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Important phone numbers/websites

8/15/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

24-hour pet clinics

  • Akron Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center (Copley): 330-665-4996/www.akronvet.com
  • Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital (Copley): 330-666-2976/www.metropolitanvet.com

Medina/Summit counties’ pet rescue groups

  • All-Breed Puppy Rescue (Akron): 330-699-2595/www.petfinder.com/shelters/OH546.html
  • AlterPet (Sharon Center): 330-321-6243/www.alterpet.org
  • Forgotten Animal Shelter (Medina): 330-769-1323/www.fas.petfinder.com
  • Friends of Pets (Akron): 330-571-7387/www.petfinder.com/shelters/OH126.html
  • Golden Retrievers in Need Rescue Service — GRIN (Northeast Ohio): 216-229-0295/www.grinrescue.org
  • Golden Treasures Golden Retriever Rescue Inc. (Bath): email info@golden treasuresrescue.org/www.gold entreasuresrescue.org
  • Haven for Pets (Richfield): 330-310-1322/www.havenforpets.org
  • Heaven Can Wait (Akron): 330-328-8699/www.heaven-can-wait.com
  • Lake Erie Labrador Retriever Rescue Inc. (Bath): 419-885-2471/www.LakeErie LabRescue.org
  • Medina County SPCA (Medina): 330-723-7722/www.medinacountyspca.com
  • Northeast Ohio SPCA (Northeast Ohio): 216-351-7387/www.northeastohiospca.org
  • One of a Kind Pet Rescue (West Akron): 330-865-6200/www.oneofakindpets.com
  • Paws & Prayers (Akron): 330-475-8300/www.pawsand prayers.org
  • Paws With Pride (Akron): pawswithpride.org
  • PAWSibilities, Humane Society of Greater Akron (Twinsburg): 330-487-0333/www.summithumane.org
  • Pet Guards Shelter (Cuyahoga Falls): 330-849-0634/www.petguards.com
  • Ron’s Rescued Rascals Inc. (Akron/Kent): specializing in small, hypoallergenic breeds, ronsrescued@aol.com/www.ronsrescuedrascals.org
  • Save Ohio Strays (Wadsworth): 440-567-3585/save ohiostrays.org
  • Team Greyhound Adoption of Ohio: 877-TGA-OHIO/www.teamgreyhound.com

Government animal agencies

  • Medina County Animal Shelter (Medina): 330-725-9121/www.co.medina.oh.us/animal/animal.htm
  • Summit County Division of Animal Control (Downtown Akron): 330-643-2845/24-hour emergency line: 330-643-2181/www.co.summit.oh.us/index.php/departments/administrative-ser vices/animal-control


Additional pet resources

  • American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA): www.aspca.org
  • ASPCA 24-hour Animal Poison Control Center: 888-426-4435
  • Citizens for Humane Animal Practices (CHAP): offers low-cost mobile spay/neuter clinics for cats in Downtown Akron; preregistration is required; 330-724-6181
  • Humane Society of the United States: www.humane society.org
  • Petfinder animal adoption site: www.petfinder.com


Editor’s notes: If we didn’t include your Akron-area pet rescue group, please let us know via email at editor@akron.com.

In addition, the West Side Leader publishes, at no cost, notices for lost and found pets in our coverage area (a list of those communities is on the front page). Call the classifieds department at 330-665-9595 for more information.

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