June 3, 2023


pets keep it coming

Otsego County Animal Control and Shelter Working On Rescuing Pets, Strays After Tornado

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The Otsego County Animal Handle and Shelter is executing their element to enable the Gaylord Group by rescuing and reuniting animals, but also spaying, neutering and then rehoming the strays.

They are also using people animals that have been surrendered for owners that have nowhere to go.

Tiffany Runge is a single of a number of individuals displaced right after a deadly twister ripped by way of Nottingham Community. She’s no longer able to continue to be in her property.

“It transpired so rapid,” said Runge. “It was a make a difference of I obtained the notify on my cell phone and then looked out my window and it was by now as well late.”

But to make issues even worse, she’s surrendering her cats so they can have a house fairly than deliver her comfort at a hard time.

“That’s the challenging aspect. Most of these men and women have experienced these animals for yrs. They are their support animals,” reported Melissa Fitzgerald, Otsego County Animal Manage and Shelter Director.

It’s a person of lots of cases Otsego Counter Animal Command and Shelter has observed in the past couple of days. They’ve also been functioning to reunite animals and house owners helping 6 households so far.

“With the amount of licenses that we had for pet dogs out in Nottingham Estates. That I figured we’d be inundated with pet dogs and we weren’t,” claimed Fitzgerald.

They have also been operating with volunteers on capturing strays in hopes to give them a new everyday living in other places. One of those people volunteers is the Pet Nicely Mobile Vet Operator, Dr. Amanda Zoerner.

“The reunion with the lacking pet and the owner who’s distraught hunting for their toddlers,” Dr. Zoerner mentioned.

But the toughest part, so significantly, is obtaining an proprietor but not staying able to permit the pet say goodbye.

“I went into the unexpected emergency command heart and mentioned, you know, has any person read this title? And they explained, ‘Yep, we have’, and she was a person of the types that died,” reported Dr. Zoerner.

Anyone in Gaylord who is in will need of supplies for their pet, litter, food and toys, can speak to or go to the Otsego County Animal Management and Shelter.

If you imagine your pet could be there, you are ready to go in and identify them.