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Rescue Village to launch virtual adoption program this week

Adoptions had been paused since the onset of the pandemic.
Credit: Rescue Village

GEAUGA COUNTY, Ohio — Rescue Village Geauga County Humane's society has been closed since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and the implementation of the "Stay-at-home" issued by Gov. Mike DeWine. 

On Wednesday, the rescue will launch a virtual, contact-less adoption program. The shelter will remain closed, but potential adopters will be able to attend virtual meet and greets using video conferencing software.

"Cupid" seen above is looking for a home to call his own.

Potential adopters can visit the Rescue Village website to view all of the fabulous pets available to take home. Most of the pets are currenly placed in loving foster homes. 

Once you fall in love with pet, you must fill out a survey and then a virtual meeting with the foster family, the pet and an adoption counselor will be scheduled. 

If all goes well, the pet will be picked up curbside at Rescue Village.  

" We built this virtual adoption program with safety in mind because we just knew there was a way to keep everyone safe while still meeting the needs and wants of a community who is ready to adopt their new best friend," said Erin Hawes, Rescue Village Shelter Manger. "We actually think we know even more about the animals since they've been in their foster homes and we are excited that the fosters will be able to help us make these great adoptive matches!" 

Rescue Village is located at 15463 Chillicothe Road, Novelty, Ohio 44072. Their  phone number is 440-338-4819.

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