Humane Society: Fido Fuel Fund and Pet of the Month



Pet of the Month: Beebop needs home

Celebrity Twin: Yoda

Favorite Cartoon: Garfield

Rule she likes to break: Don’t play after eating.

Smells like: Soft cotton

Future Occupation: Lap cat

Beebop is a 4-month-old Tuxedo black and white kitten. She and her two siblings are waiting for homes. Her adoption fee is $60, which includes feline Leuk test, FIV test, vaccines, deworming and spaying.

Anyone interested in Beebop can fill out an adoption appli-cation online (www.hsmcohio.com) or at Madison County Animal Shelter, 1357 State Rte. 38 SE, London. Call 740-852-7387.

The Humane Society of Madison County recently established a relationship with the Animal Humane Society in Minneapolis, Minn. This relationship allows for the transport of dogs from the shelter in London to their facility.

Minnesota has a progressive spay/neuter policy. As a result, they have significantly fewer adoptable animals in their shelters. They work with rescues and shelters in other states to bring dogs from states such as Ohio.

George Peyton, vice president of the Humane Society of Madison County and “doggie transport guy,” made a trek to Minneapolis on Aug. 22. Denver Leistikow, a former shelter staff member and current volunteer, accompanied Peyton.

Shelter staffers assisted with loading the van with 19 dogs at 2 a.m. that morning; the transport van pulled out at 3:15. Approximately 14 hours later, they pulled up at the Animal Humane Society in Minneapolis. After some sleep and sightseeing, Peyton and Leistikow returned to London early in the morning on Aug. 24.

Peyton chronicled the trip on his cell phone, uploading photos to a Web site. Volunteers and staff at the London shelter watched for the photos and clicked to see where each was taken. Those who wished to posted comments. The trip chronicle can be found at www.fuzzyshot.com/doggietransportguy. Peyton also has a Web site chronicling his transports at www.doggietransportguy.com.

As a result of the Minneapolis trip and the other transports, the Humane Society of Madison County has established the Fido Fuel Fund. Donations will go exclusively toward the cost of transporting shelter animals to other shelters and rescues and approved homes in other areas.

To date, the Humane Society has placed dogs in over 15 states and Canada as part of its “promoting life, promoting adoption” philosophy.

Donations can be made safely online by visiting www.hsmcohio.com and clicking on “donations” or by mailing a check to: HSMC, P.O. Box 777, London OH 43140, Attn. Fido Fuel Fund. All donations are tax-deductible.

To help HSMC transport animals, contact Shelter Director Betty Peyton by e-mail at betty@madisonhumane.org, calling the shelter at 740-852-7387, or visiting the shelter at 1357 State Rte. 38 in London.

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