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Better Days Animal League


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Adoptable Pets in Pennsylvania
Better Days Animal League is a non profit, no kill animal rescue serving our community through our commitment to our mission and vision statements.
We operate 2 shelters:
1. 12310 Mongul Hill oad
Shippensburg, Pa 17257

2. 2715 Warm Spring Road
Chambersburg, Pa 17201

Phone: 717-217-9819
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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Adoptable Pets in Pennsylvania
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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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LOOKING FOR HOME FOR 5 BLACK KITTENS. THEY ARE 13 WEEKS OLD. NO ONE WANTS BLACK KITTENS IN MY AREA. HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING TO FIND HOMES. WILLING TO TRAVEL SOME DISTANCE TO GOOD HOME. THANK YOU. EMAIL ME AT [email protected] THANK YOU.
posted by BelindaYoung, on 2017-09-29 15:03:33
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MY NAME IS BERNADETTE.OHARA.7172625817 IM NEED TO FIND A GOOD HOME FOR MY CAT.MY HEALTH HAS GOTTEN BAD AFTER HEART SURGERY,CANT TAKE CARE OF HIM VERY GOOD KAT GONE HIM 5 YEARS AGO TO KEEP HIM FROMM BEING PUT DOWN,I WAS HEALTHIER THEN.I WOULD APPECIATE IT IF YOU COULD HELP ME.GOD BLESS YOU
posted by BernadetteFOhara, on 2017-05-26 20:01:31
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We have 3 kittens that are in need of safe homes. I've advertised and even thought about keeping them myself but the landlord says no I'm scared to take them to a shelter please help
posted by HeatherKirby, on 2016-08-25 19:59:25
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I have 3 cats that I need to find homes for, my landlord said they have to go. I'm on desperate need to bring them in. I don't want them put down. 2 males and 1 female, all are fixed and 2 declawed. They are very lovable and up to date on shots. Please let me know. Thank you
posted by CrystallRiess, on 2016-07-24 23:45:40
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Hello, my 8 year old daughter is looking for a no-kill shelter in our area to donate some money she has been saving up for, and I was wondering if you could tell me how to donate. Can we get a money order, or send a check through the mail? Please let me know asap, as she would like to send the donation by Monday. Thanks so much, and thank you for caring for the animals!!
posted by LisantimSutton, on 2016-01-29 21:03:17
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do you have service for mother cat w- kittens
posted by JeannieStitely-Rosario, on 2015-05-29 15:00:33
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very broken hearted...my two dogs have to go to be put down because better days shelter refused to take them.. when we and the dogs are homeless .. my children are crushed as am I .. here it is the holidays and cant afford Chrisrtmas and now facing putting my dogs down... Tracy Himchak 717-809-3535
posted by TracyHimchak, on 2014-12-14 20:46:53
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We are sorry to hear of the situation with your dogs. As a private animal rescue that relies on volunteers and donations from individuals, we are limited in the number of animals we are able to take into our rescue. Since we do not euthanize for space, if we are at our capacity, we are unfortunately unable to take in additional animals. With the generous support of our community, we try to offer assistance, information and resources when we can.
posted by BDAnimalLeague, on 2015-01-09 14:37:52