On March 17th, we held our 3rd annual Paws for Celebration – and if you had the opportunity to be there, you know what a great time it was and also a celebration of community spirit. Nearly 300 people joined in the fun and local businesses like Brockton Animal Hospital, The Shaw’s Center, The Wine Guys, Notch Brewing, Barefoot Wines and Sure Shots gave their sponsorship. Many other businesses and friends donated goods to be auctioned, and attendees generously helped us raise over $25,000 that will not only allow the APCSM to help animals find homes, but continue programs that help people keep their pets as well. Also, during a special 10 minute collection, attendees donated to the APCSM’s Life is Precious Fund to help cover the medical costs incurred for the 4 cats rescued from the February house fire on Brockton’s East Side – this special collection, with matching funds from two anonymous supporters, raised more than $3500.
On behalf of the entire APCSM staff, volunteers and the many homeless pets in our care – a big thank you to the dozens of business that supported us, to our sponsors and especially those that attended for making this year’s Paws for Celebration such a success! You all showed us that a community coming together is the most important bottom line. We look forward to doing it again in 2013 and continuing to serve the community for many years to come.
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We are happy to report, that Pheonix, one of the four cats rescued from the house fire in Brockton last Tuesday, has found her new forever home. Congratulations to her and her new family!
Ashton continues to recover here at the shelter. His bandages came off Tuesday and while he still has a ways to go before he is completely healed, he is now available for adoption. He is a sweetheart of a cat and just loves to patted and cuddled.
Cinder is also still here awaiting her new family to find her. While she is a little quieter than her friends, she is a love!
Ember (formerly Smores) was released from the animal hospital on Tuesday and is resting comfortably in a foster home. While she has made great strides, the healing process will be a long one and medical costs continue to climb.
Please help us continue to provide care for Ember and Ashton by donating to our Life is Precious Fund!
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The APCSM is currently helping four cats that were rescued from a house fire Tuesday morning by Brockton firefighters and Brockton Animal Control.
Two of the cats, Pheonix and Cinders were treated at New England Animal Medical Center. Both have been released and are ready to be adopted.
Ashton, the 3rd cat, has a fairly severe burn on his foot and still needs medical care and is recovering at the shelter.
The fourth cat, Smores, named so because he was so badly burned, remains at the vet hospital with severe burns on all four of his feet. His prognosis is very good and the staff at the hospital reports that he is super sweet (as are other 3) and just wants to be patted.
Medical costs are quickly adding up, however, and we are asking the public for help so that we can continue to provide care for these poor kitties who have been through so much. Donations can be made to our Life is Precious Fund by stopping by the shelter or mailing a check to APCSM, 1300 West Elm St Ext, Brockton MA 02301. You may also make a donation through our website.
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We were thrilled when Patches was adopted! Here’s what her new person says:
Just to let you know Patches is doing well. She loves going for a walk and cuddling on the couch after work. So glad I adopted an older dog because she is adjusting well to my routine and is great company. I’ve included a couple of photos of her relaxing. Thanks for helping her out.
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Stanley is an adorable ‘decoration’!
Read what his new family says about him:
Dec. 16th we adopted Dorito…now going by Stanley. He is the cutest little kitty and has made himself right at home. His favorite place to sleep is on a small table with the Christmas decorations. He has a little cold but is taking his medicine like a trouper! Thank you for all you do!!!
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Caring for homeless animals like Minnie the Chihuahua(above) and Woody(below) and finding them new homes is very rewarding work. But the costs of maintaining a facility that meets the needs of these animals are enormous. The Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts is a registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. We receive no federal or local funding. Donations from animal loving individuals are the only way we can hope to pay the costs of caring for almost 2,500 animals annually.
As just an example of what is done with your donation:
- Vaccinations and other routine care for the animals cost $25,000 annually.
- Heating and electricity are essential for maintaining the comfort of the animals in our care. Monthly utilities run around $3,000.
- A month’s supply of cat litter is $262.
- Enough timothy hay for our small animals to last a month costs $65
Without this organization, 2,500 animals in the area will be left with no where to go each year. We need your help to continue. Please consider contributing to the Animal Protection Center of Southeastern MA.
Donations can be made online (we’ve raised almost $500 through ChipIn so far!):
Mail or drop off a donation at the shelter:
Animal Protection Center of Southeastern MA
1300 West Elm Street Ext
Brockton, MA 02301
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Just over a month ago my fiance and I adopted our wonderful dog and best friend, “Gina” now known as Harley Belle, from the APC of So. Mass. in Brockton (adoption on 9/11/11). I just wanted to write you a quick note and let you know that Harley (Gina) is doing fantastic! She fit in with our family immediately and truly is such a blessing to us both. She is full of energy and has the brightest personality. She has a heart of gold and still hasn’t stopped giving us kisses 🙂 . She loves spending time with us and is always nearby. We take her everywhere and she’s getting along with other people and their pets perfectly – her favorite pastime is visiting the dog park near us. We fenced in the back yard for her and she adores playing catch with her frisbee and tennis balls. She got a clean bill of health from her new vet and is currently working on learning to walk on her leash. She’s doing pretty good for only 1 month into her training! She’s learned other commands such as “come”, “stay”, “sit” and our favorite, “high five.” She’s a very bright girl and is learning very quickly.
I’ve attached a picture of her on her first camping trip.
Thank you for helping us adopt our little girl. We love her to pieces!
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Here at the Animal Protection Center, we’ve had the pleasure of knowing and loving many pit bulls. Nothing makes us happier than finding loving homes for these great dogs, and making new friends for the breed in the process. Just check out these adorable faces; who couldn’t fall in love?
Adopted from the APCSM, Hathaway is now a certified Canine Good Citizen. We are thrilled to know Hath has found his forever home!
Still waiting for a home is Victor, a 6 month old male pit bull with a stellar personality! He loves any and all affection and so cute, he usually gets it!
Join us for Paws in the Park October 16th at DCR’s Borderland State Park in Easton, MA to meet Hathaway and Victor!
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