Rescue Program: CCSPCA Placement for Life
The Chester County SPCA is an open admission shelter, which means we don’t limit which animals have access to our services. The 4500 animals we care for annually include stray animals from two counties (Chester County and Delaware County), owner surrenders, and animals extracted from our humane investigations.
Many of these homeless animals find families by being reunited with their owners if lost or through adoption from our shelter. What many people don’t realize is that 1 in 5 animals in our care finds a forever home through one of our rescue partners in the CCSPCA Placement for Life program.
About CCSPCA Placement for Life
We work with more than 50 local and regional rescue groups on an ongoing basis to help place animals, such as those with special needs, particular breeds, or when we have a particularly high number of incoming animals. These organizations range from small groups using a network of foster homes to those with their own facilities. We screen each organization against rigorous requirements to ensure the animals they take will get the best possible care and an opportunity for a wonderful family placement.
Examples of the rescue groups with whom we collaborate most often include:
- Green Street Rescue
- Operation Ava
- Stray Cat Blues
- Plus many breed-specific rescues
Working with Rescue Groups
We provide free initial medical treatment for all animals, including Initial health evaluation, initial vaccinations, deworming, flea treatment, and Feline Leukemia testing.
We provide free spaying/neutering for certain breeds.
We support our rescue partners with donated pet food when needed and available within our pet food pantry.
We can provide free transport from our facility to your location.
We’ll meet with you just about any time you’re available to visit our animals.
1 in 5 of the animals in our care finds a forever family through a network of more than 50 rescue partners in our CCSPCA Placement for Life program.
Rescues: Click here for our rescue application.