Tag Archives: Animal Rescue League of Berks County

Pit Bull Training at the Berks ARL

To promote responsible pit bull ownership the Animal Rescue League of Berks County has partnered with Awesome Dawgs Dog Training and Whispering Springs Dog Training to offer AKC Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) training classes for any dog resembling a pitbull. For every pitbull/owner team that successfully completes the course, the ARL will earn $150 through a grant made possible by the Animal Farm Foundation Canine Good Citizen Incentive Program. This program is open to any local pitbull and owner team! For more information, go to: www.berksarl.org

HELP US FEED PETS IN NEED!

Between July 1st & August 1st, 2012, every time a new Facebook post gets “LIKED” at www.Facebook.com/BernvilleVet, Bernville Veterinary Clinic, Spa & Resort will donate 1/6th of a bowl of pet food to the Animal Rescue League of Berks County. By “LIKING” these stories every day and encouraging your friends to do the same, Bernville Vet can donate an enormous amount of food to pets in need! The more virtual “LIKES”…the more REAL food! There’d no cost involved, just 15 seconds of your time per day. Bernville Vet will pay for up to 1000 1/6 bowls of food in the month of July! Simply go to www.Facebook.com/BernvilleVet To learn more about the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, go to www.berksarl.org  

TIPS FOR FINDING A LOST PET

To REPORT a lost or found pet, click here http://berksarl.org/lostandfound.htm You should do certain things in advance to increase your chances of recovering your pet if he or she becomes lost:
  • Always make sure your dog has a license. Over 90% of dogs are reunited with their families when wearing a license.
  • Bernville Vet can eaily and quickly have your pet microchipped or have your pet tattooed.
  • Have color photos of your pet. They should be full body and close-up from the front and side.
IF YOUR PET BECOMES LOST, DO THE FOLLOWING:
  • Contact all animal shelters (see below for list) in your area and all surrounding areas. Call the police department. Fill out a lost pet form (see above). Also, visit all animal shelters providing each with a photo and and an accurate description of your pet. The ARL has a bulletin board for these fliers.
  • Contact veterinarians in your area and surrounding areas including emergency animal hospitals who handle off hour emergencies.
  • Post fliers with pet’s photo IMMEDIATELY!
  • Place a lost ad in all local newspapers.
  • Contact local radio stations.
  • Search your neighborhood. Walk or drive slowly around your neighborhood several times a day. Call your pet’s name and listen. Your pet may be injured or frightened or unable to come to you. After you call their name, wait to see if your pet comes to you.
  • Ask neighbors & delivery people if they have seen your pet. Hand out fliers to these people.
  • Place items with your scent outside your home. This can be a shirt that has been worn by a loved one, a cat or dog bed which can attract a lost pet.
Don’t give up your search. Animals who have been lost for months, even years, have been found. IF YOU FIND A PET, DO THE FOLLOWING:
  • Complete a Found form (see above) through the ARL and other local shelters.
  • Check ALL newspapers in the Lost and Found section (review papers from the previous week and old newspapers).
  • Place a FOUND ad in all local newspapers.
  • If unable to keep the animal, bring the animal to your local shelter where they can provide food and shelter for him or her.
  • Take the animal to your local shelter or veterinarian to be scanned for a microchip.
  • If you have found a pet with a tattoo (typically found inside one of the rear legs) contact the Berks County Treasurer’s office ( 610-478-6640), Berks Radio (610-655-4911) or the Animal Rescue League (610-373-8830).
  • Contact all animal shelters (see below for list) and veterinarians including emergency animal hospitals in your area and surrounding areas.

Humane Society of Berks County – (www.berkshumane.org)

Humane Society of Lebanon County- (www.lebanonhumane.org)

Humane Society of Lehigh County – (www.lehighhumane.org)

Montgomery County SPCA – (www.montgomerycountyspca.org)

Hillside SPCA (Pottsville)- (www.hillsidespca.com)

Chester County SPCA – (www.ccspca.org)

Humane League of Lancaster County – (www.humaneleague.com)

ARL – Paws and Pose Champagne Brunch and Fashion Presentation

On Sunday, April 29 the Animal Rescue League of Berks County presents: Paws and Pose Champagne Brunch, Fashion Show & Auction at The Barn at Flying Hills The event will be from 12:00 – 12:45pm, champagne reception, 1:00pm brunch and fashion presentation and the cost is only $35 per person! The Bell Tower, Carriage House, Doris Berry Shoppe and Hutcheson Fine Jewelry so far have agreed to participate in the fashion show. Dori Martin Catering will be catering the event. Purchase tickets on-line: Paws and Pose Tickets Please note that you will not receive an email confirmation or tickets; we will have your name at the front door. For more information, call the Animal Rescue League of Berks County or go to their website at: www.BerksARL.org

Support Grey Muzzle at the Polar Bear Plunge

Our friends at Grey Muzzle are participating in the St. Patty’s Marsh Madness Polar Bear Plunge on March 17th and they are asking for your support! The St. Patty´s Day Marsh Madness is a swim into Blue Marsh in the cold of winter. Grey Muzzle will receive 50% of all the sponsor money collected. The rest of the cash will go to support the Berks County area YMCAs. Grey Muzzle and ARL has six “plungers” participating and they need your support. Contact Marcy Tocker at marcyb411@hotmail.com to become a sponsor! If you want to come out and support the team and see the chilly swimming, come out to Blue Marsh Lake, Day Use Area at 11 a.m. on March 17th.

Holly is a Grey Muzzler with a Heart of Gold

Holly
We first met Holly, a Grey Muzzle dog, and her foster mom when she came in to our hospital for a check-up. She is a Chihuahua mix with a heart of gold. After having surgery to remove her bladder stones she is right as rain and ready for adoption. She would love nothing more than to spend these cold winter months snuggled up on the lap of her new owner.
Want to learn more about Holly or Grey Muzzle, or join their foster family network? Contact Marcy Tocker at marcyb411@hotmail.com. You can also become a part of GMARP -Grey Muzzle Association of Retired Pooches, which provides 100 percent of the funding for the program. Just download the application and get involved!

Meet Grey Muzzle … a Critical Part of the Animal Rescue League of Berks County

Bernville Veterinary Clinic has a special place in its heart for groups that share our commitment to caring for those in our society that are at the greatest risk …. that’s why we are a strong supporter of Grey Muzzle, which removes vulnerable senior and special-needs dogs from the shelter environment and places them in foster homes where they can thrive. Grey Muzzle is an important part of the Animal Rescue League of Berks County. The shelter environment is a stressful and scary place for all animals, but for older dogs it is especially traumatic. Unforutnately senior dogs are often overlooked in favor of young puppies. The Grey Muzzle foster program places these dogs in foster care where they receive the necessary medical and dental care they need to make them adoptable. Since the program was created in 2009, Grey Muzzle has adopted out more than 250 senior dogs! Want to learn more about Grey Muzzle, or join their foster family network? Contact Marcy Tocker at marcyb411@hotmail.com. You can also become a part of GMARP -Grey Muzzle Association of Retired Pooches, which provides 100 percent of the funding for the program. Just download the application and get involved!