STAF is a no-kill shelter and sanctuary for injured, neglected, abused or abandoned domesticated animals in the greater-Cincinnati area.
STAF is a no-kill animal shelter run solely by volunteers, funded by volunteer-run events and donations. We provide a loving home for our residents for as long as they live or until they are adopted. We provide the best quality care for our animals. We promote responsible pet ownership and will adopt only to loving, responsible and permanent homes.
This shelter is completely volunteer-run, and I love helping out here. They really take time to get to know the dogs ( I only work with dogs, but have met many happy & dedicated cat volunteers too) and provide as much care as possible. I have personally seen pups come in that would've been euthanized for aggressiveness and bad behavior, get as much training as they need to be sweet boys and girls. Very rewarding experience, and I always recommend it to anyone looking to volunteer.
I have been volunteering with STAF for almost 4 years. ON the cat side, in the Horseshoe. It is not easy work, but I have made LOTS of kitty friends. Especially Big Mac. I am not a cat lover, but I LOVE taking care of all these sweeties
I think this is a great organization in terms of helping anumals, but they could do much better if they were more responsive to attracting and keeping volunteers. I recently donated an item for a fundraising event, and my sister dropped it off for me. The women at the event were not very helpful to her, they didn't even greet her when she came in, they just waved in a vague direction when she asked where to put the donation, and did not thank her or ask the value. I was still interested in helping the animals, and emailed asking how I can help at fundraising events, and never received a response. What a shame when these animals need help and people are willing, but the organization does not support volunteers.
My friend has been a volunteer at STAF for almost twenty years. I started going to help her. Everyone is very kind not only to the animals, but to each other. Even though my friend is now over ninety and takes much longer to feed the cats, she is still treated with great patience. The animals are well cared for which is a great testament to the volunteers. If you are looking to enrich your life, and to make a difference in the life of sweet, innocent animals, then I highly recommend that you choose STAF.
I HAVE SEEN VOLUNTEERS COMMIT THEIR TIME, ENERGY, AND LOVE
TO OUR ANIMALS. MANY OF THE CATS AND DOGS COME INTO THE SHELTER IN VERY SAD SHAPE, AND THEY ARE GIVEN THE LOVE AND ATTENTION THAT HELPS THEM RECOVER. I HAVE RECOMMENDED THE SHELTER FOR ADOPTION AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES.