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Days of our Paws - Resident Story of the Week

My name is Moe and I'm a handsome fellow. I am a male born in 2006 who came from a very crowded house. I can be a little shy and like to hang out at my discretion but when you look like me, well, you can be picky. I like other cats and dogs.


Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat Litters who regularly supplies us with litter for our shelter has again generously donated an extra pallet of cat litter so we can give away a bag of litter with each new cat adoption! Read more here under our Donations in Action page.

MVSAP's new Kitty Cabana featured in the Toledo Blade! Click here to read the article!


Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet was founded in 1977 by a small group of Toledo residents in response to the vast overpopulation of stray and abandoned animals in our community. Save-A-Pet received its charter as a non-profit organization in 1978 and the current system of foster home care was created shortly afterward. Today, Save-A-Pet is more than 450 members strong with an open to the public animal shelter and a foster home network. Since our inception, Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet has placed thousands of kittens, puppies, cats, and dogs in loving, permanent homes.

  • Non profit, no-kill organization
  • 85.65% of all donations directly benefit homeless animals in the Toledo area
  • Responsible adoptions


Our Mission 

Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet was founded on the belief that every companion animal deserves a loving, responsible and permanent home. In short, no animal homeless, and no animal unloved, abused or neglected.

To fulfill that mission, Save-A-Pet: 

  • Offers spay and neuter assistance
  • Promotes responsible pet ownership among the public
  • Seeks responsible, permanent homes for our animals


Current Officers

President: Lori Friedes
Vice President: Janet O'Brien
Treasurer: Marlene Rex
Secretary: Carol Furfaro




To quote the ASPCA, "Kitten season isn't cute" even if the kittens are. So many unwanted, homeless kittens are born each year and a very small percentage of the lucky ones make it into homes and shelters. Pictured is Madelaine, a 5 week old kitten found wandering in the middle of a highway with her little eyes stuck shut. Only the quick actions of a Good Samaritan saved her from the semi bearing down on her.

Madelaine is now recovering in a foster home but may lose one of her badly infected eyes. As more kittens and cats come in at this time of the year, our budget is stretched to the max.  If you can help with a monetary donation for veterinary care or with a donation of kitten formula, kitten food, or clumping litter, we, and our kittens, would be very grateful.

Checks can be sent to MVSAP, 5250 Hill Avenue, Toledo, OH 43615 or you may donate through our website with a credit card or PayPal.