Library celebrates Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

For the Weekly Record Herald

WEST MILTON — Have you ever wondered how the Miami County Animal Shelter operates? Come meet shelter director Marcia Doncaster at a special presentation at the Milton-Union Public Library in celebration of Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month. Doncaster will visit as part of the New Friends of the Milton-Union Public Library meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1.

She will share about shelter statistics, duties of Animal Control officers, and the importance of licensing your dog. Learn about the shelter’s spay and neuter programs, some of the shelter’s accomplishments and future goals. Doncaster will also be talking about various volunteer opportunities at the shelter.

Doncaster has been the director and dog warden for Miami County for more than five years, and owned and trained German Shepherds for more than 30 years through Schutzhund Sport. She has been a county resident for approximately 25 years.

Both that evening and during the month of October, Milton-Union Public Library will be collecting donations for the animal shelter. They are accepting dog and cat food, dog and cat treats, dog shampoo, flea spray, kitten toys, cat beds and non-scoopable kitty litter. The shelter also requests grooming, office and maintenance supplies. For a full list of materials, visit

The presentation is hosted by the New Friends of the Milton-Union Public Library. Everyone is welcome, but they ask that furry friends are left at home. For more information about these or other programs, call 937-698-5515 or visit Milton-Union Public Library is located at 560 S. Main St., West Milton and is open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.