Important Announcement

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pennsylvania SPCA is working hard to both fulfill our mission to the community and to the animals in our care while also taking important precautionary measures to protect our staff, volunteers and the public.  We are providing the following updates to our services (please note you are required to wear a facemask when dropping off, picking up, adopting, or using any of our services):

Veterinary Services:

  • Our Philadelphia Veterinary Clinic at Erie Avenue will remain open to assist families in need but will operate BY APPOINTMENT ONLY with curb-side drop off to treat sick, urgent and emergent cases. Pet owners that show up without an appointment will be asked to remain in their car until their allotted appointment time. Families in need of veterinary services are encouraged to call our Erie Avenue headquarters to schedule an appointment, (215) 426-6300 and select #3 for the clinic. You can also request to speak with the Call Center directly. Please note, everyone must wear a facemask when dropping off or picking up an animal. 
  • Spay and neuter surgeries are being done by appointment at all of our sites (Philadelphia, Lancaster and Danville) beginning Monday, May 11, 2020. To schedule an appointment, visit:
  • Vaccine clinics in our Danville and Lancaster sites are operating by appointment only to avoid drawing large groups of people. Please email or to schedule your appointment. Our Erie Avenue vaccine clinics have been cancelled until further notice. In Philadelphia, if your pet needs vaccines, please schedule an appointment at our clinic, (215) 426-6300 and select #3 for the clinic.

Humane Law Enforcement

  • The Pennsylvania SPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement team will continue answering calls to rescue animals from cruelty and neglect. Should you witness animal abuse in these, or any other times, please contact our cruelty department at 866-601-SPCA or


Foster and Volunteer

  • Many of our volunteers and foster families have stepped up to take adoptable animals into their homes as we navigate this difficult time. If you are an approved volunteer or foster, you can participate in this special foster opportunity.

Additionally, we are currently on-boarding fosters for both dogs & cats.

- Foster parents MUST be approved and undergo a short orientation process prior to taking home an animal.
-Interested fosters should complete an application via our website, which can be found here.
- Please allow at least 48 hours for a response after submitting an application
- We are asking fosters to take animals for 4+ weeks
- All supplies must be provided by the foster parent

Surrendering an animal

The Pennsylvania SPCA is accepting surrenders by appointment due to COVID-19 situations including loss of housing, loss of employment and other health and economic impacts of the pandemic. If you, or someone you know, needs to surrender an animal, please fill out our surrender form. 

The Pennsylvania SPCA is so proud to be a part of so many diverse communities throughout Pennsylvania. It is our main goal to continue to serve each of these communities and as this situation evolves so will we. Our goal is to provide as many resources as possible to keep pets healthy and in their homes while keeping families equally safe.