The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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January 14, 2013

Century of service may come to an end

Lack of volunteers, not money, cripples county Humane Society

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MONROE TOWNSHIP —

The not-for-profit organization operates as an animal shelter and also conducts animal cruelty investigations.

“We are not euthanizing for space and that is why we need the foster homes so badly,” Walbridge said. “Horses come to us in terrible shape. I’d say 85 percent of our animals need some sort of rehabilitation.”

The shelter always needs donations for veterinary care, housing, feed and other needs, Walbridge said, but the immediate problem is finding volunteers.

“We always have a problem with funding — every shelter has a problem with funding, that is a given,” she said. “Money is always an issue, but we need volunteers.”

The ACHS members are also looking for permanent homes for their 11 horses.

“We are choosy about who gets the horses,” Walbridge said. “We are looking for really good, permanent homes for each one of them that will fit their individual needs.”

All ACHS animals, except horses, are available at www.petfinder.com. The horses are listed at www.equine.com.

To become a foster home, call 969-6100 and choose option one to foster. Monetary donations can be sent to P.O. Box 422, Jefferson 44047.

The shelter always needs dog and cat food, cat litter, pet treats, collars, and cleaning supplies. Supplies for horses are also appreciated.

“Anyone can hold a drive for the animals,” Walbridge said. “Schools, organizations, businesses, scout troops and other groups can make a big difference just by collecting food and other items to support the animals.”

For more information on planning a drive, or to request the pick

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