We're Out to Get $50,000
for the Allen County SPCA

We're super excited to let you know that we're part of the Saving Pets Challenge, a fundraising campaign launched by Michelson Found Animals.

It all starts on May 4th and to give back, they'll be donating over $115,000 to organizations benefiting animal welfare. The organization that raises the most during the Challenge will get a $50,000 donation to their cause. Second place gets $20,000, third gets $10,000, fourth gets $7500 and fifth place gets a $5000 donation. We're ready to raise as much money as we can for our cause so we can win the $50,000 grand prize donation. And, we really need your help to make it happen.

How You Can Help

It would be so amazing if our incredible supporters became fundraisers. By setting up a fundraiser for our cause and reaching out to your network of supporters, imagine the impact we can have.

It takes less than five minutes to set up a fundraiser. All you have to do is go to www.crowdrise.com/acspca-savingpets2015 and click 'Fundraise for This Campaign.'

Once you start your fundraiser, make sure to update it with the story of why you're one of our biggest fans. The more personal and compelling story, the more likely you are to get donations. Also make sure to put pics and even videos on your fundraising page that help to illustrate why this cause means so much to you. Then, when the Challenge starts on May 4th, share it with everyone you know and start raising money.

If for some reason you can't fundraise for our campaign, please go to www.crowdrise.com/acspca-savingpets2015 and give whatever you can. Every donation makes a difference, no matter how big or small.

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 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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Fundraising Websites - Crowdrise

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
• Multi-cat enclosed playpen/cage
Dog agility equipment set

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

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

Recyclables
• Aluminum cans, cell phones, laptops, iPods, empty ink & toner cartridges

* We do not take comforters or pillows. (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, May 23, 9 am - 1 pm
Barr Street Market
302 E. Berry Street
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!
$20 registration fee.
Details and registration - www.k9klassic.com

Sat, May 30, 2015, 11 am -- 2 pm
River Palooza
Headwaters Park West
330 S. Clinton St.
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Jun 6, 11 am - 2 pm
Kaleidoscope Floors Community Outreach
6230 Lima Rd
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, June 6, 2015, 11 am 2 pm
Churubusco Charity Car and Truck Show
C & A Tool Engineering, Inc.
4100 N. US Highway 33
Churusbusco, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Fri-Sun, June 12-14, 2015, noon 4 pm
Great Cat Takeover
Pet Supplies Plus
4714 Coldwater Rd.
Fort 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 20, 9 am - 1 pm
Barr Street Market
302 E. Berry Street
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Jun 20, 10 am - 4 pm
PUGfest
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
4000 Parnell Ave
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Jun 27, 12 pm - 3 pm
Pet Supplies Plus Community Outreach
4714 Coldwater Rd, Ft Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

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 18, 9 am - 1 pm
Barr Street Market
302 E. Berry Street
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, August 1, 2015, 11 am 2 pm
Petshion Boutique Community Outreach Jefferson Pointe
4150 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

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 15, 9 am - 1 pm
Barr Street Market
302 E. Berry Street
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Aug 29, 11 am - 2 pm
Kaleidoscope Floors Community Outreach
6230 Lima Rd
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Sep 5, 12 pm - 3 pm
Pet Supplies Plus Community Outreach
4714 Coldwater Rd, Ft 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 19, 11 am - 2 pm
Kaleidoscope Floors Community Outreach
6230 Lima Rd
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, October 3, 2015, 11 am 2 pm
Petshion Boutique Community Outreach Jefferson Pointe
4150 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

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
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 17, 11 am - 2 pm
Kaleidoscope Floors Community Outreach
6230 Lima Rd
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 19, 12 pm - 3 pm
Pet Supplies Plus Community Outreach
4714 Coldwater Rd, Ft Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!