POMEROY — The Meigs County Dog Shelter is full this summer and one of the ways to help is to participate in “Walk-a-dog.”
According to Dog Warden Karen Smith, the dogs are in need of attention and tender loving care. When they first come into the shelter, regardless of the reason they were dropped off, it is a traumatic experience. Being in a new place with strangers can be unsettling, shelter staff say, and sometimes all that is needed is a friendly human to reassure them they are in a safe place.
The staff provides that environment and volunteers can be of assistance by walking and spending time with them. These animals need fresh air and exercise to remain healthy until they can go to their forever homes. To volunteer just stop by the shelter Thursday from 6p.m. to 8.pm. and select one of the many friendly dogs to walk.
The Shelter can always use your help with supplies. A list of needed items is available by calling the Shelter. Another easy way to donate is to go to Amazon.com and find the Universal Wish List for Meigs County Dog Shelter. All items purchased from Amazon will ship directly to the Meigs shelter.
If you have household items and gently used clothing you are no longer using, the Meigs County Humane Society would like you to consider donating them for resale in their thrift store. Donated items are sold and money received from sales goes directly into efforts in Meigs County for neutering and spaying dogs and cats.
For more information on the Humane Society, located at 305 N 2nd Ave. in Middleport, contact 740- 992-6064.
The Meigs County Dog Shelter is located at 41790 Fairgrounds Lane in Pomeroy. For information on the shelter contact 740-992-3779.
Contact Lorna Hart at 740-992-2155 Ext. 2551