Benefiting Columbus Humane's
Animal Cruelty Investigations Program
Our 12th annual Defend Your Friend 5K is right around the corner. Join us at 9:00 a.m. at Scioto Audubon Metro Park with your family, friends, co-workers or favorite four-legged! Yes, this event is for well-behaved dogs also. Defend Your Friend supports Columbus Humane's work in cruelty investigations. Did you know that we have law enforcement responsibilities to respond to reports of animal cruelty and neglect in Franklin County? With the largest team of humane agents in the state, Columbus Humane makes 6,000 visits and brings in over 1,200 animals annually. This work is critical to the animals and the people in our community. To register, donate and/or become a fundraiser, please click the button below.
Hold a Hearts for Paws fundraiser
Hearts for Paws
Host a “Hearts for Paws” campaign at your business. Engage your employees while having a little fun giving back to the community. It’s easy! Or ask your your customers to support Columbus Humane by making a small gift. In return, they receive a heart to print their name or pet’s name to show their support for the animals. “Hearts for Paws” campaigns also work well in schools. For more information, please contact Alexis McDaniel at (614) 777-7387 ext. 242 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARV (Mobile Adoption & Rescue Vehicle)
Columbus Humane has a Mobile Adoption & Rescue Vehicle (MARV). This 32 ft. RV was converted to transport adoptable dogs, cats and rabbits throughout the community in style to promote adoption.
What is MARV?
MARV is a climate-controlled converted RV with side extension that accommodates guests on board to view adoptable cats, dogs and rabbits. Quite the versatile vehicle, MARV is able to attend community events (such as WAG!, Sunny 95 weekly block parties and “Touch a Truck”) and be a stand-alone mobile adoption location, as needed.
MARV is also functioning as a rescue vehicle, capable of assisting our humane agents with large-scale seizures or responding to regional hoarding cases or natural disasters for use as a transport vehicle.
Check our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/columbushumane and website to see where MARV may be heading next!
How exactly do mobile adoptions work?
We bring the pets to you.
MARV visits high-traffic public spaces and events to promote the adoption of homeless animals. We arrive with adoptable animals and all of the necessary veterinary and behavioral information available for each animal. Adoptions can be completed from start to finish on MARV and adopters can leave with their new pet. All dogs and cats are vaccinated, micro-chipped, spayed or neutered, and given flea/tick and heartworm prevention prior to adoption. Cats are tested negative for Feline Leukemia and FIV and dogs over 6 months are tested for heartworm. Adoption fees vary.
Want a date with MARV?
- Anticipated attendance at your event must in the hundreds.
- Ideal times for MARV visits are weekend days between 10:00 a.m. – noon and weekdays between noon and 2:00 PM, though other days and times can be arranged.
- Your event must have ample parking space for MARV including allowance for 10 ft. on either side of the vehicle. Be prepared—MARV weighs 13,000 lbs.
- Your event site must be pet-friendly. Cats are confined to MARV, but leashed dogs may come in and out of the vehicle. (Yep, we clean up after ourselves.)
- Access to electrical outlet is required for events lasting longer than 2 hours.
THANKS to the ASPCA, Columbus Foundation and Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust for helping make MARV possible.
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