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2020 Dog Walking Classes
Dog Walker Training 2020
Volunteers are needed to walk all of the dogs in our kennel every day. This is a huge task, and requires many volunteers, including perhaps you! Dog walkers must be minimum 18 years old. Currently we are experiencing a shortage of walkers for the big dogs in the main kennel so there are classes scheduled for the “BIG”dogs only. If you have the confidence, fitness, and willingness, we can train you for the large dogs in our kennel. Some of these dogs will pull and are not accustomed yet to walk politely on a leash. There is no fee to register for the class nor for the four training sessions, and volunteers will receive a free t-shirt. Please plan to attend all four classes in a session, although instructors will be able to accommodate you if have a schedule conflict. Our experience is that volunteers who become successful walkers are those who are fit and can easily walk several miles. Dog walking is very satisfying and you are enriching the lives of these dogs and you are making them more adoptable. And you will get some great exercise! This is the schedule for our upcoming classes:
Fridays 12 – 3 pm, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, and 4/10
Sundays 11 am – 2 pm, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, and 5/17
Tuesdays 5:30 – 7:30 pm, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, and 6/23
Wednesdays 12 – 3 pm, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, and 8/5
Thursdays 5:30 – 7:30 pm, 8/20, 8/27, 9/3, and 9/10
Mondays 12 – 3 pm, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, and 10/5
Saturdays 2 – 4 pm, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, and 10/31
To register for any of these sessions, please complete an application www.ycspca.org/volunteer-application/
If you have any questions about the dog walker training, please email Sara Hunt at email@example.com
Trapping Cats in Winter Months
Please check out our write up here about how to trap cats in the cold weather and a related wish list. If you are interested in supporting with our TNR efforts, please view our Amazon wish list which has been update to include TNR supplies. Thank you for your support through donations and caring for outdoor cats in York County!
Pit Bull Awareness Apparel
October is Pit Bull Awareness month! Aside from spreading all things wiggle butts, big smiles, and zoomies, we have created an apparel line so you can sport pitties all year-round. Total Identity Solutions has crafted the design and agreed to donate 50% of sales to the York County SPCA! How awesome!? Sweatshirts, t-shirts, terry hoodies, and more. Shop our custom Pit Bull Awareness apparel HERE! All orders are placed online and shipped directly to you. Thank you for your support!
Out of County Feline news
Everyone who works at the York County SPCA wants to care for all animals; however, we must operate in a responsible and sustainable way – and we must prioritize York County residents. Lately, the York County SPCA has been receiving an unusually high volume of people and animals from OUTSIDE of York County. This is overwhelming our facility, staff and resource capabilities. Due to those reasons we are unable to house out of county animals at this time. Please refer to the list of resources below for guidance in how to handle a stray or surrendered animal if outside of York County:
If you have the means to help support us during this unusual seasonal demand, you can make a contribution by clicking on the following link: https://www.ycspca.org/donate/
* Heavenly Paws (York)
* Loving Care Cat Rescue (York)
* All About The Kitties (Spring Grove, PA)
* Animal Rescue, Inc (New Freedom)
* Columbia Animal Shelter (Columbia, PA)
* Pet Pantry (Lancaster)
* Kitty Colony (Lancaster)
* Centerville Pet Rescue (Lancaster)
* PAWS of PA (Harrisburg Area)
* Castaway Critters (Harrisburg)
* Furry Friends Network (Carlisle)
email link: https://furryfriendsnetwork.com/contact-us/
Fur-Ever Loved (Carlisle)
* Humane Society of Harrisburg Area (Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, and Northern York Counties)
* Forever Love Rescue (Gettysburg, PA)
* The Grannie Project (Southeastern, PA)
* Wanna Be Pet Rescue (Mount Carmel, PA)
* Better Days Animal League (Shippensburg, PA)
* Feline Rescue Association (Baltimore)
Spay/Neuter Surgical Center Closed 9/25-9/27
Reminder: Our Spay and Neuter Surgical Center will be closed 9/25, 9/26, 9/27. We will reopen Monday 9/30 at 7 am.
Welcome Steven Martinez!
Welcome new Executive Director, Steven Martinez!
With almost ten years of non-profit experience, Martinez most recently held the role of Communications Director with the Community Action Association of Pennsylvania (CAAP). Here he led the organization in advocacy roles, communication strategy, special events, and administration.
“Our Board of Directors and Search Committee aimed to identify a candidate who would be visionary, inspiring, strategic, and mission focused,” said Jane Davis, president of the Board of Directors. “Steven possess not only those attributes, but also is a strong communicator and will be able to tell the story and share the passion of our organization. I commend the Search Committee for their tireless efforts in finding and securing the ideal candidate for this role.”
Martinez holds a Master of Business Administration, with an entrepreneurship concentration, from Loyola University Chicago, and his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University. In addition, his skills include developing revenue models and financial analysis, managing community partners, and understanding the value of an effective outreach and marketing strategy.
“I am elated to accept this position,” shared Martinez. “The opportunity to lead an organization that aligns with my professional experience, and passion for the wellbeing of animals is exciting.”
Martinez is the proud adopter of three dogs, three cats, and six chickens. He resides in Harrisburg with his wife.
Small Animal Foster Homes Wanted
Want to help the York County SPCA by providing a caring and enriching environment to our small animals? We want you! Please view the small animal foster application below. Thank you for your interest in helping the homeless pets of York County!Submit a Small Animal Foster Application Online
York Revolution-exciting partnership!
The York County SPCA is thrilled to announce we will be embarking (pun intended!) on a new partnership with the York Revolution. Boomer, the SPCA alum and current Team Dog of ten years, will be retiring at the end of the 2019 baseball season. We have found another team dog, an SPCA rescue, Blu to take over as the new team dog for next season. Check out the most recent article about Blu and Boomer here York Daily Record 8/30/2019 article.
Want to join in on the fun and send Boomer off with well wishes? Join us at the Rev’s stadium on September 22nd at 1 pm for a dog friendly game and retirement party! 50% of tickets sales will go to our shelter! Ticket sales link below. Hope to see you all, and your pups, there!
Facebook event: Boomer’s retirement party
Tales for Tails Fall 2019 Schedule
The York County SPCA Tales for Tails program is for kids in Kindergarten-6th grade. This is a wonderful program for our dogs and readers. It provides kids with a judgement free zone to practice reading while giving a calm and quiet few hours to our dogs. Please sign up each participating child using one sign up box per child. Children are encouraged to bring their own book(s) and blanket or towel to sit on, but we will provide these items for you in the lobby.
We hope to see you in our kennels, curled up with a good book and a great dog.
Clear the Shelters
Join the York County SPCA as we participate in Clear the Shelters-a nationwide adoption drive aimed at, you guessed it, clearing our shelter! This is our first year participating, and we will be doing so by honoring half priced adoptions from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, August 17th. Please get your application in ahead of time so we can work to approved it. Same Day Adoptions are only available with a pre-approved application. New Applications will not be reviewed this day. We have over 100 available animals waiting to home with you.
Everything you need to know about meet and greets, events, how to pick your new family member can be found here!
Our Satellite adoption centers are also participating by honoring half priced adoptions but their hours are different than the main shelter. Please see the discussion portion on the Facebook event page for details of hours, available animals, and more! Facebook Event Link
Satellites adoption centers: Pet Smart Hanover, Pet Smart Hanover, Petco East York, and Pet Valu Etters.
Let’s make August 17th the first day of our shelter pet’s new life!