Village Voices Blog

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Read the Village Voices Blog for updates about the activities and events taking place here at our shelter and around the community, as well as news and resources regarding animal welfare, humane education, and the animals in our care.

Fix It In The Farmland

November 15th, 2018

Do you know? Rescue Village offers the only low-cost spay neuter program to an Amish community in the United States. Right here in Geauga County, Fix It In The Farmland has spayed or neutered 2,492 dogs and cats since 2011. This is a very significant number considering we service a rural area. Over time we […]

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Wrapping Our Arms Around Greyhounds

November 7th, 2018

Wrapping Our Arms Around Greyhounds – Florida’s Brand New Law On November 6th, 2018 Florida voters wrapped their arms around greyhounds on election night. Voters overwhelmingly supported an amendment that bans commercial dog racing. Amendment 13 won approval from roughly 5.4 million Floridians with a 69% to 31% victory. The Committee to Protect Dogs, which […]

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Outdoor Cat Shelters

November 6th, 2018

Affordable Winter Shelter for Stray/Outdoor Cats   Easy to build with affordable materials and easy to clean and maintain!   Materials Needed: – A large Rubbermaid storage bin w/lid – An 8’ x 2’ sheet of one-inch thick, hard Styrofoam – A yardstick – An ink marker (such as a Sharpie) -A box cutter or […]

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The Tide is Turning – Towards Adoption

October 28th, 2018

The Tide is Turning – Towards Adoption In 2007 only 14% of pets were adopted from shelters or rescues. In 2017-2018, 44% of dogs and 47% of cats were adopted from shelters or rescues.  These figures were gathered by Shelter Animals Count and represent a tremendous change in awareness about the need to save homeless […]

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Letter From Our Executive Director

October 23rd, 2018

Welcome to!   If you’ve made it to our new blog, Village Voices, then you’re already starting to experience our brand new website Welcome to our humane community of friends as we blog about all things animal welfare and pets. Here you will find tips for you and your pets; stay up-to-date about […]

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Ohio’s New Puppy Mill Legislation Upgrades Standards of Care

October 23rd, 2018

We at Rescue Village believe that puppy mills should be banned altogether. However, Ohio’s new puppy mill law, which was enacted last month, upgrades standards of care for dogs kept in breeding kennels that churn out large numbers of puppies, also called puppy mills.   “Commercial breeders in Ohio can no longer cram dogs into […]

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Cold Weather Safety Tips

October 19th, 2018

As the temperatures drop in Northeast Ohio, be sure to keep your pet safe and warm! Check out some of these helpful tips for the winter. Exposure to winter’s colder temperatures, dry air, and snowy weather can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaking skin. To help prevent these cold weather dangers, please read the following […]

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All You Have to Be is Humane.

October 16th, 2018

All You Have to Be is Humane.   The RV barn program, headquartered at Billie’s Barn (named after major funder Billie Howland Steffee), has saved 65 horses since 2005 when the barn was built. While we provide education and assistance to owners, our court certified humane agent has the authority, with a court issued warrant, […]

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