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Center for Animal Health & Welfare Marks 100 Years

In an Easton gallery exhibit, the former Northampton County SPCA celebrates its anniversary while examining the challenges of caring for abandoned animals.

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

The exhibit opened Saturday at ConneXions Gallery, 213 Northampton St., where it spotlights the challenges the organization is facing while celebrating a milestone anniversary for the former Northampton County SPCA.

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

It also includes 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 on the center's doorstep.

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

The display focuses on the health of the kittens and the cost of caring for them.

The center was recently the recipient of a grant for $97,310 from PetSmart 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 low-income households 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 remain open through Jan. 11. Admission is free.

The Center for Animal Health & Welfare is located at 1165 Island Park Road, Williams Township.

Mary Anne Looby January 08, 2013 at 01:29 PM
I adopted my little Timmytwo from the Center and he has been with us one year on January 22nd. He has brought so much joy to our home. If you are older and your kids are gone, consider adopting a pet from this no kill shelter. Having Timmytwo feels like there is a child in our home again, bring fun and laughter and love. I sing to him and he sings right alone! I say I Love You in a barking voice and he replys with the same tones. He is sweet, funny, full of energy and so loving. We tell him everday how much we love him and how we could not imagine our home with out him. As an added plus, he is an amazing watchdog. He misses nothing. He loves playing with other dogs and kids. Thank you Center for Animal Welfare, you have changed our lives.

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