Birthday Party Yields Donations for BCHS

Recently Madison Fox of Wyalusing had a birthday party for her 9th birthday. Instead of gifts, she asked her family and friends to donate an item such as dog food, cat food, and supplies to the Bradford County Humane Society.

"We are so thankful to Madison for thinking of our shelter pets for her birthday. It is the compassion and kindness of our local community that really helps our animals," stated Jennifer L. Spencer, BCHS Executive Director.

If your child or business would like to hold a fundraiser for BCHS contact Jennifer at 888-2114 for more information on items that they may need.

Photo: Daniel and Madison Fox

Spring Rabies Clinic on April 18

The Bradford County Humane Society and Towanda Creek Animal Hospital have once again teamed up to provide a low cost Rabies Clinic for the local community.

On Sat, April 18th from 10-Noon people may bring their leashed dogs or cats in crates to Bishop's True Value (the building behind the True Value Store) on Route 220 in Ulster . Patrons must also bring the pets' current rabies shot record.

The cost for the rabies vaccination is only $8.00.

This year 2015 dog licenses will also be offered to those in need. Costs vary dependent on whether the dog is altered and whether the owner is disabled or a senior citizen.

"It is extremely important for animals to have a current rabies shot. Even if you think your cat is only an inside cat, or your dog would never come into contact with the rabies virus, you could be wrong. There has been some incidents of various wildlife being contaminated with rabies. The last thing you would want is to put your animals' life or your own life in danger, by your pet possibly contracting the rabies virus," states Jennifer L. Spencer, BCHS Executive Director.

Photo: Clyde is a very friendly adult neutered male Pit Bull mix who likes everyone. He behaves well on a leash and appears to be house trained. Clyde has nice manners, takes treats politely, and knows sit. He is a quiet dog who will be good company without being hyper. He can get his exercise on a treadmill if the weather isn't suitable for long walks. Clyde loves to play and can be rambunctious, so we recommend a home with no small children. He can be rowdy, but calms down quickly. Clyde understands clicker training, so a clicker can be used to help him learn the rules of a new home. He appears to be friendly with cats. Clyde is ready and willing to be your new best friend.

BCHS to Host "Paws for Celebration" Benefit - SAVE THE DATE!

The Bradford County Humane Society is planning its first annual, "Paws for Celebration" on Saturday, April 11th from 6-10 pm at Tomasso's Country Club in Waverly, NY. This event will feature a delicious dinner, silent auction items, 50/50 raffles and dancing. Tickets are $40 each and can be purchased at the Bradford County Humane Society on Route 220 in Ulster, PA.

We invite you to be a part of this exciting event! All proceeds from the evening will support BCHS in its mission to provide shelter, food, veterinary care and humane investigations to abandoned, homeless and stray animals in Bradford and Sullivan Counties.

Every year close to 1,000 animals find their way into BCHS' shelter doors.They all have their own stories and personalities but all deserving of the same thing...a second chance.

Paws for Celebration is still accepting sponsors and silent auction items. Please contact Jennifer at 570-888-2114 for more information.

Photos - Pete (right) and Church (above) want you to help support the Bradford County Humane Society

Dog Hit By Car Needs Your Help

Another stray dog has found its way to the Bradford County Humane Society in need of emergent veterinary care. Walker, an adult male hound mix, was brought to the shelter and was sent directly to Milan Vet Clinic for x-rays on its back leg. It was determined that he needed surgery to repair a broken leg.

Walker remained happy even before surgery and is a go lucky boy now. However, his vet bill is almost $900 and BCHS is asking the community for assistance to defray the costs.

"Every animal deserves the right to a happy life and a home to call their own. If an animal needs immediate vet care BCHS will take the animal to a local vet for an exam. The staff at Milan Vet Clinic is amazing and we are so happy that they take such good care of pets. BCHS relies on 80% of its funding through community support. We are thankful that we have such wonderful supporters," states Jennifer L. Spencer, BCHS Executive Director.

If you would like to help with Walker's vet bill, please send a check to BCHS, C/O Walker, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850.

Injured Puppy Needs Your Help

Recently, a 3-4 month old female terrier mix puppy came to the Bradford County Humane Society as a stray. It was in need of immediate vet care with what looked like a broken back leg. The staff named her Mabel.

The team at Milan Veterinary Clinic took x-rays and it was determined the leg was fractured, more than likely from being hit by a car.

Surgery was immediate to save the puppy's leg.

Mabel is in great spirits and is a sweet little dog! She is recovering at Milan Clinic.

The Bradford County Humane Society is asking the community for assistance with her vet bill which is upwards of $1,000. Donations can be sent to BCHS at PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850.

Any donation, big or small, would be greatly appreciated. "We take great pride at BCHS to care for all animals that find their way into our shelter. Mabel deserves to have a great life. We thank the team at Milan Veterinary Clinic for their wonderful care,"states Jennifer L. Spencer, BCHS Executive Director.

BCHS is a private non-profit animal shelter that relies on 80% of its funding from community support. BCHS is a United Way Agency.

Annual Christmas Party at BCHS Dec 13th

The elves at BCHS are making their plans and checking them twice because on Saturday, December 13th, from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. we are inviting our pet-loving public and their four-footed companions to stop by and say “Merry Christmas.” While here be sure to visit all of our pets available for adoption. Light refreshments will be available. Share your pet-lover stories with the staff and board. Raffles, pet photography from Ruback's Photography and more will be available! All this and furry friends too at the Bradford County Humane Society shelter on route 220, north of Ulster. We look forward to meeting you. Happy Holidays!

Photo: Charmin, waiting for her forever home, invites you to join her and her furry friends for the Christmas party! Charmin is a very sweet and social adult spayed female cat. She is a big lovebug who enjoys belly rubs and butt scratches. Charmin loves attention and likes to be held. She likes dogs and other cats but is not fond of children. Charmin has a mellow personality and would love to snuggle with you on the couch this winter.

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Are you looking for…
  • An exercise buddy?
  • A best friend for you or your children?
  • A constant companion for your mother or father?
  • A fuzzy face to greet you after a hard day’s work?
  • A best friend to love you unconditionally every day?
An adopted dog can be all of these things and so much more!

The Bradford County Humane Society is hoping that you can open your heart and home to a shelter dog and adopt. October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.

Every day dogs of various breeds come in as strays to the Bradford County Humane Society. If their owner does not come to claim them within 48 hours, these dogs are available for adoption. Each dog has their own background, and story, but they all need loving, caring homes.

While a lot of people are looking for puppies or small breed dogs, many other dogs tend to get overlooked. Senior dogs or dogs that may need special care are looking for their final forever homes. Pit bull breeds get a bad reputation. BCHS has many pure bred pit bulls or mixed breed pit bulls.

The National Pit Bull Awareness campaign is a nationwide effort to bring positive awareness and attention to the American Pit Bull Terrier and their responsible owners.

To anyone who shares their life with a "pit bull," the need for a national day of awareness for these misunderstood dogs is clear. Constant negative media attention and sensationalized hype that surrounds pit bulls has the breed in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. The media and public have stereotyped and judged an entire group of dogs, as well as their owners, based on the actions of a few.

National Pit Bull Awareness Day is October 25th and was established as a day to educate and foster positive communications and experiences in the communities in which we and our dogs live. It is an opportunity to be a positive role model for responsible dog ownership, as well as introduce the truth about the grouping of dogs commonly known as "pit bulls" right in your town. Many people only know of pit bulls by what they hear on the news, and they have formed negative opinions based only on that knowledge. BCHS has many pit bulls and mixed breed dogs that are in need of a loving home.

Ziggy is an adult spayed female Terrier - Shepherd mix. She is a very friendly, lovey, waggy girl. She is playful and she likes everyone. Ziggy has been working with our trainer and she knows sit and down, is excellent on a leash, and will stay for 5 minutes. She has started on agility training. Ziggy is a sweetheart looking for a nice home with no other pets. She would love to find a person who likes long walks.

Sable is a 4 year old spayed female Pit Bull mix. She loves to play in water and enjoys a nice belly rub. She gets along with male dogs. If Sable is not already house trained, it would not take much for her to learn, and she will be a great watch dog.

Please open your heart and home to a shelter dog!