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Who’s the Top Dog?

The first annual “Who’s the Top Dog?” dog show will be held at the Bark Until Dark off-leash dog park on 310 S. Bridge Rd. in Danbury Township on May 18. Proceeds from the dog show and entry fees will be donated to the Humane Society of Ottawa County. Registration and lunch are being held from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Judging starts promptly at 1 p.m. The entry fee for the show is $10 per dog.

Blue ribbons will be awarded in the following categories: Best of Show, Cutest Dog, Ugliest Dog, Smallest Dog, Best Dog Name, Prettiest Color, Best Trick, Largest Dog and Most Awesome Tail.

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Let’s Limit Litters

The Humane Society of Ottawa County is partnering in a effort with local veterinary hospitals on a spay/neuter awareness program called “Let’s Limit Litters”. 

Each year millions of unwanted pets are destroyed because of pet overpopulation. One of the best ways to prevent overpopulation is through simple spaying and neutering. It may sound like a simple solution, but the road to reaching this goal is still long and steep. The Humane Society of Ottawa County understands the vital importance of spaying and neutering and the impact on the overpopulation problem. Along with the local area veterinary hospitals, they have developed a low cost sterilization program. 

The program is very simple and you just have to contact the Humane Society of Ottawa County and obtain a low cost sterilization certificate. The costs of the certificates are as follows: 

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Winter pet tips from HSOC

Here comes the frigid weather and our humane officers are busy with calls about animals outside. In many areas, winter is a season of bitter cold and numbing wetness. Extra precautions during winter months will make sure four-footed family members stay safe and warm.

Help pets remain happy and healthy during the colder months by following these simple guidelines:

Keep pets indoors and warm

Don't leave dogs or cats outdoors when the temperature drops. Most dogs, and all cats, are safer indoors. No matter what the temperature, wind chill can threaten a pet's life. Regardless of the season, shorthaired, very young or old dogs and all cats should never be left outside without supervision. Short-coated dogs may feel more comfortable wearing a sweater during walks. The best way to keep pets safe (and happy) is to keep them with you.

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