Kittens born in April and May are reaching the age when they can be adopted at this time of year, giving us “kitten season.” The influx of kittens into shelters puts pressure on rescues to find room for all the cats. Thus June is Adopt-a-Cat Month.
A few things to think about when you adopt:
- If you’re thinking about adopting a cat, consider taking home two.
- Find a cat whose personality compliments yours.
- Pick out a veterinarian ahead of time and schedule a visit within the first few days following the adoption.
- Make sure everyone in the house is prepared to have a cat before it comes home.
- Budget for the short- and long-term costs of a cat.
- Stock up on supplies before the cat arrives.
- Cat-proof your home.
- Go slowly when introducing your cat to new friends and family.
- Be sure to include your new pet in your family’s emergency plan.
Come help ACDC raise funds to help homeless animals!
Sunday, May 5
A Taste of Key West
Ridley Park, PA
$10 donation at the door goes directly to help homeless animals.
Rabbits are closely associated with Easter. Shortly following the holiday, our rabbit department sees an increase of rabbits who’ve been surrendered to shelters. Our rabbit intake department needs to find foster homes for too many rabbits. They’re happy to save them, but they really wish people would reconsider giving live animals as gifts.
Great Companion, Bad Gift
Carrie (shown here) was a gift, but not everyone in the family was happy with this present. She ended up confined to a cage–alone–most of the time. She was sad and lonely; rabbits require social interaction as well as exercise. While rabbits are adorable and fun pets, they do require a lot of care and patience–often as much as a dog or a cat. Read about rabbit care, and if you still like the idea of a hopper around the house, please consider giving Carrie a good home.
How to Care for Your Pet Rabbit
Rabbits are gentle, affectionate animals who thrive in calm, attentive homes. But they have specific needs to keep them healthy and happy, and they are not low-maintenance pets, as many people believe.
Einstein says come learn something new!
If you have–or will soon have–a special bunny in your life, please join us for this program (for adults and children 7 years and up). We’ll discuss rabbit behavior, care and supplies, and offer tips on how to choose–and where to find–the right bunny for your family.
Saturday, March 23rd 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Rocky Run YMCA
1299 West Baltimore Pike, Media, PA
This program is free and open to the public.
For more info: Call: 610-876-1479 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Not that kind of flea, silly.
ACDC is sponsoring its First Annual Flea Market. Nestled in the idyllic – and iconic – rolling green that is Rose Tree Park in Delaware County, spaces are priced at a low $25 for 2 car spaces. This is going to be a well-advertised event as it will be advertised on Rose Tree’s marquee starting the last week of March. Held in the front parking lot off Rte 252, there promises to be plenty of drive-by traffic . Dates: Flea market 4/13, raindate 4/20. Hours: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., set-up at 7 a.m.; you must vacate the park by 3:30 p.m.
ACDC is a 501C3, all-volunteer. foster-based rescue for dogs, cats and rabbits. Since our inception in 2004, we have rescued over 2,000 animals. But our reach can only extend as far as our funding, and vet bills are skyrocketing. Your purchase of a space would be a tax deduction and greatly appreciated. Help us help those who are unable to help themselves.
We work hard to raise funds to provide the essential medical care for homeless animals. Before they are adopted out, every animal is spayed or neutered and fully vaccinated. In nearly 60% of our rescued animls cases additional vet care is needed.
Thank you for supporting our efforts. Information: 610-356-4083.
Outdoor hutch rabbits suffer greatly, especially in extreme temperatures–hot or cold–and become susceptible to illness. Bring your bunnies inside and discover what wonderful, litter-trained pets rabbits can be.
If you’d like to learn more, ACDC rabbit counselors are always available to teach you everything you need to know!
In addition, ACDC will present Bunny Basics: How to Care for Your Pet Rabbit at the Rocky Run YMCA on Saturday, March 23rd from 1:00–2:30 p.m. Come learn all about these gentle, affectionate animals – and discover exactly what a rabbit needs to stay happy and healthy.
In addition to discussing topics such as rabbit behavior, proper care, housing options, and litter training, ACDC’s rabbit experts will demonstrate proper handling techniques and offer tips on how to choose the right rabbit for your family. There will be information sheets to take home and plenty of time for questions. Join us!
Rocky Run YMCA is located at 1299 West Baltimore Pike, Media, PA.
Cat lover Sybilla with her birthday gifts.
Sybilla and her mom, Beth, love to visit the cats at ACDC’s Adoption Center at the Marple Crossroads PetSmart. But Sybilla is allergic to cats so they cannot bring one home. The pair like to think of the cats at the center as “their” cats. “Often times it is hard to leave them behind at the store,” Beth says.
When Sybilla turned 11 this January, she asked for cat food from her guests to donate to ACDC. And they really came through! This isn’t the first time she’s made such a request. Last year, her guests generously provided supplies for both cats and dogs. After finding out most of ACDC’s foster animals are cats, Sybilla and her mother decided to focus on them. Beth explains, “This is one way she can help all the wonderful cats we see at Petsmart.”
Happy Birthday, Sybilla, from all of us at ACDC! Many thanks to you and your guests.