The Humane Society of the United States awarded a grant of $20,000 to in support of its non-lethal deer sterilization program. is a local non-profit group advocating for the humane reduction of the white tailed deer in Cincinnati parks.

The innovative program was developed through a collaboration between Cincinnati Parks and the residents of Clifton, an urban Cincinnati community. The program will focus on three neighborhood parks—Mt. Storm Park, Rawson Woods and Edgewood Grove.

Under a research permit issued by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the program involves a three to five year study that will begin in late fall of 2015. Veterinarians and capture professionals managed by eco-system and wildlife population research consultant, White Buffalo, Inc., will spend a week in Cincinnati anesthetizing, sterilizing and tagging does in and around the three parks.

Stephanie Boyles Griffin, senior director of innovative wildlife management & services at The Humane Society of the United States, said, “We’re excited to partner with to advance the use of effective, humane fertility control methods for managing wildlife populations.”

The HSUS grant will cover half of the first year’s expenses which must be paid exclusively through private donations. For more information or to make tax deductible donations, visit

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