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Pets Of The Week

By Gary Henery ghenery@civitasmedia.com

March 23, 2014

Smokey, a 1-year-old spayed female grey & white 6.2-pound Domestic Medium Hair mix cat, joins Jonnie, an 2-year-old neutered male black & white 38.6-pound Border Collie, as this week’s featured Cat and Dog of The Week available for adoption at the Humane Society of Delaware County (HSDC) located east of Delaware on U.S. 36/Ohio 37.


Smokey has had unsettled early life. She was rescued by her first person and then surrendered to the HSDC when a child in the family was found to have allergies. After her surrender to the shelter, Smokey was very briefly adopted, but returned to the shelter because that family had to move. Despite all of her travels, Smokey remains lively, friendly and inquisitive like most young kitties. Recently, she jumped into a shelter visitor’s lap and curled up for a long snooze. At her first home Smokey got along well with the family dog, in fact she got along so well she liked to sleep with him. Considering making a kitty a member of your family? If so, pay a visit to the shelter and meet Smokey … she is awaiting your visit.


The adoption fee for cats is $60. Kittens (6 months old and younger) are $85.


Jonnie is not just another pretty face. He has a beautiful medium long, soft black and white hair as well as one blue and one brown eye. While Jonnie may be a little shy when you first meet him, just him give a few minutes to figure out your personality and you may have a friend for life. If you sit down beside Jonnie he very well bury his head in your lap. He is also an awesome passenger in a car, front seat or back seat, it doesn’t matter, Jonnie will will sit quietly (and maybe put his head on your hand). Jonnie came to the HSDC as a transfer from the Delaware County Dog Warden so not much is known about his past. He walks well on a leash — and he wants to be touching you when he goes for walks. Jonnie know his basic commands, like “Sit”, “Shake” and “Lay Down”. With proper training he may learn even more commands. Jonnie loves toys, and he especially loves little boys. His whole demeanor changes when he sees a little boy who wants to pet him or rub his belly. Is there a dog in your future? Do you have a thing for Border Collies? If you answered YES! then pay a visit to the HSDC and meet Jonnie and consider giving him his new forever home.


The adoption fee for dogs is $115. Puppies (6 months old and younger) are $130.


Winter Shelter Hours


Winter shelter hours (Sept. 1 through April 30) are Tuesday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The shelter is closed to the public on Monday.   


The HSDC cannot process adoptions after 5:30 p.m.


Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Clinics


 Low-cost Spay & Neuter Clinics are held by appointment only.


Low-Cost Vaccination Clinics


Low-Cost Vaccination Clinics are held Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Surrender Waiting List


The Humane Society is operating from a waiting list for the surrender of all animals. Please contact the shelter to be put on a waiting list if you have an animal you need to surrender. The mandatory surrender fees are $40 per dog, $60 for a litter of puppies, $25 for a single cat/kitten and $40 for a litter of kittens.


HSDC Needs


The shelter is in need of foster homes for kittens, dry kitten food, scoopable clumping car litter and laundry detergent as well as stamps, 55-gallon trash bags, distilled water, hand sanitizers, paper towels, file folders and copy paper.


Support the HSDC by dropping off your used aluminum cans in the shelter’s barn. We recycle them and use the money we receive in return to support our work toward helping homeless cats and dogs.


Reunite Lost Pets


Reunite lost pets with their owners through the Humane Society of Delaware County’s new “Online Lost & Found Pet Database.” To search or file a report, visit hsdcohio.org.