Cassie Mattia is the President and Publisher of Loveland Magazine

by Cassie Mattia,

Loveland, OhioThe oldest and one of the largest no-kill shelters in Cincinnati, Ohio graced me with their presence on my latest episodes of the Table of Discussions! The League for Animal Welfare, which was founded in 1949, provides much-needed care for over 1,800 unwanted, lost, and neglected cats and dogs.

I sat down with Executive Director, Devon Smith, and Enrichment Coordinator, Ronni Valle to talk about the League for Animal Welfare’s sheltering services, and their clinic that includes a spay/neuter voucher program, vaccine clinics, veterinary assistance program, and much more! Did I mention we had special furry guest Zumi in the studio too?¬†

So sit back with your fur babies and enjoy my latest Table of Discussions episode featuring Devon, Ronni, and Zumi from the League for Animal Welfare!


To reduce the number of homeless cats and dogs in Greater Cincinnati by providing a compassionate, no-kill animal shelter and programs that promote responsible pet care.


We will be recognized as Greater Cincinnati’s leading no-kill shelter and animal welfare champion.

Core Values

We believe that all cats and dogs are entitled to be free from suffering, abuse, and exploitation.

We consistently act honestly, fairly, and in the best interests of the animals in our care.

We proactively promote and facilitate responsible pet parenting, and are committed to raising public awareness about the humane treatment of all animals.

We strive to always provide exceptional care for our animals and an exemplary shelter experience.

We use our resources wisely and maintain the public trust.

The League is a proud Best Friends Network Partner!

How to Donate

As a nonprofit, the League for Animal Welfare relies on donations from our wonderful supporters in order to care for the cats and dogs that make their way to our shelter. Donating is easy and can be done a number of ways:

Donate Online

You can donate directly through our website here!

Donate By Phone

Call the shelter at (513) 735-2299 to make a donation over the phone.

Donate By Mail

Send your check or payment information to:

League for Animal Welfare
4193 Taylor Rd
Batavia, OH 45103

Donate with Stock

Gifts of appreciated stock can offer real tax benefits to the giver in the right circumstances, so check with your tax adviser on whether this giving option makes sense for you. View stock transfer instructions here. We wish to ensure all gifts are properly received and acknowledged so please email us with the name of the stock, the number of shares and your name and address.

Donate Through Your Employer

Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati raises unrestricted funds for a network of 30 local nonprofits by hosting workplace campaigns where employees make tax-deductible charitable donations to the cause of their choice.

Below is a list of current workplace partners. If you work for one of the listed organizations, you can choose to have a donation deducted directly from your payroll to support the League. If you company is not listed, learn more about the advantages of becoming a workplace partner.

  • Cincinnati Public Schools
  • Cincinnati State Community College
  • City of Cincinnati
  • Contemporary Arts Center
  • Hamilton County
  • Hamilton County Public Library
  • Hoxworth
  • Interact for Health
  • Miami University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • UC Foundation

President and Publisher of Loveland Magazine, Cassie Mattia is a resident of Historic Downtown Loveland and the Public Relations Coordinator at Butler County Board of DD. Cassie was awarded the Little Miami River Chamber Alliance 2021 Young Business Professional of the Year.


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