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 April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

  April 8 is National Dog Fighting Awareness Day

  April 11 is National Pet Day

  April 30 is National Animal Advocacy Day and Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

 May is Chip Your Pet Month

             Pet Cancer Awareness Month

             National Guide Dog Month

Call to learn when the next  Spay-Neuter Clinics at ACCT for feral and stray cats is scheduled … the discounted price is amazing  !   Call  267-385-3800  or check

Special funding is providing FREE spay/neuter surgery for the pets in the zipcodes of 19143, 19145 and 19146 (S – W Phila)  at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS).  The pet owners must be receiving ACCESS or othe public assistance to be eligible.   The clinic is located at 2900 Grays Ferry Avenue. Call 215-298-9680, email, or stop in to make an appointment. The clinic is open seven days a week.  The phones are very busy, so you may have to call back or leave a message.

Summer 2012 – The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is offering a special rate for spay/neuter surgery for feral cats this spring.  Cost for the surgery is only $10.  Surgeries will be performed on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.  The PAWS clinic is at 2900 Grays Ferry Avenue    215-298-9680   (sometimes you have to keep calling or leave a message ).

The grief counselor at Penn Vet holds a free monthly lecture on dealing with grief when a pet has passed away at the vet school.

Check the listing of pet-related events at  (click on the Events tab)

  Discounted vaccine clinics offered by PSPCA      —     Every Wednesday starting on 8/11/10, plus first Saturday of the month .   

PAWS also has a walk-in discounted vaccine clinic every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Cost :   $25.

 Animal Care and Control (ACCT – the city of Philadelphia ‘pound’) has many  fantastic animals  needing homes !      And there are usually extra-discounted adoption fees during their special adoption weekend events.

   November is   ADOPT  AN  SENIOR  PET Month !   

                       Let’s not forget  10 Reasons Senior Pets Rule:

  1. When senior pets are adopted, they seem to understand that they’ve been rescued, and are all the more thankful for it.
  2. A senior pet’s personality has already developed, so you’ll know if he or she is a good fit for your family.
  3. You can teach an old dog (or cat or other pet) new tricks (I do every day with my own cats!): Senior pets have the attention span and impulse control that makes them easier to train than their youthful counterparts.
  4. A senior pet may very well already know basic commands anyway!
  5. In particular, senior pets are often already housetrained, or can be more easily housetrained than a young pet with a tiny bladder.
  6. A senior pet won’t grow any larger, so you’ll know exactly how much pet you’re getting.
  7. Senior pets are often content to just relax in your company, unlike younger pets, who may get into mischief because they’re bored.
  8. Speaking of relaxing, senior pets make great napping buddies.
  9. Senior pets know that chew toys (not shoes) are for chewing and scratching posts (not furniture) are for scratching.
  10. Senior pets are some of the hardest to find homes for — so when you adopt a senior pet, you’re truly saving a life.


And we shouldn’t forget ……

 Yes, this week is over, but  …. Old pets, black pets, blind, deaf, FIV+, injured.  They are so often overlooked by adopters.  Please don’t forget them.  They need your help.  And they make the sweetest pets.

      1/14/2010   —      PAY WHAT YOU CAN Spay /Neuter for
       Pit Bulls at PAWS    — for a limited time !!!   Call   215 – 298 -9680 
       to check if this offer is still available.




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