American Girl Doll BINGO

There will be a bingo fundraiser to benefit the Animal Resource Center on Sunday, March 29, 2009 at the Espy Fire Hall.
Doors open at 12:30 with an early bird game starting at 2:00pm. Donation of $20 gets you 20 games. 6 squares per game.
Four special games are extra. Bring a donation of animal toys, food, paper towels, bleach, bath towel, collar, leash, etc. and get one free special game.

Winter Pet Celebration

Date: Saturday, February 28, 2009

Where: Tractor Supply Company
1399 Columbia Blvd
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Organization representatives will be there from:

Animal Resource Center – Cat Adoptions, Baked Goods & Merchandise
PA Stray Save – Pet Micro Chipping, Pet Adoptions & Food
Far Point Horse Rescue – Dog Bandanas
Columbia County Hare Raisers – Rabbit Care Demo
Young’s Funny Farm – Petting Zoo
Monica’s Heart+ Greyhound Rescue

Open to the public.

No pet surrenders allowed.

Think lost, not stray!

Learn what you can do to help save more animals in our shelters by understanding how lost pets impact our shelters. The webinar focuses on how lost pets (also known as “strays”) contribute to higher shelter kill rates, feral cat colonies, and high homeless pet populations. Learn why strays go unclaimed in shelters, the challenges to recovering lost pets, what services shelters and rescue groups can offer, lost pet behaviors and more.

Think Lost, Not Stray featuring Kat Albrecht, founder of Missing Pet Partnership (

Register today – spots fill up quickly!

March 11th at 2:00pm ET/11am PT
March 11th at 4:00pm ET/1pm PT
March 15th at 4:00pm ET/1pm PT

from the Petfinder Outreach Team

Cheyenne has a new person

This is Cheyenne and Robert, her new human (as of 9:40AM 2-14-09)! Happy Valentines Day, Robert and Cheyenne!

Quilters in Bloom donate quilt

Linda Bird, left, of the Animal Resource Center displays a quilt with Cathy Eisenhuth and Minda Marr, members of the Quilters in Bloom, on Thursday evening during the quilting group’s meeting at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Scott Township.

The group made a pet-themed quilt during the Bloomsburg Fair last year and donated it Thursday to ARC.

About 20 members participated in making the quilt, which ARC plans to raffle as a fundraiser.

For information about the quilt raffle, call 784-3669.

Sample ASPCA Newsletter

If you'd like to know what's going on throughout the nation pertaining to animal protection, check out the ASPCA. Here is a sample of their newsletter.

February 13, 2009

Puppy Mill Raid in TN 1. Breaking News: ASPCA Raids TN Puppy Mill!
On Wednesday morning, the ASPCA led a team of veterinary, anti-cruelty and law enforcement professionals in the raid of a puppy mill in Sparta, TN. More than 285 small-breed dogs have been seized and are receiving urgent medical care.

Success Story 2. ASPCA Success Story of the Week: Touched By an Angel
A surprise meeting on a dreary afternoon led the Ryan family and one sweet, shaggy mixed breed into a love affair that just won’t quit!

Pet Care Tip 3. Winter Health Tip: Keep Your Pet Safe from Antifreeze
Tuning up the car? Take care that your pet doesn't lick any of this sweet-tasting poison from the driveway or floor of your garage.

ASPCA Ambassadors 4. Fundraise the Fun Way: Become an ASPCA Ambassador
Raising money for homeless pets has never been such a thrill! From benefit concerts to bikeathons (and great prizes for you!), this April is your month to go all out for animals—and the ASPCA will help you get started.

More Articles:
5. ASPCA Awards $100,000 Grant to U.C. Davis
6. Peanut Butter Pet Treats: Recall Reminder!
7. Tune in This Sunday: “Why We Love Cats and Dogs"
8. ASPCA Job of the Week

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Mera Update

"We can't stress just how awesome Mera is! She continues to adjust well to our home, our schedule and fits in like she's been with us forever!
We no longer crate her, actually we even removed the crate from our home. She must have had a negative experience in the past related to a crate, so we decided it was best to remove it altogether. She must have connected with us deeply as she takes one shoe for each of us (one of Nathaniel's, one of Tom's, and one of mine) and puts it in her bed while we are gone and lays with them. We receive hundreds of kisses when we return home! She never damages anything and we usually find her relaxing by the door waiting for us to return home! She is sooooooooooooooo smart and lets us know that she needs to go out by bring us our shoes to put on! These are not things we taught her, but things she does on her own!
She is so playful, yet gentle with us. She has grown to trust us and lets us do anything to her! She especially loves when we rub her and grabs our arm for more! She continues to sleep in Nathaniel's room in her own bed on the floor. It is soooooooooooooo cute as she checks to be sure he is in his bed before she lays down to go to sleep! She will not go in her bed until she knows he is in his bed! She also nuzzles him in the morning to wake him up for school! He is just so thrilled with having her join our family! Tom and I both know we really got lucky when we found her!
Thank you for allowing her to join our family!