Cans for Canines


By Paula Frew
Contributing Writer

SCARF (Shelby County Animal Rescue Foundation), a group founded three years ago, is dedicated to helping the animals of Shelby County.

According to their website, “The mission of SCARF is to raise funds to support the Shelby County Animal Shelter in safe adoptions, education & community outreach concerning abused and neglected animals, medical procedures, eliminating euthanasia of adoptable animals, and maintaining best practices.”


SCARF is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that operates on an all volunteer basis.

On July 11 from 9-11, SCARF will be holding the Cans for Canines drive and celebration of their three years of operation. Up to $250 of cans will be matched by their sponsor, Styling Company.

In 2014, the group raised $4,153.06 to help animals brought to the shelter.

Pets are welcome at the celebration. There will also be treats available for people and pets. Children will enjoy meeting Scarfie, the organization’s mascot.

SCARF will be celebrating their thrid year anniversary.

SCARF will be celebrating their thrid year anniversary.

If a dog or cat is adopted between July 6 and July 11, you will receive a coupon for a free microchip and registration.
Animals in Shelby County can be helped simply by giving food during the drive or donating funds to SCARF. You can also help by donating time. SCARF needs volunteers to come to the shelter to work with the pets.

SCARF can be reached at P.O. Box 671, Sidney or by email at

The Shelby County Animal Shelter is located at 1100 Clem Rd., Sidney and can be reached at (937) 498-7201. The Shelter’s hours are Monday-Friday 9-5 and Saturday 9-1.