Animal Care and Welfare, Inc. has been in existence since 1970 helping low-income families with low-cost spays, neuters  and medical emergencies. We are an All Vollunteer nonprofit that serves only Western Pennsylvania and the nearby Tri State area.

Through donations received from members and the public, Animal Care and Welfare, Inc. helps low-income animal guardians obtain medical care for their sick or injured pets and also promotes spaying and neutering through education and financial support. Our Board members also rescue, foster and adopt homeless pets.

Animal Care and 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 nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization supported solely by donations. The all-volunteer Board of Directors appreciates your support: Sue Krul, President - Cathy Saladyga, Vice President - Bonnie Evans-Magdalene, Treasurer - Barb Kagarise, Secretary - Jane Mehaffey, Spay/Neuter Clinic  and Esther Hackwelder, Retired

**All Board members are certified in Animal First Aid** 


  Animal Care and Welfare Inc.

 will hold  A Spay and Neuter Clinic On

Check Back For New Date!!!

 Our new clinic location:

2806 Banksville Ave. Pgh. PA 15216

 ( Formerly Sue’s Pet Parlor)  (Greentree/Southhills Area)

Dr. Becky Morrow of Frankie's Friends 

 Will be on site with her mobile unit.

Spay and Neuter prices for Clinic -

Cat - Neuter:  $60.00

Cat - Spay:     $75.00

 **Will include a Rabies vaccine, ear mite medication if needed, frontline and ear tipping on feral cats.


WALK IN SERVICES FROM 12:00 to 4:00pm

   Offered at a discounted price:  


 Worming 8.00 - Leukemia vaccine 12.00 - Distemper vaccine 8.00 –

FIV/FeLV testing 20.00 - Nail cuts 10.00 - Micro-Chip 30.00

Appointments must be set up in advance and

prepaid by calling 412-344-2294


There will be a limit per person of up to 6 cats. Kittens must weigh 2 lbs. or more. Drop off will start at 8:30 am.

Please be sure to set up your appointment ASAP so that your payment is received in time.

 Questions can also be answered by e-mail - mail@animalcareandwelfare.org

 First Clinic



  Come to our Kitten /Cat  and Dog Adoption Events

at the Petco in Robinson Twp, PA

**  WEEKEND 8/23 or 24th - 11 to 3:00pm!! **


Come see all our wonderful and loving pets up for adoption in person!!

 Come on in and interact with our homeless cats and dogs in a calm environment where you can get a real feel for their wonderful personalities. All pets that we adopt are hand-picked for temperament.


You can go to www.animalcareandwelfare.org and see all of our guys and gals and learn more about them!!!


To contact Animal Care and Welfare, Inc.:

Call:  412-244-1372 and leave a detailed message (Must accept Blocked calls)

Mail: mail@animalcareandwelfare.org

Write: P.O. Box 8257, Pittsburgh, PA  15218

To contact Animal Care and Welfare, Inc. by phone, please leave a message of your name, phone number and what issue you need help with. We ask that you tell us a good time to reach you and you must accept block calls for us to call back. We check our phones daily and will return calls as promptly as possible. We do not have a shelter or provide veterinary care so we are unable to accept any animals, they must be taken to a community shelter or local vet. Please use our list of Participating Veterinaries to find a vet in your area to call for medical emergencies for your animal. Also, we do not reimburse anyone other than the veterinarians.
Animal Care and Welfare, Inc. helps low income animal guardians with spays / neuters and medical emergencies for their pets. Please check our list of Participating Veterinarians to find a vet in your area that accepts our certificates.  The following is a list of services we provide:

Spay and Neuter Certificates:

Female cat spay – $60.00
Male cat neuter – $50.00
Female dog spay – less than 50 lbs - $75.00
Female dog spay – over 50 lbs - $85.00
Male dog neuter – less than 50 lbs - $60.00
Male dog neuter – over 50 lbs - $75.00

To receive a spay or nueter certificate, please call or write us with the following information: Name, address, phone number, type of animal, whether male or female and approximate weight if for a dog. Please tell us the name of the Veterinarian that you are using so we can make sure they take our certificates.

Medical Emergencies:

 For Medical treatment we will pay 30% of the medical emergency bill, payment not to exceed $100.00.  If you live in the Wester PA area you can call or write us with the following information for a medical emergency certificate:

Name, phone number, animal type and name, what the medical problem is and the name of the vet you are working with. We will send you or the vet a certificate and your vet will mail that along with the bill to us. We will reimburse the Veterinarian only.

***Animal Care and Welfare, Inc., WILL NOT cover ANY elective surgery such as de-clawing, tail docking, ear cropping, etc. If we receive a submission with the elective services on the invoice, we will not pay for ANY of the services provided. The client will be responsible for the entire bill.

  Come Meet our Pets

Our pets are housed at the wonderful pet resort Paws Here Awhile Pet Resort, where they are socialized with dogs, cats, and people.
Our Adoption Process
Dogs - $180.00
Cats - $97.00

In order to adopt an animal from AC&W, you must sign a contract, which requires references and the return of the animal if the adoption does not work out. The adoption fee includes: temperament testing, flea treatment, worming, all applicable shots, heartworm/feline aids and leukemia testing, spay or neuter, micro-chipping and professional grooming.

Adoption Hours:

Sun: 11am - 6pm
Mon to Fri: By Appointment
Sat: 11am - 6pm





Looking for a space in high traffic area to hold an event?

Rent our headquarters at 2806 Banksville Ave in the South Hills of Pittsburgh

to hold your Rabies Clinics, Adoption Events, Training Classes, Meetings or Fund Raisers.


Rent for a day or a weekend $75.00 per day

CALL us at: 412-344-2294




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

P: 412-244-1372




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