April 19, 2019

Picture perfect!

This handsome guy's name is Fritz (named Jango at the shelter), and he was adopted a few years ago. Fritz is doing well, and he gets out pretty much every day for a walk or a run. He's such a lucky guy, and we are so grateful to adopters like his who take such great care of their pets.
Thank you for adopting from the Clinton County Humane Society!

April 16, 2019

Riggins and his siblings

Sweet, adorable Riggins was recently adopted from our shelter and has settled in nicely with his three human brothers and doggie older sister. (He was named Bolt during his brief time with us.)
Aren’t these the cutest bunch of faces?

April 9, 2019

Thank you to Alkermes for the donation!

Please consider donating to help us spay/neuter cats

We are in our 10th year of providing low-cost spay/neuter clinics for cats, offering a much-needed service for our community. Two breeding cats potentially produce more than 420,000 cats over seven years — and we have spayed or neutered almost 3,700 cats since we started! 
We have done so without any grants or governmental funds. There is always a need in our area, which we see every time our tireless volunteers hold a clinic. Please consider donating to help our shelter continue to help Clinton County — even the smallest amount helps. Thank you for your support.
You can also donate via PayPal on our website,clintoncohumanesociety.org or by check mailed to 1760 Fife Ave., Wilmington, OH 45177.
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Thank you to Clippership Ltd. and the News Journal!

Thank you to Clippership Ltd. and the Wilmington (Ohio) News Journal for helping us get the word out about adoptable Holly!

March 31, 2019

A new happy life in New Hampshire

This is gorgeous Veronica, happy at home. She lives in New Hampshire now, a long way from Clinton County, Ohio, where she was adopted a year ago from our shelter. Named Rani at the shelter, she had been abandoned by her owners with another dog, Fonzie. Veronica has a gorgeous German shepherd brother, and we are so happy to see how well she is cared for! 

Thank you for adopting from the Clinton County Humane Society!

March 30, 2019

CCHS alumnus Julie gets a new little sister from the shelter

That is Luna (formerly Venus) on the left, and she's a new little sister to Julie (formerly Jewel) on the right. Luna's lucky day was Saturday, when she was adopted by the same family who had adopted Julie after she had spent many months at our shelter. They are both very lucky dogs in a loving home. 
Their family says they've been getting along really well! And they think both Luna and Julie are PERFECT. 

Thank you for adopting TWICE from the Clinton County Humane Society!

March 29, 2019

Sweet dreams, sweet Rocco

Sweet Rocco had been at the shelter since autumn, but the right match wasn't made until last week, just in time for spring. After a winter of waiting, he is happily enjoying snoozing comfortably in his new home, free of worry.
His owner says: "Just wanted you to know that Rocco is doing great! And is the sweetest dog ever!"
Thank you for adopting Rocco from the Clinton County Humane Society!

March 28, 2019

Looking for former littermates from 2017

Mattie Rose was adopted in March 2017, and she's now almost 70 pounds. Her litter was named after flowers (Rose, Lily, etc.). If anyone out there has an updated photo of one of her littermates, Mattie's family would love to see it — you can email it to us at clintoncohumanesociety@yahoo.com or post it to our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ClintonCountyHumaneSocietyOhio/

March 27, 2019

How could anyone resist that handsome face?

This good boy must get unlimited cookies. 🦴🦴🦴🦴🦴
Jace (named Jayson as a puppy at the shelter) recently celebrated another year with his wonderful family. 
His owner tells us: "This big guy graduated from being a puppy to a grown dog on his 2nd birthday! He is such a sweet, loving and happy guy! We are so thankful for your shelter!"

Thank you for adopting Jace from the Clinton County Humane Society!

March 26, 2019

Why 'free' kittens aren't always the best choice

There are a lot of misconceptions about spaying/neutering cats, and we wanted you to know that the Clinton County Humane Society works to spay and neuter each animal it adopts out so that the population of unwanted pets is decreased, and that each animal is a wanted animal. Two uncontrolled breeding cats and their offspring could produce a population of 80 million cats within 10 years.

One misconception about spaying and neutering cats, in particular, is that it will affect a cat’s ability to be a great mouser. It’s simply not true, according to those in veterinary medicine. “Because spay/neutering only affects sexually dimorphic behaviors, and does not affect learning, it will not impair an animal's ability to do work, hunt, guard, etc.,” according to the veterinary medicine and biomedical sciences department at Texas A&M. “Animals actually may be better able to focus on their task, since they will be less distracted by other dogs and cats.”

Cats are instinctively programmed to hunt. Spaying or neutering does not affect that instinct. Spayed and neutered animals are three times less likely to develop behavior problems as intact animals, according to Texas A&M. And it helps to prevent roaming, escaping and running away in search of a mate, so those animals are less likely to be involved in car accidents.

In a rural community, cats are often allowed to breed over and over again, so although it is easy to get a "free" kitten in many places in Clinton County, our low-cost adoptable cats come already spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccinations. 

If you are looking for a mouser who will provide you with endless hours of amusement, please consider adopting one of ours. You can find our adoptable pets on this link:https://www.petfinder.com/search/pets-for-adoption/?shelter_id%5B0%5D=OH323&sort%5B0%5D=recently_added

Gracie is still available for adoption

Thank you to the Wilmington (Ohio) News Journal for helping us get the word out about Gracie!

March 24, 2019

Some of the cutest 8-year-olds ever!

This is Lily (on the left) and Lulou on the right. They were adopted from our shelter eight years ago — they celebrated March 5.

March 23, 2019

It’s wonderful to get a cat update! Yay, Eggsy!

Eggy's owner tells us: “I adopted Eggsy (Kody) from the shelter back in July of last year. Ever since we got him, he’s always been a cuddler and sometimes a little too curious, playful, and uncoordinated for his own good. His full name is Edgar, but we call him Eggsy, and he is very dapper and wears a bow tie. He’s goofy and sweet, he makes me laugh even when I’ve had a horrible time recently, and has gotten me through a terrible time in my life these past few months.  
“He’s certainly become my fur baby that I dote on and my ‘emotional support animal.’ Thank you for all that you guys do!!”