PO Box 277
Lahaska, PA 18931
1665 Street Road
(note: use New Hope as the town for GPS directions)
24-Hour Emergency Phone:
Monday - Friday: 10:00 to 4:00
Tuesday - 10:00 to 7:00
Saturday - 10:00 to 3:00
Sunday - 11:00 to 2:00
60 Reservoir Rd.
Quakertown, PA 18951
Monday - Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Thursday: 10am to 7pm
Beginning a Second Century of Service to the Animals and People of our Community...
The Bucks County SPCA employs all available means to prevent and alleviate the suffering of animals including the enforcement and improvement of the state's anti-cruelty laws, the education of our community about animal welfare issues, and the sheltering and humane care of stray and unwanted animals and animals who come to us as the result of cruelty investigations. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and are not a branch of any national or local Humane Society or SPCA. We accept any domestic animal at no cost to municipalities or individuals, and our work is supported by your donations rather than by tax dollars. We are proud to serve the animals and people of our community and deeply grateful for the generosity that makes our work possible. Please visit our website often to learn about the services we provide, to see what’s new at the shelter, to meet our animals available for adoption, and to find out how you can help. Thank you for stopping by!
What Is the Dog Law?
Dog Law affects all of Pennsylvania's dog owners. People call the Bucks County SPCA sometimes and ask what we can do about a dog that runs loose frequently. Could we fine the people? Allowing a dog to run loose is a violation of the Dog Law. It’s time for a short course...
It's easy to become frustrated with the legislative process, but Executive Director Anne Irwin has seen first hand over and over again how individual calls and letters can have a powerful impact in moving important changes in the laws to protect animals. Anne is Vice President and Legislative Chair of the Federated Humane Societies of PA. Their top legislative priority in this session is to pass SB 510. In her recent letter to senators she said:
"SB 510 will accomplish something that has been a goal of the Federated Humane Societies of PA since its first meeting in 1906, which is to effectively end live pigeon shoots, by making it a crime to tether or launch animals to be shot at. The bill is carefully worded so that it will not affect sport hunting allowed by the Game Commission. As humane societies our primary goal is prevention of cruelty, not prosecution. SB 510 is consistent with our mission. This law will prevent the suffering of thousands of animals by making it clear that the events cannot be held."
Pigeon shoots take place in Bucks County at the Philadelphia Gun Club, and at other locations around the state. You can help move this long sought legislation by calling your own state Senator in Harrisburg and asking his or her support. Find out who your own senator is at www.legis.state.pa.us. You can also read a copy of the bill on this site. Legislators listen to their own constituents and your call will count.
Bucks County SPCA's Puppy and Dog Obedience Classes are happening right now!. Register online and start class within the week with this "no wait" class. Our dog classes are open enrollment which means you register for class, attend an orientation class without your dog (available three days a week) and get started on the next day we hold class. We have three days/times to pick from at two locations. Puppy class is held once weekly every week. Go to our Public Class page to read all about it and register today!
While many shelters share a common name, such as SPCA or Humane Society, they are most often independent of one another. The Bucks County SPCA is not a branch or chapter of the ASPCA, the PSPCA, or any other national, state, or local animal welfare organization. Donations sent to national organizations who regularly advertise on television do not trickle down to the Bucks County SPCA. Only donations made specifically to the Bucks County SPCA benefit us. If you would like to support your local animals and your local shelters in Lahaska and Quakertown, we hope you'll think about the Bucks County SPCA!