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Some of the Meridian shelter's former volunteers launched a private shelter to continue finding homes for dogs.
In 2013, the city of Meridian outsourced animal control and sheltering services to IHS and closed its animal shelter. The volunteers from Meridian’s old shelter then opened the Meridian Valley Humane Society, which has the capacity to shelter up to 20 dogs.
AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Mahoning County Commissioners, County Dog Warden staff and others broke ground on a new $3 million animal shelter along Meridian Road in Austintown.
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The shelter re-opened Nov. 4 at 191 N. Linder Road in Meridian. The volunteer-run shelter had to close at its previous location on Ten Mile Road due to expansion at the city’s wastewater treatment plant. New location, new focus. The shelter accepts only dogs reliquished by their owners. They do not take in stray dogs because the Idaho Humane Society has been contracted to handle animal control for the city. Meridian Valley will take in dogs from pet owners living anywhere in the Valley. They charge $60. How many dogs can they house? Leasing 1,400 square feet in a building on Linder Road for $800 a month, the shelter has kennels for a dozen dogs; additional kennels for smaller dogs can be set up in a pinch. All of the dogs are walked three times a day in a grassy lot behind the building.The nonprofit Meridian Valley Humane Society (MVHS) is a small, hybrid, and unique environment. The facility functions as a shelter for up to 30 dogs, but operates as a rescue. Unlike other rescue organizations, MVHS has a brick-and-mortar facility that houses dogs, provides open adoption hours for the public, and otherwise functions like a shelter without the associated in-house trainers. MVHS receives no government funding; care of animals is provided by more than 100 volunteers and two FTE staff members. The dogs that the Meridian Valley Humane Society shelters come from many different sources: strays from outlying rural communities not served by an organized shelter; owner-relinquished dogs; dogs from high-kill shelters who are at risk of being euthanized, in and out of the state of Idaho.On Friday, they conducted the long-awaited groundbreaking for the new $3.8 million, state-of-the-art Mahoning County dog shelter on a 7-acre site at 1230 N. Meridian Road, near the interchanges of Interstate 80 and Interstate 680.The Meridian rescue is a no-kill shelter that would only euthanize a dog for a serious medical reason, never for a money- or space-related reason, Ewing said.