Raining cat, dog supplies


Dorothy Love donates items to animal shelter

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Ann Rhyan and her dog, Jesse, play in front of donations from the pink team.


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Laura Burden handing her donation items to Linda Leffew at the front desk.


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Tara Holthaus, Director of Activities, donating to her Green Team.


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The team leaders Elizabeth Foy, Sidney, Robin Marsh, St. Henry, Lori Puterbaugh, Sidney, and Shelli Neth, Sidney with over 2,700 items collected during the cat and dog drive at Dorothy Love.


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Ohio Living Dorothy Love Administrator Ryan Douglas receives a pie in the face from Ohio Living Dorothy Love Independent Activities Coordinator Lori Puterbaugh on Friday, March 19. Douglas agreed to take a pie in face for being part of the losing team in the contest to gather items for the Shelby County Animal Shelter. The four teams raised nearly 4,000 items.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Volunteers unload one of three pickup truck loads of goods donated to The Shelby County Animal Shelter on Friday, March 19. The items were gathered by three teams of employees of Ohio Living Dorothy Love in a contest to see who could raise the most items. Almost 4,000 articles were gathered.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

SIDNEY — It’s raining cats and dogs at Dorothy Love – at least it’s raining cat and dog supplies.

New administrator Ryan Douglas organized a contest among employees to see who could gather the most pet supplies for the new SCARF (Shelby County Animal Rescue Foundation) animal shelter.

Douglas felt the facility should try to give back to the community in thanks for all the support Dorothy Love has received during the pandemic.

He encouraged employees to gather food, toys, cleaning supplies, towels, collars, grooming tools and more for the new facility. Over 2,000 items have been received and the number continues to grow.

The final count for donations was green team, 339 items; blue team, 881 items; pink team, 1,213 items; and red team, 1,482, for a total of 3,915 items donated to SCARF.

With the pandemic hopefully nearing an end and things slowly starting to open up, Douglas thought it was a good time for a friendly competition among employees.

“Team leaders for the effort are employees Shelli Neth, Elizabeth Foy, Robin Marsh and Lori Puterbaugh. They, in turn, recruited other staff members to complete their team. To add a little enthusiasm whoever raises the most donations gets to put a pie in the face of an opposing team captain. Some have suggested that Douglas himself should participate in the pie ceremony!

Douglas is new to Dorothy Love replacing administrator Jana Ranly who left this winter. Douglas is a graduate of the University of Northwest Ohio and has spent nearly a decade working and volunteering for other senior living facilities. Long term care has always been an interest for Ryan and he wishes to always advocate for Dorothy Love residents and make a difference in their lives.

He worked for HCF Management in various roles including Van Wert Manor — administrator in training, Shawnee Manor – assistant administrator, Lima Manor – administrator, and Briarwood Village – executive director.

“Here at Dorothy Love it been a great sense of relief to hear laughter around here again as teams organize their treasures. So far they have raised over 2,000 items for donation,” said Douglas. “I am dumbfounded by the sheer number.”

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https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2021/03/web1_Ryan.jpgDouglas

Ann Rhyan and her dog, Jesse, play in front of donations from the pink team.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2021/03/web1_Ann-Jesse.jpgAnn Rhyan and her dog, Jesse, play in front of donations from the pink team. Courtesy photo

Laura Burden handing her donation items to Linda Leffew at the front desk.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2021/03/web1_Laura-and-Linda.jpgLaura Burden handing her donation items to Linda Leffew at the front desk. Courtesy photo

Tara Holthaus, Director of Activities, donating to her Green Team.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2021/03/web1_Tara.jpgTara Holthaus, Director of Activities, donating to her Green Team. Courtesy photo

The team leaders Elizabeth Foy, Sidney, Robin Marsh, St. Henry, Lori Puterbaugh, Sidney, and Shelli Neth, Sidney with over 2,700 items collected during the cat and dog drive at Dorothy Love.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2021/03/web1_Team-Leaders-copy.jpgThe team leaders Elizabeth Foy, Sidney, Robin Marsh, St. Henry, Lori Puterbaugh, Sidney, and Shelli Neth, Sidney with over 2,700 items collected during the cat and dog drive at Dorothy Love. Courtesy photo

Ohio Living Dorothy Love Administrator Ryan Douglas receives a pie in the face from Ohio Living Dorothy Love Independent Activities Coordinator Lori Puterbaugh on Friday, March 19. Douglas agreed to take a pie in face for being part of the losing team in the contest to gather items for the Shelby County Animal Shelter. The four teams raised nearly 4,000 items.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2021/03/web1_SDN032321PieFace-1.jpgOhio Living Dorothy Love Administrator Ryan Douglas receives a pie in the face from Ohio Living Dorothy Love Independent Activities Coordinator Lori Puterbaugh on Friday, March 19. Douglas agreed to take a pie in face for being part of the losing team in the contest to gather items for the Shelby County Animal Shelter. The four teams raised nearly 4,000 items. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Volunteers unload one of three pickup truck loads of goods donated to The Shelby County Animal Shelter on Friday, March 19. The items were gathered by three teams of employees of Ohio Living Dorothy Love in a contest to see who could raise the most items. Almost 4,000 articles were gathered.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2021/03/web1_SDN032321SCARFdonate.jpgVolunteers unload one of three pickup truck loads of goods donated to The Shelby County Animal Shelter on Friday, March 19. The items were gathered by three teams of employees of Ohio Living Dorothy Love in a contest to see who could raise the most items. Almost 4,000 articles were gathered. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News
Dorothy Love donates items to animal shelter