VCA Animal Hospitals and Brandywine SPCA Make a Difference for Hurricane Florence Pets Evacuated from Local Shelters

 

Agnes Huff

September 25, 2018

Norristown, PA - October 29, 2018 - VCA Animal Hospitals in the north-Atlantic region and the Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) in Georgetown, Delaware are continuing efforts to help hundreds of pets that were evacuated from animal shelters affected by Hurricane Florence. The displaced pets evaluated by Brandywine’s Rescue & Rehab Center have already started to find new homes.

Nineteen regional VCA Animal Hospitals volunteered to help adoptable cats and kittens find forever homes, so the center could accommodate the many additional rescues that need assistance following this disaster. To date, 21 cats have been adopted and additional adoptions are expected in a dedicated effort to assist Brandywine Valley SPCA who is now taking in pets from shelters impacted by Hurricane Michael as well.

“We are pleased that the partnership between VCA and Brandywine is helping shelter pets that have been displaced by multiple disasters,” said Lisa Hewlett, VCA Regional Operations Director. “The hurricanes are putting additional strain on local resources and we are much stronger working together, so we can help many more animals.”

To help support BVSPCA with this massive rescue effort, VCA embarked on a regional fundraising campaign to aid the Rescue & Rehab Center care for the hundreds of adoptable shelter pets that have been displaced with no place to go.

“There is still a significant need for funding to support the ongoing rescue and adoption efforts,” said Art Antin, Chief Operating Officer of VCA Animal Hospitals. “With $7,000 raised so far, VCA will continue its fundraising campaign until the end of the year, with a goal to raise $3,000 per hospital, which would total more than $50,000.”

The following VCA Animal Hospitals have cats and kittens for adoption and can accept donations to help Brandywine Valley SPCA support the significant cost of the center and continue their important rescue work.


Delaware

VCA Dover Animal Hospital - 302-674-1515
VCA Glasgow Animal Hospital - 302-834-1118
VCA Kirkwood Animal Hospital - 302-737-1098
VCA Pike Creek Animal Hospital - 302-454-7780
VCA Newark Animal Hospital - 302-737-8100

Maryland

VCA Delmarva Animal Hospital - 410-629-1800

Pennsylvania

VCA Wellington Animal Hospital - 610-886-1234
VCA Old Marple Animal Hospital - 610-328-1300
VCA Cat Hospital of Philadelphia - 215-567-6446
VCA Detwiler Animal Hospital - 610-777-6546
VCA Sinking Spring Animal Hospital - 610-670-5757
VCA Smoketown Animal Hospital - 610-394-5542
VCA Delaware Valley Animal - 215-946-1111
VCA Neshaminy Animal Hospital - 215-355-1116
VCA Animal Healing Center - 215-493-0621
VCA Knightswood Animal Hospital - 215-632-2525
VCA AVH Animal Hospital - 610-863-7111
VCA East Penn Animal Hospital - 610-967-2156
VCA Gwynedd Animal Hospital - 215-699-9294

About Brandywine Valley SPCA

Founded in 1929, the Brandywine Valley SPCA is the first open admission no-kill shelter in Pennsylvania and Delaware. In 2017, the BVSPCA cared for more than 14,000 stray, owner-surrendered, wayward owned, and abused and neglected animals while achieving a 96% live release rate. The BVSPCA provides animal protective services for Chester County and much of Delaware County in Pennsylvania, and it holds a five-year contract with the Delaware Office of Animal Welfare to provide state-wide animal services for dogs. Animals are placed through four adoption centers: the West Chester Campus, the New Castle Campus, the Georgetown Campus, and a PetSmart® Everyday Adoption Center in Dover. For more information, visit www.bvspca.org.

About VCA Animal Hospitals

VCA Animal Hospitals, part of the VCA family of companies, operates more than 800 companion animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. VCA hospitals are staffed by more than 4,700 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care. With over 525 board-certified specialists who are experts in areas such as oncology, cardiology, emergency & critical care, and surgery, VCA Animal Hospitals provides not only a full range of general practice services to keep pets well, but specialized treatments for when pets are ill. For more information, visit vcahospitals.com or follow on Twitter @vcapethealth and at Facebook at facebook.com/VCAAnimalHospitals/.

About VCA

VCA is a leading provider of pet health care services in the country delivered through more than 850 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, a preeminent nationwide clinical laboratory system that services all 50 states and Canada (Antech Diagnostics), the leading animal diagnostic imaging company in the market (Sound), and Camp Bow Wow (CBW), the nation’s Premier Doggy Day and Overnight Camp® franchise, an Inc. 5000 company.

Contacts

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Agnes Huff, (310) 641-2525
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