AC&W has been very busy this year and we have a lot to be thankful for! We have placed 58 homeless pets into loving homes since restarting our adoption program earlier this year. Although we are working on a much smaller scale than we have in the past, we have found forever homes for 47 cats and 11 dogs in our first four months. We are pleased with these early numbers and look forward to continuing the program into
the coming year.

We want to send out a big thank you to Pet Supplies Plus
in Robinson Township for welcoming us and our pets for adoption events. It has been a great way for us to connect our pets with their potential families and bring awareness to our organization. We also want to send a shout out to
Amy’s Pet Parlor in Oakdale. Amy has been a wonderful
partner in helping us with our adoption program by showcasing some of our pets in her grooming salon. We are grateful to
have such awesome advocates working with us
and we appreciate their support.
AC&W recently worked in conjunction with Hancock County Animal Shelter
as we rescued a large group of dogs and puppies that were involved in an owner surrender. 
Many of the puppies (pictured below) came to us needing medical attention while some of the adult dogs needed time and guidance on how to adjust to living outside of a cage. 
Hooch (pictured below center) was one of those dogs who was rescued during this particular surrender. He was very scared and didn’t really know what life was all about. He didn’t know how to walk on a leash and wasn’t even sure what grass was. With the patience of AC&W volunteers and his new family, he has come a long way and is thriving in his new home.
Feral cats are still an issue in many areas. AC&W has continued
to work with families who have been worried about stray cat colonies in their neighborhoods. We have helped to get some of these kitties spayed/neutered, vaccinated, dewormed and tested for Feline Leukemia/FIV. We are happy to say that some of these cats have found their forever homes with the patience of everyone involved. Not all feral cats can become family pets, but we hope our ongoing efforts to assist and educate the public will help some of these stray kitties experience a better life. Understanding the dynamics of these colonies while helping to control the pet population and the transmission of diseases is the first step in the right direction.
Would you like to join us in helping homeless pets? We are participating in Give Big Pittsburgh this year starting on November 29th. It is wonderful way to help us continue our mission. 
To learn more, please visit our donation page at If you are unable to join us on Giving Tuesday, Give Big Pittsburgh will be accepting donations for
Animal Care and Welfare Inc. through December 31st.
Thanks for your support!
Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season!
Would you like to become an
ACW member? 

An annual membership of $25.00
includes a membership card with
10% off ACW merchandise
and an ACW zipper pouch.
Please visit our website below for
more information or simply click
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Our adoption pets thank you in
advance for your support!
Animal Care and Welfare Inc., founded by Ed and Kay Blotzer, incorporated since 1970, was created for the purpose of preventing cruelty to animals.

AC&W is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization supported solely by donations. The all-volunteer
Board of Directors appreciates your support: 
Sue Krul - President
Bonnie Evans-Magdalene - Treasurer
Barbara Kagarise - Secretary

A public service to people and pets without cost to taxpayers, operated by volunteers. 
Chartered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
A Non-Profit Society. The official registration and
financial information of Animal Care and Welfare Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Dept. of State
by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999.
Registration does not imply endorsement.
All animals pictured in this newsletter were helped through the efforts of
Animal Care & Welfare Inc. 
Animal Care & Welfare Inc.