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November and December Cruelty and Adoption Reports (WCHS)

In Brief:  November and December 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 November and December 2014.

In November, Loprete handled a total of 19 cases—10 of which she successfully resolved, 9 of which are still pending further investigation. Of the 10 closed cases, 3 were filed with “no reason for concern,” 5 resulted in the administering of additional education, 1 resulted in owner surrender, and 1 resulted in referrals to other agencies. Loprete also conducted 27 follow-ups to ongoing and/or closed cases during the month of November. In December, Loprete closed 12 cases and conducted 33 follow-ups to ongoing and/or closed cases.

During November, the WCHS took a total of 11 cats and 14 dogs into the shelter. WCHS Shelter Manager Erin McKibben reported the following information about intakes. Of the cats, 6 were strays, 1 was part of a cruelty case, 1 was a surrender, and 3 were returns. Of the dogs, 8 were surrenders and 6 were transfers. The WCHS also adopted out 25 cats and 8 dogs during the month of November.

In December, the WCHS took a total of 21 cats and 12 dogs into the shelter. WCHS Shelter Manager Erin McKibben reported the following information about intakes. Of the cats, 17 were strays, 1 was a surrender, 1 was abandoned, and 2 were returns. Of the dogs, 4 were surrenders, 3 were returns, and 5 were transfers. The WCHS also adopted out 43 cats and 17 dogs during the month of December.

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:  http://www.woodcountyhumanesociety.org/.

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