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Good news for OH-IO. And it’s about time.

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Ohio: Thank you for all your help and support.

Ohio Save them all

Dear Friends:

I am so excited to be sending you this message to let you know about a big win for Ohio companion animals. Because of all of your amazing efforts, Governor John Kasich recently signed into law a state budget that includes language mandating that all peace officers in our state be trained to appropriately handle companion animal encounters.

That means that each and every Ohio police officer will now be trained to, among other things, respond safely and humanely to animal-related calls. Officers will also receive training in the use of non-lethal methods of handling dog-related encounters. In other words, for the first time in our state’s history, our officers will all learn how to peacefully respond to the animals they meet every day on the job. That’s what we call a win-win.

This victory could not have been accomplished without you. You’re always there to help when we call on you, and those efforts are why our state, our police and our animals will now be a lot safer.

This is a gigantic step toward the day when we will Save Them All®.

Thank you,

Lee Greenwood, Esq.
Legislative Attorney

If you have a question or concern about animal welfare please email info@bestfriends.org

Summertime pet safety tips

by Friends of the Bay Village Kennel

Summer Pet Safety TipsFriends of the Bay Village Kennel would like to remind residents that with warmer weather, please remember to take the following precautions to keep pets safe.

Do not take pets in the car and leave them with cracked windows even to run a quick errand – leave them at home. Do not leave pets outside without fresh water, food during the day, shade and shelter.

When walking, use soft cloth or leather leashes that correlate to the size of your dog, and pick up and move them to the lawn so bikes and others can pass safely. Pick up that dog waste.

If you utilize electronic containment DO NOT leave your pets unsupervised. Recent increases in coyote activity and power failures could be deadly.

Ten Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

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STARS, STRIPES AND SAFETY

Fourth of July is a holiday full of so many wonderful things – warm weather, pools, barbecues, and fireworks. But many of these same things can be dangerous for our pets. Here are ten safety tips that will help you and your pet have a fun and accident-free Independence Day.

http://m.petmd.com/dog/slideshows/care/fourth-of-july-pet-safety-tips

Kennel Cleaning

Friends of the Bay Village Kennel,

Thank you so much for the “spring cleaning” of the kennel!  The extra attention you gave the kennel is very much appreciated by both the City and the dogs we may find it as a temporary home.   I am grateful that all of you have such a love of our pets and took your time to make the kennel that much better.

Please do contact me again in the fall for another cleaning.  In the meantime, if you noticed any building related issues that we need to be aware of, please send me an email so we can review.

Thank  you all!!

 

Mark A. Spaetzel

Chief of Police

 


 

Chief Spaetzel,

Six of us spent about three hours at the kennel on Saturday and gave it a very thorough cleaning.  Everything was taken outside, cleaned down, hosed off and dried.  The kennel itself was hosed down and the floor sanitized and cleaned.  Cabinets were cleaned, everything was organized and replaced.  We recovered one dead mouse and many, many droppings.  Just the nature of things, I guess, but we don’t feel that your cleaning service personnel are doing a very thorough job.  The kennel was very dirty.

We also carried all of the worn-out or broken crates and carriers to the dumpster and threw them away.  Same for the refrigerator which the fire chief said couldn’t be used any longer due to frayed wiring.  We set it next to the dumpster, we hope that it can be disposed of properly.

Several new plastic bins were provided for all the food stuffs and other items so that pests could not get them.  All-in-all, it was a very productive several hours.

We would like to do another cleaning in the fall before snow flies.  We will be in touch later in the year to coordinate a time.

We thank you for your cooperation and interest in the kennel and the welfare of the animals that need to be housed there.

The Bay Village Women’s Club has also offered to assist us with purchases or labor if needed.

Thanks again, Chief Spaetzel.

 

Tom Kauker

Janet Kauker

Nancy Brown

Ruth Glasmire

John Glasmire

Susan Murnane

Dennis Driscoll

 

Friends of the Bay Village Kennel

FRIENDS OF THE BAY VILLAGE KENNEL HAVE CLEANED THE KENNEL!

FRIENDS OF THE BAY VILLAGE KENNEL HAVE CLEANED THE KENNEL!
It is functional for emergencies and temporarily clean of rodents and other debris.
Due to the generosity of our supporters and communty items of need have been replaced and replenished.

THESE PICTURES ARE  BEFORE  THE CLEANING AND REFLECT THE BUILDING AS IS.

A big THANKS to the following:

RUTH AND JOHN GLASMIRE
NANCY BROWN
SUSAN MURNANE
DENNIS DRISCOLL
TOM AND JANET KAUKER
OUR BENEFACTOR
BVFD FOR THE FIRE ALARM
BVPD FOR THE SUPPORT AND PATIENCE AND ALLOWING THIS SECOND ANNUAL EVENT TO HAPPEN.

FOBVK IS ALWAYS ACCEPTING DONATIONS OF ITEMS, IF WE CANNOT USE THEM WE WILL PASS THEM ON TO OUR PET RESCUE PARTNERS.
PLEASE REFER TO OUR WEBSITE OR CONTACT BVPD.

THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT ALL YEAR LONG.

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FRIENDS OF THE BAY VILLAGE KENNEL UPDATES:

We hosted Mr. Jeffrey Holland, Animal Law Expert this week. Mr. Holland has prosecuted animal cruelty cases in 42 of our 88 counties and recently wrote the legislation for Goddards Law. The event was very well attended and the feedback was positive. In addition to residents and non residents, law enforcement along with other noted professionals attended.

FOBVK will be doing their 2nd annual major cleaning of the current dog kennel mid June. This is because if a disaster should impact our community, FEMA mandates that all animals must be provided shelter. Also, should a dog go there for any amount of time, we want to make sure it is clean, comfortable and as rodent free as possible.

FOBVK continues to assist animals, residents and the BVPD with multiple requests. We also still have the support of a benefactor ( a resident) that would like to build a brand new kennel. Hopefully centralized in the city, making it user friendly for the police and residents. We have requested that city council put this matter on a public agenda for public input and discussion to insure transparency.

The support of our community, rescue partners and other resources is greatly appreciated. We are willing and able to help if you know of a situation in need. You can contact us via our website. Friendsofthebayvillagekennel.com or work with the BVPD.

Due to a recent horrific dog attack that occurred in our city we have requested that city council review our animal ordinances since some have not been updated since 2002.

Please remind all you know to spay, neuter and support rescue!