What a wonderful start to a New Year – your generosity is awesome!  With your help Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital was able to assist the animals and staff at SPCA Perkiomenville and Animal House Project, two organizations that are doing great things for less fortunate animals in our area.  The Holiday/Supply Drive was a super success.

 You cannot do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon it will be too late.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everyone at Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital would like to thank our clients that generously donated during the holiday season.  Because of your donations Animal House Project will be able to assist in the care of the 2350 companion pets and 1400 rescued pets they serve each month. The SPCA Perkiomenville also benefited greatly as they care for thousands of animals annually at their facility.

Information about theses two great organizations:

SPCA LogoSPCA Perkiomenville is one of our local Animal shelters.  SPCA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for unwanted, lost and abused domestic animals. They are an open-admission animal shelter meaning they will not turn people away because of space, age, health, or temperament. They accept owner surrendered canines and felines, domestic birds, domestic rabbits, domestic rats, hamsters, and guinea pigs. They also accept horses/livestock pertaining to cruelty cases only, not as surrenders. They can not accept reptiles or exotic animals at this time. They are successfully able to place 97% of the dogs that come into the shelter, 83% of the cats, and 90% of the rodents.

 

Animal House Project logoAnimal House Project (AHP) is a 501(c)3 charitable organization operating in Chester, western Montgomery and Berks Counties as a pet food pantry. AHP mission is to keep pets at home and out of shelters/rescues by providing donated pet food and pet care services to families facing financial crisis. They work with all of the Human Food banks, so people in need of food assistance can be aware of food assistance for their pet.  They are also able to provide through Grants, low lost spay/neuter clinics, vaccinations and pet care items. At the present moment  they have two Pantry Days – Pottstown is held the first Saturday of each month from 11 am to 2 pm at 371 Circle of Progress and the second is held at 1010 E. Lancaster Avenue in Downingtown and is the third Saturday of the month from 11 am to 1 pm.  They are working on getting a grant to purchase a truck so they can expand the Mobile Pantry Days to include Reading and Norristown.

Thank you again to everyone that donated supplies to SPCA Perkiomenville and Animal House Project. It was wonderful to see the generosity of our clients during the holiday season.  Because of your donations many people will be able to continue to celebrate the incredible bond between themselves and their pet.

 

 

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