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MCSPCA Newsletter Fall 2018 (Interactive)


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Medina County SPCA Newsletter for Fall of 2018—check out what is happening at the Medina County SPCA this fall. We have the 2018 Paws for the Cause 5K, Stutt Your Putts for Pets Gold Outing and more!

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MCSPCA Newsletter Fall 2018 (Interactive)

  1. 1. Full Color Digital Printing For all your printing needs: • Flyers • Letterhead • Business Cards • Business Forms • Brochures Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm Phone: 330-725-4121 455 W. Liberty St. • Medina, OH 44256 • Copying Services • Business Cards • Specialty Items And More FALL 2018 Established 1985 T Looking For A Furrever Home ravis How about some high energy sweetness? Meet Travis! Travis is a fixed male, 5-year-old Australian Cattle Dog/Terrier mix who loves meeting new people! Travis came to us all scraped up as if he maybe had been rolled by a car? He’s not telling us what happened, but luckily he had no serious injuries and healed up just fine! This guy is energetic and fun! He’s pretty good on a leash (still pulls a little, though) and enjoys walks - especially when he sees a bunny! We’re not sure how Travis is with other animals, but we recommend a bunny-free home for him. Travis seems to be already house trained! And he takes treats nicely, too. Is an energetic and people-loving sweetie like Travis right for you? Come in to meet him today! Adopt Travis! Travis is 5 years old, neutered, current on his vaccinations, and microchipped. His adoption fee is just $150. Come on in to meet Travis today!
  2. 2. you can’t imagine the type of responses I have heard when I say that we don’t take them in. Most people try to understand, but it is far too often I hear unfavorable remarks. I am hoping my explanation below helps people appreciate it was not an easy decision for us to make, but one that was necessary to continue to be able to provide help to animals in need that are socialized and adoptable. Basically, we just couldn’t do it all. The first part of the feral cat program that makes it difficult is the shear number of feral cats in any given area. Medina County, like most communities, has a terrible problem with feral, unfixed cats. In a previous article, I wrote about the number of cats that can be born from a single female. To cite this information again, “The Humane Society of America reports that one fertile cat can produce an average of three litters in one year, which is between four and six kittens per litter. Up to 4,948 kittens can be born from one unspayed female cat and her offspring in seven years.” As can see from those numbers, one cat can change the scope of an area single handedly, not to mention all the other cats that join in too. So unfortunately, many shelters that try and trap the feral cats and kittens end up overwhelmed by the number of intakes they have in addition to their socialized animals. Even if we didn’t set the traps or bring the cats in, and just took in the amount of cats and kittens we got requested to take, it still is a huge burden on the staff of a shelter our size. MCSPCA Officers President Tom Jenkins Vice-President Shaun McWilliams Treasurer Nicole Florio Secretary Sandy Larson Board of Directors Jennifer Anzalone Cindy Brode Hope Hnat Will Klingel Michael Kozimor Dr. Thomas Lehner Erica Moehring Bonnie Morris Diane Pekarek William Post MCSPCA Staff Tracey Miller Director of Operations Humane Officers Carrie Moore Newsletter Editor Tori Thomas Atelier Design, Graphics Tina Wagner Medina County SPCA 8790 Guilford Road Seville, OH 44273 330-723-7722 SHELTERNEWS Tracey Miller Director of Operations An animal shelter can be a complicated charity to run when it comes to daily decisions. Although we do our very best to service all aspects of the countless needs that we see daily, sometimes practical decisions have to take priority over raw emotions. Although we try and help without restrictions, sometimes we can’t avoid it. One of the hardest decisions that the Medina County SPCA has had to make over the years, is not to get involved in feral cat neuter, trap and release. For someone not familiar with this, the program includes trapping a feral cat with a humane trap, fixing it and then releasing it back to the area it was living. Although we feel this type of work is so important, it can be a huge burden on a shelters staff and financial resources. Due to that, we felt it was in the best interest for the shelter and the animals we help, not to provide it. I must be honest; this decision tends to haunt me on an ongoing basis. When someone calls in need of help with a feral cat, Jillian Jillian is good with other cats, really friendly and sweet, and has a musical meow, she is also a good biscuit maker, too! Come visit Jillian at the MCSPCA! Medina County SPCA The Shelters Perspective
  3. 3. FUNDRAISINGFUN Where: Ridge Top Golf Course 7441 Tower Road Medina, Ohio 44256 Registration: Registration 9:30am, Tee Time 10:30am Cost: $75.00 (cost includes 18-hole game, cart, donuts, coffee, lunch, and raffles) Cash bar available. There are many sponsorship opportunities available. Registration at Please contact Cindy Brode at or (330)990-3234 if you have any questions regarding this event. Another problem that happens is that feral cats and kittens are not easy to handle. These little bundles of fur sure look like their socialized cat family members, but when it comes to taking care of them, all bets are off when you need to handle them. They scratch, bite, attack and flee, since they have never been handled by humans. When it comes to getting volunteers to help take care of our shelter occupants, it is tough to ask them to risk life and limb to feed a cat that is ready to do harm to any human they meet. Rehabilitating kittens is also very labor intensive and not very successful. So, in the end, it can overwhelm a staff that is already stressed due to our normal intake of socialized cats. The last part of our decision making, was funds. Imagine taking in a cat that needs to be held in a special intake area, can’t be easily handled, needs a tranquilized veterinary work up, some shots and fixed. Then add to it that this animal won’t be able to go through the normal adoption process where we ask for a small portion of our investment to be returned in the form of an adoption fee. Then envision that this happens over and over in a single day, not to mention how often it would happen in a month or even a year. The average cost is $80.00 to provide all those items for each cat or kitten and with intake being easily in the double digits with cats and kittens coming in, the funding for a program like this must be large. So, when we looked at how long we could sustain a program for feral cats versus how long we could help our community with socialized animals, the decision was not easy, but clear that we should help animals that we can find homes for. As for resources that can help in Medina County, we are very fortunate that Quickfix, 930 Lafayette Road, offers feral spay and neuter cat rates, as well as affordable humane trap rentals. Feel free to call them at 330-558-1540. I hope this information makes it easier to understand why the Medina County SPCA decided not to provide this service. Our main goal is to serve the socialized animal community and do it the very best we can. If you are interested in donating to our animals in need at the Medina County SPCA, you can reach us at 330-723-7722 for more information.
  4. 4. CommunityNews A Round of Apaws Goes To…. Marilyn Dlesk Marilyn attended the MCSPCA fundraiser, Night at the Races in February and was the grand 50/50 winner. She won $967. Even more impressive than that, Marilyn donated back the entire amount to the MCSPCA in honor of her golden retriever rescue dog, Baxter. Marilyn is a social worker at the Western Reserve Area Agency on Ageing. This donation was desperately needed by our medical fund. All of us at the MCSPCA want to send a heartfelt thank you to Marilyn for her amazing donation! Meet Mikey How about some goofy cuddles? Meet Mikey! Mikey is a 2-3 year old Pit Bull mix fella who likes everyone! Bouncy and strong, walking this guy on a leash is a great upper body workout! He can use some training, obviously, but he’s just so excited to go somewhere with someone, Mikey will grab his own leash and play tug of war with it to get you both going! Once he gets to walk for a little bit, he’s much better and walks on a leash pretty well! Mikey loves to have fun! He’s playful and goofy, loves squeaky toys and takes treats nicely. He may be housetrained too, once he gets used to your schedule. And while he’s a high energy goofball, when Mikey finally settles down, he’s love to cuddle and is just so sweet! Is a strong, bouncy good boy like Mikey right for you? Come in to meet him today! Mikey is neutered, current on his vaccinations, and microchipped. His adoption fee is just $150. If you have an existing dog, a meet and greet is needed to make sure that the chemistry is right on both sides! Please call the shelter at 330-723-7722 for more information about these dogs or other animals that are ready to be adopted. We also are always in need for sponsors for our rescues. Please call for more information. Rainbow Bridge Walk Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 (7th annual) Time: Registration/sign-in 12:30. Program 1:00. Location: Buckeye Woods Park, 6335 Wedgewood Rd. Medina OH 44256 Admission: FREE (Pet food and cash donations accepted) Contact:
  5. 5. “We started with fostering just one cat who needed a break from the shelter. Then we took in another adult with social problems. Thankfully our hard work paid off. Both of those girls are happy in their forever homes now. Once we helped those two, we decided to foster kittens during the spring/summer when the need for foster homes is high. This year our focus has been fostering kittens that needed a lot of help getting socialized. They had a tough start, but so far, 9 out of 11 of them have been adopted out. We still have 1 foster at home now that we have been hand raising for a few weeks. It’s so rewarding to work with kittens who are scared and teach them what love is. Some people think the hardest part of fostering is handing them off to their new family, but for me getting to see them go is just the best.” Nicole has found so much joy from the shelter she decided to apply to become a staff member. Being patient, she finally got the call two months ago and now can call the MCSPCA her place of employment. “I knew it would take a while to become a staff member. I thought about it all the time. It felt like I was hoping and waiting forever. When I finally got the news I was hired, I was so happy. My new position is kennel tech and I’m ecstatic about it! As I volunteered, I’ve worked with cats most of the time, now that I am in the kennel, I’m excited to have more time with the dogs, as well as more responsibilities.” Nicole’s love for animals runs deep in her household and luckily all her family members enjoy having a rotating group of animals to care for at home. “My husband is my biggest helper. He does anything he is asked of and beyond with the fosters, as well as anything pertaining to the shelter. I could not do this without his help and patience. My dedicatedHearts A sense of purpose can be found when you least expect it and for Nicole Root, it was hiding amongst the special animals that are the residents within the walls of the Medina County SPCA. “My husband and I have had many burdens in life and at the time that I decided to start volunteering with the MCSPCA, they were just piling up”, commented Nicole. “Various health issues with my two daughters, financial struggles, and deaths in our family, really started taking a toll on me. Then my world stopped when my father passed away in 2016. I was feeling lost and found a huge comfort in animals. I went to the MCSPCA to adopt a new cat early in 2017. The place felt warm and inviting and spending time there as we adopted our new cat gave me an idea. I asked if they ever needed a hand at the shelter and that’s when I learned about the opportunity to volunteer. I attended training and put my heart 100% into it.” For Nicole, the last year and a half has given her peace within. “I felt like I belonged somewhere for the first time in a while. It wasn’t long after I started at the shelter I realized my interaction with the animals was helping me, as much as I was helping them. It has changed my life. I don’t need to explain it to those close to me, because I know they’ve seen the change in my life. I have a new glow and a drive to make a difference. The people there are some of the best friends I’ve ever made. They see me happy and they know why.” Another responsibility that Nicole took on early in her days with the MCSPCA, is fostering cats. DedicatedHearts NicoleRoot For Nicole, the last year and a half has given her peace within. “I felt like I belonged somewhere for the first time in a while. It wasn’t long after I started at the shelter I realized my interaction with the animals was helping me, as much as I was helping them.” two daughters are fearless and enjoy the challenge of teaching the foster kittens to love.” Included in their foster fur family, they have a spaniel/lab puppy named Gypsy, who is about 6 months old. They also have four of their own cats, Bella, Betty, Hazel and Waldo. All of them are rescues and two were the cats that brought Nicole in to the MCSPCA. One is a foster fail. In addition, they have two guinea pigs named Cuddles and Kisses, also from the MCSPCA and a tank full of fish. When Nicole thinks back to the journey that she has been on, she often thinks what to tell someone who is interested in volunteering at the shelter. For her the moment she stepped into the shelter filled her soul with everything she had been missing. However, she also realizes the hard work and heartbreak that happens in some situations at the shelter is not for everyone. “I have found the work to be so rewarding at the end of the day. All I can say to someone that thinks they might want to volunteer is to just try it. If it isn’t for you then ok, but if you’re like me, it can open a whole new exciting chapter in life. Sometimes the part that doesn’t fit for someone is being in the shelter day to day. There are needs outside of the walls of the shelter, like finding donations and fostering in your home. If you want to help, there is always something that we need.” The staff and volunteers want to thank Nicole for all her hard work and congratulate her on her new position as staff member. If you want to join Nicole and the welcoming people of the MCSPCA, please give us a call at 330-723-7722 to find out more about the ways you can help.
  6. 6. Meetings Board of Directors Meetings Rustic Hills Country Club—5:30pm September 20, 2018 October 18, 2018 November 15, 2018 Fundraising Committee Meetings We need you! The fundraising committee is always looking for new people to join this vital committee. Our focus is to raise funds to ensure the continued care of the rescue animals and the costs incurred operating the shelter. Every member of this committee plays an important part to achieve this. We meet the first Thursday of each month, except for December, at Buehler’s River Styx, 3626 Medina Rd, Medina, OH 44256, at 6:00p.m. Fundraising Coordinator Cindy Brode 330-990-3234 PetSmart Adoption Events Adoption Events are held the first Saturday of the month from 11:00am-2:00pm at PetSmart in Medina. (5011 Grande Blvd, Medina.) Looking For A Furrever Finley is a 1.5-year-old Plott Hound mix girl who is such a sweetie! This girl is very loving, good with other dogs, and good with kids, too! Finley went through the Prison Training Program, so she knows sit, down, come, and stay. She’s also housetrained. We’d say that she’s crate trained too, but she was crated excessively in her previous home, so that’s something to be aware of. Finley loves to be outside! She’s an active, bouncy girl full of puppy-like energy! She plays with toys and loves to chase a ball, too! Finley If you have an existing dog, a meet and greet is needed to make sure that they like Finley, too! Mind you, she would be best with another high-energy dog who can keep up with her bouncy play style! Adopt Finley! Is a goofy, high-energy, loving dog like Finley right for you? Come in to meet her today! Finley is 1.5 years old, about 45 pounds, spayed, microchipped, and current on her vaccinations. Her adoption fee is just $150. How about some sweet hound lovin’? Meet Finley!
  7. 7. Awards Top 3 Finishers, Overall Male/Female Finishers and 1st Place Dog 5K Run Overall Male/Overall Female and Age Group Awards Male/Female: 14 & under 15 -19 20-24 25 – 29 30 – 34 35 – 39 40 – 44 45 – 49 50 -54 55 – 59 60 – 64 65 & over Entry Fees Early Registration (online or postmarked by October 14, 2018) Adult: $30.00 Youth: $15.00 Pet: FREE Late Registration–No Shirt Guarantee (October 15, 2018– day of race) Adult: $35.00 Youth: $20.00 Pet: FREE Name: _______________________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________ City: ____________________________________ State: ____ Zip: ______________ Phone: ( ______) _____________ Email: ___________________________________ o 5k Run o 1-Mile Walk Sex: (Circle One) M F Age: (on 10/20/18) __________ Shirt Size: (Please Circle) YS YM YL AS AM AL AXL AXXL Payment: Cash Check Check # __________ Amount Enclosed _________ Number of pets attending: _________ Participant Agreement Parent or Guardian Signature is required if registrant is 17 years or under I have been offered the opportunity to participate in a program of the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) known as the “Paws for the Cause Race,” scheduled for Saturday, October 20, 2018. This event will involve a large number of people and their pets. I may be present with one or more of my pets, and/or my children. I represent that any animal brought to the race is fully vaccinated for rabies and other communicable diseases, and does not have history of aggressive conduct with people or other animals. I agree to keep my animals on a leash or otherwise fully physically restrained and under control at all times. I agree not to participate, or to allow my children or pets to participate, unless we are all in good health, medically able to perform this event, and are properly trained. I agree to abide by any instruction or decision of a race official/SPCA representative regarding any aspect of my partici- pation in this event. Without limitation, the SPCA reserves the right to direct the speed, direction and conduct of any participant, including but not limited to removing any person or animal from the event altogether. I understand that bicycles, skateboards, roller skates or blades of any type are not allowed in the race and I will abide by this guideline. I understand that this is a fundraising event for the SPCA, and that there will be no refund of any donation or fee for weather or any other reason. I understand that the SPCA cannot guarantee the health or behavior of the other animals participating in this event, or the behavior of the other participants. I also understand the health and safety risks inherent in outdoor activities, the possibility of inclement weather, and the hazards at or near public roads. Therefore, in consideration for being provided the opportunity to participate, I agree that I will hold harmless and indemnify the SPCA, its directors, agents, volunteers and employees, from any and all losses, claims, actions or proceedings of every kind and character, including claims for negligence and for damages of any kind, including animal bites, damage to property, personal injury or death for myself or my children which may arise directly or indirectly from my presence on the above property or my participation in SPCA activ- ities. This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding between the parties. This Agreement may not be amended or modified without a writing signed by both parties. Signature: ______________________________________________ Date: ________ Parent Signature: ________________________________________ Date: ________ (If participant is 17 years or under, a parent signature is required.) Join us for the 6th Annual Medina County SPCA Paws for the Cause 5k Run and 1-Mile Walk October 20th, 2018 The Historic Medina City Square Medina, Ohio Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-up 7:30am-8:45am Race Time 9:00am Early Packet Pick-up at Second Sole (122 Public Square, Medina, OH) Oct 18 & 19, 4:00pm-8:00pm Things to Know: • 1-Mile Walk and 5K Run start and finish at the Medina Square • Early registrant “humans” will receive a T-Shirt • Pets will receive a Bandanna • All dogs must be on 6 foot leash or shorter at all times. Please, no retractable leashes. • Entry Fees Payable to: Medina County SPCA Mail to: 8790 Guilford Road, Seville OH 44273 • Direct Questions to: Robin Laub at Nancy Danisek at • To register online go to: MEDINA 5K RUN 1-MILE WALK Medina County SPCA 8790 Guilford Road, Seville OH 44273 330-723-7722
  8. 8. wiskers&Wags B Look at this handsome mug. His name is Bounce. You may recognize Bounce - he was adopted out some time back. Unfortunately, Bounce’s adopter became unwell and had to move to a nursing home. A kind neighbor notified us that Bounce no longer had anyone to care for him... so Bounce is back and looking for a new home (again!) This guy is just 1 year old, great with other cats (not good with dogs), loves people and playing. He’s a really great player. Bounce is also FIV positive, which is not a big deal—it just means that if he gets sick, he needs to go to the vet and he needs regular checkups to keep an eye on his dental health. Kind of like all cats, really! Bounce is also used to working around someone in a wheelchair, which is a good cat skill! Adopt Bounce! So, if you’re looking for a handsome fella who has gotten a couple of tough breaks and sure could use a forever home, please come see Bounce! His adoption fee is just $25 during our fall special pricing! ounce T Well, I’m not sure why they did it. I mean, they packed up everything and left me behind. They even took my name with them. Not sure what good my name will do them? I like to think they kept it to remember me by. You’d want to remember a good cat, I’m sure. When I came here, they gave me a new name—“Tundra”. It’s a bit... I don’t know, outdoorsy? I don’t mind it, though. It’s good to have people call you something! And heck, as long as I’m getting loving, you can call me Platypus Butt for all I care! It’s the love that’s important to me. Speaking of love (my very favorite subject!), I’m kind of in the market for a new person. You know, someone I can love on and be loved by? Someone who appreciates a big, solid, lug of a cat who adores being touched. Someone I can nuzzle and snuggle with and let them know that they’re the world to me! So, if you maybe know someone? Someone who needs a super sweet and affectionate cat like me - big, solid, and a total lover—can you please send them my way? Tell them to ask for Tundra - that’s me! We don’t know why Tundra’s people moved away and left him behind, either! This guy is a HUGE SWEETHEART of a cat! What a lover! Affectionate and gentle, but big and sturdy, too! We couldn’t even entice him into play—he just wanted pets and cuddles! So if a big, solid lover of a cat like Tundra is right for you, come in to meet him today! Adopt Tundra! Tundra is 8-10 years old, neutered, and current on his vaccinations. His adoption fee is just $25 during our fall special pricing! undra Looking For A Furrever Home
  9. 9. General Volunteer Orientation September: Sept. 8, 2018 at 10:00am October: Oct. 6 21, 2018 at 10:00am November: Nov. 3, 2018 at 10:00am Decmber: Dec. 1, 2018 at 10:00am You can get more information and sign up for the training orientations on Facebook. We Need Your Empty Printer Cartridges! Please drop your used printer cartridges off to any Staples. By using our telephone number, 330-723-7722, we will earn money towards office supplies. Thank you! VolunteerNews Cuddly Kittens We always have kittens at the MCSPCA. Come in and check out the kaboodle of kitties and while you are there make sure you visit with our older cats. They can be just as adorable! While shopping you can pick up one or more of the items listed below: If you would like to donate to the Medina County SPCA, below is a list of items we are always in need of: • Canned food for kittens and adult cats (Friskies, Fancy Feast, 9-Lives) • Pedigree or Purina One (Regular sized or “Small Bites” for puppy and adult dogs) • Purina Cat & Kitten Chow dry for our cats and kittens • Kitten replacement milk (GNC, KMR, Just Born, PetLac-NO HARTZ PLEASE) • Pellet, clumping or fragrance free non-clumping clay litter • Small paper boats available at GFS • Cat & dog toys • Horse feed (we purchase Safe Choice) • Good quality hay  • Paper towels • Bleach • Gift cards (pet stores, gas stations, TSC, Centerra, WalMart) Volunteertraining schedule Dog Volunteer September: Sept. 13, 2018 at 6:00pm October: Oct.11 25, 2018 aat 6:00pm November: Nov. 7, 2018 at 6:00pm Decmber: Dec. 1, 2018 at 10:45am Meet Titan Titan is estimated to be around 3-5 years of age and is neutered. He is chock full of awesome personality and loves to be loved on! This easy-going guy is respectful of people and seems to be litter/house trained. There are not enough words to describe this wonderful guy. If you would like more information, please call 330-723-7722. Titan’s adoption fee is $150. Titan
  10. 10. Become a Ray of Hope in an abused animal’s life dues, donations and fundraising events to survive. As Medina County grows, there are more and more animals that need our help. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, and your contribution is tax deductible to the extent of the law. Please renew or join the commitment to the animals of Medina County and help speak for those who have no voice. Please renew your membership or become a member today! For more information please call 330-723-7722. BlakeBlake is what we call a survivor. He’s a great cat and would love for you to come adopt him today! He was born in August of 2012. He gets along wonderfully with cats and dogs. FUTUREEVENTSmembership For those of you that were members in 2017, thank you so much for your membership with the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Your support helped us care for more than 1,300 abused, neglected and homeless animals this year. More animals need your help – won’t you please renew your membership for 2018? We provide care and service for animals in need around the clock, seven days a week – every day of the year. Our Humane Officer investigates animal cruelty cases and our Animal Rescue Team is on call at all times. We provide a sanctuary for sick and injured animals, and we never euthanize for space. As Medina County’s official Humane Society, we are grateful for the support we receive from the county and municipalities, but that pays for less than 15% of our annual expenses. Also, please be aware that donations to The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) are not forwarded to our local shelter. We must rely upon membership membershipsMatters Name: ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Address:__________________________________________________________________________________________ City: _______________________________ State: _____ Zip: ______________ Phone: __________________________ Please give us your email address, so we can keep you updated on all upcoming events and news. Email: ________________________________________________________________________ I am interested in finding out more about the following: ____ Adoption Committee _____ Fundraising Committee _____ Humane Education _____ Newsletter ____ Shelter Volunteer _____ Event Volunteer _____ PR/Marketing ____ Being a Rescue Agent _____ Being a Cat Foster Home _____ Being a Dog Foster Home Please make all checks payable to: Medina County SPCA • 8790 Guilford Road, Seville, OH 44273 MCSPCA DONATE TODAY Please help support the MCSPCA by renewing, becoming a new member or purchasing a gift of membership for a friend or family member. One hundred percent (100%) of fees stay in Medina County and directly support the thousands of dogs, cats, horses and other companion animals that have been saved through our efforts. Consider becoming a member today and make a difference in an abused animal’s life. Membership Levels Individual $25 Family $45 Student $10 Senior (60+) $15 Corporate $200 Lifetime $1000 COCO Is there someone who appreciates an affectionate cat with a sweet nature and a surprisingly playful streak! Coco knows what it is to have it good– and not so good–and is truly grateful for the love that comes her way.
  11. 11. 6thAnnualPawsfortheCause5KRun/1-MileWalk October 20, 2018 The Historic Medina Square • Medina, OH Vendor Set-up: 7:00am Registration: 7:30am Race time: 9:00am The MCSPCA’s Paws for a Cause is a pet-friendly family event. It is sure to draw hundreds of participants from both private and public sectors. Companies, their employees and families can come together to promote advocacy through a healthy activity for a worthy cause. Best in Show — $5,000 • 20 complimentary race entries • Acknowledged prominently as the event Presenting Sponsor • Recognized in all event media coverage and print materials • Team tent for registration at the event (50+ registered participants) • Signage/banner (provided by sponsor) displayed at the event • Free vendor space at the event to showcase the organization and provide company product • Company name and logo displayed prominently on the front cover of event brochures Best of Group — $2,500 • 15 complimentary race entries • Recognized in all event media coverage and print materials • Free vendor space at the event to showcase the organization and provide company product • Company logo on the event brochures • Company logo on the back of Race T-shirts • Half-page ad (Sept.) and 3 Business-size ads (Dec./Mar./June) in the Shelter’s newsletter Animal Tales (7,000+) • Listing on the Shelter’s website event page • Featured on the Shelter’s Facebook page (13,848+) Best of Breed — $1,000 • 8 complimentary race entries • Recognized in all event media coverage and print materials • Free vendor space at the event to showcase the organization and provide company product • Company logo on the event brochures • Company logo on the back of Race T-shirts • 4 Business-size ads (Sept./Dec./Mar./June) in the Shelter’s newsletter Animal Tales (7,000+) • Listing on the Shelter’s website event page • Featured on the Shelter’s Facebook page (13,848+) Junior Showmanship — $500 • 4 complimentary race entires • Recognized in select event media coverage and print materials • Company logo on the event brochures • Company logo on the back of Race T-shirts • 1 Business-size ad (Sept.) in the Shelter’s newsletter Animal Tales (7,000+ readers) • Listing on the Shelter’s website event page • Featured on the Shelter’s Facebook page (13,848+) Vendor Booth Only — $150/$50* • Listing on the Shelter’s website event page • Placement of your items in goodie bags passed out to participants • Booth space is placed as space allows in main vendor area • All vendors will be in a shared tent, provided with tables, and chairs. • Increased booth space, amenities and choice of location assigned based on donor level Company Name ________________________________________________________________ Contact _______________________________ Address ____________________________________________________________City ____________________ State _____ Zip __________ Sponsorship Level: Best in Show _______ Best of Group ______ Best of Breed ______ Jr. Showmanship ______ Vendor Booth ______ Donation _______ Method of Payment: Cash ________ Check # ________ Credit Card _________ Credit Card: o Visa o Mastercard #__________________________________________ EXP DATE ______/______ Contact Robin Laub at or Nancy Danisek at Print ready artwork can be mailed to: Please send an AI or EPS file (vector artwork) of your company logo to Tina Wagner, 12881 Jeffrey Rd. West Salem, OH 44287, (SUBJECT: MCSPCA 5K). THANK YOU for supporting the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals! Your generous support of the 2018 Paws for a Cause will help make a difference in the lives of thousands of animals. • Company name and logo displayed prominently on the backs of T-shirts • Featured article in Shelter’s newsletter Animal Tales (7,000+ readers) • Full-page, Back cover ad (Sept.) and 3 Business-size ads (Dec./Mar./June) in the Shelter’s newsletter Animal Tales (7,000+ distribution) • Company link and logo on the Shelter’s website ( event page • Featured on the Shelter’s Facebook page (13,848+ followers) *Non-profits are granted discount pricing. Mail completed form and payment to: Medina County SPCA, Attn: Paws for the Cause Sponsorship, 8790 Guilford Road, Seville, OH 44273
  12. 12. In memory of our sweet girl, Zippy Sandy & Mike Larson In memory of Rusty, beloved pet of Karen & Jeff Shanafelt Rena Belacic Angela & Dave Sot Joyce Lee In memory of Sassy, beloved pet of John and Joan Trippe Sandy & Mike Larson In memory of sweet Zippy, beloved tabby of Sandy and Mike Larson Rena Belacic Angela & Dave Sot Inky - she was such a good girl! John & Susan Recny Jack The Ripper Shaune & Eliza Fields Jackpot & Patsy The Davis Family Murphy the cat, aka Big Boy Suzanne Slimak My Little Gremlin Barbara Kremer Oscar John Hood Pita, Luna, Chole & Tang Phyllis Taranto Rascal (Gregor) Lila Lehrer Rascal and Ninny Allen & Lynn Miller Rick, Solo & Amber Janet Schwarz Scooby (Albrecht/Carrino) Suzanne Heiszek Starbuck Erica Moehring Tracey Miller They live in our hearts: Bea, Jasmine, Diva, Georgia, Annabelle and Elvis Karen Kadusky Twitch (Heiszek), Suzanne Heiszek- beloved, independent, handsome feline with whom I was lucky enough to share a house. David Hollish Zippy (Larson) Joyce Elaine Lee MEMORIALS Dale Blaine Will & Carol Klingel Dale Kutz Will & Carol Klingel Gary Eaton Susan Baker Dennis Cigany Amy Lynn Edward Gedeon Larry & Cathy Walter Sara Gedeon & Family Janet Weaver Douglas Weaver Robert Weaver Jimmy Mihevec Barbara & Gary Mikoch Joyce Showman Rex Shea Mary Ann & Jerry Ramey Eloise Rice Julie Phillips Kenny Moehring Erica Moehring Laura Maxwell Bill & Bonnie Maxwell Ken & Sue Williams Lois Polk Russell & Anna Leach Connie & Paul Kubis George (Hub) and Mary Marg Marquis Carol McCurdy Marilyn Gwinn Judy Welday Susan Gwinn Cynthia Barlett The Caruso Family Maryanna Betz Lloyd & Joanne Knudsen Matt & Janelle Shook and family Matthew Morse Jane & Steven Anderson Alan Parkhurst Roger Ingraham Paula Sutherland Joseph Cincurak Robert Yankovich Children’s Museum of Denver Susan Potterton Kathy & Roger Buhovecky Tim Kay Anita Pelton Tracy & Rick Wasmer Tom Derr Joseph & Paula Clark Gaylene McAllister Tommy D’Amore Ron & Debbie Spittler HONORS/TRIBUTES Happy Birthday Barbara Camp Abby, Hunter & Hannah Colao In honor and friendship of the birthdays of Leslie Brodnik (April), Tammy Rundle (June), Sherry Dey (August). Love, Sandy Larson In honor and memory of Jerry Smith Sandy & Mike Larson Lloyd & Joanne Knudsen In honor of Dolly Hall Dick Hall In honor of Gerenday’s Wedding Halee Heironimus In honor of Stephen Krajcirik, father of Jaime Burke Towslee Elementary In honor of the 88th birthday of John Trippe Mike & Sandy Larson In honor of the fantastic people who love/help/ rescue our furry friends Kathy Semanco RAINBOW BRIDGE Abby, beloved canine companion of George Bumbulis Suzanne Heiszek Chato Brown, beloved dog of Mandy Lehrer Lila Lehrer Greta Linda Fussi Hermie Tom, Tina & Lucy McIntosh In loving memory of Cecilia, our forever friend and companion Rena, Randy, Shelly, Matt, Alex, Daneen and Bob In memory of my beautiful dog and best friend, Sadie John Kowal Since 1985, the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a non-profit volunteer-based organization, has helped abused, neglected and injured animals in our community. Thousands of dogs, cats, horses and other companion animals have been saved through the efforts and generosity of our caring members and donors, to whom we are deeply grateful. To all of these donors we would like to express our deepest gratitude. SPCAMemorials,honorsandtributes
  13. 13. JuliaJulia is a friendly girl looking for love. She’s approximately 6 years old so she’s out of the kitten stage and into the lap loving stage. Stop out to meet her today. MCSPCA DONATE TODAY Support the MCSPCA when you shop at! Set Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals as your Amazon Smile partner and a percentage of your purchases will be donated to MCSPCA each time you shop through Amazon Smile. All you have to do is use Amazon Smile instead of Amazon when you order online. Go to Log in to your account. At top right menu, go to Your Account > Your Amazon Smile. Click Choose or Change Charity. Search for Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, click. Add the Smile icon (Amazon Assistant) to your favorites, bookmarks or easy access bar and click it when you want to order. communityaction DJ URGENT ADOPTION REQUEST   JD has been at the barn for 701 Days and Counting Please help find him a home before it gets to 712! We are asking you to seriously consider making room in your pasture for this terrific horse. Two full years at an adoption center is just too long!!! JD is looking for a miracle to happen soon. He has been at our facility for way to long, watching his pasture mates get adopted and is looking for a forever family of his own!!! JD is a 21-year-old, 16 hand, half Arabian gelding, who is full of love. He has an easygoing nature and is just so happy to be with other horses and people who love on him. Since he came from a situation where he was by himself for quite some time, JD prefers to spend time with other animals in a pasture, whether it be other horses, goats, alpacas, or potbellied pigs. JD loves everyone. Are you willing to give this guy a forever home? If you are interested in this awesome guy, please call the Medina County SPCA at 330-723-7722 for more information. JD’s adoption fee is $250 or you can sponsor him for $50/month. Sandra Jenkins 330-273-1777 Boarding • Grooming • Daycare board@
  14. 14. Monica Do you know of anyone who needs a VERY, VERY, SWEET cat who likes to be picked up and gives kisses, too? Monica is 4 years old, spayed, and current on her vaccinations. Her adoption fee is just $25 during our fall special pricing! Preserving the Past. Carving the Future. City of Medina Medina City Hall 132 North Elmwood Ave. Medina, Ohio 44256 Phone: 330-725-8861 3444 Medina Road Medina, OH 4221 Center Rd Brunswick, OH Sun 9 AM - 7 PM Mon 9 AM - 4 PM Tue - Sat 9 AM - 8 PM ALDI 45 Public Square Medina, Ohio PHONE: 330-952-0900 EMAIL: SALES@ONELUCKYDOGBAKERY.COM Susan Gruver Recny Office Manager 703.556.0700 ex 239 Main Office: 2911 Hunter Mill Road Suite 201 Oakton, VA 22124 703.556.0700 Branch Office: 111 West Washington Street PO Box 1220 Charles Town, WV 25414 304.725.2255 5399 River Styx Rd. Medina, OH 44256 (330) 725-4281
  15. 15. WeDeliver NewsthatMatters Rebecca Sullivan 645 Lafayette Road Medina, OH 44256 (330) 722.7804 Rob Freedline 330.431.4954 MAIN: 330.665.4996 • FAX: 330.665.5972 1321 CENTERVIEW CIRCLE AKRON, OH 44321
  16. 16. Sponsorships are available in the form of pavement bricks. These engraved bricks will be used to enhance the uniqueness of our facility. Buy a brick as a gift for a birthday, retirement, memorial and other special occasions. Buying a brick for a local business is a great way to advertise! Please make checks payable to Medina County SPCA. Order Form: Name: ____________________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________________ Phone: ____________________________________________________________ Email: _____________________________________________________________ PaversDonation Paver............$50 (No symbol) Paver............$75 (With symbol) Mail to: Medina County SPCA 8790 Guilford Rd. Seville, OH 44273 OrderToday! Paving the Way for the Rescue Animals of Medina County! showyourcommitmenttoMCSPCA by purchasingapavertoday. Additonal Symbol (Circle One): Yes ($75) No ($50) Select a Symbol (Circle One): Heart Paws Angel Cross Starburst Cross Flower 3 Lines (20 characters maximum per line.): qqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqq qqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqq qqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqq HappyTales grasshopper Thank you to the adopters of the many animals that come to stay with us at the Medina County SPCA. AUTUMN dragonfly BOSS sport LACI RAMBLER LEROY