Here in Stark County, Ohio, we are very fortunate to have the Children’s Network, a place where children of abuse can prepare for trials and work through their trauma. Founded in 1987, the Children’s Network Child Advocacy Center of Stark County (The Network) is a community partnership of caring professionals from child protective services, local law enforcement agencies, prosecution, victim advocacy, mental health, medical and support services. These professionals work together in one location to help children and their families cope with exposure to violence, sexual abuse and severe physical abuse by offering comprehensive, coordinated services in the investigation and prosecution of these cases and the treatment and aftercare services available to these children and their non-offending family members.
And The Network is very fortunate to have Sheba, a therapy dog who helps calm children as they try to put their shattered lives back together. Isn’t she beautiful?
At one of this week’s events for Doggone North Canton, I was privileged to meet Rich, a recent success story from the Stark County Dog Warden’s Office. Here’s his story, as told on their Facebook page:
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Picked up as a stray on 8/2. Available on 8/6. Normally we don’t say a dog is lucky to have been brought to the pound, but with Rich, we would say this was his lucky day. Rich could hardly move around because of his matted, filthy, overgrown hair. He was about 2lbs lighter after his fur was shaved off, just to give you an idea on the amount of fur this dog was carrying. We couldn’t even tell where his ears were, the mats were so long and thick. [There were actually maggots in the mats.] Needless to say this dog feels like a new dog! It was just priceless to see him walking without being in pain! He pranced around outside like a new dog! Rich is already neutered, and is now waiting for a caring, loving family, to give him a forever home, he so deserves it!!!
$86.00 fee includes OH license, DA2PP, Bordetella vaccine, Hw testing, Worming and spay/neuter. Flea treatment will be provided if fleas are noticed. All dogs will be spayed/neutered before leaving the pound unless other arrangements are made to have your dog fixed elsewhere and approved by the warden. Microchipping is available for an additional $ 20.00 and an e-collar may be purchased for $ 10.00. Because most of our dogs were picked up as strays, we have no knowledge of any behavior or health issues. Stray dogs are held for 72 hours before being placed for adoption. We welcome and encourage the crossposting of our dog’s pictures to increase adoptions.
He looks great today, and is ready for adoption. Rich is probably 6 – 7 years old and has a little arthritis, but is still frisky and ready for action! He will likely need a little dental work.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!
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