Volunteer Gets Recognition at BCHS

Christine Heyman has a big heart. She has been volunteering at the Bradford County Humane Society for over a year socializing cats and working at various BCHS events.

"I love spending time with the cats at BCHS and seeing all of their different personalities. They are so fun to play with and get them socialized to hopefully find them a home more quickly," states Heyman. "Being a volunteer is a very calming experience and very rewarding," she adds.

Being a volunteer at an animal shelter is a very important job. After completing an orientation class where participants get to learn the ins and outs of the shelter and learn how to properly walk dogs, volunteers are able to come to the shelter during normal operating hours.

"The staff at BCHS are so nice and helpful," states Heyman. She also enjoys working events for BCHS. She plans on helping at an upcoming event at the Grovedale Winery in Wyalusing called, "Pints for Pups" on Friday, September 16th from 6-10 pm.

"We are so thankful for Christine's volunteerism at the shelter. We have many volunteers that are dedicated to helping our animals whether it be at the shelter, or helping at events. We thank all of you", stated Jennifer L. Spencer, BCHS Executive Director.

If you would like to be a volunteer at BCHS call 570-888-2114.

Photo: Christine with Penelope, a kitten available for adoption.

Volunteer Makes Quilts for BCHS Cats

Pam Secrist has been thinking about the adoptable cats at the Bradford County Humane Society for quite some time. She has been making and donating small quilts for the cats that get adopted.

Each time a cat finds a new home, the adopter gets to choose a quilt of various colors and designs to take home for that kitty.

"We are so thankful to Pam for making these quilts for our cats. The new owners love to pick one out at the time of adoption. It gives a nice touch for these cats finding their forever homes," states Jennifer L. Spencer, BCHS Executive Director.

If you would like to volunteer at BCHS or have an idea of a craft that might benefit the animals, call 570-888-2114.

Photo: Pam Secrist showing one of the quilts she made for the BCHS cats.

Our Place Tavern Holds Benefit for BCHS

On Saturday, September 17th, Our Place Tavern in Monroeton held a fundraiser to help with the animals at the Bradford County Humane Society. Manager Joy Simons and her daughter Laureli Bayles along with DJ Caleb England helped to organize the event. Music, food, and fun was enjoyed by all that attended.

Participants brought various pet food, cat litter, toys and other items that the animals at the shelter need. $50 was also raised by donors as well as many aluminum cans which will be returned for money and then items will be bought from that.

"We are very thankful to those at Our Place Tavern for thinking of our shelter animals and holding the fundraiser," stated Jennifer L. Spencer, BCHS Executive Director.

If you would like to hold a fundraiser for BCHS, call the shelter at 570-888-2114.

Photo: Caleb England and his son Hunter England

Help Make Bradford County Humane Society’s Holiday Wishes Come True

Adopters are invited to share how their adopted pet changed their life for a chance to win a $100,000 grant award for the animal welfare group they adopted from and a $1,000 Petco gift card for themselves!

The Petco Foundation, in partnership with Petco, will be granting Holiday Wishes in the form of more than $750,000 in grant awards to qualified animal welfare organizations. This contest is designed to help the animal welfare organizations save more lives during the holidays and year round.

The Bradford County Humane Society has the opportunity to receive the grand prize of a $100,000 grant, or a series of finalist awards ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. Anyone who has adopted a pet can submit a story to the Petco Foundation’s Holiday Wishes campaign, giving the organization they adopted from a chance to win one of several grant awards. A full list of prizes is available at www.petcofoundation.org/holidaywishes.

The Bradford County Humane Society is asking any person or family who has adopted a pet from the organization to share their story to give The Bradford County Humane Society the opportunity to win a Holiday Wishes grant. Petco will also award the person who submits the winning story a $1,000 Petco gift card, giving them the chance to spoil their adopted pet.

People who adopted a pet through The Bradford County Humane Society are invited to share a story of how the love of their adopted pet brings more joy to their life each day, and how the love of their pet changes their life in a big or small way and makes it better (limit 500 words). Submissions should include photos and/or video that help tell the story. Simply log in to holidaywishes.fluidreview.com to submit.

The deadline to submit stories for a Holiday Wishes grant is October 15, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. CST. Adopters are encouraged to visit holidaywishes.fluidreview.com for more information and to get started as soon as possible.

The winning organizations and their featured pets will be announced in December.

For more information about the Petco Foundation Holiday Wishes campaign visit holidaywishes.fluidreview.com

About the Petco Foundation

At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999,we’ve invested more than $167 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical careprograms, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.

Dogs Find Their Forever Homes From BCHS

Recently two dogs that have been at the shelter since the end of 2015 found their way into their forever homes.

Socks, a pit mix, had been at the shelter and just hadn't found the perfect home yet. Kyle Wyzga from Sayre came into the shelter on Thursday, September 1st and fell in love with Socks and knew it would be the right fit. (Photo left)

Butch, a Rottie mix, had been at the shelter since December of 2015. Troy Merritt of Stevensville came into the shelter already knowing that he wanted to adopt Butch. And a perfect home it turned out to be! On Friday, September 2nd, Butch went to his forever home. (Photo right)

Congrats to both Socks and Butch for being adopted into loving homes!

BCHS has many loving dogs and cats that are just waiting for their homes too - could you be their new family?

Pints for Pups Planned at Grovedale Winery

The Bradford County Humane Society, Grovedale Winery, and River Barge Brewery present Pints for Pups on Friday, September 16th from 6-10 PM at Grovedale Winery in Wyalusing. Live music featuring popular acoustic music by George Sobeck will be playing the duration of the event. Enjoy local brews, wine, food, live music and shop the BCHS table featuring t-shirts, pet toys and much more!

The $5 cover charge will be donated to BCHS to support their homeless animals.

Please keep your four-legged furry friends at home.

Senior Dog is Looking for Her Furever Home

The Bradford County Humane Society recently took in a senior dog that is looking for her forever home. Sally is a 14 year old Collie mix with limited eye sight and no teeth. This doesn't stop her from enjoying her senior years, however. She loves going for walks (at a slow pace), napping, and showing love. She requires a home with no other animals and no children so she can enjoy life with peace and quiet.

She is a staff favorite at BCHS due to her loving, sweet personality.

If you are interested in adopting Sally, please come into the Bradford County Humane Society and fill out an application.