September 20, 2009

Cincinnati Zoo Cat Ambassador Program selects Willadeen

Linda Constaneda and Kathy Watkins are trainers for the Cat Ambassador Program with the Cincinnati Zoo. They are shown here with the lucky pup, Willadeen from the Clinton County Humane Society.   Kathy explained, " We take various exotic cats to school programs and other places in the community in order to educate people on conservation. We currently have a nine-week old cheetah cub that we would like to raise with a puppy that is of a similar age. This would be a companion for the cheetah until they are around one year old at which point the dog would come live permanently with me. In the first year of the dogs life it would be with the cheetah and one of the three full time Cat Ambassador Trainers 24 hours a day. This dog would accompany the cheetah at school programs and in our zoo show to relay our conservation message." Linda added, "we are so pleased to have a pup from the Clinton County Humane Society in Wilmington. We have raised a number of dogs with cheetahs and have always been successful and look forward to continuing this relationship with our world famous program."

July 18, 2009


Hi, everyone!
Just wanted to drop a line and a few pictures of our princess Izzy. You may recall we were the crazy family from Michigan that drove to get her. We couldn't be happier. She has been such a great addition to our family. Not having a puppy in 17+ years I braced for the worst- but to our surprise she really has been great! She was very easy to house train (within a few weeks) and has learned to speak and sit so far. I wanted you to know that when we took her for her first vet visit they were very complimentary on your record keeping and how well and up to date you cared for her - so thank you. She's really filled our hearts and we just love her so much. I see her brother is still with you - I'm sad for that and knowing how good she's been would love to have him, but just don't want 2 dogs....... She's spoiled rotten, has a plenty of toys and now weighs 34 pounds. Tomorrow is a big day for Izzy because she's not had the opportunity to roam free in a fenced in yard -- finally tomorrow the fence is coming. She loves to run and play fetch so I'm sure the fence will be a great adventure for her and a blessing for us. Thank you again and enjoy the pictures. P.S. - my husband was wondering if you ever heard from the family in Pennsylvania and if there are any pictures of their puppy. We'd love to see how she compares to Izzy. Let us know. The Hendees!

June 28, 2009

Fantastic Fundraiser!

WOW, what a surprisingly wonderful Inside Yard Sale! People were so generous with their sale item donations. And, the crowd both days, was unbelievable. Thank you to the donors, volunteers, and buyers. It gives all of the volunteers at CCHS a warm feeling to see how important animals are in all of our lives.

June 24, 2009


Don't Miss our Extra Large Yard Sale! This Friday & Saturday, June 26 & 27 from 9-4 INSIDE at the Church of God Food Pantry Building at 627 S Nelson Avenue, Wilmington. All proceeds go to the Clinton County Humane Society.

June 6, 2009


Because of the influx of homeless animals since DHL's closing, we have just recently established the PROJECT ABIGAIL FUND. Named after Abigail, the supermom that raised her nine pups and then raised another six pups that were orphaned when they were four days old. This fund will be used exclusively for the sterilizing the moms of all the litters as well as ther pups and kittens in their litter. This spay/neuter operation must be agreed to before we accept the litters. The operation is done at no expense to the owners. Owers have the choice of keeping their dog or turning her over to us. We take in 1-3 litters per week. We adopt out our dogs, cats, puppies and kittens only if they are spayed/neutered. We had a record number of adoptions in May...114. So as you can see, our spay/neuter budget is being hit hard.
Cash donations will always be welcome as a way to keep this crucial project funded. Another win-win ongoing fundraiser you might enjoy. 25% of every Mary Kay order will also be used exclusively for this project. Mary Kay is the world's leading skin care and color cosmetics company. Go to or call 937 527 9018 or email for more information.
We do need your help at this time. Thank you, please call 937 527 9018 for more information.

June 2, 2009

What a wonderful life these 2 lead!

Hello! I wanted to send you an email about Jed and Kale. As you can see in the picture attached they both know how to sit and are getting so big! They wrestle and chase each other in the back yard and have a huge dog house! My husband Nic, likes to take them for rides in the truck - they can almost jump in the bed of the truck themselves, but Nic has to assist them. They bring so much joy to us and we didn't know we were so lonely until we got them! Thank you for doing what you do and for helping Jed & Kale get a great home. They are my kids and I wouldn't trade them for anything! Blessings! Erika Miller

May 30, 2009

Hi there,Just wanted to send some pic's and let you know that Whopper (now Orlando) is doing wonderful. He has fallen in love with Gretchen (my 8yr old Rott/mix) and her him (well, when he's not bitting on her). He is so smart. In one week, he has learned to sit, stay, come by his name and most importantly he listens when told "No". He has been going to work with me at the salon and Orlando is the apple of everyones eye. All his Aunties there are always babying him, trying to teach him to shake and help w/ taking him potty. He gets so much love. They were all upset when I didn't bring him one day because my boyfriend wanted to stay home with him. So he is a pretty popular little guy and will always be in a loving home. He was worth the drive. Thank you!~Kim FreymuthAnn Arbor, MI

May 17, 2009

Tony (Channel 9 news) and Jen Cowman

Some of the collateral damage from the DHL/ABX layoffs in Wilmington, Ohio now includes pets.According to Jennifer Cowman of the Clinton County Humane Society, people are leaving pets tied to the front of its building overnight."Many families have lost their homes due to foreclosure and have been forced to give up their pets, as they are not able to keep them in their new living situation," Cowman said. Jennifer Ashcraft and her husband moved to Wilmington to find work. On Thursday, they brought in a litter of 9-week-old puppies. "Neither of us have gotten jobs yet," she explained while her voice cracked and her eyes began to well up. "With the way the economy is now I just don't have the money to take care of them the way they needed to be taken care of." Ashcraft held back the tears when she talked about surrendering the puppies' mother to the shelter in a couple of weeks. "That will be the hardest part because we've had her since she was a 4-weeks-old."The shelter is located next to DHL/ABX at 1760 Fife Avenue and has room for about 60 dogs and cats, but its current occupancy is over 100.The staff encourages people to consider helping thin the population by adopting from their shelter in order to make room for more animals. "This would allow us to not only save the adopted cat or dog's life, but it will also allow us to take in and help more animals." Cowman insisted, "We receive at least two litters of puppies weekly and have been taking in kittens by the dozen."The shelter is funded by 100 percent donations and is need of food, paper towels, bleach, towels, and money.A yard sale fund raiser is planned June 26 and 27 at the Wilmington Church of God food pantry building at 627 S. Nelson Avenue.Click here for more information about adopting and what you can do to help. Copyright 2009 The E.W. Scripps Co. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Share this Story

May 13, 2009

Thank you, Emily

Hi! I've been wanting to email you to say THANK YOU for bringing Nellie, the little papillon/chihuahua dynamo, into my life (formerly Tanner). She's now about 7 months old and is doing extremely well with her new family (another pup, 3 kitties, and two bunnies). She loves everyone, and is very smart. She now knows how to sit, give paw, lay down, roll over, and "boogie." She and I are the perfect match, and when we go out and about, every little girl in the area wants to stop and pet her while she happily rolls onto her back and licks them. I've attached a picture of her in the middle of a romp. Thank you again for taking care of her- she is a dream, and I absolutely love her. The world is a better place because of people like you, and often hard work goes unnoticed, so here's a commendation and sincere "thanks!" from both of us. -Emily

May 3, 2009

Abigail has a BIG HEART!

Abigail not only raised her own 9 pups, she was a suragate mom for 6 pups that lost their mom when they were only 2 days old. Abby, you are the best.

April 24, 2009

What a great picture!

Hello. We just wanted to give you a few more pictures of Yoda. He is do SO amazing.. We are So grateful for him. He has made our older dog Sunny act like a puppy again.. He is SO full of love and he ADORES our 8 year old. Thank You again.. Katy L. Clark

April 21, 2009

A Visit from East Clinton Leadership Clinton students

East Clinton Students, Becky Stanforth and Destiny Allen from Leadership Clinton, East Clinton High School, visited the Clinton County Humane Society with items they collected for the Humane Society. Connie Roberts, DARE program, also attended.

April 5, 2009

It is always fun to hear from our adopters!

It's been too long for me to write this but I adopted Archie from you in July and he is a best friend to my family and the other pets- truly a remarkable funny little dog. Thank you all for what you do for these deserving awesome animals. Attached is a picture of Archie (his name was Max when we adopted him). Thank you Thank you Thank you! Michael Berton

March 31, 2009

Did You Know?

Did you know that cats can have three litters per year, and that the gestation time is about 63 days? In seven years, just one unspayed cat, her mate and their offspring can produce more than 300,000 homeless kittens. Every litter counts! We at CCHS recommend that all cats be spayed or neutered, ideally before 4-6 months of age

March 11, 2009

A Visit to Mrs. Chaney's Third Grade Class

Mrs. Chaney's third grade students at Holmes Elementary School sold products that they had designed and created. They voted to donate the proceeds of the sale to the Clinton County Humane Society. Last week, two volunteers from the CCHS shelter brought a wonderful dog named Tiffany to visit the class. As you can see by the photos, they all had a great time.

March 7, 2009

Girl Scout Junior Troop # 48361 Visit

Brittany, one of volunteers, brought her GSA Junior Troop # 48361 from Fayetteville for a visit to the shelter.

February 22, 2009

What a lucky dog!

I can NOT thank you enough for making our family complete. I have enclosed pictures of the whole family and the property Yoda gets to roam. We are ever so grateful you allowed us to adopt Yoda. He has already made ALL of us smile SO much.. I can't thank you enough for him. He has made the cats mad but Sunny adores him and my son and ALL my nieces and nephew can't get enough of him. Thank you again for the opportunity you gave us. Thank You. -- Katy L. Clark

February 1, 2009

Another wonderful photo

We adopted Liann November 28th 2008 from you and we are so happy! We changed her name just a little, it is now Lita. She gets along great with our shepherd mix Ozzy, who we adopted from the Clark County Shelter. They play and snuggle all the time. Here is a picture of them cuddled up together on our couch and heres one of them together in front of our tree. Thank you very much for letting us bring home our new baby! Thank you! Victoria and Scott Kreckman

January 1, 2009

Happy Pets and Their adopters!

We love to hear and see the pix and notes that the adopters send. Here are just two of the latest. I thought you might want to see updated pictures of the babies. Sunshine is the orange and white one and Tigger is the buff striped one. They are ruling the house now. They are eating machines and love to be loved. They want to be with us 24/7. They just allow us to live with them now! We love them so much and they have brought us much joy. Have a Happy New Year!!!! Bill and Susan Sparks
I wanted to email you and tell you that Sophie (known to you as Gretchen) is a great addition to my life. She loves my big yard and playing with her friend Andi (the husky lab mix named Samantha that the Brown family adopted a week after I got Sophie). She is a sweet little girl!:) Thank you so much for making the adoption experience simple and fun! The first photo is Sophie trying to eat my big camera; the second photo is Sophie sleeping with her buddy Andi. Keep up the good work! Laura Mexicott