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Special thanks to Pawject Runway...

A heartfelt thanks goes out to all the many sponsors, volunteers, competing groomers, dog handlers, photographers, judges, the Pawject Runway staff and our guests for helping us raise money for our Angel Fund.

Check out photographs of the event through Social Media at #fwpawject.

 

Interested in serving on our Board of Directors?

The Board Development Committee is seeking candidates to interview for the open positions on the Allen County SPCA Board of Directors. The board meets at 6:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Directors serve a three year term and can be re-elected for a second term.

The duties of a board member are, but are not limited to:
• Retain current membership in the Allen County SPCA
• Assume a leadership role in promoting the Allen County SPCA in the community
• Commit to fiduciary responsibility for the oversight of the organization
• Fulfill governance responsibilities by setting strategic policies
• Be an active and engaged member on committees and in board role
• Offer individual expertise and provide a community network of expertise
• Attend board/committee meetings
• Contribute time, talent and treasure to the Society
• Support all final board decisions

Still interested? Click here to download an application.

Applications are due by Friday, March 20 with the election during the
annual meeting.

 

Angel Fund

The Angel Fund exists to help animals in our care who need critical medical care to get them healthy and back into adoptable condition. Our Angel Fund is running low. If you're looking to spread a little love to our shelter click the donate button below. This button links you to Paypal checkout which will automatically place your donation in any dollar amount into our Angel Fund.

Check out Barnaby on Indiana's News Center Insight. He went out to Indiana's News Center with director, Jessica Henry to talk about our Angel Fund and Pet Smart Charities Adoption Weekend.

 

Check out our Amazon Wish List for easy gift giving for our dogs and cats

Our dogs and cats have been good little boys and girls this year. Please remember them on your online holiday gift-giving list. Vsit http://amzn.com/w/HI2TF4F7VQ8 to see special requests from them.

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Want to help
homeless animals?

WISH LIST

Our center is always on the lookout for supplies that will help keep our dogs and cats healthy, safe and happy. From food to toys, we welcome a number of items that will give our fur friends a comfortable lifestyle. Some items can be purchased directly from our wishlist on Amazon.com. Just follow the links.

Special Needs
10x10 Shelter PopUp - for our dogs at outreach events
• Multi-cat enclosed playpen/cage

Special Enrichment Items
• Adaptil and feliway in spray bottle
• Peanut butter
• Training dog treats

Housekeeping Needs
• Batteries
• Disinfectant spray such as Lysol
• Hand sanitizer
• Dish detergent
• 39 gal or larger trash bags
• Tall kitchen trash bags
• Paper towels
• Toilet paper

Office Needs
• Postage stamps
• Address labels- white 1" x 2 5/8"
• White & color copy paper

Cat & Dog Needs
• Box lids from copy paper cases (for disposable litter boxes)
• Heavy weight paper bowls for medication
• Resealable plastic bags - quart or gallon size
• 4” x 4” gauze pads
Kuranda dog beds
Kuranda Vinyl cat perches
Screw on cage food & water bowls
• Rope toys for dogs
Disposable cat scratchers
• Litter box deodorizer
• Non-scoopable clay litter (unscented)
• Covered cat play houses (no carpeting)
Kitty condos
• Cat muzzles
• Catnip
• Catnip Spray
Kitty Kongs
• Martingale-style collars (medium & large sizes)
• Kennel slipleads
Stainless steel pet pails
• Made in the USA rawhide chews
• Gift cards to PETCO, PetSmart, Pet Supplies Plus, Green DogGoods, & Tractor Supply

Our Cat & Dog Food
We feed our dogs and cats the following food while in our care.
• Science Diet Sensitive Stomach & Skin (cats & dogs)
• Science Diet Puppy Healthy Growth
• Science Diet Kitten Food

For Our Community Pet Food Donation program
• Dog and cat food, dry or canned
• Brown paper sacks (grocery store size)

Recyclables
• Aluminum cans, cell phones, laptops, iPods, empty ink & toner cartridges
• New and used books, CDs and DVDs in their original cases.

Books
Box up your new and used books, CDs and DVDs in their original cases and bring them to the shelter. We are paid by a local buyer for your books! Help raise money for us while you reclaim valuable storage space.

* We do not take comforters. (Some of our dogs like to chew the stuffing out of them.)

Donations may be dropped off during our regular business hours.

EVERYDOG

Article written by volunteer Debra Lockhart

I’ve been volunteering with a local rescue for about a year now and have loved every minute of it. In the past year, I’ve transported dogs, helped rescue dogs off of a chain, helped a dog give birth, adopted and said goodbye as some of my favorites have found their forever home. I’ve gotten to know some dogs more than others and have cheered nearly every adoption and only shed a tear or two for a few who have especially touched me in some way.

Still, there was something missing. This rescue is foster based, and at this time that is the one thing I’m not able to do, so most of my interactions come from adoption events or transport services. If I could bring my dog to work with me things might be different, because sometimes you just need to hug a dog or play with a kitty, so I began volunteering at our local SPCA. I figured that they were located close enough to my office that I could spend a lunch hour or two each week relaxing in the company of a furry little friend under the guise of helping them while in all actuality, reaping the benefits that come with cuddling a pet. Orientation was in two parts so after part one, I was able to ‘socialize with cats’ and I spent a good portion of a lunch hour on the floor of a kitty room getting and giving some soft purr-y love.

Part two allowed us to interact with the dogs and there was a special boy whom I met at both orientations and I was eager to go back and really interact with him on my first “dog day.” Its funny how a dog (or any animal, really) can grab your heartstrings and how it varies from person to person as to who that special furry pal may be. A fellow volunteer nudged me and pointed at a dog, “That’s my dog. I’m going to adopt that one.” “Hmmm, cute dog, nothing special,” I thought. He or she was the kind of dog I might not have given a second glance at if I weren’t here to generally socialize with the dogs.

In the kennel next to “her dog” was the special someone who had me at first glance. Truth be told, “special boy” is not usually someone who would grab my attention… except he did. He was just a medium sized dog, medium hair, medium build but with a deep chest and funny white paws that were too big for his body. (As a further testament to how perception skews what we actually see, he is listed as a large dog with long hair.) There was nothing exceptional… but his eyes. Ah, those soulful cinnamon eyes peering at me over the chew toy he hopefully offered me, they had me at hello.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Sat, March, 7, Noon - 3 pm
Dawg-e-bag Community Outreach
4227 N. Clinton St
Fort Wayne, IN

Sat, Mar 14, 11 am - 2 pm
Pet Supplies Plus Community Outreach
4714 Coldwater Rd
Ft Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Sun, Mar 15, Noon - 2 pm
Deer Park Irish Pub
1530 Leesburg Rd, Ft Wayne, IN
Join us for the St. Patrick's Day Parade with our dogs!

Wed, Mar 25, 9 am - 3 pm
IPFW Health Fair
Walb Student Union
2101 Coliseum Blvd E
Fort Wayne, IN

Sat, Apr 11, 11 am - 2 pm
PETCO Community Outreach
315 E Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Apr 11, 11 am - 2 pm
Pet Supplies Plus Community Outreach
4714 Coldwater Rd, Ft Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Wed, Apr 15, 6 pm
Annual Membership Meeting
Yolo's
4201 N. Wells Street, Fort Wayne, IN
Allen County SPCA members welcome!

Sat, Apr 18 & Sun, Apr 19, 11 am - 4 pm
Northern Indiana Pet Expo
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
4000 Parnell Ave
www.northernindianapetexpo.org

Sat, Apr 25, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
1760 Apple Glen Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Fri, May 1, 10 am - 5 pm
Sat, May 2, 10 am - 5 pm
Sun, May 3, 11 am - 6 pm
PetSmart National Adoption Weekend
All 3 PetSmart locations in
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, May 30, 10 am
K9 Klassic 5K Walk/Run
Foster Park
Fort Wayne, IN
Dogs welcome!
More details at www.k9klassic.net

Sat, Jun 6, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
10260 Maysville Rd &
10035 Lima Rd

Sat, Jun 13, 11 am - 2 pm
Pet Supplies Plus Community Outreach
4714 Coldwater Rd, Ft Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Jun 13, 11 am - 2 pm
PETCO Community Outreach
315 E Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Jun 27, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
1760 Apple Glen Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Jul 4, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
10260 Maysville Rd &
10035 Lima Rd
Fort Wayne, IN

Sat, Jul 11, 11 am - 2 pm
PETCO Community Outreach
315 E Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Jul 11, 11 am - 2 pm
Pet Supplies Plus Community Outreach
4714 Coldwater Rd, Ft Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Jul 25, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
1760 Apple Glen Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Aug 1, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
10260 Maysville Rd &
10035 Lima Rd
Fort Wayne, IN

Sat, Aug 8, 11 am - 2 pm
PETCO Community Outreach
315 E Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Aug 8, 11 am - 2 pm
Pet Supplies Plus Community Outreach
4714 Coldwater Rd, Ft Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Aug 22, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
1760 Apple Glen Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Fri, Sep 11, 10 am - 5 pm
Sat, Sep 12, 10 am - 5 pm
Sun, Sep 13, 11 am - 6 pm
PetSmart National Adoption Weekend
All 3 PetSmart locations in
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Sep 26, Noon - 3 pm
Doggone Best Chili Challenge
Lucky Harley-Davidson
6315 Illinios Road
Fort Wayne, Indiana
$5 admission includes chili tasting.
Under 10 is free.

Sat, Oct 3, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
10260 Maysville Rd &
10035 Lima Rd
Fort Wayne, IN

Sat, Oct 10, 11 am - 2 pm
PETCO Community Outreach
315 E Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Oct 10, 11 am - 2 pm
Pet Supplies Plus Community Outreach
4714 Coldwater Rd, Ft Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Oct 10
CatWalk - Puttin' on the Ritz!
Grand Wayne Center, Ft Wayne, IN
Doors open at 5 pm
Performance at 6 pm
www.acspcacatwalk.org

Sat, Oct 24, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
1760 Apple Glen Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Fri, Nov 13, 10 am - 5 pm
Sat, Nov 14, 10 am - 5 pm
Sun, Nov 15, 11 am - 6 pm
PetSmart National Adoption Weekend
All 3 PetSmart locations in
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Dec 12, 11 am - 2 pm
PETCO Community Outreach
315 E Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Dec 12, 11 am - 2 pm
Pet Supplies Plus Community Outreach
4714 Coldwater Rd, Ft Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Dec 26, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
1760 Apple Glen Blvd • Ft Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!