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Pawsibilities in Twinsburg at critical capacity, needs donations, foster and forever homes

From Staff Reports Published: August 24, 2016 12:00 AM

Twinsburg -- Thinking of adopting a furry pet? Have a full house but want to help sick, injured, abused, neglected or abandoned animals?

Pawsibilities, Humane Society of Greater Akron at 7996 Darrow Road in Twinsburg could use some help.

Due to a high volume of rescues between July 1 and Aug. 15, PHSGA is experiencing critical capacity at its Twinsburg facility, according to PHSGA officials.

Since the beginning of July, PHSGA has rescued more than 500 companion animals including cats, dogs, rabbits, Guinea pigs, ferrets, rats, mice, birds and hamsters.

The facility can house 350 animals comfortably, said President and CEO Diane Johnson.

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"We have so many animals right now," she said. "In the summer months, we generally see donations go down due to family vacations and other things, but this makes it tough when we are rescuing over 500 animals at the same time."

In July alone, 332 animals were rescued.

Recently, humane officers rescued 13 cats and one bird found living in a hot, cramped hotel room with no food or water. These animals were added to the more than 490 animals already calling the shelter a temporary home.

Monetary donations pay for shelter, food and veterinarian care until the animals are placed in foster homes or adopted.

Donations can be made at www.summithumane.org or mailed to 7996 Darrow Road, Twinsburg, Ohio 44087.

Interested in fostering a PHSGA animal? Fill out a foster parent application/contract found at www.summithumane.org.

PHSGA will also host a "Labor of Love" adoption event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 3. Adoption fees during the event will be $25 for animals older than 6 months; $50 for all animals younger than 6 months; and half-off all small critters.

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