In recent years, OCBDD has partnered with local food pantries as well as participated in the Ottawa County Relay for Life. One recent endeavor was with the Ottawa County Humane Society, located at 2424 Sand Rd., Port Clinton. When OCBDD REC Specialist, Bri Combs, inquired if people would like to volunteer to work with animals, Jonathan Grayson and Rick Vega were eager to assist, as they both love animals.
On their first visit to the shelter, Jonathan and Rick chose to spend time in the cattery, as they both have a cat as a pet. They spent time brushing, combing and petting the cats and shared that they had a lot of fun. Jonathan mentioned that his favorite cat was the orange one.
The gentlemen had such a good time that they invite you to volunteer at the Ottawa County Humane Society. The shelter is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to5 p.m. Volunteer activities include playing with and grooming lonely pets, helping out with adoption events and fundraisers, cleaning cages, being a foster parent to a homeless pet, doing computer work and taking a dog to the park or bottle feeding a kitten at home. Rick and Jonathan both loved their time with the adorable cuddly kittens and hope to make this a monthly outing. Since their first trip, others served by OCBDD have heard what fun Jonathan and Rick are having and want to join in on the fun at the Humane Society.
OCBDD is looking to expand opportunities for people to volunteer with local businesses and organizations. If you would like more information about what they can do for you, contact Carrie Allred, REC Coordinator, at 419.898.0400, ext. 3113, for more information.