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Breeder Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty and Relinquishes 11 Persian Cats to BCSPCA

UPDATE, May 24, 2017:

Ms. Stoia has appealed her guilty plea and we are awaiting a new court date. Therefore, the adoption application process is on hold until further notice. Our thanks to everyone who has expressed concern for the welfare of these animals.

If you would like to contribute to the ongoing cost of caring for these cats, please designate your gift for “Persian Cats.” Any funds raised in excess of their care will be used toward other BCSPCA animals and services. Donate here.

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Doreen Stoia of Elite Purrs cattery in Doylestown has surrendered 11 Persian cats to the Bucks County SPCA as part of a plea deal in District Court on May 1, 2017. The cats were rescued from the breeder’s home by Bucks County SPCA humane officers in March following a tip from the community. The cats were found to be living in extremely unsanitary conditions and suffering from flea infestations and matted coats.

Ms. Stoia pled guilty to one count of animal cruelty and as part of the plea deal, all 11 cats were surrendered to the BCSPCA. A prohibition of animal ownership was ordered, as well as a fine of $300.00 plus court costs.

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Persian cat
AFTER: Faith after 6 weeks in the care of the BCSPCA.

BCSPCA humane officer Nikki Thompson remarked, “This is a victory for these cats. We are happy to have played a part in helping them recover and will make sure they are adopted by responsible owners who will give them the proper care they deserve. We look forward to seeing these animals begin new lives in loving homes.”

Now that the BCSPCA has ownership of the animals, they can be spayed or neutered by our shelter veterinarian and readied for adoption soon. Anyone interested in adopting one of the eleven Persian cats from this case must submit an application. Applications can be requested in person at our Lahaska or Quakertown shelters, or by emailing info@bcspca.org. Completed applications must be received no later than 5:00 PM on May 15, 2017.

If you suspect animal cruelty in Bucks County, call the BCSPCA’s cruelty hotline at 215-794-7425 x107. One call can make a difference.

Persian cat
BEFORE: Faith’s coat was flea infested and matted.

August is Catapalooza Month

Adopt a cat today!Our shelters are full of cool cats and kittens in need of new homes! Join us for Catapalooza and name your own adoption fee during the month of August – that means FREE or for any donation amount that fits your budget.

Last August we placed 126 happy cats in new homes. Help us beat that record and send home even more animals this month. Catapalooza is the hottest ticket in town. Visit the cool cats at Quakertown or Lahaska today!

Reward TRIPLED in Animal Cruelty Case

The $1,000 reward offered by the Bucks County SPCA for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for injuring an orange tiger-striped cat found in Doylestown Township has been tripled by gifts and pledges from the community.

The reward is being offered in the case of a cat that appeared to have been shot four times with a nail gun. “Once people heard about how this cat suffered, residents all over BucksBCPSCA Orange Cat Chest County reached out to us offering to contribute to the reward,” says Linda Reider, Executive Director of the Bucks County SPCA. “With their support, we are able to triple the original award and offer $3,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. Every gift, no matter what size, sends the clear message that Bucks County cares deeply about animals and will not stand idly by when they are abused.”

The Bucks County SPCA continues to investigate and asks that anyone with information contact BCSPCA Chief Cruelty Investigator Nikki Thompson at 215.794.7425, with relevant information. For more information see www.bcspca.org.

Download the flyer and help post it in the Doylestown area.

Reward Offered in Animal Abuse Case

The Bucks County SPCA is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for injuring an orange tiger-striped cat found in Doylestown Township.

BCPSCA Orange Cat ChestThe cat, an unneutered adult male, appears to have been shot by a nail gun. The large, framing-style nails were found in the top of the cat’s head, just over his right eye, in one cheek, and just over the right hip. A community member found the cat in an open chest outside their home on Sunday January 3, 2016 and called the Bucks County SPCA. BCSPCA Emergency Response picked up the cat and took him to the Lahaska Animal Care Center where he was stabilized and examined by a veterinarian. The extent of his injuries was so great that the cat was humanely euthanized on the veterinarian’s advice.

“The amount of suffering this cat endured at the hands of a human is completely unacceptable, and clearly against PA anti-cruelty laws” says Linda Reider, Executive Director of the Bucks County SPCA. “We are asking members of the public to contact us immediately with any information about this situation. With help from the community we can make sure the person or people responsible are held accountable. Please contact Chief Cruelty Investigator Nikki Thompson at the  Bucks County SPCA, 215.794.7425, with any relevant information.”

BCSPCA Framing Style Nail

 

Download the flyer and help post it in the Doylestown area.

All the Love…Half the Price

Thanks to a special friend of Bucks County SPCA, our amazing adult cats are only $25 for a limited time. Our friend knows that adult cats make wonderful pets. They are past the ankle biting stage, you won’t have to worry about your curtains and they are ready to fill your life with head bumps, sweet purrs and night-time cuddles. Don’t miss your chance to get all the love at half the price!

All love half price FB 2015

 

If you would like to donate to this promotion and help even more adult cats simply add “All the love half the price” to the Special Message field when making an online donation, or mail a check with the promotion’s name in the memo line to BCSPCA, PO Box 277, Lahaska, PA 18931. Questions? Call Alison Levine at 215.79407425.

 

 

Lahaska Shelter Foster Kitten Orientation

Come learn how to save some small, furry lives this Spring!

Spring is right around the corner, and that means our shelters will soon be full of kittens. Often times the little ones need to spend some time in foster care before they are big enough to find their forever homes. Come learn all about fostering – what we provide, what you can expect and how to save the lives of some of our smallest, most adorable animals.

This is a free event, but please register so we know how many people to expect.

Upper Bucks Shelter Kitten Foster Orientation

Come learn how to save some small, furry lives this Spring!

Spring is right around the corner, and that means our shelters will soon be full of kittens. Often times the little ones need to spend some time in foster care before they are big enough to find their forever homes. Come learn all about fostering – what we provide, what you can expect and how to save the lives of some of our smallest, most adorable animals.

This is a free event, but please register so we know how many people to expect.