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Don’t miss the Humane Lobby Week Prep Webinar on Thursday, September 23!


Updates from the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative

Here are the latest updates and news from the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative…

Humane Lobby Week – October 3 through October 8, 2021

Join in the Prep Webinar on Thursday, September 23!

The Humane Society of the United States invites you to join their Humane Lobby Week (HLW) Prep Webinar on Thursday, September 23th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Register here for the webinar.

The preparation webinar will be hosted by Former Senator Roy Afflerbach and PA State Director, Kristen Tullo. This Virtual Prep Session will be moderated by animal welfare warrior and journalist, Lucy Noland as well as a special guest appearance from Aladdin, a rescued dog who now serves as a certified therapy and crisis response dog and is a nationally known ambassador for anti-animal cruelty. This webinar will go over animal-related legislation, how to lobby for animals during a pandemic, explain the scheduling of appointments with legislators and the HLW schedule. You won’t want to miss a rehearsal “meeting” with Rep. Jeanne McNeill who will be online to help us show how advocacy meetings really work. And Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill will join us to talk about the power of advocacy. At the prep webinar, you’ll hear an exciting announcement about Pittsburgh’s declaw ban hearing and next Tuesday’s vote.

Humane Lobby Week (HLW) runs from Sunday, October 3 through Friday, October 8, 2021.

Spay/neuter event planned for Thursday, October 28, 2021

The NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative is planning its third mobile spay/neuter event in partnership with EPAA, which will aim to spay and neuter 45 cats per day, both domestic and feral. The cost for feral cats will be $5.00, and the cost for domestic cats will be $10.00 and will be available for those in each county who are facing economic challenges. The event in October will take place in Lackawanna County at the Keyser Valley Community Center.

This is the third spay/ neuter event sponsored by the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative, the first two of which resulted in over 100 cats total being spayed, neutered and vaccinated in one day. “These mobile events are so important because they help to reduce the numbers of homeless animals and give people a very affordable option. We’re grateful to EPAA for making these services available,” stated Scranton Area Community Foundation President and CEO, Laura Ducceschi.

Due to the high demand and the maximum capacity reached for this event, the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative is unable to take any additional applications for appointments for the scheduled mobile spay/neuter events at this time.

More details will be discussed at the next NEPA Animal Welfare Colloaborative meeting.

Please join us for the next (virtual) NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative Meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.

A meeting agenda will be sent out closer to the date of the meeting. Please register to attend this virtual meeting via the link below. Instructions on how to join in the Zoom meeting will be sent after registering.

Register Here

The NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative will set the standard for all animal welfare initiatives in NEPA and will work together, utilizing available resources to improve both the care and lives of animals.

The NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative will work on initiatives aimed at ensuring animals in NEPA achieve a happy and healthy life—free from abuse and neglect.

The NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative is a project of The Scranton Area Community Foundation.
Established in 2019, the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative is a collective of animal shelters, rescues, advocates, and sanctuaries in the region that are interested in coming together to advance various causes in animal welfare and to increase the collective resources available to these agencies. Activities of the collaborative include education, professional development, fundraising and other practices that move the goals of the collaborative forward. The Scranton Area Community Foundation serves as the convener of the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative.

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