The Lycoming County SPCA offers the following:
The Lycoming County SPCA has many wonderful dogs and cats available for adoption. At times, we also have many other domestic animals available. Our adoption process is in place for the best interest of our animals. We may require additional steps in our process such as a home visit, permission from parents, or other additional requests. We appreciate your patience as we complete your adoption.
Before adding a new member to your family, please consider the following:
- Many pets live 10 to 15 years. How old will you be? How old will your children be?
- Is there a chance you could move in the next 10 years? Are you willing to restrict your choice of housing to accommodate a pet?
- If the pet is for a child are you willing to assume the care of the pet? Children must have parental guidance to care for a pet regardless of their age.
- Each breed of animal has genetic characteristics that need to be considered. Have you researched the breed that you are interested in?
- Are you financially prepared for a pet? Consider the following expenses: spaying or neutering, basic veterinary care, flea preventative, heart worm preventative, license, food, grooming.
If you feel you are ready to make a commitment to care for a new pet you must complete the following:
- Step 1: Complete the pre-adoption paperwork.
Dog Adoption Paperwork
Cat Adoption Paperwork
Wish List Paperwork
- Step 2: If you are adopting a dog, bring any dogs that you already have at home to the SPCA to meet the shelter dog.
- Step 3: Make sure all family members have an opportunity to meet the new pet.
- Step 4: Get your landlord’s permission.
- Step 5: Agree to have the animal spayed or neutered, provide good care and a loving home.
- Step 6: Pay the fees by cash or check, tax is additional. We do not currently accept credit or debit cards. Discounts are given for animals that have been here for 30 days or more. Senior Citizens, aged 60 or older, may qualify for a free adoption through Purina Pets for Seniors. List of Fees
- Step 7: Enjoy the unconditional love of your new pet.
Lost and Found Reporting
Please call the shelter at 570-322-4646 to report a lost or found animal. It is recommended that you visit the shelter to look for your pet because your breed description of your pet may not match the description we presume the animal to be.
Education Services & Tours
We believe that humane treatment of animals and safety around animals begins at a young age. If your school or group would like a visit from one of our educators please contact us at 570-322-4646.
We also do onsite educations programs! We start with a program, proceed with a tour of the SPCA, then we learn Dog Bite prevention and end with practice of what they learned!
For Your Pet
Spay Neuter Assistance
The Lycoming County SPCA provides financial assistance to low to moderate income residents who live in Lycoming County. Individuals needing assistance need to complete an application. You will need to show identification and your tax return as proof of income. You may show proof of receipt of Medicaid, Food Stamps, PACE, WIC, or other welfare program.
Please come to the SPCA to complete the application, show proof of income, pay any co-payments, and receive information about scheduling your pet’s surgery with one of our participating veterinarians. Your co-payment is based on your total household’s gross income per year based on your tax return.
No income -$10,000 You pay $0
$10,0001-$20,000 You pay $10
$20,001-$30,000 You pay $20
$30,001-$35,000 You pay $30
over $35,000 You are not eligible for assistance.
If you wish to contribute, the Jean Marie White Spay Neuter Fund is an established fund designated for the spaying and neutering of companion animals. If you donate to this fund, the funds are added to the principal of a certificate of deposit account. The interest generated from this fund is used for spaying and neutering. Just make a notation in the memo section that the funds are restriced to the Jean Marie White Spay Neuter Fund. Thank you for helping us save lives.
If your pet requires quarantine due to biting we can help you. There is a $14 per day charge for this service. There are additional charges we can discuss with you if your pet requires euthanasia after the quarantine period.
Animals at Large
We have no legal authority regarding animals running at large, animal bites, or barking. However, we can provide humane traps for you to catch stray cats on your property. A $50 check is required as a deposit for the trap and is returned to you upon return of the trap. Dog bites are reportable to the dog warden at 570-350-8742. Please consider a donation when you drop off or surrender an animal. If you live outside of Lycoming County, we can direct you to other rescue groups to help you with animal related concerns. Animals surrendered by their owners are statistically more adoptable than strays. Please take the time to complete our pet personality profile in order to help us find a new home for your pet.
Euthanasia, Cremation, and Burial Services
Euthanasia is always a difficult decision. We have technicians certified by the American Humane Association to help your pet. Because this process is also emotionally difficult for our technicians, we are unable to help your pet and you during the euthanasia process. Therefore, you would not be able to be with your pet while it is euthanized. If this is important to you, please call your veterinarian. After euthanasia, we can return your pet to you for burial, cremate the remains, return the ashes to you, or provide burial services in our cemetery. Prices vary by the weight of the animal.