Marvin Setty Richard G Waldron Grand Marshals selected for West Union Fourth of July Parade Adams County, Maysville Vet team up to save injured dog Michael S Knauff Victor P Price Success builds from the bottom up Finalists named for 2017 Fair Queen Contest William Glenn DeWine, Reader Call For Tips in Rhoden Murder Investigation MHS principal to take superintendent post Peebles Skate Park now a reality 2017-18 Fur and Feather Ambassadors named Caley Grooms is Cattlemen’s Beef Ambassador Dr. Mueller leaving Health Department’s free clinic Hourglass Quilt Barn returning to Adams County Lung, Thornburg are First Team All-District selections North Adams hosts annual Boys Basketball Camps Walk-off winner Wanda Hill George D Johnson Life can be a juggling act My favorite thing to do on the farm Wolves in Adams County! Ronald L Wedmore Three lessons from Dad Donald D Morgan Wenstrup uninjured in Virginia shooting Portman staff to hold grant funding workshop Raymond E Applegate Keeping the Peebles tradition alive Back on the hardwood, local hoops squads compete in Monday Night League Seven county athletes recognized as All-SHAC Baseball honorees Stepping to the podium Lady Hounds host Youth Volleyball Camp Senior Profile: Bryan Young Junior Deputy Boot Camps kick off in Manchester Hayes pleads “not guilty” to 109 counts Six-year-old girl finds long-lost class ring Jefferson Alumni awards annual scholarships Paul Tate Jr Marcus I Cox Jewell Gill James M Hill Jr Jeffrey S Jones Samuel A Disher Jack Sterling BREAKING NEWS: Parents face charges after son overdoses on opiate License Hikes and Tall Turkey Tales Danger under every rock Reigning Miss Ohio USA will judge 2017 Adams County Fair Queen Pageant Gordley’s hoops career will continue at Mount St. Joseph Russell C Newman Kenneth C Thurman George Uebel Summer Reading Program underway Honor Flight carries local veteran to DC When rescuers become victims Passing the torch, West Union hosts week-long basketball camp for future Dragons SENIOR PROFILE: Sara Knechtly Terry L Powell Willie Shreffler James C Fitzpatrick Senior Profile: Austin Parks Six countians named to All-SHAC Softball squad Lady Indians get summer camp season underway Memorial Day services pay tribute to local veterans WUHS Steel Band will perform at Bogart’s SSCC announces Honors Lists for spring semester Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for final nine weeks West Union Elementary announces Honor Roll for fourth nine weeks Back to State! Mom calls daughter “living proof” seat belts save lives Rent-2-Own donation means new soccer scoreboard at WUHS NAHS student selected for Engineering Summer Camp Southern Hills Athletic Conferences honors Spring Sports athletes Senior Profile: Kailyn Boyd Madison Welch receives Riffle Scholarship Junior Achievement Volunteers visit county’s seventh graders Marcella J Abbott James Ratliff Gladys Davitz Harry G Shupert Memories on Memorial Day A soldier’s story, a family’s grief Thank You for your sacrifice Seaman community honors local veterans with special tribute Former PES teacher dies in tragic accident All County Senior Citizens Day celebrated Parks signs with SSCC Soccer Senior Profile: Lexie Bunn Jessie Rodgers Memorial Day services set for county Truly our greatest generation Bertha Lashley Maia Swartz Jessie Rodgers Errors spell the end of Devils’ baseball season Senior Profile: Carry Hayslip Lady Hounds’ season ends with tourney loss to Paint Valley

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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