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How to use Feliway for Fickle Cats

Is your cat acting different? It could be stress

Feliway is a pheromone spray, collar, or diffuser that is a wonderful tool for stressed cats. It comes in 2 types, classic and multi-cat. Here are some tips on how to use it to help the cat(s) in your home and share how it has been a relief for cats in our shelter and foster program.

Classic to help your cat feel calm

Classic Feliway diffusers are perfect to have in places where you want your cat to be comfortable. For example, the room where they have their bed, litterbox, or toys. This is a place where you want your cat to spend time and feel safe. Feliway does not contain any scent, as cats do not enjoy smells in items such as scented litter or air fresheners. You should not notice any smell from the diffuser, and it will cover 800 square feet of an enclosed space. Feliway classic spray can be sprayed directly on items such as beds or blankets to entice cats to spend time there and relax. Collars can be used for both indoor and working cats to help them adjust to new surroundings. The collars should fit tighter than a regular collar because the pheromone is activated by your cat’s body heat.

Multi-cat for conflict resolution in and outside the home

Feliway Multi-cat is used for conflict resolution among cats. This can be in a multi-cat household or if you have outdoor cats that frequent your property. Cats have an amazing sense of smell and outdoor cats can cause stress to your indoor cats even if they never encounter one another. This is also a good option for adopters looking to introduce another cat into their home. Feliway Classic and Multi-cat can be used together to help address stressors inside and outside the home.

At the shelter and in foster care, cats come into an unfamiliar situation chalk full of new smells and sounds. This would be stressful for anyone. The Classic Feliway lets these cats know that this is a safe space and they should feel comfortable eating, drinking, napping, and using their litterbox. Multi-cat is great for cats going into foster homes with other cats, or at the shelter where they may be exposed to multiple cats in their surroundings.

Consider donating some Classic Feliway or Multi-Cat to our shelter to help our cats feel comfortable and content until they find their forever homes. Send items directly to the Bucks County SPCA by using our Amazon Wish List.

Pet Food Drives to Help Neighbors in Need

May 12 at Bucks County Opportunity Council’s Fresh Connect program. On hand to distribute the food were members of Bucks County SPCA, Bucks County Animal Response Team and Animal Lifeline.

Thousands of pounds of food have been donated to pets in need thanks to our community and these caring organizations. We appreciate all of your support through this difficult time. Thank you to all who helped Bucks County pets thrive in this crisis.

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Many families are struggling to make ends meet during this public health crisis. That includes struggling to feed their pets. You can help by donating dry or wet cat or dog food to collection centers at the local businesses listed below. These pet food donations will be distributed to more than a dozen food pantries across the county to help families feed their pets.

Please do not bring donations directly to Bucks County SPCA shelters.

Martino’s Auto Center
674 N Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
Call Dan or Sara at 215-348-1466
Monday – Friday / 8 AM – 5 PM 

Keenan Motors Dealership
3664 North Easton Road, Doylestown, PA 18902
 215-348-0800
Monday – Friday / 9 AM  PM 

Bucks County SPCA is proud to partner with BCART, Bucks County Emergency Management, Women’s Animal Center, Animal Lifeline, Bridge Clinic and Sam’s Hope – together we’re working to collect and distribute pet food to support local families through the food pantry network. With your help, we’ll make sure no pet goes hungry.

BCSPCA saves 22 dogs from filthy conditions

Just days after taking in 140+ cats from a hoarding situation in Doylestown, the Bucks County SPCA cruelty investigation team today removed 22 small dogs from the home of a Bucks County breeder. The animals were being kept in filthy conditions. The dogs have been transported to our shelter in Quakertown and are now safe in our care. The next steps are examination of each animal by our veterinary team and following up with cruelty charges against the dog breeder. The breeder has surrendered the dogs to the Bucks County SPCA which means that we will be able to place them for adoption after they are evaluated, healthy, and neutered.

Our two shelters are now running at maximum capacity behind the scenes. Staff and volunteers are working long hours to provide excellent care for all of the animals from both cases. The community can help these animals recover by making a financial donation to the BCSPCA Animal Relief Fund. We will provide updates on social media as the court cases proceed and these animals become available for adoption. As always, watch our online listing on our website to view pets currently available for adoption. We appreciate the strong support of our community in response to large cases like these.

Chip N’ Tag Event Saturday, June 18th 10am-2pm

BCSPCA will be hosting our first ever Chip N’ Tag event on Saturday, June 18th from 10am-2pm.  This low-cost event is co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Dog Law and with volunteer veterinary staff from Quakertown Veterinary Clinic.
Chip N’ Tag will allow community members to have their dogs micro-chipped, vaccinated for rabies and licensed for a reasonable cost.  No appointment necessary for this dog only event.

Chip N' Tag event

Helping 43 Chihuahuas and Their Family

ChihuahuapuppieskissOn April 23, 2015 the Bucks County SPCA, with the help of the Bensalem Police removed 32 Chihuahuas from a Bensalem residence. The dogs are safe and being well cared for at our shelters. We are also caring for 11 Chihuahuas previously removed from the residence. Clearly the circumstances leading to the ownership of so many dogs, and the removal of the dogs, were stressful for the family and the dogs alike.

The situation was brought to our attention by Bensalem animal control, and an investigation is ongoing. We’re now working cooperatively with the family of the dog owner to come to a resolution that will be good for dogs and people alike, and to return a manageable number of dogs. The family is happy for us to spay or neuter all of the dogs. As we work through this the dogs will be in our care and we will update you as they become ready for adoption. If you are interested in adopting one of these dogs, email info@bcspca.org for more information and an application. 

Remember, we are here to help. If you someone who has too many animals call us at 215.794.7425 and we can help. If you are looking for a local, low cost spay and neuter program you can contact No Nonsense Neutering, who have clinics in multiple locations, including our Upper Bucks shelter,  or Animal Alliance in Lambertville, NJ.

Watch the story on Fox 29 News and read about it in the Bucks County Courier Times.

 

 

BCSPCA Celebrates 2000+ Adoptions in 2014

Tommy Shih TzuIt was an amazing year at the BCSPCA, over two thousand animals – 2,033 to be exact- got a second chance at life in 2014. Thank you to the families who opened their hearts and homes to animals in need. Our very last adoption of the year was especially heartwarming. Tommy the special needs Shih Tzu, right, is deaf and has impaired vision, but that doesn’t stop him – and it didn’t stop his new family from adopting him. Thanks to all for supporting us so we can be here for Tommy and other animals in need.