Important Clinic Announcement
Temporary TNR Program Change
Due to upcoming intermittent veterinary staffing shortages, our spay/neuter clinic cannot accept walk-ins for our Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program during the week of December 11th-15th.
Due to an unprecedented number of clients utilizing our walk-in services for TNR, we are regularly seeing more than 70 patients per day in our spay/ neuter clinic. We are delighted that the community has embraced the TNR philosophy, is using our services, and helping us achieve our mission. However, due to upcoming staffing shortages, the number of surgeries that we can safely and efficiently perform will be limited.
For this reason, we will remain open for our previously scheduled appointments and any post-operative rechecks but will be unable to accept any TNR cats without an appointment between 12/11 and 12/15. Please plan ahead and trap accordingly due to this interruption in our TNR walk-in service. We thank you for your cooperation and your dedication to spay/neuter!
The York County SPCA Spay/Neuter Clinic is located at the Brougher Companion Animal Shelter in York, PA. The Spay/Neuter clinic offers low-cost, high-quality spay/neuter services for dogs and cats in our community. The Spay/Neuter Clinic is a mission driven program, and has four overarching goals:
1. Provide spay/neuter services to as many animals in York County as possible.
Spay/neuter services not only prevent unwanted litters, but also provide numerous health benefits to our patients, including decreasing the risks of mammary cancer; eliminating chances of ovarian, uterine, and testicular cancer; and preventing life threatening conditions such as pyometra and testicular torsion. By preventing unwanted litters, we are decreasing the overall number of animals in our community who need homes.
2. Reach the under served population of animals and pet owners.
There are many options for York County residents looking to have their pet spayed or neutered. While we accept all clients and their pets through the spay/neuter clinic, regardless of means or county residency, we are especially dedicated to providing care to those animals in York County who might otherwise not see a veterinarian.
3. Educate pet owners about common diseases and ailments.
While we do not function as a primary care veterinary office, additional medical services such as vaccines, preoperative bloodwork, and parasite control are available at the time of spay/neuter. Education regarding common diseases and ailments can be provided by trained veterinary technicians. Pet owners are asked to follow up with their primary care veterinarian to ensure their pet receives any additional veterinary care he or she needs.
4. Provide excellent medical care at an affordable cost.
While our primary goal as a high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter clinic is to spay and neuter as many animals as possible in a safe and efficient manner, we also place great value on the individual medical care of each patient. Our clinic meets the AAHA standards of care, utilizes advanced anesthetic monitoring equipment, and employs staff with years of experience in high-volume surgery and veterinary medicine.
2023 Clinic Closure Dates
- Monday, December 25 to Monday, January 1