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Lancaster Center

COVID-19 Update:


With the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is no secret that things are changing daily, if not by the hour or the minute. While our work does not stop, our processes and procedures are constantly changing across our sites. This includes how are are handling our vaccine clinics, foster families and of course adoptions and intakes of animals at our Lancaster Center.

If you have questions about any of our services, or are interested in fostering or adopting a specific animal, please email

Our work continues, even in time of crisis, and we are so thankful to our Lancaster community for the continued support. Please know that our dedication to the animals in our care, and those that will enter our care, remains as steadfast as ever. And that is thanks to you. If you can support us during this time, please donate:

If you can support our efforts to assist the pet community in need during this time, please visit our Amazon wish list.


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.


Spay/Neuter Services


The Lancaster Center is pleased to announce that we are now offering low cost spay and neuter services for the public.


Please call us at (717) 917-6979 or email us at to schedule your appointment.

Payment is due at the time of drop off.





Rabies Vaccine

DHPP Vaccine

Flea/Tick Prevention


Post-Op Pain Meds


Nail Trim


Males: $200

Females: $220

50lbs & Above Surcharge

$30 Extra






Rabies Vaccine

FVRCP Vaccine

Flea/Tick Prevention



Nail Trim


Male or Female: $125


Trap, Neuter, Return


We offer our Trap, Neuter and Return services at the Lancaster Center by appointment only on Wednesdays. Please email us at to learn more and to schedule an appointment.

We are located at:

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

(717) 917-6979
Monday through Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Low-cost Vaccine Clinics:

The Pennsylvania SPCA vaccine clinics make it convenient and affordable to help your pet stay healthy and happy. Your visit focuses on annual vaccinations and other preventive care services.

PSPCA Lancaster Center (848 S. Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603)

Vaccine clinics at the Lancaster Center are every Wednesday from 3-5pm. Please email to learn more and schedule your appointment.

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 24 hours of entering the shelter, the owner is charged a flat reclaim fee rate of $50. If the animal is not reclaimed within the 24-hour entry period, the reclaim fee will increase by $15 per day for each day the animal is in shelter care.

1st Time Reclaim Fee Schedule: Example

Time in Care - Fees
1st Day within 24 hours - $50
2nd Day - $65
3rd Day - $80
4th Day - $95

After the first shelter visit and reclaim, animals who are brought in as strays are charged additional fees. For the second
reclaim, the flat reclaim fee is $100. For the third and subsequent reclaims the flat reclaim fee is $150. The reclaim fee will
increase by $15 per day for each day the animal is in shelter care.

2nd Time Reclaim Fee Schedule: Example

Time in Care - Fees
1st Day Within 24 Hours - $100
2nd Day - $115
3rd Day - $130
4th Day - $145

Repeat Reclaim Fee Schedule: Example

Time in Care - Fees
1st Day Within 24 Hours - $150
2nd Day - $165
3rd Day - $180
4th Day - $195