How To Help Animals In Shelters This Winter

Did you know that most animal shelters fill up during the winter, after the holidays? Did you know that most shelters could really use your help after the holiday giving season is over? Animal shelters soon fill up in the winter months with dogs & cats that are...

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Alternative Housing for Shelter Pups

Animal Care Sanctuary’s (ACS) alternative housing program pairs dogs with behavioral difficulties that may decrease their adoptability, with college-level pre-veterinary or animal science interns in onsite housing.  Since the inception of the internship program in...

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Giving: Good For Your Health & Almost As Good As Chocolate

Did you know that when you make a donation to charity, your brain acts in a similar way to when you are eating chocolate?  Thanks to technology, researchers are able to study brain activity when certain acts are taken.  In a study on charitable giving, when people...

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Wildlife Trafficking Bill

I had the privilege this past November to travel for 3 weeks in Kenya and Rwanda. The experience of witnessing all of the magnificent wildlife in their own environment made me more determined to lend my voice to the Wildlife Trafficking Bill that will be introduced...

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A Bungalow For Barn Cats

The new year is often a time of reflection on the events of the year prior, as well as a time to look forward to exciting things coming in the year we’re starting out. For the ACS Feline Care Department, one of the first things that comes to mind is the development of...

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‘Tis the Season to Spay/Neuter!

One could argue that year-round is always a good time to have your cat fixed.  While this is true, we are also approaching the time of year when we will start to see pregnant cats and litters of kittens.  It is cold now and the days are short, and though it may seem...

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Fun For All!

The kennel environment is quite stressful for any dog. It tends to be loud, busy and is not ideal for anyone. Although we do everything we can to make the dogs time here as easy for them as possible, any dog would rather be in a comfy home with a family of their own...

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To Feed Or Not To Read

Free-roaming cats are a normal everyday sight in Bradford and Tioga counties, as well as much of the surrounding area. Those of us who live here are well acquainted with cat overpopulation, and the many challenges that come with it. Who among us hasn’t had their...

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Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation week is November 4th-10th.  Shelters provide many beneficial services for their communities. They provide a safe place for animals, help to rehome them as well as give owners resources to keep and properly care for their...

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Upcoming Events

Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
10:00 am
Visit adoptable pets at Petsmart Ithaca & take home your new furry family member! Can’t Make it today?  No problem, visit our adoptable cats at this location anytime!
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
10:00 am
Visit adoptable pets at Petsmart Horseheads! Can’t Make it today? No problem, visit our adoptable cats at this location anytime!
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm
Meet Animal Care Sanctuary’s Love on A Leash Graduates Sausage & Newt.  Then, watch Pick of the Litter! Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their[...]
Rialto Theatre
Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
4:00 pm
Unwind with a drink while supporting Animal Care Sanctuary during Remlik’s first Friday Happy Hour.  We will have our awesome animal swag for sale!
Remlik’s Grille & Oyster Bar
Mar 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2:00 pm
Listen to some great bands while supporting local shelters!   Get your Animal Care Sanctuary apparel while you’re there!
Endwell Greens Golf Club and Event Center

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Animal Care Sanctuary

GPS Location (No Mail):
353 Sanctuary Hill Ln,
East Smithfield, PA 18817
Mailing Address:
East Smithfield, PA 18817
Phone: 570-596-2200
Fax: 570-596-2222

Adoption Hours

Monday: Closed
Tue-Sun: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Veterinary Clinic Hours

Monday through Friday:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
by appointment only
Clinic Phone: 570-596-2270

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ACS Wellsboro

11765 US-6,
Wellsboro, PA 16901
Phone: 570-724-3687
Fax: 570-724-8116

Adoption Hours

Tuesday - Sunday: Noon - 4:00 pm

Veterinary Clinic Hours

Tuesday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
by appointment only
Clinic Phone: 570-724-3687

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Dog Surrender & Behavioral Questions
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Cat Surrender
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