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Medina County SPCA Animal Tales – Winter Issue 2019-2020


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Medina County SPCA quarterly newsletter, Animal Tales provides updates on shelter news, volunteer and adoption information and upcoming shelter events and training.

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Medina County SPCA Animal Tales – Winter Issue 2019-2020

  1. 1. LeahJust a friendly girl looking for a friendly family! MCSPCA Officers President Tom Jenkins Vice-President Shaun McWilliams Treasurer Nicole Florio Secretary Sandy Larson Board of Directors Carla Boyle-Small Cindy Brode Patrick Hahn Will Klingel Dr. Thomas Lehner George “Hub” Marquis William Post Nikki Robishaw MCSPCA Staff Director of Operations Tracey Miller Humane Officer Carrie Moore Lisa Jenkinson Newsletter Tina Wagner Design Medina County SPCA 8790 Guilford Road Seville, OH 44273 330-723-7722 Winter Issue 2019-2020 PAGE 2 Click here to DONATE TODAY.
  2. 2. Thankyou, fromtheMedinaCountySPCA From the Director’s desk The MCSPCA appreciates all of the volunteers, donations and local support we receive each year. We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. If you are looking for a way to continue to donate, our immediate needs are the following: • Canned food for kittens and adult cats (Friskies, Fancy Feast, 9-Lives) • Purina Cat & Kitten Chow dry food • Clumping or fragrance free non-clumping clay litter • Small paper boats available at GFS • Good quality hay for our horses • Paper towels • Bleach (must say kills 99% of germs) • Laundry detergent • Dish soap • Gift cards (Petsmart, Pet Supplies Plus, gas stations, TSC, Centerra) • Scratchers for the cat cages. Order them here “” (For the safety of our pets, we cannot use the following items: electric blankets, sleeping bags, pillows, mattress pads, any woven, crochet or knitted items, human toys. Food not on our wishlist will most likely be donated out to other organizations as to not upset the stomachs of the animals currently in our care) All items can be dropped off or mailed to the shelter. Amazon is a great place to purchase. Don’t have time, we can make the purchase for you. Feel free to make a donation in person or online at Our address is 8790 Guilford Road, Seville, Ohio 44273. Phone 330-723-7722. Photo: Tracey Miller, Director of Operations Click here to DONATE TODAY. Rob Freedline 330.431.4954
  3. 3. Hi, my name is Leah. I am looking for a forever family to love! She’s a darling little girl weighing in at just 33 pounds! Leah will be looking for a new home soon. Starting January 5th she will be available for adoption. Please contact us at the Medina County SPCA if you are interested in adoption. Leah is a sweet dog but for best results we are asking that she go to a dog free home or to a home with dogs smaller than herself. We do not know her history with cats at this time. So if you are looking for a fun energetic pup with a heart of gold, consider adopting Leah. Rescue Stories LeahJust a friendly girl looking for a friendly family! “saving just one pet won’t change the world but for that one pet the world will change forever.” Volunteer Training Schedule Jan. 9, General Training, 6:00PM Jan. 11, Dog Orientation, 10:00AM Feb. 5, General Training, 6:00PM Feb. 8, Dog Orientation, 10:00AM Mar. 12, General Training, 6:00PM Mar. 14, Dog Orientation, 10:00AM
  4. 4. LIVE LOVE VOLUNTEER Dedicated hearts Deb Billesbach, 7-Year Anniversary Deb began working at the Medina County SPCA in December of 2012. She knew she wanted to adopt a dog, so what an amazing opportunity to find the perfect pup, Boggie (otherwise known as Happy). He was a six-year-old black lab that was brought in the day after Christmas. She fell in love with him and two weeks later he was in her car headed to his forever home. Boggie lived another wonderful 7 years before he went over the rainbow bridge. A year after adopting Boggie she also adopted Scarlett, a very thin active one-year- old flat coat border collie.  She now works with cats and dogs, cleans dishes, washes cages, folds laundry, feeds the cats, walks the dogs and enjoys just spending time and playing with all the animals at the shelter.  Deb has become very active in education. Many groups come to our shelter to see what we do, find out what our mission is, and most importantly, how they can take care of and treat all animals.  Deb says, “The hardest part of volunteering is not taking a new animal home every month.” DebBillesbachOur Volunteers Rescue the MCSPCA
  5. 5. Memorials, tributes, Donations Liesl Dawn Warner Max Kathy Staufer Pita, Luna, Chloe & Tang Phyllis Taranto Poncho, my wonderful dog of 12 years from SPCA Stacy Westphal Solo & Amber Janet Schwartz Sparky (Schlund) Lloyd & Joanne Knudsen Sparky, In honor & memory. Companion and friend to Maggie & Frank Schlund Sandy & Mike Larson Sparky…Run free little man. We miss you so much. Frank & Maggie Schlund Teddy, our dearest friend who was a 38 year old grey Arabian James, Diana & Katlynn Davis DedicationsLily Sislak Melissa Garr Demi & Dudley, SPCA alumni Torrie Shepard Lola & Leonardo Bella Perez Maggie Sims Jessica Brady Honors and TributesIn honor of Gus DiBello Brad & Sheri Lane In honor of Andrea Barto McIntosh - She LOVED the $25 spay/neuter program Dylan McIntosh In honor of Barbary McKelvey J. Miller-Wagenknecht In honor of Doug & Kimberly Backlund Your friends at M.J. Baker Financial Advisors In honor of Joan Randolph Judy Smith & your JCWSA Family In honor of Madelynn Morris for her kind & caring heart on her 5th birthday Erin Hawke In honor of my sister Cheryl & all of her family Colleen Keller In honor of Rev. Tom Schwartz and his years of service to St. Matthew Lutheran Church Joseph Obermeier In honor of Smokey & Gobi Amena Khan In honor of Toni Hall Richard Hall Paige, Merry Christmas! Love, Papa Suzi Kusper MEMORIALSChristine Piszczek Linda Gagne Christina Rodgers Cory DeBella Ann Scherbinski Frances Mordus Kevin Shebesta Cory DiBello Michael Rodgers Larry & Lynne Fuller David Weber Suzanne Sharpe Dennis Roth Michelle Redding Dorothy Evans Riki Caine Dorothy Rossman Shirley Nowak Linda Malicki Diane Moffett Dorothy Rossman Jean Soper Elizabeth Staub William & Carol Baird Terry, Cheryl, Casey & Crystal Kulow Elzora Alber Victoria Alber Gary Cavender Ashley Cavender Harvey Gammell Lawrence Gammell Denise Rodman The Snader Family Janette Hopkins Connie Englehart David, Charlotte and DJ Funk Jordin Riccelli Leslie Langager Kristen Gudat Shannon Vaughn Sharon & Warren Cooper Kristen Gudat Kathy & Leonard Riegler Elaine & Karen Waley Peter & Crista Dohoda Laura Loew Michelle Gyure Linda Ackley Richard Dargan Mary Ferguson Jeanette & Larry Giangrande Annabel & Daniel Brasier Melvin Vidika Margaret Koontz Lund Loni Circle Melvin Vidika (Conitinued) Westfield Insurance Lake Meadows Home Owners Association Chrystal Burris The Foit Family Deborah Foster-Koch Nathaniel Abshire Angela Abshire Patricia Woods Grind All, Inc. Hank & Mary Matousek Peggy Fezell Linda Gagne Shirley Scott Janet & Ted Dingess Joe & Joyce Crisafulli Susan & Steve Izant Susan Bright Ted & Carolyn Lesiak Vyrble Lea Snyder Susan Williams William “Bill” Dunn, Jr. Gary & Patricia DeHass Wyn Garrett Shirley Nowak In memory of Cory DiBello Brad & Sheri Lane John Celebrezze Joan Ramon Rainbow BridgeAce, my beloved boy Deborah Kilgore Boo (Carr) Cathy & Larry Warner Cora, a special little black dog loved and cared for in her short life by Medina Vet employees and especially Blake Larry & Cathy Warner Daisy Lila Lehrer Eisen, the sweetest giant schnauzer ever! Owned by Molly Egan Steve & Vicki Fox Joanne Megee Gracie Charlene Klimko Grady, In honor & memory. Companion and friend to Jim & Jill Forster Sandy & Mike Larson Greta Linda Fussi My Little Gremlin Barbara Saylor Kremer HoldEm Nancy Scholz
  6. 6. My name is Lars and I am ready to be adopted! I look like a tough guy but really I am a total softy who loves my little scratches and pets. If you are patient I will come see you if you visit the MCSPCA. So if you know someone who would like a cat like me – a little shy because I’m scared here, but very nice and desperate for love – can you please send them my way? Tell them to ask for Lars, that’s me! Adoptable Animals Lars We have cats at Petsmart that would love to meet you! You know, sometimes you just need a little black kitten with golden eyes. And sometimes, a little black kitten with golden eyes just needs you! Barbara needs a forever home. That’s a place filled with kindness, and care, and love and... every- thing! Come visit me at the Medina Petsmart today. If someone adopts me before you get there, there are other kitties who would like to meet you! Barbara
  7. 7. Will you pick a winner? Please join us again this year for the 10th Annual Medina SPCA’s Night at the Races. It is sure to be an evening of fun competition, delicious food and prizes. Enjoy the atmosphere of a real horserace — professionally called races, wager real money and more importantly, win real money! Come support the Medina County SPCA and bring your friends and family to cheer on the winning horse! Name:_______________________________ Phone:(______)________-_____________ Email:_______________________________ NoofGuests:______x$35=____________ SponsorshipLevel q TripleCrownChampion$1000 (IncludesEightTickets) q DerbyChampion$500 (IncludesFourTickets) q BelmontChampion$250 (IncludesTwoTickets) q PreaknessChampion$100 q FamilyChampion$50 q NameYourOwnHorse$10per (AdvanceSalesOnly) Name:________________________________ Name:________________________________ (AdvancedSalesOnly-PleasePrint) TotalAmountEnclosed:$____________ Makecheckspayableto:MedinaCountySPCA Mailchecksto: MedinaCountySPCA Attn:NightattheRaces 8790GuilfordRoad Seville,OH44273 Saturday February 22 Starting at 5:00 P.M. Reservations begin Jan. 1 $35 per reservation, tables seat 10, assigned seating, event capacity 250, registration ends February 12. Location Williams on the Lake 787 Lafayette Road Medina, OH 44256 Medina County SPCA’s 10th Annual Night at the Races Sponsorship Levels Triple Crown Champion $1000 (Includes Eight Tickets) — F — Derby Champion $500 (Includes Four Tickets) — F — Belmont Champion $250 (Includes Two Tickets) — F — Preakness Champion $100 — F — Family Champion $50 — F — Name Your Own Horse $10 (Advanced Sales Only) For reservations or sponsorship information, please contact Lloyd & Joanne at 234-466-8433 or, or go to Make checks payable to: Medina County SPCA Mail checks to: Medina County SPCA Attn: Night at the Races 8790 Guilford Road Seville, OH 44273 50/50 Drawing F Sideboards F Chinese Raffle Baskets
  8. 8. MCSPCA news A huge round of “a-paws” to everyone who helped to make MCSPCA’s 7th annual Walk/5k Run and 1-Mile Fun Run a huge success! Thank you to our amazing volunteers, the spirited participants, and our generous sponsors for supporting Paws for a Cause 2019. Special thanks to our hard-working chairperson, Nancy Danisek!! About 375 runners and walkers and almost 200 dogs joined in the fun on the Medina square. The rescue animals in our shelter and barn are doing the happy dance thanks to the kindness of so many! Thank you, 2019 SPONSORS Aldi ASC – Orrville Atelier Design Dairy Queen, Medina Northland Hub and Mary-Marg Marquis Icandi Graphics Music Incorporated Second Sole South Court Family Physicians Taylor Rental – Broadview Heights The City Of Medina The Gazette Thank you medina– 2019 Paws for the Cause 5K MEDINA Sandra Jenkins 330-273-1777 Boarding • Grooming • Daycare board@ SAVE THE DATE! Please mark your calendars for Saturday, October 24, 2020 for the 8th annual Paws for a Cause 5K Run and 1-Mile Fun Run at The Historic Medina Square! Early Registration– (online or postmarked by October 20, 2019)
  9. 9. MCSPCA news Thank you! 2019 Strut Your Putts for Pets Golf Outing Thank you to all those who attended and made our Strut Your Putts for Pets Golf Outing a success. Thank you to all our sponsors; Craig & Michelle Hakenson, Cheryl Norman, CLU, ChFC, Dog Gone Crazy, Hub and Mary Marquis, Mark & Judy Welday, Nicole Florio, Peanut Shoppe of Akron, Primos Deli, Pine Valley Golf Club, Print Plus Fairlawn (Thomas & Constance Delehanty), and The Eye Opener. Thank you to all who volunteered. Save the date for our next golf outing on September 13, 2020 at Pine Valley Golf Club. Board of directors meeting Location: Blue Heron—5:30pm 3227 Blue Heron Trce, Medina, OH January 16, 2020 March 19, 2020 May 21. 2020 FundraisingThe 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. Save the date–17th annual Animal affair dinner auction SAVE THE DATE for our 17th Animal Affair that will be held at our NEW location, the Blue Heron Brewery and Event Center that is located at 3227 Blue Heron Trace, Medina Ohio 44256 on Friday, April 24, 2020 beginning at 6:00 pm. If you would like to donate or help sponsor this event, please contact Cindy Brode at
  10. 10. We have lots of cats at the MCSPCA looking for a loving home. Until January 1 all cat adoptions are $25! Cats make a wonderful pet! There are many loving and sweet cuddly cats looking to be adopted at the shelter and local Pet Smarts. Check our Facebook page for new listings and adoptable events we are hosting. You never know where you might meet your forever fur buddy. Adoptable Animals wintercatadoption PetSmart AdoptionEvents PetSmart Medina – 5011 Grande Blvd Adoption Events are held the first Saturday of the month from 11:00am-2:00pm at PetSmart in Medina. 330-461-9063 Mark Pittenger Owner STORE HOURS Mon-Fri 10-7 • Sat 10-5 3711 Pearl Rd., Medina, Ohio Special
  11. 11. We could use your help please! We recently took in 47 female rats from a less-than-wonderful situation. Unfortunately, the girls were housed with males, so now we’re on “pregnancy watch” with them before anyone can be adopted out. Donations of the following items would be most appreciated: quality rat food–pellets or cubes preferred (nothing with dried corn in it, please.), bedding–either paper-based or aspen chips. We’re going through alot of bedding. Donations Well,Rats! Generous people making a difference in the lives of the MCSPCA rescues. Thank you Heart and Soul Gift Boutique customers! Your purchases on Nov. 29th and Nov. 30th allowed 10% of the proceeds to go towards the purchase of this big pile of supplies. We appreciate you so much and thanks again Heart and Soul Gift Boutique! Thankyou!
  12. 12. 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 Order Today! Paving the Way for the Rescue Animals of Medina County! showyourcommitmenttoMCSPCAbypurchasingapavertoday. 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 Supporters of the MCSPCA Did you know that you can help our shelter just by walking your dog? Go to or download the Walk For A Dog app on your smart phone.
  13. 13. Spring Mist Farms, LLC 691 Pearl Road, Brunswick Hills, OH 44212 330-225-3565 Supporters of the MCSPCA Rebecca Sullivan 645 Lafayette Road Medina, OH 44256 (330) 722.7804 SAVE-THE-DATE April 24, 2020
  14. 14. Supporters of the MCSPCA 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