Yearly Archives: 2013

Pets, Pine Needles and Trees

Make sure that you clean up fallen pine needles around your tree regularly. If eaten, these needles can puncture your pet’s intestines.

Make sure your tree is well secured for your pets, for people and for your delicate décor. You can anchor your tree to the wall, using strong cord or rope. Also, make sure that your pet can’t access the tree’s water

Volunteer at the Delaware Humane Association

Volunteering at DHA. DHA is always interested in dedicated, caring volunteers to help us carry out their mission. A small group of volunteers founded DHA in 1957, and a very large group of volunteers keeps them moving forward more than 50 years later. Without the hundreds of dedicated volunteers who partner with them to serve the animals, they could not fulfill our mission.

To learn about the numerous volunteer opportunities, go to:


Avoid letting your dog off the leash on snow or ice, especially during a snowstorm, dogs can lose their scent and easily become lost. More dogs are lost during the winter than during any other season, so make sure yours always wears ID tags.

Ultrasounds for Pets

Our ultrasound machine 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 machine produces an amazing image that makes it easier for us to interpret normal versus abnormal. The server also allows us to transmit 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.

Delaware Humane Association Photo Contest Winners

The 5th Annual WSFS Pet Photo Contest was a great success! Throughout the month of October, customers and non-customers across WSFS Bank’s branch network were encouraged to share their adorable pet photos for a chance to win one of four grand prizes.

Winners have been chosen in four categories: Best in Show, Most Personality, Kids & Pets, and Most Popular. Winning pets in each category will receive a $250 Concord Pet Foods & Supplies gift card as well as a trophy. WSFS also pledged to donate $1 to the Delaware Humane Association for every WSFS Mobile Banking app downloaded and registered during the contest.

Don’t miss the unveiling of the winners of this year’s contest on November 22 from 3 to 5 pm at the WSFS Bank–Midway Branch at 4601 Kirkwood Highway in Wilmington, DE. At the reception, representatives from WSFS will present contest winners with their prizes, and DHA with a donation check. Plus, adoptable dogs from DHA will be on hand to meet you while you enjoy refreshments.


Cold Weather Safety Tip for Pets

Don’t leave dogs outdoors when the temperature drops. Most dogs, and all cats, are safer indoors, except when taken out for exercise. Regardless of the season, shorthaired, very young, or old dogs and all cats should never be left outside without supervision. Short-coated dogs may feel more comfortable wearing a sweater during walks.