• 7169 State Route 15 • Defiance, Ohio 43512 • (419) 658-2298 •
Welcome to fort defiance humane society
This website will act as a platform for us to share all our details regarding our animals and also help you quickly get in touch with us for all your needs including adoption policies, upcoming events, and how you can help! You can also find additional information, including contact details, educational information, helpful links, and our success stories. We will continuously keep updating this website with the latest information so that you are always up to date with all our activities, new initiatives and offerings.
Winter is a time when temperatures drop, freezing weather kicks in, and animals wonder why they are left out in the cold. There are some easy steps to making sure your animal stays safe and warm during these cold months:
1. Keep pets indoors and warm: Don't leave dogs or cats outdoors when the temperature drops. Regardless of the season, short-haired, very young, or very old dogs and all cats should never be left outside without supervision.
2. Take precautions if your dog spends a lot of time outside: A dog or cat is happiest and healthiest when kept indoors. If for some reason your dog is outdoors much of the day, he or she must be protected by a dry, draft-free shelter that is large enough to allow the dog to sit and lie down comfortably but small enough to hold in his or her body heat.
3. Help neighborhood outdoor cats: If there are outdoor cats, either owned pets or community cats in your area remember that they need protection from the elements as well as food and water.
4. Give your pets plenty of food and water: Pets who spend a lot of time outdoors need more food in the winter because keeping warm depletes energy.
5. Be careful with cats, wildlife, and cars: Warm engines in parked cars attract cats and small wildlife, who may crawl up under the hood. Make sure to bang on your cars hood before starting your car to scare them away.
6. Protect paws from salt: The salt and other chemicals used to melt snow and ice can irritate the pads of your pet's feet.
7. Avoid antifreeze poisoning: Antifreeze is a deadly poison but it has a sweet taste that may attract animals and children. Wipe up spills and store antifreeze out of reach.
Remember, to keep your pets with you when the temperature drops because it will not only help keep them warm but they will help keep you warm as well.
This information is provided by www.humansociety.org.
If Animals Could Talk
They have no voice, but their eyes say it all... " We love you, take us home." We often think,,,If only we could talk to them, it might make the difference. That's the thing, they have no voice of their own, nor can they understand each and every word we say. All they can do is look at us with those big eyes and try to tell us. That is when we become their voices. It is up to everyone to love and nurture every animal that comes into the shelter. Whether it is taking hours to De-matte a cat, that hasn't been brushed or groomed in years, or re-familiarize a young pup with the loving touch of a human due to abuse and neglect, we will always be there to take care of their needs they can't voice themselves. These animals may no longer be at the shelter, but they have forever left paw prints on our hearts. We love our animals, and hope you do too. So Please, be their voice.
LET US PUT YOU ON OUR “WANTED” LIST:
Giving a little love
Adopting a pet can be one of life’s purest joys. Their needs are simple. They’re perfectly content with basics; such as, food, shelter and, of course, our companionship. What they give us in return is far greater—unconditional love and endless joy. Many animal lovers have found that going from one pet to two is easier because they already know what to expect when they bring the newcomer home.
Volunteering at the shelter can be very rewarding. Walking the dogs and playing with the cats is very important. It helps to socialize them and gives them the exercise they need. The dogs are walked at least twice a day. Of course, they enjoy the great outdoors. Also, it keeps those who are housebroken on their regular schedule and it helps those who are not to become housebroken.
Donations are always welcome. In addition to financial support, we can always use blankets and towels, Clorox bleach, laundry and dish detergent, canned dog and cat food, meat baby food in jars (chicken/turkey/beef) for the tiny kittens, dog and cat treats, pet toys, scoopable kitty litter, paper towels, toilet tissue, pet carriers, postage stamps, Windex glass cleaner, anti-bacterial soap, hand sanitizer, Q-tips, cotton balls, alcohol, and gift certificates to Office Max, Meijer, WalMart and TSC. You can also spread the word by telling your friends about our shelter’s services.
It is never to late to get active and help an Animal in need. Whether it is simply donating a small bag/box of treats, coming in and playing with the animals, or making a donation, every bit counts. Thank you to all that are helping out with the animals, and all that will be giving up there time and money in the future. We appreciate all who support us big or small.
Thanks again for all the items and donations to keep the animals happy and healthy!
Please consider making a donation to the animals of FDHS.
FDHS is an independent 501c(3)organization which is able to operate because of the generosity of our community. We sincerely appreciate your support!