The Lycoming County SPCA offers the following services:

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is the only humane and effective approach to community cats, or unowned cats who live outdoors.

Scientific studies show that TNR effectively addresses the community cat population by ending the breeding cycle, meaning no new kittens are born to a community cat colony. As sound public policy, TNR addresses community concerns, reduces shelter intake and killing, and reduces calls to animal services, all of which save cats’ lives and taxpayer dollars.

When cats are free from the burdens of mating and reproducing, their relationships improve with the people who live near them (think: no more kittens outdoors or yowling, roaming, fighting, or spraying). Additionally, many diseases associated with reproduction, like certain cancers, are prevented.

Our goal was to upend the relentless, ineffective, and pointless cycle of catching and killing cats in animal shelters that had been standard procedure for decades. TNR has become mainstream and a benchmark of humane care for animals.

For information about TNR email:

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.

Each month we have a limited number of slots available for assistance with Spaying or Neutering an animal. These are first come, first serve and must requested by calling the Lycoming County SPCA at 570-322-4646. Slots become available on the 1st of each month, when we open for business. No voicemails, emails, or messages are accepted for securing a slot, your MUST speak with a member of our team. We ask that you be respectful as these are in limited supply and our team is diligent to prevent abuse of this program and we reserve the right to deny availability due to suspected abuse of this 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 $37,350                                 You are not eligible for assistance.

Cruelty Reporting

The Lycoming County SPCA is the primary agency for investigating suspected animal cruelty cases. If you would like to report suspected cruelty, please contact our Human Officer by calling  570-322-4646. Information must be provide over the phone, or in person.


Microchips are implanted just under the skin, usually right between the shoulder blades. This is done with a large-bore needle and doesn’t require anesthesia.

Each microchip contains a registration number and the phone number of the registry for the particular brand of chip. A handheld scanner reads the radio frequency of the chip and displays this information. An animal shelter or vet clinic that finds your pet can contact the registry to get your name and phone number. Please call the Lycoming County SPCA 570-322-4646 for more information.

Education Service & Tours

If your business, group, or organization is interested in educational services or tours of our facility, please contact our Community Coordinator. For information email Alexa Daniels,, or call the Lycoming County SPCA at 570-322-4646.

Euthanasia, Cremations, and Burial Services

Cremation & Burial Services are offered at our facility with burial plots available on location. For pricing and availability, please call Lycoming County SPCA at  570-322-4646 for information.

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 complex for our technicians, we cannot help your pet and you during the euthanasia process. Therefore, you will not be able to be with your pet while they are 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. Please call the Lycoming County SPCA at 570-322-4646 to set up an appointment for euthanasia.

Grief Resource – The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement is a national association that offers pet loss grief support.