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Lancaster Center

The Pennsylvania SPCA Lancaster Center operates out of the Mary K. Dano Animal Shelter - right in the heart of the city of Lancaster. As a community hub, the Lancaster Center is dedicated to reuniting lost animals with their pet parents, finding new homes for adoptable animals and providing low cost services to the community.

 

The Pennsylvania SPCA is committed to helping Lancaster's homeless animals. To learn more about how you can help support this work, please click here to read about the Riley Mathias Fund for Lancaster Adoptions. Help us honor Riley's memory and save animals in need.

 

Trap, Neuter, Return

 

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering our Trap, Neuter and Return services at the Lancaster location. TNR surgeries are performed every Thursday with a drop off window between 9:30-10:30 am. Please call us, (717) 917-6979 to schedule an appointment.

We are located at:

Pennsylvania SPCA Lancaster Center
848 S. Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 917-6979
Monday through Saturday 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
lancaster@pspca.org

The Pennsylvania SPCA Lancaster Center Works Hard to Reunite Families 

Due to the medical care provided, and the work to return animals to their families, the Lancaster facility has reclaim fees. Below please find an explanation of these fees. 

When an animal is reclaimed within 4 hours of entering the shelter, the owner is charged a flat reclaim fee of $35. If the animal is not reclaimed after that 4 hour period, the owner will be charged the $35 reclaim fee in addition to a daily food and boarding fee of $15 and an intake fee of $45.  The total for the first day is $95. The total will increase $15 per day that the animal is in our custody. 

Example 1st Time Reclaim Fee Schedule

Time in Care - Fees
Within 4 Hours - $35
1st Day after 4 Hours - $95
2nd Day - $110
3rd Day - $125
4th Day - $140

After the first shelter visit and reclaim, dogs who are brought in as strays again are charged additional fees. For second offenses, the flat reclaim fee is $75. For third and subsequent offenses, the flat reclaim fee is $150. These fees are in addition to the intake fee of $45 and the daily food and boarding fee of $15.

Example 2nd Time Reclaim Fee Schedule

Time in Care - Fees
Within 4 Hours - $75
1st Day after 4 Hours - $135
2nd Day - $150
3rd Day - $165
4th Day - $180

Example Repeat Offender Fee Schedule

Time in Care - Fees
Within 4 Hours - $150
1st Day after 4 Hours - $210
2nd Day - $225
3rd Day - $240
4th Day - $255