Win Professionally Chartered Fishing Trip for 6 with Captain Jerry Taylor!
Captain Taylor invites you to treat yourself to a professionally guided Lake Erie charter fishing trip! Click READ MORE for further information about Playin' Hooky and Captain Taylor.read more >>
S.P.A. Holiday Raffle
Mark your calendars now for December 14h's S.P.A. HOLIDAY RAFFLE at Tackle Box II! Great way to complete your Holiday Shopping! Something for everyone! RAFFLE ITEMS NEEDED!!! Anyone who would like to donate a raffle item or service for SPA's Holiday Raffle, please email email@example.com! Your donation is tax-deductible! Please help SPA be able to continue to help castaway animals in need! TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Click READ MORE for more info...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 >>
Could this be the Special Tiger Boy you've been looking for?
This beautiful boy cat wandered onto the porch of a local couple and they called SPA for help. They live in a duplex and have one cat already, so they can't bring this fellow, who they've named "Henry" inside, they said.
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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.!
Click READ MORE to see Susie's letter!read more >>
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 >>
ANOTHER MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN!
Susie (the beautiful woman smiling in this photo) has special needs from curvature of her spine. She lives with her brother, Ron, and their 95 year old mother. Susie works at New Visions, here in Fremont. CLICK READ MORE > to read the rest of this story!read more >>
CHECK OUT S.P.A.'s 2013 NEWSLETTER! Click Newsletter Download at Right!read more >>
Don't Shop... ADOPT!read more >>
No Longer Man's Best Friendread 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 >>
Declining Bird Populations - CATS AREN'T THE CULPRITS... MANKIND IS
Declining Bird Populations
Bird Populations Plummet: Are Humans Next?
Report: Avian downturn is an environmental alarm bell, but conservation can work wonders.read more >>
Human Activities are most Serious Threat to Wildlife
The number one issue in wildlife decline is not feral cats, but rather the ongoing habitat destruction caused by development and other activities associated with human population growth....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 >>
Ripley - Needs New Home
Ripley was initially adopted by a young woman who lives in an apartment complex. He wasn't socialized with other dogs as a puppy, so consequently he is now frightened when other dogs run up to him when he is on a leash He's housetrained, knows tricks, and loves people. His current owner wants him rehomed by November, and if we can't find a good home for him by then, we'll have to place him in boarding, and that would be really hard on poor little Ripley. A forever home would be best, but finding a good foster home for him would be great, too. Click READ MORE below for more photos and a thorough description.read more >>
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Special Thanks to:
Serita, Dan, and all of the staff at Tackle Box II as well as to all of "the regulars" who attended, Tom & Megan, Tom & Carrie, Stacie, Lynne, Barb H., Cheryl, Dale & Char, Dianne, Terry, Ron & Vi, Pam, to everyone who purchased CRUISE FOR 2 Tickets, Kathleene, Polly, Marilyn, Catherine, Dave, Jim & Kathie, Marcia, Judith, Karen, and to everyone else who helped make this event to help animals in need a success!
And thanks to 'S.P.A.'s Cruise for 2' major sponsors: Petco Foundation, Home Depot of Sandusky, Chick's Canvas, Marco's Pizza, Kong Company, Designing Health, Inc., - Missing Link, Salt Creek Retreats, and to P&G / IAMS.read more >>
SPECIAL THANKS TO 'HOME DEPOT' IN SANDUKSKY!
S.P.A. Wishes to thank 'HOME DEPOT' for being a Major Sponsor of "S.P.A.'s CRUISE FOR 2" Fundraiser! CHECK OUT: Brinkmann Zone 5-in-1 Cooking System Dual Fuel Gas Grill, complete with Integrated Rotisserie System and lit cutting board! TO BE RAFFLED OFF AT TACKLE BOX II on Saturday, September 8th!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 Just One! Revolution
You can provide 1 tube of Revolution to a cool cat, daddy-o, by layin' down just a little bread, only $13. Just click on 'DONATE' in the pink bar at top. YOUR DONATION IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE!read more >>
DOMINIC & AMELIA - Please share their story with someone special you know who may be interested in adopting them!
Our mother is an American Foxhound/Ducktrolling Retriever mix, and our daddy was a purebred Treeing Walker Coonhound. A kind gentleman who met us and wants to help us find loving, forever homes paid for a DNA test (Thanks, Tom!), so it is for certain that that's "the stuff" we're made of. CLICK READ MORE BELOW for the rest of our story...read more >>
MARCH 27th ACTION ALERT...SPANIEL PUPPIES, DOMINIC AND AMELIA, NEED FOSTER OR FOREVER HOMES!
S.P.A. needs foster home(s) for Dominic & Amelia ASAP. Their current foster mom is moving soon, so Dominic & Amelia need to find a foster home, now. We'd like for them to be able to remain in a home environment. All puppies hate being boarded at a kennel. It affects their behavior, there's no doubt about that. It would be best to skip the fostering process all together... Moving right in with a top-notch forever family would be cherry. For more info on Dominic and Amelia, click READ MORE BELOW... "From Whence They Came".
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All S.P.A. members (as well as the animals we’ve rescued) sincerely thank Sandusky, Ohio Petco for selecting S.P.A. as this year’s recipient for Petco’s TREE OF HOPE DONATION!
Throughout the holiday season, Petco employees asked shoppers checking out if they’d like to donate to a worthy animal rescue organization. THANKS TO ALL PETCO EMPLOYEES WHO MADE THIS DONATION POSSIBLE! And a special thanks to Irene Opp, who we were told went above and beyond in support of S.P.A.!
And without the support of Petco shoppers, the TREE OF HOPE FUNDRAISER would not be possible, so HUGE THANKS to all Petco Shoppers who cared enough to donate $1735!
Also, special thanks to Sandusky Petco managers: Tammy, Mandy, Rich and Sharron. They are always welcoming and brimming with great ideas!
And Tom and Megan, what can S.P.A. say to you two that even begins to thank you not only for your willingness to help the animals S.P.A. has rescued, but for your deep level of commitment to help all suffering animals in need?
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S.P.A.'s MESSAGE OF THE WEEK...read more >>
S.P.A.'s MESSAGE OF THE WEEK...read more >>
S.P.A.'s QUOTE 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 >>
S.P.A. Seeking Van/SUV Donation!
Society for the Protection of Animals (S.P.A.), rescues hundreds of dogs and cats that otherwise would face a certain death.
S.P.A. takes great pride in personally delivering each and every pet to its new home, regardless how far. This is done to ensure that the new home is everything the adopter says it is and to help the new owner and pet get properly acquainted. S.P.A. wants to make certain that each pet remains a part of the family for his/her entire lifetime. Click READ MORE>> below!read more >>
REAL MEN LOVE CATS
Please consider making a monetary donation to our Billboard Campaign. See data on right...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 >>