President Julie Tripodi with Rocky
Our 501(c)(3) non- profit (public charity) organization is dedicated to animals and pet owners in need. Our entire team is dedicated to the safety of all animals.
OWC speaks to elementary schools about the importance of the humane treatment to all animals.
We also offer a low cost spay/neuter program, free straw delivery to outdoor animals, and pet food assistance, depending on availability.
Talia volunteers at shelter
Our No-Kill sanctuary houses abused, neglected, and owner-surrendered dogs for as long as they need refuge before adoption. (For their life-span if need be).
MAKE THE CALL FOR STRAW (330-364-7190)
Pet owners are required BY LAW, to keep pets from suffering in ANY way: O.R.C 959.131. Note: SHIVERING IS A FORM OF SUFFERING. During the winter, use STRAW bedding at ALL times! (NOT HAY or Cedar Chips-they will NOT keep your pet warm). The use of straw during the frigid winter months will comfort your pet and ultimately save him from a slow, agonizing death by freezing! When straw gets low at any time, call us. Straw is available for pick-up only. Straw is now available. but please purchase from a store near you if you are able.
Remember, if you are uncomfortable outside, so is your pet. Also, feeding your pet adequately (twice daily during winter months), will keep his core temperature up, therefore, help him stay warm. The function of digestion (homeostasis process) actually raises the pets body temperature. Water is just as important. Cold weather dehydrates. Refill frozen water as needed. And last of all, look deep within yourself and ask the question; "What kind of person am I, if I allow my pet to suffer horribly outside, while I sit comfortably inside?"
Since OWC's inception on December 8th 2008, 1057 food deliveries have been made! 145 Family pets have been outfitted with new doghouses! New doghouses are currently available (for free), to house needy pets or replace worn out houses. 1,655+ family dogs & neighborhood cats have been sterilized through our low cost spay/neuter programs since 2009. 412 dogs and 3 horses have been placed in lovely homes since Warm & Cozy Sanctuary's inception in December, 2009
STRAW DISTRIBUTIONS: 2,176
Put orders in now for straw.
One freezing night is NOT tolerable!
Delivery is limited to emergencies only.
OWC (Operation Warm & Cozy INC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, public charity under code section (s) 170(b) (1) (A) (vi). This means that ALL contributions to OWC are tax deductible under section 170 of the Code. We are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers, or gifts under section 2055, 2016 or 2522 of the Code. All donating parties will receive a copy of this document to send in with tax forms upon request.
*You may now order your OWC Sweatshirts and T-shirts to support the OWC dog sanctuary!
T-SHIRT $15.00 (please add $4.00 if shipping out of Ohio)
Call 330-364-7190 or use "DONATE" button to custom order.(specify style & size).
PayPal button currently active! Also to be used for donations!
PEOPLE, WHEN IT IS DEADLY COLD OUT THERE- IF YOU DON'T HAVE STRAW, BRING YOUR ANIMALS INDOORS AT ONCE! IT'S ONLY RIGHT.
FREEZING ANIMALS ARE AN INTOLERABLE TRUTH THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED! (OWC is in need of large straw donations to help with these animals left out in the elements).