Bucks County SPCA Private Non-Profit Serving
Bucks County Since 1912
24 Hour Emergency Phone: 215.794.7425

What happens to kittens brought to the BCSPCA?

Kittens in a basketWhat happens to kittens brought to the Bucks County SPCA?

· Intake exam – Each one is examined by our veterinary team when they arrive

· Foster care – Most kittens are quickly sent into foster care where they can get lots of personal attention from their foster parent and ongoing medical care from the SPCA

· Sick kitten recovery – Some kittens are cared for in the kitten recovery rooms at our shelters under the watchful eyes of our veterinary team

· Adoption prep – Once kittens are big enough, we prepare them for adoption, including: remaining vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery and microchipping

· Adoption! – Once available for adoption, kittens are listed on our website and moved to our cat adoption rooms at the shelters. Kittens move fast, often finding a new home the same day they go up for adoption!

Bucks County SPCA Learns New Tricks During the Pandemic

We didn’t expect a pandemic. Neither did the animals.

From families struggling to feed themselves and their pets, to people dealing with problem pets at home, to animals left homeless due to unimaginable human hardships… the demand for the life-saving services of the Bucks County SPCA didn’t take a break last year. We had to learn new ways of working and meeting our mission, and we did!

Help for struggling families with pets

We collected and distributed thousands of pounds of pet food and supplies to hard-hit families who needed help providing the basics for their pets. With logistical support from our wonderful volunteers, we continue to make regular donations to several food pantry partners across Bucks County.

Flourishing foster program helping the most vulnerable

We moved foster training online. The change resulted in a record-breaking 128 new foster homes. They gave 588 animals the individual attention and TLC needed to thrive and be placed for adoption.

Free Pet Behavior Helpline launched

We launched our FREE service for Bucks County residents in June and by year’s end had handled 114 calls for help! Call or email today for practical professional guidance from our director of animal behavior: behavior@bcspca.org or 215-795-7425 x113.

Adoptions-by-Appointment makes your shelter visit a great experience

COVID forced our shelters to move all services, including adoptions, to an appointment basis. Adopters love it! You get plenty of 1-on-1 time with animals and our helpful staff. View our available animals and learn about scheduling an appointment.

Animals rescued from cruelty and neglect

Pandemic or not, out humane police officers were on the road all year responding to 437 complaints of suspected animal cruelty or neglect. For the 272 animals rescued through their investigations, the call to our hotline likely saved their lives. Report suspected cruelty by calling 215-794-7425.

Addressing cat overpopulation in Bucks County

We provided subsidized spay/neuter surgery for 519 community-owned cats, despite the temporary pause in surgeries mandated by the government. Several large trap-neuter-return efforts continue through the winter. Act now to avoid unwanted litters of kittens this spring! Contact our clinic to learn more: 215-622-0003.

You can help animals in need: adopt, volunteer, or donate. If you or someone you know is unable to care for your pet, please contact the SPCA for help.