APAW Donates Pet Food To Christmas Mother’s Program Recipients

Christmas Mother's 2016

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 is coming to the Amelia County Animal Shelter

2013 Santa Paws

Santa Paws came to town!!!

Santa Paws 2016

For the 11th year in a row Santa Paws will be visiting the Amelia County Animal Shelter and thanks to your help and the help of many, Santa Paws continues to be a huge success!!! We are so thankful that APAW (Amelia Patrons for Animal Welfare) will be assisting Santa Paws again this year! There will 11 convenient donation/drop off boxes in Amelia which are located at the following; Amelia Bovine Clinic, Amelia County Animal Shelter, Amelia Monitor, Classic Touches, Countryside Veterinary Center, Dollar General, Integrity Real Estate, James L. Hamner Library, Rite Aid (accepting donations at Rite Aid until Tuesday, December 13 due to renovations), Southern States and Studio M Hair Salon. Many of you want to do something for the abused, abandoned and homeless animals during the holidays but aren’t sure what to do or where to start. Like me, many of you find it hard to volunteer your time at the shelter and Santa Paws provides a great opportunity for you to help the animals.

The wish list for the Amelia Animal Shelter is as follows:
– Kitten Chow (the regular dry cat food is too large for the kittens)
– Frontline or Advantage for cats and dogs (the extra-large is the best bang for the buck and it is used for all sizes accordingly)
– Dog and cat food, please no colored food, only brown food.
– Liquid dish detergent
– Paper towels
– Bath and hand towels for the cages
– Cat and dog toys (the cats especially love the balls)
– Non-clumping cat litter
– Dog Collars and Leashes
– Sentry WormXPlus Broad Spectrum De-wormer for medium and large dogs – Pill Pockets
– Loving homes for the animals are needed most
– If you would like to make a monetary, tax-deductible donation, please make checks payable to APAW (Amelia Patrons for Animal Welfare) and mail to PO Box 725, Amelia, VA 23002. Please be sure to reference “Santa Paws” on the donation and attach a note to the donation if you would like a receipt.

Please remember the abused, abandoned and homeless animals during this wonderful holiday season of giving. In keeping with the spirit of the season, consider visiting any animal shelter in the weeks ahead and take along some dog or cat treats. You can even take it a step further and consider organizing a Santa Paws drive at your local county or city animal shelter. There is nothing more rewarding than helping those that can’t help themselves.

These 4-legged babies have no home and no family to love which is heartbreaking, especially during the holidays. They are in a strange place and scared. Let’s make their stay at the shelter a little more comfortable by giving them a treat or toy to occupy their time while at the shelter. If you would like to make a donation or if you have any questions please call 804-561-3878 or e-mail santapawsameliacounty@gmail.com. We would like to receive all donations by Wednesday, December 21. Please forward this information to anyone you feel would like to contribute to Santa Paws. Please look for us and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Santa-Paws-Amelia-Virginia/392761060802951.

Thank you,
Tamara Harver

Dec 19, 2016 | 0 | Uncategorized

Buy a Kuranda bed to help the Amelia Animal Shelter

Kuranda Dog Beds - Rethinking dog beds

Kuranda Dog Beds

Dec 05, 2016 | 0 | Uncategorized

New Spay/Neuter Program for Low-income Amelia County Residents

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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).
Services include:
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 Name_________________________________________________
Client Address_______________________________________________
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 pannellkp@earthlink.net 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

APAW President Cindy Case Wins VA Federation of Humane Society’s Bravo Award

AwardAmelia 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 amelianimalshelter@ameliacova.com.

May 25, 2015 | 0 | Uncategorized

Free Spay/Neuter Surgery for Qualifying Amelia & Nottoway Residents

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Aug 14, 2014 | 0 | Uncategorized

Two Homeless Dogs from Amelia Fly To New York For 2nd Chance

Cindy and Pilot Bob



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.

Aug 12, 2014 | 0 | Uncategorized

APAW Member Cindy Case Receives VACA’s 2013 President’s Award


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.”

Nov 27, 2013 | 0 | Uncategorized