APAW recently purchased a horse trailer for the Amelia County Animal Shelter following an incident where the Animal Control Department had to borrow a horse trailer to pick up a sick pony that had been dumped by the side of the road on a bitterly cold day in December. It was a long, cold wait for both the pony and ACO Brian Wootton and ACO Eells before a willing veterinarian with a horse trailer could pick up the sick pony. Happily, the pony (named “DP” for “Ditch Pony”) has been successfully treated and adopted by the veterinarian who picked him up! However, Amelia County Animal Control is receiving a growing number of calls for which a horse trailer is needed, to include loose horses and ponies, cows, goats and pigs. Citing budget constraints, Amelia County turned to APAW for help and APAW agreed to purchase a trailer for the shelter. ACO Eells located a suitable trailer in early January and arranged for its transport to the shelter where APAW presented a check for its purchase.Feb 14, 2017 | 0 | Uncategorized
Amelia County Animal Control Officer Brian Wootton and Amelia County Animal Shelter Administrative Assistant/APAW Vice President Cindy Case show off the new Old Hickory storage shed that APAW recently donated to the Amelia County Animal Shelter. APAW originally donated a similar storage shed to the shelter in 2007 for the storage of equipment and supplies to free up valuable space for animals in the shelter. Upon learning that the shelter was once again cramped for space, APAW purchased an additional storage shed from 360 Sheds & Outdoor Buildings in Amelia, owned and operated by Rik & Stephanie Maybee. When they discovered that APAW was donating the shed to the animal shelter, the Maybees included their own donation to help with the purchase of the shed. The shed was designed to match the one previously purchased by APAW and was manufactured by the same company.Feb 06, 2017 | 0 | Uncategorized
APAW gave out 100 bags of dog food, 50 bags of cat food and over 100 pet treats to the families who shopped for their children at the 2016 Amelia County Christmas Mother’s program. We wanted to make sure that our furry friends got a present at Christmas, too!Dec 29, 2016 | 0 | Uncategorized
Santa Paws came to town!!!
For the 11th year in a row Santa Paws and the elves were really good to the animals at the Amelia County Animal Shelter. The donations were delivered to the Shelter on Friday, December 23 and we were greeted by the Animal Shelters Staff, volunteers and a full house of dogs and cats (see the attached photos). It is such a rewarding experience to help make the dogs and cats in the Shelter a little more comfortable during their stay. I as well as the employees and volunteers at the Amelia County Animal Shelter and of course the dogs and cats thank you all, so, very much for your donations and your support. You all are so generous and Santa Paws can’t do it without you. Here are the total donations for the 2016 Santa Paws drive…
306 lbs. of dry food
85 cans of wet food
153 lbs. of cat litter
22 bags of treats
101 collars and leashes
340 ounces of dish detergent
37 rolls of paper towels
56 puppy pads
3 bottles of shampoo
1 box of de-wormer
1 box of ear wipes
And $1,300.00 in monetary donations!
WOW!!! You all are AMAZING!!!
Thank you all and have a Happy New Year!!!
Tamara HarverDec 19, 2016 | 0 | Uncategorized
Friskie’s Fund 3
FRISKIE’S FIX ME FOR 5 FUND ($5.00)
Under this new APAW program, low income Amelia County residents can have their pet spayed or neutered for only $5.00 with proof of financial need (no additional veterinary fees required).
Examination, required vaccines & tests and spay/neuter surgery.
Client will pay veterinarian $5.00 at time of surgery.
APAW pays the remainder of the cost.
Client Telephone number______________________________________
Dog____ Cat_____ Male______ Female_______
(Check one) (Check one) (Maximum of 3 pets/family)
Attach Proof of Financial Need: (Household income = $30,000/year or less)
Social Services annual awards letter, last year’s federal tax return with pages 1 & 2 signed, or year-to-date income on a paystub.
Veterinarian: Dr. Edda Eliasson_____ Dr. Mike Kaski ____
(Check one) Village Veterinary Service Countryside Veterinary Center
Amelia 561-2244 Amelia 561-5450
Send to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to APAW, P.O. Box 725, Amelia, VA 23002, WITH A SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE. Please allow 4-6 weeks for receipt of your certificate which you must have at time of surgery.Oct 16, 2015 | 0 | Uncategorized
Amelia County Animal Control Administrative Assistant and current Amelia Patrons for Animal Welfare, Inc. President (APAW) Cindy Case received yet another award for her life-saving efforts for the homeless dogs and cats from the Amelia area at the 2015 Virginia Federation of Humane Societies (VFHS) annual conference. Cindy received the VFHS BRAVO award at the conference held in Fredricksburg on Friday, March 20th. The BRAVO award was established in 1992 by former VFHS President Elizabeth Sills to recognize an individual who has demonstrated a commitment of outstanding service to promote animal welfare, who has been instrumental in making an impact within an animal welfare organization, and who is a reflection of the values and standards set forth by the Virginia Federation of Humane Societies. The VFHS is a membership organization that was founded in 1959 with the primary goals of addressing the issues of animal cruelty and pet overpopulation within the Commonwealth of Virginia and to foster humane attitudes through education. Nominated by Amelia County Animal Control Officer Brian Wootton and selected by her peers in the animal rescue arena, Cindy was chosen because of her tireless and selfless dedication to saving the lives of lost, abandoned and stray pets. Congratulations Cindy! To adopt a new pet or help Cindy in her efforts, contact the Amelia County Animal Shelter at 561-3878 or email@example.com.May 25, 2015 | 0 | Uncategorized
TWO HOMELESS AMELIA COUNTY DOGS FLY TO NEW YORK FOR A SECOND CHANCE
An exciting program called Pilots N Paws made it possible for 2 homeless Pit
Bull Terriers named Christopher and Cocoa from the Amelia County Animal Shelter to fly to a rescue organization in New York where they will get a second chance at finding a forever home. Thanks to the generosity of pilots and plane owners, homeless animals in shelters all over the United States are receiving this second chance by being flown from areas with too many pets to places where there are new homes waiting to welcome them.
Recent Virginia Animal Control Officer’s Association Presidential award winner Cindy Case, (who is also the Amelia County Animal Control Administrative Assistant and an APAW member), coordinated with Horseheads Animal Shelter in Horseheads, New York, who agreed to rescue the 2 dogs and two generous pilots from Hagerstown, MD, who agreed to fly the dogs to New York. So on Wednesday, July 16th, Cindy delivered Christopher and Cocoa to the Chesterfield County airport where she loaded them on the airplane with Bob & Tom and sent them off on their new adventure!
Christopher and Cocoa are the 5th and 6th dogs from the Amelia County Animal Shelter to be flown to other states for a new home through the Pilots N Paws program. On December 12, 2009, Huckleberry the homeless Hound was the first dog to fly from Chesterfield to Ohio, and on June 20, 2010, Tony the homeless Hound became the second recipient of a flight from Lynchburg to Ohio. Then in July 2012, Mr. Spots was flown from the Chesterfiled airport to Lumbertown, NC, where he continued his journey by ground to a rescue in Florida, followed by Milly, the Beagle, who flew from the Chesterfield airport to a Beagle rescue in NJ in October 2013.
Excerpts from an e mail to Cindy from the pilot who transported Tony the Hound stated “He was an absolute pleasure to fly with for the entire 2 hour and 45 minute trek home.” “It was a great experience for Heidi” (his girlfriend) “and I and a great feeling to know that I could help save a dog’s life…It gives me a sense of purpose for taking a plane up and going flying, other than just for my own personal enjoyment.”
More information on this exciting animal rescue program can be found at www.pilotsnpaws.org. which is intended to be a meeting place for those who rescue, shelter or foster animals, and pilots and plane owners willing to assist with the transportation of animals.
The animals available for adoption from the Amelia County Animal Shelter can be viewed at www.petfinder.org/shelters.VA73.html.
Nov 27, 2013 | 0 | Uncategorized
APAW Board member and current Secretary Cindy Case was recently presented the Virginia Animal Control Association’s (VACA) 2013 President’s Award by VACA President Robert C. Leinberger Jr. at the Amelia County Animal Shelter where Cindy works part-time. The President’s award recognizes a citizen who has assisted animal control on a local level. Amelia County Animal Control Officer (ACO) Randy Leonard nominated Cindy for the award for her diligent efforts in finding homes for the shelter animals. Cindy was unable to attend the 2013 VACA conference in Blacksburg where the awards were presented so Mr. Leinberger came to Amelia to present the award. In attendance for the presentation were Mr. Leinberger, Amelia County Administrator A. Taylor Harvie III, Amelia County ACO Randy Leonard, APAW member Patty Averett, special friend Ben Underwood and Wayne Russell, Editor of The Amelia Bulletin Monitor newspaper. ACO Leonard said “I’m so proud of her. She really deserved the award.”