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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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