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Important Updates from the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative

07.07.21

Pennsylvania Transport and Services Survey

You can help strengthen a more coordinated interstate transport program to benefit homeless animals! The Federated Humane Societies of Pennsylvania, the nation’s oldest continually active non-regulatory member organization representing animal welfare organizations and individuals from around Pennsylvania, is conducting a survey and asking members of the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative (that’s you!) to participate to help advance the goal of strengthening a more coordinated interstate transport program for homeless animals.


Please share your insight through this survey. One of The Federated Humane Societies of Pennsylvania’s key advocacy efforts for 2021 includes strategizing with local, state, and national agencies to improve inter-shelter transfers of shelter animals within Pennsylvania to provide better outcomes. This is one of the key factors in helping shelters, rescues, and advocates communicate and connect in order to place animals.

This survey will help to identify the needs for a coordinated intrastate transport program in PA. The survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete. Thank you for your participation!

Take Survey


Dickson City PetSmart Hosting Adoption Week

PetSmart in Dickson City is hosting an adoption week for all of its adoption partners, July 19-25, 2021. The goal is to fill up with a variety of dogs and cats from various rescues in need of homes. You must bring your own crates, cages, tables, etc. If you are coming multiple days those items can stay in the store until the event, but the animals may not be unattended. To participate in this event or for more information, please reach out to Christina Kerr via Facebook or contact the PetSmart store directly at 570-347-1006.


NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative Code of Ethics

Thanks to everyone for your feedback on the new Code of Ethics for the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative. Following its presentation at the last Collaborative Meeting held on June 16, 2021, we have made the suggested modifications. Here is the most up-to-date version:

Vision: The NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative will set the standard for all animal welfare initiatives in NEPA and will work together as a collaborative with other partners and community members, utilizing available resources to improve both the care and lives of animals.

Mission: 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.


Mobile Spay/ Neuter Events

The NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative is planning three separate mobile spay/neuter events 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.

Please mark these dates:

July 22, 2021 – Lackawanna County
July 29, 2021 – Luzerne County
Oct 28, 2021 – Lackawanna County

Visit the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative website to learn more and to complete the Consent Form to participate.


Don’t miss the 2021 NEPA Learning Conference!


The 2021 NEPA Learning Conference will be a hybrid event held on Wednesday, August 18, Thursday, August 19, and Friday, August 20th, 2021. Attendees will have the option to attend in-person with us at the Hilton Scranton OR virtually through the Whova app. Learn more about this event here.

Register for the 2021 NEPA Learning Conference


Vision
The NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative will set the standard for all animal welfare initiatives in NEPA and will work together as a collaborative with other partners and community members, utilizing available resources to improve both the care and lives of animals.

Mission
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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