Special Thanks

Kathy Diehl owner of Wizard of Paws grooming and boarding kennel does a lot of rescues, and places a lot of stray and unwanted animals. Kathy also is there day or night to help Animal Resource Center board animals when we need her. When Cyndi (our adoption coordinator) calls Kathy, she never says no. Thanks Kathy, together we rescue and place a lot of animals.

Thank yous go to the following:
  • Bed, Bath and Biscuit, Danville, have a photo board and a donation box set up for ARC. 
  • Michelle Conner for the great professional photos she takes of ARC animals. 
  • Home Depot, Bloomsburg for donating carpet samples to ARC for our cats.
  • Thanks to Turbotville VFWand Auxiliary Post 8206 for donating a truckload of food and treats to the shelter. 
  • Tractor Supply, Bloomsburg also donated food for our shelter animals. 
  • Super Wal-Mart for the grant donation. 
  • Maria Kuhn for donating merchandise and 3 cat crates. 
  • The Estate of Margaret Eagan. 

Thank you for Food Donations
  • Super Walmart, Bloomsburg 
  • Tuzzi's Baking Company, Berwick 
  • Moran Industrial, Watsontown 
  • Del Monte Pet Products, Bloomsburg 
  • Tech Packaging, Beach Haven 

Thank you ~ to our Veternarians
  • Animal Care Center, Danville 
  • Leighow Veterinary Hospital, Danville 
  • Berwick Veterinary Care Center, Berwick 
  • Dr. Kowalchick Veterinary Hospital, Berwick 
  • Bloomsburg Veterinary Hospital

Movin' In

It has been months of hard work, but our adoptable cats think their new pad was worth the wait! During the fall of 2008, site clearing and road widening of 20 acres of land generously donated by the Stitz family began. Since then, ARC has worked vigorously to raise funds and construct a kennel to house homeless and abused animals in need of warm shelter, medical attention, and love.

Currently, only the cats occupy the new facility, but the dogs will be moved in early this season. In order to be up to kennel code, the outside runs for the dogs must be complete. Unfortunately, completing this masonry task has been on hold due to poor weather conditions. Luckily, once the weather breaks, this task should only take a few days to complete! We are eager to move in the rest of our adoptable family ASAP!

This spring, our doggie play yard will be erected and construction of the screened-in, kitty sunroom will begin! This summer, stage 2 of our 3 stage plan will commence. This plan includes a duplicate of our recently completed facility and a large pole building to be placed in the center of the 2009/2010 facilities.

All of this construction (and the spared lives of those who temporarily call it home) would not have been possible without financial support from local businesses and generous donors! YOU have helped make our mission of saving thousands of canine and feline lives possible! Thank you!

To learn more about ARC's construction progress or how you can volunteer your time, construction, animal care, computer, baking or fundraising services, please visit our website, nokillarc.org or call 784-3669.

19 puppies defeat death - TWICE

In January, more than 50 puppies were awaiting their fate in an overcrowded Kentucky shelter. The Estill County, KYshelter in the Appalachian Mountains is often overcrowded because it is the only shelter within 5 counties! If not adopted or transferred to another shelter soon, all these pups were going to be euthanized! Members of the Animal Resource Center stepped in to assist. We located a local family willing to foster 5 puppies and a private shelter in NYwilling to take in 20 puppies. We took the puppies that were at the KYshelter the longest because they would be the first to be put down. This also bought more time for the remaining 25 puppies in KY.As scheduled, ARC members and volunteers would transport all 25 to Bloomsburg, then 20 of them would be transported to the NYshelter.

Once in transport, ARCvolunteers noticed the poor health of at least 2 of the 25 pups bound for Bloomsburg and NY.They contacted ARC board members and decided to meet at the Watsontown Emergency Veterinary Hospital. Dr Haas quickly assessed the condition of the worst pup. Unfortunately, she tested positive for Parvo, a potentially fatal virus that causes extreme damage to the intestinal tract. It seemed as though the puppies dismal fate was set in stone, litterally. ARCmembers refused to give up on them though. Parvo was treatable, but could be expensive. It just didn't seem right for puppies to die for lack of human responsibility to spay and neuter their pets or then due to lack of funds to treat them.

Due to generous donations given by PetCo Foundation, animal lovers locally and throughout the country and monetary donations and/ or time given by Bloomsburg Vet Hospital, Watsontown Emergency Vet Hospital, and especially Dr. Berg and associates at Animal Care Vet Hospital, ARC was able to change the fate of these puppies once again! 19 out of the 25 pups have survived and 17 of them have already been adopted to loving homes. Saving the lives of these precious pups could not have been possible without all of the support that we have received, and for that we bow our hats to our supporters! Thank you!

ARC's 10th Anniversary

Special thanks go to our founder Al Gregorowicz. Al knew there was a need for a no-kill shelter in our area. He put an ad in the press and the first meeting was held at the Espy Fire Hall in 2000.

A board was formed. Our meetings were at The YMCA Bloomsburg (where they are held now). When the weather was warmer we did meet at the Bloomsburg Town Park.

Then we had our dogs and cats in foster care. Of course, it was a struggle then as it is now to get funds to support our animals and vet bills. As time went on and animal lives were saved we boarded our dogs at a local boarding kennel.

As we talked to people about ARC, got more people involved, got our name out to the public, Cyndi Lindenmuth became our adoption coordinator. She is still doing a great job. Cyndi would go to the kennel to show dogs and process adoptions.

The years passed quickly and now ARC is well known for all the good we have done and do.

We did a large rescue in a Watsontown trailer with approximately 23 dogs, 20 some cats, a turtle, a few other small animals were rescued. The local vets responded to our needs since we didn't have our own kennel up and running.

Chuck and Rhonda Stitz saw our story in the local press. There were photos of starving dogs with scars on their faces from fighting for the little food they had in that trailer. The sad, sad eyes of the cats that just wanted love and food. This is all these poor animals wanted.

The Stitz family donated 20 acres to ARC for a new shelter. It took quite a while to get things going but now we will be moving all our animals into our new shelter before summer. We can never thank the Stitz family enough for the kindness they showed ARC.