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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 2019, we provided temporary pet housing for 33 pets whose owners were experiencing homelessness or fleeing domestic violence.
    Pets Given Refuge *In 2019, we provided temporary pet housing for 33 pets whose owners were experiencing homelessness or fleeing domestic violence.

    33

  • Rescue Transfers *In 2019, we sent over 360 animals to partnering specialized rescues.
    Rescue Transfers *In 2019, we sent over 360 animals to partnering specialized rescues.

    360+

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When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we did not know what to expect. We feared that adoptions would decrease, the shelter would rapidly fill, and our animals would suffer. Six months later, we can say that we are joyfully surprised and immensely grateful for what truly did happen.

Fighting animal cruelty is a top priority at the York County SPCA, and our Field Services Agent, Otto Cruz, is seeing that mission through. Clam and Barnacle were just two out of 30 cats rescued from a condemned house where one resident was seen on video inflicting serious harm on one of their cats.

Trainers Deb and Cathy demonstrate how to teach a dog to walk on leash without pulling.

VIDEO SPOTLIGHT There's No Party Like a Dog Toy Party

As part of our enrichment program, YCSPCA volunteers throw toy parties for our canine residents. 

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