Susquehanna Stray Animal Shelter, Inc.


It has been 3 months since the Board of Directors of the Susquehanna Stray Animal Shelter made the business decision to close the shelter. Once again this was a unanimous business decision made by a group of professional business men and women. There was no personal agenda for any member on the board. Unfortunately in an emotional situation such as this not everyone agrees with the decision. To review our decision. You cannot loose $40,000.00 of a $125,000.00 budget and remain open. When you are a responsible shelter you cannot continue to function when you cannot obtain euthanasia drugs or other medicines needed to keep your animals healthy. You also cannot afford to pay vet bills for1000 animals a year. Also if you have trouble passing State Kennel Inspections with constant and costly repairs being made you certainly are not able to rebuild the whole shelter which is what needed to be done to pass inspections. (All Kennel Inspections are on the Internet under the Bureau of Dog Law). I would hope that should you become involved in any new undertakings that you make sure the organization you are supporting is 501(c)3 and that all the proper permits, licenses and insurance is obtained to protect yourself legally. While good intentions are wonderful if not done properly disaster may follow. ****************************************************************************** It is with great sadness that I must admit the time has come to face reality and close the shelter. This has been an extremely difficult decision for the Board, but one that is now necessary and has loomed on the horizon for the past 3 years. The sole purpose of the shelter was to provide care, comfort and medical attention to injured, homeless and stray animals, with hopes of placing them in loving responsible homes. I believe we have done just that in the past. After a review of the finances and difficulties in compliance with Commonwealth regulations, increasing costs etc. the Board voted unanimously to close the shelter as of 12/31/07. The shelter has operated with a deficit for the past two years, and is now facing the issues of stricter regulations, less funding, increasing costs etc. True to the purpose of "it is for the animals", the shelter will work through the closure in cooperation with the SPCA and Animal Rescue, Inc., as well as a few other specialty breed shelters. The staff, volunteers, municipalities and the public has assisted with supporting us over the years, and are responsible for so many animals finding good homes. York County is fortunate to have several quality shelters available for stray, injured and abandoned animals, and these shelters also struggle financially. I hope the volunteers, municipalities and the public support these shelters as they did us. We appreciated the relationship we have had with you in the past, and truly wish it did not have to come to an end. Thank you for your support over the years. Respectfully, Roxanne M. Smeltzer Shelter Manager


This is a logo provided by Petfinder. We do not FOSTER animals at any time. We adopt to permanent homes only.

Our Pet List


Our Pet List is a list of our Cats and Dogs that are available for Adoption. If they state ADOPTION PENDING behind their name it means they have been approved for adoption and are awaiting the final adoption process. DO TO RISING COSTS WE WILL NOT RETURN PHONE CALLS REQUESTING TO KNOW IF ANIMALS ARE AVAILABLE, OR TO GIVE FURTHER DESCRIPTIONS (EVERYTHING WE KNOW IS ON THE WEB SITE). *****We can no longer make long distance phone calls for incomplete applications. The applications must be completely filled out including your vet's phone numbers and your complete address.*****

We also have kittens available for adoption at The Pet Shoppe in Shrewsbury.

The Pet Shoppe shows our kittens as a courtesy ONLY. They are not responsible for adoptions, nor do they have any input or influence in the adoption process.
The Pet Shoppe
NEW HOURS AND LOCATION STARTING 11/7/07
539 S. Main St, Shrewsbury, PA 17361
Phone 717-235-1944
Hours: Mon.-Fri 10-8 Sat 10-6 Sun 11-5



Pets of the Month

Our DOG of the month introduces himself...
PEYTON


Our CAT of the month introduces herself...
PICO

Our TEENAGE CAT of the month introduces himself.
PEANUT


Current Activity

We are selling Jennifer's Candles. We have sold them in the past and they are wonderful. Contact the Shelter to buy or help sell.

A GREAT TIME WAS HAD AT THE RED LION PARADE. THANKS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT

DON'T MISS YOU PICTURE WITH SANTA. THEY WILL BE HELD AT THE NEW LOCATION OF THE PET SHOPPE DECEMBER 1ST AND DECEMBER 8TH.

MOO MONEY - Collect the bottle tops on Turkey Hill milk products. Bring them to the shelter and we will redeem them for 5 cents each. Drink plenty of milk and help the shelter.

Help the shelter raise money by using GoodSearch.com as your search engine. Every time you click on GoodSearch.com and then search the shelter gets a penny. Every little thing helps.

November 10th will be BonTon Cummunity Days. The shelter will have coupons available for the event

Click on this link and check it out. The shelter will get a percentage of everything you buy if you specify which shelter you support.

Where Your Purchase Helps Support Rescue!


SPECIAL STORIES OF ADOPTED PETS

This is Muzzy Muzzy and her sister Lulu now have their own web site. To see Muzzy's transformation from a scared little girl to a proud beautiful lady click on http://muzzylu.tripod.com
MUZZY

THANK YOU!!! For the updates on the family members you have adopted from us.

CHECK OUT THE HAPPY TAILS SECTION BELOW TO SEE WHO HAS BEEN ADOPTED INTO NEW HOMES

Click here to see our Dog Happy Tails!

Click here to see our Cat Happy Tails!

Click here to see our Rabbit Happy Tails!

Protect your pet. ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs


News

We ended 2005 on a successful note for the dogs. We attended to 585 dogs. Approximately 60% of the dogs were either returned to thier owner or adopted. We were once again overwhelmed with cats. We attended to 900 cats with only 190 either adopted or returned to their owner and 60 held over for the new years. We are getting ready for tremendous changes in the year 2006. We are in dire need of new quarters. Wether it be a whole new facility or rebuilding what we have. We are checking all options available.

We need ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEERS to help walk, and socialize both dogs and cats as well as help with fundraisers. We can also use volunteers who would be willing to help show our animals during open visiting hours. Stop in to see what we are doing and see what you can do to help. We rely heavily on volunteers to help with everything and we need dependable people because our animals can't help themselves.


Fundraisers

Cash for Critters:

Help the Animals & the Environment by recycling your empty
ink jets, laser cartridges & cell phones. Please bring in your empties & support
the shelter.

If you use any DADS products (cat,dog,canned or dry) please save your proofs of purchase for us. DADS sends us money for these proofs.

We now have purple T-Shirts and Sweatshirts available with our logo, which is in white, on them. If you are interested in obtaining one of our shirts for a donation of $5 you can get a T-Shirt and for a donation of $10 you can get a Sweatshirt. We will have them at various locations the next few months.

We have magnetic car ribbons that state "PLEASE SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR PETS". Costs are $5.00. If you want us to mail you one at $2.00 for shipping and handling.


Who We Are

We are a non-profit (501c3) state licensed animal shelter, providing temporary shelter, emergency transport for injured stray animals, veterinary care when needed and adoption opportunities for suitable animals.

We also offer for adoption, dogs and cats deemed suitable. ALL ANIMALS WILL BE SPAYED OR NEUTERED BEFORE THEY ARE ADOPTED UNLESS THEY ARE TOO YOUNG. THEN THEY MUST BE ADOPTED IN YORK COUNTY, PA ONLY.

As with most Pennsylvania animal shelters we depend primarily on the generosity of the public for our existance.

Moneys donated go for vaccines, veterinary care, food, utilities, insurance and numerous other expenses.

We are a mostly volunteer organization.


Adopting a Friend

We do personalized adoptions matching the pet's personality and needs to a family's lifestyle.

WE DO NOT SHIP ANY ANIMALS, under any circumstances.

As a rule, we do not adopt our dogs into homes with young children. We have no way of knowing if the dog is safe around young children and feel we can not take that risk. Also, young children do not understand that if they let the dog out the door, it could get hit by a car and killed or create hugh vet bills so we are tring to protect the dog. We suggest families with young children contact a breed rescue where the dogs are placed in foster care and evaluated for children.

We do adopt animals outside of York County, PA.,as long as they are spayed/neutered before they leave.. Puppies and kittens under 4 months of age can NOT be adopted outside of York County. We do not spay/neuter them until they are 4 months old. To legally enforce our contract, they must stay in York county until they are old enough be spayed/neutered. NO EXCEPTIONS!!

The first step in the process is to fill out our application and fax it to us A.S.A.P. so that we can start the review process. OUR FAX NUMBER IS THE SAME AS OUR PHONE NUMBER. THE FAX WILL PICK IT UP. This process can take several days to complete. We do not accept first application in. We adopt to the best home. Due to rising costs we are unable to return every long distance phone calls to answer questions about our pets listed. We put as much information as we know in their bio's so there is nothing else we can tell you. If you are interested in an animal fax an application as soon as possible.

Click here for an application to submit to be considered for adoption:

Application

Please print out the application and fax it or mail it back to us. We do not accept email applications. Fax it to 717-244-9747

Or mail it to:

Susquehanna Stray Animal Shelter, Inc.

87 Crest hill Lane

Red Lion, Pa 17356


OUR WISH LIST

THESE ARE SPECIFIC PRODUCTS WE USE DAILY AND ARE IN NEED OF

KMR REPLACEMENT FORMULA FOR KITTENS WHO HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TO US WITHOUT THEIR MOTHERS -(ALSO KMR PROOFS OF PURCHASE LABELS)
CLOREX BLEACH
LIQUID LAUNDRY DETERGENT - LIQUID ***NOT POWDER***
BAKING SODA
EMPTY TONER CARTRIDGES
DAD'S RED BAG DOG FOOD - CHICKEN AND RICE
PURINA O.N.E. LAMB AND RICE DOG FOOD
DAD'S PUPPY FOOD
PURINA KITTEN CHOW
DAD'S SPECIAL MIX CAT FOOD (GREEN BAG)
PURINA O.N.E. CAT HEALTHY WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
KITTY LITTER - FRESH STEP, TIDY CAT, ARM AND HAMMER
BLANKETS
BOUNTY PAPER TOWELS
POSTAGE STAMPS
BUSINESS ENVELOPES
CARBON PAPER
CAPSTAR
BOUNCE DRYER SHEETS
13 GAL TRASH BAGS
SQUARE OR RECTANGLE RUBBER BACKED BATHROOM OR SMALL AREA RUGS THAT ARE WASHABLE
DOUBLE END SNAPS
ADVANTAGE OR FRONTLINE DROPS FOR FLEAS
FLEX BUCKETS THE BLACK RUBBER ONES USED TO FEED AND WATER HORSES
CASH DONATIONS (Tax Deductible) FOR IMPROVEMENTS
6X12" PATIO BLOCKS


COME VISIT US

We are located south east of York, Pa. From the intersection of SR74 and SR24 (the square in Red Lion) go 1 1/2 mile south on SR74. Turn left on Burkholder Rd. go 2 1/2 miles. Turn left on Snyder Corner Rd. Go to the 2nd road on the right. Turn right on Crest Hill Lane. You will go several hundred feet, there is a sign that states "shelter parking". Our parking lot is right beside the sign.

WE HAVE OPEN VISITING HOURS OF ADOPTABLE PETS ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS FROM NOON UNTIL 4 P.M.

We have standard hours of operation. From 8:30am to 11am Monday - Saturday. If you have lost a pet contact the shelter with a complete detailed description of the animal. The township or boro the animal was lost from your name, the numeric address where the animal was lost and a phone number to contact you.

Returns and to complete an adoption are by appointment only. ADMISSIONS will not be accepted without an appointment.

SUSQUEHANNA STRAY ANIMAL SHELTER, INC .

87 Crest Hill Lane

Red Lion, Pa 17356

717-244-9747