Port Clinton animal shelter rescues 34 dogs

As she drove seven rescued dogs from puppy mills in Holmes County to an animal sanctuary in Port Clinton, volunteer Deb Morris was thankful the weather was warm and she could keep her windows open.
Tom Jackson
Nov 20, 2012

 

“If not, I probably would have had to stop numerous times so I wouldn’t gag,” the Vermilion Township resident said.

Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary rescued 34 dogs Saturday from puppy mills in Holmes County.

Look at a gallery of some of the rescued dogs HERE

“Every dog that came back was caked in feces and urine,” said Norwalk resident Sandy Waggoner, another Safe Harbor volunteer.

For more on how this rescue was coordinated, pick up a copy of Tuesday's Register.

 

Want to Help?
Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary says its biggest need is for money to provide medical care and help for its rescued dogs. Checks can be sent to Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary, 2337 South Linda Drive, Marblehead, OH 42440. The sanctuary is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, so contributions are tax-deductible. Laundry soap, bleach, blankets, towels and puppy food are also needed. Volunteers who are willing to help take care of the dogs are needed. To volunteer call 419-960-7487.

Comments

wiredmama222

What kind of puppies does she have? Pictures please?

eightballcuet1

wiredmama in the middle of the story is a link to click on to see the photos.

wiredmama222

I do not remember seeing that "link" when the report was first put in early this morning. But thanks for the update.

reporter54

Thank you for rescuing these dogs. God Bless you.

reporter54

also the zip is 43440

BEHAPPY

GOB bless ALL involved in rescuing/helping these innocent little ones! ; )

mikeylikesit

gob? father of jeebus?

SamAdams

It's never less than tragic when the most innocent and helpless among us are suffering, and certainly never more so when that suffering is intentionally inflicted! Bless each and every rescuer here. I only wish I could adopt one of these little souls. Even as overloaded with cats as I am, those pomeranians are pretty darned tempting!

Here's hoping all of these dogs find loving forever homes...and that those who caused such anguish are punished BEYOND the fullest extent of the law (given the relative weakness of animal cruelty laws in this state, which is cruel and inexecusable in and of itself).

wiredmama222

Ask and ye shall receive. Thanks for the photos. That did it. Now all I have to do is talk the "big guy" into it. LOL. They are tooo cute for words. "dust mops with feet". I just love them. I would LOVE to take care of one and love it. I cannot image anyone treating them like that.

God bless those who rescued them. They have huge and loving hearts.

pptrsha

go there see them they are great dogs!!!

JERRY from SANDUSKY

Bring them to the dog house on 700 block dorm dr they already have 6-8 dogs
I think they need all 34 dogs

pptrsha

WE HAVE 6 DOGS we have half acre fenced in for them to run i groom them we dogsit qwhy do you care how many dogs someone has?

wiredmama222

exactly

windyglen

Forgive my ignorance, but how does one know if they are purchasing a puppy from a puppy mill? I would hate to buy a dog only to find out later I was supporting a puppy mill. They must be making money to continue breeding the dogs but I can't imagine people buying dogs caked in feces and urine as described. Any info on how to tell if you purchasing from a legitimate breeder or puppy mill would be greatly appreciated. I do hope they all find happy healthy homes.

Randy_Marsh

@Windyglen
Know your breeder.A real breeder will be happy to explain everything about the dog even down to their personality, They take real pride in their dogs and will be more than willing to show you the puppys records (Shots, vet visits ect ect)and most will insure the puppy itself against all defects that are avoidable with good care.The more you know about your bre eder the better chance you have avoiding a puppy mill which uses animals as commoditys instead of pets. Google Puppy-Mills---Three-Tips-For-Avoiding-Them, It will not allow me to link

buckeye15

Or better yet, visit the local humane societies/pounds/adoption agencies, etc. Maybe you can save an animal that needs love.

wiredmama222

Be careful. We "saved" a dog two years ago that turned out to be "incorigable" and mean tempered. He was uncontroable from the beginning and got worse with time. We tried everything: obience school, love, tough love. Nothing worked. We finally had to get rid of him. Between the bruising and bites we both looked as if we had beaten up on each other. In fact, I had an ER doctor as if my husband was beating me when I went in for falling after this "animal" tripped me while I was trying to run the sweeper. I fell and hit the table and cracked my hip. That's when we finally got rid of him. It made me sick to have to do it, but he had to go. So watch what you get. Even when they are 'puppies' you may have problems.

Dwight K.

@ Jerry from Sandusky

What does some house on the 70O block of dorn Dr. Have to do with this animal rescue saving these dog? Are you just some miserable old person that has nothing better to do then complain about some house having a couple dogs? People should be making post about the good job this animal rescue did

doratheexplorer

I want one but I fear my giant cat would eat it

happycamper01

Look up puppy mills and Holmes County, Ohio and you will find the people running some of these mills are Amish. I lived down there and witnessed the Amish holding auctions of their dogs in Berlin and Millersburg. Not racist or hating the Amish. I am stating a fact. I don't know if these dogs came from an puppy mill run by the Amish but I wouldn't be surprised.

happycamper01

Look up puppy mills and Holmes County, Ohio and you will find the people running some of these mills are Amish. I lived down there and witnessed the Amish holding auctions of their dogs in Berlin and Millersburg. Not racist or hating the Amish. I am stating a fact. I don't know if these dogs came from an puppy mill run by the Amish but I wouldn't be surprised.