Ramada Plaza Fort Wayne HotelFort Wayne, INDoors open at 6pmRunway competition begins at 7pm Groomers will compete for prizes and bragging rights at the 4th Annual Pawject Runway. All proceeds will benefit the Allen County SPCA’s Angel Fund, a special account to pay for major medical expenses for shelter pets. Want to help? We are currently collecting auction items. Download the sponsor form to drop off at the shelter with your auction item.
The Allen County SPCA has partnered the ASPCA to become a receiving shelter for the transport of dogs to Fort Wayne! This program will save the lives of countless dogs from overpopulated shelters around the country by bringing them to the Allen County SPCA to be adopted. We are so proud to have been approved for this program by the ASPCA, and we look forward to continuing our mission to provide a safe haven for animals as well as providing these animals with permanent, forever homes.
Thank you, ASPCA! Register your Kroger Rewards Card and help the Allen County SPCA while you shop for groceries. Visit Kroger Community Rewards and sign up today. Our organization number is 55024 or type in Allen County SPCA. You'll need to renew your charity choice every year. If you have questions or need any help, go to the service desk of your local store and let them know you want to link your card to donate to the Allen County SPCA.
When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to your charity of choice! To recognize us as your charity, visit AmazonSmile and select "Allen County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals." Then, start shopping! Every time you shop AmazonSmile, our animals will benefit. Visit https://smile.amazon.com and sign up today. It's free! We are proud to be a part of the Bissell Partners For Pets program! Click the logos below for more information on how you can help the Allen County SPCA.
We've got some exciting news! We've earned Charity Navigator's 4-star rating - the highest rating possible. The Allen County SPCA is now one of just 36 charities in the state of Indiana to hold a 4-star rating, and one of only eight 4-star rated charities in Fort Wayne! Charity Navigator is an independent, nonprofit organization that has become the nation's largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities.
"I wish to congratulate Allen County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on attaining the coveted 4-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency...Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Allen County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work," said Michael A.
Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator in a letter addressed to the Allen County SPCA. "We are beyond honored to receive this exemplary rating from Charity Navigator. As Fort Wayne's only non-profit animal shelter, we make every effort to be the best possible stewards of the precious resources provided by our loyal donors. And we work hard to stretch every penny to save as many animals as possible.
Saving the lives of pets in need is a community effort, and we've tried very hard to be continuously transparent with our stakeholders," says Jessica Henry, Executive Director of the Allen County SPCA. For more information about Charity Navigator, visit www.charitynavigator.org. When good Samaritans called to say they had found a stray, we thought they were bringing us a cat. It was not a cat ...
The life-saving work of the Allen County SPCA is made possible only by the generosity of our supporters. Operating solely on donations, you sustain us. Watch this video to see our work in action, then support us our cause and animals in need by visiting our donation page. Your gift is tax-deductible, and it will be used to save more animals—just like Lloyd. [embedded content] Want to helphomeless animals? Our center is always on the lookout for supplies that will help keep our dogs and cats healthy, safe and happy.
From food to toys, we welcome a number of items that will give our fur friends a comfortable lifestyle. Some items can be purchased directly from our wishlist on Amazon.com. Just follow the links. Special Enrichment Items• Training dog treats• Soft dog treats• Adaptil and feliway in spray bottle• Feliway plug-in diffuser with refills• Peanut butter Housekeeping Needs• Batteries• Disinfectant spray such as Lysol• Hand sanitizer• Dish detergent• 39 gal or larger trash bags• Tall kitchen trash bags• Paper towels• Toilet paper• Resealable plastic bags - quart or gallon size• 4” x 4” gauze pads Office Needs• Postage stamps• Address labels- white 1" x 2 5/8"• White & color copy paper• Duct tape• Zip ties - medium/heavy duty• Radient space heater for the feline isolation unitCat & Dog Needs• Box lids from copy paper cases (for disposable litter boxes)• Heavy weight paper bowls for medication• Egg cartons• Dog squeaky toys• Martingale-style collars (medium & large sizes)• Kennel slipleads• Stainless steel pet pails• Made in the USA rawhide chews• Kuranda dog beds • Kuranda Vinyl cat perches• Screw on cage food & water bowls• Disposable cat scratchers• Covered cat play houses (no carpeting)• Kitty condos• Kitty Kongs• Gift cards to PETCO, PetSmart, Pet Supplies Plus, & Green DogGoodsOur Cat & Dog FoodWe feed our dogs and cats the following food while in our care.
• Science Diet Sensitive Stomach & Skin (cats & dogs)• Science Diet Puppy Healthy Growth• Science Diet Kitten Food• Science Diet canned kitten & adult cat food For Our Community Pet Food Donation program• Dog and cat food, dry or canned Recyclables• Aluminum cans, cell phones, laptops, iPods, empty ink & toner cartridges * We do not take comforters or pillows. (Some of our dogs like to chew the stuffing out of them.
) Donations may be dropped off during our regular business hours. EVERYDOG Article written by volunteer Debra Lockhart I’ve been volunteering with a local rescue for about a year now and have loved every minute of it. In the past year, I’ve transported dogs, helped rescue dogs off of a chain, helped a dog give birth, adopted and said goodbye as some of my favorites have found their forever home.
I’ve gotten to know some dogs more than others and have cheered nearly every adoption and only shed a tear or two for a few who have especially touched me in some way. Still, there was something missing. This rescue is foster based, and at this time that is the one thing I’m not able to do, so most of my interactions come from adoption events or transport services. If I could bring my dog to work with me things might be different, because sometimes you just need to hug a dog or play with a kitty, so I began volunteering at our local SPCA.
I figured that they were located close enough to my office that I could spend a lunch hour or two each week relaxing in the company of a furry little friend under the guise of helping them while in all actuality, reaping the benefits that come with cuddling a pet. Orientation was in two parts so after part one, I was able to ‘socialize with cats’ and I spent a good portion of a lunch hour on the floor of a kitty room getting and giving some soft purr-y love.
Part two allowed us to interact with the dogs and there was a special boy whom I met at both orientations and I was eager to go back and really interact with him on my first “dog day.” Its funny how a dog (or any animal, really) can grab your heartstrings and how it varies from person to person as to who that special furry pal may be. A fellow volunteer nudged me and pointed at a dog, “That’s my dog.
I’m going to adopt that one.” “Hmmm, cute dog, nothing special,” I thought. He or she was the kind of dog I might not have given a second glance at if I weren’t here to generally socialize with the dogs. In the kennel next to “her dog” was the special someone who had me at first glance. Truth be told, “special boy” is not usually someone who would grab my attention… except he did.
He was just a medium sized dog, medium hair, medium build but with a deep chest and funny white paws that were too big for his body. (As a further testament to how perception skews what we actually see, he is listed as a large dog with long hair.) There was nothing exceptional… but his eyes. Ah, those soulful cinnamon eyes peering at me over the chew toy he hopefully offered me, they had me at hello.
article continued... UPCOMING EVENTS Volunteer OrientationJanuary 18, 20185:30 – 6:45 PMAllen County Public LibraryDowntown Branch900 Library PlazaMeeting Room CClick here to sign up. Pawject RunwayFebruary 24, 20186 PM Cocktail Hour7 PM Runway CompetitionRamada Plaza Fort Wayne HotelClick here for details. Northern Indiana Pet ExpoApril 21 & 2211 AM - 4 PMAllen County War Memorial ColiseumClick here for details.
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TOTAL ADOPTIONS TO DATE: 2024! THE CLOCK IS TICKING ON 2017 Please consider ACARF for your end-of-year donations! ACARF is hard at work every day uniting lost pets with owners. We take in abandoned animals and find them loving, permanent homes. As a no-kill shelter, ACARF saves hundreds of dogs and cats each year. Support these life-saving efforts and give generously! The Allen County Animal Rescue is a charitable nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, so your donations to us are tax-deductible.
By donating with your heart, you can actually help out your wallet. It’s always great when you can minimize your taxes; one way is by increasing your charitable contributions! Charitable contributions are a favorite deduction for many taxpayers to itemize on their tax returns. With the tax reform bill’s increase in the standard deduction, there’s a chance you won’t be able to itemize deductions on your return next year.
That would prevent you from claiming a deduction for any charitable donations in 2018. For that reason, many experts recommend that you increase your 2017 contributions to cover what you’d contribute in 2018 and reap more tax benefits this year. So, give generously now to help ACARF and help your bottom line! WHO--AND WHAT--IS "ACARF?" [embedded content] ACARF (the Allen County Animal Rescue Facility) is a nonprofit no-kill animal shelter in rural La Harpe, Kansas.
ACARF was established by a grassroots group of dedicated people who wanted to give animals in need the help and hope they did not have before our organization was created. We rescue, rehabilitate, and find homes for the lost and unwanted dogs and cats of our area. Although we have small contracts to take in the animals impounded by animal control officers in a few surrounding towns, ACARF is not funded by any government entity.
The work that we do, saving as many animals as we can, continues primarily through donations by caring, animal-loving people...like you! Benefit ACARF as you shop! Use our Amazon Smile link ! When you shop at Amazon through Smile.Amazon and choose Allen County Animal Rescue Foundation as your charity, ACARF will receive 0.5% of all your qualifying purchases! No cost to you, but a benefit to us.
Thank your for shopping at Amazon with all your heart! Help support us by becoming part of our ACARF Fund Raising Committee! We would welcome any volunteers who wish to help organize and/or staff events. For more information, please contact shelter director Janice Porter at email@example.com or 620-496-3647 And now, a word about cats. CATS ARE INCREDIBLY COOL. It's hard to believe , but you can adopt a cat from ACARF for just $50! We have many beautiful cats and kittens available for adoption! The adoption fee of only $50 covers shots, spay/neuter surgery, and microchipping-- it's a wonderful way to bring home an incredibly cool best friend! To help you understand a little more about what we do.
..meet Chance. [embedded content] Please shop at our thrift store, Second Chance, and support us! Our amazing Second Chance store at 209 South Street in Iola, Kansas has an ever-changing selection of unique items. Beyond the expenses to run it (not much, since the labor is all volunteer), your Second Chance dollars go to ACARF. Great stuff, great prices, lives saved. Simple as that. We're very proud of our shelter and the work that we do.
We hope you will visit ACARF soon! We use Pethealth microchips and every adopted pet comes with a month of free Pethealth insurance!