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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Two Athens County animal welfare agencies are teaming up to assist residents who may be unable to afford food for their pets during the coronavirus pandemic. The Athens County Humane Society and Friends of the Shelter Dogs have set up an email address to help those in need. “In the tough… Read More
When animals are put to sleep in Ohio, they are most often euthanized with medications administered by a veterinarian. But there have been some cases where dogs and cats have been put down in gas chambers. Now there’s a new bill that would make that practice illegal. Democratic Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus) says most veterinarians use drugs to euthanized animals but he knows… Read More
On February 1st, 2020, Athens Ohio MakerSpace and Friends of the Shelter Dogs will be hosting a class on how to create dog beds of any size out of reusable fabric and scraps! If you wish to make a dog bed, be sure to register for the class in advance at https://test.athensohiomakerspace.com/classes/ Dog beds are… Read More
Bring your dogs and cats for some Trick AND Treat open house fun. Show off your costumes and best trick – everyone gets a treat, or two, or three…. Contests this year for the following categories: Most Creative Funniest Costume Scariest Costume Best Owner/Dog Combo Photos will be taken throughout the evening and winners will… Read More
The Marietta College Art Department is pleased to present “Paw Paintings: An Exhibition and Auction to Benefit the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley” on display in Atrium Gallery and Gallery 310 for one night only on Friday, May 17th from 5-7pm. The Art Department will work with dogs available for adoption at the Humane… Read More
Quite a few cat people went ape over our story about permethrin. How risky is the pesticide for Kitty? By minimizing their pet’s exposure, cat owners can use the chemical safely, veterinarians say.
A Cleveland-based Ohio state representative is backing legislation that would set rules for how long an animal may be tied up outdoors. John Barnes Jr. wants to limit people tethering their animals to six hours a day and for no more than two hours at a time. His bill also would prohibit owners from tethering… Read More