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Those who love their pets tend to enjoy all animals. Our animal owners are no different. Check in on News-Herald staffers Robin Palmer and Cheryl Sadler as they share their own animal tales and announce upcoming events in Lake and Geauga counties.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Shepherd mix looking for a home

Marsha is very gentle, very mellow. She is a great 2- 3-year-old female shepherd mix, 32 lbs. looking for a nice home. She needs to gain some weight. If you can't adopt Marsha, maybe you could donate some dog food.

Contact: Geauga County Dog Warden, 12513 Merritt Road, Chardon; 440-286-8135.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

2nd annual Pizza for Paws benefits Lake Humane Society

Eat a pizza and help the animals at Lake Humane Society during the second annual Pizza for Paws, set for April 21-23. Below, more details from a news release:
The 2nd Annual Pizza for Paws will take place Monday, April 21 through Wednesday, April 23 at all Longo's Pizza & Joey's Italian Grille locations. During this event, supporters can purchase a large one-topping pizza for $10 and 100% of their purchase will be donated back to the homeless animals at Lake Humane Society. This fundraiser is a simple and delicious way to help animals in need in Lake County!

Our goal is to raise $10,000 for the animals by selling 1,000 pizzas during this fundraising event. We cannot do it without the support of our community! A donation of that size can help make a difference in the lives of hundreds of injured, abused and abandoned animals. All money raised will go directly towards the general care of the animals at Lake Humane Society.

Participants must present the Pizza for Paws flyer (see below) at the time of their purchase. One voucher per pizza is required. Additional charges may apply for additional toppings. Visit Lake Humane Society’s website to download and print your voucher now. Hang it on your fridge as a reminder, too!

Participating Locations:

Longo’s Pizza (North Mentor): 7314 Lakeshore Boulevard, Mentor

Longo’s Pizza (South Mentor): 8907 Mentor Avenue, Mentor

Joey’s Italian Grille (Chardon): 209 Center Street, Chardon

Joey’s Italian Grille (Madison): 2731 Hubbard Road, Madison

Please save the dates for this fundraiser and plan on having pizza for lunch and/or dinner. Want to help even more? Encourage your place of work to have a “pizza party” for all of their employees to support your local non-profit humane society! Send LHS pictures of your pizza day and you might end up on their Facebook page or website.

We’d like to thank the Longo family for holding this wonderfully generous fundraising event!

Since 1937, Lake Humane Society has been dedicated to the welfare and protection of animals. Operating as a private, non-profit organization in Lake County, Ohio, Lake Humane Society is focused on the relief or suffering and the prevention of cruelty and abuse to animals. Lake Humane Society helps thousands of animals each year and relies solely on contributions made by members of the community.

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Ponderings by Picasso

I may have underestimated the humans in the household.

Found one of them reading this last night.

Figured they would wait for the movie to come out.

I know what you're saying, the book is always better than the movie.

This one is, unless you're a human.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Rescue Rock Off benefits Lake Humane Society

The Rescue Rock Off — a benefit for Lake Humane Society — is set for March 9 at Willoughby Brewing Company.

More information from a news release:
Join Lake Humane Society for their 4th Annual Rescue Rock Off on Sunday, March 9th at Willoughby Brewing Company located in Downtown Willoughby. Rescue Rock Off is a fundraiser, which features five live performances by local bands who are donating their time for the cause. 
The event also includes: delicious food, a Chinese Auction with an assortment of amazing prizes, a 50/50 Raffle with 2 chances to win hundreds of dollars, door prizes and much more! Tickets for Rescue Rock Off can be purchased at Lake Humane Society located at 7564 Tyler Boulevard (Building E) in Mentor. They will also be sold at Willoughby Brewing Company (located at 4057 Erie Street in Willoughby) both pre-sale and at the door. 
Tickets are $18 pre-sale and $20 at the door. The ticket includes admission to the event and access to the all-you-can-eat buffet. The buffet is filled with a variety of delicious items provided by Willoughby Brewing Company. Soda and water is also included. Alcoholic drinks are available for purchase. 
Come on out for a rockin' Sunday fun-day and support the homeless animals at Lake Humane Society! All of the proceeds of the event benefit the injured, abused and abandoned animals at Lake Humane Society. 
Lake Humane Society is a private, nonprofit animal shelter that has been serving Lake County for over 75 years. The mission of Lake Humane is to provide a gentle and caring haven for the homeless, abandoned, and injured animals of Lake County and persevere in defending and protecting animal life through education, integrity, and leadership. The shelter features great programs and services, which help the community and it’s animals. When considering adding a four-legged family member to your home, make adoption your only option! 
Visit the shelter or their website to view their adoptable animals looking for loving forever homes. For more information on Rescue Rock Off, or Lake Humane Society as a whole, visit or call the shelter at 440-951-6122.
12:00-1:00 Samantha Fitzpatrick Band
1:00-2:00 Dan McCoy & the Standing 8s
2:00-3:00 Horsefeathers
3:00-4:00 Hatrick
4:00-5:00 The Shizz

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Lake Humane Society Valentine's Day adoption special

Lake Humane Society has an adoption special going on through Feb. 16:
As you know, we have so many animals in need of homes here at Lake Humane Society. These animals wound up in our care at no fault of their own. We hope to find each animal a loving forever home as soon as possible.

As part of our "Be My Valentine" Adoption Special our adoption fees are reduced dramatically for this week only. It is our hope that by providing lower adoption fees many of our animals will find loving homes. 

Cats can be adopted for just $14 & all dogs can be adopted at $20 off their adoption fee. These prices are valid February 10-16 only! 
View the animals available for adoption through Lake Humane Society.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Waterloo Alley Cat Project fundraiser

The Waterloo Alley Cat Project has planned its fifth annual fundraiser for 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Beachland Ballroom (15711 Waterloo Road, Cleveland). Read on for more information from a news release:
The Waterloo Alley Cat Project is proud to announce its 5th annual fundraising event to help raise funds and awareness to the work being done for the feral cat population living in the Waterloo business district of Cleveland. This year the event is FREE thanks to a neighborhood Vibrancy Grant awarded to the group from The Kresge Foundation and Northeast Shores Development Corporation. The night will include silent auctions and basket raffles featuring fabulous items donated by artists and local retailers. A recent donation was received from a writer of the hit TV show BREAKING BAD who has family ties in Collinwood featuring a signed script and other BB collectibles. Free food will be provided from local restaurants; music by local DJs Party Sweat and Junky Bee; a slideshow of the neighborhood feral cats; and special guest mc will be The Ghoul. A truly fun night for a good cause. Monetary and cat food donations will gladly be accepted at the door, but are not required for entry to the event.
The Waterloo Alley Cat Project (WACP) is a small nonprofit group of 7 dedicated people volunteering their time to care for and protect the abandoned/feral cats that live in the burgeoning arts and retail district on Waterloo Road in Cleveland, Ohio. WACP implemented the humane method of trap-neuter/spay-release in November 2009 to help the large number of feral cats in the community. As a result, they have spayed and neutered over 200 cats, found homes for approximately 20, and are currently managing 3 healthy cat colonies. Through teamwork, their mission is to protect the lives of all feral cats and teach that all life is connected.

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Monday, January 6, 2014

How are you keeping your pets warm?

How do you keep your pets warm when the temperature drops? Staff Writer Amy Popik wants to hear from you for an upcoming story. Email or call her at 440-954-7168.