CAS is excited to announce a new, community-wide fundraising event to raise funds for our Dog & Cat Assistance Programs.
While we are planning to build Bucks County's first no-kill dog and cat sanctuary, CAS is proud to offer these three unique programs to help our community's dogs and cats, made possible by the United Paw Campaign.
There are lots of ways that our supporters can help with this campaign!
Donate directly to the campaign: Donations to the United Paw campaign can be made for any of the three funds you feel the most passion for, or can be donated to the general United Paw fund to be used for whichever program is in the most need. Please click HERE to donate today.
Create a Personal Online Fundraiser and ask your friends and family to donate to the cause: There are numerous websites that make it easy for anyone to fundraise online for causes they care about. Sites such as www.indiegogo.com, www.gofundme.com, and www.crowdrise.com are all incredibly user-friendly sites that allow you to create pages about United Paw, promote them through email and social media, and raise funds for this worthy cause. Consider starting your own campaign today!
Hold a Fundraising event:Have an idea for an event that could raise money for United Paw? Contact the office at 215-321-5673 or firstname.lastname@example.org today and let us know your idea!
Attend a United Paw Event:We have exciting events on the horizon...More information to come soon!
Would you like a brochure with more information? Just click HERE to download!
Here is information about these three important programs:
Many pets needlessly lose their lives because a new home, a foster placement, affordable behavioral training, and/or financial assistance for veterinary care cannot be found in time. The goal of this program is to save the lives of more cats and dogs by creating a centralized community help line for information, referral, and adoption assistance.
The Animal Help & Adoption Network offers the following:
For community residents:
Referral to rescues and no-kill shelters for pet adoption or surrender
Advice for minor behavioral and medical issues
Referral to local resources – e.g., trainers, spay-neuter programs
For area rescues and shelters:
Through network of supporters and volunteers, assist area rescues and shelters having difficulty placing certain dogs and cats in forever homes
A clearinghouse of available foster homes for homeless pets
Referral to Boris & Natasha’s Fund for financial assistance with veterinary care
The goal of this program is to assist with the cost of life-sustaining veterinary care for dogs and cats in Bucks County and the surrounding area. The specific populations served by this program include:
Pets living in families that are experiencing financial distress, such that they cannot afford the entire cost of needed veterinary treatment
Dogs and cats fostered by local rescue organizations with limited funds, such that they require financial assistance to pay for the needed veterinary care.
Requests for the use of this fund may come from an individual with a pet in need, from a rescue organization, or from a veterinarian. CAS then works directly with one of our local veterinary partners, that provide exceptional quality care as well as a discount for their services, to treat the dog or cat.
The goal of this program is to work collaboratively with 8-10 local rescue organizations and shelters, using the existing resources of CAS to assist in facilitating the adoption of their dogs and cats into forever homes.
The collaboration with each organization will occur over an entire month, and will include:
Working with that organization’s volunteers to bring their adoptable dogs and cats to our weekend “tabling” events, where they can meet the public
Promoting the rescue or shelter on social media, on our website, and via email to our supporters throughout the month
Making direct appeals for adoption to our supporters, and referring all inquiries for dog and cat adoption to the rescue or shelter
Donations to the United Paw campaign can be made for any of the three funds you feel the most passion for, or can be donated to the general United Paw fund to be used for whichever program is in the most need. Please click HERE to donate today. The dogs and cats of Bucks County will thank you!
CAS's first Bags & Bling BINGO a huge success!
With fun, entertainment, not to mention fabulous prizes, BINGO was a win for everyone!
The energy was high in the banquet hall of the Sheraton of Bucks County hotel on the evening of May 16th. Despite the pouring rain, we had a packed house, and the room was full of ladies and gentlemen ready to play some BINGO!
Our emcee, Dwayne Dunlevy of New Hope, lived up to his reputation, keeping the audience laughing and entertained all night long. Not only did he call a mean game of BINGO, the audience was blown away by his amazing voice, as he sang us through the few intermissions of the evening.
Attendees were also impressed with the BINGO prizes, which included fabulous Coach Bags, glamorous Silpada Jewelry, and coveted Alex and Ani bracelets. There were also over 30 raffles including everything from nights on the town, to personalized art work, to more fabulous bags and jewelry. There was even a lottery tree! And, in one of the biggest prizes of the night, the winner of the 50/50 went home with almost $500!
Of course, with all the fun, what is most important is that the event raised almost $6000 for The Crossings Animal Sanctuary, bringing us one step closer to our goal of No Homeless Pets in Bucks County. Thanks so much to our sponsors and the many businesses that supported us and donated funds and prizes for the event, as well as the volunteers that made the night run without a hitch. Most of all, thanks so much to all the attendees that came out on such a stormy night to support this fabulous new event. We hope to hold this event biannually, so keep an eye out this fall for the next Bags & Bling BINGO!
Meet Laci - The Latest 4-Legged Helped By Boris & Natasha's Fund.
Laci is only 1-1/2 years old, so when she had what appeared to be a grand mal seizure, her person, Nick, was alarmed. After a brief stay elsewhere, CAS agreed to help Laci through Boris & Natasha’s Fund.
Laci was brought to Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center (VSEC), where she was stabilized and fully evaluated. Following a screening for infectious diseases that yielded negative results, Laci was placed on anti-seizure medication. She is now back at home with Nick and doing very well.
We wish Laci a long and healthy life. It was a privilege to be of assistance to her, and to have her return to Nick.