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Mission Statement

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The Adams County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), is an IRC 501 c-3 non-profit organization that provides shelter and care for lost, abandoned and abused animals, investigates cases of cruelty to animals, recommends the prosecution of persons engaging in animal neglect or cruelty, helps control animal overpopulation and educates the community about spay/neuter programs, animal wellness and safety.

The Adams County SPCA is a private nonprofit organization that receives NO federal or state funding.  We receive less than 1% of our annual operating budget of $741,000 from Adams County tax revenue. We do receive donations from several townships/municipalities for our much needed services, but we continue to struggle to support the very important task of caring for the many animals that come through our doors. We do fundraising, memberships, apply for grants and receive some bequests. We take in approximately 1,200 animals per year and each year that number increases.

The Adams County SPCA is supported by six Full-Time employees, five Part-Time employees (including one Veterinarian) – along with an active Board of Directors, and many committed volunteers who help support the work of the shelter. 
Abigail Avery, Director
717-334-8876 Ext. 22

Members of the Board


President - Tina Fortenberry

Vice President - Donna Quante

Secretary - Brienna Smith

Treasurer -

Past President - Pam Curley



Betty Brownley

Bonnie Grady

Nancy Yang



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