The Bucks County SPCA is an independent, non-profit organization, incorporated in 1912 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is not a branch of any other organization and it is not supported by tax dollars. Its purpose is to enforce the anti-cruelty laws of the State, to educate, and to employ all available means to prevent and alleviate the suffering of animals within the County of Bucks. The Bucks County SPCA is dedicated to the welfare of all animals and is supported solely by donations.
The Bucks County SPCA was chartered with the purpose of providing effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the county of Bucks, for the enforcement of cruelty laws in our county and to educate our community members about companion animal issues and care. Since our incorporation in 1912, we have expanded our purposes to include the sheltering of stray or unwanted animals, placing all adoptable animals into permanent homes, and working with our state legislature to improve upon Pennsylvania's Animal Laws.
Board of Directors
The Bucks County SPCA is governed by a dedicated Board of Directors, listed below:
- Marcia G. Hill, President
- Nancy D. Holland, Vice President
- Brian R. Price, Vice President
- Linda A. Gillette, Secretary
- Diane B. Glossman CFA, Treasurer
- Debra C. Andrews
- Richard H. Elliott
- Cheri Hutchinson Freeh, CPA, CGMA
- Erik Garton, PE
- Kay Hastings
- James S. "Woody" Kiel, Jr.
- M. Carole Knight
- William L. Marshall, CFP®
- John A. Merritt
- Eric R. Tobin
- Anne Irwin, Executive Director