We love our community! Our outreach efforts are detailed here with
ANNA CARES - Community and Resources, Education & Services.
This great program is multifaceted for all ages with programs from Pre-K to College students. Representatives from the shelter (both two and four legged) visit the school for a fun filled educational talk on the shelter's purpose and mission; animal safety and being kind to animals. Activity books are provided as well as interactive time with the animals and staff. This program also works well with our fundraising/needs effort.
Senior & Hospital Visits:
Members of our staff and those pets that pass our good citizen test visit local nursing homes or hospice patients for some great pet therapy. This program is very rewarding for both the animals and the residents - and our staff!
We have a food bank for those pet owners that may need some help providing their beloved pets food when times get tough. Because we are so blessed with generous donations to feed the animals in our care we are able to help out those members of our community that may need us. Food bank is limited to the amount of food available at any given time. This is in conjunction with the Erie Animal Network!
Pets for Vets:
We are an official chapter of the National Pets for Vets Program as well as hosting our own program providing pets for veterans along with PA State Representative Ryan Bizzarro.