Close To Home dog rescue thinks local with new approach
Yet Close To Home Rescue will take a different approach to finding dogs new homes, co-founder Amy Quinlan says - its four founders live in three different areas of Northeast Ohio.
"I am about 20 miles north of Youngstown in McDonald, Katie Sojka is in Mentor, as is her mother, Mary Ellen Toll, and finally Terra Weston is in South Euclid," Amy says.
If its application for non-profit status is successful, the group plans to hold events in all three areas while accepting dogs directly from local pounds and puppy mills to help the community directly. Already it has begun the rehab and re-home process for four dogs, Amy said.
"Ohio is the third worst state as far as lack of laws for our animals, and also in deplorable conditions for puppy mills," Amy said. "So often people do not realize when they send money to the larger corporations, which do a great job; however, their money is leaving our area and our animals in Northeast Ohio communities behind. It is our hope that we can help dogs and cats in Ohio pounds, shelters, and puppy mills, and at the same time educate the public on the lack of Ohio laws and the deplorable conditions of Ohio's puppy mill industry."
Close To Home should be on Petfinder.com soon. Meanwhile Amy can be reached at 330-718-4771 or email@example.com.
-- Sandra M. Klepach, SKlepach@News-Herald.com