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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.
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.
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.
Spay and neuter surgeries for companion animals provide one of the best ways to prevent overpopulation and unnecessary suffering. On Sunday, April 28th, SAVE Ohio Pets, an animal welfare organization and its partner Rascal Unit, a mobile veterinary office, conducted a Wellness/Spay Neuter Clinic for the pets of low-income and homeless individuals and families in the Columbus, Ohio area.
Volunteering their talents, veterinarians Dr. Todd Beckett, Dr. Brian Middlebrooks, Dr. Paola Vasquez, Dr. Adriana Martin and Dr. Natalie Thomas tended to 31 wellness clients. Rascal Unit’s dedicated crew, under the direction of Dr. Decker, performed 51 spay neuter surgeries. ‘Lady Jackets’ of the Columbus Blue Jackets Hockey Team, Diana Davidson, Christine Tortorella, Mary Shaw and Hannah Larson comforted post-surgery patients with cuddle and lots of TLC.
According to Stacey Ann Morris, founder of SAVE Ohio Pets, the “Stars of the Show” were the volunteers who helped – as they do with every monthly clinic – by scheduling appointments, picking up and dropping off clients, collecting and passing out food donations and cleaning.
Thanks, too, go to Columbus-based Mutts & Co. for providing pet food at the event. As always, the clinic team were grateful for the assistance of Anthony Rothman of 97.1 The Fan and “Hockey & Hounds”, and Columbus Humane Officer O’Neill.
The Tortorella Family Foundation was proud to sponsor the April 2019 Wellness/Spay Neuter Clinic and salutes all the community members who came together on that day to make a difference for the animals of Central Ohio.
If you would like to donate to a future clinic or learn more about their services, you can reach SAVE Ohio Pets at www.saveohiopets.org or 855-243-SAVE (7283) and Rascal Unit at or www.rascalunit.com 614-389-3500.-
Sub-zero weather is in the area, posing a dangerous threat to humans and animals. If you have an animal that needs to come in out of the cold – or know of someone who needs help with their pet(s), the following organizations can help – FREE OF CHARGE. TAHO – The Animal Health Organization of Delaware will shelter the animals of homeless people and anyone who cannot bring their pets indoors. Call them at 740-549-1950. Homeless to Home in Marion will also take in pets. Call them at 740-272-0849. Hospets in Marysville invites people in Union County with pets who need protection from the weather to contact them by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you see an animal struggling in the cold and feel intervention is necessary, please call Columbus Humane at 614-777-7387 x 250 for their animal cruelty investigation line. Please keep in mind that conditions due to the extreme cold are life-threatening. Look after neighbors living alone and keep your pets indoors.
Bert was one of 10 dogs rescued in an emergency situation in North Carolina. More than 30 animals needed to be re-homed, and fast. Red Barn Rescue in Clayton, NC took Bert in and has already found him a forever family.
For more information about Red Barn Rescue or to inquire about other animals up for adoption, including dogs rescued from the same situation, visit RedBarnRescue.com. To learn more about Bert’s rescue, click here.
Several North Carolina rescues came to the aid of 30+ animals when a couple split up and finances and time could no longer handle the 25 cats, 10 dogs and two turtles they had amassed over their relationship. Until recently, all of the
animals were regularly vetted and certainly loved. The wife reached out for help to re-home the animals as soon it became obvious it was urgent. Several people and groups came to the rescue.
Animal Life Rescue, Red Barn, It takes a Village and Wake County SPCA all took in animals to help with this situation. The Tortorella Family Foundation is proud to help support Animal Life Rescue, NC Dog Rescue, and Red Barn as they work to vet, care for and find forever homes for each of these beautiful animals. Four of the 25 cats were re-homed to a friend of the former owner. One of the dogs, Fell, was euthanized under the supervision and advice of the family vet.
Life is complicated. People often mean well and even do well for long periods of time. But when emergencies happen, that’s often when animals can suffer. The wife, a former “rescue” volunteer in North Carolina, split from her husband, and when finances got tight and there was less money and time to care for the animals they once worked together to love and care for, the animals needed to be re-homed and fast. She reached out to several contacts, asking for emergency help.
Several of the cats are already up for adoption and even a couple have been adopted, and the turtles were taken to a sanctuary by NC Dog Rescue. Chris Leone, Nancy Williams and Shelley Pope worked tirelessly to re-home these animals and find rescues to take them in so they would not have to be surrendered to a kill shelter. The Tortorella Family Foundation would like to personally thank these wonderful people and organizations for their time, efforts, compassion, love and financial contributions they personally made to make this happen.
For more information about Animal Life Rescue, Red Barn, NC Dog Rescue or It Takes a Village, visit their websites or send an email.
email@example.com or animallifeinc.com