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December 2003...get'n there!


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The Animals' Savior by Jim Willis
I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter...
the cast-offs of human society.
I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread,
sadness and betrayal. And I was angry.
"God," I said, "this is terrible! Why don't you do something?"
God was silent for a moment, and then spoke softly,
"I have done something," was the reply.
"I created you."



! Please Remember - Rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, and other
small animals end up in shelters as well and need a Good Home!


*******SHELTERS
PET FINDER.org THIS SITE IS A MUST FOR ANYONE READY TO GET A DOG! FIND A WONDERFUL HOMELESS POOCH HERE! On Petfinder you can search thousands of adoptable pets, locate shelters and rescue groups currently caring for adoptable pets, browse their resource library and learn more about how to care for your pet, learn about breeds and so much more! Find pets in your local area as well as pets wanted and pets needing homes. ** Sign up to volunteer at your local shelter or rescue group through Petfinder!

BUCKS COUNTY SPCA This is our local SPCA, just 2 miles from New Hope. Please see their EVENTS and ADOPTION listings here and please support all your local shelters. They do a wonderful and very difficult job. The Bucks County SPCA can be reached at 215 794-7425 or email them at: bucspca@voicenet.com

The Humane Society of the United States The Humane Society of the United States makes a difference in the lives of animals here at home and worldwide. The HSUS is dedicated to creating a world where our relationship with animals is guided by compassion. We seek a truly humane society in which animals are respected for their intrinsic value, and where the human-animal bond is strong.

Animals in Distress Allentown PA/ A No-Kill Shelter for Area's Neediest Pets is a small, no-kill animal welfare agency whose programs are designed to SAVE LIVES. We believe there is a special home somewhere for every lost or abandoned pet if there is time enough to find it. AID keeps every pet it admits, offering a haven for as long as needed, providing food, shelter and veterinary care until a suitable new home can be found for life - if necessary.

Delaware County PA SPCA Delaware County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals offers pet owner articles, adoption information, pet of the week and more.

Humane Society of Berks County Animals' Wish List- monetary donations, canned/dry cat & dog food, cat litter, treats, toys, pet beds, blankets, towels, liquid laundry detergent, Redner's Grocery receipt's +

The Chester County SPCA CCSPCA is supported through voluntary contributions and fund-raising events such as the Horse Show, the Wine Festival, the Walk for Paws, and the Forget Me Not.

The Montgomery County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals The MCSPCA has three locations. The Conshohocken facility houses the administrative offices as well as small domestic animals. The Perkiomenville facility includes a pet cemetery and horse farm along with facilities for small animals. Our newest facility for small domestic animals is in Abington.

Hillside SPCA Pottsville PA/ A unique, no-kill shelter in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania where animals are not kept in cages all day, but are free to socialize and exercise. Supported solely through private donations and fund-raising efforts.

Humane League of Lancaster County PA He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.

The Montgomery County PA SPCA The MCSPCA has three locations. The Conshohocken facility houses the administrative offices as well as small domestic animals. The Perkiomenville facility includes a pet cemetery and horse farm along with facilities for small animals. Our newest facility for small domestic animals is in Abington. ANIMALS HAVE RIGHTS If you see an animal being abused or mistreated, please call the Montgomery County S.P.C.A. at (610) 825-0111, (610) 754-7822 or (215) 886-8802. We will investigate it.

Forgotten Felines & Fido's The mission of Forgotten Felines and Fidos is to help feral cats, an often- ignored portion of the feline community. We provide a safe haven for threatened, abused, and/or homeless animals until they are adopted, or shelter them for the rest of their lives if necessary. Besides food, water, and shelter, we provide medical care for the sick and injured, spaying/neutering for adults, and a nurturing environment for all. In addition, we educate feral colony caretakers and the general community about the humane treatment of feral cats and the need for spaying and neutering.

Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Philly) We are the oldest, largest SPCA in Pennsylvania with seven shelters throughout the state. Our Philadelphia headquarters shelter is located at 350 East Erie Avenue. As a member of the Pennsylvania SPCA you can show how you care. For a small membership fee of $10 you can help our organization improve the difficult situation for the tens-of-thousands of abused and homeless animals we assist each year. Visit adoptable animals at PETsMART: 7501 Horrocks Street 215-728-7166 PETsMART 4640-60 Roosevelt Blvd. 215-743-9602 / Adoptions Only: Monday to Friday 2:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Saturday 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. and Sunday 10 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.

Lehigh County Humane Society We always have many animals in need of loving homes. We also provide low cost spay/neuter clinic, vaccination clinics , education on the importance of spaying and neutering and care of your pets. We also have a cruelty investigator to serve Lehigh County.

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Northampton County We give food, care and sometimes costly medical service to lost and stray animals as well as for pets whose owners can no longer keep them. In the past year, we have taken in some 3,500 homeless "orphans". On average, a terrified, often hungry, sometimes wounded animal arrives on our doorstep about every 40 minutes - that's 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.



LAST CHANCE RANCH!!! Last Chance Ranch is a non-profit, all volunteer Equine Rescue dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abused and neglected horses in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. "LCR" rescues the old, the young, the injured, neglected, malnourished, abused, and forgotten. We accept all breeds: horses, ponies, drafts, donkeys, and mules. "LCR" has rescued over a hundred horses and saved many from slaughter. (Quakertown is about 45 minutes NW of New Hope)

Dachshund Rescue of Bucks County DRBC was originally founded to help dachshunds in the Bucks County, PA area; however, our need and our ability to help stretches from Delaware to Southern New York. DRBC helps dachshunds regardless of age, color, size or medical difficulty. DRBC is proud to sponsor a program we call Project Outreach. This program recognizes that so many dogs are homeless and helpless as they try to survive life on the streets of Trenton, NJ. Project Outreach helps feed these dogs until they can be spayed/neutered and placed in good homes. Donations of food, money and blankets are always needed. All donated funds go to offset our medical bills.

Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue Nonprofit organization servicing Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware is dedicated to the rescue, care and adoption of Siberian Huskies and Siberian Husky mixes. Our goals are to place these dogs in loving homes and to educate people about the characteristics of this wonderful, yet often misunderstood, breed. To accomplish these goals and our overall mission, our network of volunteers throughout PA, MD, NJ, and DE are involved in raising funds, transporting and fostering dogs and more.

Delaware Valley Siberian Husky Rescue Dedicated to the placement of unwanted or abused or homeless Siberian Huskies in permanent loving homes. We are centered around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with volunteers working throughout most of the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware region.

Save A Yorkie Rescue We are ALWAYS looking for FOSTER homes. Somewhere that a small scared dog can rest up after being in a shelter until it can go to its forever home. Rescues in PA, NJ, DE, MD, NY

First State Greyhound Rescue We strive to place dogs in quality adoptive homes while providing pre-adoptive education and post-adoptive support to make the transition for both the dog and the adoptive family as smooth as possible. In the United States, over 19,000 Greyhounds lose their lives each year because they are no longer fast enough to compete, while others sustain racing-related injuries. Some of these dogs find homes through various adoption groups, but all too many are killed.

MaPaw Siberian Husky Rescue and Referral Service They will help you find that special new member of your family. Old or young, these dogs have lots of energy and even more love to give. Read through the site, especially the breed information, look at the available dogs, and if you are ready, fill out the application. We serve Eastern PA, and parts of NJ, MD and DE

Make Peace with Animals/International Greyhound Center Until recently, when racing Greyhounds finished their careers, the fate met by many was euthanasia or sale to research labs. One of the main activities of Make Peace with Animals is their Ex-Racing Dog Rescue Program. Through volunteers, they operate a successful greyhound adoption service. Greyhounds are elegant, intelligent animals that are known for their gentle nature. Despite the fact that they have never before been in a home, they take to it as if they've been waiting all their lives for the experience. Cynthia Branigan is a freelance writer and president of Make Peace with Animals. Site information includes their Meet & Greet Schedule!

Patchwork Sheltie Rescue of Southeastern Pennsylvania We take in homeless or needy Shelties and bring them current on all vaccinations, treat any medical condition, heartworm check them, spay or neuter them, and then find them loving homes. All homes are screened for the best possible match.

Help The Animals "Working Hand-in-Paw to Help the Animals"

Scranton Boxer Rescue Everyone that is involved with Scranton Boxer Rescue is a volunteer. We solely rely on donations and families to help foster homeless boxers until we find a loving home for them. In the past year alone we saved over 100 dogs. Here are some things about boxers and how you can help...

Philadelphia Boxer Rescue Finding Great Homes For Great Boxers!

Pennsylvania Ferret Rescue Association One of the primary goals of the Pennsylvania Ferret Rescue Association is to provide education to fellow ferret owners. Ferrets are unique pets and have unique personalities and needs. While in recent years many good sources of information have been emerging, there still are many people who know little about ferrets and their care.

Pennsylvania Papillon Club of America Rescue Puppies? If you have your heart set on a puppy and we don't have one, please visit the Papillon Club of America breeders list page that is located on the Papillon Club of America site. It is extemely important that you don't purchase a papillon from a pet store no matter how cute they are. If you already have, enjoy your pet, and next time, find a breeder or rescue. Why? It's the parents that suffer greatly, usually with their lives, if their puppies get sold at the pet stores. Look up information on puppy mills.

Airedale Terrier Club of America Rescue Information Every year, for various reasons, many Airedales in this country find themselves in need of new homes. Sometimes they are lost or abandoned. Most often, however, these dogs are unwanted simply because they have become inconvenient for their owners. It might be a new baby, a move, a new spouse, a divorce, a new house, a new job. Usually these life changes are no reflection on the dogs, but they are easy disposables in our fast-paced society.

New Pen Del Newfoundland Club & Rescue One of the most important of the club's activities is rescuing unwanted or abandoned Newfs. When a club member is made aware of a Newfoundland in need, rescue operations immediately begin. The dog is brought into the club's fold, placed in a foster home, given any required veterinary care, and evaluated for temperament and socialization. If the dog is adaptable, the search for a new family begins. This is a great way to acquire a Newf that will be eternally grateful for his new home.

Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue, Sinking Spring PA Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc. is a volunteer-operated, non-profit organization dedicated to new beginnings for displaced Golden Retrievers.

Labrador Retriever Rescue We are a non-profit, all volunteer rescue group. We cover many counties in Pennsylvania and a few in New Jersey. We mainly work with Labs located in or near Pennsylvania but if you're looking for a Lab to adopt, wherever you are located, we will try to help. If you're outside of PA, try the links for "Labrador Retriever Rescue Contacts" and "Breed Rescue Organizations" at the bottom of this page to find a rescue in your area.

GSR-SP German Shepherd Rescue of Southeastern Pennsylvania Presently we serve the surrounding counties of Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware & Montgomery. We welcome all volunteers, regardless of how much or how little time you may have to devote to advancing GSR-SP's mission. GSR-SP operates as a nonprofit Pennsylvania corporation and is completely dependent on donations and adoption fees to support its activities.

Mid-Atlantic English Springer Spaniel Rescue a non-profit volunteer organization devoted to the rescue and placement of stray, abandoned, relinquished or impounded purebred English Springer Spaniels. MAESSR provides foster care and medical treatment to these Springers while screening potential homes interested in adopting. Our primary goals are to protect English Springer Spaniels, promote spay/neuter programs, and educate the public about the joys of English Springers Spaniels.

Pennsylvania Ferret Club & Shelter a ferret club and a full-service ferret rescue and shelter organization. The ferret club consists of dozens of members who all work together for the primary purpose of supporting the club's shelter branches. Equally important, the club also focuses on educating the public, current ferret owners, and others who come in contact with ferrets about the care and needs of the domestic ferret. The overall goal of the PFCS is to improve the quality of life for pet ferrets everywhere.

Peaceable Kingdom Cats, Kittens and Furballs! We have many loving animals looking for homes. Send an email or call if you are interested!

SPICER Special Pets In Caring Environments Rescue We are a small group of dedicated foster homes working one animal at a time to bring down the number of homeless companion animals. We work towards quality rescue and placements as opposed to quantity. Our wonderful volunteers all work full time jobs and do this out of the kindness of their hearts. We provide medical care to all of our animals, this includes but is not limited to vaccines, deworming, flea preventative, testing, and of course spaying and neutering.

Liberty Golden Retriever Rescue We are a rescue dedicated to that wonderful dog - the golden retriever! We are a full service rescue with a wonderful group of foster homes and we pride ourselves in matching an approved family with the perfect dog! We are NOT a kennel, all of our rescue dogs are kept in foster homes until a perfect 'forever home' is found!

RAP Rescue Animal Placements Foster Families needed! If you are interested in fostering or adopting one of our pets, please visit us for a meet and greet at BRAXTON'S ANIMAL WORKS, 620 W Lancaster Ave Wayne, PA on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 1:00-3:30PM

Collie Rescue Of Central Pennsylvania This Non-profit rescue group for abandoned & abused collies is run by volunteers. They accept collies from Humane Societies in PA, NJ, DE, OH and NY.

Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue DVGR Rescue is a volunteer-operated, non-profit organization dedicated to new beginnings for displaced Golden Retrievers.

Loving Hearts Rottweiler Rescue & Referral We require that adoptive families provide a stable and loving home environment. Our Rottweilers are to be considered a member of the family and housed in the home, and provided with appropriate veterinary care. Our foster program is designed to introduce the dog to all aspects of a home environment while receiving basic obedience and house manner training. Socialization is an important aspect of foster care, and while in the foster home the dog is exposed to children, other pets, traffic, and lots of visitors. The dog's reaction in each situation is monitored, and corrective training initiated.

SOSDogs- Save Our Small Dogs In addition to the furbabies needing good homes, read what RESCUE is and what a rescued dog is, why are Dogs Given Up to Rescues, what to do if you can't keep your dog, How to Foster a small dog for a few days/weeks, esp in the Burlington and Camden County NJ area and more. We help find homes for Bichon Frises (working with the NJ Bichon Frise Club) , Yorkshire Terriers (national coordinator of Yorkie rescuers for Project BREED), Westies and Maltese. We also sometimes help find homes for other small breeds, like shih tzus. We work closely with other rescuers of our breeds in the area and all over the country.

Willing Hearts Dalmatian Rescue Rescuing Dals in PA, DE, NY, NJ, OH, KY, VA, LA, MD, MI and any others we can fit in! Willing Hearts Dalmatian Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping unwanted, abandoned Dalmatians in shelters find loving homes. We foster all Dals in our homes, bring them up to date on vet care and spay/neuter. We cannot take in owner relinquishments for foster, but we will assist the owners in a search for a new home if they continue to to physically and financially support their Dal.

American Bouvier Rescue League - PA/NJ Chapter Our region began in 1999 and we are associated with the American Bouvier des Flandres Club.

Delaware Valley Akita Rescue Since its inception in 1989, DVAR has placed more than 400 Akitas. At least two hundred more possible orphans have been placed into good homes as a result of DVAR referrals and/or assistance to their current owners. DVAR has no paid employees and does not receive funding from any other organization. This organization exists solely on public donations. We are grateful for the generous support of our sponsors and are proud to be able to provide a needed service to Akitas in need of new homes.

Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League (NOTE: You may not be able to return to Firewife's site if you go here, please Bookmark first!) We have a great group of people helping MAGDRL out locally! We live in near and far suburbs of Philadelphia and in the city itself, with some volunteers located in and near Delaware, NJ and NY.

Another Chance for English Setters A.C.E.S is a group of volunteers who are dedicated to rescuing homeless and displaced English Setter dogs, fostering them, and then placing in new, loving "forever" homes. The welfare of homeless English Setters is our first concern. *Transport help is essential to a national rescue program like ACES. In order to move dogs from one geographic location to another, from shelters to foster care, or from foster care to loving forever homes, ACES relies on volunteer transport help. Without willing drivers, ACES would have no way to move dogs from state to state, and our success would be greatly diminished. Transporters take turns driving a needy dog from place A to place B, handing off the dog from one driver to the next, until the dog is safely in its new location. In rescue lingo, these are called legs. Transport legs are generally 1-2 hours in duration. ACES always needs volunteers to drive.








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