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Sponsor Pip

Pip was found wandering the streets, severely underweight.

Pip was found wandering the streets, severely underweight.

Hurt, hungry, and scared, Pip the chihuahua was wandering the streets in the summer heat.  Luckily a local shelter brought him in, and friends from ACDC came to the rescue. Pip was set up with a loving foster home and brought to the vet.  This two year old boy was severely underweight, weighing only 3.6 pounds. In addition he could not use his front right leg. X-rays determined Pip’s leg was broken and he would need to wear a cast for the next four to six weeks. Pip will spend this time healing in his foster home, and this loving pup will be ready to meet his forever family sometime in August.  In the meantime, you can sponsor Pip here.

 

A trip to the vet diagnosed Pip's leg as broken.

A trip to the vet diagnosed Pip’s leg as broken.

Pip is recovering in his foster home.

Pip is recovering in his foster home.

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Flea Market–Call for Vendors

Not that kind of flea, silly.

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.

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A Happy Birthday All Around

Cat lover Sybilla with her birthday gifts.

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.

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ACDC NEEDS YOUR VOTE!

Animal lovers, unite! The Animal Coalition of Delaware has been nominated to receive funding from the Chase Community Giving Program.  The top 196 organizations with the most votes will receive between $10,000 to $250,000 – as much as a quarter of a million dollars!– think of the animals we could save with this kind of funding. Your vote counts!

Voting runs from September 6 through September 19th at 11:59:59.

Voting is easy, and you can do it in two ways:

1) On Facebook: 
1. Search for “Chase Community Giving.”
2. Find and vote for ACDC.
3. Invite your friends to vote for us too! If they use your link to get to the page–whether you tweet, email or share on facebook–you’ll get an extra vote!

2) Chase customers with an online Chase account can vote a second time

Note that you may have to set up a Chase online account, and login to it. Chase customers will automatically receive two (2) votes to cast during the Voting Period by visiting www.ChaseGiving.com and following the directions.

For more information about the Chase Giving Program, please visit this link.

And thank you for your assistance.

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Paws ‘N Pints

 

Join us for a fundraiser at Taste of Key West

 

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Caring for Purrla Deen

by Nikki Senecal

Purrla Deen is ready for adoption.

Purrla Deen was in so much pain she stopped eating. Her teeth hurt, and she needed emergency dental surgery. After having six teeth pulled, she had to be syringe fed a liquid diet. Today, she is back on her special diabetic diet food, and she seems much happier. But her life has never been easy.

Purrla was found in a vacant house in Philadelphia by the new tenants. They took her to the veterinarian, for tests, got her spayed and vaccinated and tried to find her a new home without success. Ten months later, they relocated to New York but were unable to take Purrla along. Fortunately, she found her way to the Animal Coalition of Delaware County. Once there, she was diagnosed as diabetic, hence the special diet. For the better part of two years, she’s been on and off insulin while her foster care givers try to manage her blood glucose levels.

In many ways, she is a lucky cat. It is ACDC’s policy not to adopt out sick animals, but rather to treat them, getting their illnesses under control before our pets join their new homes. Of course, this takes money. If you would like to help cover the costs of surgeries like Purrla Deen’s, click here.

With her bad teeth removed, her foster mom thinks “she will start coming out of her shell a little more.” Even so, Purrla Deen tends to believe “she is the queen of everything and does not hesitate to let visitors know it.” She just got a cute lion cut and is ready for the next phase of her life, which she hopes will be uneventfully happy in a forever home.

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POSTPONED

Due to the cold weather, this outdoor event will be held May 17.

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Paws 4 a Cause Yappy Hour

After the rush of the holidays, why not take a break? Come out and have a good time with fellow animal-lovers.

The ACDC Paws for a Cause Yappy Hour
Thursday, February 2
5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Generations Restaurant
9 State Road, Media

Tickets will be available at the door for $10.00.

ACDC is thrilled that Ben Singleton, known for his blues-rock style, will be featured at this event. Happy hour-priced drinks, free munchies, an opportunity to win great door and raffle prizes, a 50/50 cash prize, and 10% discounted food will be offered to ACDC guests.

All funds raised will go toward the care of homeless dogs, cats, and rabbits.

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ACDC Night Out at Iron Hill, Media July 12th!

We are teaming up with Iron Hill Media for a night out on the town!  If you bring the following coupon to Iron Hill on Tuesday, July 12th from 5 – 10 pm, 20% of your meal is donated to ACDC.  Alcohol is excluded in the donation, but what a great excuse to order some of their yummy nachos, scallops and oatmeal cake!   What are some of your favorites at Iron Hill?

Be sure to print out the pdf version which is posted here.

Directions to Iron Hill, Media are here.

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