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Meet the brother and sister duo who made their rabbit adoption dream come true.

Recently, we’ve had several community members inquire about the policies and practices of the York County SPCA’s spay/neuter clinic, specifically in regard to the TNR program, and how it works alongside our companion animal shelter. Here are some of the most common questions we receive and their answers.

Get ready to give local on Friday, May 6th! Check out our Give Local York campaign and full line-up of events.

Read Daphne's take on the happiest day of her life - adoption day!

Declawing is a painful surgical procedure that is not recommended by the larger veterinary community. Learn why and what you can do instead.

Through the expansion of our feline foster program, we are working to not only improve the wellbeing of cats and kittens waiting for forever homes, but we are also looking to save more lives.

Learn how to teach your dog to always come back to you.

Recently, our team and community came together in a big way when our shelter became inundated with approximately 100 rats.

When Humane Society Police Officer Otto Cruz responded to a call about loose goats, he had no idea what he was truly on his way to discover.

Curious about how many animals we helped in 2021? How many were adopted, spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and rescued from neglect? Discover it all in our recently published 2021 Impact Report.

We do everything we can to help save animals in need, and Louise, who was here for 16 months, is one example. Read her story written by her most favorite human and rescuer, Veronica, our Lead ACT.

Mattie has transformed from a suffering stray to a handsome, kind man who’s ready for many happy years ahead.

We recently updated our Managed Shelter Admissions Policy, which reflects our efforts to continue reducing euthanasia rates and save as many animal lives as possible.

Stories that prove how wise and intuitive animals truly are.

We celebrate the memory of the very remarkable Baby Girl, who was abused and left to die in a trash can before being rescued and healed to health by one of our longest-time volunteers.

Check out our expert advice on how to care for your pets and community cats in the winter.

Decompression is the calming period of time a new pet takes to adjust to their new home and gain comfort in their environment.

Beginning January 1, 2022, a slight price adjustment will take effect in the Spay/Neuter Clinic due to inflation, rising supply costs, and supply chain issues.

Seasonal allergies can be triggered in both spring and fall. Check out these five tips for alleviating your dogs symptoms.

Beginning Tuesday, November 9th, the York County SPCA will open with limited hours for the public to browse adoptable animals.

Evie Holsinger, a York County SPCA volunteer, writes about her beloved dogs and the paw prints they left on her heart.

We know that, of animals' many superpowers, resiliency is one of them. Vlad proved that to us once again. Learn more about this sweet (and available!) senior.

Nemo came to the York County SPCA with severely deformed front legs, one of which was impeding his ability to move and be comfortable. After surgery and an uncertain recovery process, Nemo began to flourish into the little T-Rex he is today.

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.

Help us clear the shelters by adopting a pet for a price you name. Because we all know the real value of animal rescue – priceless.

The York County SPCA endures a critical labor shortage and immediate need for adopters and fosters.

As our shelter population spikes, we rely on fosters and partnering rescue organizations to help save as many animal lives as possible. Fosters and rescues fulfill critical roles in our mission, our community, and the wellbeing of shelter animals.

Learn what to do if your dog experiences heat stroke and what things to avoid.

After battling a medical issue and overcoming his fears, Batman transformed into the confident, curious, healthy cat he is today. He's ready to take on a whole new world he is discovering.

The Good Dog Advice Column is a new series intended to help dog owners in our community resolve their pup's behavioral problems. In this column, veteran dog trainer Deb answers a question about a pup's unfortunate jumping habit.

Neko came to the York County SPCA with a cancerous tumor so rare, it is hardly seen in veterinary medicine. But our vet team was able to handle it, and although they had to amputate her front leg, Neko is more playful and loving than ever before. (And she's available for adoption!)

Learn about TNR, how it works, and why it's so crucial during kitten season.

Contrary to widespread concerns, most pets who were adopted during the pandemic have not been returned to the shelter - they are living blissful, loving lives in their forever homes, and there is no evidence of that changing.

A most heartwarming reunion at our Spay/Neuter Clinic between a man and his cat who had been missing for two months.

A foster mom saves the lives of a struggling momma cat and her six newborns, two of whom were born blind.

Learn what it takes to be a foster parent to an infant kitten.

Cat owners have traditionally received inconsistent and contradictory advice on when is the best time to spay or neuter their pet. A new coalition between various veterinary and cat fancier organizations aims to make that confusion a thing of the past.

The Good Dog Advice Column is a new series intended to help dog owners in our community resolve their pup's behavioral problems. In this column, veteran dog trainer Deb answers a question about a rescued pup's unfortunate leash behavior.

We understand how scary it is to lose a pet. So, we created this step-by-step action plan for owners of missing pets. If your pet ever gets lost, follow these steps to give your animal the best possible chance of being reunited with you. Plus, watch until the end of the video to learn more about microchipping and why it is the most important thing you can do to ensure your pet’s safe return.

Our Pit Bull Spay/Neuter Program offers spay/neuter surgery for York County Pit Bulls for only $50 to ensure every Pit Bull in our community is healthy and thriving in a loving home.

Sometimes, we have dogs who really embrace the best and not so best of their breed. If we cannot find a home for them within our adopter community, we call on fosters and rescue partners who specialize in that breed. Such was the case for our oh so special Miss Daisy.

The spaying or neutering of dogs and cats is recommended for a number of different reasons. These include health benefits for the individual animal, as well as benefits for the community as a whole. Spay/neuter programs help control animal overpopulation, reduce the burden on animal shelters in the area, and decrease the number of animals euthanized.

You care about animal welfare just as much as we do. So, we are bringing you into the conversation. Our quarterly virtual event, Community Conversations: Demystifying Animal Welfare Practices, will be a virtual gathering of York County SPCA staff and community members to discuss important, complex topics related to animal welfare practices.

Every winter, we receive multiple reports of dogs being kept outside in unsuitable temperatures and conditions. Given our community members’ well-intentioned concerns, we thought it would be helpful to share what Pennsylvania law deems as punishable animal neglect regarding unsafe weather.

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.

Whisper seemed like the perfect adoption candidate, but something is holding this sweet lady back.