One of A Kind Education
FIV, or Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, is a virus that is similar to HIV in humans that causes the immune system to be weakened. The thought of introducing an FIV positive kitty into your home may be a little scarry at first, but reality is that they can live long,
At One Of a Kind, we consistently have hundreds of dogs and cats under our care. A number of them are at our Adoption Center and clinic, but an even larger number are in our network of volunteer foster homes.
Surely, you’ve heard from your veterinarian about the importance of heartworm prevention, but how much do you really know about this life-threatening condition? We’ll cover the basics of Heartworm and why it is so important to maintain a regular program of prevention.
As the weather starts to grow colder, you may be wondering whether you need to continue your pet’s flea and tick prevention. There is a common misconception that fleas and ticks are dormant in the colder months.
Each adoption of a cat or dog from our adoption center marks the beginning of a success story as they find their forever home. Introducing the first of what we hope will be many heartwarming features: A Happy Tale!
There has long been a debate on whether a cat should remain indoors or be allowed access to the outside world. However, there are dangers and risks to outdoor living.
Sometimes, there is so much going on in the world of rescue, it leaves our heads spinning! Here is a quick look at everything that is currently happening.
Information on how One of a Kind Pet Rescue is funded and how individuals can help us financially through donations.
If you have children returning to school and find yourself busy buying school clothes, shoes, and supplies, take a moment to remember your beloved pet.
We are often asked where we get the 4,400+ animals we rescue every year. Last year, we rescued 4,466 dogs and cats from the danger of euthanasia and found them forever homes. But where did they come from and how did we do this?
Did you know that June is “Adopt a Cat” month? Here are some questions to ask yourself if you are considering adopting a new feline friend.
When adopting a rescue cat or dog, sometimes things don’t always go as planned.
We are often asked why we charge adoption fees, and how they are established. Many do not understand why we have adoption fees when we are, “just a shelter.” Others have encouraged their peers to adopt from the animal control facilities (pounds) rather from us, where the fees are
Did you know that fundraising is the primary way in which we pay our staff and care for our pets? As a non-profit, every dollar of revenue earned, and every dollar donated is re-invested into our mission of saving pets in imminent danger.
We were recently asked if we have experienced an increase in pet returns since society is returning to work after the pandemic closures. The answer is no. We were delighted to report that returns have not increased over past years. But what have we seen?
We are experiencing a great deal of change at One of A Kind, and we would like to share some of it with our loyal followers, supporters, and adopters. These changes are encompassing all aspects of our rescue mission and we are doing our best to continue to move
In Northeast Ohio, the slightest glimpse of warm weather creates a great longing for summer vacation. It is becoming increasingly more popular to include our pets on family vacations, as they are members of the family after all. Whether or not to include your pet on vacation is something
From the beginning, the vision of One of A Kind Pet Rescue has been to create a no-kill society where every cat and dog has a loving home. To achieve this, it is important to understand what is meant by the terms no-kill and euthanasia.
Most dog owners are aware of the annual vaccinations such as Rabies, Distemper, Parvo, but many are not aware of illnesses and parasites that our dogs can contract that are not protected by vaccines? Coccidia, Giardia, and worms are just a few of the parasites that are common and
We are so very fortunate to have the followers and supporters that we do. We are often asked what we need most. Although it changes with the season or events taking place, the following items are always in need at both the adoption center and our spay & neuter
If the Easter Bunny is coming to your house this week, we want everyone to enjoy the holiday safely without incident. Unfortunately, holidays bring dangerous items for our pets, so while everyone is enjoying the festivities, keep these items safely tucked away from cats and dogs.
Recently, our veterinarians have treated many animals who have been negatively affected by the elastic bands used for ponytails, also known as hair ties. These springy little bands can be a danger to pets and you must take the proper precautions to ensure that your furry friends do not
With warmer weather on the way, we begin to see a significant increase in outdoor walking. Most of us, including our dogs, suffer from cabin fever this time of year and the pandemic has left everyone feeling even more confined. Here are some helpful tips to follow while walking
Storing other pet foods safely away from our dogs, especially the mischievous ones, is important and there could be rather foul repercussions when we fail.
It is exciting to adopt a furry friend. You walk into an Adoption Center or rescue shelter and see the precious eyes, wagging tails, tilted heads, and hear the purring voices- but there are things to keep in mind before you take a furry friend home.
Annually pets are euthanized due to lack of shelters and loving homes. You can make a difference by having your pet(s) sterilized. Spaying and neutering can also help to reduce other serious health and behavioral issues.
Senior dogs seeking a new forever home have found themselves without their humans for a variety of reasons. When you adopt a senior pet you are giving them a second chance–one they so deserve!
We recently rescued 28 dogs, including many moms and their puppies from a hoarding situation. Sadly, there are many animals that find themselves in undesirable conditions like this.
We look forward to the 4th of July and its celebratory nature – cookouts, outdoor activities & of course, fireworks! There are some things to keep in mind while you enjoy the 4th with your furry friends..
We long for hot sunny days, and spending time outdoors with our furry friends but there are precautions to keep in mind. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals offers some tips on keeping our pets safe.
Summer traveling season is upon us! Though we are very excited to travel and vacation, especially after being home for so long over the winter season and Covid quarantine, our pets may not possess the same sentiment. To keep everyone safe and happy as possible, we have provided a
Heartworm disease is a very dangerous and often fatal disease that occurs in multiple animals. Many assume that it is only present in domestic dogs, but heartworms can infect wolves, coyotes, foxes, and cats. This presents the reason why it is so transmittable. The disease is transmitted via mosquito
We are finally feeling the sun and as most of you know, the warm weather brings fleas and ticks. Did you know that there are about 2,000 different types of fleas and 800 different variations of ticks found throughout the world? We have discussed the importance of prevention in
Have you ever had a disagreement with your very best friend or closest family member? Surely, we can all answer that question with a very quick “yes.” Especially in this time of a pandemic when we are all at home together with one another. The reality is, dogs are
May 11th has been named “National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day.” How many of us are prepared for a disaster, and have made provisions for our pets as well? Regardless of your geographic location, there are steps that can be taken to be prepared should an emergency arise.
We are so excited to be celebrating “National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day!” and doing what we do best. Technically, we are a rescue, and not-so-much a shelter, but the fact of the matter is that we are all working together to solve the national problem of pet homelessness.
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