Clermont to the Rescue is an all-star team of local animal rescuers with 50+ combined years of experience formed to bring about change at the Clermont County Humane Society.
Clermont County Humane is an open intake shelter. As a county run facility, they have to take in every cat and dog that comes their way. Obviously they cannot keep them all alive simultaneously. It would take infinite amounts of space, funding, and staffing for the county to house all of the unwanted pets in this county alone until such time as each could be rehomed.
The blame for this does not lie with Clermont County Humane, it lies firmly with irresponsible pet owners. However, there are local rescues standing by that have been trying for years to work with Clermont County Humane. All attempts have been met with resistance. The county itself has now gotten involved by mandating that the humane society increase their hours of operation and network with rescue. It hasn’t been a smooth process, to say the least. Police have been summoned. Communications haven’t even really been established, so we can’t even say they have broken down.
We intend to submit a bid to run the animal shelter in 2014. Not only will we carry out shelter operations but we will network with our rescue contacts to establish a higher save rate. We have approximately 75 rescues who stand ready to save dogs from euthanasia at Clermont County in addition to an independent network of foster homes. Join us. We seek foster homes, rescue contacts, fundraising and public awareness volunteers. It will not be an easy fight, but the reward of an animal life saved is worth everything.
We are in no way connected with Nathon Winograd or the No Kill Revolution.