INDY ON THE TRAIL
I experienced a 'magical' ride last night as I was biking on the Northcoast Inland Trail. The sun was setting and... well, hopefully you'll take the time to read the story I am working on when it is finished. For now I thought I'd share this photo. Maybe it's the way I felt when I took it while stopped in the middle of one of the trail's wooden bridges... a perfect capture of my thoughts at that particular moment... planting seeds of compassion... one at a time. The kitten was safe. I will soon be posting the rescue of Indy.read more >>
INDY ON THE TRAIL
This is a rather long story, but I think you might enjoy reading it. Click on READ MORE to read story and see photos.
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KITTENS SEPARATED FROM MOTHER FOR 7 DAYS IN WILD SURVIVE!
A heart-warming day-by-day account of their rescue.
Wednesday, June 4th
S.P.A. received a call from a concerned employee of a local factory. The caller explained that a stray cat had taken up residence under a company trailer. As would be expected, animals are not allowed on the company's premises, so there was talk of trapping the cat and releasing it at a barn in the country. CLICK READ MORE FOR REST OF STORY!read more >>
BRYAN GERBER RECEIVES S.P.A.'s AWARD OF COMPASSION
Bryan Gerber, who recently turned twelve years old, requested that his friends bring animal supplies to his birthday party. He said that he wanted to give everything he received to S.P.A. Click READ MORE for the rest of the story...
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It's what the World Needs More ofread more >>
S.P.A. Cats Need Litter!
S.P.A. Rescued Cats Need Scoopable Litter! S.P.A. is a non-profit organization, so your donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE! CLICK READ MORE BELOW.read more >>
SPONSOR ANIMAL OF YOUR CHOICE!
S.P.A. needs your help covering current rescued animals' veterinary expenses. Won't you please consider sponsoring part or all of one of the following S.P.A. rescued animals latest visits to the vet's office? Click 'READ MORE' to see each animal's face and TOTAL AMOUNT CHARGED for veterinary care. Learn how to make a donation directly to the vet's office which will be applied directly to that particular animal's bill. PLEASE... without your help we can't continue to help them! S.P.A. is a 501(c)3 organization. Your donations are tax-deductible.read more >>
HEARTFELT 'THANK YOU' FROM SASSY TO HER FOSTER PARENTS
Dear foster dad and mom: Tom and Megan,
Thank you for being my stepping stones to the new life I began last night. You taught me well and I will miss you so much. You will always be remembered as my foster mom and dad and I know your special gift was to help me become the perfect puppy for my new, forever humans, Trent and AJ.read more >>
THE IMPORTANCE OF COMPASSION
According to a comprehensive study from the University of Michigan, we are about 40 percent less empathetic than people in the 1980s, with the biggest drop-off in empathy occurring after the year 2000.read more >>
DANAUS - The Rescued Butterfly
The other day my husband, Terry, was blowing huge piles of leaves that the swirling, shifting Autumn wind had deposited directly outside of our sunroom door.read more >>
THESAURUS OF COMPASSION
Thesaurus of Compassion: DECLAWING: mutilation, amputation, pain, injustice, adulteration, disservice, harm, hurt. ~click read more>> for kinder alternativesread more >>
CODA IS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!
CODA IS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION! If you're interested, please fill out an Online Adoption Application by clicking ADOPT & FOSTER in the pink bar above. Coda is currently reviewing applications from reliable, responsible, loving famiies looking for a very special best friend! Click READ MORE below for thorough description.read more >>
Certified Trainer Opposes 'Train with Pain' Techniques
As a long time student/observer of dogs, I have come to realize that dogs enjoy learning. They feel good when they figure something out. Dogs are sentient beings and seek not only to learn, but also to bond and interact with humans. In order to do this most effectively, they must know how to learn.read more >>
WE NEED LITTER!
S.P.A. is in dire need of SCOOPABLE LITTER! Even if you can donate one box of scoopable litter, that would be great... and we will even pickup from your front porch!read more >>
NITTY NEEDS A FOREVER or FOSTER HOME ASAP!
I was riding my bike on the trail with three friends Saturday morning when a small, gray, dehydrated and very thin young cat came stumbling along on the bike path (Northcoast Inland Trail).read more >>
Top Ten Reasons to Foster a Rescued Dog!
Many people have a preconceived notion that the dogs that end up in shelters and with rescue organizations are undesirable. No one would get rid of a dog if it were loving and affectionate, right? The sad truth is that a good number of excellent companions get dropped off at shelters and rescues for financial and personal reasons that have nothing to do with the temperament of the animal. So before you think about buying a puppy as your new furry friend, consider adopting a more mature rescue dog. ~By Caleb Schulte, eHow Contributorread more >>
NATURE NEEDS A FOSTER HOME!
UPDATE! Nature and two of her babies, Glen and Brook, have been adopted by a very special family in Bowling Green! The remaining three kittens, Forest, River and Glade will soon be visiting the Cat Condo at Sandusky Petco. Forest and River are beautiful tiger brothers, and Glade is a satin black female. They are healthy, stunningly beautiful kittens! ORIGINAL POST: This very sweet, young black kitty's tail had to be amputated and her pregnancy was confirmed. S.P.A. did what was right, NOT what was easiest. Now, we need your help. Please... can't someone please offer this darling little girl a foster home? S.P.A. will take mama and kittens back, once kittens are weaned. Earn big time karma points by offering a hand to providing compassionate care to one of God's worthy creatures. Click READ MORE below for more information and photos.read more >>
PONDSY IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
A very handsome, satin-black castaway ~now known as "Pondsy"~ was recently rescued by S.P.A.. He is a high-level "head-butter" and when he hears the word 'love' he's right there... baby, because he's all about the love thing.
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Marco (AKA Sir Baxter) the Rescued Cat Sent an Email to S.P.A.!
And that's not all... he's apparently a very intelligent feline, stating in the following letter that he'll answer all email sent to him! What a comical cat! He wants to start a 'Sir Baxter' Fan Club. No... I'm not kidding. Click READ MORE below to see for yourself. I know it is difficult to believe... I mean, how in the world can a cat send email?! But he's doing it... somhow. He's really doing it!read more >>
FOSTER AN SPA PET!
Are your kids begging you for a pet but you keep saying no because you are not certain that you want to make a fourteen year committment?read more >>
Another Amazing Adoption!
Rocky was adopted to a couple in Toledo in 2006, when he was only six weeks old. If, after an animal is adopted from S.P.A., they must be given up for any reason at any time in the future, S.P.A. welcomes them back with open arms becasue we feel that their future is our responsibility and we make a pledge to each animal we rescue that we will protect them for the rest of their lives.
Well, after seven years Rocky was returned due to divorce and relocation, and as you might imagine, he was traumatized from the change.
Rocky hid when introduced to S.P.A.'s cat shelter, and I am sure he wondered why his world had beed turned upside down.
I assured him that another special family was out there somewhere, and immeditaly began searching for someone who could give Rocky the love he was hoping for.
And soon, Rocky's dreams came true... thanks to an extra-special couple, Ken and Marlene Olsen, who had recently lost their much-loved feline, Punk'n.
Thanks Ken and Marlene for giving this sweet boy the extra special home he's been waiting for! I mean...just how lucky can a boy kitty get?read more >>
Sir Baxter (AKA MARKO) Update!
S.P.A. received a call from Ron, who works at a local restaurant. He said 'Old Man' has been coming to the back door there and the employees have been feeding this older fella', who they named "Little Old Man" since last April or May. "After Old Man eats," Ron said, "he high-tails it across State Street at the intersection of Stone and State, which is a very busy intersection in town." Please click read more to read "the rest of the story!"read more >>
Susie's Thank You Letter to S.P.A.!
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Chipper was recently adopted!
Thanks to Dr. Hirt for fostering Chipper until her perfect 'new human' came along. We'll be posting details and photos of Chipper's recent adoption soon!read more >>
REAL MEN LOVE CATS
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Ohio 6th District Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of McGrady in Wagner vs. McGrady
Ohio 6th District Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of McGrady in Wagner vs. McGrady. READ 6TH DISTRICT FINDINGS. A HUGE Thank You Attorney Terry Lodge for presenting this case to the 6th District Court of Appeals. A special thanks to Attorney Polly Grunfeld Sack whose help and guidance proved invaluable. Click on read more below...
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Don't Shop... ADOPT!read more >>
UPDATE! Marco found a special home with Carolyn in Michigan!
READ MARCO'S HAPPY UPDATE IN SPA'S LATEST NEWSLETTER (to easily download see upper right) Read his rescue story and see new photos of Marco in his new AMAZING home!read more >>
Society for the Protection of Animals, Inc. (S.P.A.) formed fifteen years ago, in 1998.
At that time, 77% of the dogs at Sandusky County Dog Pound were euthanized. S.P.A. questioned the use of the pound’s converted suffocation chamber, retrofitted to deliver carbon monoxide to euthanize the dogs there, and crusaded for its removal.read more >>
S.P.A's humane reach extends across and beyond Sandusky County
Society for the Protection of Animals, Inc. (S.P.A.) formed fifteen years ago, in 1998. On March 6th, 2009, The Court of Appeals of Sandusky County, Ohio, Sixth Appellate District ruled in favor of McGrady in Wagner vs. McGrady.read more >>
S.P.A. Extending a Compassionate Hand
Society for the Protection of Animals, Inc. is a small but mighty grassroot organization comprised of compassionate people who realize that the treatment of discarded / unowned cats and dogs should be everyone’s concern, and that the only way to stop the suffering is to spay and neuter your pets! Click "READ MORE"read more >>
THANKS TO SANDUSKY PETCO! Kit & Silk find amazing forever homes!
Congratulations to Hilda & Mike in Madison on their Adoption of Kit! They met Kit, a beautiful boy kitty rescued by S.P.A., at Petco in Sandusky, where he was a temporary "condo" resident, cared for by a much appreciated volunteer. Thanks to all who made this match made in heaven possible! CLICK READ MORE to hear more good news about SILK!read more >>
ADOPTED!!! Cruiser & Drifter
Cruiser and Drifter found the perfect family to love! They aren't just good... THEY'RE GREAT! We celebrate their new life, one filled with hope and love. Thank you Jill, Norman, Mac & Kit for making them part of your beautiful family!read more >>
WHO'S WHO IN ANIMAL RESCUE?
There are hundreds of humane societies across the U.S. and they have no connection with each other. Some are no kill organizations, some aren't. Some are non-profit, 501(c)3 organizations, others are not. Some humane societies are actually part of their county's paid employees, but most humane societies are locally formed, independent organizations and are comprised of unpaid volunteers. Most volunteer-based organizations rely on contributions of volunteers and private donations. Each organization sets up its own rules and guidelines. CLICK READ MORE BELOW!read more >>
Four Rescued Dogs Earning Bachelor's Degree!
Four mighty special dogs who S.P.A. rescued from the Sandusky County Dog Pound are studying to earn their Bachelor's degree, thanks to Buchele's K-9 Service, LLC who are now offering a wonderful training program called C.L.A.S.S.! These special classes teach rescued dogs basic training making adjustment to their new families easier, not only for them, but for the new families, too.
S.P.A. wants to remind everyone that dogs just as wonderful as these four are at The Sandusky County Dog Pound right now! When the pound becomes full... dogs there are euthanized to make room for the steady influx of innocent castways.
Companion Animals aren't disposable, non-entities. Human beings and dogs require food and water to survive and we are similar in other ways, too. Dogs and cats are able to feel pain, rejection and lonliness as well as a sense of happiness when they receive unconditional love. They're not a toy or a video game. THEY FEEL AND THEY THINK, TOO.read more >>
S.P.A.'s MESSAGE OF THE WEEK...read more >>
SPA President Receives National Recognition!
Barbara McGrady of Fremont has received the 2005 Animal Kingdom Kindred Spirit Award from the Doris Day Animal Foundation for founding Society for the Protection of Animals, which under her leadership has promoted community spay/neuter programs aimed at reducing pet overpopulation and rescued, rehabilitated and rehomed hundreds of abused and abandoned dogs and cats.read more >>
fremont4rent.net - Pet Friendly Apartments
If you are looking for a pet-friendly apartment / house in the Fremont, Ohio area check out fremont4rent.net!read more >>