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APAW Donates to Help Hurricane Victims

APAW recently donated $1,000.00 to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to help with their efforts to rescue pets and reunite pets displaced by Hurricane Harvey with their owners and $1,000.00 to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to help with their efforts to rescue pets and reunite pets displaced by Hurricane Irma with their owners. APAW President Wanda Walker (right) and Vice President Cindy Case are pictured here with facsimiles of the donation checks.

Oct 13, 2017 | 0 | Uncategorized

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Aug 24, 2017 | 0 | Uncategorized

Dumped “Ditch Pony” Prompts APAW to Donate Horse Trailer to Animal Shelter

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

APAW donates new storage shed to the Amelia County Animal Shelter

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 Donates Pet Food To Christmas Mother’s Program Recipients

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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

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Santa Paws came to town!!!

Santa Paws 2016

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
254 toys
22 bags of treats
101 collars and leashes
21 towels/blankets
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 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 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

May 25, 2015 | 0 | Uncategorized

Free Spay/Neuter Surgery for Qualifying Amelia & Nottoway Residents

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Aug 14, 2014 | 0 | Uncategorized