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Four Organizations Ready to Help You Adopt Your Best Furry Friend

Whether you’re a dog person, a cat person, or both, pals with paws can be your best friend and relieve stress. Some local rescues have gotten creative recently, and are still conducting adoptions with new precautions in place. The following places are a few of the resources in the area where you can find your new furry buddy.

HART Rescue

HART Rescue does not have a single physical location. Their pets live in the homes of fosters, at local vet clinics, and in pet shops until they are adopted. They adopt out both cats and dogs. Like so many rescues, they are run entirely by volunteers. At this time, they are still doing adoptions with social distancing and precautions in place.

Louie’s Legacy

Louie’s Legacy is a rescue working in New York, Connecticut, and Ohio. They adopt out mostly dogs, but they do have some feline friends available, too. They are still conducting adoptions under modified circumstances; instead of hosting weekend adoption events, they’re scheduling one-on-one meet-and-greets with potential adopters and following social distancing requirements during the meetings.

Ohio Alleycat Resource

5619 Orlando Place (45227)

Ohio Alleycat Resource (OAR) is one of the longest-running cat rescues in Cincinnati, having started in 1998 in the basement of a shop in O’Bryonville. They’ve grown exponentially over the years, and are now located in Madisonville. They run a wellness and spay & neuter clinic, and house many sweet adoptable kitties. They are currently conducting adoptions by appointment only with social distancing and safety precautions in place.

The Scratching Post

6948 Plainfield Road (45236)

The Scratching Post has been saving cats and kittens since 1990. Via their shelter in Silverton, they help 150 to 175 cats a year live their best (nine) lives. Their volunteers work hard to make sure the cats they rescue are happy and healthy until they find forever homes. They are still conducting adoptions with safety precautions in place.

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Check out the gallery above to see some of the Queen City's most eligible BFFFs (Best Furry Friend Forever).

Please note: All animals were available for adoption at the time of this writing; some may have been adopted since. Check with the rescues to see if the pet you like is still available.