Aside from placing homeless animals into forever homes, we devote our resources the following prevention programs to reduce future pet homelessness. Please consider supporting these lifesaving programs so that we can continue our important work as our funds allow.
Through our Transporting Animals Into Loving Situations (TAILS) program, annually, we rescue nearly 2,500 cats and dogs in need from high-risk animal shelters near and far. Because of our vast medical resources, we are able to save animals with special medical needs from an animal shelter where they would otherwise be put down for a lack of space.
Our Humane Society Police Officers work tirelessly to prevent animal cruelty within the 49 municipalities in Delaware County. Annually, these animal heroes investigate more than 1,200 claims of animal cruelty, abuse and neglect. For more information about our Humane Investigations Department or to report an act of cruelty within Delaware County or Chester County, visit our Humane Investigations page.
Pet Food Pantry
When families are struggling financially, feeding pets becomes problematic. Our pet food bank program in conjunction with Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry provides free pet food for up to 400 pets a month to families in need so that they can keep their pets at home versus having to turn them in to an animal shelter. We also provide annual free spay/neuter and vaccinations of the pet pantry clients as well as holiday goodies.
Low-cost Veterinary Services
Wellness Clinics, spay/neuter and lifesaving surgeries and offsite vaccination and microchipping clinics. To learn more, visit our Vet Services page.
Cat Spay Days
In honor of the Humane Society of the United States’ national awareness day, we offer days of drastically subsidized spaying and neutering for owners of in-tact cats throughout and beyond our county, targeting the most in-need, urban areas.
In targeted spay-and-neuter program, we provide Pit Bull owners in Delaware County the opportunity to alter their Pit Bull for just $15. Along with the spay or neuter surgery, the Pit Bulls in this program receive necessary vaccinations, a nail trim, a microchip and a heartworm test. As our resources allow, Fix-a-Bull customers have the chance to enroll in Adore-a-Bull, a comprehensive behavioral and training program targeted at Pit Bull owners, encouraging responsible pet ownership and awareness of this very misunderstood and overpopulated breed.
Smarty Paws Reading Program
This program is geared toward children between the ages of 5-13. The shelter can be a stressful environment for cats. The higher the levels of stress, the more prone a cat is to becoming sick. The sound and interaction of children reading to cats is both soothing and stress-relieving for our homeless cats awaiting homes. Studies have shown that children reading to pets helps with learning disabilities because it provides them with a relaxing, stress and judgment-free outlet for them to practice their reading. In addition to providing an enriching environment for our cats, this program helps promote adoption, encourage treating animals with kindness and the importance of spaying/neutering.