Annual BCHS Christmas Party to be Held December 12th

Photo: Ziggy, waiting for her forever home for 2.5 years, invites you to join her and her furry friends for the Christmas party!

The elves at BCHS are making their plans and checking them twice because on Saturday, December 12th, 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. You can munch on light refreshments and share pet-lover stories with the staff and board. Raffles, free door prizes, pet photography from Ruback's Photography and more! 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!

BCHS Needs Your Help for Injured Dog

Photo: Sophie with Amanda Forbes, Milan Vet Tech

Recently, an older black and white female Shih Tzu found its way to the Bradford County Humane Society. She was brought in as a stray from the dog warden in very bad shape. She was dirty, had fleas and flea dermatitis and what was worse is she had an obvious broken leg.

The staff named her Sophie and she was transported immediately to Milan Vet Clinic. Dr. Washington performed x-rays and it was determined that her leg was broken in two places and would require surgery to correct. She also is completely blind in one eye and had an ulcer on the other eye making vision extremely impaired. It was estimated that she was 10-13 years old. Even though she had these complications, she is the happiest girl.

Surgery was performed at Milan Vet Clinic and she is walking around and even running now, with resting in between. She is currently being fostered until she is completely recovered. She will require one more surgery to take the pin out of her leg that is correcting the broken bone.

BCHS is asking the community to assist with her large vet bill, upwards of $900. BCHS is a nonprofit private organization that relies 80% of its funding from donations.

If you would like to assist Sophie with her bill, please send a check to

Attn: Sophie
PO Box 179
Ulster, PA 18850

All donations are tax-deductible.

Birthday Party Gives Gifts to BCHS

Shaylee Greenland, a fourth grade student from Towanda, held her 10th birthday party recently. Instead of gifts for herself, she wanted to have her attendees bring gifts for the Bradford County Humane Society. On October 31st, close to 25 people attended her birthday party and brought many items such as dog food, cat food, cat litter, bog biscuits and bleach for BCHS.

"We are so appreciative for Shaylee to have held this party for our shelter animals. She and her friends and family did a great job!", stated Jennifer L. Spencer, BCHS Executive Director.

The shelter pets are always in need of the items that Shaylee and her guests brought. If you would like to have a fundraiser for BCHS and would like more information, contact Jennifer at 570-888-2114.

Athens Students Hold Fundraiser for Bradford County Humane Society

Justin Adams and David Plouse held a two day senior project fundraiser at the Pine Cradle Lake Campground on September 5th and 6th. Pet food and other items were collected and delivered to the Bradford County Humane Society. A square dance was also held at the campground banquet hall and was donated by Roger and Cathy Druck. Music was provided by Sara Romanik. Admission to the square dance included pet food, bleach, supplies, and other items that are needed at BCHS.

Almost 1,000 pounds of pet food, cat litter and supplies was collected.

"I am always so impressed with students that choose our shelter for their senior projects. The amount of time and energy to collect items for our shelter pets is greatly appreciated," states Jennifer L. Spencer, BCHS Executive Director.

BCHS would like to thank Justin and David as well as those that participated and donated to this fundraiser.

If you would like to hold a fundraiser for BCHS, contact Jennifer at 570-888-2114.

Commissioners Issue National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week Proclamation

Bradford County Humane Society, along with Pete and Penny attended the Bradford County Commissioner's Meeting to proclaim November 1-7th as National Animal Shelter Awareness Week.

It was noted that the work of animal shelters and the important services they provide can often go unnoticed.

The commissioners thanked BCHS for their important services they provide to the community.

Photo above: Commissioner Doug McLinko, BCHS Executive Director Jennifer L Spencer (with Penny), Commissioner Daryl Miller (with Pete from 2011, now named Freddy) and Commissioner Ed Bustin (with Pete). Photos below: Freddy was Pete in 2011 and was adopted by Commissioner Daryl Miller. The photo on the right shows how he looked in 2011. His new haircut makes him look very different!

BCHS Fall Rabies Clinic October 17

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

On Sat, October 17th from 10-Noon people may bring their leashed dogs or cats in crates to the Athens Township Building on the corner of Elmira and Herrick Ave. Patrons must also bring the pets' current rabies shot record.

The cost for the rabies vaccination is only $8.00.

"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: Velvet is a handsome neutered male cat who has been at BCHS for 3.5 years. He is friendly without being cuddly and can be quite playful when he is in the mood. Velvet grew up at the shelter and was briefly adopted, but was stressed by the family children and hid in a closet all the time. He needs a quiet home with no small children and no dogs. Velvet will be sociable when he has had time to get comfortable and would be happy to share his people with other cats.

Birthday Girl Collects Donations for BCHS

MiKenna Guarjardo celebrated her birthday on September 27th and asked that instead of birthday gifts for herself, that her guests would donate items to the Bradford County Humane Society.

Guarjardo, from Wimberly, TX, has an Aunt Candy and Uncle Mark Parks in North Rome where they held the birthday party. She is also the granddaughter of Ann and Donald Burgess of Lime Hill.

Recently, there was flooding in San Marcos and Wimberly, TX. Many people were displaced and the Hollenbach Methodist Church, Springhill Methodist Church, members of the Wyalusing Methodist Church, and members of the Wyalusing Rotary and other friends and family members raised over $3,000 for supplies to give immediate relief to those flood victims in Texas.

Because of the generosity of the community, the Guarjardo family wanted to give back and chose to give donations to the Bradford County Humane Society.

We appreciate the support!

Photo: Michael, MiKenna and Karina Guarjardo holding a BCHS Kitten