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Our Mission

Through donations received from members and the public, Animal Care & Welfare, Inc. offers assistance for low cost spays and neuters. We also operate our pet placement program by collaborating with shelters and carefully selecting homeless pets and placing them in loving homes.

Animal Care & Welfare, Inc., founded by Ed and Kay Blotzer, incorporated since 1970, was created for the purpose of preventing cruelty to animals. AC&W is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization supported solely by donations. The all-volunteer Board of Directors appreciates your support. Sue Krul-President; Bonnie Evans Magdalene-Treasurer; Barb Kagarise-Secretary, Carolyn Travis-Director of communications.

Adoption Policy

Serious inquiries should be made by phone 412-580-9512 in order to communicate better your needs and our homeless pet's wants. You can also email us at Meet and greets are set up in the Robinson Township area of Pittsburgh in North Fayette.

Applications are only available to fill out at the time of the meet and greet of our pets.

If you rent, we will need written verification that you are allowed to have a pet.

All parties in the household need to be in agreement of the new pet addition and be present at the meet and greet. We do not do third party adoptions.

If you are interested in an additional dog for your home, your dog must be at the meet and greet so we may evaluate the potential relationship.

All pets already in your household are required to be spayed/neutered for an adoption to be approved.

All cats and dogs adopted through AC&W are temperament tested, spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, tested for FeLV/FIV (cats), tested for HWT (dogs), vaccinated, wormed, groomed and flea/tick treatment applied.

We reserve the right to be selective of the potential adopters we interview. Just because you may not fit the criteria for any particular homeless pet in our care, does not mean you are not a good pet owner. We have a high rate of successful adoptions because we are very selective of the pets we acquire and fit them into the home we feel will be the best match for their temperaments and needs. We hope you will understand and respect that we want to set our homeless pets up for success so they never have to experience homelessness again. Thanks for helping us help those that cannot speak for themselves.

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