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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.
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.
Join radio personality Anthony Rothman of 97.1 The Fan as he and Coach John Tortorella of the Columbus Blue Jackets host another broadcast of “Hockey & Hounds” at 2 pm, January 30th. Today’s topic will address the dangerous cold weather affecting Ohio and many parts of our country. Learn how to protect your pets and help others do the same.