Rabies Vaccine Clinic Dates Announced! View Calendar for Details or Click Here!
- Grand Opening of
Honesdale Tractor Supply Co.
POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 22!
Special Offsite Adoption Event
- Weis Markets’ Paws
for Pets at Carbondale and
April 28 – May 25
Contact store for more details
May 6 - May 30
- Purina Partners with
Dessin for Offsite at Honesdale Walmart
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
in partnership with the Eastern Pennsylvania Animal Alliance
and John and Helen Villaume Foundation
Certificates SOLD OUT
Certificates $30 each, two per household
Wayne County residents only
Rain Date: June 2
Tickets on Sale NOW!
Dessin Animal Shelter
Cat’s Pajamas Thrift Shop
Honesdale National Bank’s Corporate Center and Main St.
- Cat’s Pajamas Moving
to 623 Main St.!
Dessin in the News
Dog Found Bound in Duct Tape
Animal Cruelty and PA Dog Law Charges Filed Against Pike County Woman
PA Humane Officer Metzger and Dessin Assist Puppy Dragged by Truck for More Than a Mile
*Update: Owner found guilty on two counts of animal cruelty and will pay $500 fine and court costs. The puppy, is property of Dessin and is finishing his recovery with a foster family and will be with his "forever" family soon! Thank you to all who expressed interest and donated to his care!
Dessin Steps Up in Animal Hoarding Case
Click link below for full story featured in the River Reporter
Dessin Rescues More Than 50 Beagles in Conjunction with Suspected Homicide
On Sunday, September 9, PA
Humane Officer Marlene Metzger, employed by Dessin Animal Shelter, was
contacted by Pennsylvania state police to assess animal welfare at ahome
in Newfoundland, Wayne County, where a husband is suspected of shooting his
wife. She, with the help of shelter
staff and a Dessin volunteer, rescued 51 beagles ranging in ages from three-months-old
to around seven-years-old.
We are continuing to evaluate the dogs' health. At first glance, they appear
to be well nourished, loving and friendly. The shelter began
accepting adoption applications on Monday, September 10. You may download one by clicking on the “Adopt”
page or stop in during business hours at 138 Miller Dr., Honesdale.
Prior to adoption, all beagles will be spayed or neutered, dewormed, receive
vaccinations and flea and tick preventative care and will be microchipped. We expect they'll be ready to go to their new
homes in a few weeks.
As you can imagine, this has taken a significant toll on our staff and
resources. Please be patient if you are trying to phone the shelter at
253-4037. You may also email us at Dessin@ptd.net. We are in dire need of both physical and monetary donations. Please consider
stopping by the shelter or donating via PayPal on the “Donate” page. You may also mail contributions to:
Dessin Animal Shelter
138 Miller Drive
Honesdale, PA 18431
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