-471-9000
Columbus Humane
3015 Scioto Darby Executive Ct
Hilliard, OH 43026
columbushumane.org
614-777-7387

Humane Society of Delaware County

hsdcohio.org


STOP Cat Shelter and Spay/Neuter

1152 Lexington Ave
Mansfield, OH 44907
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419-774-1738
 



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Pet Insurance Is Pet Insurance Worth the Cost?

The Ultimate Guide To Pet Insurance (2024 Edition)

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Pet Safety

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Click on the photo below for your FREE ASPCA Pet Safety Pack!  
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Wild Animals Found an abandoned baby animal?  Make sure no predators can get to it, if safe to do so leave it where it is and click onHow to tell if a wild baby animal needs your help-and what to do about it before you do anything else.  

Found an injured animal? Visit the Ohio Wildlife Center's website for quick instructions to best help the animal.

Ohio Wildlife Center’s Hospital
2661 Billingsley Rd
Columbus, Ohio 43235
https://www.ohiowildlifecenter.org/
614-793-9453

Additional Wildlife Resources

Orphaned and Injured Wildlife

Co-existing with Wildlife FAQs

Managing Nuisance Wildlife

Ohio Wildlife Center's Facebook Page
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Did you know?

All adult raccoons, skunks, coyotes, fox and opossums trapped or captured by a nuisance wild animal control operator or property owner as a nuisance animal, must be euthanized even if they are healthy? What we often think is a nuisance animal, may actually be a misunderstood animal.

- Hedgehogs are endangered and are harmless and beneficial for your garden because they feed on insects that attack vegetables. Where to Put a Hedgehog House to Attract Hedgehogs for Your Garden
- Foxes have been reported as 'carrying cats away', when they are in fact carrying their cubs to a safer location.
- Opossums play an essential role in the ecosystem, but can also be a valuable asset to your garden by ridding it of beetles, slugs, and snails that damage garden plants. They also consume plant matter preferably fallen or rotting vegetation, cleaning up dropped fruits and vegetables, which can harbor disease.
- Foxes help control rodent populations. Their natural diet includes mice, voles, squirrels, and other small animals, which can help keep these pests in check. They also don’t pose a threat to pets or humans.
- Raccoons are skilled hunters and consume insects, rodents, and reptiles that many people consider pests, benefiting your yard and garden. As they dig in the soil for worms and insects, they aerate and turn over the soil, contributing to soil health and decomposition. They also eat fruits and nuts, and after enjoying their meal, they deposit seeds through their waste. This process helps with plant reproduction and encourages new plant growth.
- Crane flies or may flies, commonly known as a giant mosquito don't suck blood. They feed on the nectar of flowers and help with pollination.
- Snails are beneficial to the ecosystem. Put coffee grounds around your plants I will stay away and you will nourish the soil, because coffee grounds are fertilizer.

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