Lucky Dog Gastropub fundraiser from March 1 through March 31

Francisvale Home For Smaller Animals is a non-profit safe haven for sick, injured, abandoned or rescue animals. Francisvale is a home where they will receive love, shelter and medical care until they are placed in a forever home.

When you purchase any of the following extra special drinks or paper paw prints, Lucky Dog will donate $1 to help our furry little friends.

  • Beer – Brewdog: Elvis Juice IPA – tastes of grapefruit $7
  • Cocktail – Pink Poodle: Vanilla vodka, Sprite and a splash of grenadine, garnished with a cherry and lime $7
  • Coffee – Cap’paw’cinno $5

Dining for Dollars at Bertucci’s in Wayne, PA

Starting with this Thursday, May 2nd, and on the first Thursday of each month thereafter, Bertucci’s in Wayne will be donating up to 25% of the proceeds from that day to Francisvale in their Dining for Dollars Program.

Bring this Flyer with you to the Bertucci’s in Wayne, PA (523 W. Lancaster Avenue) or mention Francisvale when ordering and we will be rewarded. This also applies to any take-out orders.

So gather your friends and go have some good food and do some good!

WHEN: Thursday of each month

TIME: 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Hope to see you there!

Hairball 2019 contest

We are looking for a fun and clever theme for HairBall 2019, Francisvale’s largest annual fundraiser, which will be held this year on Saturday, October 19th.

To enter and win two tickets to this year’s HairBall, just email your ideas to executivedirector@francisvalehome.org before the deadline of February 25, 2019. Some of our past themes have been, Woofstock, Paw Trek, Venetian Meowsquerade and The Wizard of Paws, just to name a few.

Hurry up and send your ideas – see you at HairBall 2019!

It’s not too late

Thank you to all of our generous supporters and donors, our adopters, and our volunteers for making 2018 another successful year for Francisvale.

But we cannot stop here as there are so many more animals in need of shelter, medical care and a loving home. And we want to help as many of those animals as we can.

We are happy to do our part but we need your help to make it happen. It is not too late to help, you can either send in a donation or you can donate from our website.

We hope that the Francisvale Furries can count on your support. Together we can do this.

Wishing you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

HairBall 2018 – The Wizard of Paws

Hairball 2018 - The Wizard of PawsFrancisvale will be holding its largest annual fundraiser on Saturday, October 20th at Aronimink Golf Club. Please join us for a wonderful evening somewhere over the rainbow for reserved dinner seating, hors d’oeurves, open bar, music and dancing, and our very exciting silent and live auctions.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available and with a sponsorship you not only get tickets to the HairBall but also your name or business name listed on the invitation (5,000 mailed) and acknowledgement at the event. What a great way to have a good time and also make a difference in the lives of our Francisvale Furries.

Check our Events page for the sponsorship levels. Please contact the Executive Director at or at 610-688-1018 for additional information.

2018 HairBall theme contest: And the winner is …

A big thank you to everyone who submitted ideas for the 2018 HairBall theme contest, we received so many great entries.

After a long and difficult deliberation, we finally have a decision. And the winning theme is …

“The Wizard of Pawz”

The winning theme was submitted by Kyle Lukacik and he is now the proud owner of two tickets to this year’s HairBall!

We are really excited to plan our 2018 HairBall around this theme and hope that you will consider attending Francisvale’s largest fundraiser.

So mark your calendars for October 20th, 2018, and hope to see you there!

Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital and Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals partner to maximize welfare and adoptability of pets in need

[August 11, 2015; Philadelphia, PA] – Behavior problems are the leading cause of pet relinquishment. In order to maximize the welfare and adoptability of pets in need of forever homes, animal behavior experts from Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital are partnering with the team at the Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals.

Penn Vet’s Dr. M. Leanne Lilly, DVM, will begin a special internship at the shelter, assessing and treating animal residents with behavioral problems and establishing a training program for shelter staff and volunteers. Together, Penn Vet and the Francisvale team will monitor the progress and long-term outcomes of the program. An added benefit, Penn Vet will provide support to adopters by offering post-adoption behavioral counseling.

“This partnership presents an extraordinary opportunity to further enrich the lives of the dogs and cats that presently reside at Francisvale and of those who may find themselves at our doors,” said Dorothy Claeys, Executive Director of the Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals. “The collaboration will also provide an incredible educational opportunity for our staff and volunteers who will be working with and learning from the Penn Vet team. We cannot imagine a better way to advance Francisvale’s mission than by implementing a program like this to provide each one of our dogs and cats with the best possible chance at finding their forever home.”

“As a no-kill shelter, Francisvale is home to many dogs and cats that have lived in the facility for several years. This unique collaboration will enhance the welfare of these long-term residents, improve their behavior, and strengthen the training of staff and volunteers,” said Dr. Carlo Siracusa, Director of the Animal Behavior Service at Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital. “The ultimate goal, of course, is to help animals find their forever homes and to reinforce the special bond between people and their pets.”

About the Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals

Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals, located in Radnor, PA, is one of the oldest no-kill shelters in the U.S., providing a temporary home for rescued, unwanted, and abandoned dogs and cats. The goal of the shelter is to place animals in homes for life, offering individuals and families the love and companionship of a healthy, carefully matched pet. Since opening its doors in 1909, Francisvale has saved the lives of tens of thousands of cats and dogs.

About Penn Vet

Penn Vet is a global leader in veterinary medicine education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, Penn Vet is the only veterinary school developed in association with a medical school. The school is a proud member of the One Health Initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.

Penn Vet serves a diverse population of animals at its two campuses, which include extensive diagnostic and research laboratories. Ryan Hospital in Philadelphia provides care for dogs, cats, and other domestic/companion animals, handling more than 31,000 patient visits a year. New Bolton Center, Penn Vet’s large-animal hospital on nearly 700 acres in rural Kennett Square, PA, cares for horses and livestock/farm animals. The hospital handles more than 4,000 patient visits a year, while the Field Service treats nearly 36,000 patients at local farms. In addition, New Bolton Center’s campus includes a swine center, working dairy, and poultry unit that provide valuable research for the agriculture industry.

For more information, visit www.vet.upenn.edu.

Contacts:
Ashley Berke, Director of Communications, 215-898-1475/berke@vet.upenn.edu
John Donges, Communications Coordinator, 215-898-4234/jdonges@vet.upenn.edu