Chester County SPCA touting special ‘Pumpkin’

Agency offering promotion to educate public about misunderstood pit bulls Just in time for Halloween, “Pumpkin,” a favorite of the Chester County SPCA staff, is available for adoption. Among the spookiest, scariest creatures of the season, here’s one that the Chester County SPCA says unfairly sparks fear and shouldn’t: pit bulls. To celebrate National Pit Bull Awareness Day on Saturday,...

Chester County SPCA seeking to share surplus

Weekend ‘Adopt-a-Thon’  includes reduced fees for potential pets The animal rescue business is going a little too well at the moment, according to officials at the Chester County SPCA. A surplus of adoption-ready pets has prompted the nonprofit to run a weekend special in an effort to reduce its population. “The love of an animal is priceless. And now the Chester County SPCA...

Animal-advocacy volunteer receives honor

Chester  County SPCA’s board treasurer singled out for recognition Frank Sobyak, the Chester County SPCA’s board treasurer, displays his Volunteer of the YearAward with his daughter, Beth Ann Sobyak, and his wife, Ardyth Sobyak. Anyone connected with the Chester County SPCA routinely touts its superb volunteers, a dedicated crew that serves as an integral part of the nonprofit’s...

Rave reviews for Chester County SPCA gala

Annual fund-raiser draws more than 350 to Unionville horse farm By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times An elegant carriage parade is a popular tradition of the Chester County SPCA’s annual Forget-Me-Not fund-raiser. The assessment of attendees at the Chester County SPCA’s elegant 26th Annual Forget-Me-Not Gala in Unionville on Sunday proved overwhelmingly positive. Factoring...

Memorable vista redux for Forget-Me-Not gala

Chester County SPCA’s fund-raiser returns to home of E. Marlborough animal advocates East Marlborough Township Supervisors’ Chairman Cuyler Walker, shown with several of his Labradors, will host the upcoming Chester County SPCA’s Forget-Me-Not Gala with his wife, Katie Ryan Walker. Those who missed last year’s memorable Forget-Me-Not Gala will get another chance to enjoy a spectacular...

New initiatives aim to turn rescues into cherished pets

Adoption is Chester County SPCA’s goal; until then, add Mozart and spritz of vanilla By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Michele Amendola (left), kennel coordinator at the Chester County SPCA, and Carin Ford, a board member, show off a Doberman pinscher puppy that they hope will be a short-time guest at the facility. The Doberman pinscher puppies yelped gleefully when a visitor...

Abused dog’s comeback makes indelible impact

Dozens gather for airport sendoff as Radar’s recovery continues By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Chester County Animal Protective Services Officer Craig Baxter holds Radar as an appreciative crowd admires the progress the dog has made since being discarded on the side of the road a year ago. Slobbering kisses on the faces of his handlers as his tail wagged furiously, the pit...

Unlicensed breeder pleads guilty to animal cruelty

Chester County SPCA found 29 abused Samoyeds during August raid By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times The dogs seized from an unlicensed kennel in Landenberg were Samoyeds, a breed like the one pictured here, used originally for pulling sleds and reindeer herding. Mutilated kittens, cats shot by arrows and BBs, dogs burned in bags and cages, and an emaciated pitbull left for dead....

Friendly felines the focus of ‘Catapalooza’

Chester County SPCA is looking to foster adoptions It may be the dog days of summer, but the Chester County SPCA is bursting at the seams with cats – a surplus that could benefit the public this weekend. Lenny and Larry are both hoping to find a forever home during this weekend’s’ “Catapalooza” at the Chester County SPCA.public this weekend. In an effort to facilitate...