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Center for Animal Health & Welfare Marks 100 Years

In Easton gallery exhibit, former SPCA celebrates anniversary while showing challenges of caring for abandoned animals.

The Center for Animal Health & Welfare is marking its 100th anniversary this weekend with an unusual exhibit at an Easton art gallery.

The opening from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at ConneXions Gallery, 213 Northampton St., spotlights the challenges the organization faces while celebrating a milestone anniversary for the former Northampton County SPCA.

The exhibit will include photos and memorabilia from the organization's century-long history.

It will also include a display called “Boxes of Kittens,” an awareness exhibit that demonstrates what it takes for the organization to care for the boxes of kittens that are often literally left at the organization’s door.

The exhibit will discuss the health of these kittens and the cost of caring for them. It will also include some of the actual boxes and perhaps some of the kittens that are now ready for adoption.

Nearly 100 such boxes were left at the Center in 2012.

The center was recently the recipient of a grant for $97,310 from Pet Smart Charities.

The grant will fund a two-year program that will pay for the spaying and neutering of 700 pet cats and 575 pet dogs belonging to households with low income in the West Ward and South Side areas of Easton.

The center estimates that 90 percent of pets in low-income households have not been spayed or neutered.

The exhibit will stay open through Jan. 11. Admission is free.

Jeepers63 January 04, 2013 at 07:10 PM
Time to come to Moore Twp. & collect all the stray cats here. People just dump them off. One lived in our window well for years, he's been gone this past year but hey, I DON"T WANT A CAT.

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