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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.
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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 proud to give grants in 2019 to the following organizations whose dedication and hard work have changed life for many animals: Bella Run Equine of Athens, Ohio rescues and rehomes horses from inhumane and deadly situations at auctions. They bring malnourished and abused equines to their sanctuary where they receive veterinary treatment, enrichment and love.
Seniors enrolled in Life Care Alliance of Columbus, Ohio’s programs receive food and veterinary care for their companion pets. This effort helps to keep beloved animals with their owners. Sheila Clifton, founder of Yellow Rabbit Animal Rescue in Mississippi, takes in abandoned and abused dogs and cats, gets them veterinary care and finds them permanent homes. The Foundation donated toward a concrete slab for the building of a physical shelter for the dogs that would provide protection from the elements and be easy to sterilize to prevent contagious diseases from spreading. The Tortorella Family Foundation applauds the efforts of these three humane organizations and is grateful to offer help with their missions. Please visit their websites and facebook pages to learn more about what they do.
This past Wednesday, CBJ Coach John Tortorella and radio host Anthony Rothman of 97.1 The Fan, kicked off another season of their “Hockey and Hounds” broadcast by discussing the amazing journey of an abandoned dog from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The story illustrates perfectly the power of people working together to provide hope and help.
Aimee Broussard of Baton Rouge, LA found a starving, skinny, female pit bull beside a dumpster in August. The dog’s teeth were broken and when she went to the bathroom, Aimee only saw mud. Aimee took the suffering animal to her local vet and named her “Diana”. The vet confirmed that Diana had probably broken her teeth when she bit her chain to free herself, and indeed, she had been eating dirt when there was nothing else to eat. Aimee had Diana examined and spayed by the veterinarian and boarded her for a few days while she searched for a suitable place for her.
When no appropriate rescue or shelter could take Diana, Aimee reached out to a friend of the Tortorella’s, Darlene Healy, in the hope that someone could help. John and Christine Tortorella learned of Diana’s plight and were determined to help her further. They contacted some of the rescues and shelters they knew and were thrilled when their Bear’s Angels Partner, the SPCA of Westchester, offered to take Diana. The SPCA is a no-kill, animal-care organization located in Briarcliff Manor, NY. With the help of the Tortorella Foundation, the SPCA provides additional training and TLC to dogs like Diana who require more attention and love on the road to adoption through their The Way Home Program.
Aimee secured a rescue transportation group – Rescue Road Trips located in Zainesville, OH who could take Diana on the long journey to New York from Baton Rouge. When the rescue truck arrived in Brewster, NY, Christine and friends John and Eve Ianuzzi were waiting to take Diana to the SPCA. Once there, Diana was met with good food, a warm bed and loving arms. “Princess Diana” is a staff and volunteer favorite. She is enrolled in The Way Home and is a great pupil.
The Tortorella Foundation is grateful for all the loving hands who helped Diana along her journey and is especially proud to support the SPCA of Westchester’s The Way Home Program.
Golfers and animal lovers gathered at The Golf Club at Little Turtle on a sunny day this summer to raise money for Homeless to Home Animal Rescue and Cat Sanctuary. The August 19th event, “Play Fore Paws” was sponsored by Anthony Rothman of 97.1 The Fan and Jamie McGann of McGann Media Group. Among those who took advantage of the beautiful weather and a chance to help a deserving local charity were Columbus Blue Jacket’s Coach John Tortorella and General Manager
Proceeds from the event and auction were donated to the Marion, Ohio rescue organization which works tirelessly to provide shelter and proper care to homeless animals turned away by shelters or surrendered by owners. To learn more about their mission, visit Homeless to Home.
The Tortorella Family Foundation (TFF) is proud to announce more grants for 2019 were awarded to the following organizations for their important and compassionate work in animal welfare. SAVE Ohio Pets is dedicated to reducing the homeless animal population in Central Ohio by providing spay/neuter and microchipping clinics. TFF is sponsoring three spay/neuter clinics for SAVE Ohio Pets this year.
Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team in Pennsylvania transports homeless and unwanted animals from one part of the country to another by air and land to help them find permanent homes. A grant from TFF is helping PAART purchase a new transport van to assist with their great mission.
TFF provided emergency grant to Pike Pet Pals of Waverly, Ohio to build permanent roofs for their kennels. Pike Pet Pals supports and assists the animals of Pike County Dog Pound.
Facilitate Rescue of Clary, North Carolina was awarded a grant to spay and neuter cats pulled from Harnett County Shelter. Spay and neuter surgeries are one of the most effective ways to prevent unwanted litters and suffering on the part of homeless animals.
Please click on the highlighted links to learn more about these remarkable organizations.
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.