$50 Dog Adoptions Now Thru Sunday!

All dogs, no matter their age, are now just $50 to adopt. In honor of National Dog Day and in response to shelter crowding both at the Allen County SPCA and area shelters, we have reduced our canine adoption fees. Hurry in this week during our regular adoption hours and rescue a companion dog.

All dogs have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. If you've been considering pet adoption, visit us this week! Love is just a tail wag away!

Adoption hours are Tue-Fri 11-6, Sat & Sun noon-4. Get your tails in here!

 

CatWalk banner

Tickets are on sale at participating salons!

Last year's event was a sellout. CatWalk 2014 tickets are $85 each and include dinner by the bite from a selection of delicious canapes during the live, couture fashion show. Following, be mesmerized by the CatWalk Masquerade performance featuring local stylists, makeup artists, and their models as they showcase their creative talents!

Participating salons:
• The Loft hair skin nails
• A Day Away Salon & Spa
• Turning Heads Salon
• Southwest Hair & Day Spa
• The Warehouse Salon
• Masters of Cosmetology College

All tickets are general seating and can be purchased at the participating salons or online at the CatWalk website. For reserved table sponsors email kathym@acspca.org. Table sponsors include advertising benefits and reserved seating of eight.

For tickets and details, visit
www.allencountyspcacatwalk.org

 

Vote for your favorite vet banner

Is your veterinarian the best in town? Has your vet gone above and beyond in caring for and treating your animals? If so, help your vet become the 2014 Allen County SPCA’s Veterinarian of the Year by voting for his or her practice today! Each vote costs just $1, and all proceeds benefit the Allen County SPCA. The more you donate, the greater the chances of your favorite veterinarian winning!

Click on the button below to vote!
Vote Button

The campaign runs through October 6, 2014.  Winners will receive a plaque to display in their office as well as a complimentary table at the Allen County SPCA’s signature fundraiser Catwalk! on October 25, 2014.

 

1st Annual Doggone Best Chili Challenge benefits homeless animals at Allen County SPCA!

Get out your secret ingredients, your lucky cookwear, your whacky costumes, and get your chili on 'cause this is going to be the best, doggone chili cookoff of the year! We are currently looking for chili cooks. Only $20 to enter.

Check out the categories:
• Vegetarian Chili
• Firehouse Chili
• Biker Club Chili
• Restaurant/Commercial Chili
• CASI Division

Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Lucky Harley-Davidson • Proceeds benefit Allen County SPCA

Click here for more information!

 

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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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
• Baby scale to weigh food up to 30 lbs.
10x10 Shelter PopUp - for our dogs at outreach events
• Large travel case with wheels and telescoping handle (to transport dog supplies to adoption events)
• Laundry baskets
• Multi-cat enclosed playpen/cage

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 vinyl cat perches
Kuranda dog beds
Screw on cage food & water bowls
• Interactive dog and cat toys
• 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.
• 4health Cat & Kitten Food - available at Tractor Supply
• Purina Pro Plan Focus Puppy Food Chick & Rice
• Purina Pro Plan Focus Puppy Lamb & Rice
• Purina Pro Plan Savor Adult Dog Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice Formula
• Purina Pro Plan Savor Adult Dog Shredded Blend Lamb & Rice Formula
• Canned Meow Mix wet cat food
• Canned dog foot - any brand

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, Aug 30, Noon - 3 pm
Dog Days of Summer
Science Central
1950 N. Clinton St
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Sep 6, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
10035 Lima Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46818
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Sep 6, 10 am - 3 pm
AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day
Shoaff Park, Conklin Pavilion
Ft Wayne, IN 46835
$15 Microchipping.
Details at www.neikc.org.

Sun, Sep 7, 3 pm- 6 pm
Curly's Village Inn "Paw Fest"
4205 Bluffton Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46809
$10 food buffet
Proceeds benefit our shelter!

Sun, Sep 7, 2 pm - 4 pm
North Anthony Corridor Block Party
Miss Emily's & Green DogGoods
Ft Wayne, IN 46805
See who is available for adoption!

Sat & Sun, Sep 13 & 14
10 am - 5 pm
PetSmart National Adoption Weekend
Tent Event
10260 Maysville Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46835
See who is available for adoption
from five rescues!

Sat, Sep 20, 11 am - 2 pm
PETCO Community Outreach
315 E Coliseum Blvd
Ft Wayne, IN 46805
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Sep 20, 11 am - 2 pm
Pet Supplies Plus
4714 Coldwater Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46825
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Sep 27, noon - 3 pm
Doggone Best Chili Challenge
at Lucky Harley Davidson
6315 Illinios Rd (at I-69)
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
Proceeds benefit our shelter!
Click here for details.

Sat, Sep 27, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
1760 Apple Glen Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Oct 4
Fraternal Order of Eagles
4th Annual BBQ Cookoff
4940 Bluffton Road
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for
adoption!

Sat, Oct 4, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
10260 Maysville Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46835
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Oct 4, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
10035 Lima Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46818
See who is available for adoption!

Sun, Oct 5, 3 pm
Grace Episcopal Church
10010 Aurora Place
Ft Wayne, IN 46804
Blessing of the Animals with
Donation collection

Sat, Oct 11, 11 am - 2 pm
PETCO Community Outreach
315 E Coliseum Blvd
Ft Wayne, IN 46805
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Oct 11, 11 am - 2 pm
Pet Supplies Plus
4714 Coldwater Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46825
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Oct 25, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
1760 Apple Glen Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Oct 25, 5 pm
CatWalk
Grand Wayne Convention Center
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Sat, Nov 1, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
10260 Maysville Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46835
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Nov 1, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
10035 Lima Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46818
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Nov 8, 11 am - 2 pm
PETCO Community Outreach
315 E Coliseum Blvd
Ft Wayne, IN 46805
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Nov 8, 11 am - 2 pm
Pet Supplies Plus
4714 Coldwater Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46825
See who is available for adoption!

Fri, Sat, Sun Nov 14 - 16
Time TBD
PetSmart National Adoption Weekend
All 3 PetSmart locations in
Fort Wayne, IN
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Nov 22, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
1760 Apple Glen Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Dec 6, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
10260 Maysville Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46835
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Dec 6, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
10035 Lima Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46818
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Dec 13, 11 am - 2 pm
PETCO Community Outreach
315 E Coliseum Blvd
Ft Wayne, IN 46805
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Dec 13, 11 am - 2 pm
Pet Supplies Plus
4714 Coldwater Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46825
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Dec 27, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
1760 Apple Glen Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
See who is available for adoption!