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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Diva Needs You

Diva wasn't using her front leg, necessitating a trip to the vet.

Diva wasn’t using her front leg, necessitating a trip to the vet.

Diva was brought to the shelter as a stray kitten when she was rescued by ACDC. She wasn’t walking on her leg and was taken to the vet. X-rays showed she was missing a bone in her leg! Unfortunately, she will have to lose her leg. She is resting comfortably in her foster home, while we raise funds for her surgery

Diva doesn’t let this problem slow her down. She’s a very talkative kitty who kisses and licks and  head-butts her foster parents. Actually she head-butts everything, especially her food bowl! She’s a bit thin, but her foster parents are working hard to get her big and strong. Diva is multi-colored, but mostly white, with golden-honey eyes and different colored hind legs!

The Case of the Missing Bone

The Case of the Missing Bone

After Diva has recovered from surgery, she will be ready for adoption. In the meantime, she is available for sponsorship. Click here to sponsor Diva.

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Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens

 

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.

adopt a catA few things to think about when you adopt:

  1. If you’re thinking about adopting a cat, consider taking home two.
  2. Find a cat whose personality compliments yours.
  3. Pick out a veterinarian ahead of time and schedule a visit within the first few days following the adoption.
  4. Make sure everyone in the house is prepared to have a cat before it comes home.
  5. Budget for the short- and long-term costs of a cat.
  6. Stock up on supplies before the cat arrives.
  7. Cat-proof your home.
  8. Go slowly when introducing your cat to new friends and family.
  9. Be sure to include your new pet in your family’s emergency plan.

 

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Paws n Pints Benefit

Come help ACDC raise funds to help homeless animals!

pawsnpintsSunday, May 5

2:00-5:00 pm

A Taste of Key West

Ridley Park, PA

$10 donation at the door goes directly to help homeless animals.

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Easter Bunny

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

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.

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Upcoming Class in Bunny Basics

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!

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: info@acdc.ws

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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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