Our 2019 WAEB Radiothon to benefit the Animals in Distress Shelter in Coopersburg has come to an end. Thank you to everyone who donated, matched during our challenge hours, came out to our radiothon events and so much more! Our listeners are amazing!!! FINAL TOTAL: $159,100 Raised for the Animals in Distress Shelter!

Special Thank You to:

The VinArt Dealerships - Your Pet Friendly Dealership!

Neighbor's Home and Garden Center - 38 South Main Street, Hellertown, PA 18055

Leader of the Pack Canine Institute- 6346 Farm Bureau Rd. Allentown, PA 18106


Ironton Telephone

ResQ 1250

Don Wenner / DLP Realty

Gene Dickison / MtM Financial Group


Lehigh Supply Appliance

Dan’s Camera City

Joe Mascari’s Carpets and Rugs International

Hager Furniture

Westgate Jewelers

Pines Dinner Theatre

Historic Hotel Bethlehem

All of our Challenge Money Sponsors - Individuals and Businesses

Lowell Linde

The WAEB TEAM - Mandy, Eagle Jeff, Archie, Jarred, Mitchell, Kathryn, Craig and Dan Holzman

Sound Surge with DennyWAE

Smoking Smittys Catering

NewsRadio 790 WAEB would also like to thank Bobby Gunther Walsh for ANOTHER Great WAEB Radiothon to benefit the AID Shelter. Thank you Gunther for all of your hard work and dedication!


In the mid 1970’s, the idea of an animal shelter where no animal would be killed was considered impractical and, to some, unrealistic. Yet the founders of Animals In Distress, most of whom had been active in the traditional local shelters for years, grew weary and more upset as thousands of healthy animals, right here in the Lehigh Valley, as well as nationwide, were killed. Nationwide, in that decade, an estimated 27 to 33 million cats and dogs were killed each year by shelters who had run out of room for them. The founders of Animals In Distress – led by people like Martha Falk, Mildred Shirk and Dorothy King – decided to create an organization dedicated to helping the animals who would have little or no chance elsewhere – animals that were truly in distress. These animals would be given shelter, medical care, and time – time to heal and to recover. The assumption was that there was a home for every animal IF there was just enough time to find it. Over the past 35 years, Animals In Distress has been blessed with the help of many caring people who have donated money and time to keep its doors open. Some Board members – specifically Nancy Michener, Rose Yanger, and Lois Gadek – have actively served on the Animals In Distress Board of Directors for over 25 years. Other newer members of the Board and staff share a common dedication to the organization’s principles and are important to the future success of the shelter. They will continue the organization’s work, with compassion and dedication. Visit the Shelter Website!