Adoption updates and photos from Humane Society of Summit County alumni!
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Congo, now known as General Garfield, was rescued from a hoarding situation along with 79 of other cats last fall by our Humane Officers.
His new family had this to say about him:
He is very spoiled and very loved!! He and the bulldog have a blast playing together. He is a talker and tattles on his big brother every chance he gets! We absolutely love having him in our family! He completely belongs to us or we belong to him!!
Maddox, a six year old cat, was rescued in September of 2019 after he was found as a stray and in need of veterinary and shelter. He had survived a dog attack and was suffering from bite wounds on his rear leg.
At our shelter, Maddox was given all the care and attention he needed to recover, and did so quickly! Our staff and volunteers soon fell in love with his very sweet and affectionate demeanor and knew that one day he would make a wonderful lap cat. They couldn't have more right!
Just months after his rescue, Maddox ...
Rescued by HSSC in 2015, Geronimo waited 1,194 days for his adoption dream to come true.
Before adopting him, Geronimo's forever family was his volunteer foster family! What was originally a temporary stay turned into Geronimo's happily-ever-after!
His wonderful adopters recently shared an update with us, and we couldn't be happier for our special Geronimo!
"With a new confidence, Geronimo has gone from being afraid of everything, to not being afraid of anything. Over the summer, Geronimo went boating and has traveled with us and his canine two brothers to our regular vacation spot in New ...
Magnus lived a difficult life before his rescue in October.
Found by a kind and caring citizen, Magnus was a stray suffering and in need of veterinary care. Possibly as a result of an altercation with another animal, Magnus’s right eye had been severely damaged. At our shelter, Magnus would find the veterinary care he needed to recover.
During his veterinary intake exam, Magnus was found to be also suffering from painful, biting fleas and dirty ears. While these two ailments would require only routine medications and care, our veterinary team determined that the best course of treatment for ...
Help came just in time for Jonny, a young pit bull mix rescued by our Humane Officers this summer. Found in Akron tied outside in the elements with no food or water, Jonny was emaciated, forgotten, and slowly dying. Jonny was the victim of abandonment and suffering from severe neglect.
Too weak to walk to freedom, Jonny was carried by our Humane Officer, who rushed the dog to her van knowing that at our shelter Jonny would receive the veterinary care he needed to survive his horrific ordeal.
Luckily, that day would not be his last.
Our experienced veterinary team ...
Trudy was rescued in June 2019 after she was found as a stray in need of veterinary care. Her skin was painful, irritated, and itchy as a result of an infection that had spread along her back and legs. Trudy was miserable and desperately needed our help.
At our shelter, Trudy was examined by our veterinarian and prescribed medications and weekly baths to treat her ailment. Trudy also enjoyed lots of love and attention from our staff and volunteers as she recovered! Soon enough, Trudy was healed and ready for the next step - adoption!
In early August, Trudy made her ...
In November 2018, HSSC’s Humane Officers rescued Wiggles from a vacant home after she had been heartlessly abandoned by her previous owner with no food or water. Wiggles was lucky to survive.
A quick recovery at our facility under the expertise of our veterinary team and Wiggles was soon adopted into a loving, safe forever home! Her new family shared with us the following update and photos of Wiggles, who is now named Lola!
“We made the perfect choice when we picked Lola (fka Wiggles)! It took a couple of weeks for her to get adjusted and to fully trust ...
Leah, formerly known as Eileen, was abandoned with her five young kittens and several other cats and kittens in a rental home when her owners moved out. Luckily, the cats and kittens were discovered by the landlord but were suffering with no access to food or water. He quickly realized the seriousness of the situation and contacted our Humane Officers for help.
Within a few days, all of the cats and kittens were found, contained, and brought to the Humane Society of Summit County for care. Leah and her kittens recovered from their ordeal with the dutiful help of volunteers ...
In early 2018, HSSC rescued a dog, a victim of neglect, whose condition was so severe that he almost didn't make it.
Bonzo, as he would be named at the shelter, had a horrific neck injury that had been caused by a tight collar that had irritated and cut through his skin. Our care team also discovered that Bonzo was fighting advanced heartworm disease, a dangerous infection that can lead to fatal health complications. It took Bonzo three months to recover. During the entire process, Bonzo was brave, playful, and inspiringly resilient.
Today, we are thrilled to report that ...
Animal abandonment is a crime. Our pets rely upon us to feed, shelter, and love them, yet some discard them with little care for their wellbeing.
Officer Harland responded to a report from a caring and observant citizen who had noticed that Arra, as we would later name this sweet Boxer mix, was in need of help. On the scene, Officer Harland found Arra tied to a porch by a rope, sitting listlessly with little hope left in her eyes. Her owners had simply packed up their belongings and left their dog behind. Even though she was found emaciated and ...