COVID-19 Compassion Tails
Read stories about some of OAA’s Profiled Partners and the wonderful things they are doing, or experiencing, while serving animals and their people during the COVID-19 pandemic
Clark County SPCA Helps Clark County Dog Shelter Pets Get Adopted, 04/06/2020
The Clark County SPCA (CCSPCA) and the Clark County Dog Shelter (CCDS) have always played well together; however, the COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed the playground rules! Because CCDS has been closed to the public, CCDS dogs couldn’t be adopted. CCSPCA opened their hearts and doors to host meet-and-greets for CCDS pets and prospective adoptive families. To date, CCSPCA meet-and-greets resulted in eight CCDS dog adoptions and CCSPCA pulling five more CCDS dogs to find them forever homes! To keep their team safe during these appointments, CCSPCA even made fabric face masks for staff to wear!
Even during the pandemic, community service continues–CCDS Dog Wardens pick up stray dogs while CCSPCA and CCDS handle animal emergencies and reunite lost pets with owners. Through committed leadership and creative solutions, CCSPCA and CCDS strive to keep Clark County safe and homeless pets happy, healthy, and–hopefully–homed as soon as possible! Now, more than ever, cooperation and team work is the only way to work through this pandemic for their community residents, both two-legged and four-legged…
CCSPCA and CCDS both need disinfecting and cleaning supplies, and each has its own list of other needed supplies. Presently, CCSPCA needs Original Scent PineSol, scoopable kitty litter, liquid laundry soap, Purina puppy chow, Purina kitten chow, and Peanut Butter Pork Chomps. Most importantly, monetary donations are needed because all means of raising funds have been cancelled due to the pandemic. Even CCSPCA restaurant donation jars sit empty due to mandatory closings. Please donate to CCSPCA on FaceBook via the blue “Shop Now” button!
RESCUEDohio Flooded with Foster and Adopt Applications, 03/30/2020
During the pandemic, RESCUEDohio has received a tidal wave of applications from kind-hearted Ohioans wanting to foster or adopt pets. During January and February, a total of 265 applications were received. In March alone, well over 265 additional applications were received including 130 applications just between March 26th-30th! Recently, RESCUEDohio took in 32 dogs over a 10-day period–the typical 10-day average is 6 dogs. RESCUEDohio is very grateful for the overwhelming response of the community to help these homeless pets.
These 32 pets need veterinary exams, spays/neuters, vaccinations, supplies, etc. RESCUEDohio needs help to cover these expenses so each pet can start its journey to a new home. Please donate today at PayPal.me/rescuedohio.
The Cocoon Continues to Service Wood County Domestic Violence Victims, 03/26/2020
Domestic violence doesn’t stop during a crisis–in fact, it can get worse. The Cocoon is one of the unsung critical front-line organizations continuing to help domestic violence victims and their pets during the COVID-19 pandemic. They provide safe shelter as space is available or help survivors find alternate shelter. Advocacy continues 24/7, and The Cocoon will assist with filing for Civil Protection Orders. Not only do they serve their own clients, they are now providing basic personal care items to survivors in the community.
TracFones are a big need–they help survivors who are forced to stay in place with their abusers–particularly important now due to COVID-19 stay-at-home requirements. TracFones provide a safe, untraceable way for survivors to reach out. New TracFones donations are needed (used TracFones cannot be activated). Donors are asked to consider purchasing airtime cards and to provide store receipts as activation codes are printed on the receipts. The Cocoon also needs the following supplies. Make donations easily and safely via their direct shipment Amazon wish list. Current needs: Dry dog food, dry cat food, cat litter, toilet paper, travel-size hand sanitizer, full-size hand sanitizer, anti-cavity mouth wash, Gatorade, large bras, shampoo for children, Cantu conditioner, Dove Soap bars, and toothbrushes.
Hospets Begins Snak Pak Program
(Supplemental Needs Assistance Kit), 03/25/2020
Hospets has expanded its services to provide additional assistance to senior citizens and their pets during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the Coronavirus being so deadly to the elderly, Hospets is trying to make sure no senior citizen needs to risk their life just trying to keep their pets and themselves fed. Hospets is delivering shelf-stable grocery items, basic over-the-counter medications, paper goods, and pet foods to the homes of low-income seniors who have no one to shop for them and typically cannot afford delivery services. Each Snak Pak will provide for 80+ meals. Hospets delivers in Union County and in Franklin County inside the I-270 corridor.