Last week, the Humane Society of Sandusky County received a phone call reporting that a box left out on County Road 37 contained a kitten. The Humane Society volunteer had a hard time finding the box, as it was nearly buried under snow left behind by the snow plow. Once the box was located, the volunteer was surprised to find not one but four little kittens in the box.
The kittens were probably dumped before the snow storm hit. If the road had been plowed one more time, the box would have no doubt been completely covered. And if the kittens had not been discovered when they were, they would have frozen to death.
The five-month-old kittens, now known as Eenie, Meenie, Miney, and Mo, were apparently someones pets, as they are all well socialized. Eenie, Meenie, and Miney are ready for new homes; Mo has been adopted.
According to the Humane Society of Sandusky County, the number of animal abuse reports filed has gone up over the past few months. The Humane Society keeps a waiting list of people wanting to surrender their animals. That list is now seven pages long. And adoptions have been slow. Their shelter already holds more than fifty pets over their limit. Currently, more than 150 cats and dogs are awaiting adoption; their capacity is 100 animals.
Joanne McDowell, president of the Humane Society, is quoted by fox8.com as saying:
We’d hope right now that we’d see a real change in the community, even with our low-cost programs, but there’s still way too many cats... The cat abuse is ongoing. They’re thrown out of moving vehicles. They’re thrown out in boxes. They’re thrown out in litters. They’re drowned. It’s just really a shame.
Another abandoned pet found last week was a nine-week-old German Shepherd puppy named Hope. Hope was discovered in a KFC parking lot. Puppy Hope has been adopted. But so many other loving pets are still awaiting their new, forever homes.
If you would like to adopt Eenie, Meenie, Miney, or any of their other pets, please contact the Humane Society of Sandusky County at (419) 334-4517. Their shelter is located at 2520 Port Clinton Rd., Fremont, Ohio.
Discounts on adoptions will be offered there throughout the month of January.
To see more of their cats and dogs looking for a good home, please click here.
If you cannot adopt, please share the plea from the shelter that they are over capacity and that cats especially need new homes. If more cats can be adopted, the Humane Society can then take in more of the animals on their “surrender list.” So hopefully more cats and kittens can be saved.
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