Birthday Girl Collects Donations for BCHS

MiKenna Guarjardo celebrated her birthday on September 27th and instead of asking for presents for herself, she requested donations for BCHS. MiKenna and her parents Karina and Michael Guarjardo of Wimberly, TX recently delivered the donations of food, cat litter and supplies to the shelter. MiKenna is the granddaughter of Ann and Douglas Burgess of Lime Hill and Avery Moore of Hernando, FL. The party was held at the home of her aunt and uncle, Candy and Mark Parks of North Rome.

Thank you MiKenna for thinking of BCHS's homeless animals on your birthday!

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

Pints for Pups at Grovedale Winery September 25th

The Bradford County Humane Society, Grovedale Winery, River Barge Brewery and Mark's Custom Painting present Pints for Pups on Friday, September 25th from 6-9 PM at Grovdale Winery in Wyalusing. Live music featuring popular rock band Grapefruit Cannonball will be playing the duration of the event. Enjoy local brews, wine, 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.

Photo: Duffy is a middle aged adult neutered male American Bulldog mix. He is a calm and quiet sweetheart with a mellow personality. Duffy knows sit and shake and behaves on a leash for a strong handler. He gets along with everyone and would be a fine addition to any family.

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.