The Monroe Animal League is an organization that focuses on helping companion animals and their people in in Monroe County, Pennsylvania (my home area). The organization holds several different fun events throughout the year to help raise funds that are used to assist with the cost of spaying and neutering. The organization also uses funds to assist pet owners with emergency vet visits.

One of my favorite events that they hold is their auction event. I’ve been to several, and they’re always a great time. Local businesses donate items and gift certificates, and you can often get a really great deal at the auction. I’ve scored furniture, gift baskets, goodies for my animals, and more. The Monroe Animal League is also a constant fixture at just about every fair, expo, and other event in our area. They really get out there and work hard to let everyone know about their fantastic organization.

Monroe Animal League also sponsors humane education through The Humane Society of the United States’ Adopt-a-Classroom program, which reaches out to classrooms to teach children about respecting animals. Additionally, the League loans humane traps/cages to help capture feral cats and other domestic animals to get them off the streets, gives out Pet Fire Alert decals for your home so firefighters can rescue your companion animals in the event of a tragedy, conducts Rabies Clinics, provides a local Food Pantry with pet food for distribution, and more.

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If you live in the Monroe County area, or one of the surrounding counties (we’re all pretty mushed together here in the Poconos), and you want to get involved, call the Monroe Animal League at 570-476-8444. They are really friendly and welcoming!

The Extreme Pet Bloggers Hop

I’m not exactly a pet blogger, although I do feature pet-related reviews from time to time, but I am a pet owner and animal welfare has always been a huge passion of mine. The Extreme Pet Bloggers Hop is hosted by the wonderful Two Little Cavaliers. She organized this event to spread the word about shelters and other organizations that help animals. Anyone can get involved, even if you don’t have a blog, so swing by the page and find out what you can do.