Robyn’s Nest takes in animals

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Robyn’s Nest takes in animals

“I believe that helping animals is my purpose on Earth,” said Robyn McGeorge, owner and operator of Robyn’s Nest, a nonprofit animal rescue and adoption organization in Germantown.

Robyn has always had empathy for animals. “When I was 3 years old, there was someone in the neighborhood bothering animals, so I sat on the porch with a pile of rocks, in case they came to bother my dog,” Robyn said.

A veterinary technician at Twin Maples Veterinary Hospital in West Carrollton since 1994, Robyn created Robyn’s Nest in 2005 in order to help reduce euthanasia of healthy animals. In 2008 she opened a facility in Miamisburg and was there for seven years. Last fall she found her present, larger place in Germantown with a huge grassy area.

She tries to help all animals. Dalton, an orange tabby feline about 5 years old, a neighborhood stray, was brought into Twin Maples Veterinary Hospital with a broken leg. They got him neutered, but no one could pay for his fracture surgery. They asked if Robyn’s Nest could help.

“I agreed to take him in” said Robyn. Dr. Craig Clouse did surgery to repair Dalton’s leg. ”He is still hospitalized, but we are crossing our fingers that the bones will heal.

“We could really use donations to cover his surgery, and could also use a foster for him in the near future while he continues his road to recovery.” Robyn said that owner and many employees of Twin Maples have donated their time, skills, money, and items to the rescue to help our cause.

Robyn works at Twin Maples about 21 hours a week. She works for the rescue about 30 hours a week. She has volunteers who help keep the rescue going, including her parents, Jack and Brenda Powell of Kettering and sister, Michelle Powell Sharkey of Centerville.

Robyn and her husband, Chris, of Gratis Twp., have no children but four dogs, a cat and two horses.

Presently at Robyn’s Nest is one dog, with six more in foster homes, one chinchilla, two guinea pigs, four rats and 23 cats, with 12 in foster homes and one at Petsmart in their adoption center. Also, in foster care is a cat with six nursing kittens and two rabbits.

All animals are kept until adoption. “We only euthanize an animal in the event of a serious health or behavioral problem that is unmanageable,” said Robyn.

Robyn’s Nest is at 1291 W. Market St.

For more information about Robyn’s Nest, call (937) 247-9272, email robyn@robinsnestrescue.com or go online to it Facebook page at www.facebook.com/public/Robyns-Nest.

Contact this contributing writer at shirl54bel@gmail.com.

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