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Lake Humane Society confirms kennel is empty after surge in community adoptions

Posted at 8:02 AM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 08:03:07-04

LAKE COUNTY, Ohio — The Lake Humane Society announced on Monday that its kennel is empty after the community came together to adopt 11 shelter pets before Gov. Mike DeWine's stay at home order went into effect just before midnight.

Staff said 24 cats, 4 bunnies and 2 guinea pigs still remain in the shelter's care, but for the time being, the animal care staff is able to report to work in order to feed, medicate and care for the current residents.

In the event that the shelter would need to close completely, there are already families willing to step in for foster care for all 30 animals, in addition to the 26 pets already in foster homes.

The shelter said it’s putting all non-emergency intakes on hold for the time being. If you find yourself in an emergency situation where you must surrender a pet, contact the intake coordinator at