Want a new pet but not sure you can afford it? The York County SPCA will give you the chance to get one as they are hosting Pay What You Can Pawlooza from August 22-28.
Pay What You Can Pawlooza is a donation-based adoption campaign where adopters can bring home a pet for a price they name. The event kicks off the York County SPCA’s participation in Clear the Shelters, an annual national pet adoption campaign, and includes cats, dogs and small animals.
“We hope Pay What You Can Pawlooza will not only help more animals find their homes, but also help make adoption more accessible to our community,” said York County SPCA spokesperson, Kristen Dempwolf, in a statement. “The York County SPCA is constantly striving to remove barriers to adoption and make it more accessible to all members of our community. One of the ways to do this is to remove the financial burden as much as possible. »
Adoption fees include an animal’s spaying/neutering surgery, all vaccinations, microchipping, up-to-date medical exam, heartworm preventive test and treatment, flea and tick treatment and other relevant tests.
“At the vet’s office, those costs alone would add up to over $400,” Dempwolf said. “But our standard adoption fees include each of these services for $260 or less, depending on the animal.”
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The York County SPCA recommends completing a general online application on their website. The review of the application can take between five and seven days and will involve a follow-up call from an SPCA staff member before it is approved.
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After you’ve been approved, keep an eye out for available animals on the SPCA website or stop by the SPCA Shelter at 3159 Susquehanna Trail North during boating hours Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (d (other times are available by appointment.) If you are interested in a specific animal, contact the adoption counselors at 717-764-6109 ext. 101.
“Let us know that you are an approved adopter, and the name of the animal you wish to meet. All adoptions must be scheduled in advance,” Dempwolf said.
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