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Girl Scouts supply food and treats to shelter dogs

Girl Scouts Cheyenne Rowland and Jessilyn Miller delivered a truckload of dog food and homemade indulgences including dog blankets, toys and cookies to the Holmes County Dog Warden Department and Adoption Center Wednesday, May 4. They were greeted by an enthusiastic recipient — a 3-month-old boxer mix who was more than happy to reward the girls with wet, sloppy puppy kisses.

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It’s 11 p.m. — Do you know where your dog is?

As the snow melts leaving behind another Ohio winter, evidence of spring emerges. Farmers will soon be sliding open their weighty barn doors, and livestock will find their way out to the green pastures and crisp fresh air. Shepherds spend thousands of dollars building pasture fences to keep their sheep safe, but unfortunately, predators often find a way in and can wreak havoc. Sometimes that predator is a sweet, spirited family dog who ends up behind bars for a playtime that turned into a kill time.

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Happy trails with the new Holmes County Dog Warden

There’s a new Dog Warden in town, and he and his dedicated staff have tails wagging all across Holmes County. Dog Warden Jonathan Beam has lived in Holmes County for most of his life. A 2014 graduate of Ashland University, Beam has a BS in Criminal Justice and a minor in Sociology. He is an outdoor enthusiast with a passion for helping animals in need and educating the public on responsible dog ownership. His team includes Deputy Dog Warden Scott Goodland, and receptionist Elizabeth Lykins. “My staff is awesome,” said Beam. “We are all dedicated to our community, and to the dogs that come through our door.

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