More details from the Fundly page: NEW CASTLE, DE (July 9, 2017) – Fire broke out at the Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) New Castle Campus at approximately 12:15am after a vehicle crashed into the building. First responders contained the fire, and emergency personnel, BVSPCA staff, and neighbors worked quickly to move 100 animals to safety. Continue reading Brandywine Valley SPCA New Castle, DE Fire→
I’ve just received the following note from a friend:
Meanwhile from our yard… the Soberanes fire is about 26 minutes away, the air quality is not super great, and there has been a boil advisory for some of the homes closer to the fire. Almost 20,000 acres have burned and the fire is only 10% contained. 20 homes and 2 outbuildings are destroyed. Evacuation orders and warnings have been issued for many towns.
If anyone feels called to donate anything, the Monterey County SPCA needs small bags of dog and cat food and litter for all the displaced pets, or a monetary donation of any amount is welcome. The firefighters are being taken care of and have been asked to turn away donations.
Please help the SPCA if you can. It sounds as if this fire is pretty horrific. There’s a “Donate” button on the home pageof their website.
Congratulations to the Central California SPCA in Fresno for winning the fifth and final year of the Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, which pitted 50 shelters across the country against each other in an effort to save more animals during the summer of 2014 than they did over the same time period in 2013.
CCSPCA’s website cites the following accomplishments achieved during the Challenge:
Saved nearly 3,000 animals’ lives!
Led the nation in lives saved for 2 months – June & July.
August 31 had the most adoptions ever recorded in a single day – 94. 42 of those 94 were offsite.
Last week of August (25-31) had the most adoptions ever recorded in a single week. 334 adoptions were made with 66 of those being offsite.
Both July adoptions of 757 and August adoptions of 1087 surpassed any previous month’s adoptions ever recorded.
Most adoption spay/neuter surgeries performed in one day ever recorded – 74 on July 25.
Most spay/neuter surgeries in one month ever recorded – 969 in August.
But one of our MOST IMPORTANT accomplishments was that no euthanasia was performed for space or time for an entire 3 months!
Way to go , Fresno!
Since 2010, hundreds of contestants have dedicated themselves to this three month contest to increase their adoption numbers over the same period the previous year. In this final year of the challenge, the competing shelters saved more than 68,000 lives in just three months. In five years total, challengers saved more than a QUARTER OF A MILLION lives – an increase of nearly 60,000 cats and dogs – with dozens of animal shelters increasing their adoptions by 100% or more compared to previous years.
Kudos to all 50 of the shelters who participated in the challenge.
There is a wonderful organization named Bows-N-Ties, that is partnering with the San Francisco SPCA to raise money and awareness about the problem of dog overpopulation. Here’s how they describe the project: Continue reading Dogs-N-Ties→