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Introducing Community Conversations: Demystifying Animal Welfare Practices















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In an effort to increase our organizational transparency and build stronger relationships with our community, the York County SPCA will begin hosting virtual gatherings with the public to discuss important topics in animal welfare. Each topic reflects common questions we receive on a weekly if not daily basis. The first meeting will take place on February 23rd, 5-6pm, and will cover The Adoption Process and York County SPCA's Adoption Philosophy.

From there, we will host three additional Community Conversations meetings throughout the year. In April, we will discuss reporting cruelty and neglect. July’s meeting will cover animal intake, owner surrender, and community cats; and in October’s meeting, we will talk about our euthanasia policy and what it means to be a no-kill shelter.

What will Community Conversations look like? The meetings will take place online via Zoom. A few members from the YCSPCA staff will host. At the beginning of the meeting, the staff will give a brief introduction to the topic at hand. Then, they will answer common questions surrounding this topic before opening the meeting up to attendees to ask questions. Imagine a virtual town hall meeting with the goal of working together in a way that serves animals as best as we possibly can.

Click here to learn more about Community Conversations: Demystifying Animal Welfare Practices. 

To register for the February Community Conversations: The Adoption Process and York County SPCA's Adoption Philosophy, click here