Art for Arf’s Sake

Contributing Artist Spotlight: Tim Riegel

There would be no Art for Arf’s Sake without the incredible artwork donated by renowned local artists and makers.

Today we want to highlight one of our contributing artists, Tim Riegel. His passion for drawing and painting started in grade school and has grown stronger ever since. Tim was always sketching outside direct from nature and took Saturday and evening classes at the Wyomissing Art Institute to hone his talents.

Wildlife, nature and rural landscapes with barns and farms have always fascinated him and has inspired him to paint.

Growing up, Tim spent a lot of time on his grandparent’s farm in Berks County and cabin in rural Potter County. Both places were great inspiration to sketch and photograph ideas for paintings.

For Tim, the joy of completing a painting or mural that people can enjoy is truly rewarding. To see the reaction of little kids especially, when they see a big wall painted with scenery is a personal satisfaction money can’t buy.

Thank you Tim for sharing your talents and passion with us. The funds raised from the sale of your donated piece will directly provide vital resources and care for homeless, abused, abandoned, and neglected animals in our community.

Remember folks, the art auction is less than two weeks away. Grab your Art for Arf’s Sake Auction tickets today and help save animals with art.

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Meet Harry Pawter and join our cast of characters

Our Art for Arf’s Sake auction world is unlike anything you’ve experienced before. Held in the historic Santander Performing Arts Center, the gilded columns and ornate tapestries provide a magical atmosphere for this event.

Our art auction is a lively and festive evening where guests enjoy the opportunity to indulge in the theme, dress as their favorite characters, and bid on one-of-a-kind pieces from traditional paintings to unique works from renowned artists. All while providing support for the animals we serve.

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Art for Arf’s Sake Auction

We solemnly swear this year’s Art for Arf’s Sake Auction will be one to remember as our 2019 art auction theme is Harry Pawter.

We welcome patrons, supporters, volunteers, and guests to enter this wizarding world and join us Saturday, April 27, 2019.

Get your tickets now and show your support for the animals of Humane Pennsylvania.

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St. Catty’s Day: all cats $17

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, cats included. That’s why we are happy to share we will be offering St. Catty’s Day – an Adoption Event at both HLLC and HSBC shelters.

Every March 17, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated with parades, parties, a lot of green, and we are hoping a lot of cat adoptions.

Beginning Saturday, March 16, 2019, and running through Sunday, March 17, 2019, all cat adoption fees will be $17.

View our guests here.

Free microchip clinic Sunday

Humane Pennsylvania is excited to partner with Exeter Township to provide community residents with access to free microchip services through our Healthy Pets, Healthy Communities program.

The clinic will provide Exeter Township residents with free microchip placement and registration services for their dogs and cats. These services will be provided at an open public veterinary clinic.

Interested Exeter Township residents, click HERE to make an appointment.

Kutztown University Radio Launches ‘Radio for Pets’ in 2019

Kutztown University Radio has embarked in a new venture in 2019; beginning at the turn of the New Year, KUR’s daytime format has become ‘Radio for Pets’, easy listening radio for the relaxation of pets and their humans.

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Pet health tips, animal news and the Humane Society Pet of the Week are featured hourly on KUR. Local pet owners can send in photos of their pets to be featured on KUR’s social media channels and possibly KUTV.

An improved playlist of more than 3,400 easy-going songs spanning seven decades will be featured as KUR’s Radio for Pets production.

Listeners

Send your pet photos to kur@kutztown.edu and KUR may feature the photos on its social media pages and KUTV. Be sure to include your pet’s name and where they’re listening from!

Make a resolution in 2019 for you and your pets to listen to KUR, where we play Billy Joel to Ed Sheeran and Frank Sinatra to Whitney Houston.

How to Listen

  • Online: https://tunein.com/radio/KUR-s45175/
  • On-campus at 1670 AM
  • Locally on Service Electric or Hometown Utilicom Channels 24, 191, 266 and 524.
  • Online around the world streaming at www.kutztown.edu/KUR
  • On smart phones by downloading the “Tune-In” app and searching for Kutztown
  • And on ANY phone, cell or landline, simply by dialing (563) 999-3101.

An Event for the Books: Art for Arf’s Sake Auction

We are thrilled to share that the theme of the 2019 art auction is Harry Pawter!

We welcome patrons, supporters, volunteers, and guests to enter the wizarding world of Harry Pawter. This year’s Art for Arf’s Sake Auction benefits the animals of Humane Pennsylvania.

Get your tickets today and join us for a magical night at the Santander Performing Arts Center Saturday, April 27, 2019.

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Alicia Simoneau named chief of veterinarian care at Humane Veterinary Hospitals

The Humane Pennsylvania is excited to announce Dr. Alicia Simoneau has been promoted to chief veterinary officer of the Humane Veterinary Hospitals in Berks and Lancaster counties.

The Humane Veterinary Hospitals of America believes that the best way to keep pets happy and healthy at home is to make sure they have access to high-quality and affordable veterinary care; access to veterinary care has been demonstrated to be one of the most important factors in keeping animals out of shelters, and HVH veterinarians help provide that care to animals throughout the community.

That’s why Humane Pennsylvania is proud to be one of the nation’s only networks of non-profit veterinary animal hospitals. Humane Veterinary Hospitals of America provides veterinary services directly to the public with state-of-the-art, nationally accredited animal hospitals. When you choose to bring your pet to one of the local Humane Veterinary Hospitals of America locations in Lancaster or Reading, you are choosing to obtain the highest possible level of care for your pet and help support the charitable work of HVH of America. The profits earned go directly to helping animals in need in your community.

In her new role – and in alignment with the organization’s mission to build the best community anywhere to be an animal – as well as to provide the highest level care, Simoneau will be the veterinary director and coordinate the veterinary initiatives undertaken by Humane Pennsylvania’s shelters, practice, The Giorgi Family Foundation grant initiatives and the consulting programs.

She will also have direct management authority over the medical programs of the Humane Society of Berks County shelter and the organization’s expanding low-cost and grant-driven services.

Simoneau is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences in Southern California. She attended Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, where she earned a bachelor’s of science in biology before veterinary school. Her special interests include holistic and integrative medicine, spay/neuter surgeries and nutrition. She practices classical homeopathy and is certified to perform acupuncture on dogs, cats and horses. She adores her three rescued Siamese/DSH cats and two adopted thoroughbred horses.

For more information about Simoneau or the Humane Veterinary Hospitals, call 610.921.8387 or email reading@hvhospitals.org.

Art for Arf’s Sake Auction

We are thrilled to share that the theme of the 2019 art auction is Harry Pawter!

We welcome patrons, supporters, volunteers, and guests to enter the wizarding world of Harry Pawter. This year’s Art for Arf’s Sake Auction benefits the animals of Humane Pennsylvania.

Get your tickets today and join us for a magical night at the Santander Performing Arts Center Saturday, April 27, 2019.