In Easton gallery exhibit, former SPCA celebrates anniversary while showing challenges of caring for abandoned animals.
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Friday, January 4
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 …
Until recently, Bethlehem paid only $40 to bring stray dogs to Williams Township shelter, but shelter officials say that doesn't nearly cover the expense of caring for the animals.
A few days ago, a Good Samaritan turned up at the Center for Animal Health & Welfare in Williams Township with a cardboard box filled with 12 kittens that had been found abandoned on the Sand Island towpath. The box had been taped shut. Even the handle holes in the box had been taped closed to keep the kittens from escaping, said Wendy Benedict, the vice president of Northampton County’s largest animal shelter. Incidents like it are not all that unusual, according to shelter officials. Nary a morning comes when someone hasn’t stopped by overnight to tie an unwanted dog to a bench or pole on the shelter’s grounds or left one to run loose, Benedict said. Every morning, the shelter manager walks the grounds to look for animals that have …