Category Archives: Community

May 19-25, is National Dog Bite Prevention Week!

Dog bite facts: ◾Each year, more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs. ◾Almost 1 in 5 people bitten by dogs require medical attention. ◾Every year, more than 800,000 Americans receive medical attention for dog bites; at least half of them are children. ◾Children are, by far, the most common victims of dog bites and are far more likely to be severely injured. ◾Most dog bites affecting young children occur during everyday activities and while interacting with familiar dogs. ◾Senior citizens are the second most common dog bite victims. There are many things you can do to avoid dog bites, ranging from properly training and socializing your pet to educating your children on how – or if – they should approach a dog. Information and education are the best solutions for this public health crisis. To learn more, go to:

Grey Muzzle Foster Program Seminar

Saturday, April 27 – Grey Muzzle Foster Program Seminar 1:00pm at the shelter Did you ever consider fostering a dog or cat?? Well now is your chance to become informed. Please attend our fostering seminar given by Marcy Tocker, Foster Coordinator at the Animal Rescue League, and Vicky Hoffman who has fostered dogs for shelters and various dog rescues over the past 14 years. You will learn how easy it is to become a “foster parent.”  

Humane Society of Berks County: Art for Arf’s Sake Art Auction

Take your protein pills and put your helmet on, then join the Humane Society of Berks County on Saturday, May 4th at the Sovereign Performing Arts Center in Reading as they reach for the stars at the 2013 Art for Arf’s Sake Art Auction. They’re celebrating all things futurist as they auction off the best submissions from regional and nationally known artists as well as a few surprises. All proceeds benefit the animals and programs of the Humane Society of Berks County, recognized as the leader in animal welfare from Giedi Prime to Alpha Centauri. For more information, go to:

Save the Dates!

Our new FREE Pet Workshops Series topics. Details to follow: 5/6/13 Dog Training 6/3/13 Keeping our Pets Healthy 7/1/13 Pet Dermatology 8/5/13 Saving Money at the Vet All sessions take place at Bernville Veterinary Clinic, Pet Spa & Resort, 7135 Bernville Road, Bernville, PA 19506 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM These workshops are FREE, but space is limited, so please RSVP to or 610-488-0166.

Sell on EBay and help The Hillside SPCA raise money!

Now, if you are an eBay seller, you can help the Hillside SPCA earn money by donating a portion of your sales to the shelter! You can choose to donate when you list something through your own account. When you make an auction listing, one of the steps in setting up your listing asks you to choose whether you want to donate to a charity or not, if you opt to donate it then allows you to choose from ebay’s listing of registered charities. You can choose to donate a percentage of the auction’s proceeds, from 10% to 100% to the charity chosen. You can also donate directly without buying or selling anything, right from Hillside’s page on the Ebay site Just visit: