Facts to Protect the Animals

FIV Facts

  • The Feline Immuno-Deficiency is a slow virus that affects a cats immune system over a period of years.

  • FIV is a cat-only disease and cannot be spread to humans or other non-felines.

  • FIV cats most often live longs, healthy, and relatively normal lives with no symptoms at all.

  • FIV is not easily passed between cats. It cannot be spread casually - like in litter boxes, water and food bowls, or when snuggling and playing. It is rarely spread from a mother to her kittens.

  • The virus can be spread through blood transfusions, badly infected gums, or serious, penetrating bite wounds. (Bite wounds of this kind are extremely rare, except in free-roaming, unneutered tomcats.)

  • A neutered cat, in a home, is extremely unlikely to infect other cats, if properly introduced.

  • Many vets are not educated about FIV since the virus was only discovered 15 years ago.

  • Despite what many people think, cats with this condition can live perfectly long, happy, healthy, lives.

    Excerpt from www.pawsfla.com (FIV Demystified). FOr more information, please see www.pawsfla.com. See also www.catdepot.org.

    Animal Abuse Statue Overhaul

    See animal abuse or neglect in PA? Call local
    police or the abuse & neglect hotline if police
    do not resolve the matter, 866-601-7722!

    Report animal cruelty form

    Name, phone number, and email address of complainant is for internal Officer use only.If no name or phone number is provided, we cannot provide an update on the progress of the case, or get additional information if the address information is incomplete or incorrect.
    Go to this link to fill out a form to report animal cruelty. https://www.pspca.org/form/report-animal-cruelty

    Bill 213 Registry for Convicted Animal Abusers

    Please be aware that PA SENATE BILL 213 of 2019 is currently being proposed. This bill would require THE REGISTRY OF CONVICTED ANIMAL ABUSERS. This registry would provide more information for shelters and the public to better screen those applying to adopt animals. If you care or have an opinion regarding this bill PLEASE contact your legislator.
    To read the entire Bill 213 Registry for Convicted Animal Abusers, please visit www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo.

    Victoria's Law

    Victoria's Law will drive the pet market in PA towards more humane sources by prohibiting the sale of commercially raised dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores, and increase transparency by requiring sellers to include identifying information in advertisements.
    To read the entire story on Victoria's Law, please visit https://humane-pa.org/current-legislation-2.

    Code #5511

    (c) Cruelty to animals.-
    (1)A person commits an offense it he wantonly or cruelly ill-treats, overloads, beats, otherwise abuses any animal as to which he has a duty of care, whether belonging to himself or otherwise, or abandons any animal, or deprives any animal of necessary sustenance, drink, shelter or veterinary care, or access to clean and sanitary shelter which will protect the animal against inclement weather and preserve the animal's body heat and keep it dry.
    To read the entire Code #5511 go to https://codes.findlaw.com/pa/

  • Applications / Flyer

    Low-cost Spay/Neuter Application

    Spay/Neuter Application for Ferals

    Feral Cat Pamphlet