Who is this guy?
Robert Dean Walters... and he was one hell of a fellow. He died on June 13th from complications of bladder cancer. Please take a moment to read his story. He loved his cats, and they now need loving, forever homes. Click READ MORE for the rest of Robert Walter's story...read more >>
AN OLD MAN AND HIS CAT
DEDICATED TO ROBERT D. WALTERS AND HIS BEST FRIEND, BUDDY.
An old man and his cat were walking along a country road, enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to the man that he had died. He remembered dying, and realized, too, that his cat had been dead for many years. He wondered where the road would lead them, and continued walking down the country road.read more >>
RYLAN THE GREAT is Available for Adoption!
Rylan's former humans could no longer keep him, so S.P.A. has taken Rylan under our wing, even though foster home space is not currently available. RYLAN IS AN AMAZING FELLOW and Available for Adoption. ~Click READ MORE for the rest of Rylan's story...read more >>
IT'S AGAINST THE LAW TO DUMP DOGS AND CATS!
"OHIO REVISED CODE 959.01 ABANDONING ANIMALS: No owner or keeper of a dog, cat, or other domestic animal, shall abandon such animal." A nice woman who rescues special needs dogs and lives in Fremont sent me the following email and photos. Someone dumped this cat in her yard with a brand new collar and this note around his neck. FYI It is against the law to dump animals.read more >>
Vanguard Tech Center Helps SPA Rescued Animals
Students from Vanguard Tech Center came together to show their support by involving each lab to donate items, services and money to SPA (Society for the Protection of Animals). SPA Ohio is a non-profit organization that rescues stray, special needs and abandoned dogs and cats. They provide medical care and foster homes until forever homes are found. Through this project students conducted a bake sale, collected needed supplies and donated items such as cat and dog signs, cat towers, and animals memorabilia to be used for our upcoming fundraiser. These students also increased awareness of SPA's Mission.read more >>
ANOTHER WORTHY SENIOR DOG'S LIFE IS SAVED BECAUSE SHE MATTERS
On November 24th, 2014, Shonna Hodge called S.P.A. pleading with us to help "her Zoopie".
Shonna explained that she suffers from a genetic disease which affects her lungs; Alph-1 Antitrypsis Deficiency, which is an inherited disorder. She had to be moved to assisted living, as she could no longer live at home, alone.read more >>
CRUISER & DRIFTER UPDATE
Jill, who lives in Marblehead, adopted Cruiser & Drifter from S.P.A. on December 1st, 2012. They were a bonded pair of nomads. Cruiser has had two ortopedic surgeries since his adoption. S.P.A. is blessed to have been able to serve as Cruiser & Drifter's stepping stone to this warmhearted, Marblehead family. LEFT TO RIGHT ARE: Cruiser, Drifter and Rosemary, their resident sister.read more >>
THE RESCUE OF PI
I was riding my bike along the river late in the afternoon on Pi Day... 3-14-15, when my normal route was diverted by flooding along River Road, so I rode back up the hill to CR 39. I crossed 53 and headed towards 100, which I planned on taking north to 41 then home. As I crossed 41 I felt the wind picking up from the west. Rode in lowest gear at one point. Then all of a sudden about 25' off the road on my right, there in the field I saw a brindle dog running all crouched down as if it were frightened.read more >>
I rode about another 3/4 of a mile north when I realized... I had to go back to try to find that dog. A voice inside was shouting that I must go back.read more >>
ADOPT... DON'T SHOP!
Why Adopt? Read BEST FRIENDS ANIMAL SOCIETY'S Top 6 Reasons to Adopt! Click: READ MORE below...read more >>
PLEASE HELP US CREATE SANCTUARY AREA FOR UNADOPTABLE DOGS
S.P.A. NEEDS YOUR HELP to create living quarters specifically designed for senior and special need foster dogs! Huge thanks to Penny and family for donating the large, well-constructed building which will be transformed into living quarters for S.P.A. senior/special need foster dogs. Rooms will be insulated, paneled, heated, complete with sofas, music, in/out doors and good-sized secured, fenced in areas for foster dogs to run and play in. We're not talking about an outside kennel areas. We're talking about comfortable, heated living quarters. We're talking about living areas large enough for humans to sit down and visit with these much loved, special needs dogs.read more >>
NITTY aka Lady ADOPTED by Cassie Gendernalik
Nitty was found staggering down the Northcoase Inland Trail in the blazing heat of summer. She was obviously a TNR, as her ear was tipped.read more >>
What should S.P.A. have done?
It's never easy to adopt out 13 year old dogs. So I suppose most rescue's immediate response of, "We don't have room... We don't have any foster homes available... We don't have room for seniors," is somewhat expected. But S.P.A. couldn't turn our backs on Shonna and Zoopie.read more >>
ZOOPIE NEEDS A HOME ASAP!
She has been boarded at Westview Veterinary Hospital for over a month. An S.P.A. volunteer has been visiting regularly. Zoopie was really frightened, at first. Shonna Hodge is suffering from a genetic disease which affects her lungs; Alph-1 antitrypsis deficiency is an inherited disorder that can cause lung and liver disease. Shonna had to go to go to Assisted Living and called S.P.A. to help find safe haven for her Zoopie.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 >>
STORIES FROM THE HEART
Read recently updated, "Stories From The Heart" by clicking in the pink bar at top! First, click READ MORE below...read more >>
Had to Give up Beloved Dog Due to Poor Health
Shonna Hodge is suffering from a genetic disease which affects her lungs. She called S.P.A. crying, pleading to please help her save her beloved Zoopie, who she rescued as a puppy.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 >>
BECOME AN ACTIVE PART OF THE SOLUTION... FOSTER!
S.P.A. needs loving foster homes to act as a stepping stone for these very special animals, helping them with the transition from unknown stray to pure joy in their forever human's heart.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 >>
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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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 >>
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 >>
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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WHERE YOUR DONATION DOLLARS GO
S.P.A. is a non-profit, 501(c)3 charitable organization. Your donations are tax-deductible.read more >>
Society for the Protection of Animals, Inc. (S.P.A.) formed sixteen 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 poundís converted suffocation chamber, retrofitted to deliver carbon monoxide to euthanize the dogs there, and crusaded for its removal.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 >>
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 >>
REAL MEN LOVE CATS
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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 >>