Friday, November 7th at 7:00 p.m. the Lycoming County SPCA will host its annual Sweet Temptations Dessert Tasting, Canine Carpet Stroll and Auction at the Genetti Hotel & Suites in downtown Williamsport.
Tickets are $25 per person and include a complimentary wine or beer. Guests are invited to sample and vote for their favorite desserts prepared by eight different vendors. A silent and live auction will we held prior to the Canine Red Carpet Stroll featuring some very special adopted canines. WNEP Newswatch 16's Jim Hamill will be our guest Emcee for the evening. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Marc Williams Goldsmith diamond pendant and earring set will be raffled at 8:00 p.m.
Advanced tickets are on sale now at the shelter. Limited tickets will be available at the door.
The Lycoming County SPCA will host a fun-filled evening in celebration of Howl-O-Ween on Friday, October 24, beginning at 5:00 PM.Costumed children and their dogs are invited to attend.There will be tricks and treating for all to enjoy.
At 5:30 PM there will be a costume parade.Registered attendees will have the opportunity to win a prize for the Funniest, Scariest, and Most Original costumes.Children must be accompanied by an adult and, if bringing a dog, the adult must be the handler.Dogs must be well behaved, have up-to-date shots, and dog license.
All registered children will receive a Howl-O-Ween certificate, have the opportunity to tour the trick or treat lane, and receive goodies for both child and dog.Registration forms are available at the SPCA or on the website at www.lycomingspca.org.
A photographer will be on hand to take pictures on the “tower of hay” backdrop.A 4x6 photo will be provided for a donation to the SPCA.
At 6:00 PM, SPCA dog trainer, Tracy Free will have agility demonstrations for graduating students and their owners.All are invited to watch the fun.
In case of rain the event will be rescheduled for Saturday, October 25.
If you've never seen a roller derby match before here's a chance to ck it out and support the Lycoming County SPCA at the same time. Tickets are $10 for adults and kids under 10 are free. When you bring an unopened bag of dog or cat food or cat litter, tickets are half-off. Bout (roller derby speak) between our Susquehanna Valley Derby Vixens and Dutchland Rollers starts at 6pm at the Total Sports Arena in Williamsport, 310 Elmira Street. Door open at 5:30 p.m. The SPCA will have dogs available for adoption at the bout.
The Lycoming County SPCA has registered with WoofTrax, Inc., to raise money to help support the shelter using a mobile phone application. The application tracks a walker’s route using GPS technology and donates money to the SPCA for each mile walked. The mobile app is free to the walker and the shelter.
While anyone can download the free mobile app and raise money for the shelter ANYTIME, the SPCA decided to see how many people would download the app by Saturday, September 13th.“The 2nd Saturday in September has traditionally been our Paws for a Cause Walk but we moved the walk to June this year (to coincide with our Annual Pet Expo). Some SPCA Friends missed the walk, so this seemed like the perfect date to officially kick off our use of the application,” said Development Director Mindee Lyon.
To make this a little more interesting all WoofTrax Walkers who register and walk a dog by Saturday, September 13th will be recognized in the next SPCA newsletter and entered in a raffle for an SPCA Doggie Gift Basket. And, SPCA Volunteers walking an SPCA Dog anytime Monday, September 8th through Saturday, September 13th will be entered twice for the drawing (every time a dog is walked that week while using the WoofTrax app). The app will inform the SPCA who is walking and how far.
Those interested in learning about becoming an SPCA Volunteer are encouraged to download the Volunteer Application on the SPCA website: lycomingspca.org and click on the volunteer tab or call to speak to the Volunteer Manager, Missy Black at 570-322-4646.
Well behaved dogs and their people are invited to join the Genetti Hotel and the Lycoming County SPCA for an unforgettable sit-down dinner for people and dogs prepared by Chef Maimone. Reserve a seat for you and your canine companion. We will dine "Alfresco style" on William Street (Rain location - Genetti Ballroom).
Each $25 ticket is good for one person and one canine companion. Includes frosty paw treats and gourmet doggy biscuits for your four legged friends. Don't tell the dogs, but check out the people menu: Sliced duck breast over spring mix with tomatoes, cucumbers and finished with Tzatziki Dressing. Melon soup and choice of:
Chicken Cordon Bleu Chateau Brignon Stuffed Flounder Florentine Cheese Ravioli Ratatouille And for dessert...New York Cheesecake.
Having a dog is not required. In fact we will have some dogs available for adoption to meet and match making services available for people and pets. Please bring your sense of humor and love of dogs to the event.
Free Parking is available in the Genetti lot with advanced ticket purchase. Contact Vicki Goodspeed at the Genetti at 570-601-8000 to purchase a ticket. Please note, one dog per handler and doggie etiquette requires that dogs in attendance are on leash, are not dog or people aggressive, no guarding issues (people or food) and are easily controlled on a leash. Please, no unaltered dogs at the event.
While seating begins at 5:30, we will seat guests as late as 7 p.m. Guests will also receive an imprinted dog bowl.
Proceeds benefit the Lycoming County SPCA. Thank you to the Genetti Hotel and their dog-friendly staff for their AMAZING hospitality!
Free Parking is available in the Genetti lot with advanced ticket purchase. Contact Vicki Goodspeed at the Genetti at 570-601-8000 to purchase a ticket. Please note, one dog per handler and doggie etiquette requires that dogs in attendance are on leash, are not dog or people aggressive, no guarding issues (people or food) and are easily controlled on a leash.
Proceeds benefit the Lycoming County SPCA. Thank you to the Genetti Hotel and their dog-friendly staff for their extraordinary hospitality!
Come on in - the water's fine!Monday, September 1st, the Lycoming County SPCA will be at Shaw Park's East End Pool on Sherman Street in Williamsport on Labor Day to celebrate their Second Annual, Doggie Swim Day. For more information contact Williamsport City Parks and Recreation Department at 570-327-7510 or email@example.com.SPCA Volunteers needed to help show off some of our fabulous dogs available for adoption at this event. If you are available, please contact Missy Black at the shelter. Thank you City of Williamsport for putting on this event and having us! The pool will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission is $10/per dog. People are free.
The Lycoming County SPCA is piloting a five week dog walking and exercise program with the River Valley YMCA starting Thursday, June 12th at 10:30 a.m. The free exercise program will be held on the River Walk and is open to any member of the Williamsport Branch of the River Valley YMCA. A second session is being offered starting Thursday, July 10th at 7 a.m. Pre-registration is required.
Dogs enrolled in the SPCA’s Enrichment Programs will be selected by SPCA Dog Trainer and Behaviorist, Tracy Free to participate in the program. The first of the five classes will begin with a dog-handling introduction at the River Walk with Tracy and SPCA staff. All participants are required to participate in the introduction.
“We love the idea of this program because it’s a nice way to connect with Y Members who are active and a great opportunity to get some fun-loving, active dogs in the community to find their forever people,” said Development Director Mindee Lyon.
YMCA Wellness Director Rachel Bryant explained, “The Williamsport Branch Y is excited to partner with the Lycoming County SPCA Freedom Runners to further the physical health in both our members and that of the dogs they’ll be interacting with. We see this as yet another great way to give back to the community, to whom our mission is to serve.”
Sign-ups for the Pilot Program are at the Williamsport Branch of the YMCA and are open to members of all activity levels. The group will meet at the new parking area on the north side of the Market Street Bridge for five consecutive Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. The SPCA cannot guarantee there will be a dog for each participant as dogs hopefully are adopted as a result of this and other programs. The program will be held, rain or shine. On days when the temperature is 80 degrees or higher, or there is heavy rain or lightening, the program will be held at the Total Sports Complex next to the YMCA facility on Elmira Street.
Celebrate Adopt-a-Cat month with the SPCA and adopt any adult cat for just $18.92 + tax. The SPCA was established on June 13, 1892 and has provided service to the community for 122 years. You will recieve a spayed or neutered cat, with initial shots, flea treatment, 30 days free health insurance with a valid email, and microchip identification and registration. A priceless value!
Our mission is to protect all domestic animals by: providing shelter, emergency treatment, investigation and prosecution of cruelty or abuse complaints; adoption and counseling; education programs; and humane care through Lycoming County.
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The Lycoming County SPCA is the county’s only locally run, full-service shelter and operates entirely on the support of its donors. All contributions to the Lycoming County SPCA remain within our community to provide services such as shelter, emergency treatment, investigation and prosecution of cruelty or abuse complaints; adoption and counseling; education, outreach and humane care. We are not affiliated with any other state or national SPCA or other humane societies.