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“A Story of Hope”

“A Story of Hope”

Sometimes, when it seems as if there is no hope, everything miraculously falls into place and a glimmer of chance appears. This is the story of Cinder, who is still not out of the woods, but in a much better place of hope.

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Collaborate, Care, Create Change

Collaborate, Care, Create Change

If you are ever behind the scenes at One of A Kind Pet Rescue, you know that what we do is non-stop. It is a constant, fast-paced environment of essential work. Each year, we rescue, heal, and adopt over 4,000 cats and dogs. To accomplish this task, we must collaborate.

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“What’s New Pussycat?”

“What’s New Pussycat?”

Do you remember the song “What’s New Pussycat?” Though Tom Jones was referring to his love interest in this 1966 classic, we here at One of A Kind Pets are more interested in the love interests between actual kitty cats this time of year, and how their love for one another directly affects our rescue and clinic.

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The Kindest Words

The Kindest Words

For those that may not know, in July of 2021 we found ourselves in desperate need of a veterinarian to treat and prescribe medications to our rescues. Though Dr. Melanie Butera already had a full-time schedule, she came forward and chose to spend the little free time she had, visiting our rescue and treating our furry friends.

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The Numbers Are In!

The Numbers Are In!

After all the calculations are done, the final number of adoptions to take place at One of A Kind Pet Rescue in 2021 was 4,184. Even those of us who are in the thick of it day after day are surprised and impressed by this number. Allow us to put things into perspective a bit.

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Celebrating “Pit Bull Awareness Month”

Celebrating “Pit Bull Awareness Month”

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate an entire month! Contrary to what some may think, Pit Bull Terriers are a very loving, affectionate breed. Let’s dispel the misinformation and reveal how truly wonderful these fur babies really are.

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The “Beer Box Babies”

The “Beer Box Babies”

Saturday evening a staff member exited our back employee door at 5:45 to find a box that appeared to be garbage. It was a Miller beer case that would normally hold 30 cans. Upon further inspection, she found the tiniest, fuzziest, kittens all squirming around within the box.

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The How and Why of Adoption Fees

The How and Why of Adoption Fees

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 much less. We absolutely support that, and we want to explain why.

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Fundraising for One of A Kind

Fundraising for One of A Kind

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.

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Getting into the Out

Getting into the Out

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?

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Change is Constant

Change is Constant

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 forward.

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Vacation Time!

Vacation Time!

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 to consider in your plans.

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Making Strides Towards a No-Kill Vision

Making Strides Towards a No-Kill Vision

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.

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Coccidia, Giardia, and Worms, Oh My!

Coccidia, Giardia, and Worms, Oh My!

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 found near all of us.

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