​​​Ohio State Veterinary School
Helpful hints for pet issues especially cats
Indoor cat initiative
​​https://indoorpet.osu.edu/pet-owners


​​RESOURCES FOR PET FOOD

The Animal Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley
http://www.afblv.com/

The Animal Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization serving the needs of pets and their low income families througout the Greater Lehigh Valley Area.   Visit their website for information on registering for the Monthly Food Distribution Program.  


HELP WITH FERAL CATS  (see our Free Roaming Cat Page)


ADOPTION AND RESCUE

Camp Papillion Pet Adoption and Rescue

www.camppapillon.org
phone:  570-420-0450  570-420-0450
info@camppapillon.org

Camp Papillon is a non-profit, no-kill 501c3 animal rescue group dedicated to giving all homeless animals in the Poconos a chance for life. Nearly one hundred animals are currently in foster care at Camp Papillon. Each year hundreds of animals including dogs, cats, rabbits and many more are placed in their forever homes by Camp Papillon. Camp Papillon consists of a board of directors and many dedicated volunteers and numerous Foster Parents. Camp Papillon dedicates much time and manpower to assisting dogs with behavior and medical issues, that would have been euthanized at any kill shelter. Our volunteers and trainers work hard to see that every dog that comes to Camp Papillon can find it's own forever home. Until they do they stay at Camp Papillon. Please consider your next companion to be a Camp Papillon animal


Itty Bitty Kitty
PO Box 90628, Allentown PA 18109
www.ittybittykitty.org
 610-973-7400  610-973-7400
ittybittykitty@bdog.org


Forgotten Felines and Fidos
PO Box 62 Germansville, PA 18053
www.forgottenfelines.org
 610-760-9009  610-760-9009
forgottenfelinesfidos@gmail.com


AWSOM -
Godfrey Ridge Road, Stroudsburg, PA  570-424-3647

Monroe Animal League 570-421-7775  (Monroe County residents only).  They do not allow us to honor their voucher.

SpayUSA 800-248-7729 financial assistance dogs or cats.  Our address is EPAA, PO Box 123, Sciota PA 18354.  We do not receive mail at any of our clinics.

Animals Can't Talk 570-242-2846 -animal rescue

Waggin' Tails 570-992-4185 -animal rescue

Animal Information- No Kill Lehigh Valley 484-554-5048

Sundance Vacations Supports the Eastern PA Animal Alliance

Thank you to Sundance Vacations for the ongoing support! We are proud to announce the launch of their new charity site, Sundance Vacations Charities: www.sundancevacationscharities.org
The site features the Eastern PA Animal Alliance Foundation and many other organizations that help animals in need!
Sundance Vacations co-owners, John and Tina Dowd, and the company’s employees hope that by gathering information about the organizations, people will find other causes to support.
Eastern PA Animal Alliance is honored to be featured alongside of other great causes and we hope others will spread the word!


​And another huge Thank You to Del Monte for helping us repair our spaymobile when the engine died!

​Eat your veggies!!!!​
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Jackson Galaxy
Words of wisdom from www.jacksongalaxy.com.

Lots of great info on his website​ about everything cats!

​​​Hey Everyone –

I’m privileged enough to have written several books on the subject of cats and my life with them. I often get questions about certain topics and realize that there’s no better way to answer them than to reference what I’ve already written. This is one of those times.

This excerpt is from my latest book, Total Cat Mojo.

Enjoy,

JG

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We love our cats. We share our beds with them, we keep their photos on our phones, we cry when they are sick, and mourn like nothing else when they die. But in the United States, 25 percent of cat guardians still elect to have their cats declawed. In case you’re not exactly sure what declawing is, let me make it crystal clear. Declawing is the amputation (either via guillotine, laser, or scalpel) of the ends of a cat’s toes, up to the first joint. Don’t do it!

When cats are declawed, they experience incredible pain, both immediately after the surgery(which is often used as a procedure to test pain medication) and due to long-term phantom pain.
Declawed cats are deprived of natural behaviors—they can’t mark their territory in an appropriate way, they can’t stretch their back muscles, they can’t climb trees to escape predators, and painful paws are not going to make kneading during a loving moment very enjoyable.
When cats’ toes are amputated, you are changing how they walk, because cats naturally walk on their toes. Declawed cats pay the price later on with arthritis(imagine having to walk hunched over for your entire lifetime).
Because the amputation is unnatural(and often poorly done), some cats experience claw regrowth under the paw pad, and essentially, your cat feels like he is walking around with a pebble in his shoe.
The fact is, declawing is something that is done simply for human convenience—to essentially mutilate a living being to protect a couch. That is just crazy to me. Some compromise is needed for living with an animal. Yet many cats are declawed before even given a chance to scratch an appropriate scratching post in the first place.
No cat would ever elect to be declawed. Cats need and use their claws for so many things: stretching, exercising, marking their territory, playing, protection, and hunting—all those things that boost Mojo!
If the Deed Has Been Done . . .

Perhaps some of you have declawed your cats in the past; I get it—it’s unfortunately easy and in some places even encouraged. I can forgive those who work to educate themselves and never do this to another kitty they live with. This is your chance to join the fight to make declawing a procedure of the past. Let your friends, family, and neighbors know what declawing really is; and let your vet know how you feel about it too!