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 AC&W Newest Changes

For nearly 45 years, Animal Care and Welfare, Inc has worked tirelessly to help animals in the Great Pittsburgh area.  We have literally saved hundreds of loving shelter animals through our rescue animal adoption program.  We have prevented the birth of hundreds of unwanted litters through our spay and neuter assistance program.  We are also happy to have assisted hundreds of pet owners with the cost of emergency veterinary treatment for their beloved pets.

Recently, our Board of Directors made the difficult decision to phase out our veterinary medical assistance program by December 31, 2014.  Taking this step will allow AC&W to concentrate more of our resources on collaborating with shelters to help many homeless pets find loving homes and families.  

AC&W firmly believes that the single most effective way to help animals is through the spaying and neutering of all pets.  So changes are in store for our spay and neuter assistance program as well.  Beginning January 1, 2015, pet owners seeking our spay and neuter certificates must apply in writing.  Applicants must also meet the Pennsylvania WIC Income guidelines and must provide proof of income.  Also, our current headquarters and phone service will no longer be available after the first of the year.

Chester Veterinary Clinic and Dr. Becky Morrow from Frankie's Friends will continue to partner and lend their support to our efforts.

Animal Care and Welfare, Inc is passionate about saving dogs and cats from shelters and preventing the births of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens.  Streamlining our programs will allow us to focus on our mission of helping animals, but we cannot do this important job without you.  We want to thank each and every one of you for your support throughout the years, and as we move forward, we hope you will continute to support our work on behalf of our animal friends. 




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Mission Statement

Through donations received from members and the public, Animal Care & Welfare, Inc. offers assistance for low cost spays and neuters.  We also operate our pet placement program by collaborating with shelters and carefully selecting homeless pets and placing them in loving homes.

Animal Care & Welfare, Inc., founded by Ed and Kay Blotzer, incorporated since 1970, was created for the purpose of preventing cruelty to animals.  AC&W is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization supported soley by donations.  The all-volunteer Board of Directors appreciates your support.  Sue Krul-President; Bonnie Evans Magdalene-Treasurer; Barb Kagarise-Secretary; Jane Mehaffey-Communications.

Contact Us

P.O. Box 8257
Pittsburgh, PA 15218-0257