cold-animalsThree darling Bay Village cats came very close to being victims of the bitter early cold snap that hit our area last week.

Because of the rapid response, compassion and warm-hearted residents, each were rescued by different individuals or families in Bay and all ended up in forever homes.

Friends of the Bay Village Kennel would like to remind residents to report animal issues to the Bay Village Police at 871-1234. Please remember to keep all pets safe, have identification and provide shelter and food. If you are aware of an animal that does not have the proper shelter, please contact the police or call Ruth Glasmire, president of Friends of the Bay Village Kennel, at 835-8139 for options on how to make or purchase outside housing for animals.

Per public records requests the City of Bay Village has just over $8,000 in donations under animal control. This is item line 284. These funds are separate from what the Friends of the Bay Village Kennel have been collecting and expending on animals in Bay Village. The city of Bay Village has the potential to still accept a gift of a brand new kennel. The Friends of the Bay Village Kennel have repeatedly asked city council to please put the kennel matter on a public agenda for city wide input and transparency.

The harsh winter ahead and other unforeseen situations will likely bring more than the three kittens mentioned above needing care and shelter.

We thank residents for their continuing support in helping the abandoned and injured animals in Bay Village.