You’ve heard the rumors, (“Psst, did you hear there’s a new animal shelter being built in West Union?”), and maybe you’ve even inspected the site, (near the WalMart Super Center). The Humane Society of Adams County has indeed nearly completed construction on a brand new animal shelter facility after six long years of fundraising, grant-writing, campaigning, and saving. The new shelter will house offices, a pleasant reception area for visitors, kennels with indoor-outdoor access for up to twenty dogs, a room dedicated solely to cats, and a meeting area for board members and possible public rental. The monthly Roaming Animal Sterilization Clinic (RASCAL) will be held on-site at the new building, offering local residents a low-cost alternative to getting their pets spayed/neutered. Animal lovers will be invited to participate in a volunteer training program to be eligible to help out at the new facility. Fundraisers will be able to be held in the shelter, and, most importantly, unwanted animals in Adams County will have a clean and safe place to rest while awaiting adoption into their forever homes.
The Maysville Community & Technical College is hosting a Dog Obedience class from March 29th-May 3rd, 2011. This is a great way to help turn your misbehaving dog into one that listens and responds to your commands. The class wil go over ,”come”, “sit”, “stay”, “lie down” and “heal”. Dogs must be 6 months old and current with vaccinations. The class is limited to 12 and will fill quickly! Please call 606-759-7141 ext. 66120 for more details or to register. Or Email Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org . Complete details are on page 4 of this PDF file.
Jade, a husky that injured her front paw in a metal trap, has made an amazing recovery. She has received treatment for heartworms and will finally be ready for adoption on October 1, 2010. Hooray for Jade!
Calls come in all the time for dogs and cats, puppies and kittens in need of shelter and love – far more than the Humane Society can accommodate. By opening your heart and home to an animal in need, you can provide the temporary care necessary to allow that animal a chance to thrive while it waits for the right family to adopt it. If you are interested in fostering for the Humane Society, please call us at 1-937-587-2727 or email us at email@example.com.
If you are unable to foster an animal, please consider helping in other ways, such as donating dog houses, food bowls, cat and dog food, kitten and puppy chow, paper towels, clorox bleach, clorox detergent, and/or money to help cover the cost of vet bills.
The animals thank you!
Our next RASCAL Unit event will be September 21, for cats and small dogs only. RASCAL Unit events will also occur on October 21, November 6, and December 4. For more information, or to make an appointment, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-937-587-2727.
The Humane Society will have a booth at this year’s Peebles Old Timers’ Day Festiva; from Thursday, September 16, through Sunday, September 19. We will have kittens and puppies at the booth for adoption. If you would like to volunteer at the booth, or volunteer to walk our dogs or your own in the parade, please call Chris Troutman at 1-513-256-7702.
The Humane Society of Adams County would like to graciously thank the Beverage Barn of Manchester for helping us raise funds for a new shelter facility. The Beverage Barn offered to match up $1,000 in contributions for the new shelter. Donors gave $1,368.86 to this matching fund drive. With the extra $1,000 from the Beverage Barn, the Humane Society raised $2,368.86! Thanks you to everybody who participated! We are one step closer to our new shelter.
The Humane Society of Adams County will be hosting the RASCAL unit at the Peebles, Ohio Community Center several times in 2010. RASCAL stands for the Roaming Animal Sterilization Clinic at Low cost. This wonderful organization provides spays and neuters on about 60 animals per day and, as the name implies, at very reasonable prices. You can find RASCAL pricing information by visiting their website at www.rascalunit.com.
To attend a RASCAL clinic in Adams County please set up an appointment by leaving a message with our RASCAL schedulers at 937-587-2727. Below are the scheduled dates for the Peebles Community Building.
Sat. Feb. 13th
Sat. Mar. 27th
Thurs. Apr. 15th
Sat. May 8th
Sat. June 19th
Sat. July 31st
The Humane Society of Adams County is very grateful to the Beverage Barn in Manchester for offering to match, dollar for dollar, your contribution to the new animal shelter – up to the first $1000. To make your donation go twice as far please bring your donation to the Beverage Barn before January 30th 2010. Checks written out the the “Humane Society of Adams County” are preferred. Every little bit helps and your donation is tax-deductible as a charitable gift. All proceeds will be placed in our shelter fund.
My name is Rocky, after the great fighter, Rocky Balboa. I am a fighter too… well, not a fighter like in fighting, but a survivor. I came to the Humane Society of Adams County with a very severe back injury. I don’t remember how it happened, I just know a nice lady made me comfortable and warm. I couldn’t move for a couple of days but then God performed a miracle on me. I moved my tail, then my legs, and now I can run with the wind. I am told I am a wonderful, gentle spirit, whatever that means… I think it is good! I have been to the vet and have all my shots and also am neutered, no puppies will I produce! I also have had my back checked and I am going to be fine. I take a vitamin supplement each day and exercise. Seems to work wonders. I am anxious to have my own home. Would you like for me to keep you company? My adoption fee is $125.00.
Rocky is up-to-date with routine shots, house trained and spayed/neutered.
For more information on Rocky, or any of our other wonderful animals for adoption, please call the Humane Society of Adams County at 937-587-2727