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SPRING 2018 Established 1985
Oh, I’m feeling pretty
special, these days!
I’ve got my own little apartment here, got
people coming and visiting (LOVE IT), got
toys, and I even got to see a special doctor!
The doctor? She took pictures of THE INSIDE
OF MY HEAD. Amazing. I had no idea they
could do that! I must be very handsome on the
inside too, because they spent a lot of time
taking pictures and talking about me! Best of
all, I could breathe so much better when they
were done! Awesome sauce! They said that
I’m always going to be stuffy in the nose, but
that it’s okay because it adds to my charm!
The only drawback is that they shaved my
lovely neck fur, boo, but they promised
that it would grow back to my “lion-like
magnificence”, again! Even though I’m still
taking the pills they gave me (they’re anti-
somethings–antibionics, I think. So, I don’t get
bionic?), they said that I can start looking for a
home to love me! Now that’s good news!
So, if you know someone who wants a cat like
me - SUPER friendly, cuddly, playful, good
with both cats and dogs, and a bit snuffly in the
nose - can you please send them my way? Tell
them to ask for Klaus - that’s me!
Klaus is a wonderful fellow! He is really friendly
with everyone, gets along with cats and dogs,
plays like a champ and likes to cuddle, too!
This guy is just a treat! However, when Klaus
got here we immediately noticed he had
something going on with his nose. Klaus saw
a specialist to find out why he had constant
snuffles. His previous owner thought that he
had a nasal polyp, but it turns out he does not
- he’s a “chronic snuffler”. That means that his
nasal passages are damaged and he’s always
going to be a little snotty and sneezy for the
rest of his life. In allergy season, he may need
some extra help with a steroid shot to keep him
The good news is that the vet was able to clean
out his sinuses and he’s feeling so much better
just from that! He’s on antibiotics now and will
have to be for a few more weeks, but we’ll
gladly send his pills home with him, no problem.
You can see in the photo here what his “mane”
normally looks like and will grow back to! Klaus
does require regular grooming as his coat is a
bit too much for him to care for on his own, but
he loves brushing!
Klaus is 10 years old, neutered, and current on
his vaccinations. His adoption fee is sponsored
by Sierra’s Gift, so he’s free to adopt! Please
feel free to call the shelter to get more
information about Klaus or any of the other
animals we have available for adoption
Looking For A Furrever Home
Do you know of someone who would like a super nice, declawed,
musically-meowed lap cat (who is good with nice dogs, too!), can you
please send them my way? Tell them to ask for Shadow – that’s me!
The Shelters Perspective
Medina County SPCA
or puppy into their home is the right decision. Here
are a few things to consider:
• This is a much longer-term decision.
• People that are very active usually have the
most success training a kitten or puppy.
• Most homes must be puppy or kitten proofed to
ensure your new family member is safe.
• More time must be spent training the animal.
• You will have to housebreak or litter box train
the pet and accidents will occur more often
during this phase.
• Play time will need to be repeated more often.
• Personalities may change as the pet gets
• Current pets will need to be accepting of a
young playful animal.
• Being woken up at night at the beginning is
something you are ok with.
• Younger animals can be more susceptible to
illness and are fragile.
Adult Dogs and Cats. For those of you that just
looked at the above list and thought that some or
all of those items possibly aren’t for you, might be
better suited for an adult pet. I can assure you that
most shelter animals come to us well before their
final years, so you will have plenty of time to enjoy
them during a time that is certainly less active than
with kittens and puppies. Some items to consider
• The personality will be very close to what you
experience in a shelter setting.
• You can see how big they are and decide if
that works well with your living situation.
• If you work full time they will fit into your
• You are looking for more cuddle time than
Adoption. It is my single favorite part of my job.
There is nothing more gratifying than seeing
someone’s face light up when they meet what
will soon be their lifelong furry family member.
I also never get tired of the appreciation
letters that come to my desk thanking us for
a job well done regarding a pet that has been
successfully placed in a loving forever home.
One question that we get asked at the shelter
quite often during the beginning of the adoption
process is whether to adopt a grown pet or one
that is younger. Although every pet is different
and the needs and wants of the owners are
different, there are some guidelines that you
should follow when making this decision. It
is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly,
as this commitment can be very long term.
Making the right decision now can lend itself to
many years of happiness with your furry family
Kittens and Puppies. How can you not fall in
love with those little balls of fur? Many people
have trouble seeing past their playfulness to
thoughtfully decide whether introducing a kitten
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Leo Leroy sherlock
Just some of the MCSPCA pets looking for their forever homes.
• You want a less active lifestyle with
• You have younger children and want a pet
that would be more tolerant and
• You have an adult pet already that will be
appreciative of a pet friend more
• You want to give a home to a pet that is
many times overlooked for the young and
playful kittens and puppies we have
at the shelter.
In the end it is important to remember that
all animals get older. So, what you think is
a cute ball of fur now, will turn into a much
larger version of itself. We often see people
wanting to return animals they have adopted
from us because their kitten or puppy grew
up without the manners that they expected.
Unfortunately, animals are only the product of
their surroundings. You and your family must
put a lot of time into training a young pet if you
expect to have a well-mannered adult. If you
don’t, bad manners will go on uncorrected and
turn a joyful experience into a living nightmare.
I urge you to think about the right age of your
new family member long before you come to
the shelter. It is important to speak to your
other adult family members and get feedback
from them as well. We are also happy to assist
in answering questions both in general and
about specific animals we have at the shelter.
We want the adoption process to be a positive
one that leads to a lifetime of love for a pet
Feel free to contact myself or any
of our adoption specialists at the
shelter for more information at
330-723-7722. We are also always
looking for people to sponsor
animals at the shelter if adoption is
not right for you.
Leo is a 1.5 year old Terrier mix who loves
to cuddle! This guy knows “sit”,
“stay”, “down”, “place”, and
comes when called. Leo
has lived with cats,
dogs, and kids, but he
will guard his food, so
needs to be fed separately.
Looking for a super nice cat who falls over with
happiness when you pet him?
Meet LeRoy at Medina Petsmart today!
He’s only about 1-2 years old and he was good
with the dogs at his finder’s home! Playful and
fun, this guy is a treat!
Sherlock may look like a tough guy, but he is
a total sweetheart! This sad fellow came to
us injured and clearly no one had loved him
in a very long time. Now he is healed up and
ready to learn what it is to have a real home
that includes plenty of love! If you have love to
spare Sherlock is your guy. Sherlock is 5 years
old, neutered, and current on his vaccinations.
Recently the MCSPCA added Carrie Moore
and Casandra Sohn as Humane Officers to
their staff. We are very excited about them
joining the MCSPCA in this capacity. Each of
them sat down for an interview, so we could
get to know them better.
How did you get started with the MCSPCA?
Carrie: “I worked in a vet office in Medina
and would see the MCSPCA animals come in
for care. I began fostering dogs with medical
needs for the MCSPCA shortly thereafter.
Three and a half years ago, I was offered a job
at the MCSPCA working in animal care. I love
working with the different animals, so it has
been a perfect fit for me.”
Casandra: “I’ve always loved animals and
have had several types of pets growing up. I
believe watching my mom rescue strays from
the streets is what got me started as a young
child. I also joke because my late Grandpa
Sohn used to do the same thing. Even though
I was not there to see him do it and was very
young when he passed, my Grandma Sohn
says I inherited my love and passion for rescue
and nature from him. My love for animals goes
beyond dogs and cats. I previously worked
in the food service business and wanted to
switch from that to working with animals,
because it has always been my passion. My
first experiences rescuing animals came from
a volunteer position through a lost and found
page I am the administrator for. I also used
to volunteer at a county facility. Searching
for a new career with animals, I came across
the MCSPCA Facebook page where I saw
that they were looking for Kennel Techs. I
immediately sent in my resume. Now I’m
fulfilling my dream of being a Humane Officer
and taking my rescue efforts further.”
What is your main job as a Humane Officer?
Carrie: “On a daily basis, the MCSPCA
receives various complaints about situations
that involve animals. A Humane Officer is the
person that responds to those complaints. Our
job allows us to go out, investigate and hopefully
correct these situations. Once we assess the
condition of the animals, we can take the steps
necessary to resolve the matter. Sometimes it
is as simple as educating the owner. In other
circumstances, we need to force people to take
the animals to the vet. If we see a situation
where the animals are in terrible shape or the
living conditions are dire, we have the authority
to seize the animals. Our job is to be the
guardian of all animals.”
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Carrie: “For me, the best part is serving animals
in need. I want to help be their voice. People
choose to get animals and put them in situations
that most animals would not like living. We had
a lady with a short haired dog living outside
in freezing temperatures. We had to go out
many times to educate her. It is sad to think
that someone had to tell her that keeping the
dog outside still meant that she had to keep
his water from freezing and make sure he was
warm. Sometimes people just don’t think about
what they are subjecting an animal to. When I
stop by and see the dog either brought inside
or changes being made for it to live comfortably
outside, I feel good about the job that I am
Casandra: “The best part of being a humane
officer is going out and educating people.
Many times, people are unaware of the laws
or even the care that some animals require.
Some people are not deliberately neglecting an
animal, but simply don’t know how to properly
care for them. I would prefer to keep an animal
in its home, if it is reasonable to do so and not
contribute to the overpopulation of homeless
Why does a relatively small county like
Medina County need Humane Officers?
Carrie: “Having a Humane Officer and a
shelter in Medina County is important because
without us many animals would suffer. We
are called out to so many various places with
reports of neglected and deceased animals.
Without a Humane Officer, these people would
be free to continue doing as they are, which, in
many situations, is wrong.”
Casandra: “It is important to have people
making sure that the animals are being well
cared for. I have found that educating people
on how to care for the pets they have is one
of the biggest needs we have in this county.
It is surprising to think people get an animal
and have no idea what to do with it or what it
requires to be healthy. Although this seems
like a small county, we still have our share of
animal abuse and neglect.”
What would you like the public to know
about your job?
Carrie: “It is important to understand that we
are here to help animals and when you call
on us, during a situation of abuse, neglect or
abandonment, we will do everything within
the law to rescue that animal and put it in a
better situation. Unfortunately, there are cases
when the law doesn’t allow us the ability to do
what we want to do. It is not our intent not to
respond appropriately, but we are bound to
what the current laws provide.”
Casandra: “What most of the public does not
realize is that as Humane Officers we must
follow the laws. Many people think we can just
walk up to a house and take all the animals we
want to rescue. That’s simply not the case. We
have laws and guidelines to follow, which can
be limiting at times. I urge anyone that thinks
we have gaps in our regulations to advocate
for better laws, policies and ordinances, both
locally and nationally. We want the public
to assist us by calling in what they think is
neglect, abuse or abandonment. Without the
Carrie Moore and Casandra Sohn
brings Kallie back day after day and she hopes
to continue volunteering for a very long time.
“If I had the chance to speak to someone
that was interested in volunteering at the
MCSPCA, I would tell them that it is more than
just helping the staff that works there. Each
person is making a difference in so many ways
for these animals and it is worth the time and
effort put in to each of your tasks. The look that
the animals give you after you have given them
some attention is all worth it.”
When Kallie is not volunteering at the
MCSPCA, she is a senior at the Medina
County Career Center. Her plans after
graduation include going to college at The
Ohio State University to become an Equine
Specialist. Until that time, Kallie plans to keep
working with the dogs at the MCSPCA. At
home, Kallie has a three-year-old Texel albino
guinea pig named Charles.
The staff and volunteers want to extend a great
big thank you to Kallie for all she does at the
MSCSPA. It takes a village of people to offer
the loving care and treatment of the animals
that come into the shelter and we are very
appreciative of all of her efforts.
For more information
on becoming part of the
volunteers at the MCSPCA,
please call 330-723-7722.
The first day that is spent at the Medina
County SPCA can bring out many emotions
in even the most tough hearted person.
The animals looking at you for love,
encouragement and comfort can be a bit
overwhelming, but for Kallie Allen, her first
day as a MCSPCA volunteer, made her even
more committed to helping animals.
“I was at the shelter cleaning dog cages
on my first day and met a black lab named
Lucky”, commented Kallie. “Lucky is an older
dog, but she is the friendliest dog I have ever
been around and we instantly bonded. As
I spent time that day with her, I knew I was
doing good for a dog that was going through
a rough patch and it made me feel good to
be able to help her.” That instant connection
continued as Kallie spent time volunteering at
the shelter. “A few weeks later Tracey asked
me to introduce Lucky to a couple that had
brought their two dogs to see if Lucky got a
along with them”, commented Kallie. “The
two dogs weren’t too sure about Lucky since
she was bigger than them, but the bond that
Lucky and I had helped reassure all of the
dogs and everyone got along. They ended
up adopting her that night and as I said my
goodbyes to Lucky I knew I was someone in
her life that made a difference.”
Kallie enjoys all the work that she does at
the shelter but working with the dogs is her
favorite. “I enjoy spending time with the dogs,
whether it is walking them, playing with them
or bathing them. You develop a very strong
bond with these animals and it is hard to
see them go to a new home sometimes, but
knowing their life is finally going to be good,
is the best feeling ever.” This feeling is what
“Each person is making a difference in so many ways for these animals and it is worth the
time and effort put in to each of your tasks. The look that the animals give you after you
have given them some attention is all worth it.”
help of our citizens we would not be able to do
what we do. They can also help by donating
much needed items and funds to
What pets do you have at home?
Carrie: “We have quite a few. Daisy is a
Rottweiler that I fostered that had a broken
leg. She was such a sweet girl, we made her
part of our family. Mack is a Dachshund that
is very bonded with my husband. Porsha is
a mix breed dog. She was a foster bottle-fed
puppy who formed an amazing bond with my
daughter, that started when Porsha was only
about 4 weeks old. Elsa Is a Havanese. She
and I are very attached. Lorna is Chihuahua
that was a foster. She was pregnant when she
came to us. She was one of those dogs that
just fit in to our family. All my foster dogs came
from the MCSPCA. I am so lucky to have the
most understanding husband that helps me
foster dogs and puppies. We have a 6-year-old
daughter that loves helping with all the
Casandra: “My pets include; a 12-year-old
Beagle named Franky, whose owners no longer
wanted him. Tallahassee or Tally for short, a
9-month-old cat adopted from the MCSPCA.
Jeeves, a 5-year-old cat and Cassie a 13-year-
old black lab adopted from the MCSPCA.
Cassie was abandoned by her owner in a
park when she was found to have cancer. Her
previous owner, whom told her family Cassie
had died and adopted a puppy from another
rescue a few days after abandoning her, didn’t
expect Cassie would survive long enough for
anyone to find her. Thankfully, our readership
on Facebook recognized Cassie’s picture
when we posted it and let us know what the
true story of how Cassie ended up in the park.
The MCSPCA removed a cancerous lump from
her and now she is doing great! My pets so
important to me.”
LOLA Our family adopted Lola in mid-November,
and she’s been a perfect little angel since the
first day. She has grown very comfortable in
our home and is a treasured part of our family.
Everyone – I and my teenage children, and our
extended family and neighbors, just love her.
We want to thank you and everyone else
whom volunteers at the shelter that helped with
her. She’s impeccably housebroken, proudly
shows off the things she learned in her training,
is super-smart (when she needs to walk she
comes and grabs a trash bag and brings it to
me), and is very eager to please. I work from
home, so she has constant companionship,
as do I. Her tail whips a mile-a-minute when
she hears each of the kids coming. No one
believes that even after just a few weeks with
her, anyone could have taken her back to the
shelter. She’s here to stay.
She’s been feeling very well – our vet says she
gained back most of the weight she had lost,
and we haven’t had any issues with her tummy
at all since the first few days. She plays a
super game of tug-of-war, loves playing in the
snow no matter how cold it is outside, tries
to climb in the car most days to go get an ice
cream (she remembers), and about once a day
rockets around the house during what we call
“cuckoo time”. She’s a super happy little doggy
and we all are too.
Here’s a picture of her during a recent walk
– she brought along her new favorite toy to
show the neighbors. The toy lasted about 15
minutes after her walk.
She had a very happy Thanksgiving, a very
merry Christmas, and we look forward to a
great New Year with her as well. Thank you
again for all that you do, and for checking in
our new best friend.
Joe & Family
Board of Directors
Rustic Hills Country Club—5:30pm
March 15, 2018
April 19, 2018
May 17, 2018
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.
Adoption Events are held the
first Saturday of the month
from 11:00am-2:00pm at
PetSmart in Medina.
(5011 Grande Blvd, Medina.)
Here’s a picture of her during a recent walk – she brought along her
new favorite toy to show the neighbors. The toy lasted about
15 minutes after her walk.
Looking For A
Hope ’s Story
Hope is a 25-year-old Pony of the Americas
(POA). She is 11.2 hands and has been
ridden in the past. It’s been 5 years since
anyone has ridden her, so she would need a
refresher course. She would also need lots
of slow conditioning to get her in shape. This
sweetheart gets along very well with other
horses and would make a wonderful addition
as pasture playmate. Hope is also very sweet
to handle. Her soft nature will just warm your
heart! If you would like to give this girl a loving
home for her remaining years, please call the
shelter at 330-723-7722 for more information
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Reservations $35 — (Tables of 8)
q Leader of the Pack $1,000
(8 Complimentary Reservations)
q Top Dog $500
(4 Complimentary Reservations)
q Fat Cat $250
(2 Complimentary Reservations)
q Best Friend $100
q Cat’s Meow $50
q Furry Friend $25
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Make checks payable to: Medina County SPCA
Visa and Mastercard Accepted
To make reservations:
Medina County SPCA
Attn: Dinner Auction
8790 Guilford Road
Seville, OH 44273
Reservations close on
April 6th, 2018
April 21, 2018
to Follow Dinner
For reservations mail to:
Medina County SPCA
Attn: Dinner Auction
8790 Guilford Road
Seville, OH 44273
or call 330-723-7722
Reservations close on April 6th, 2018
Diamond Event Center
1480 Pearl Road
Brunswick, Ohio 44212
For more information
please contact the MCSPCA
Reservations are available online
Please join us for this casual fun-filled fundraising event!
To Sponsor or Donate an Item
Please call the shelter 330-990-3234
or Cindy 330-388-3816
by April 6th in order to be
included in the program.
If you know someone who would want a cat like me – a bit thin, cross-eyed
with less-than-perfect-vision, but super nice (and good with nice dogs, too),
can you please send them my way? Tell them to ask for Mr. Kitty – that’s me!
Looking For A Furrever Home
Looking for that person that
loves a little bit of a challenge.
Penny is only one year old and has been
through at least four different homes. She
was found as a stray, went into a foster home
for a few weeks, went to the shelter and was
returned to her owners. After a couple of
months went by, she was then given to a friend
of the owner who eventually surrendered her
back to the shelter. She has never found her
home or her people. All we know now is that
she is safe and she is looking for her
Penny is young, energetic, full of life and
full of love. She loves all people, does well
with most dogs if there is a proper meet and
greet and even has potential with cats. Penny
knows how to sit and shake but that’s it. She is
partially house trained but will need someone
to let her out more often. When in the foster
home, she only had accidents when left for
extended periods of time of ten hours or more.
The area that Penny has the hardest time is
her leash manners. You see, when a puppy
or high energy dog doesn’t get exercise they
have trouble focusing on being an obedient
dog. If she had her own person that would get
her out to play and work on her leash manners,
Penny would find her grove and be an amazing
walking or running companion. Penny loves tug
of war and she gets so excited to go outside
that she jumps up and grabs the leash the
whole way outside. Once on a walk she calms
down and walks decently on a leash. If Penny
had proper daily exercise and a reward-based
training routine she would thrive.
Penny loves food and is very treat motivated.
She’s even been introduced to the treadmill
a few times and seems to enjoy it. Penny is
recommended not to go to a home with small
children due to her high energy, jumping, and
nipping. She tends to accidentally grab your
fingers or pinch your arm while in her excited
state. She will also grab at your feet. We said
untrained, didn’t we? These behaviors attribute
to the very minimal amount of exercise she
is currently receiving and her lack of training.
Someone willing to put time and effort into
changing that, would be a perfect fit for Penny
because she is so willing to please.
microchipped and has
tested neg. for heartworm which is
included in the $75 adoption fee. If you would
like to adopt this adorable girl, you must come
into the shelter for a meet and greet. Feel
free to call the shelter at 330-723-7722 for
more information on penny or any of our other
General Volunteer Orientation
Saturday, March 3 at 10:00am
Saturday, April 7 at 10:00am
Saturday, May 5 at 10:00am
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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
• 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
• Gift cards (pet stores, gas stations, TSC,
Towne & Country, WalMart)
Check out our new and improved website
where you can find up to date information
about adoptable animals, news and a calendar
of events. Want to get the newsletter delivered
to your email? You can sign up for it there!
Go to www.medinacountyspca.com.
We would like to thank
Kassey Sikora for volunteering
to update our website.
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Wednesday, March 14 at 6:00pm
Thursday, April 12 at 6:00pm
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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
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.
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
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Medina County SPCA • 8790 Guilford Road, Seville, OH 44273
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.
Individual $25 Family $45 Student $10 Senior (60+) $15 Corporate $200 Lifetime $1000
Mario’s owner has a medical condition and had to surrender him to the
MCSPCA for his own safety. If you maybe know of someone who would like a
SUPER SWEET cat like me – who loves to be loved on and gives little kisses –
can you please send them my way? Tell them to ask for Mario – that’s me!
The most fun you
will have in 2018!
In honor of Courtney Cassidy for all the
donations raised from her party
In honor of therapy dogs
In honor of my daughter, Anna
Christopher & Jennifer Soska
In honor of the people who love, help
and rescue our furry friends
Zak & Squeaker
Rodgers - Gow Wedding
Carol & Mark Williams-Young
Jeffrey & Cheryl Pace
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Acklin
Larry & Cathy Warner
Richard Wise and Lynn Allen
Sandy & Mike Larson
Kelly & Jesse Micire
Will & Carol Klingel
Mike Corradini, Ashley Demyan &
Michael & Jennifer Brickner
Merry Christmas from
Esther Jo Spechalske
Gary & Karen Yerse
Mr. & Mrs. Dean Pour
Elva & Bill Dunham
Braeden C. Poole
Debra K. VanBlarcum
Karen & Colin Johns
Dorothy Reiter Harmon
E.F. “Jack” Heiszek
Gerald Nash, Sr.
Jeffrey Taraba Family
Phil & Nina Asbury
Marc & Monica Malinowski
Michael & Patricia Bundy
Helen & Jim Young
Sandy & Mike Larson
Norman & Phyllis Wolff
Gerald & Judy Porter
George & Donna Wolff
Gregory & Deborah Nichols
Glenn & Peg Smith
Dale & Diana Hendricks
Larry & Cathy Warner
Elaine & Daniel Monroe
Jamie & Mike Piechuta
Robert & Laura Bogdanski
Joe & Beverly McGlamery
Ray D. Zimmerman
Parma Professional Firefighters
Mary Ann Whipkey
Lodi Literary Club
Douglas & Emelia Davis
Russell & Mary Gortner
Ted & Ginny Akins
Holly Custer & friends in
the Akron District
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.
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.
Buffy, Peggy & Katie
Charlie Rodriguez -
a wonderful therapy dog
Gus & Pepper
Sharon & Dennis Revlock
Murphy the Cat, aka Big Boy
My boys, Buster & Baxter
My Little Gremlin
Barbara Saylor Kremer
In loving memory of Nilo Boesiger,
Our beloved, 17 year old Sheltie,
Joanne & Lloyd Knudsen
Sandy & Mike Larson
Maggie & Frank Schlund
Our toy Poodle, Tiny
Frank & Carole Klingshirn
Maggie & Frank Schlund
Pita, Luna, Chole, and Tang
The MCSPCA was involved in a situation this past January where we had to immediately seize a large macaw and an exotic turtle. Both animals
were found living in filth and starving. We reached out to our Facebook followers with a need of a large aquarium for the turtle and large cage for
the macaw. Within minutes, we started getting responses that led us to two very generous people that donated supplies to help these animals.
Sometimes the Humane Officers of the MCSPCA must take control of exotic animals that are not usual residents of the shelter. Thanks to the help
of social media, our very generous community and our team of vets, we can quickly turn a bad situation around for these animals and get them
the help they need for their specific breeds. We love Medina!
After we were able to assess both animals, it turns out that the turtle that we named, Mrs. Turtle, is a Red Eared Slider. Although very pretty, she
is illegal to own in the state of Ohio without a special permit. Due to her living conditions, Mrs. Turtle had a bacterial infection from living in water
that was so filthy you could not tell there was a turtle in the aquarium until she popped her head out of the water. She will stay with us until her
infection is gone and then the Ohio Department of Wildlife will find a safe place for her to live.
Angel, the macaw, is 10 to 12 years old. She was also living in very unsanitary conditions and was
being fed a diet of Cheerios and oatmeal at the time of surrender. Angel also has a condition called
scissor beak, where the lower part of the beak grows up and to the side of the upper part of the
beak. The result is a bird who cannot close her mouth properly. Scissor beak does happen with
birds, but if the bird is taken to a vet as soon as it’s noticed, corrective action can be taken. The
earlier scissor beak is caught and treated, the better! Left alone, it can make eating very difficult.
So far, we have had her beak filed twice and we are happy to say that Angel will be up for
adoption in the next few weeks. If you are interested in finding out more about the needs of
the MCSPCA and what can be donated to help our rescues, please call 330-723-7722.
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All you have to do is use Amazon Smile
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If you maybe know of someone who needs a VERY SWEET cat
with a non-stop purr (and they don’t mind that she’s carrying some extra
weight, right now), can you please send them my way? Tell them to ask for Bubble.
Preserving the Past.
Carving the Future.
City of Medina
Medina City Hall
132 North Elmwood Ave.
Medina, Ohio 44256
3444 Medina Road
4221 Center Rd
Sun 9 AM - 7 PM
Mon 9 AM - 4 PM
Tue - Sat 9 AM - 8 PM
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5399 River Styx Rd.
Medina, OH 44256
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.
Medina County SPCA
8790 Guilford Rd., Seville, OH
Paving the Way for the Rescue
Animals of Medina County!
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Our goal at the MCSPCA is to have every one
of the animals we care for find their furever homes.