Shelter Manager Lesa Heredia of the Humane Society of Ottawa County reported that throughout 2018, a total of 139 animals were brought into the shelter. That included 79 cats and 60 dogs. A total of 118 animals were adopted, with 65 cats and 53 dogs finding forever homes.
Last year,92 animals at the shelter were spayed or neutered, a total that included 17 cats, 49 kittens, 22 dogs and four puppies.
In 2018, 81 calls were investigated by the Humane Agent. A total of 18 animals were seized or surrendered, made up of eight cats and 10 dogs.
The year saw some of our longest residents at the shelter finally being adopted. Leah, a mixed breed dog, was rescued from a high kill shelter in August 2016. She was adopted to her forever home in January 2018.
The following cats have found their new families after living at the shelter for up to three years, with Friday, Grace, Lucy, and Elton being adopted. After up to six years at the shelter, Roman and Midnight were adopted. And after eight long years at the shelter, Scarlett found a forever home.
Pay It Forward was a theme for 2018.
Out of the 64 cats and kittens adopted, eight had their adoption fees fully paid by a sponsor. Out of the 46 dog adoptions, six of those had sponsored fees as well.
People really enjoyed knowing that if they weren’t able to adopt an animal themselves, they could pay the adoption fee and help another adopter as well as the sponsored animal.
Several senior dogs found homes in 2018. Eddie (13 years old), Sampson, Chloe, Louie, Jessie & Fernando (11 years old), Eva (eight years old) Cricket (nine years old) and Casey (seven years old), were all welcomed into new homes.
Lastly, Tia and her seven puppies all found homes last year, adopted in October and November.
Anyone interested in adopting an animal from the Humane Society of Ottawa County can visit any Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. The shelter is located at 2424 Sand Rd., Port Clinton. You can always check out the adoptable pets on our website: HSOCpets.org or on Facebook.