Chesco youth Center’s partnership with BVSPCA earned honors

The Chester County Youth Center – BVSPCA “SAFE” program fosters an environment of judgement-free love between shelter animals and those in the Youth Center, builds beneficial relationships with everyone involved, and helps shelter animals find a permanent home. The Chester County Youth Center’s partnership with Brandywine Valley SPCA’ and its “SAFE” program has garnered national acclaim. The...

Free pet shot clinic, Saturday in Coatesville

The Brandywine Valley SPCA will be holding free pet wellness days to help families care for their pets in partnership with Petco Love. Free services include rabies vaccines, distemper or FVRCP vaccines, and pet food. No advance registration is required. The first one is in Coatesville on March 11 at Reeceville Elementary School, running 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A second event will be held at the Philadelphia...

What To Do: Wine, festivals and so much more this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The calendar of events for this weekend features a wide array of interesting things to do – food and wine events, garden attractions, animal-related events, full moon activities and even a monster convention. On May 22, the 10th Annual Skippack Spring Wine Festival (Skippack Pike, Skippack, 610- 584-1155, http://winetober.com) will be held along the...

Brandywine Valley SPCA seeks families for shelter pet holiday sleepovers

NEW CASTLE, DE.— The Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) announced today that the organization is looking for families to host shelter pets for holiday sleepovers. The sleepovers consist of a short-term foster arrangement in which a dog or cat currently available for adoption at one of the BVSPCA’s shelters stays with a family temporarily for a duration of a few days up to a week. “This is a great...

BVSPCA assists dogs rescued from Korean dog meat farm

Bella, one of three dogs rescued from a Korean dog meat farm, will be available for adoption this Friday. WEST CHESTER — The Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) announced today that it received three dogs on Saturday that had been rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm. These dogs spent their lives confined in cages, with little access to adequate food and water, and no veterinary care, and now the...

State Police allege dog fighting operation in Coatesville

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times “Nibbles” —a mixed-breed dog found by police during a traffic stop, showed injuries consistent with dog fighting, leading to an investigation and arrest last week. The State Police have broken up an apparent dog fighting operation in Coatesville and arrested a city man on various charges of animal cruelty as well as additional drug and weapon charges....

BVSPCA New Castle site to reopen after fire

The Vet Clinic lobby immediately after the fire and now as repair and construction continues. NEW CASTLE, DEL. — The Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) is re-opening the New Castle Campus Wednesday for all services following the fire that destroyed the veterinary clinic and damaged the adoption areas. A car crashed into the building early the morning of July 9, sparking a fire that took the life of...

Cat injured in fatal shelter crash subccumbs

Harmony the cat died Friday morning after suffering smoke inhalation and burns to her face and paws, after a Delaware woman crashed into the Brandywine Valley SPCA facility in New Castle, Del. The woman and a number of cats in the shelter died in the incident. Updated, 7-14, 1125 a.m.: Harmony the cat died due to her injuries. WEST CHESTER – Four days after fire broke out at the Brandywine Valley...

BVSPCA rescues 56 animals from Puerto Rico

Volunteers unload dogs rescued from Puerto Rican shelters where they were likely to be euthanized. WEST CHESTER – The Brandywine Valley SPCA received 56 animals from Puerto Rico Monday as part of a national, multi-agency rescue mission.  The 31 dogs and 25 cats arrived via Operation Breathing Room, a 200-animal transport to save the lives of animals at risk of euthanasia while helping the sending...

Brandywine Valley SPCA offering KittyGrams for Valentine’s

Sniffles is just one of the amazing cats available for adoption from the Brandywine Valley SPCA — and can be delivered to your home for Valentine’s Day. WEST CHESTER — The Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) will be delivering Kitty Grams on Valentine’s Day. Families who adopt a cat or kitten this weekend (Friday, February 10, through Sunday, February 12) can have their new family member delivered...