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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 2020, we provided temporary pet housing for 16 pets whose owners were experiencing homelessness or fleeing domestic violence.
    Pets Given Refuge *In 2020, we provided temporary pet housing for 16 pets whose owners were experiencing homelessness or fleeing domestic violence.

    16

  • Rescue Transfers *In 2019, we sent over 170 animals to partnering specialized rescues.
    Rescue Transfers *In 2019, we sent over 170 animals to partnering specialized rescues.

    170+

Blog

With the help of our Humane Society Police Officer, Lucas and Ethel got the second chance they deserve. Plus, how Pennsylvania law protects animals from unsafe hoarding cases.

Learn why our Small Animal Program was recently featured in Animal Sheltering magazine, the award-winning and nationally distributed official publication of The Humane Society of the United States, for its successful enrichment strategies.

Young Godiva was a veterinary enigma no one could solve. But it never once stopped his smile. Read about this handsome guy's extremely rare condition that, ultimately, led him to his forever home.

VIDEO SPOTLIGHT A Year of Transformation

2020 was a year of transformation for the York County SPCA, and we could not have accomplished it without the generous support of our adopters, donors, volunteers, dedicated staff, spay/neuter clinic clients, and community. Hear how the changes we've implemented have increased the number of animals we save, simplified the adoption process, and improved the operations of our shelter. And it is all thanks to you! We are deeply grateful for your support.

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