Sunday, April 28, 2013
Animal shelters across the region are in need of worn linens.
Look in your linen closet and you're likely to find torn towels, blankets, and sheets that may wind up in the trash, or as rags. Before you toss the old stuff, you may want to consider donating them to your local animal shelter to help thousands of dogs and cats. Sadly, many pets that go to shelters and rescues are scared in their new surroundings, and they are forced to sleep on cold cement floors since warm bedding isn't usually in the budget. Shelters can actually go through thousands of blankets and towels each month, and depend on donations to help provide the animals with warmth during the colder months. You can help. There are locations throughout the Delaware Valley that are currently accepting towels, blankets, and sheets. Click…
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The Delaware County SPCA is offering a way to save some green by wearing green.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Bob Byrne
Sunday, March 17
The Delaware County SPCA is hoping to extend the luck of the Irish past St. Patrick's Day to more of its pets in need of permanent homes. According to a posting on the Delco SPCA Facebook page: Wear green to the Adoption Center (Sunday) through Friday and all of our animals over 7 months are 50% off their regular adoption fees! That means our beloved Pitties like Shamrock are now a $20 fee for a lifetime of love! Come get your Irish on at the Adoption Center from 12-4. More information on the special offer and pets available for adopttion from the Delco SPCA is available on the SPCA's website.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Patch provides a list of animal shelters in the Delaware Valley area.
Thousands of dogs and cats are in our area's shelters and they need your help to find a good home. There are dogs, cats, and other small animals of all different breeds and sizes that may fit you and your family's lifestyle. If you're looking to find a new family member, here is a list of the major shelters and rescue organizations in the Patch areas: Chester County SPCA Non-profit; dogs and cats available Address: 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380 Hours: Mon., Tue., Thu., Sat., Noon - 6 pm; Wed., Sun., Noon - 3 pm Main Line Animal Rescue Non-profit, no kill shelter, dogs and cats available Address: (Mailing) P.O. Box 89, Chester Springs, PA 19425 By appointment only Pet Adoption and Lifecare Society (PALS) Non-…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Delaware County Council approved a long-term plan for animal control with the Chester County SPCA.
Delaware County Council approved a long-term plan for animal control with the Chester County SPCA. Delaware County Council approved an animal control agreement between the Animal Protection Board and the Chester County SPCA last week, according to the Delaware County Daily Times. Council approved the proposal that was presented in August, which would run from Jan. 1, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2017, in which the Animal Protection Board would commit to $1,293,750 in payments to the Chester County SPCA over the life of the contract. The original six-month contract was extended an additional six months. According to the Delco Times, the Animal Protection Board would pay, up front, a minimum each month to the Chesco SPCA and then bill the municipality …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The proposal would extend an agreement with the Chester County SPCA.
Delaware County is considering a long-term plan for animal control which would cost more than $1.2 million over five years. The proposal—which was discussed at a municipal town hall meeting held by the Delaware County Animal Protection Board on Thursday—calls for the Chester County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) to enter into a long term agreement with Delaware County communities for the handling of the county’s stray cats and dogs, according to a written copy of the presentation which was given at the meeting. If approved, the extended agreement would run from Jan 1, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2017, during which time the Animal Protection Board would be committed to making $1,293,750 in payments to the Chester County …
Friday, July 20, 2012
These two playful, female kittens named Dylana and Harriet are available for adoption at the Delaware County SPCA.
These two frisky, female, domestic short hair, kittens are full of energy and love to play. Harriet, the all-black kitten, and Dylana, the black and white kitten, have tons of fun with each other at the Delco SPCA. Like any kitten, they are both super curious and love to explore their world. Harriet and Dylana are available for adoption as a pair or separately at the Delaware County SPCA. UPDATE: Piglet the cat and Tegan the dog, recently featured on Patch, were both adopted. There are always adoption specials going on at the Delaware County SPCA. So always ask if there is currently an adoption special available. Anyone interested in adopting Harriet or Dylana please go to, http://delcospca.org/adoption/ for all the details and what is …
Friday, July 13, 2012
This Huskie mix named Honey Bunny is available for adoption at the Delaware County SPCA.
This beautiful, cream-colored Huskie mix named Honey Bunny has bright brown eyes. She has lots of energy and likes to play but Honey Bunny also knows how to sit and lay. She is available for adoption at the Delaware County SPCA for just $33 on Thursdays. UPDATE: Piglet the cat and Tegan the dog, recently featured on Patch, were both adopted. There are always adoption specials going on at the Delaware County SPCA. So always ask if there is currently an adoption special available. Anyone interested in adopting Honey Bunny please go to, http://delcospca.org/adoption/ for all the details and what is needed to make an adoption. To foster an animal, please check out www.delcospca.org/foster to read more about the program and download the …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Precious, the 3-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix that was found in a flea and feces-infested basement in early June weighing just 19 pounds, is recovering nicely.
The 3-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix named Precious, that was found neglected in a flea and feces-infested basement, is now weighing in at 34 pounds and is ready for foster care. Precious arrived at the Delaware County SPCA in June weighing just 19 pounds after being found by repair workers in a Chester basement. Precious was barely-alive amidst water, debris, fleas and feces, according to Director of Community Relations at the Delco SPCA Justina Calgiano. Precious, who was unable to hold her head up when she first arrived at the SPCA, took her first steps just a few weeks ago. Calgiano said Precious has been moved out of isolation at the SPCA and is currently in the kennels. She is headed to foster care next with a woman who has dealt …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Precious, a 3-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix was found in a flea and feces-infested basement in early June weighing in at 19 pounds, has recently started to walk and weighed in at 25.5 pounds June 25.
MEDIA–Positive news comes from Precious, a 3-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix was found in a flea and feces-infested Chester basement in early June. Precious has gained weight since coming to the Delaware County SPCA in critical condition. According to Justina Calgiano, director of community relations at the Delco SPCA, Precious first came to the animal shelter weighing in at 19 pounds and unable to walk. As of Monday, Precious now weighs 25.5 pounds and just began walking. She should weigh approximately 45-50 pounds. "We took her for her very first walk outside today [Monday], a very slow, very short walk. She’s extremely gentle and very trusting of the people caring for her," said Calgiano in an update to Patch over email. According to …
Monday, June 25, 2012
This Snowshoe cat named Piglet is available for adoption at the Delaware County SPCA.
This beautiful Snowshoe cat named Piglet has bright blue eyes and a cream colored coat. She loves attention and likes to stretch and sit in the sun. She is available for adoption at the Delaware County SPCA during Fellini Fest for just $25. Piglet is also part of the Save a Paw, Get a Paw program so you could bring home a friend for Piglet at no cost. UPDATE: Penelope the cat and Tegan the dog, recently featured on Patch, were adopted. But Cats Waffles and Hank are still available. There are always adoption specials going on at the Delaware County SPCA. So always ask if there is currently an adoption special available. Anyone interested in adopting Piglet please go to, http://delcospca.org/adoption/ for all the details and what is …