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Buck, a 5-year-old, 65.6-pound red neutered male Hungarian Vizsla-Doberman mix, joins Simba, a 6-year-old, 13.3-pound brown tiger/white neutered male Domestic Longhair mix mix, as this week’s featured Dog and Cat of The Week available for adoption at the Humane Society of Delaware County (HSDC) located east of Delaware on U.S. 36/Ohio 37.

Buck is one large friendly dog who was surrendered to the shelter on June 18 after he lost his canine companion of two and a half years and was unable to adjust without his longtime mate. He does not like to be left alone and gets along very well with other dogs as well as with people. Buck would do well in a home with lots of love and attention — and a large fenced-in yard where he could run to his heart’s content. As far as for children, it is advised that they be 10-years of age and older. The Vizsla belongs in the Pointer group. The Hungarian Vizsla breed are sporting dogs and loyal companions and through the centuries has held a rare position among sporting dogs, that of household companion and family dog. Looking to adopt a dog? Do you like large and active dogs? If so, pay a visit to the shelter and met with Buck. He will be awaiting your visit, hoping you will offer him to his new forever home.

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

Simba was one of many cats who turned up his previous person’s door and in her heart she couldn’t turn any of them away. But one cat turned into too many cats, and the other side of rescuing cats and finding new homes for them was at a standstill. That is where the HSDC came in. Simba and his six cat mates are now in the shelter’s cat room as happy as they can be. Simba is a very large lap-cat with very large paws and two wrinkly ears. If you love large lap-cats and are planning on adopting a cat soon, don’t think twice about visiting the shelter and take Simba, a.k.a. One Very Large Lap-Cat, home with you.

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

Spring Shelter Hours

Spring shelter hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The shelter is closed to the public on Monday. Call 740-369-7387 for information.

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. Please stop by or call the HSDC at 740-369-7387 for information.

Low-Cost Vaccination Clinics

Low-Cost Vaccination Clinics have been temporary cancelled. The clinics will resume at a later date to be announced. 

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 postage 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.

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