For Paws Animal Hospital and North Canton Resident Make Huge Donation to Stark Humane Society

North Canton resident Amy Scott helped get the Humane Society a year's worth of flea and tick medication

Thanks to North Canton resident Amy Scott, the Stark County Humane Society now has a year's worth of flea and tick medication — for free.

Scott, a senior Novartis territory manager, partnered with Dr. Jennifer Jellison and Dr. Amanda Pullekins of For Paws Blue Cross Animal Hospital to donate products such as Para star and Easyspot to combat flea and tick disease.

Jellison the donation came about after her office started treating a humane society dog with Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, a disease caused by ticks. She and others at the office wanted to curb flea and tick problems.

"We were talking to Amy about it and were brainstorming with her and said, 'Do you think we could ask Novaritis to make a donation to the humane society?" Jellison said.

And it really was that easy. Scott was able to get a year's worth of flea and tick products for the humane society.

"It's boxes and boxes of it," Jellison told North Canton Patch. "It's a really big deal. It's a huge gift from Novartis."

Jellison said the flea and tick medication also will make the humane society animals more adoptable.

"It just seemed like a really good way to prevent disease but also the ability to get (the dogs) adopted."

According to a news release from Novartis, fleas and Ticks not only make a pet uncomfortable but can cause diseases such as anemia and Lyme disease. Lyme disease is a very big concern because not only can your dog contract the disease but infect family members as well.

KW November 01, 2012 at 01:52 PM
I live in North Canton and go by For Paws several times a day. Let me congratulate you on your thoughtfulness for assisting with this important donation for the Humane Society. Also, let me compliment you on your business in general. Has anyone but me noticed that there is always someone outside of For Paws tending to that terrificand colorful landscaping??? We're proud to have you as a member of the NC community!
helen November 01, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Thank you for helping the animals. Having witnessed animal cruelty throughout my life, it is comforting to know there are still giving & compassionate people. The animals are dependent on our taking care of them-----thank you, again.
Jerry Johnson November 01, 2012 at 09:21 PM
Thank you so much- We are happy to help the animals in our area as much as we can. Thank you for your kind words. For Paws Animal Hospital


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