Over 900 dogs, cats, bunnies and other small domestics in need were privately adopted, transferred via partners & approved rescues, or redeemed to owner.
2018 Cat and kitten intakes (by county)
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Over 700 dogs, cats, bunnies and other small domestics in need were privately adopted, returned to owner, or rescue/transferred. The efforts of our shelter manager & volunteer based team proudly accomplished an 84% live release rate in 2019 from our county dog pound. Many of the canine euthanasia’s were owner requested services provided to those who are sick, elderly, aggressive, or trauma related (emergency services)
2019 Cat and kitten intakes (by county)
No county specified on form: 96 or emergency drop box intakes without form properly completed
Out of state intakes: 6
249 dog warden pick ups, 33 strays, and 194 owner surrenders led to 476 dogs and puppies entering our shelter in 2020. Of those canines who entered 158 were redeemed to owner, 262 adopted, rescued, or transferred to partnering agencies. We again celebrate our 4th year of no space related euthanasia here in the “dog pound”. As a county pound, we also proudly announce we have reached an (approximate) 86% live release rate, up from 84% in 2019. We continue to trend in a positive direction toward a 90% no-kill status, despite our intakes often being far higher than surrounding area shelters.
2020 Cat and Kitten Intakes (by county):
COSHOCTON COUNTY CATS IN: 487
OUT OF COUNTY/STATE: 1,064
INTAKES BY COUNTY:
OUT OF STATE 11
NO INFORMATION 68
Many canine euthanasias are owner surrender & owner released due to life threatening illness, age related struggles, or behavioral concerns. We do not euthanize for space in this dog pound. We are one of the only remaining dog pounds who admit owner surrenders at all, including those from outside of our county. We accept all in need, no matter the circumstances. We thank our team, adopters, rescues and transfer partners for your hard-work & life saving efforts toward all animals!
Many cats and kittens enter unaltered, ill, feral, or in large groupings with nowhere to turn. Many are former house cats and pets of elderly folks, who are absolutely heartbroken and under a great deal of stress. Our cat shelter live release rate could increase significantly, if only we stopped accepting them—like so many shelters & societies now do. If we join in these policies, that leaves primarily 1 open admission shelter to serve the state of Ohio. All who call or visit to surrender cats and kittens are offered low cost spay/neuter assistance & resources, but we also understand many simply cannot keep them. We will not refuse you.
Until the number of forever homes meets the number of animals in need, we are here to provide a humane solution to the overpopulation crisis.