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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Happy Holidays, Without the Hazards

Happy Holidays, Without the Hazards As summer comes to a close we begin to look forward to the holiday season. Although we love to share these festive times with our furry companions, we need to be able to discern what is in THEIR best interest. When it comes to the...

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Create Problem Solvers With Humane Education

After returning from Rural Health & Safety Day held earlier this month, I cannot get humane education out of my mind.  This event was held at Alparon Park in Troy, PA and hosted 800 fifth grade students from 11 school districts. This event focuses on saving lives...

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Play Group Party

While kennels, shelters, and sanctuaries are great resources and alternatives for dogs without permanent homes, they unfortunately tend to be highly stressful environments.  Dogs sometimes go many hours without human contact, don’t get to choose when to eat or go...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Upcoming Events

Mar 20 @ 5:30 pm
5:30 pm
On the third Wednesday of every month we hold Cat Yoga! With a yoga mat and a $5 donation, you can enjoy a double dose of relaxation at our East Smithfield Adoption Center at 353[...]
Animal Care Sanctuary East Smithfield
Apr 13 all-day
12:00 am
Visit Animal Care Sanctuary! Other details TBA
12:00 pm
This class teaches your dog how to walk nicely on a leash, sit on command, accept a stranger, to be calm while petting and grooming, walking through crowds, and a reliable recall. Once your dog[...]
Animal Care Sanctuary East Smithfield
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm
1:00 pm
Listen to great music while supporting local animal shelters and rescues!  Animal Care Sanctuary is one of the shelters to benefit from the event!  We will also be there selling ACS apparel & other goodies[...]
Endwell Greens Golf Club and Event Center
Apr 17 @ 5:30 pm
5:30 pm
On the third Wednesday of every month we hold Cat Yoga! With a yoga mat and a $5 donation, you can enjoy a double dose of relaxation at our East Smithfield Adoption Center at 353[...]
Animal Care Sanctuary East Smithfield

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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

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

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