Meet Cyan, the awesome, fun-loving Weimaraner blend who is looking for the best family she can find for her. She has a silver coat and a very playful personality. She was rescued from a southern overcrowded shelter and brought to our lifesaving Center, where she is learning new things until a family takes her home. Cyan can be dog-friendly and best for a home with older children. She is spayed, microchipped and up-to-date on vaccinations. For the month of July, dogs like Cyan are $50 off their normal fees and puppies are $25 off their normal fees. Stop by our Center this summer and welcome home a new family member!
Say hello to Margarita, the younger, sweet cat who is waiting for her forever place in the world. Her name is Margarita because she is everyone’s favorite, just like the drink and her eyes are the color of a freshly mixed drink. Margarita was rescued by our Humane Officer when she was abandoned by her owner. She is now lucky to be at our lifesaving Center, where she will be waiting for the right person to accept her into their home. She is cat-friendly and could live with older children. Margarita is spayed, microchipped and up-to-date on vaccinations. Margarita has the always-low adult cat adoption fee of $25 and for the month of July, kittens are adopt one, adopt a second at no fee. Stop by and adopt a friend or two, today!
There are so many things in life to be grateful for, the air we breathe, the people in our lives that care about us and the life we are given. Sometimes unfortunately, things can happen that can change our lives and the path we take. On June 17th, 2009, Casey Feldman, a 21-year-old Springfield High School Graduate and Delco native, was killed by a distracted driver while walking to her summer job at the Ocean City New Jersey shore. As you can imagine, this turned her family’s lives upside down at the loss of their beautiful beloved daughter.
After the tragic circumstance, this inspired her family to make an impact on others- so they started the Casey Feldman Foundation in honor of Casey’s passing. This organization is to provide financial support to individuals, groups and institutions whose interests and goals were the same as Casey’s.
Every year, right at the time when Casey passed, the Casey Feldman Foundation, founded by her parents, Diane Anderson and Joel Feldman, come together and chose an organization to do a day of service at a place where they feel Casey would have chosen. This year, they chose our Center, for Casey was a huge animal lover herself.
“We do a ton with distracted driving programs and that’s great, but if we could talk to Casey, she would say, ‘what about the animals?’” said Joel.
Local news station, 6abc came to see some of the amazing actions that were happening at the Center that day and interviewed with Diane about what they were doing this for.
Casey and her parents have adopted a few pets from us in the past and recently, they adopted a cat named Lilly from our new and improved Cattery.
The Casey Feldman Foundation has helped our Center by sponsoring a cat Spay Day, where we were able to offer spay/ neuters to the public for the reduced cost of only $15 per cat. They also currently sponsor a kennel in our Adoption Center.
On Sunday June 16th, the Foundation came to our Center ready to give back and ready to work. Around 30 volunteers, friends and family of Joel and Diane, came to weed the gardens, deep clean the dog pools, fix up the ‘Waggin Trail,’ cleaned our furniture and organized our food shed that holds our donated pet food for the Center’s animals as well as the food we provide to local food pantries around Delaware County.
Joel and his good friend Colin Vroome, who is an Engineer, were working on our trail where our staff and volunteers are welcome to walk dogs in a nature, more relaxed setting. They noticed there was a part of the trail where water was running and washing part of the path away, so they put their heads together and created a mini dispersal dam, using rocks and tree trucks to spread the water flow more evenly.
“Anything to help the organization,” said Colin.
We had some adoptable dogs walking around the campus visiting the volunteers while they worked on their projects. Snuggler, a younger Pit Bull Terrier, was the star of the day. Everyone enjoyed his kisses and his presence. Casey Feldman Foundation volunteers, Robin and Ruth, were using the hose to clean the dog pools, when Snuggler discovered how fun the hose can be.
“I could play with Snuggler all day long,” said Ruth.
Ruth is a good friend of Joel and Diane and has rescued Pit Bulls in the past.
Jody Hulber came out to support the Foundation and the family for their very meaningful day. She is good friends with Joel and Diane and it makes her happy to do things in honor of Casey.
“There’s nothing more heartbreaking than the loss of Casey,” said Jody.
This was her first time at our Center and we gave her and others the grand tour of all the new buildings and changes we have made. She loved our Cattery and she has eight rescue cats of her own.
Our Center is very grateful to have had them honor their daughter through our Center and the work they did for us. We are sure Casey is smiling down on her parents for the amazing work they are doing in her honor and helping the homeless pets find their places in the world.
When you first meet Candy Apple Red, you just want to wrap your arms around her and give her a hug. And this wrinkly-faced Shar-Pei sure could use one. Just as sweet as her sugary name suggests, this little girl has already spent more than a month fighting to become healthy.
When we first heard about Candy Apple Red, her future was patchy – literally. Her hair was falling out, she had heartworm, tapeworms, a severe case of kennel cough and she was suffering from entropion and in need of eyelid surgery – all while nursing five puppies in an over-crowded shelter in Georgia.
Dogs like Candy Apple Red have a small chance of survival in conditions like that. But, because of you, a dedicated animal lover and valuable supporter, through our TAILS (Transporting Animals Into Loving Situations) program, we were able to rescue Candy Apple Red and bring her to Providence Animal Center to start treatment under our Medical Team.
Candy Apple Red’s puppies were healthy and ready for adoption right away, but Candy Apple Red hasn’t been so lucky. She’s been in our care since the beginning of May, working on getting strong enough to receive the surgery to fix her eyelids, but it’s been a consistent struggle. Poor Candy Apple Red has been treated for her heartworm, demodex and tapeworms, but even with multiple courses of antibiotics and fluids, her kennel cough is still stubbornly sticking around. So our next step is to get her a chest x-ray.
To be able to care for Candy Apple Red and other sweet orphaned animals like her, we need your support. We are asking you today to virtually wrap your arms around Candy Apple Red and support her journey back to health by donating to her care.
• $45 – pays for a weeks’ worth of antibiotics
• $250 – covers a chest x-ray
• $100 – funds IV fluids
• $150 – provides the entropion surgery
• $245 – pays for a week in our special isolation unit
This girl needs all the love, hugs and support she can get. Please donate to her recovery costs today.
UPDATE: Thanks to your generosity, we were able to fund a chest x-ray for Candy Apple Red, which determined why this sweet girl is taking so long to feel good again. Turns out, our good girl has a bad case of bronchitis and pneumonia – poor baby! As a result of the chest x-ray, she was started on a new antibiotic that she seems to be responding to, but we will be sending her back for more x-rays to make sure she’s improving. If the x-rays don’t show positive news, the next step will be a procedure to culture her lungs.
Say hello to Dolce, the senior cat who loves the finer things in life- that’s why her name is Dolce. She has soft, grey fur and illuminating green eyes. Dolce was rescued from a local overcrowded shelter and brought to our lifesaving Center, where she is looking for the purrrfect family. Dolce is cat-friendly and would be best with older children. She is spayed, microchipped and up-to-date on vaccinations. Cats like Dolce are the always-low $25. If you are looking to add a kitten to your home, kittens are adopt one, adopt a buddy at no fee- they say kittens are best in pairs. Stop by our Center in July and adopt a furry friend or two!