I have been doing rescue for over 25 years. I started Ohio Basset Hound Rescue in 1986. I am also the Director. I have saved over 2500 dogs throughout the years. I am bringing this experience to Clermont to the Rescue. I am involved with a network of rescues and transporters throughout all of Ohio and surrounding states. I have pulled dogs for other groups, pay the vetting to get them into a rescue and I transport all the time.
I started adopting from a no-kill shelter 12 years ago and proceeded to volunteer, then work there. I have written grants, run spay/neuter assistance programs, set up and administered websites for various shelters and rescues, cleaned kennels, edited and published newsletters, transported cats and dogs, taught pit bull awareness and identification classes with my faithful sidekick Trinket, and rescued and rehomed several cats and dogs independently. During my time at the no kill shelter, I spent most weekends transporting up to 15 dogs at a time from shelters in Indiana because Clermont County Humane Society, less than five minutes away, was unwilling to let us take any dogs. I actually purchased a second SUV so I could transport MORE dogs from the state of Indiana for the no-kill shelter to rehome. It seemed to me that Clermont County Humane would rather euthanize a dog than let a reputable, extremely well-funded no-kill shelter rehome that dog. The Indiana shelters would *give* us completely vetted dogs just to keep from having to euthanize any! Every time I hit the highway, I was shaking my head at the policies of my county's animal shelter. I would like to bring about change at Clermont County Humane in hopes of springing adoptable dogs out of there before they are euthanized, and believe that Clermont to the Rescue is the team that can make it happen.