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Heart Gallery showcases importance of adoption

in Community/Local News

The Heart Gallery travels around northwest Ohio to spread awareness about adoption.

Wendy Spoerl, the president of the Adopt America Network in Toledo, on Thursday said the exhibit is about placing kids in homes who are in foster care.

“The libraries are wonderful because we can get to a lot of different parts of the Toledo community and spread this message more broadly,” Spoerl said.

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Parents give advice on keeping kids safe when swimming

in Local News

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and with summer fun comes swimming in our region’s pools and lakes. But you can never be too careful when you’re out on the water, no matter what age.

Saundra White used to be a lifeguard. Her best advice? Keep a close watch on swimmers. That’s what she does with her grandkids at Toledo City Pools.

“The kids see water and they see fun, they don’t see danger at all and water is very dangerous, even in the bathtub,” White said.

The Red Cross also emphasizes this point on its website, adding that no one should be swimming alone. Make sure a lifeguard is on duty or you have a buddy with you. Some other tips from the Red Cross include simple but important instructions, like don’t leave a young child unattended near water, secure appropriate borders around pools, and don’t be on your cell phone if you are watching someone swim.

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Ride along with the U.S. Coast Guard: Their advice for boaters

in Local News

TOLEDO, Ohio — Memorial Day weekend really jump-starts boating season around Northwest Ohio.

For the U.S. Coast Guard Toledo Station, Memorial Day weekend isn’t the time to relax.

“We are prepared for any event or any weekend such as memorial day weekend,” Petty Officer 3rd Class Jhonny Benitez said.

Over the winter though it can be easy to forget some equipment and regulations needed when hitting the water.

“When people are just starting to get their boats out of winterization one of the common things we see is forgetting to put your boat plugs in or very, very simple things like not having life jackets on board,” Benitez said. “So make sure before you put your boat in the water, you have the safety equipment that you need.”

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Summer safety tips for pet owners

in Animals

OHIO — As summer approaches, there are several things pet owners should consider to keep their pets healthy.

What You Need To Know

    • Place animals in the basement or away from windows when there are fireworks .
    • When having summer gatherings, avoid grapes, raisins, avocados, chocolate products and anything with xylitol in it.
    • Have people come into your home first and then bring your animals into the space to help them adjust

As families start hosting summer gatherings at their homes, veterinarian Dr. Constance Curren said the best thing to do is to try and avoid situations where there are noises that could cause animals to panic and run for cover.

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