FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No Time Limit...
Sometimes we see some confusion on our no time limits on animals up for adoption.
We have noticed recently that a lot of misinformation has been conveyed to the public
regarding our policy.
The shelter does not enforce a time limit for the animals in our shelter. The animal(s)
may remain at the shelter as long as they stay healthy and friendly. There are three
main factors when euthanasia has to be considered. The first being an “owners request”
this is when an owners pet has become very old and poor physical health warrants
this. The second is when an animal has been at the shelter for an extreme long period
of time and begins to show signs of “cage psychosis” in this event a veterinarian
will make the diagnoses. The third reason would be due to illness, particularly
ones that are highly contagious, and the severely injured animals that we pick up,
usually from being hit by a car.
The Board of Directors and the staff have worked over the past several years to
implement a new Veterinary Care Protocol & Policy in which the shelter follows diligently.
Training programs have been provided by area veterinarians for the staff. Audits
of the animal cards and medical charts are performed by Board Members on a regular
Animal sheltering is one of the most difficult fields that one could choose to go
into. The Board, employees and volunteers that are associated with the shelter do
so willingly, so rest assured, the care and love given to the animals is truly the
best we can give.
- Mailing Address
P.O. Box 7077, Canton, Ohio 44705
- Shelter Address
Peach Street, Louisville, Ohio 44641
- E-Mail Address