Spring Rabies Clinic to be held April 16

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 16th 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 2016 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: Doc as been at BCHS since he was 2 months old. He is a sweet and loving kitty who can be a bit shy with new people. He likes to be cuddled and has velvety soft fur. Doc has a mellow personality and gets along great with other cats. Unfortunately, he has become stressed here at the shelter and sprays when out of his cage, so he needs a patient family who will give him time to adjust. He may need to be an inside/outside cat. Doc has been waiting a long time for the right person to find him - is it you?

BCHS and Ferrario's Present Caturday!

The Bradford County Humane Society and Ferrario Auto Team in Towanda are partnering for an exciting event called, "Caturday!", on Saturday, March 26th from 10a-2p.

BCHS will have a table set up inside Ferrario Auto Team's showroom in Towanda selling various retail items such as t-shirts, dog toys, cat toys, leashes and others to support the shelter. Bring a bag of cat food, dog food, bleach or pet toys to Ferrario Auto Team in Towanda on March 26th. Adoptable cats and dogs will also be on hand along with BCHS volunteers.

"We are very excited to partner with Ferrario's in Towanda to give an opportunity for the local community to support our shelter. We are always in need of pet food, bleach for cleaning purposes and cat litter for the homeless animals that we care for," states Jennifer L. Spencer, BCHS Executive Director.

"Stop by Ferrario Auto Team in Towanda and help us stuff a truck! Bring some much needed pet supplies and join the fun "Caturday" March 26th!" states Don Ferrario.

Stay tuned for another exciting event from Ferrario Auto Team and BCHS in Sayre!

Photo: Lady invites you to Caturday! Little Lady Lioness aka Lady is a 3 year old female cat who was signed over by her owner. She is a pretty girl with a sweet and mellow personality. Lady has a neurological issue that gives her tremors and makes her stagger when she walks. Lady needs a home with no stairs and no children. She gets around OK but has no ability to defend herself. We recommend no dogs unless it is a very laid back dog that is very friendly with cats. She needs a shallow litter box with no cover. Lady is a sweetheart looking for a special home that can accommodate her physical limitations.

Students Make Cat Tower For BCHS

Ashton and Dillon Wood of Sayre, PA recently had to do a student project for their home schooling. They decided to make a cat tower for the Bradford County Humane Society. With the assistance of their "Poppy," Merle Yale, they constructed a very sturdy cat tower and donated it for the shelter's free roaming cat room.

The Woods are long time supporters of BCHS and have adopted from BCHS before. Two years ago they adopted what they thought was a Chihuahua breed and it now weighs over 35 pounds. At the shelter, the puppy was part of a hoarding situation, and was very small.

"We are so thankful for them for making this cat tower for our cats. They really enjoy it!," states Jennifer L. Spencer, BCHS Executive Director.

Photo: Dillon Wood, Rosa, a cat available for adoption at BCHS, and Ashton Wood. Rosa is a beautiful 9 year old spayed female cat. She is friendly and likes to be petted but does not care to be picked up. She is quiet and clean and well behaved. Rosa is an independent cat who will be good company without being cuddly.

BCHS Long Term Resident Ziggy Finds Her Furever Home

Ziggy, a gorgeous Mastiff mix from the Bradford County Humane Society, had been at the shelter for 3 years waiting to find her perfect home. Although she has been happy at BCHS, a staff favorite, she had longed to go home to her permanent owners and have a place to call her own. Because she didn't get along with many other dogs, and did not like cats, she was harder to place into an adoptive home than some of the other animals at the shelter.

On Saturday, January 17th, Sylvia and Mitchell Wright came to the Bradford County Humane Society to take a look around. They had recently lost a pet named Sorey. They instantly fell in love with Ziggy and it was a match made in Heaven.

"Because BCHS does not euthanize for space, we take care of each animal here until they find the perfect home for them. Ziggy has been a staff favorite for a long time, and we are all so happy that she has found her perfect family!", states Jennifer L. Spencer, BCHS Executive Director.

If you are looking for that perfect 4-legged companion, albeit dog or cat, stop into the Bradford County Humane Society.

Photo - Sylvia and Mitchell Wright with Ziggy

Wyalusing Student Conducts Senior Project at BCHS

Many local high school seniors need to perform a senior project in order to graduate. The Bradford County Humane Society receives many students that come to the shelter to walk dogs, socialize cats, even help to clean the shelter.

Lydia Wildrick, a Wylusing High School Senior, decided to do something more involved. She created videos of particular dogs and cats that have been at the shelter for a longer period of time. She posted some of the videos on youtube to give BCHS and those shelter animals more exposure.

Lydia and her entire family have been long term supporters and volunteers of BCHS. "Lydia worked really hard on her senior project and we are so appreciate of her fantastic work! We are thankful to all volunteers and supporters that choose to help our shelter animals in many ways," states Jennifer L. Spencer, Bradford County Humane Society Executive Director.

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

Photo Lydia Wildrick and Ziggy, a long term resident available for adoption at BCHS. Ziggy is an adult spayed female Terrier - Shepherd mix. She is a very friendly, lovey, waggy girl. Ziggy knows sit and down, is excellent on a leash, will stay for 5 minutes and has had some agility training. She is playful and she likes everyone. Ziggy needs a home with no other pets and no livestock. She is a great watchdog. Ziggy will bond with her new family and be extremely loyal and protective. She would be perfect guardian for a single woman and would love to find a person who likes to run or take long walks. Ziggy has been at the shelter a long time and deserves to find a nice home.

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

The Bradford County Humane Society is planning its second annual, "Paws for Celebration" on Saturday, April 9th 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.

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, and veterinary care 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 accepting sponsors and silent auction items. Please contact Jennifer at 570-888-2114 for more information.

Photo: Whiskers is a 2.5 year old spayed female cat who was brought to BCHS when her owner died. She is a bit shy and likes to hang out in the cat tower in our free roam room. She is very affectionate and comes out for attention when there is no commotion. She would like a quiet home and would reward her family with lots of love.

Family Donates Items to BCHS

Mike and Heather Henrich and their three children, Janaya, Jadon and Justalyn recently attended the Bradford County Humane Society's Christmas Party and Open House. They brought the shelter dogs dog treats and dog toys.

"Our dog, Chase, was from the Bradford County Humane Society. We visit the shelter during the Christmas Party every year so that we can help the shelter take care of the animals," stated Heather Henrich.

"We appreciate everything that BCHS does to care for the animals and help them find forever homes," Henrich added.

Photo - Far left - A Christmas Party Helper, Janaya, Jadon, and Justalyn Henrich