Teddy Gets a Second Chance

Give Teddy a Second Chance

We received a call from a person stating her friend’s dog was hit by a car. She said she couldn’t afford to take him to a vet. Hillside offered help, took ownership of him, and waited for  his arrival. Shortly thereafter, the folks arrived with an adorable 9-10 month old mixed breed puppy. He is…

Gigi

Gigi is a 5-6 year old Poodle mix. She was brought to us by a local police department. Her owner was unable to care for her. Gigi stopped eating and we noticed she was not her normal, happy self. We took her to the vet. Sadly, she was diagnosed with having pancreatitis. So now, our…

falkor

Shot and Left to Die

This is a difficult and frustrating post to write. Meet Falkor. He was brought to us April 3oth by a member of the Tamaqua (Pa.) Rescue. He hasn’t been able to keep water down. He is uninterested in food. He is truly one of the most gentle Akitas we have ever met. He was found…

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Sweet Charlotte

Charlotte came to us in this condition March 31sr. Her ribs, back bone, and hip bones are clearly prominent. The reason given for her return: “escaping her crate and having ‘accidents’.” Our immediate thought was she was probably looking for food. She is starving and as soon as a can of food was given to…

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Onward and Upward for Chase

Warning Contains GRAPHIC PHOTOS that may be upsetting to some viewers! The condition of this poor dog makes our stomachs churn. We have named him Chase. He was obviously attacked by one or more dogs prior to coming to the shelter as a stray. He was IMMEDIATELY rushed to the emergency vet hospital. There he…

“Caroline Canfield Parnell 
April 8, 1975 - March 7, 2017

A Heartbreaking Loss

It is with a tremendously heavy heart and through uncontrolled tears we share with you a devastating loss. On March 7th, the world lost a tremendous light that touched so many – Caroline Canfield Parnell, 41, passed away. Caroline is the daughter of shelter Manager Barbara Umlauf, and sister of the late Joseph Parnell, Barb’s…

Hillside SPCA animal rescue

Always Here, 365 Days a Year

On Christmas morning most people are opening presents and visiting family and friends. December 25th at Hillside is almost like any other day, except it’s sad and happy at the same time. Our dedicated staff will be busy cleaning, feeding and taking care of the needs of all us kittens, cats, puppies and dogs. They…

Dana the dog

Sending Wishes

Hello again from me, Dana the dog  and from me, Denise the  cat. We wrote to you last year to share our thoughts and wishes as the oldest and longest-term residents of the Hillside SPCA, so it’s only fitting that we should be, once again, chosen to do so because we know so much about…

"Keeping the roof over their heads"

You can help “keep the roof over their heads”

A much needed roof replacement project has started at Hillside. When taking into consideration the budget needed to run a shelter on the scale of the Hillside SPCA, an often over-looked factor is the large amount of funds from the budget that must go toward building maintenance and repairs.  Keeping the animals in residence safe…