Simza is a double merle, or a dog that is the offspring of two merle colored dogs. This genetic mutation often results in various physical disabilities including but not limited deafness and vision impairment. Double merle dogs are often either dumped or...

read more

Office Cats

I sit on the edge of my desk chair so I don’t disturb Ariel, who’s claimed most of it as a great place for a nap. I pick my notebook up off the floor for the fourth time this morning. I suspect Zora had something to do with that. I hang up the phone that Bronwyn’s...

read more

A New Look On Life

As a no- kill sanctuary who only started adopting out our animals 10 years ago, Animal Care Sanctuary (ACS) has had some pretty long- term residents. Our longest- stay dog has been in our custody for 9 years, with the average length of stay coming to 2 years. ACS is...

read more

Act 10 turns 1!

Last Tuesday, August 28th, we celebrated 365 days since Libre’s Law was enacted after being signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf. To this day we are humbled by the passionate voices who worked tirelessly to pass PA State Rep. Todd Stephens Act 10, which was the most...

read more

The Wonders of Baking Soda for Pet Owners

The Wonders of Baking Soda for Pet Owners Owning pets is one of the greatest joys a person can have, but it can be a messy business.  Despite our best efforts, pets have accidents, they make messes, and they get dirty. Has your pet ever had an accident in the house...

read more

Hot Dog!

How to Keep Your Pets Safe this Summer   As we head into July, temperatures are rising and it is getting much hotter outside. Although you might feel extremely uncomfortable, your pets are even hotter so it is important to take all necessary measures to keep them cool...

read more

Fireworks Safety

Fourth of July is just around the corner with all of its festivities and fun. Everyone’s favorite part of the patriotic holiday is of course the fireworks! However, fireworks can be scary or even dangerous for your pets. The fireworks themselves can be dangerous if...

read more

The Importance of Doggy Exercise

June 6th, is recognized as global running day! We all know just how important it is for us to get regular exercise, and it is equally as important for your dogs to be active and exercising on a daily basis. Daily exercise has numerous health benefits for your dog, in...

read more

Upcoming Events

Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
6:00 pm
Monte Carlo Casino Night Save the Date! Saturday, March 16th 2019 $50 for dinner, entertainment, raffles, prizes, & casino games! Early bird ticket sales receive a signature glass & drink! Tickets: https://form.jotform.com/70222519695156
Best Western
12:00 am
Tioga Downs Golf Club

Save A Life

ACS needs your help to save more lives! Together we can make a difference.

The AnimalCare Sanctuary is a platinum-level GuideStar participant, demonstrating commitment to transparency.
The Animal Care Sanctuary has received GuideStar's platinum-level rating, for the highest level of transparency.


Sign up to receive emails from Animal Care Sanctuary, full of compelling animal stories and news

Visit ACS East Smithfield

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

Visit ACS Wellsboro

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

Animal Surrender

Dog Surrender & Behavioral Questions
570-596-2200  Option 6

Cat Surrender
570-596-2200 Option 5

Visit Online Pharmacy