Heart to Heart to Heart


1 Love 4 Animals invites you, your friends and family to participate in our celebration of shelter pets by helping us create a giant illuminated heart (using flashlights and cell phones) on the grounds of the Radnor Clubhouse826 Providence Rd, Malvern, PA 19355 on Tuesday, February 12, 2019,  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Our heart will be filmed from above, promoted on social media, and will raise awareness to the plight of homeless animals throughout the Delaware Valley. The event is free. Coffee, hot chocolate, and cupcakes will be served. Participants will be asked to stand on a chalk outline of a giant heart with their cell phone flashlights so all the world can see how much our own rescue pets light up our lives!  Kids are encouraged to participate.  

On the same day/night, employees, volunteers, and rescue partners at Philadelphia's Animal Care & Control Team (ACCT) will form their own illuminated heart in their parking lot at 111 W Hunting Park Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19140 in a celebration of pet adoption two days before Valentines Day!  Please join us at either location and encourage others to adopt and share the love with ACCT and 1 Love 4 Animals' (available for adoption) dogs and cats, bunnies and birds. Bring your cell phones or flashlights: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Tuesday, February 12th. Cupcakes and coffee will be served. This event is free and everyone is welcome to participate.

Please confirm (so we know in advance how big our hearts will be) by emailing Bill Smith at BillSmith4Animals@gmail.com or contact Susan Russell of ACCT at srussell@acctphilly.org, or call ACCT: 267-385-3800

1 Love 4 Animals' Dogs Playing in this Year's Dog Bowl on Animal Planet


Three of 1 Love 4 Animals' dogs were asked to be part of this year's Dog Bowl. Bella the Great Dane (came to our rescue with a crushed leg from our rescue partner in Miami, now living large in CT), Reggie (drafted from Animal Control in East Harlem), and Gizmo (once on the "Urgent" list in an overcrowded Big City Shelter, now scoring touchdowns in his home in Bryn Mawr). See our dogs and dozens of other rescue dogs on Animal Planet's Dog Bowl (Sat. Feb.2nd @ 8:00 pm and again on Super Bowl Sunday, check your local listings). Dog Bowl was celebrated animal advocate Jill Rappaport's answer to Animal Planet's wildly popular Puppy Bowl. Hope to see you at the game!

1 Love 4 Deb


In 2002, a very special woman recovering from breast cancer showed up one day and began volunteering. In the years since, Deb has adopted and fostered and trained and bathed and walked and laughed and cried over more dogs than we can remember. She recently opened her home and heart to this little senior poodle pulled from the urgent list of Brooklyn’s Animal Control. We have a few fosters who consistently step up and give an elderly dog or cat a comfortable retirement. God bless them.

0ur Baby New Years are ready to face 2019!


The puppies pictured here were born five days after their mother was transferred to 1 Love 4 Animals from ACCT. The dog we named "Mary" was found living on the streets by a Good Samaritan and brought to Philadelphia's Animal Control. Imagine our surprise when we discovered Mary (probably between 10-12 years of age) was pregnant. Despite the obvious concerns (How old will Mary be when they graduate high school? Will she be able to afford daycare on social security?) our volunteers celebrated the birth(s) as a Christmas Miracle!


Miracles happen all the time at 1 Love 4 Animals, because our adopters, volunteers, and donors make the impossible possible every day. We want to thank everyone for helping 1 Love achieve so much on behalf of at-risk animals in 2018. If you'd like to support our Animeals Program, bring a military dog back from Afghanistan, contribute to our veterinary expenses (for Mary and the kids), your donation will not only be greatly appreciated but tax-deductible.  

Have a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous 2019

from your friends at 1 Love 4 Animals.