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    November dog spay/neuter clinic date changed

    The November low-cost dog spay/neuter clinic has been changed to Thursday, November 3. All other details remain the same.

    Registration for the November 3 clinic will be held on Sunday, October 9, 1-2:30 pm at the Hocking County Soil & Water Office, Fairgrounds, Logan OH.

    Please click on Dog Spay/Neuter in the menu above for complete information.    Send article as PDF to a friend   

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    2016 Low-cost cat spay/neuter clinics

    Black catCheck out our “Cat Spay/neuter” page by clicking the link in the menu bar above. We’ve just added the 2016 schedule of low-cost cat spay/neuter clinics. One every month of the year!

    For questions about our cat spay/neuter program, please call 740-380-3002.    Send article as PDF to a friend   

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    Commissioners terminate Hocking County Dog Warden

    We have no idea of what happened, but this is important news for our community. The Hocking County Dog Shelter had become very rescue friendly and we are hoping that continues.

    Source: Commissioners terminate Hocking County Dog Warden – Logan Daily News: News    Send article as PDF to a friend   

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    Register for low-cost dog s/n clinic on Sunday

    On Sunday, October 11, 2015, 1-2:30 pm, register your dog for the November low-cost dog spay/neuter clinic. Price depends on weight and gender. Please click the “Dog Spay/Neuter” in the menu for a complete price list. Add $12 for a rabies vaccination unless you can provide documentation (paperwork) that your dog has a current rabies vaccination. CASH payment is due at registration.

    Low income owners, receiving a form of government support (e.g. WIC, food stamps, housing voucher, Medicaid) are eligible for  a $20 price reduction. For example, a male dog weighing 25 lbs or less would normally cost $55, but low income owners would pay $35.

    For more information, please call 740-332-9202 or email    Send article as PDF to a friend   

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    Spay/Neuter clinic registration locations

    All low-cost cat spay/neuter clinic registrations for the rest of 2015 will be held at the Hocking County CIC meeting room, 140 E. Main St. Logan OH. This is the new building at the corner of Mulberry & Main St, and which backs up to Pizza Crossing. Enter through the rear of the building.

    For dog clinic registrations, click the “Dog Spay/Neuter” link to determine location, some will be at the CIC meeting room and some at the Hocking County Soil & Water Office.    Send article as PDF to a friend   

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    Remembering Sherry Seymour

    Long time Pet Orphanage Board member Susan Davis wrote this article for our Winter 2011 newsletter. Since the Saturday, May 16, 2015 fish fry fundraiser at Grandma Faye’s is in Sherry’s memory, we thought it was time to publish it again:

    The Pet Orphanage has suffered many losses over the years, but none greater than the loss of our beloved friend, Sherry Seymour. On December 13, 2009, Sherry’s SUV slid on ice as she was heading to be with her ailing father. She did not survive the accident.
    Sherry was often on a mission of mercy, usually to help an animal. She had a special love for cats, and she always had several at her house that she was nursing back to health, trying to socialize or looking to place in permanent homes. She was notorious for coming up with colorful names for them, like Viper and Crabapple.

    We started The Pet Orphanage in January 2000, funding it mostly out of our own pockets. In April of that year, we received a check for $140 from Sherry. She sent a note saying she had raffled off an Easter basket on our behalf at Grandma Faye’s, her general store near Old Man’s Cave. That was our introduction to Sherry. To steal a line from the movie Casablanca, it was “…the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”

    Sherry always had cats spayed or neutered at her own expense before she adopted them out. So she began bringing them to our low-cost spay/neuter clinics and The Pet Orphanage would cover the cost. Eventually, we convinced her to become an alternate on our board of directors. We all valued her opinion and enjoyed her sense of humor and stories about her encounters with some pretty tough characters, both animal and human.

    She was nothing if not spunky. When a guy stole The Pet Orphanage’s donation jar from her store, she got a picture of him from the surveillance camera and put it on another jar to try to identify him. She even got a $20 donation from the detective who came to investigate. Classic Sherry.

    Sherry will always be missed by those who knew and loved her. She made the world a better place while she was here, and her untimely passing is a tragic loss to people and animals alike. We realize that our sorrow cannot compare to that of her family and our hearts go out to them.

    Sherry was truly irreplaceable. It’s still hard to believe she’s gone. On a personal note, I was usually on the phone with Sherry several times per week, trying to help some cats, or sometimes just to talk. No matter how busy she was, she always somehow managed to make time for you. She was special, she was unique, and I feel honored to have called her my friend.

    Note: Sherry left behind over twenty cats and kittens in her shelter. We are happy to report that all have found new homes, with the exception of Old Tom and Buddy whom Sherry’s husband David has kept, along with their “house” cats. Lana and Sue of Springwood Cabins worked tirelessly to care for the cats and find them new homes, with the full cooperation and support of David, Amy of Grandma Faye’s, and supporters of The Pet Orphanage.

    A few of the cats Sherry left behind:    Send article as PDF to a friend   

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    Fish fry fundraiser in honor of Sherry Seymour

    On Saturday, May 16, enjoy a delicious fish fry at Grandma Faye’s, 20507 State Route 664, Logan OH, in the beautiful Hocking Hills. All proceeds will benefit The Pet Orphanage’s spay/neuter programs. Sherry’s husband, David Seymour, and daughter, Stephanie Rigsby, decided they wanted to honor and remember Sherry’s commitment to the welfare of homeless animals in Hocking County. Sherry truly believed in the importance of spay/neuter in preventing the suffering of cats and dogs. This fundraiser will help The Pet Orphanage continue her amazing work.

    The fish fry will go on, even if it rains. There’s plenty of shelter at Grandma Faye’s!    Send article as PDF to a friend   

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    Board Election Results

    The Pet Orphanage Board is pleased to announce the election of a new Board, as required by our bylaws. The election was held at the board meeting held at the Logan-Hocking County District Libary, Logan, OH, on April 14, 2015. Terms will run May 1, 2015, through April 30, 2018. The following individuals have generously agreed to serve:

    • Janet Howard, President
    • Susan Davis, Vice President
    • Karen Visnic, Treasurer
    • Pamela Burns, Secretary
    • Roger Stivison

    Former board member Wanda Stivison will serve as a board alternate, as well as on various creative projects to help the organization. Past President Mary Marsh will continue to be actively involved in The Pet Orphanage’s dog spay/neuter program.

    Please welcome our new board!    Send article as PDF to a friend   

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    Assistance for cat spay/neuter available

    Ohio Pet FundThe Pet Orphanage has been awarded a $2,000 grant from the Ohio Pet Fund to provide financial assistance to low-income CAT owners to help pay for spay/neuter surgeries.

    To qualify for assistance, the owner must present one of the following pieces of documentary evidence in the name of the owner or any member of the owner’s family who resides with the owner:

    1. Section 8 housing voucher
    2. Schedule letter from Ohio Works First
    3. Ohio Medicaid card
    4. Letter from Veteran Benefits Administration acknowledging service-related disability
    5. Ohio Direction Card (for food stamps)
    6. WIC card (Women Infants and Children nutrition program)
    7. Benefit letter documenting Supplemental Security Income
    8. Benefit letter documenting assistance from Social Security Disability
    9. Certificate of adoption showing that the animal was adopted from a licensed animal shelter or pound.
    10. Certificate of adoption showing that the animal was adopted from a nonprofit corporation.
    11. Tax return showing owner’s family income does not exceed 150% of the federal poverty guideline.*
    12. Evidence that the owner or pet otherwise qualify via Sec. 955.201(C)(1) of the Ohio Revised Code.

    *Poverty Guidelines
    For owned dogs/cats, the cutoff for eligibility is the
    150% column of annual family income.  All
    dogs/cats released, or intended to be released,
    from non-profit organizations, shelters, humane
    societies or pounds, are also eligible.  See eligibility
    criteria link above for more details.

    Poverty Guideline 2015        100%            150%
    Family of one                       $11,770        $17,655
    Family of two                        $15,930        $23,895
    Family of three                     $20,090        $30,135
    Family of four                       $24,250        $36,375
    Family of five                        $28,410        $42,615
    Family of six                         $32,570        $48,855
    Family of seven                   $36,730        $55,095
    Family of eight                     $40,890        $61,335

    For more information, please call The Pet Orphanage at 740-380-3002.

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    May 14 dog spay/neuter clinic

    The May 14 low-cost dog spay/neuter clinic still has room for 2 more male dogs. If interested in registering a male dog, please call Mary at 740-332-202.

    Click Dog Spay/Neuter in the menu bar above for more information about The Pet Orphanage’s spay/neuter programs.    Send article as PDF to a friend   

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