Monthly Archives: May 2020

Bow Wow Bingo

By | May 24th, 2020|Categories: General|

Bay Village 'Bow Wow Bingo' kennel fundraiser postponed by Nancy Brown View Image Gallery Long-term care provided to two abandoned dogs drained kennel's budget In August of 2019, the Bay Village Police Department responded to an unsecured and abandoned home to encounter two very dehydrated and starving dogs. One of the dogs resembled a greyhound but it was in fact a young, male Bullmastiff. It stood in a secured cage, filled with urine and fecal matter. The other dog, a male Husky, was roaming inside the house, also filled with dog waste and debris. Neither one had access to food or water. A utility worker had arrived to disconnect utilities and when he saw the dogs, notified the police. A hero for the dogs! Officers immediately removed the neglected dogs from the environment and placed them in the Bay Village kennel. The animal control officer transported the dogs to Avon Lake Animal Clinic. It was determined they were both young, un-neutered males and malnourished. Vaccine history was unknown. Several trips to the clinic and overnight vet care would occur throughout the multiple month process. The dogs were slowly hydrated, under the supervision of veterinarians from Avon Lake Animal Clinic. Special diets, including homemade bland diets, were prepared and delivered by the Friends of the Bay Village Kennel. They also paid a mobile pet groomer to bathe both dogs since they were not current on vaccines. Medication, toys, [...]

Great read from Whole Dog Journal

By | May 24th, 2020|Categories: Pet Advice, Pet Safety Tips|

https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/uncategorized/helping-dogs-adjust-to-being-home-alone-again/ Helping Dogs Adjust to Being Home Alone Again

COVID-19 changes the way animal shelters operate

By | May 4th, 2020|Categories: Advocacy, Cleveland News, Friends of the Bay Village Kennel, General|

“Foster-cation” has become a new buzzword in the pet-rescue world (meaning foster vacation with lots of socialization) since COVID-19 became a household name. Animal shelters have had to change the way they do business out of necessity -- from adoptions and medical treatment, to getting creative with fundraising." When Gov. Mike DeWine’s stay-at-home order went into place in late March, humane societies issued public pleas to help empty the shelters. Most facilities had to cease activities because of the stay-at-home order and social distancing, working with skeleton crews to develop safe and smart ways to move dogs. And move dogs they did. According to Mindy Naticchioni, administrator of Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter (CCAS), nearly 60 dogs were placed into foster-cation. “Dogs are getting family time, exercise and great socialization, and possibly a forever home, Naticchioni said. CCAS ran out of crates due to the overwhelming public response, but not people wanting to foster. In early April, CCAS was operating with minimal staff members overseeing duties such as daily routines, medical cases and owner returns. Friendship APL in Elyria was also operating with limited staff, allowing only two potential adopters in the building at a time. Some of the protective league’s [...]