On August 1st we held our Annual picnic along with a brief general meeting. It's a very nice get together in a covered pavilion. We discussed our Friends social club which sponsored the picnic as well and WRKC business on upcoming events. It was a very enjoyable time with great weather.
Our June meeting is the annual meeting. We were had Daniele Johnson from the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine as our speaker. She talked about the vet school and were our scholarship donations go - to what students. She also said the renovations on increasing the size of the colleges, labs, and teaching areas are almost complete. She invited to come and see those one day.
Awards were presented. As well as officers were elected. Those were Ann Yuhasz as President, Dave Leibitzke as VP, Directors are Lilyan Allison, Kim Haupt and Laurabeth Duncan.
At our May meeting: We want to thank Kristin Sonstrom from Akron University's Fetch Lab who spoke on hearing problems and hearing tests for dogs that are available and being developed.
At our April meeting: Maria Duthie demonstrated canine massage and spoke of the benefits it gives the dog. We want to thank her for an excellent presentation.
Our August general meeting was our club picnic at the Brooklyn Heights Community Park. We had a great turn out, lots of great food, conversation and a short meeting. Thank to everyone who contributed and came.
In July, Mr. Tad Schoffner, Curator of Animals with the Cleveland Metropark Zoo. He talked about the ongoing development of the zoo, how animals are handled for routine medical procedures, and a great overview of the zoo’s newest exhibit, the Tiger Passage. Our zoo is one of the jewels of Northeast Ohio. Don’t miss what is sure to be a most fascinating look at what goes on behind the scenes at the zoo.
We want to Thank Dr. Ed Jazik, a Dermatologist for Animals. He spoke on causes of allergies and some of the medications. It was an excellent presentation. He can be contacted thru the Akron (Copley) Ohio office located at Akron Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center 1321 Centerview Circle, (330) 238-1820 Akronvet.com
He also works out the Cleveland emergency veterinarian, 216-362-6000, after hours veterinary animal emergency clinic in Brook Park, Ohio. 14000 Keystone Pkwy. Brookpark, Ohio 44135. 216-362-6000
We want to thank Rob and Beth Davis, volunteers for Ohio Search Dog Association, for a very comprehensive overview of their methods and efforts to help find people. They are with a very dedicated volunteer organization who help agencies around the state. It was an interesting program. OSDA website