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Happy Faces from Muskingum County Dog Warden and Adoption Center
On their weekly broadcast for Hockey & Hounds, Coach Torts of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Anthony Rothman of The Fan 97.1 have been talking about Muskingum County Dog Warden and Adoption Center in Zanesville, OH.
The Muskingum County facility is usually filled to the brim with dogs that have been lost, abused, neglected or owner surrendered. It’s a challenge, but one that the shelter rises to with a little help from their friends like Multiple Breed Rescue of Grafton, Ohio who drove over three houses to bring them dog food, leashes, treats and other supplies. They walked some of the dogs and took them to a local pet store for a bath then pulled 4 dogs for Friendship Animal Protective League. Wood County Humane Society in Bolling Green also pulled four more dogs who had also been long time residents at the Adoption Center.
Muskingum County Dog Warden and Adoption Center is in need of a new building. To learn more about their plans please click here.
Meet three of the most handsome gentlemen from the Adoption Center who found forever love!
Buff is a bulldog mix who had been at the Center for seven months… before getting adopted by a lovely couple.
Kreed, a small bully breed was being overlooked at the shelter time and again until his foster decide to make his situation permanent!
For more info on the Center and their work, please call 740-453-0273.
Graced with the title of “Longest Resident” after Buff was adopted, Leonard was at the Adoption Center since August. He is now in his forever home and we’re thrilled.
I LOVE LUCY!
How could you not adore this sweet-faced, boxer-pit mix? Lucy was found living in deplorable conditions with a fever and multiple wounds from being chained. Thankfully, she was rescued by Scioto Area Humane Society of Ohio and taken to a veterinarian. Lucy has given birth to a few litters and needs to be spayed. She is about 3 years-old and is staying with a foster. Lucy is great with kids of all ages but doesn’t understand how to behave with other dogs, so it would be best if she was the only dog in the house. If you are interested in meeting this love-bug and giving her story a happy ending, please call Linda Kennedy Patrick with the Scioto Humane Society at 740-352-3339.
Our family would like to thank everyone who made recent donations to the programs of our family foundation through Go Fund Me. This support means so much to us and it will help us, help those, who work tirelessly to try stop the suffering of animals. There is so much to do and those people and organizations, on the front lines of this compassionate passion, need the help of the community. And you’ve given it. We pledge to use 100% of every donation in the best way possible to help animals! It takes a team!! Thank you all! And special thanks to Amanda Meyers!
To learn more about what our family foundation has been doing with our rescue partners, please visit our website: www.tortorellafoundation.org, our facebook page: www.facebook.com/tortorellafoundation and view our year-end video for 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1U453Qu2miE&feature=youtu.be
Again, thank you, we are deeply touched by the support and excited about how the fundswill help Bear’s Angels!
John and Christine Tortorella
The Tortorella Family Foundation was pleased to present grants this spring to deserving animal welfare organizations who make a difference in their communities. Among the grantees was The SPCA of Westchester who was awarded a grant for their The Way Home Program, a partnership with the Tortorella’s that provides training, enrichment and TLC for dogs with behavioral challenges in order to improve their chances of being adopted. In 2018, 134 dogs enrolled in this program found their forever homes, including the dogs featured here. Please click on the link above (SPCA of Westchester) to learn more about this organization and its programs.
Most of us look forward to the sun and fun of summer. It’s great to spend time outdoors with friends and family and pets. It’s important, however, to be aware of the special needs of our cats and dogs in the heat. Many avoidable pet deaths occur during summer. Topping the list are animals left in cars. Here is a flyer of some safety tips that you can print out and share on bulletin boards or hand out at events. Click on the flyer to open it on your computer. Thank you!
These sturdy, well-built homes will serve to keep canines warm in the frosty winter months and provide a safe haven throughout the year.
Materials and paints were donated by Lowe’s -Polaris Parkway. Elbow grease, talent and a generous desire to help animals in need were provided by: Cameron McLeod, Ian McLeod, Corbin McLeod, Yua Noshiro, Tyrone Russell, Rebecca Krumholz, John Harp, Jennifer Harp (of Bear’s Angels – Columbus), Melissa Zotek, Cathy Krumholtz, Anthony Rothman (of 97.1 The Fan Radio), Jamie McGann, Heath McKenzie and Amber McKenzie. The Tortorella Family Foundation thanks each and every volunteer for providing such love and inspiration to us all.
An editorial in the February 20th edition of the Columbus Dispatch discusses the important role of dog rescue teams in the Columbus area following a new law restricting puppy mills. To read the article, click here: Columbus Dispatch Feb. 20th
97.1 The Fan sports radio in Columbus, Ohio combines forces with Columbus Blue Jackets’ head coach John Tortorella to showcase shelter animals in their weekly segment “Hockey & Hounds” on the Carpenter & Rothman show. Join the H & H team by purchasing this awesome T-shirt and help support pet adoptions, community volunteering and charitable efforts. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to The Tortorella Family Foundation. Your donation will stay in the great state of Ohio, helping those who directly impact the lives of animals and children. To order click here: H&H T-Shirt.