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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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After the COVID-19 pandemic delayed his Humane Society Police Officer training by over 6 months, Otto Cruz was finally able to undergo HSPO training, pass with impressively high marks, and be sworn in as a formal Humane Society Police Officer.

Learn about common holiday anxiety triggers in pets and how to prevent or manage them.

Recently, the YCSPCA welcomed nearly a dozen dogs into the shelter who were previously destined for slaughter at a South Korean dog meat farm. "It is truly a labor of love," said Steven Martinez, Executive Director of the YCSPCA.

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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