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Pawsibilities, Humane Society of Greater Akron thanks community for rush of adoptions

More than 100 animals find homes over a one-week period at Twinsburg facility

Published: September 13, 2016 11:51 AM

Twinsburg -- An outpouring of community support has resulted in the adoptions of more than 100 animals from Pawsibilities, Humane Society of Greater Akron, based on Darrow Road.

PHSGA has rescued more than 600 animals since the beginning of July. Among the most recent rescues were 56 purebred miniature schnauzers, many of which found homes during this one-week period.

With help from local media, people came out in droves to provide these schnauzers, as well as lots of other animals, with the homes they deserve, said Pawsibilities President and CEO Diane Johnson.

"We are humbled and ecstatic with the community support we received," Johnson said. "We have never had such a great turn-out for adoptions. Our lobby was filled with people every day last week and the animals received the best gifts -- loving homes."

Johnson says PHSGA still needs funding to help care for the close to 500 animals still there. Monetary donations help provide critical care, shelter, food and vet services for rescued animals. Donations can be made securely at summithumane.org or mailed to 7996 Darrow Road in Twinsburg.

"As we celebrate these adoptions, staff and volunteers are still very busy caring for close to 500 animals right now," Johnsons said. "We ask the community to continue to help us in any way they can. It truly takes a village to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home thousands of animals each year."

-- Compiled by Twinsburg Bulletin Editor Andrew Schunk

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