Loveland, Ohio – Every holiday season, Whistle Stop Clay Works in Loveland chooses a non-profit to be the recipient of their holiday ornament sales. This year the studio chose the League of Animal Welfare, a non-profit that finds homeless pets their forever home and provides low-cost veterinary services.

“The economic impact of the pandemic has hit our community hard. We wanted to help some of the most vulnerable members of our community: dogs and cats who have been surrendered by people who can no longer care for them,” said Kay Bolin, studio co-owner.

It is a Whistle Stop Clay Works tradition to give away unglazed holiday ornaments at the Christmas in Loveland event held in December each year. This year they made 500 gnome ornaments that were distributed free of charge to local residents. The studio also sold hand-painted gnome ornaments for $10 each with 100% of the purchase price benefiting the League.

“The response from the surrounding community was overwhelming,” said Bonnie McNett, studio manager. “The studio sold 193 ornaments and we rounded up the total to make our donation $2,000.”

The League of Animal Welfare has been helping homeless pets and giving them the lives they deserve for over 70 years. More information can be found at:

Whistle Stop Clay Works is located at 119 Harrison Avenue in historic downtown Loveland, Ohio. They have an art gallery and offer classes for adults and children, workshops, private parties, Cocktails & Clay, and studio rentals. More information can be found at: