County Honors Injured Dog With #1 Dog Tag

On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith, along with County Commissioners Judy Dodge and Debbie Lieberman, honored an injured dog with the #1 Dog Tag at the Animal Resource Center.  The dog has been under the care of the ARC since last week.  The #1 Dog Tag was purchased at last year’s “Pet Afflaire” sponsored by the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.  The purchaser asked that the tag be donated to a deserving dog to reinforce the importance of licensing pets.  The deadline to purchase a 2013 Montgomery County Dog License is January 31, 2013.  Visit www.mcohio.org/dogs

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On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, Renee Parcell of Dayton was driving on Interstate 75 around 10 p.m. when she saw a badly injured dog on the side of the highway.  Renee pulled over, walked back to the dog and realized the collie was hurt after possibly being hit by a car.  Renee transported the dog, affectionately named “Crash,” to an emergency veterinarian clinic in Dayton where it was determined he had two broken legs.  Renee paid for the initial cost of treatment out of her own pocket, but surgery to repair Crash’s broken legs and eventual rehabilitation will cost up to $6,000.  Renee contacted her friend, Beth Honaker, who immediately enlisted the help of the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center.

Crash was brought to the ARC where the caring, dedicated staff did an assessment and is now caring for him.  Crash did not have a dog license or a microchip, so finding his owner has proved difficult.  The ARC has committed $1,000 from its “Tiny Tim Fund” to aid in Crash’s recovery.  Donations to the Tiny Tim Fund provide veterinary care and support for needy pets in our community.  Renee and Beth are working with the ARC to raise funds for the additional costs.

The ARC hopes Crash’s owners can be reunited with their dog.  If no one comes forward, Crash will be available for adoption.

Anyone with information on Crash or who would like to donate to the Tiny Tim Fund, can contact the ARC at 937-898-4457 or AnimalShelter@mcohio.org.  The ARC is located at 6790 Webster Street in Dayton.  Donations can also be made online at:  http://www.gofundme.com/1xmods
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