BVSPCA to hold mega adoption event at UD, June 15-16

More than 1,000 pets will be looking for homes as part of Brandywine Valley SPCA’s (BVSPCA) Summer Mega® Adoption Event powered by Petco Love and BOBS® from Skechers®. The June event will be held at the Bob Carpenter Center at the University of Delaware in Newark on June 15 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens from BVSPCA and participating partner organizations will...

What To Do: West Chester Film Festival tops busy event schedule

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Spring is here with flowers in bloom everywhere. Winter is now in the rear-view mirror and, not surprisingly, the area’s schedule of special things is filled to the brim. Three of the area’s more popular events are slated for this weekend – a film festival, a nature event and an art show. If you’re looking for something different in films,...

Brandywine Valley SPCA brings adoptable Pets to local PetSmart stores this weekend

In partnership with PetSmart Charities Brandywine Valley SPCA will bring adoptable pets to four PetSmart locations in support of National Adoption Week, taking place March 18 – 24, 2024. Brandywine Valley SPCA will be holding special in-store adoption events with puppies, kittens, dogs, and cats on Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at four different PetSmart locations....

Record 1,141 pets found homes for the Holidays at Brandywine Valley SPCA’s Mega Adoption Event

This kitten was among the many pets who found their forever homes at Brandywine Valley SPCA’s Mega Adoption Event. The Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) announced today that the weekend’s Mega Adoption Event resulted in 1,141 adoptions, breaking the record for their in-shelter Mega Adoption Events. The event, held at all Brandywine Valley SPCA locations and 9 other area shelter partners across...

Chesco youth Center’s partnership with BVSPCA earned honors

The Chester County Youth Center – BVSPCA “SAFE” program fosters an environment of judgement-free love between shelter animals and those in the Youth Center, builds beneficial relationships with everyone involved, and helps shelter animals find a permanent home. The Chester County Youth Center’s partnership with Brandywine Valley SPCA’ and its “SAFE” program has garnered national acclaim. The...

Free pet shot clinic, Saturday in Coatesville

The Brandywine Valley SPCA will be holding free pet wellness days to help families care for their pets in partnership with Petco Love. Free services include rabies vaccines, distemper or FVRCP vaccines, and pet food. No advance registration is required. The first one is in Coatesville on March 11 at Reeceville Elementary School, running 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A second event will be held at the Philadelphia...

What To Do: Wine, festivals and so much more this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The calendar of events for this weekend features a wide array of interesting things to do – food and wine events, garden attractions, animal-related events, full moon activities and even a monster convention. On May 22, the 10th Annual Skippack Spring Wine Festival (Skippack Pike, Skippack, 610- 584-1155, http://winetober.com) will be held along...

Brandywine Valley SPCA seeks families for shelter pet holiday sleepovers

NEW CASTLE, DE.— The Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) announced today that the organization is looking for families to host shelter pets for holiday sleepovers. The sleepovers consist of a short-term foster arrangement in which a dog or cat currently available for adoption at one of the BVSPCA’s shelters stays with a family temporarily for a duration of a few days up to a week. “This is a...

BVSPCA assists dogs rescued from Korean dog meat farm

Bella, one of three dogs rescued from a Korean dog meat farm, will be available for adoption this Friday. WEST CHESTER — The Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) announced today that it received three dogs on Saturday that had been rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm. These dogs spent their lives confined in cages, with little access to adequate food and water, and no veterinary care, and now...

State Police allege dog fighting operation in Coatesville

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times “Nibbles” —a mixed-breed dog found by police during a traffic stop, showed injuries consistent with dog fighting, leading to an investigation and arrest last week. The State Police have broken up an apparent dog fighting operation in Coatesville and arrested a city man on various charges of animal cruelty as well as additional drug and weapon charges....