As we move into the summer and warmer temperatures, the staff and volunteers at CHA are busy caring for our shelter pets, as well as preparing for the influx of newborn puppies and kittens that inevitably arrive this time each year. The need to care for stray and abandoned animals in our community is a large responsibility, and one that we take very seriously at CHA.
When an animal comes to us for adoption placement, we will care for that animal as long as necessary until they find a permanent home. “Calvin” is a good example. He has been at CHA for 6 weeks and he is miserable at the shelter. Some dogs just don’t adapt to shelter life very well.
When a dog like Calvin is in the shelter system for an extended period of time, it is important that he receives a lot of stimulation to help meet both his physical and emotional needs. For Calvin we are trying a scent enrichment program. All of our shelter animals have plenty of enrichment toys, playtime, walks and music. CHA is fortunate to have a small dedicated staff, and over 400 amazing volunteers, who truly love and care for the shelter pets as their own while they are at the shelter.
CHA is well known as a safe haven for homeless pets in Central Ohio, and we are committed to providing top notch veterinary and behavioral care to each and every one of our shelter pets on the way to finding their loving permanent homes.
I am asking for sponsors for the 2018 Dog Jog so CHA can continue to provide excellent care for the pets that pass through our shelter.