VIDEOS: AID IN ACTION

There’s always something going on at Animals In Distress! Now you can catch up on the action by watching our videos.

 

CENTER FOR VISION LOSS:
ANIMAL KINDNESS PROJECT

Animals In Distress was visited by the kids participating in “Camp I Can” at the Center for Vision Loss. “Camp I Can” is a summer camp for blind and visually impaired children in Lehigh, Northampton and Monroe counties.

The campers did a community service project to help Animals In Distress, a local dog and cat shelter. The camp is hosted by the Center for Vision Loss and the community service project was sponsored by Teen Works.

6ABC ACTION NEWS “SHELTER ME” FEATURED RESCUE

Animals In Distress was featured on Philadelphia’s 6abc Action News Shelter Me segment on FYI Philly airing on January 4, 2014. This weekly features shines a spotlight on local shelters and rescue groups in the Delaware and Lehigh Valleys.

SHELTER EVENTS

ANIMALS IN DISTRESS WAG WALK WALKATHON AT LAKE NOCKAMIXON

The scenic 2.5 mile walk is a great way to spend a beautiful fall day with family, friends and pets. This fundraiser, held every year in October, concludes with food, gifts and prizes after the walk.

Check our calendar for more information about the next Wag Walk Walkathon at Lake Nockamixon.

2010 Coopersburg Halloween Parade

Theme: A Purrfect Place for Heeling

This was our first time participating in the parade and we won 2nd prize in the float category! Shelter residents (past and present) marched with shelter staff and volunteers along the parade route. Both people and pets carried out the medical theme by dressing up as doctors and patients.

2011 Coopersburg Halloween Parade

Theme: Wrangling in Forever Homes

With a wild west theme, Animals In Distress was once again spotted in the Coopersburg Halloween parade. The dogs (especially the puppies) were a big hit with the crowd, visiting with young and old along the parade route.

FEATURED ANIMALS

SPOOK: SHELTER MASCOT

Spook came to Animals In Distress in 2007, a little kitten unable to walk. Spook was a symbol of hope. his disabilities didn’t stop him. He contributed to the shelter newsletter, supervised the cat wing, helped raise puppies and even educated us on how to herd guinea pigs.

But seriously, without no-kill shelters like Animals In Distress, special needs cats and dogs like Spook wouldn’t stand a chance.

PANDA

Panda is a rescued Miniature Bull Terrier. She is also blind. It is suspected that her owners abandoned her in a remote location because they no longer wanted her due to her loss of sight. She is a spectacular little dog and has now been placed in a forever home with a loving family and will never be hurt or afraid again.

AROUND THE SHELTER

Monday Night Dog Walking

It’s a typical Monday night and the dog walkers are out in full force. Dedicated volunteers come out, rain or shine, and guide our shelter dogs through the winding walking paths on the property. Some of the dogs even take a dip in the stream on a hot summer evening. Volunteer night provides exercise and fresh air for the dogs – and the volunteers too!

Check out our calendar and plan to join us for the next volunteer orientation if you are interested in taking part in this fun activity.

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN CLASS

Volunteers and trainers donate their time to accompany shelter dogs as they attend Canine Good Citizen Class, one of the ways we prepare our dogs for their forever homes. Some adopted dogs return with their new owners to take the class.

If you are interested in bringing your dog to class, contact us to find out when the next class is scheduled.

Fabulous Felines

Over 300 cats call Animals In Distress their home. Young and old, large and small, they know they will have a safe, warm place to sleep and food to eat. The cats live in community rooms based on personality or health needs. On Monday nights when volunteers are out walking dogs, loyal cat volunteers are busy inside, socializing with the cats, preparing them for adoption.

Feeding Time in the Cat Wing

Feeding time is serious business in the cat wing. Our shelter staff are greeted first thing in the morning by rows of furry faces waiting for breakfast. Or an all-day nap quickly comes to an end when dinner is served. What a happy sound it is to hear a room full of purring, slurping kitties devouring their dinner!

Find out more about our fundraising program, “Take a Pet to Dinner,” that helps provide for our resident cats and dogs.

BETA CLUB FUNDRAISERS

BETA CLUB FUNDRAISING

Every little bit helps! Keith Wagner’s video shows the fundraising done by his school’s Beta Club.

Let’s teach our children to love and respect animals and to help those in need. Contact us at aidpa@enter.net for fundraising suggestions for how your school, organization or family and friends can help a worthy cause.

BETA CLUB SERVICE PROJECT 2011-2012

This grop has been working hard to promote our cause and raise funds for the shelter. Great work, kids!

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