I am a Terrier/Labrador Retriever Mix neutered male. I’m a handsome guy who is in looking for a loving forever home. I was adopted many years ago, but returned because my family’s living situation changed. I can be a little reserved at first, but once I get to know you I love to give kisses. I would do best in a home with no other dogs so I can be the center of attention. To learn more about me or to schedule an appointment to meet me (I’m available to be seen by appointment only) call Delaware Humane Association at 302-571-0111 or go to www.dehumane.org
This year we got a new ultrasound machine which produces images that are simply spectacular. The machine, a GE Logiq P3 Vet, allows us to diagnose diseases of the heart and abdominal organs (liver, kidneys, spleen), urinary bladder and gastrointestinal tract (stomach and intestines). We can also use it to obtain urine samples via cystocentesis and to diagnose pregnancy.
The new machine products an amazing image that makes it easier for us to interpret normal versus abnormal. The server also allows us to email the studies to a specialist quickly and easily so we can have a cardiologist or radiologist assist us with those interpretations.
The procedure is non-invasive and rarely requires sedation so it is very safe for your pet.
All month long we will be featuring information about the Delaware Humane Association. They are truly an amazing organization and we strongly encourage you to support them!
For those of you who may not be familiar with them, the following is from their website:
“Founded in 1957, the Delaware Humane Association (DHA) is Delaware’s first no kill animal shelter and adoption center. We are committed to providing for the needs of homeless dogs and cats in our community. Serving over 5,000 companion animals annually through direct intervention and many more through advocacy, we continue to promote the humane values of protection, care, and compassion for all living things. We envision a future where all people and their pets live healthy, happy and long lives together.”
Please check out their website to learn more: www.dehumane.org
Between Dec 1st to Dec 31st, 2012, every time a new Facebook post gets “LIKED” on our Facebook Page, Aston Veterinary Hospital will donate 1/6th of a bowl of pet food to the Delaware Humane Association. By “LIKING” these stories every day and encouraging your friends to do the same, we can donate an enormous amount of food to pets in need!
The more virtual “LIKES”…the more REAL food!
There’s no cost involved, just 15 seconds of your time per day.
We will pay for up to 1000 1/6 bowls of food in the month of December
To learn more about the Delaware Humane Association, go to: www.dehumane.org
To LIKE our Facebook page and posts, go to www.Facebook.com/astonvet
Our hospital was founded in the late 1940s. In 1952, Dr. Buckwalter took over and operated the hospital for the next 30 years. Dr. Deborah Brzezinski bought the hospital in 1983. At the time, it was a solo-practice, but Dr. Brzezinski, with the help and support of her family and dedicated staff, grew the hospital over the years to five veterinarians and a staff of greater than 25 employees.
The physical plant has undergone extensive renovation over the years, with the most recent expansion and upgrade taking place from 1987 to 1989. In the process, we have upgraded all functional areas, more than tripled the interior hospital space, all in an effort to better serve you and your wonderful pets.
We would like to wish all of our friends a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!
The rain can’t stop the fun. On Election Day, join the Delco SPCA for a costume party benefit!
$1 from every drink saves lives, 50/50, free chips & salsa and more!
Please leave your pets at home for this one.
From 4:00-7:00 at Diego’s Cantina & Tequila Bar 214 W. State St in Media, PA
For more information, go to: http://delcospca.org/events
Due to the weather and possible power outages, please call before you come in.
Power outages often happen during storms, but can happen at any time, during any season. Flashlights, batteries, food, a source of water and heat during the winter are basic necessities. Are your pets covered in your preparedness plan? Here are some power outage preparedness tips:
•Thankfully, dogs and cats do not need much electricity in their daily lives. Fresh water and food are most important, so basic emergency precautions should cover those needs. If your pet is arthritic and cold weather is a concern, have plenty of padded, thick blankets for your pet to curl up on.
•While not an emergency, often when the power is out, many appliances start beeping and flashing. This really bothers some animals so try to keep pets out of those rooms.
•Water Supply: Besides having stored drinking water, it is also important to maintain sanitation for both family members and pets. Have some baby wipes handy to keep hands clean and not waste available water.
•Food Supply: Keep readily available, easy-to-store snacks that do not require refrigeration or heating to eat.
•Light Your Way: Have matches, candles, flashlights, and batteries on hand, and know where they are. A dedicated location works well. It is a good idea to periodically check that batteries are working in stored flashlights.
•Be Candle and Fire Safe: Lit candles are useful for light, but having many lit candles can be dangerous. If pets and small children are around, there is even more danger of accidental fire or injury. Fire is also a risk with downed lines and sparking sub stations. Make sure to have plenty of fire extinguishers around the house, and know how to use them. Make sure that extinguishers are fully charged, and know where they are in the house and around your property.
Delaware Humane Association is able to offer adoption fee discounts to senior citizens thanks to support from The Pets for the Elderly Foundation (PFE), a nonprofit organization that provides the gift of health and happiness to senior citizens in need while saving the lives of cats and dogs.
The most serious disease for older persons is not always cancer or heart disease — it can be loneliness. Pets offer affection, unconditional love, relief from loneliness, and can help ease the loss of a loved one.
“Having a pet in my home makes me smile and feel young again. I recommend DHA because I was treated so well, ” said PFE program particpant Kathleen Elam.
The PFE Board of Trustees includes celebrities such as Helen Gurley Brown, former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine, and actress Jaclyn Smith, best known for her role on the long-running TV series “Charlie’s Angels” and more recently, hosting the competition series, “Shear Genius”.
PFE helps pay the fees to participating animal shelters throughout the United States for senior citizens who adopt a companion dog or cat from a participating shelter — including pre-adoption veterinary exams and spay/neuter, if part of the adoption fee.
Starting in 2006, DHA became the first (and only) organization in Delaware to participate in the PFE program.
What You Need to Know
•You are eligible for the Pets for the Elderly discount if you are age 60 or over.
•The dog you are adopting must be at least 3 years old to qualify; cats can be any age.
•There is a maximum of two pets per senior adopter in any calendar year.
•Qualifying adopters will receive a $50 discount off their pet’s adoption fee.
•Shelter staff will need to take a picture of you with the animal(s) you are adopting before you take them home.
•A PFE representative may randomly call adopters for the sole purpose of verifying current status of the adopted animal(s).
For more information, go to: www.dehumane.org