Wilbur named to the Wilmington College Dean’s List Opal Van Hoose Ruby Yazell Chris Volk North Adams High School holds annual Homecoming ceremonies Six workers injured in power plant explosion Commissioners hold proclamation ceremony for 4-H Week Senior Profile: Shyanne Tucker Coach Young Classic is Saturday at NAHS Helen Kerr Anna L DeMint The garden that got us through the winter months Virginia L Fricker JV Devils top Northwest 51-34 Senior Profile: Caitlin Young North Adams moves to 7-5 with 16-point Homecoming win over Northwest Held to a higher standard Claudia J Purtee Shaylee E Prewitt Questions still linger in Stuart explosion Richard Holsinger J Ruth Madden Frank E Swayne Robert Bechdolt Sara D Hatfield Barbara Goodwin Jeffrey Frederick Grace E Myers Johnny A Sullender Sr. Senator Joe Uecker sworn-in for second term Wenstrup sworn in for third term in House Ronald L Chochard Patrick P Clift Samuel W Freeland Senior Profile: Casey Mullenix Lady Dragons win ugly, taking Classic consolation game over Manchester, 48-45 Greyhounds roll by West Union to take Classic consolation game, 82-58 History made as Ward takes oath of office Peter A Bennington Tangela R King McDonald’s Classic crowns 2016 champions MVP Arey leads Peebles to McDonald’s Classic title, Indians outlast North Adams 82-76 in double overtime thriller Lady Devils get Classic three-peat, make it 10 of 11, 14 titles for Coach Davis Senior Profile: Raegan Dick Teaching students the power of giving Kids at Children’s Home gifted with shopping spree Marion Liming Dorothy Huff John R Murphy Michael L McAninch Rita Rogers Edward L Combs Ronald W Staggs Mary H Grooms Gladys Wilson Donald Barnhill Monda Van Vorren Deborah Spires Senior Profile: Andre Wolke Indians pull away in second half, get past Manchester 71-58 in Classic semis On home floor, Lady Indians move to Classic title game North Adams handles West Union, Devils move to Classic finals with 68-53 victory Lady Devils roll into Classic championship Beth E Rowley Leatrice Lewis Senior Profile: Justin Aldridge Mary Helterbridle Wanda Huffman PES Performing Arts entertains at Hometown Christmas Adams County Manor sends holiday wishes Peebles Lions Club hosts Christmas breakfast Elusive Elf on a Shelf makes a return visit to PES Santas in blue spread Christmas cheer in a very special way Senior Profile: Aubrey McFarland WUHS holds Hall of Fame induction ceremonies WUHS Academic Team has undefeated season Serving those who served their country From Pearl Harbor to ‘America’s Got Talent’, 93-year-old WWII vet is still going strong Yester Years brings a touch of old to the new Merry Christmas to you all North Adams Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners Peebles High School hosts Homecoming ceremonies Children in need receive gifts at PES Adams County Manor holds annual Door Decorating Contest WUHS celebrates with numerous Christmas activities Halftime lead quickly vanishes, Dragons fall to Northwest 73-62 in Saturday night non-conference match up Tammy S Scott Oscar Hilterbrandt Neil R Swayne Beulah M Daniels McDonald’s Classic begins Dec. 27 Letters to Santa Senior Profile: Tyler Swearingen Leadership Adams donates to local outreach programs North Adams student/athletes are part of Holiday Sharing Event Senior Profile: Kylie Lucas West Union Elementary holds Academic Fair on Dec. 2 WUES holds annual Spelling Bee NAHS Art students help out the Humane Society Peebles Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners

Shelter dogs get new play yard

ShelterYardBeing homeless is stressful for everyone, people as well as pets. When animals are abandoned, the lucky ones end up in animal shelters where they are treated with kindness, given fresh water and regular food, and kept in a safe, clean environment.

Unfortunately, sitting around all day in a kennel, no matter how cozy, is pretty boring. Dogs are meant to be active- running, jumping, playing, and sniffing. These are the keys to sanity for canines. When denied exercise and enrichment, even well-mannered dogs can get a little crazy, which does not improve their chances of being adopted. What family wants a furry 60-pound tornado in the house?

Luckily for the dogs at the Humane Society of Adams County’s Animal Shelter in West Union, construction on a large fenced-in area was recently completed. The play yard, which was installed by CBS Fence Company of West Union, is six feet tall and made of chain-link wire. The enclosure will allow dogs of all ages, size, and temperament the ability to “get the wiggles out” through regular daily activity.

The play yard features two sections connected by a gate so that more than one animal can use the space simultaneously. In addition to canine exercise, shelter staff have already started using the enclosed area for obedience training, socialization, and meet-and-greet sessions with prospective adopters. Support from Animal Farm Foundation has allowed the Humane Society of Adams County to construct the play yard to benefit shelter dogs. Play yards are the best way for shelter dogs to experience enrichment and socialize. Socialization for shelter dogs is essential for the dogs’ physical and mental well-being and will result in sending more dogs home faster.

For more information about the Animal Farm Foundation, please visit their website at www.animalfarmfoundation.org. For information about CBS Fence Company, please visit www.cbsfenceco.com or call 937-544-1953. For information about the Humane Society of Adams County, please visit www.adamscountyanimals.org or call 937-544-8585.

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