LSPCA NEWS & EVENTS
Halloween Spooktacular at Walnut Creek
Join LSPCA on Sunday, October 17 for our Family Celebration Halloween Spooktacular Event at Walnut Creek. We are planning an awesome bounce house, pet costume contest, kid's costume parade, food trucks, raffles, prizes, games and more! Come on out to join the fun. 10521 Walnut Creek Parkway, Lancaster from 2-4:30 PM. It will be great fun for the whole family!
FREE PET FOOD GIVEAWAY DAY
Lancaster SPCA is hosting a Free Food Giveaway Day this coming SATURDAY, 9/18 at 9:00 AM at the Lancaster County Animal Shelter (2074 Pageland Hwy, Lancaster). Lots of people have asked for a Saturday date and we are finally able to do so! Besides being on a Saturday, please note that the start time of 9:00 AM is also different from our previous events. Dog and cat food will be available to anyone who needs it, while supplies last. As you know, it goes quickly so please plan to come as early as you can.
CLEAR THE SHELTERS 2021
LSPCA is hosting a Clear The Shelters Adoption Event at the Lancaster Animal Shelter on SATURDAY, YES SATURDAY, September 18 from 10am - 2pm. This is going to be a fun day with a lot happening at the shelter including Lil Orbits Food Truck, WCNC personnel handing our FREE swag and the shelter will be open for adoptions to those who have been pre-approved by applying in advance on the LSPCA website: https://www.lancasterspca.net/online-application.
You can RSVP to the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/347046510486369/?ref=newsfeed
LET'S GET EVERY ANIMAL A GREAT HOME AND CLEAR THE SHELTER!
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Our very own Hometown Hero!
We are so excited to share that LSPCA President Mikala Steele has been awarded the WCNC Hyundai Hometown Hero Award to honor her life of volunteerism and dedication to the life-saving mission of rescue of homeless, injured, abused, and neglected animals. She was awarded a brand new 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe provided by Bob Mayberry Hyundai! Mikala was presented with the award by Fred Shropshire, WCNC News Anchor, Eugene Robinson, co-host of Charlotte Today, and a representative from Bob Mayberry Hyundai.
We could not be more proud of Mikala and can't think of anyone more deserving of this award! She and Marty have spent their lives dedicated to saving lives and being the voice for abused and injured animals and making sure that every animal is given proper care and love. Here's an excerpt from the nomination essay sent to WCNC:
“Mikala is the most selfless individual we know. When she hears of an injured, abused, neglected, emaciated, or dumped animal anywhere in the county, she is the first one there to rescue the animal. She has made countless trips in her personal vehicle to the closest emergency vet, which is a 90-minute roundtrip from her home. While the animals recuperate, often from severe and heartbreaking injuries, she fosters them in her home and shows them love, compassion, and how to live in a loving home. Mikala and husband Marty provide transport for adoptable animals from our local shelter to partner rescues up and down the east coast. Sometimes it is a vanload full of animals and other times it is just a few, because like true rescuers, they feel every one of them counts. In addition to rescuing, fostering, and transporting, they use their personal truck and trailer almost every week to pick up pallets of donated food from the Walmart Distribution Center and deliver the donated food to a local food pantry, Meals-on-Wheels, LSPCA Cat Sanctuary, LSPCA fosters and feed colonies of feral cats. They also give it to anyone in need on Lancaster SPCA’s free food giveaway days. All of Mikala's free time is spent serving her community, caring for the needs of animals, and making sure that they all feel loved. Mikala is a true hometown hero as she is the voice for abused and abandoned animals, and Lancaster is a better place because of her.”
Please watch the Hometown Hero segment on tonight's 6:00 News (9/1) on WCNC and tomorrow (9/2) at 11 AM as a feature on Charlotte Today with Eugen Robinson.
We Love YOU Mikala Steele, CONGRATULATIONS on this well-deserved recognition! ❤❤
In conjunction with the Clear the Shelters campaign, LSPCA and Lancaster County Animal Shelter SC will be hosting an adoption event on August 28th from 10am-1pm at Hollywood Feed in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte. Please visit our Available Pets page for more information about the pets we plan to bring. If you are interested in possibly adopting, please complete an adoption application online in advance. Only approved adopters will be able to take their fur-baby home from the event. www.lancasterspca.net/online-application.
July newsletter - Kick Off of LSPCA Transport Van Fun Campaign!
You can help LSPCA save lives by moving animals from the Lancaster County Animal Shelter to rescues in other parts of the country where there are adopters waiting for them. LSPCA is looking to purchase a much-needed van to be used for transports several times per month and much more.
We are hoping to raise $45,000 to cover the cost of a 2021 Ford Transit 250 High Top Van. To date, we've raised about $12,000 and while that's a great start, we still have a ways to go! You can be part of the solution with a small or large donation to help us achieve the goal of getting animals to places where there are many qualified and willing adopters with loving homes. Every dollar will go toward the Van Fund and every dollar will save lives!
Purchase your car decals and place on your back window or bumper. If we spot your car, bike, boat, golf cart or whatever, we will leave you a note and you will win a FREE LSPCA T-SHIRT! Decals may be purchased online at the link below or locally at Neal's Tax Service - 302 N Main Street, Lancaster
Get Ready for the POKER RUN
EVENT DATE: Saturday, September 25, 2021
STARTS at D.C. Cycle: 1467 Flat Creek Rd., Lancaster
Registration & Check-In: From 10 AM - 12 PM ~ First Bike out at 10 AM
Pre-register: Use the registration form to expedite check-in
Registration Fee: $30/Rider & $10/Passenger
Registration fee includes: T-Shirt (all T-shirts are black with logo on the front and sponsors on the back) and Dinner
INDIVIDUAL & CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE
Make stops at all five places and collect a playing card at each stop.
Best & Worst poker hands at the last stop at Benford Brewing at 5 PM wins a cash prize!
See form to register, purchase an event T-Shirt or become a sponsor!
Father's Day Golf & Grill Package Raffle
Tickets are on sale now and the drawing is planned for June 17th.
One winner will be selected at random and notified by email on June 17, 2021.
The more tickets you purchase, the better your chance to win!
Click the link to view the full gift contents and purchase raffle tickets.
$5 for 1 / $20 for 5
WE ARE THEIR VOICE!
Raffle tickets may also be purchased locally at Neal's Tax Service, 302 N Main St. Ste A, Lancaster,
Shop Smile.Amazon.com and Support LSPCA!
When you shop for Father's Day gifts at smile.amazon.com/ch/46-3374265, AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your eligible purchases to Lancaster SPCA at NO COST TO YOU! You shop like you always do, Amazon gives! When you log into Amazon with Smile.Amazon.com and select LANCASTER SPCA as your designated charity, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to LSPCA. It's that easy and costs nothing!
NEW LSPCA T-SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
NEW LSPCA T-Shirts in Adult and Youth sizes are now available to purchase online! We have a few of the previous designs also listed at a discount price. Car decals are available to purchase too! We thank everyone for your support of LSPCA! Click here for the order form.