March 26, 2023

What a lucky boy to have been loved for 11 years and counting!

"We just wanted to send another update on Shep, who we adopted from CCHS in 2012. We celebrated his 11th birthday last week, and although he has slowed down quite a bit, he still keeps up with his furry siblings (feline and K9), and we simply can’t imagine life without him. 

"He has been a true blessing to our family these past 11 years. Thank you for connecting us, and for being angels on Earth for so many animals. We appreciate and support everything you all do!! ❤️"

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

March 25, 2023

The ear is everything.

Here's an update on Sugar, a Rottweiler puppy adopted from our facility.

Her family told us: "She has brought so much joy and love to my home in the month I have had her. She is up to 22 pounds and a wonderful bright spot in my day. I will keep you posted on her growth and progress. Thank you again, Clinton County!!! ❤️"

Thank you to Alkermes employees for all they've done!

Alkermes employees held a St. PETrick’s Day donation drive and fundraisers, including raffles and a Cutest Pet Contest, to benefit the Clinton County Humane Society. The pictured employees visited the facility at 1760 Fife Ave. on March 23 to deliver the donations of treats, toys, food, and pet beds — as well as the check for $1,150. They met some of the adoptable pets, including the brindle-colored puppy in the photograph. Over the years, multiple Alkermes employees have become longtime volunteers at the shelter.

In 2022 the Clinton County Humane Society found homes for 299 animals. CCHS has adopted more than 9,200 animals since it began in 2003.

FINALLY: A soft place to land and love for Leo (now Jameson)

Many of you may remember Leo because we posted his bio multiple times, hoping to find the right match. He arrived in June 2021 after being removed from a bad situation, so he was happy to have the love and attention of so many volunteers, but he still always seemed to feel a little nervous in the kennels.

Leo FINALLY found a home in January, and now he has a loving home and a canine buddy, and he is snug as a bug in a rug. 🥰

His owner said, "Leo (now Jameson) is doing just fine, and is adjusting well to his new yard and playmate. It took him a bit to figure out how to use the doggy door, but now that he has, he runs in and out all the time, being a lovable goofball."

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

March 24, 2023

JoJo had a lot of angels working on his behalf

This is the story of how a sweet little baby puppy was tossed out like trash and  covered in mange, but how one of our longtime volunteers, Susan, found the perfect foster home to nurse him back to health so he could be adopted to a wonderful home. 

From Susan’s niece, Faith:

“I got the call from Aunt Susan about fostering this puppy two days after my mom and I put our senior dog, Angel, down. We were definitely hesitant at first with just putting her down but thought that fostering a puppy in need would help heal our broken hearts, and though we still miss Angel full heartedly, Joey mended the open wounds. 

“We learned that this puppy who was estimated to be 6 weeks old was tossed out in a field somewhere with a horrible skin condition and a clipped tail. After conversation with my mom, we decided that this puppy needed the love we were willing and ready to give. 

“I went to the shelter on Sunday (1/15) and met this sweet boy for the first time and knew he was coming home with me. The pictures of him in the crate were on the day I first met him: Isolated, because of severe mange, and waiting to be loved. 

“The shelter was initially calling him Wilbur because he didn’t have much hair but after a few days with us, we decided Joey (JoJo) Lee — big Bengals fans in this house 😊. 

“After weekly baths in Betadine and specialized soap, little Joey’s hair started growing back in, and his mange cleared up! My mom administered deworming treatments, flea meds, kennel cough meds, his 5-in-1 vaccines, and ivermectin over the time we had him. 

“Once his mange was taken care of, we noticed one day that he started walking funny. He started putting his weight on his ankles and his legs started to bow (as seen in some of the pictures attached). After a trip to the vet, they determined that his radius started growing faster than his ulna, which is common in dog breeds like Joey’s. A simple switch of his puppy food fixed him in the matter of 3-4 weeks! 

“Joey is so resilient. He learned to sit in one day of training with me and some puppy food as a reward (he is EXTREMELY food motivated), and carried that skill on with his forever family. We are so thankful to have had this time with Joey — both my mom and I needed him in the same time that he needed us. 

Joey was officially adopted from our care on 2/24 to a loving family with an 8-year-old human sister and a young adult pit-mix dog brother on a couple acres of land. 

“They told my mom that they see their animals as family members and take them on vacation with them. The mother is very open about sharing pictures of JoJo (a name they kept) and their family journey — a perfect open adoption to keep our hearts connected. 

“Beyond thankful for the Clinton County Humane Society and what they do for the animals in their community. Our connection with Joey will never be forgotten ❤️”

And we are beyond thankful to the volunteers who give their time, their love, and their homes to our area’s unwanted animals so that they can have the lives they deserve.

March 23, 2023

Look closely for Mika, who's a bit camouflaged

It's been a few weeks since Michonne (the brindle baby on the left) was adopted, and her family sent us this update: "She is now Mika and knows her name well. She is adjusting good and likes to play with her big brother Taichi."

We said that Taichi doesn't look so sure about Mika, and they said, "That was the first night she was there he was confused, lol." 😄

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

March 17, 2023

It's good to have someone show you the ropes

 These photos are of another of the German Shorthaired Pointer puppies adopted a few weeks ago. 

This handsome pup is now named Rex and is doing great, according to his family, who also told us: "His new sister is showing him the ropes, and they are becoming fast friends."

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

March 15, 2023

Who Dey think gonna be cuter than Wendell?

"We adopted this little fella from the Clinton County Humane Society a little over eight years ago. At the time, his name was Dooley, but now he goes by Wendell. He is the love of our lives. He goes everywhere with us! When we travel, he's right there with us. Sleeps in the big bed, under the covers of course, between us every night. We can't thank you enough for Mr. Wendell! He is so loved by us and everyone who meets him!"

Thank you for adopting Wendell from the Clinton County Humane Society — and go Cincinnati Bengals!🏈🐾

March 14, 2023

Can you spare any newspapers? Bleach?

 So many of you have been helping us out by dropping off newspaper because we have had puppies for almost two months straight — THANK YOU! — and now we're scheduled to take in more! 

If you can spare any more newspaper, or maybe a bottle of bleach, we would appreciate it so much! 

You can drop by anytime and leave it on our covered front porch at 1760 Fife Ave. in Wilmington, Ohio.

March 13, 2023

The animals of the Clinton County Humane Society thank Amazon!

If we look through the trees past our property, we can see Amazon’s facilities at the Wilmington Air Park. 

We’re kind of neighbors. 😊

And we are grateful to our Amazon neighbors for donating a wide variety of items to our shelter a few days ago!  🐾✈️ 

March 12, 2023

Conrad is just doing as he's told

 Conrad's people sent his adorable face with the comment: "When you are allowed in the bed, but only if you lie down." 😁

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

March 11, 2023

For her birthday, Grace gave gifts to our animals

 Again this year for her birthday (sweet 16 🎂) Grace brought us all kinds of needed items — with help from her friends! 

We are very grateful for all that Grace and her entire family have done for the Clinton County Humane Society over the years! 

And isn’t Shane the puppy a cutie?!