Lawrence County Animal Relief Fund (LC-ARF)
Wendi Stafford~Vice President
Donna Roth ~Spay and Neuter
Donna Roth is our Spay
and Neuter Clinic Coordinator
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To report animal abuse in
Toll Free (855)870-8081
Lawrence County Dog Warden:
Renee Harding (412)584-5006
Dog Law Complaint Form -
To Report Illegal Puppy Mills & Other Problems
The LCARF will pay a $500 reward to anyone whose tip leads to the conviction of anyone running an illegal puppy mill in Lawrence County PA
Dog Fighting -
How To Spot It and Get A $5000 Reward
FREE STRAW - Lawrence County Animal Relief Fund has purchased straw to be distributed to Lawrence County residents for their outside dog or cat shelters to keep them warm and dry this winter. The straw can be picked up at the New Castle Public Works garage on Eastbrook Rd. Call first 724 656-3568 before 2:30 M-F, to pick up-please bring a bag or box with you.
The Lawrence County Animal Relief Fund (LC-ARF) in a co-operative effort with local veterinarians has already achieved the spaying or neutering of over 5,000 cats in Lawrence County, which would not have been done otherwise. We now want to pursue feral cat colonies and through a program referred to as Trap Neuter Return (TNR), humanely reduce the nuisance factor caused by such colonies. We altered over 1500 in 2016 alone!!!!!
Please help us achieve our goal, by making a tax deductible donation to LC-ARF. most places we use charge us only $80.00 to spay or neuter a feral cat. It is obvious to anyone who has taken their pets in for veterinary care, that $80.00 does not begin to cover the actual cost. You can help by sponsoring a feral cat to be spayed or neutered by sending a check to LC-ARF.
Trap Neuter Return (TNR) is the most humane way to manage the feral cat population. The feral cats are trapped using humane box traps. The cats are then veterinarian-checked, spayed or neutered, inoculated against rabies, and usually treated for fleas, ear mites, worms, minor bacterial infections and dehydration. Kittens and tame cats are adopted into good homes. Healthy cats, that are too wild too be adopted, are returned to their familiar surroundings under the ongoing care of a responsible caretaker. Cats that are ill or injured, beyond recovery, are not returned to their environment.
TNR is far more successful than the trap-and-kill programs for many reasons:
• It immediately halts the population growth in the colony that has formed around the food source.
• The population of that colony stabilizes, as the sterilized animals prevent the addition of new animals and eventually the colony size decreases over time as the cats die off naturally.
• The nuisance behaviors commonly exhibited by the animals that haven't been spayed or neutered are eliminated when the animals are sterilized.
We at LC-ARF are trying to humanely eliminate the nuisance factor of feral cat colonies, but your financial help is needed. Please send you tax deductible contribution to:
P.O. Box 8514
New Castle, PA 16107
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Please Note we are currently only able to offer Low cost Spay and Neuter to Cats and NOT Dogs.
for Cats and Kittens!
Includes a rabies vaccine, FVRCP vaccine, (distemper) and flea and earmite treatment
None Currently planned due to Covid
See Clinic and Meeting info Below
Low Cost Spay Neuter Clincis:
FIX'N WAG'N 2023 Schedule
MARCH 15th 2023
APRIL 19th 2023
Our spay/neuter cat clinics for 2023 run monthly at the Lawrence County Cares Bldg., 708 W. Washington St. New Castle, PA. You must first print out an application, which you can get from our website, www.lcarf.com, (on the right side of the page) fill it out and send it with your check or money order for $85 to LC-ARF, Box 8514, New Castle 16107. You will then be notified with a confirmation call and given all instructions for your appointment. If you cannot print out an application, please call 724-510-4952 requesting one be mailed to you. Your $80 payment includes a rabies vaccine, FVRCP vaccine, (distemper) and flea and earmite treatment when needed. Deworming medicine will be extra. If you have previously mailed in your application, I will be calling you asap. Please do not just show up; you must be on the schedule even if you have already paid.
For clinics in Ellwood City please call Wendi at 724 674 8297.
Board Meetings :
Typically at the Public Library at 6 pm
April 20th 6pm
July 20th 6pm
October 19th at 6pm
Please call 724 510 4952 if interested in attending.