Thank you to Jim & Sheryl Cobb (C&C Dodge/Toyota) for your generous matching donation of $930 to complete the purchase of a new Speed Queen commercial washing m...achine for the HSOV. And also for the truckload of Purina dog/cat food and kitty litter which C&C delivered to our shelter!
We are sharing photos of HSOV Shelter Manager (Scott Little) and HSOV Executive Director (Kelly Goedel) as they accepted the $930 check from C&C Sales Manager (Terry Coulson) on October 5, 2015.
We are also sharing photos of the donated food/kitty litter which was delivered following the presentation of the check .. and a photo of our brand new Speed Queen washing machine.
Thank you Jim & Sheryl Cobb and also the individual/businesses who also contributed toward the purchase (Beth Buchman, Missi Carpenter, Becky Dines, Pennie Gant, Carol Kieffer, Dr. Paul Kupferberg, Shari Metz, Linda & Steve Perry, and Judy Roberts.
Intake of animals (both dogs and cats) this past week at HSOV in Marietta Ohio has been non-stop and our shelter is nearly full to capacity. If you've been thinking of adopting (or fostering), please stop by the shelter to meet our many wonderful pets who need loving homes. You may also view pictures and descriptions on our HSOV Facebook Page which are featured in our Dogs Album and Cats Album. Additional photos and descritions are posted on petfinder.com and adoptapet.com (just enter the Marietta zip code (45750).
As a result of intakes, we are also in need of:
Purina Cat Chow and Purina Kitten Chow
Kitten Milk Replacement
Purina Dog Chow
Primary Sponsors/Vendors (including but not limited to):
Winding Road Kennel
We Luv Pets
Terrance and Joy Mason
Primary Donors (Time, Service or Product - including but not limited to):
City of Marietta
Pastor Dave Calvert
Ron's Porta Johns
CPC Inc. (Dona Cernus)
Courtney Doak Kleintop
Ketel 1 Team Wear
Furs-A-Flyn (Cheryl Hall)
Whirl Frozen Yogurt
DaVinci's Italian Restaurant
American Flags and Poles
Darin Henze Pianist
Ashley McMahon/ The Dog Gone Groomer
Lisa's Sweet Stop
Local TV, Radio and Media
Skinner Firestone (Beverly)
Huntin' Shack LLC (Beverly)
Amy's Flower Shop (Beverly)
Dough Boyz (Beverly)
Hair Mechanix LLC (Beverly)
Rub-A-Dub Dub (Beverly)
B& W Pharmacy (Beverly)
Basket Donors (including but not limited to):
BOB & SONJA TALLMAN
Thanks to all the HSOV Volunteers/Board Members, Scott Little (HSOV Manager and staff), Amber Delong (Volunteer Coordinator), Sharon Paul (Photographer), JamiAnn Voshel (Fundraiser Chairman) and Marietta High School HPAC girls!
This event is not the work of one, or even a few, it is the dedication from so many and with great gratitude to the community for once again supporting the care of the shelter souls of the HSOV.
Greatest gratitude goes to Celeste Ridgway (HSOV Board Rescue & Transport Coordinator),
fellow Board Member, and dear friend who was the Co-Coordinator of this event,
These random photos were taken during the HSOV Wags & Whiskers Paws Walk which was held on Saturday, September 26, 2015.
Thanks to everyone who attended this fundraiser for our shelter and also to the many individuals and business who supported us by donating prizes and/or monetary donations.
And thank you to our Co-Chairpersons Teresa Cunningham and Celeste Ridgway and to our volunteers who helped in so many ways today. We couldn't have done this with each and every one of you smile emoticon smile emoticon
A special thanks to Pastor David Calvert (Williamstown United Methodist Church) for your "Blessing Of The Animals" prior to the Parade Your Paws. For those in attendance, you would have noticed that a magical 'hush' fell over the audience and the dogs were very quiet and seemed to sense that they were the recipient of Pastor David's blessing.
These photos are posted pretty much in chronological order, and we hope that they provide a glimpse of the 2015 Paws Walk. We try our best to include photographs of each and every dog in attendance and their two-legged friends who accompanied them smile emoticon
We are sharing this heartfelt letter to the HSOV which was written by Michelle Ingrodi. She happened to be driving a transport for Charm City Animal Rescue in Maryland today and saw our HSOV van loaded with dogs on their way to rescue. Michelle waved to our drivers (Marilyn House and Jo Ellen Gray) and later posted this letter and picture on her rescue's facebook page:
Dear Humane Society of the Ohio Valley,
Today on Interstate 68 in far Western MD, I passed your van. I too was on a transport, but I was picking up cats in Baltimore. Your van was floor to ceiling crates, and seeing that sight caused me to break down. Because I KNOW.
I know all the effort that went into that transport. I know someone spent the time to find an organization to take animals from you. I know your vet techs spent oodles of time getting everyone the care needed for transport. I know your admins double and triple checked paperwork. Your techs got crates cleaned and ready and stacked so they wouldn't fall. You probably begged for a driver, and I can say the two ladies driving probably thought I was a nut as I beeped and waved and gave them a thumbs up. But then they saw my bumper stickers - Adopt, Animal Rescue Transport Vehicle, and Charm City Animal Rescue - and for a while through the mountains of Western MD, we stayed together. Because they knew.
I know what it takes to organize a transport of that magnitude, animals and distance, so please let me give you a huge shout out and say thank you for working that hard for those who went on your transport today. I know that for a brief moment with all of those animals out the door you got to breathe, until you fill right back up with more. Thank you for choosing life, for choosing adoption, for choosing to fight for the animals who come through your doors.
Big, big love to you,
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