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February Cruelty and Adoption Reports (WCHS)

February Cruelty and Adoption Reports (WCHS)

(Bowling Green)—The Wood County Humane Society (WCHS) employs a Humane Agent to investigate reports of neglect, cruelty, and abuse from concerned citizens, social services, health departments, and other law enforcement agencies. The following cruelty report was submitted by Humane Agent Debra Loprete for February 2015.

This past month Loprete handled a total of 36 cases—17 of which she successfully resolved, 14 of which are open, and 5 of which are still pending further investigation. Of the 17 closed cases, 8 were filed with “no reason for concern,” 8 resulted in the administering of additional education, and 1 was filed as “unable to locate.” Loprete also conducted 29 follow-ups to ongoing and/or closed cases during the month of February.

During February, the WCHS took a total of 21 cats and 11 dogs into the shelter. WCHS Shelter Manager Erin McKibben reported the following information about intakes. Of the cats, 14 were strays, 5 were owner surrenders, 1 was a cruelty confiscation, and 1 was an adoption return. Of the dogs, 3 were owner surrenders, 3 were cruelty confiscations, 4 were transferred in from other agencies, and 1 was an adoption return. The WCHS also adopted out 34 cats and 19 dogs during the month of February.

The Wood County Humane Society, located in Bowling Green, Ohio, is a full-service, no-kill shelter providing care for homeless and abused pets and investigating cruelty complaints in Wood County. In addition, the organization assists Wood County residents with its Safe Haven and food assistance programs, spay/neuter transport, and educational presentations. The WCHS provides care for hundreds of animals each year—from dogs and cats, to horses, goats, and pocket pets. For information on adopting and/or volunteering, visit the WCHS’s website at:

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