It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved founder and friend, Sylvia Johanning. Sylvia was a fierce defender of homeless and abused animals and made it her life’s mission to rescue as many as she could. She is greatly missed at Heartt Animal Refuge and by the countless others whose lives she touched. We are comforted by the thought of her being greeted at the Rainbow Bridge by hundreds of animals who had a chance at life because of her devotion and dedication.

Funeral services will be private. To honor Sylvia we ask that you message us with a story or tribute about how she touched your life. Heartt Animal Refuge is the culmination of her life’s work and therefore monetary donations or your gift of time volunteering at the shelter in her memory would be greatly appreciated. The shelter will continue to operate in her absence, in part because of people like you who also believe in saving the animals.

Animal Refuge

11354 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45241 | haveaheartt@yahoo.com

HEARTT Animal Refuge is a 100% volunteer, No-Kill animal refuge and adoption center. We rescue abandoned and abused cats and dogs, provide them with a home and good medical care until they are adopted. We are strong supporters of neuter/spay.

Our organization was founded in 2007. We have both state non profit and federal 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. Our mission is simple: Provide a safe, nurturing environment for cats and dogs until they are placed with permanent and loving forever families.

We do not receive any local, state, or federal funding. 100% of our funds come from loving donations. You can help too!

Chico on his way to his forever home.

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“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself” ~Josh Billings

“Time spent with cats is never wasted” ~Sigmund Freud

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