Ghanbari encourages community to consider animal adoption | Community

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State Representative Haraz N. Ghanbari, R-Perrysburg, encourages residents across the region who wish to adopt a pet to look no further than their local animal rescue.

“I would really like to take my hat off to all the Wood County Humane Society continues to do for the animals rescued in our communities,” said Ghanbari. “Even during the pandemic, they were able to help the lives of so many animals and I commend their staff and volunteers for their great efforts. “

Ghanbari, who recently visited the Bowling Green facility located on Van Camp Road, was impressed with the operations of the local humanitarian society serving the residents of Wood County as well as their partnerships with animal shelters and others. aid companies across the county.

According to Wood County’s 2020 annual report, the organization has had another very productive year saving more than 700 animals amid the hardships caused by the pandemic. Despite the challenges, Wood County Humane Society Board Chairman Dr Heath A. Diehl applauded the positive results of the past year.

“Although the pandemic has been difficult, we are happy to have regular adoptions throughout the past year,” Diehl said. “We are truly delighted that Rep Ghanbari and others have adopted from us and this is about giving these animals multiple chances in homes forever. It is gratifying to know that one or more animals will have this chance to be adopted.

While rescuing and training hundreds of animals thanks to staff and volunteers, the organization also carried out repairs and renovations to help improve the quality of the facility for the animals.

“Our family has long been passionate about the opportunity to rescue,” said Ghanbari. “In December 2019, we welcomed Sunny, a pit bull boxer mix, into our family who we rescued through the Lucas County Pix Crew. Most recently, we rescued Trooper, a German Shepherd puppy from Texas to the Wood County Humane Society. Sunny and Trooper are both less than a year old; they are healthy and doing amazingly well in their new home.

Ghanbari noted that his family’s previous dogs, Gunny, 15, and Homer, 13, died in the summer of 2019. They rescued Gunny, a Belgian Malinois pit bull mix, 14 years ago. years of the Eisenhower Animal Welfare League while living in Northern Virginia. Homer, a m ix pit bull boxer, was rescued 13 years ago from a family unable to care for a litter of unexpected puppies.

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