Spring Rabies Clinic Scheduled

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 8th 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 2017 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.

BCHS to Host Paws for Celebration

The Bradford County Humane Society is planning its third annual, "Paws for Celebration" on Saturday, April 22nd 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, door prizes and live music by Brian Murphy. 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: Hashtag is a sweet adult neutered male cat looking for his forever home.

Athens HS History Club Donates to BCHS

Students from the Athens High School History Club recently held a fundraiser through The Make A Difference Campaign for the Bradford County Humane Society.

Students sold memberships of Make A Difference Cards with savings at various local businesses in the Valley. For each membership card purchased a portion of the proceeds was donated to BCHS to assist with the care of their homeless animals. Businesses such as Agway, Bri Marie Inn, Horns True Value and many others offer huge discounts with these Make A Difference Cards.

Over $200 was raised through this fundraiser to support the Bradford County Humane Society.

"We are so thankful to theses students for thinking of our homeless animals that are in need. The Make A Difference Program is a wonderful asset to our shelter," stated Jennifer L. Spencer, BCHS Executive Director.

For any Make A Difference membership card purchased for our area, a portion will be donated to BCHS.

For more information, go to www.makeadifferencerewards.com.

Photo - Students at Athens High, Maryanne Bell, BCHS Community Coordinator, and a BCHS dog that has been adopted.

Pet Therapy at Sayre Personal Care Home

Once a month, a representative from the Bradford County Humane Society brings an animal from their shelter to visit the residents at the Sayre Personal Care Home.

In November, the BCHS Director, Jennifer L. Spencer, brought her dog Grace who was adopted from BCHS. Grace was born without front legs but doesn't know any different and gets along very well. The residents were happy to meet Grace and hear her story.

"We love visiting residents at the Sayre Personal Care home and bringing happiness into their lives," stated Spencer.

BCHS visits seven various personal care homes and nursing homes in Bradford and Sullivan Counties.

Photo: Charlotte, a resident at Sayre Personal Care Home and Grace, an adopted dog from BCHS

BCHS Annual Christmas Party Announced

The elves at BCHS are making their plans and checking them twice because on Saturday, December 10th, 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, Photos with Santa 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 19th Annual Shop for Pete & Penny at Tops in Wysox

pic Tops Markets in Wysox is partnering with The Bradford County Humane Society to hold their 19th annual "Shop for Pete & Penny" fundraiser as part of its recognition of National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week.

Shop for Pete and Penny will be held on Saturday, November 12th from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the Wysox Tops Market in the Bradford Towne Center shopping plaza. BCHS Representatives will be on hand with Wish Lists of items that the shelter is always in need of. These include: Non-clumping cat litter, kitten food, puppy chow, cat food and dog food (both canned and dry), laundry detergent, dishwashing soap, bleach for cleaning, 40/50 gallon garbage bags, collars and leashes, latex gloves and sponges for cleaning.

"Shop for Pete and Penny is a great way for those that maybe can't adopt an animal right now to still be able to help out our shelter and to shop for our homeless and abandoned animals, stated Jennifer L. Spencer, Executive Director for BCHS. This year, all Tops stores in Bradford County are participating in the event. From November 6th to November 12th patrons can purchase items at any Tops store in Bradford County to donate to the animal shelter.

For more information about this event, or to learn more about volunteering, or adoption, call 570-888-2114.

Photo: Hello there, I'm Mr. Butters. I'm very affectionate and I like everyone. I've heard the staff say I'm a real sweetheart. I'm not particularly playful - I'm just a mellow kind of guy. I get along with other cats and especially like a nice windowsill for napping and keeping an eye on what's going on around me. I'm about 2 years old am already neutered. I have a unique appearance due to my folded over ear. I am one of a kind! If you are looking for a nice, mellow buddy to keep you company, I'm your guy.

Birthday Party Gives Gifts to BCHS

Recently twins Brayden and Alyssa Pettitt from Athens celebrated their 8th birthdays. Instead of wanting gifts for themselves they asked for pet items to be donated to the Bradford County Humane Society. Various pet food was brought in to the shelter by the Pettitts.

We appreciate their support!

Photo: Brayden and Alyssa Pettitt