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A NEW LEASH ON LIFE Welcome to the York County SPCA

The York County SPCA is dedicated to providing long-term human and animal services to residents of York County through programs that find permanent, loving homes for displaced and stray animals, help control animal population growth, investigate and prosecute cruelty offenders, and educate the general public about animal wellness and safety.

Fast Facts

  • Animals Saved *Since 1926, the YCSPCA has saved more than 350,000 animal lives.
    Animals Saved *Since 1926, the YCSPCA has saved more than 350,000 animal lives.

    350,000+

  • Pets Given Refuge *In 2021, pet housing we provided temporary for 23 pets whose owners were experiencing homelessness or fleeing domestic violence.
    Pets Given Refuge *In 2021, pet housing we provided temporary for 23 pets whose owners were experiencing homelessness or fleeing domestic violence.

    23

  • Rescue Transfers *In 2021, we sent over 240 animals to partnering specialized rescues.
    Rescue Transfers *In 2021, we sent over 240 animals to partnering specialized rescues.

    240+

Blog

Three years ago, we designed a strategic plan, "Best Practices Transformation," to address our high euthanasia rates and other organizational challenges. We embarked on this work in November 2019 and have not looked back. See what that progress means through the lens of our longest-term employee, Marilyn, who has been with the YCSPCA for more than two decades.

Mary Grace forged a path with a new volunteer role at our shelter, but her roots to the York County SPCA - and rescuing animals - run deep.

The design plan intends to create a space that will be happier and healthier for cats and small animals as well as decrease their length of stay in the shelter.

VIDEO SPOTLIGHT On a Journey to Save More Lives: 2021 Impact Video

In 2021, we increased our save rate to nearly 85% thanks to our best practices transformation, addressing community cat challenges, reducing barriers to adoption, leveraging technology, and more. And we could not have accomplished it without the generous support of our adopters, donors, volunteers, dedicated staff, spay/neuter clinic clients, and community. Now, we're continuing our journey to save more lives. Learn about our 2021 impact and plans for 2022 in our impact video!

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