The Wood County Humane Society employs a humane agent to investigate reports of neglect, cruelty, and
abuse from concerned citizens, social services, health departments, and other law enforcement agencies.
The following cruelty report was submitted by Humane Agent Debra Loprete for October 2014.
Loprete handled a total of 39 cases — 25 of which she successfully resolved, 14 of which are still
pending further investigation.
Of the 25 closed cases, 14 were filed with “no reason for concern,” seven resulted in the administering
of additional education, two were filed as “unable to locate,” and two resulted in referrals to other
Loprete also conducted 37 follow-ups to ongoing and/or closed cases during the month of October.
During the same month, the WCHS took a total of 33 cats and 15 dogs into the shelter. WCHS Shelter
Manager Erin McKibben reported the following information about intakes. Of the cats, 23 were strays and
10 were abandonments.
Of the dogs, eight were surrenders, one was transferred from the Wood County Dog Shelter, five were
transfers, and one was a return.
The WCHS also adopted out 24 cats and 14 dogs during the month of October.
At present, the WCHS is experiencing a high volume of feline intakes.
The shelter currently houses 103, with an additional 26 in foster homes off-site and 330 cats on its wait
To help these animals find their forever homes more quickly, the WCHS is once again sponsoring a
name-your-own-price adoption event for all cats and a special $50 adoption fee for all kittens until the
end of 2014.