In a joint effort across the river, Home Depot of Vienna has donated a few benches to the Humane Society of the Mid-Ohio Valley in Marietta. This holiday gift surprise was greatly appreciated by the regular volunteers at the shelter who walk the dogs on a daily basis. Many times after being run through the yard with their 4th or 5th dog, a quick rest on a nearby bench is much welcomed. These benches will also be a quiet spot for potential adopters to spend time with the dogs they are considering adopting.

Home Depot takes on many community projects through their “Team Depot” program, but this is the first endeavor with the HSOV. Kathy Parsons and Phil Noland of Home Depot and Linda Thomas Perry of the HSOV were instrumental in making this happen for the shelter – and what started as a simple bench project, may turn into more very welcome assistance in the spring. Home Depot has also graciously agreed to complete some volunteer shelter work in the upcoming months.

If you would like to help the Humane Society this holiday season, please consider donating your time as a volunteer, your home as a loving foster parent or any of these items that the shelter regularly needs:

Humane Society of the Mid-Ohio Valley Wish List

• Moist and Meaty Dog Food
• Wet Dog Food
• Kitten and Puppy Food
• Liquid Detergent
• Bleach
• Dry Cat Food
• Cat Litter
• Walmart Gift Cards
• Gift Certificates to Local Veterinarian’s

For more information, you may call the HSOV at (740) 373-5959, stop by the facility at 90 Mt. Tom Rd., Marietta, OH, or visit them online at their regularly updated Facebook page.