An Urgent Plea to Ohio Residents:
Ohio laws are so weak that punishment for cases of companion animal abuse and neglect are nothing more than a slap on the wrist. House Bill 274, or "Goddard's Law," continues to languish in the Ohio Senate. While the reasons behind the Senate's resistance is unclear, they have promised to hold hearings after the November elections. Passing this bill would make it a felony on the first offense to knowingly cause physical harm to a companion animal. People who do such things must be called to account for them.
By Susan Spisak
We’re so excited to announce that our very special Golden rescue, Missy, has an adoption pending! To remind you of her back story, she came to us last October, when we were asked to take ownership of this special needs 6- month-old pup from the Club Pet Adoption Inc. of Transfer, PA. While their founder spearheaded fundraising efforts and they raised $1,976 for her needed surgery, it just wasn’t enough to meet all her medical costs. They reached out to us, keeping Missy’s best interests first and generously donated to G.R.I.N. what they’d raised and pledged to continue to raise funds for her cause.