No Kill Lehigh Valley
Our goal is to end the killing of adoptable and treatable companion animals in the Lehigh Valley. We will do this by advocating for the implementation of policies and programs in accordance with the No Kill Equation that will reduce population growth and increase rates of adoption and retention of companion animals.
No animal should have to die just because it's homeless.
2010 is proving to be a very demanding year for No Kill Lehigh Valley. We continue to work hard to keep animals out of shelters and in their homes by providing support, shelterless placement and networking through our e mail group, firstname.lastname@example.org. We continue to subsidize the cost of spay/neuter for those people who cannot afford even low cost options and for feral cat caregivers.
Recently we have been called upon to help with 2 very compelling veterinary care cases. One was a tiny black kitten found hiding under a car in the rain. The little girl who found him named him Smokey and promptly fell in love with him. Her mom noticed that there was something wrong with his leg, but the family could not afford a vet visit. They contacted us and we sent them to one of our cooperating vets who xrayed the leg and found that the kitten suffered from a fractured humerous. It was too difficult an operation for her to undertake so we referred the family to Valley Central where the surgery was promptly performed. There was no question about helping this little one who was young and otherwise healthy. The bill was $1700. We were then contacted by a young woman who adopted a very sweet pit bull named Brooklyn from a local shelter and found that she had a terrible orthopedic condition that made it impossible for her to walk on her hind legs for more that a few minutes. The surgery required would cost $1600.00 per leg if performed by a local vet. We sent our an e mail plea for help. An orthopedic surgeon from the Univ. of Penn offered to do the surgery for half that price. A local Morning Call columnist, Bill White, ran the stroy in his colomun. The money came in - $1500.00 so far. Brooklyn has her first surgery last week and the second leg will be done in 6 months.
This is such important work. People with companion animals have nowhere else to turn when they need help fast. It is so rewarding to know that we can make such a difference in the lives of animals and people. We also continue to fund spay/neuter and have sent out over $7,000.00 for this purpose since Jan. of this year. Raising this money is very challenging. If you would like to donate you can do so by going through Pay Pal or sending a check to No Kill Lehigh Valley PO Box 4272 Bethlehem, Pa. 18018. Every penny raised goes to help animals right here in our community.
We held our spring Operation Catsnip in April and would like to thank the veterinarians, techicians and volunteers who made this day a great success: No Nonsense Neutering, Walbert Animal Hospital and Lehigh Valley Animal Hospital. 225 cats were spayed and neutered at very low cost. We hope to do this again in the fall. Everyone donates their time for this - a true labor of love.
Thank you to everyone that came out to to our vigil for National Homeless Animals' Day on Aug. 15. Approximately 40 people gathered at the Lehigh County Humane Society to express concerns about their animal control policies. It was heartwarming to see such enthusiam. As usual, the Humane Society did not respond to our concerns.
Our fund raising efforts have allowed us to contribute to the spaying and neutering and veterinary care needs of humdreds of animals in our own community. In 2009 we disbursed over $30,000.00 to finance spay/neuter surgery and also provided some money for vet care. Please support these efforts. You can contribute by mailing a check to No Kill Lehigh Valley PO Box 4272 Bethlehem, Pa. 18018.
Operation Catsnip Spring 2009!
A huge success with over 500 cats spayed/neutered in 2 days at 6 locations: Lehigh Valley Animal Hospital (Allentown); Walbert Ave. Animal Hospital; Easton Animal Hospital; The Center for Animal Health & Welfare;East Stroudsburg Veterinary Hospital. Thank you to everyone involved in this monumental event.
Also, we are here to help anyone needing to have their animal spayed or neutered. If you can't afford the low cost clinic rates, contact us for financial assistance at email@example.com or call us at 484-554-5048 and leave a message. We will call you back. We are especially interested in helping with feral colonies. We will also provide assistance with dogs. We are also now providing some limited assistance with veterinary bills.
Our goals are to:
Provide financial support for spaying and neutering and veterinary care to keep animals healthy and in their homes.
Continue tactical planning to promote the programs of the No Kill Equation.
Develop a comprehensive Valley wide Trap/Neuter/Return program for free roaming cats.
To become part of our e mail group, send your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. It takes a community to save the lives of its companion animals.
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