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Bucks County SPCA rescues 62 animals from Animal “Sanctuary”

Lahaska, PA – After an extensive investigation, the Bucks County SPCA (BCSPCA) rescued 62 animals in urgent need from a rural property in Plumstead Township on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Holly Hoagland, the property’s owner, claimed to be operating an animal sanctuary. Charges of animal cruelty are pending. 

Multiple animals, including 41 ducks and chickens, were found to be living in filthy pens, trapped in temperatures of over 100 degrees Fahrenheit with no access to food or water. Four of the sheep on the property had extremely thick, matted coats and were also without access to food or water. Eight cats and kittens appeared to be ill and were living in unsanitary conditions. 

Officer Thompson and her team served a search warrant, and with assistance from Plumstead Police Department and the Plumstead Fire Department, transported the suffering overheated animals to BCSPCA’s comfortable barn and pastures in Quakertownthe cats and kittens will be cared for in the society’s shelter on Reservoir RoadThe BCSPCA veterinary team is overseeing the medical evaluation and treatment of the 62 animals. 

While we are saddened to witness suffering of this scale, we stand ready at all times to rescue both pets and farm animals from situations like this anywhere in Bucks County. The support we receive from the local community means these animals will get the medical treatment and expert care they so desperately need, and the person responsible will face charges of animal cruelty,” said Linda Reider, executive director of the BCSPCA. “We cannot change these animals’ past, but we can change their future.” 

The community can help by donating to the BCSPCA Animal Relief Fund which will help fund the care of these animals. Donations can be made online or by check sent to BCSPCA, PO Box 277, Lahaska, PA 18931. Designate your gift for “Animal Relief Fund.” 

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.

 

Save Some Small, Furry Lives This Spring

kitten stay for webEvery year kitten season starts in the spring and brings hundreds of baby cats to our doors. Kittens under 10 weeks or so are placed in foster care, where they can learn all about living with a family and their immune systems have a chance to develop before coming to the shelter to find their forever homes. By fostering these little ones you are giving  them the best chance at a long, happy and healthy life.

What is Involved with Fostering?

You provide a calm nurturing environment where the kittens can flourish and become well socialized. We’ll set you up with the cat supplies you need, and cover the cost of food and other necessities. Cats and kittens need to come to the Bucks County SPCA at scheduled intervals for routine vaccines and worming. Whenever possible, cats and kittens will be tested for feline leukemia before being fostered.

Best of all you’ll get weeks of cute buzz-y purrs, soft kneading paws and heart-melting gazes from your foster kittens.

How do I become a Foster Parent?

Come to one of our Kitten Foster Orientations

Please note new date Tuesday, April 7 at 6 pm at our Lahaska shelter, 1665 Street Road (Please register so we know how many people to expect).

Thursday, April 2 at 6 pm at our Upper Bucks shelter, 60 Reservoir Road, Quakertown (Please register so we know how many people to expect)

Can’t attend? No problem, simply call your closest shelter. 215.794.7425 for the Lahaska shelter or 267.347.4674 for Upper Bucks and ask about fostering kittens.

 Can I Help if I can’t Foster?

Absolutely! Please consider donating an item from our
Kitten Season Wish List:

  • Canned Cat/Kitten food(prefer Pate style)
  • Dry Kitten food
  • Non-Clumping litter
  • KMR Milk Replacement Powder
  • Kitten nursing bottles
  • Small cat beds
  • Fleece baby blankets
  • Toys (ie: springs, balls, mice etc.)
  • Pet store gift cards
  • Small stainless steel bowls
  • Shallow litter boxes