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Updates from the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative


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

Upcoming Virtual Committee Meeting Dates 

Steering Committee
Thursday, October 8th, 5:30 pm

Combined Programs/Summit/Communications & Advocacy Committees
Tuesday, October 13th, 5:30 pm

A zoom link will be sent to committee members closer to the meeting dates. 

Flea Market Opportunity, 9/19 & 9/20 – raise funds for your group 

Scranton Animal Supply House will hold a flea market at their warehouse in Greenridge on Saturday, September 19, and Sunday, September 20, and are offering outdoor space for other groups to participate. Anything you bring and sell is money raised for your cause. Depending on space availability, you are welcome to come one or both days. Social distance guidelines and mask-wearing will be required, and every group attending is required to show proof of their own insurance. Email scrantonanimalsupplyhouse@gmail.com for space availability and more information.

2020 NEPA Learning Conference, 9/17 & 9/18 – there is still time to register! 

Hosted by the Scranton Area Community Foundation’s Center for Community Leadership and Nonprofit Excellence in partnership with Moses Taylor Foundation, the 2020 Virtual NEPA Learning Conference will take place on Thursday, September 17, and Friday, September 18, 2020—and you’ll be able to attend right from your own computer.  The conference offers an opportunity for local nonprofit organizations and nonprofit professionals to receive in-depth training from local and nationally-recognized presenters. Registration is $49. To see the conference agenda and to register: https://nepalearningconference.com/

Humane Lobby Week Prep Webinar, 9/24

The Humane Society of the United States invites you to join their Humane Lobby Week (HLW) Prep Webinar on Thursday, September 24th from 6:00 -7:00 pm. Reserve your spot hereFollow the Facebook event page

The prep webinar, hosted by Senator Roy Afflerbach, Ret. and HSUS Pennsylvania State Director Kristen Tullo, will provide an overview of top priority bills, explain how to schedule appointments with legislators, and assist you with Zoom technology.

The actual Humane Lobby Week will start on Monday, October 5th and will include the following:

  • Monday (meetings with your state Senator, they will be in Harrisburg, and meeting with your Representative, they will be in district).
  • Tuesday in recognition of fire safety month and Humane Lobby Week state farm arson dog demo.
  • Wednesday is contact the Pennsylvania Game Commission by email or phone to propose a regulation to end cruel, unsporting, and wasteful wildlife killing contests.
  • Thursday is a virtual celebration of Senator Dinniman’s well-deserved Pennsylvania Companion Animal Guardianship award for his retirement!
  • Friday is upload photos with your furry family members using #FurryPhotoFriday and they are mailing HSUS branded masks to the top 3 most unique looking photos. 

Constituents will be scheduling their own appointments to “meet” (via telephone, face time, Zoom, etc.) with legislators during the week from Oct 5 – 9.  You won’t want to miss a rehearsal “meeting” with Rep. Melissa Shusterman who will be online to help demonstrate how advocacy meetings really work.  And Rep. Frank Farry will speak about the power of advocacy.

Rabies Clinic

The Scranton Animal Shelter Association is hosting a rabies clinic on Saturday, September 26, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. $10, cash only. Dogs must be leashed – no retractables; cats must be in carriers. Social distancing and masks required. This rabies clinic will be held at 1739 Dickson Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509.

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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