Twylite Thursday Fundraiser Set In Maumee
The Golden Retriever Rescue Resource (GRRR) Twylite Thursday fundraiser will be held on Thursday, June 29, rain or shine, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at The Pinnacle, 1772 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee.
Tickets are $10.00 each. Cover charge includes appetizers and live entertainment provided by DAS Mobile Entertainment. A cash bar, basket raffles, silent auctions and 50/50 raffles will be featured.
Advance tickets can be purchased at upcoming dog adoptions. Visit www.gr-rescue.org for adoption dates.
Tickets may also be purchased at the door the day of the event or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toledo Humane Society Announces Grant
The Toledo Area Humane Society (TAHS) will offer free spay or neuter surgeries to residents who either own or know of stray cats in zip codes 43605, 43609 and 43537 in the Toledo area. TAHS is able to offer these free surgeries thanks to a grant for more than $30,000 it received from PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America.
The Toledo Area Humane Society is hoping that this will significantly reduce the number of stray cats in the Toledo community because it will prevent these felines from reproducing and having unnecessary litters of kittens. With this grant, Toledo Area Humane Society is estimating it will be able to offer roughly 750 surgeries this year to those who may not be able to afford it otherwise.
It is reported that in the United States, approximately 3.4 million cats enter shelters in a given year. However, roughly 1.4 million of these cats will be euthanized. Statistically, this means about 34 percent of cats entering shelters will be adopted, 41 percent will be euthanized and less that 5 percent will be returned to owner. With the approximately 750 surgeries TAHS will be able to provide for strays or otherwise unaltered cats in these three zip codes, it will be able to prevent the births of tens of thousands of cats over the next few years. With the help of animal welfare partners, such as Toledo Area Humane Society, PetSmart Charities has funded over 1.4 million spay and neuter surgeries in the U.S. since 2009.
Interested residents that live in the 43605, 43609 or 43537 zip codes should contact the Toledo Area Humane Society to schedule a spay/neuter appointment by calling (419) 891-0705. There is limited availability and this special service will only be offered while funds last.
Wood County Humane Society Sets Training
Does your dog need to learn some new tricks? Does Buster or Maggie jump on you as soon as you walk in the door? Embarrassed to take your pooch on a walk or to the pet store because of bad behavior?
The Wood County Humane Society (WCHS) will offer dog training classes to the community. The classes will be led by a certified professional dog trainer with knowledge- assessed certification (CPDT-KA). Training is completed through positive reinforcement using lure and reward techniques.
The course cost is $80.00. It will be held at the WCHS for one hour per week for five weeks. Those interested in training need to sign up for the course by appointment. Participants will be provided the necessary clicker equipment to aid in the positive reinforcement training style. Varying levels of classes will be offered according to each dog’s ability and knowledge. Skills being taught range from obedience basics such as sit and stay to more fun tricks like high five and roll over.
The shelter is located at 801 Van Camp Dr., Bowling Green. Call to schedule your appointment at (419) 352-7339. At the time of scheduling, participants will be given a list of suggested items to bring to help make the session a successful experience for both the dog and owner.
For more information on adopting and/or volunteering, see www.woodcountyhumanesociety.org.
Rescue Seeks Dog/Puppy Foster Homes
Best Friends Forever Rescue is seeking foster homes for dogs and puppies. Dog food and crate are provided. Those interested should e-mail email@example.com. More information is available at www.bestfriendsforeverrescue.com or at (419) 509-5596.