Animal Welfare League of Scioto County, Inc.


The Animal Welfare League was incorporated in 1985 as a non-profit animal advocacy organization devoted to improving the lives of animals in the Portsmouth area.


Programs and Services:

  • Reduced rate spay/neuter program for low and fixed-income households, offered year around.
  • Reduced rate of pet vaccination clinics offered in May with four locations. Open to all.
  • Pet food donations to the St. Francis Catholic Outreach Center Food Pantry.
  • Straw will also be offered for winter dog houses through the Center.
  • Promote, through advertisement, World Spay Day, last Tuesday in February.
  • Working relationship with the Scioto County Dog Shelter. The Animal Welfare
  • League will be contributing to the cost of spaying/neutering locally adopted dogs from the Shelter.
  • RASCAL Unit, out of Dublin OH, is a mobile veterinary hospital offering spaying/neutering plus other services throughout the state of Ohio. The Animal Welfare League has sponsored this program with two events in 2022 and two events in 2023. The first 2023 event was held in March and another was scheduled for August of 2023.

Did you know:

  • Trustees and members are all volunteers.
  • In 2022,150 pets were spayed or neutered through our year around program. So far in 2023, 59 pets have been or are scheduled to be spayed/neutered.
  • Rascal Unit events beginning in March 2022 up to and including March 2023 has spayed/neutered 110 pets. Events are held at the 2nd Presbyterian Church, Waller Street, Portsmouth OH.
  • After three years of Covid precautions, the Animal Welfare League was finally able to resume low cost vaccination clinics in May 2023. With three locations, the clinics offered vaccinations to 115 pets.
  • St. Francis Outreach Pet Food Pantry donations began in March 2015. So far in 2023, the League has provided emergency pet food for 115 households.

Contact Info for Animal Welfare League:
Phone: (740) 858-2446
Address: P. O. Box 1012 Portsmouth, OH 45662
Portsmouth OH 45662-1241
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