These cats are either in the care of BCSPCA at one of our shelters (records marked Animal In Custody) or in the care of (or their whereabouts are known by) the person who filed a found pet report with us (records marked Found Report). Click on a picture for more information. If you think one of these animals is your missing pet, please contact BCSPCA immediately. Scroll below for more details.
How long are stray animals held?
Pennsylvania State law does not have a stray holding requirement for cats or other small animals. BCSPCA follows a hold strategy that maximizes positive outcomes for these animals that is based on current best practices in sheltering. For example, litters of young kittens are generally not placed on stray hold, so that they can be placed into foster care immediately. Older kittens and adult cats are held at least two days before being placed for adoption, if healthy and behaviorally sound.
We have no control over animals not in our shelters but currently in the care of a person who found them.
If you believe one of the animals listed above is your pet:
Contact BCSPCA as soon as possible by phone or in person during regular business hours.
We take our role of reuniting pets and owners very seriously. For animals in our shelters, we will ask for the following information to be sure we are returning a pet to their rightful owner:
- Photo ID showing current address
- Proof of ownership such as current pictures, adoption or ownership papers, microchip or other registration ID and/or veterinary records
There will be a reclaim fee that depends on the amount of time your pet has been in our care. In addition to being sheltered and cared for, your pet may have been vaccinated, dewormed, and tested for diseases like heartworm or feline leukemia. Illnesses and injuries may have been treated. We want you pet to get home to you as soon as possible! Payment options for reclaim fees are available. (These requirements do not apply to pets reclaimed outside BCSPCA from an individual who found them.)