Cruelty and/or Neglect

Nicole Lawrence, York County SPCA Humane Society Police Officer, Retires After 21-Years of Service

YORK, PA, October 22, 2019 – It is with a heavy heart that the York County SPCA announces the retirement our beloved Humane Society Police Officer, Nicole Lawrence. Effective October 16, 2019, Mrs. Lawrence officially ended her 21-year tenure.

The York County SPCA is utilizing this opportunity to strengthen our relationship with local police departments and municipalities to ensure that any animal(s) subject to neglect or abuse can seek refuge at our shelter.  This will be made possible by your police department contacting an SPCA Field Services Agent should officers come across any animal(s) in need of removal from a property where an officer is investigating a report of abuse or neglect. If you know of an animal that is currently experiencing abuse or neglect, please contact your local police and they will respond.

The York County SPCA is actively searching for Mrs. Lawrence’s replacement as Humane Society Police Officer. We understand this search may extend to mid-year 2020, due to the limited pool of currently sworn in and trained Pennsylvania Humane Society Police Officers and the limited availability of Humane Officer training. For instance, there was only one Humane Society Police Officer training scheduled in 2019.

The entire York County SPCA staff will miss Nicole. She is a pillar in our community and takes with her a wealth of animal welfare and rescue knowledge. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact York County SPCA Executive Director Steven Martinez at 717-764-6109 ext. 126.

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