BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) – Friday, Sept. 8, 2003- Bellaire and Shadyside fans came together Friday night to collect items for pets at the Belmont County Animal Shelter.

And by the amount of items stuffed into the trucks on hand, the shelter and the animals there will receive plenty of items to help them.

Shelter officials also tell 7News that there are many animals available for adoption. Contact the shelter for more information.

BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) – Thursday, Sept. 7, 2003- It’s a big Ohio Valley high school football rivalry.

But Friday night, when Bellaire and Shadyside face off at Fleming Field, they’ll also be competing for which team can collect the most items for homeless pets at the Belmont County Animal Shelter.

So they’d like everyone to bring dog or cat food, treats, toys or blankets, and put them in their favorite team’s truck.

“Friday evening we’re expecting a big turnout at the Shadyside vs. Bellaire game. The Shadyside cheerleaders have set up a little game between the squads. They’re trying to fill up two different trucks or buses with supplies for the shelter. It’s so awesome that these girls are reaching out to us to support us. “

Cody Richardson
Belmont County Assistant Dog Warden

The shelter has a wish list that includes dog biscuits, soft treats, dog toys, bleach, laundry detergent, blankets, towels, rags, and as always, cash donations. They also need Purina Puppy or Dog Chow, Purina Kitten or Cat Chow, and any canned dog or cat food.

Officials say the shelter is now full-to-overflowing with about 80 dogs.

They are all up for adoption, and they’d love a forever home.