Beulah Boldman David Kierzek Theresa C Davis Edward F Storer Ralph Rader DP&L to stick with planned closings Preventing tax season identity theft 4-H awards 11 local scholarships Peebles Elementary holds Spirit Week Humane Society to hold Radio Auction Local business partners find historical treasure in old bank building DP&L employees meet with union leadership GE-Peebles Test Operation joins the campaign about Distracted Driving North Adams Elementary recognizes February Students of the Month Senior Profile: Sydney Michael Stars will shine for the 34th annual C-103 All-Star Game NAHS Track/XC host Shamrock Shuffle 5K Associated Press names All-Southeast District Teams Senior Profile: Hannah Howard Nice to finally be a small part of March Madness The tractor has always been special Jimmy Nelson Kathryn Boldman James E Downs Manchester grad enjoys a “Super” Experience Taking Adams County patriotism to the state capitol John P Sininger Jo Ann Hayslip Harvey U Schrock Eunice G. Burgess Senior Profile: Kaulen St Michael Cox Racing returns to Brushcreek on April 2 Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony County provides multiple walking venues Adams County parks are tobacco-free Rhoads Memorial 5K Run/Walk is April 9 Peebles Elem. Staff of the Month Floyd E Maddy Raymond A Holt Derrick Poe Spencer E McFarland Mintie F Rogers Roberta Eylar Big Time Wrestling coming to NAHS Carl Tomlin CTC students help with storm clean-up Opening the door for high-tech jobs Jack R Slyger Thomas Stratton Jr Eastern Lady Warriors headed to Final Four Senior Profile: Logan Rogers Southern Hills Athletic Conference names 2016-17 All-Conference Basketball Teams Winchester PD continues assault on drugs Alonso joins Defender staff Sheriff to set up outpost in Manchester Johnson named OEDA Membership Chairperson Sherman E Young Ruth Jackman ‘Kitten Season’ comes to Ohio Manchester Council votes to disband PD Olde Wayside Inn under new management Two overdose on heroin Senior Profile: Ethan Parrett Adams/Brown Youth League holds postseason tourney Three nights of pain Furious rally falls short, Lady Devils again eliminated in Div. III district finals, 45-42 Oscar Moore Barbara J Finnegan Ohio Senate and House honor Miss Ohio USA Michael Eldridge Frances Towner Thelma R Williamson BREAKING NEWS: Manchester council votes to eliminate police department Before all dogs go to heaven Adaptive Bikes delivered in Adams County Adams County Junior Fair Market Hog Identification plans announced for 2017 Local couple takes ownership of two local businesses Jo Hanson to retire after nearly 50 years in banking Sierra Club, hero or villain? Greyhounds, Devils are runners-up in SHAC Tournaments Harold L Purdin Senior Profile: Jacob Wickerham 98-year old author publishes first book Early March storm packs destructive punch Jeeps rally in second half to end the Peebles season How about some post season awards? Thanks for all the great sports coverage PHS Principal hopes to expand students’ world view When spring becomes a promise Greg Lorenz Clay shoots the lights out, shoots down Greyhounds’ season Senior Profile: Savannah McFarland Devils put up a good fight, but fall to Portsmouth in sectional final, 50-43 Second half comeback sends Lady Devils to district finals for third straight year Butts honored by Southeast District Athletic Board North Adams Elementary holds Random Acts of Kindness Week Chester W Eyre BREAKING NEWS: March makes its entrance with force WUES kicks off Right to Read Week with guest readers WUHS students see Aronoff show on the life of Edgar Allan Poe

Before all dogs go to heaven

A Humane Society success story –

Being homeless is stressful for everyone, for 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 while they wait patiently for their chance to have a family of their own.
Unfortunately, sometimes older dogs and cats never get that second chance. Malnourishment, illness, and stress can be a deadly combination in an already elderly dog or cat. Added to these issues is the fact that many people don’t want to adopt elderly animals because it will be “too hard” on the family when the animal passes away.
At the Humane Society of Adams County’s Animal Shelter in West Union, staff and volunteers braced themselves in January when a 15-year old beagle named “Little Man” entered the facility. After nearly four weeks, it was obvious that, despite his sweet temperament, the elderly dog’s stiff joints and grey muzzle would cause him to be a very difficult guy to re-home. The call went out on social media to try to find a place for Little Man to live out his remaining days in the comfort of a real home instead of a noisy kennel.
On Sunday, Feb. 19, a message was left at the Shelter from a family that saw the post about Little Man on Facebook. Within a few short hours, sweet and gentle Little Man was picked up by his new family and taken to his new home. He will now be able to live out his remaining days in safety and comfort, surrounded by a loving family.  Though he doesn’t see or hear very well anymore, Little Man still loves to go for very slow walks, and loves to be petted and talked to. This is a wonderful, happy ending for a very deserving old gentleman.
If you would like to support the work of the Humane Society of Adams County, please consider volunteering your time at the Animal Shelter in West Union. Or you can donate to help cover expenses for animals like Little Man by making checks out to “HSAC” and sending them to HSAC, P.O. Box 245, West Union, OH 45693.
For information about the Humane Society of Adams County, please visit www.adamscountyanimals.org or call (937) 544-8585.

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