Archives

Posted: March 26, 2020

March April 2020 newsletter

Share

Posted: March 18, 2020

Effective Immediately
In compliance with declarations of emergency by our Governor and our President, Animals in Distress will be closed to the public until further notice.
Our open hours and our Monday night volunteer activities are suspended for the foreseeable future. All other volunteers will be suspended unless contacted personally.
Our Volunteer Orientation on March 24 is cancelled, as are our Easter Bunny Pet Photos on March 29 and April 4. We will evaluate whether our April 26 Bingo will be held as scheduled or postponed to a later date, probably in the fall.

If you have donations of food, toys, etc., please leave them on the front porch of the shelter and someone will take them inside.

If you have monetary donations, please mail them to P.O. Box 609, Coopersburg, PA 18036.

If you are interested in adopting a cat or dog, please check back in a few weeks to see if we are open to the public.

Updated information will be available on our website at
animalsindistresspa.org, or by emailing us at aidpa@enter.net.

We appreciate your understanding in this difficult time. Be assured that the 300+ animals in our shelter are being well cared for by our dedicated staff.

Share

Posted: December 16, 2019

Dec2019nl final print copy

Share

Posted: November 14, 2019

Nov 2019 Newsletter

Share

Posted: September 16, 2014

We are setting up a retail outlet space for marketing some of the fabulous gifts, collectibles, and antiques that people donate to us. These items deserve to be displayed in a setting that gets enough visitors so that we can maximize the proceeds and find good homes for these items, all of which were given with love, by people who were downsizing, or changing lifestyles, or finding homes for a loved one’s colections.

To find our display, as of October 1 and all through the holidays and New Year, go in the front door, make a left past the counter, and walk down the left aisle for approximately 150 – 200 feet. Then make a left. You will find us along the side wall.

Great items. Great prices. Great cause. We get all proceeds after expenses so SHOP WITHOUT GUILT.

Click here for a map to Cottage Crafters.

Cottage Crafters
Tilghman Square Shopping Center
4636 Broadway

Allentown, PA

Share

Posted:

Cathy Goodwin of Easton won a White Gold & Diamond Pendant from Westgate Jewelers that can be worn to a Sunday Brunch for 4 at Hotel Bethlehem, with transportation in style by Adamo Limousine.

Phil Stimmel of Lehighton won a Room Makeover featuring a 5×8 or 8×11 rug from special remnant section compliments of Joe Mascari’s Carpets and Rugs International and a Vail LazyBoy recliner rocker from Hager Furniture in Palmerton.

Carolyn Miller of Palmerton won a “Getaway” at Oliver’s Salon and Day Spa in Allentown, including a massage, manicure and pedicure.

Katherine Basiure of Breinigsville won an overnight stay in a fabulous suite at Comfort Suites, Allentown.

Denise Schaffer of Coopersburg won a foursome day of golf at Wedgewood Golf Course.

Michael Lalli of Kunkletown won Full maintenance service for his car by Steve’s Roadside Service (Kutztown) including oil & filter, all fluids, check tires, etc. at his home.

Cindy Wenner of Coopersburg won a 16 x 20 pet portrait by R.J. Harwick Photography of Emmaus.

Karen Guzy won a 1 Hour Computer Repair (excludes parts) from ABE Onsite Computer.

Tony Hanna, Ellen Griffin, and Jean Burd, all of Allentown, and Bonnie Hahn of Northampton won Lunch with WAEB’s Bobby Gunther Walsh.

Pat Franklin, Frederick Mihalow, and Christine Saylor, all from Allentown, and Susan Smith from Whitehall won Tickets to various performances at the Great Allentown Fair.

Share

Posted:

After a huge amount of work and prayers, our 2014 WAEB Radiothon – our biggest fundraiser of the year – closed its total at a record-setting $132,085. That is wonderful news and an impressive total. It goes without saying that we really needed those funds, since we went into the Radiothon with an operating deficit of over $250,000. That deficit was and is due to the huge number of animals we are called upon to help, and the escalating costs of veterinary services and medicines, special medical diet food, kennel supplies, utilities, etc.

What always is so impressive and touching about the Radiothon is the outpouring of love and kindness from so many people. Donors send pledges with the kindest notes; people come to the weekend events with pictures of their pets and warm words of encouragement. Volunteers schedule their vacations around the Radiothon, and some (many) use precious vacation days so they can help out all during Radiothon week.

Several businesses, not the least of which is the WAEB/ClearChannel team, donate services and items for prizes so that 100% of the funds we raise go directly to animal rescue and care.

Thank you. You have made light shine in the darkness; made life an option over death; made hope possible; and banished despair. may you and those you care about be blessed with the knowledge that your kindness and support have made a huge difference in this world, and in the lives of hundreds of animals who call Animals In Distress their sanctuary and their home.

For more Radiothon news, read about it in our latest newsletter.

Share

Posted: July 6, 2014

Our new web site will keep you informed about upcoming fundraisers and events at and around the shelter.

Visit our Adoptable Pets galleries to see who’s available to adopt!

Download important forms such as Volunteer Applications, Walkathon participation forms and more!

Visit often to see the new things we have to offer: our “Tails of Hope” newsletter, resources, photo galleries and more!

Share

Posted: July 4, 2014

Laps of Love and Alumni Day 2014

Perfect weather made for a perfect (purrfect?) day for the Laps of Love and Alumni Day on June 1

One of our largest turnouts, all day, allowed us to see many adopted AID pets and their families, as well as meet new friends. The animals and the people seemed to blend in to one big family, eating the delicious food prepared by our volunteers, participating in the basket social, pet cake walk, and dog contests; in general, a great time was had by all.

Thank you to Anita Bielecki, whose photos of the event really captured the spirit of the day. Looking at these photos, we see example after example of the success of our rescue and rehabilitation work. YOU make these successes possible. YOU are the reason we can continue to do this kind of long-term rehabilitation.

Each animal has its own story. Each adoption touches our hearts. Each rescue lives in our memories. Our hearts hold all of this and overflow on Alumni Day, when so many of our success stories come back, in person, to share the day and say thank you for their lives. There is no better reward for the heart breaking work we do than to see these animals and their loving owners.

One final thank you: our volunteers did another outstanding job getting everything together for the day: they prepared prizes, set up tents and tables, donated baskets for the basket social, made food items, cooked the food, and did countless other tasks. They are amazing, dedicated, and invaluable to our work. Also, many thanks to all who took out listings in the Commemorative Journal so this keepsake book could be memorable and special.

Share

Posted: May 5, 2014

An enthusiastic crowd of friends and supporters attended the WAEB/AccuWeather Benefit Softball Game on May 4. Dr. Joe Sobel and the AccuWeather group racked up more points than WAEB, but everyone was a winner in our eyes! The total of $2067.10 was raised through raffle ticket and food sales, and donations.

2014 WAEB/AccuWeather Softball Game to Benefit Animals in Distress

Many thanks to Bobby Gunther Walsh and WAEB for hosting the event again, to Dr. Joe and the AccuWeather family for making the long trip, and to all the businesses who donated prizes and food. Allen Audiology again sponsored the event. Southern Lehigh Living Memorial Community Park kindly allowed the game to be played on their softball field, and Bob Trexler made sure everything was ready for the game. Denise Schaffer (medic) was present to make certain everyone had a safe and fun afternoon. Thanks also to Sean Rickoski for singing the National Anthem, to all our volunteers for an incredible effort in preparing and serving food both at the game and at the reception at the shelter after the game, to Bobby’s Race Crew, to the WAEB staff, to the AccuWeather team, and to Jeff Benner and Anton the cat, who threw out the first ball (sort of).

Winner of a gorgeous pair of diamond earrings (worth $1200) donated by Westgate Jewelers was Fred Uelses of Wind Gap. Lucky Caroline George won a $500 man’s watch donated by our friends at Westgate JewelersNancy Mihalko of Coopersburg won the gas grill donated by Lehigh Supply Appliances, and many other attendees won an assortment of prizes, gift certificates, t-shirts and other items.

Many thanks for the support of Coca-Cola Bottling of the Lehigh ValleyYocco’s Hot DogsLink Beverages, and WAEB-790AM.

The food for the cookout after the game was sponsored by Lehigh Valley Acura Honda Hyundai and Phillipsburg Easton Hyundaithe Vinart dealerships – your pet friendly auto dealers – and loving care by our volunteers. By coming to the reception after the game, the players and members of the audience get to see what they were playing for!

Special thanks to all of our staff and volunteers for doing hundreds of tasks to prepare for the event and to set up at the field, cook and serve the food at the game, and coordinate a thousand other details. Our volunteers do so many things throughout the year, giving so generously of their time (and money), and we just could not hold such events without all of them.

A final thank you to all our newsletter readers and to the WAEB listeners who bought raffle tickets, came to the game, and in general, supported this event.

Share