HILLSIDE SPCA Hours for Adoption: Mon. – Sat. 11:30 am to 3:00 pm for dogs, 4:00 pm for cats ~ Sunday 11:30 am to 2:00 pm for dogs, 3:00 pm for cats For information about available pets, go to: www.hillsidespca.org
“URGENT! The Hillside SPCA finds itself at a crisis point. We are on overload with animals and desperately seek adoptions, especially of large dogs. It has become critical that we find homes for our buddies, many of whom have been waiting a really long time, in order to make room for the dogs that we will get in tomorrow. Hillside has worked diligently to keep an open door policy whereby no animal from the county is turned away because experience has shown that those animals often meet with a horrible fate; thrown out, abandoned, tied to a tree, left to starve, attacked by wild animals… or worse. But the ability to have an open door and no kill facility depends heavily on adoptions outpacing — or at least keep up with — intakes… something the Hillside was always blessed with due to the wonderful supporters and adopters who embraced the shelter and policies. With the Hillside bearing the burden of being the only area shelter taking in dogs at this time (Ruth Steinert is taking no dogs and a very limited number of cats, the Danville, PA SPCA is not taking any animals, not even ones originally adopted from there) we are overwhelmed with needy animals and NEED ADOPTIONS NOW! The hard reality is there is only so much space. We have been up against this before and YOU have rallied to help. If you can adopt, foster or help in any way, Please help out now. One way is to share, share, SHARE this post. The more who know, the more who can help.” for more information, go to: www.hillsidespca.org
There is an urgent need for volunteers to help the Hillside SPCA do home checks on adopted dogs, both locally and across the state (and some out-of-state areas, too). Their staff is swamped with work due to their current situation of overcrowding, plus investigating cruelty and neglect cases, making phone check-ups on adoptees, making trips to the vets, etc. It is very important that home follow-ups are done on adoptions. They recently had to remove 5 dogs from an adoptive home when, upon follow-up, it was determined that they were living in sub-standard conditions. To learn more about how you can help, go to http://www.hillsidespca.com/volunteer.htm
Janine Choplick from the Hillside SPCA does such amazing things in our community and we are truly grateful! We asked her a few questions so that we all could get to know her a little better:
- Where are you originally from?
- How long have you been atHillside?
- Where did you go to school?
- Describe your role in the area pet community?
- What would you say is the most important impact that Hillside has?
- Was would you say was the one greatest pet related, community accomplishment that you have had?
- At what point in your life did you realize that you had such a deep connection with pets?
- List your pets and names throughout the years (including childhood ones):
- What kind of food do you feed your pets?
- What is your favorite movie?
- What kind of music do you like?
- What was the last book that you read?
- What is your favorite TV show?
- Where was your last vacation?
- What is your favorite restaurant?
- If you could meet with anyone in the world, who would it be?
- Other personal facts or hobbies that you think might be interesting:
Between today and November 30th, 2012, every time a new Facebook post gets “LIKED” on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/bernvillevet), we will donate 1/6th of a bowl of pet food to the Hillside SPCA. 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’s no cost involved, just 15 seconds of your time per day. We will pay for up to 1000 1/6 bowls of food in the month of November!
To learn more about the Hillside SPCA, go to: www.hillsidespca.org