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March is Seniors for Seniors Month

It’s Seniors for Seniors Month! Help a few senior cats find their lucky forever home and enjoy loving companionship! Castaway Critters is promoting Seniors for Seniors all through March. Humans 62 and older qualify to adopt senior cats at the discounted minimum adoption donation of $25. All cats have been fully vetted! They have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, tested for diseases, and micro-chipped. Most of these cats have also had complete senior blood-work panels, urinalysis, and all necessary dental needs met.

The special adoption event will be this Saturday, March 14th from 10am to 2pm at ASpecial Adoption Event at Abrams and Weakley Store for Animals. Check out all the available cats now!

Abrams and Weakley Store for Animals
3963 N. 6th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110

Like Our Facebook Page and Help Animals

Help us fill an animal’s food bowl and spread some holiday cheer this season! From December 9th to January 9th, every time we get a like on Facebook we will donate a scoop of food in partnership with Hill’s Pet Nutrition to Castaway Critters – an animal rescue in our area. Please help us by spreading the word! When we post on any of our social media accounts, please share, retweet, or create something on your own. We’re aiming to get 1,000 likes (that equals about 10 40-lb bags of dog food!) and we can’t do it without you! So please let all your friends, family, coworkers, and anyone else know so we can make this holiday season just a little bit better for these animals in need. Visit our Facebook page to make a difference! Castaway Critters, The James A. Hueholt Memorial Foundation for Animals is a local grass-roots No-Kill animal rescue founded by Barbara Holmes and friends and family of James A. Hueholt, who died in 1994 at age 37. Jim rescued and cared for many animals himself. Our work in lessening the suffering of companion animals is a tribute to him and to his love of life. Our mission is to save the lives of and provide new beginnings for lost, sick and abandoned companion animals through rescue, rehabilitation, adoptions and spay/neuter programs. Our Mission is to be the help that these animals would not otherwise have. shutterstock_216951478

Castaway Critters' 4th Annual Gala Event

We are passing on the message below from our good friends at Castaway Critters! Castaway Critters cordially invites you to join us on Saturday night, September 20th for our 4th Annual Gala! Don’t miss this opportunity for a warm and relaxing evening – celebrating the wonderful animals both in our lives and those looking for their forever homes. ENJOY SOME JAZZ music and your favorite drink from the cash bar – plus some yummy butlered hors d’oeuvres as you peruse the silent auction table. From sports memorabilia, to massages, to golf outings and restaurants – you’ll find treasures for any taste and interest!! RELAX AND ENJOY A WONDERFUL DINNER to the sound of jazz. Afterwards, we are excited to announce our guest speaker – Lee Livingood, local animal behanviorst, as she talks about some special animals and how sometimes rescue animals could use some special care. MEET AND GREET SOME VERY SPECIAL CASTAWAY CRITTERS! Some wonderful animals will be joining us for a visit during the evening! Followed by the lovely jazz sounds of the Tom Witmer Trio. Bring your friends and fill a table! To learn more, go to:

Castaway Critters Pet of the Week – Tess

Coy Tess reminds her foster owner of a southern belle with her sweet, shy charm. She is about a year old with a beautiful caramel coat and white bib. Rich green eyes look back at you wanting your love and attention. Homeless and living under a trailer, Tess was initially cautious, but a Castaway Critters caregiver fed her and earned her trust. Tess will rub your legs and enjoys being petted. She is a little unsure about being picked up, but once in your arms, she relaxes and purrs. Tess may need a little time and patience to adjust in a new home due to her unknown outdoor experiences with people, but she will be a great companion for a quiet home. She is petite, dainty, sweet and ready to be adopted. Pet of the Week - Tess To learn more, go to:

Help Castaway Critters Find a Home For Cash

My name is Cash, and I’m just a tiny 6 pound guy, a Chihuahua/ Dachshund mix I am told. I’m only 4 years old with a lot of life ahead of me. Let me tell you some of my favorite activities in life cuddling, being held and belly rubs! In my foster home, I am known as the comical love bug…who knew? I would prefer a quiet home with adults or older children, but I assure you I am easy to love and anxious to be your devoted companion. The adoption donation for Cash includes vaccinations, neutering, and microchip. If interested in adopting Cash, fill out an application: , or call 717-831-5010 cash

Castaway Critters Glimmer of Hope!

Glimmer of Hope: A Holiday Open House Benefiting Sick and Abandoned Cats and Dogs

  • Saturday December 21, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM
  • Treat yourself to some holiday cheer at their Glimmer of Hope Open House, a celebration of hope and new beginnings for homeless cats and dogs!
  • Enjoying local entertainers, music and refreshments! Relax in their casual atmosphere and de-stress before the holiday rush begins! Don’t forget to bring your friends!
  • Beer/Wine/Fuzzy Navels – With bartending brothers Stewart and Dayton Holmes
  • $25 minimum donation per person requested at the door
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Pictures with Santa!

Animal Hospital of Dauphin County would like to invite you to our 4th Annual Pictures with Santa! Sunday, December 1st 1pm – 4pm Your pet’s picture will be taken with Santa and then mailed to your home at no cost. Photographs will be taken by Terry Rowe, a local photographer and client of AHDC Snacks and drinks will be provided and pets will receive a gift from Santa and his elves. Donations will be accepted for Castaway Critters, a local pet rescue, to help support their efforts in caring for pets in need:

Castaway Critters Pets of the Week

Oliver and Abbey are local cat rescues found by volunteers working with cat colonies. Rescued as a small kitten in winter, Abbey is affectionate and playful, making her eligible for a warm Castaway Critters foster home. Oliver has a different story. He was captured from a colony to be neutered when it was discovered that he had been front declawed. Oliver was taken in by the same Castaway foster home that had sweet Abbey…and it was love at first sight for both. This playful loving pair are inseparable and will need to be adopted together. Both have been altered, tested negative for disease, have their vaccinations and they are microchipped. Please contact their foster caregiver at or 944-2246. Or complete an application on-line.

Castaway Critters' Gala Event is Tomorrow Night!

All That Jazz for Homeless Cats and Dogs featuring some very special guests, silent and live auction and a live jazz band, to be held Saturday evening, September 7th from 6:00 – 10:30 p.m. at the West Shore Country Club in Camp Hill. Don’t miss this uplifting and fun filled evening, with proceeds to “save the lives of and provide new beginnings for lost, sick and abandoned companion animals through rescue, rehabilitation, adoptions and spay/neuter programs.” Begin the evening with some tasty hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail from the cash bar while you peruse the many silent auction items. Enjoy a scrumptious dinner and dessert as you hear some experiences of Tanya Foster of CBS21 News, friend and supporter of Castaway Critters. For more information, go to