Through donations received from members and the public, Animal Care and Welfare, Inc. helps low-income animal guardians obtain medical care for their sick or injured pets and also promotes spaying and neutering through education and financial support. Our Board members also rescue, foster, and adopt homeless pets.
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ANIMAL CARE AND WELFARE, INC. IS A 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT FINANCIALLY HELPS LOW-INCOME FAMILIES WITH LOW-COST SPAYS, NEUTERS, AND MEDICAL EMERGENCIES FOR THEIR PETS.
Dr. Becky Morrow, Vet & Mary Batyko, Owner, PA Fitness West
Sue Krul, Owner, Paws Here Awhile Pet Resort
ANIMAL CARE & WELFARE MISSION STATEMENT
Through donations received from members and the public, Animal Care and Welfare, Inc. helps low-income animal guardians obtain medical care for their sick or injured pets and also promotes spaying and neutering through education and financial support. Our Board members also rescue, foster and adopt homeless pets.
Animal Care and Welfare, Inc., founded by Ed and Kay Blotzer, incorporated since 1970, was created for the purpose of preventing cruelty to animals. AC&W is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization supported solely by donations. The all-volunteer Board of Directors appreciates your support: Sue Krul, President - Cathy Saladyga, Vice President - Bonnie Evans-Magdalene, Treasurer - Barb Kagarise, Secretary - Becky Mellinger, Director and Esther Hackwelder, Retired
**All Board members are certified in Animal First Aid**
To contact Animal Care and Welfare, Inc.:
Call: 412-244-1372 and leave a detailed message (Must accept Blocked calls)
Write: P.O. Box 8257, Pittsburgh, PA 15218
To contact Animal Care and Welfare, Inc. by phone, please leave a message of your name, phone number and what issue you need help with. We ask that you tell us a good time to reach you and you must accept block calls for us to call back. We check our phones daily and will return calls as promptly as possible. We do not have a shelter or provide veterinary care so we are unable to accept any animals, they must be taken to a community shelter or local vet. Please use our list of Participating Veterinaries to find a vet in your area to call for medical emergencies for your animal. Also, we do not reimburse anyone other than the veterinarians.
Animal Care and Welfare, Inc. helps low income animal guardians with spays / neuters and medical emergencies for their pets. Please check our list of Participating Veterinarians to find a vet in your area that accepts our certificates. The following is a list of services we provide:
Spay and Neuter Certificates:
Female cat spay - $60.00
Male cat neuter - $50.00
Female dog spay – less than 50 lbs - $75.00
Female dog spay – over 50 lbs - $85.00
Male dog neuter – less than 50 lbs - $60.00
Male dog neuter – over 50 lbs - $75.00
For Medical treatment we will pay 30% of the medical emergency bill, payment not to exceed $100.00. If you live in the Wester PA area you can call or write us with the following information for a medical emergency certificate:
Name, phone number, animal type and name, what the medical problem is and the name of the vet you are working with. We will send you or the vet a certificate and your vet will mail that along with the bill to us. We will reimburse the Veterinarian only.
***Animal Care and Welfare, Inc., WILL NOT cover ANY elective surgery such as de-clawing, tail docking, ear cropping, etc. If we receive a submission with the elective services on the invoice, we will not pay for ANY of the services provided. The client will be responsible for the entire bill.
Nila - Cute as a button!!
YOUR DONATIONS HARD AT WORK :
On the left are pictures of your donations hard at work, enabling a pet owner to save the leg of a puppy!! The owner was afraid that she would not have enough money to save the leg and that it would have to be amputated!! Thankfully a full recovery is this puppys' future!!!!
Nila with her legbrace after surgery
Animal Care and Welfare would like to thank all our volunteers for making the 23rd annual Pittsburgh Indoor/Outdoor Home Show a big Adoption success!!! We adopted three loving cats and two puppies to their Fur-ever Homes!!! THANKS ROCCO!!!
Animal Care and Welfare would like to give a heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful kindergarten children in the Burgettstown School District!! These giving boys and girls save up all their pennies throughout the year to donate to a local animal rescue!! We are grateful for their donation of $171.00 to help us find forever homes for our rescued cats and dogs!! Four kindergarten classes have learned that if they all work together they can make a difference in their community!! Thanks to all the teachers, children and volunteers that help us save animals, we could not do what we do without the communities help!!! We wish you all the best in the upcoming year!!
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS FOR THEIR SUPPORT TO MAKE THE PET EXPO SUCH AN ADOPTION SUCCESS!!!! WE ADOPTED 4 DOGS AND 12 CATS!!!!! 16 MORE LOVING ANIMALS HAVE FOREVER HOMES NOW!!!!!
Animal Care & Welfare Booth
A New Mom!!
Lots of Kittens Need a Home!!
Roxy now has a forever Home!!
WHITNEY NOW HAS A HOME!!
ANOTHER NEW MOM!!
Benny the beagle also has a new forever home!
A NEW FAMILY FOR BUTLER!!
RABIES CLINIC A SUCCESS
A special thank you to Dr. Becky Morrow, DVM, (top photo) for inoculating 121 dogs and cats at our rabies clinic. There were also 15 microchips inserted and 38 nail clips. Thanks also to Mary Batyko, (standing in bottom photo)owner of PA Fitness West for letting us use her facility for the clinic. We could not have done it without these two ladies and our wonderful volunteers!
AC&W HOLDS HUGE NEUTER EVENT
On March 25th Animal Care & Welfare held a big neuter event at Brooke County Animal Shelter in West Virginia. With the help of 14 volunteers, every cat’s picture was taken, tagged and identified. Rabies vaccines were administered and all were wormed. Dr. Sue Smith from Chester Vet Clinic, neutered all the male cats in the facility. The cat room was then deep cleaned before all the cats returned to the room. With a very organized crew we completed the process in about 6 hours.
A total of 164 cats identified, 30 cats neutered, 60 separated to medicate.
We would like to thank everyone that participated to help make this project successful. Special thanks to Dr. Sue Smith for her donation of time and services.
It is amazing to have this big of a volume of cats that are all over you when you walk in the door, running up to you for attention! All the cats in this facility are super friendly and loving. If you are looking for the perfect cat, visit the Brook Co. Animal Shelter cat room and see what we mean for yourself. You will not walk away empty handed. You will walk away with a life long loving companion. Click the Play Icon to watchthe slideshow below to view pictures from the event.
Visit the adoptable pets at:
Brooke County Animal Shelter Mac Barnes Drive Beechbottom, WV 26030 Phone: 304-394-0800
Animal Care and Welfare, Inc. has offered Homeless Cat Management Team a matching program to help with capital funds needed for a permanent clinic.Every dollar donated to HCMT will be matched by AC&W for their permanent clinic up to$50,000 (inherited from a long-time member of AC&W).Send your donations to HCMT, P.O. Box 100203, Pittsburgh, PA15233-0203 or go to their website www.homelesscat.org and give through their JustGive program.Please identify your gift as "permanent clinic" or "capital campaign" in the memo line for both options.HCMT has some money in their capital program, and we are hoping that this matching program will get them much closer to their financial goal needed to open a permanent clinic.So, please help AC&W help HCMT!Please tell your animal-loving friends, your family, co-workers, everyone...and double your donation for this great opportunity.The quicker we raise the funds, the sooner we can help animals and people with low-cost spays and neuters.
Animal Care and Welfare, Inc., founded by Ed and Kay Blotzer, incorporated since 1970, was created for the purpose of preventing cruelty to animals. AC&W is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization supported solely by donations. The all volunteer Board of Directors appreciates your support: Corday Yeager, President - Sue Krul, President - Cathy Saladyga, Vice President - Bonnie Evans-Magdalene, Treasurer - Barb Kagarise, Secretary - Becky Mellinger, Phones and Esther Hackwelder, Retired
P.O. Box 8257, Pittsburgh, PA 15218-0257, 412-244-1372 email@example.com