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Who We Are

Central Ohio Pit Savers is a nonprofit animal welfare organization. Our mission is to increase the "live release rate" of the Franklin County Dog Shelter. Simply put, we work with the shelter to get more dogs out alive. 

We network and advocate for the shelter dogs, work with owners to keep dogs from entering the shelter, promote spay/neuter, and enrich the lives of shelter dogs.

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Shelter Diversion Program

How you can help

The Shelter Diversion Program was created to help keep dogs out of the shelter and into their homes. We help provide financial assistance for vetting, supplies, and redemption fees. We also help to provide the resources to help overcome behavior issues to keep dogs in their homes. 

We are always looking for volunteers to help with fundraising and events. We also solely rely on donations to keep our program running.

Check out our calendar for upcoming events! 

Success stories

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These are just a few dogs we've helped through the shelter diversion program

Most of these pictures are owners that we've helped to pay their redemption fees after their dogs found their way into the shelter. Their owners were unable to come up with the funds to redeem them so we help by providing financial assistance to help out with the redemption fees. We've also helped sick or injured dogs with veterinary care so that they are not surrendered to the shelter.