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Dora, a 4-year-old, 7.3-pound red spayed female Muted Calico Domestic Shorthair mix, joins Dingo, a 2-year-old, 32.2-pound tan neutered male Terrier mix, 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.

Dora was one of eight stray cats, including last week’s Cat of the Week Simba, who were taken in by a kind-hearted women who couldn’t turn any of them away. But rescuing cats and finding new homes for them was at a standstill. Dora and Simba and their six cat mates now reside in the shelter’s cat room as happy as they can be. Dora is one gorgeous muted Calico/Tortoiseshell/Tabby mix with a lot of orangish-buff coloring. While she is somewhat timid, Dora is a super sweet cat who took time to snuggle in one of the shelter’s caretaker last week. Members of the shelter staff believes she would do well in a quiet home with older children. If there is a cat in your immediate future, pay a visit to the the shelter and get acquainted with Dora. She will be awaiting your visit and, hopefully, her new forever home.

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

Dingo is one cute little dog with large ears who came to the shelter on June 12 from Barely Used Pets in Urbana. While little is known about his past, Dingo is somewhat timid, but he has a friendly side, especially when it comes to treats. Dingo would do well in a home filled with lots of love, attention and training. And when it comes to children, shelter handlers feel that he would do well in a home with children 12 years of age and older. Looking to adopt a dog this summer? Do you like small and active dogs? If you answered YES, then pay a visit to the shelter and meet Dingo. Fair warning — he may just steal your heart away.

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

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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