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Animal Care Sanctuary (East Smithfield)


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Animal Care Sanctuary was founded as a non-profit organization by Lesley Sinclair in 1967 in Tom’s River, NJ. After outgrowing her operation in a converted chicken farm there, Sinclair moved to rural East Smithfield, PA in 1982. Ms. Sinclair passed away in 1998, leaving a legacy to care for the animals at the organization which she founded. 2012 marks our 45th anniversary as a non-profit no kill animal sanctuary and we are eager to continue the work that we do with and for homeless animals everywhere but most importantly, the animals who have found ACS as their temporary or forever home. As the nation’s fourth largest no-kill sanctuary, ACS welcomes animals that are in particular need, those that others deem “unadoptable” because of illness, injury, age, or because they just have not been able to find a home. At this time, we have more than 700 residents at our East Smithfield and Wellsboro locations including dogs, cats, horses, pigs, and birds. We work with these animals to find them permanent homes, but we offer lifetime care if this is not possible. We also offer animal care workshops, dog training courses including a masters course, grooming, and a low cost spay/neuter clinic available to the public five days a week. In the fall of 2009, ACS partnered with Maddie’s Fund Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine. The college’s Veterinary staff tours ACS facilities on an annual basis and offers recommendations for improving the animals’ medical and behavioral programs. ACS also transports sick and/or injured animals to Cornell for specialized treatments and surgeries by their shelter medicine team. In 2011, the Pennsylvania SPCA elected to discontinue their shelter services in Wellsboro, PA. In September of that year, ACS stepped in and took over the day to day operations which have proven very successful thus far. Having two locations in the state of Pennsylvania has helped us save hundreds more lives in the past seven months, as we continue to spay/neuter, vaccinate, educate, adopt, and provide a loving atmosphere for the animals who call ACS home.


Tel: 1.570.596.2200
PO Box A
East Smithfield
PA 18817
Feral Cat TNR Program
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High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter
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Rescue Groups
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Foster Care
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Comprehensive Adoption Programs
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Pet Retention
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Medical and Behavior Programs
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Public Relations/Community Involvement
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Volunteers
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Proactive Redemptions
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A Compassionate Director
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1. Feral Cat TNR Program

Many communities are embracing Trap, Neuter, Release programs (TNR) to improve animal welfare, reduce death rates, and meet obligations to public welfare.


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2. High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

Low cost, high volume spay/neuter will quickly lead to fewer animals entering the shelter system, allowing more resources to be allocated toward saving lives.


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3. Rescue Groups

An adoption or transfer to a rescue group frees up scarce cage and kennel space, reduces expenses for feeding, cleaning, killing, and improves a community's rate of lifesaving. In an environment of millions of dogs and cats killed in shelters annually, rare is the circumstance in which a rescue group should be denied an animal.


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4. Foster Care

Volunteer foster care is crucial to No Kill. Without it, saving lives is compromised. It is a low cost, and often no cost, way of increasing a shelter's capacity, improving public relations, increasing a shelter's public image, rehabilitating sick and injured or behaviorally challenged animals, and saving lives.


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5. Comprehensive Adoption Programs

Adoptions are vital to an agency's lifesaving mission. The quantity and quality of shelter adoptions is in shelter management's hands, making lifesaving a direct function of shelter policies and practice. In fact, studies show people get their animals from shelters only 20% of the time. If shelters better promoted their animals and had adoption programs responsive to the needs of the community, including public access hours for working people, offsite adoptions, adoption incentives, and effective marketing, they could increase the number of homes available and replace killing with adoptions. Contrary to conventional wisdom, shelters can adopt their way out of killing.


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6. Pet Retention

While some of the reasons animals are surrendered to shelters are unavoidable, others can be prevented-but only if shelters are willing to work with people to help them solve their problems. Saving animals requires communities to develop innovative strategies for keeping people and their companion animals together. And the more a community sees its shelters as a place to turn for advice and assistance, the easier this job will be.


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7. Medical and Behavior Programs

In order to meet its commitment to a lifesaving guarantee for all savable animals, shelters need to keep animals happy and healthy and keep animals moving through the system. To do this, shelters must put in place comprehensive vaccination, handling, cleaning, socialization, and care policies before animals get sick and rehabilitative efforts for those who come in sick, injured, unweaned, or traumatized.


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8. Public Relations/Community Involvement

Increasing adoptions, maximizing donations, recruiting volunteers and partnering with community agencies comes down to one thing: increasing the shelter's exposure. And that means consistent marketing and public relations. Public relations and marketing are the foundation of all a shelter's activities and their success. To do all these things well, the shelter must be in the public eye.


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9. Volunteers

Volunteers are a dedicated "army of compassion" and the backbone of a successful No Kill effort. There is never enough staff, never enough dollars to hire more staff, and always more needs than paid human resources. That is where volunteers come in and make the difference between success and failure and, for the animals, life and death.


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10. Proactive Redemptions

One of the most overlooked areas for reducing killing in animal control shelters are lost animal reclaims. Sadly, besides having pet owners fill out a lost pet report, very little effort is made in this area of shelter operations. This is unfortunate because doing so-primarily shifting from passive to a more proactive approach-has proven to have a significant impact on lifesaving and allow shelters to return a large percentage of lost animals to their families.


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11. A Compassionate Director

The final element of the No Kill equation is the most important of all, without which all other elements are thwarted-a hard working, compassionate animal control or shelter director not content to regurgitate tired cliches or hide behind the myth of "too many animals, not enough homes." Unfortunately, this one is also oftentimes the hardest one to demand and find.


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The current director needs to be shown the door! She hasn't a degree or any schooling in the field of animals. She threatens people, curses in front of potential adopters, she has had 3 dogs killed, Ive also been told by a reliable source she had it out for the recent killing of a dog that was going home. The dog was provoked Eye witness saw this. She is in no way shape or form qualified to carry out Ms. Leslely Sinclairs vision of her no kill sanctuary. He is destroying all that Ms. Sinclair worked so hard to build within the community and across the country state wide!
posted by NilahWalder, on 2016-09-09 08:07:31