Our Pet Program shelters dogs, cats, and other pets whose owners are experiencing homelessness and are linked up with social services in Cincinnati. We care for these owner's animals until they secure pet-friendly permanent housing and are able to be reunited with their animal. We typically have 15-20 animals in shelter. We are in need of volunteers to come in and help the pet program coordinator take care of these animals while their families are working to achieve self-sufficiency and move into housing. The amount of animals we have differs from week to week. Responsibilities would include:
- Giving water and food, based on specific instructions, to animals
- Cleaning litter boxes and outdoor dog area
- Spending time/playing with animals for exercise and social well-being
- Communicating with the Pet Coordinator about any problems or issues
Shifts would be approximately 2 hours on any day of the week.
Foster homes are also needed to increase the amount of animals we keep with families and out of animal shelters! If interested in fostering, we help with all veterinary needs and supplies. We can make a match based on what type of animal you are able to care for in your home.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati, Inc.
990 Nassau Street, Cincinnati, OH 45206, US
The mission of Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati is to provide homeless families and their pets emergency shelter and hospitality through interfaith communities and to work with these families to find and retain stable housing.
IHN is a Unique Response to Homelessness, combining volunteers from the religious community with full-time professionals to reintegrate families into the community. Host Congregations are area churches, temples, and synagogues that provide three meals a day, private sleeping space, and volunteers to create a "home away from home" for the families. Support Congregations assist the Host Congregations by providing donated meals and volunteers. Case Manager helps families find and maintain permanent housing. Bus transports families back and forth between the congregations and the Day Center. The Day Center in Walnut Hills serves as a home base providing adult education classes, a kitchen, laundry facilities, showers, free telephones, a mailing address, computer facilities, and a children's playroom.