Posted: September 1, 2014

Thirteen years after the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001, the National September 11 Memorial Museum has opened to memorialize those who lost their lives, and to ensure that the world will “never forget.” Join us as we visit this emotionally powerful museum. Located 70 feet below street level, the museum is a tribute to the victims, the survivors, and their loved ones.

You will see the Survivor’s Staircase, the last visible remnant of the buildings after the attacks. These stairs served as a critical life route for many to escape. The museum is filled with large architectural pieces that bear the scars of the tragedy, as well as small personal objects that are perhaps the most haunting. Numerous exhibits feature photos, audio, videotapes and recorded testimonies connected to the event, as well as the February 26, 1993 bombing. The museum houses more than 10,000 artifacts, 23,000 still images and 500 hours of film and video.

It is as much about the World Trade Center’s demise as it is about New York City’s resilience. This is especially evident above ground where the 2,983 victims’ names surround the twin Memorial pools, which shimmer in the footprints of the Twin Towers.

9/11 Memorial Museum 9/11 Memorial Museum

9/11 Memorial Museum 9/11 Memorial Museum

Click here to learn more about the National 9/11 Memorial Museum

Event Itinerary:
  • 7:45 am      Depart Animals In Distress
  • 9:45 am      Arrive at the 9/11 Memorial Museum in Lower Manhattan
  • 12:45 pm    Lunch at Bubba Gump Shrimp in the heart of Times Square
  • 2:30 pm      Depart New York City
  • 4:30 pm      Approximate arrival time back at Animals In Distress
Lunch at Bubba Gump Shrimp:

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.Bubba Gump Shrimp is located in the heart of Times Square with views of Broadway and all of the billboards and marquees. Dine amid the hustle and bustle of New York City at the “Crossroads of the World.” 

Your trip includes lunch. When reserving your tickets, please indicate the choice of entree for each participant from these selections:

  • Entrees: Cheeseburger, Chicken Caesar Salad, Fish & Chips, Fried Shrimp, or Veggie Burger

Your meal will also include:

  • Dessert: Ice Cream Sundae
  • Beverage: Your choice of Freshly Brewed Iced Tea, Coffee, or Soft Drink
  • Contact Kelly from Animals In Distress at 610-762-8553
  • Visit Animals In Distress
  • Payment: Cash or Check (checks made payable to Kelly Hartnett)

A portion of your ticket will benefit Animals In Distress.


Posted: June 11, 2014

Join us at TGI Friday’s! TGI Friday’s restaurants are helping us raise funds by holding a fundraiser event. 20% of all pre-tax sales (excluding alcohol) will be donated to Animals In Distress. Simply present a fundraising ticket to participate.

Download your ticket here.


Posted: June 5, 2014

Live Music, Craft and Gift Bazaar, Silent Auction, Basket Social*

Fabulous selection of craft and gift items, baked goods (please deliver donated baked goods to the shelter by 3:00 pm on December 6), extensive homemade dog biscuit selection in many flavors, and much, much more.This event features the area’s largest selection of items with a cat or dog motif, many one-of-a-kind. All items are reasonably priced.

* Baskets filled with various items are needed and can be brought to the shelter by 3:00 pm on Dec.6. They should have a value of at least $10 and can be in any theme you choose: chocolate or coffee or tea lover, cat lover, bathroom, dog lover, etc. The baskets we have received in the past have been exceptional, with some worth $75 or more. Drawing of the Basket Social Winners will be at 3:00 pm on Dec. 18.



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Posted: April 1, 2014

Puppy Love Networking/Fundraiser to benefit Animals in Distress: at Anthony Ashley Hair Design Tuesday, May 13Tuesday, May 13
6:00 – 8:00 pm
at Anthony Ashley Hair Design
1740 W. Allen Street
Allentown, PA 18104

Please join us for a great evening of networking and fun at Anthony Ashley Hair Design. There will be a light eats, a 50/50 raffle, and a silent auction with big prizes. There will be a big SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT.

We are gathering at the salon to network and join forces to help these dear creatures who cannot help themselves. Animals in Distress is a non-profit, tax deductible sanctuary for animals who have little or no hope elsewhere. We can make a difference!

Bring a donation from the wish list to be entered to win our big door prize!


  • Clay Cat Litter
  • Dry cat food (We like Purina Cat Chow, Purina One, Fancy Feast and Kitten Chow.)
  • Canned Dog Food (We like Alpo.)
  • Soft Dog Treats
  • Powder Laundry Detergent
  • Garbage Bags
  • Paper Towels
  • Bleach

$15 in advance through EventBrite
$20 at the door
Click here to register.