Off-Site Infirmary Care Program

To ensure dogs can recuperate from their illnesses, injuries, and surgeries before being adopted into forever families, Friends of the Shelter created an Off-Site Infirmary Care Program. Each year, over 350 dogs recuperate in our infirmary due to illness or surgery. Our average cost per month to repair and recuperate these dogs is $15,000 a month—these expenses are covered through donations from dog-lovers throughout central Ohio.

Our Off-Site Infirmary Care Program, established in 2005, allows us to save dogs’ lives every day by expanding the number we can treat and subsequently place into loving, permanent homes. This innovative program is not funded by tax dollars and is funded only through your donations to Friends of the Shelter.