Spotlight: Bucks County SPCA

Responding to the call for help for more than a century

Since 1912, the Bucks County SPCA has been tireless in our efforts to alleviate animal suffering and pet homelessness in our community.

A lot has changed over the past 108 years!

Our founders once crisscrossed the county by motorbike rescuing abused farm animals.

Today, our Humane Police Officers drive SUVs and respond to more than 500 complaints annually.

Our team of more than 40 animal care, veterinary, and support staff run our two busy shelters, serving 4,000+ pets each year.

The needs of the community have changed a lot, too. There are far fewer homeless dogs in Bucks County today than even two decades ago.

Cat overpopulation is our greater challenge now. To help stem the tide of unwanted litters of kittens, we offer subsidized sterilization for cats in Bucks County.

Call our clinic to learn more or to schedule an appointment: 215-622-0003.

We are proud of the hard work in recent years that has resulted in a sharp rise in Live Release Rate, from 65% in 2015 to 93% in 2019, and a precipitous drop in the number of animals requiring humane euthanasia. This dramatic improvement is due in part to major upgrades to our clinics, the addition of veterinary staff, and the expansion of other animal care staffing and programs aimed at saving every possible life.

We have achieved a consistently high Live Release Rate on par with the “no-kill” movement while remaining open admission without time limit. This means we accept pets of all Bucks County residents who need help, and the animals in our care are never in danger due to time limits, space, age or breed.

These advancements in animal welfare are made possible by the strong support of our community!

As an independent nonprofit, we do not receive funding from tax dollars or other state or national animal welfare agencies.

Virtually all the funds needed to rescue and rehome Bucks County animals come from people like you.

Has it been a while since you visited the Bucks County SPCA?

We invite you to stop in at our Lahaska or Quakertown shelter and get to know your SPCA better.

Meet the animals and learn more about the many services we provide to rescue, re-home and reach out.

Call 215-794-7425 or visit us online at to learn about available animals, donate, or to explore volunteering and other ways you can help animals in Bucks County.

PHOTO CAP: The Bucks County SPCA provides lifesaving services to more than 4,000 cats, dogs, and other small and farm animals every year.