Updated: August 14, 2017
Toledo Humane Society Offers Kids’ Camps
The Toledo Area Humane Society is offering summer camps for ages 5 to 14 throughout the month of August.
Whether a child is thinking of a career with animals, wants to learn more about pocket pets or is just looking to go on an animal adventure around the shelter, the Toledo Area Humane Society has an appropriate camp. For more information, visit www.toledohumane.org/child-education-programs-and-camps or e-mail Jackie Kinnee, education coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hens And Hounds Set At Mudhens Stadium
The Toledo Area Humane Society will host its 5th annual Hens and Hounds with the Toledo Mudhens on Wednesday, August 23, at Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo. This family fun evening invites everyone to bring their pups along as they enjoy one of America’s greatest pastimes.
Join the fun as the Toledo Mudhens take on the Columbus Clippers. Well behaved dogs on a leash are welcome to tag along and enjoy this fun outing in downtown Toledo. The Toledo Area Humane Society will be there with some of its very own adoptable dogs as well as special treats for TAHS Alumni dogs and all the friendly canines that come out to the game.
Proceeds from dog tickets will benefit the Toledo Area Humane Society.
To purchase tickets, visit the Mudhens box office or www.mudhens.com and look at the Homerun Terrace. Game starts at 6:35 p.m.
Tails On The Trails Planned In September
On Saturday, September 9, Humane Ohio will host its first Tails on the Trails Walk and 5K Run. The event will take place at Side Cut Metropark, 1025 W. River Rd., Maumee, with the race kicking off at 8:30 a.m. followed by the walk at 9:30 a.m.
This dog-friendly event will include games, a vendor village and entertainment. All funds raised at Tails on the Trails will go toward keeping spay/neuter services affordable in the Northwest Ohio region and helping keep pets in their homes.
Racers will pay a $25.00 registration fee, while walkers can sign up for free and are encouraged to fundraise. Fundraising prizes will be awarded to those who raise funds ranging in amounts of $50.00-$1,000 and over. The fundraising prizes include T-shirts, bumper stickers and fleece jackets. The top fundraiser, raising $1,000 or more, will get six months of pet food for free. All runners will receive a T-shirt and drawstring backpack filled with dog treats and other items.
For more information about the Tails on the Trails Walk and 5K Run, including prize levels, or to sign up, visit https://humaneohio.org/tails-on-the-trails/ or call (419) 266-5607, ext. 111.
Patriotic Pet Fundraiser Set At Pet Valu
Pet Valu and The United States War Dogs Association are pairing up for their seventh annual Patriotic Pets campaign to support military service dogs. The fundraiser – which runs through Mondays, September 11 – invites Pet Valu customers to purchase an American flag bandana for $5.00 or a Paper Paw to hang in the store’s window for an amount of their choosing.
Proceeds from the fundraiser help U.S. War Dogs cover the costs of transporting veteran war dogs back to the U.S. after service and finding them forever homes, memorializing fallen four-legged soldiers and providing dogs with state-of-the-art equipment to support them overseas and back home. They have also led to the creation of the organization’s Rainbow Bridge Assistance Program, which funds the euthanasia and cremation of retired military, contractor, TSA and Secret Service working dogs, and its free prescription drug program, which provides families of adopted veteran dogs expensive medications crucial for the dogs’ health at no cost.
Pet Valu’s campaign also supports services to reunite military service dogs with their handlers, including Mission K9 Rescue, a Chapter 6 organization of U.S. War Dogs that facilitates reunions at no cost to the military service members.
For more information about Pet Valu, visit http://us.petvalu.com/.
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 than 5 percent will be returned to their owners. 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.