We are a truly unique animal shelter.
We are a very busy shelter with many animals
in residence; our population can, and does, vary with the seasons,
often increasing during spring and summer due to an explosion in
unwanted animals caused by the failure of owners to spay and neuter and
owners surrendering their pets because they are going on vacation or
"busy". In addition to cats, dogs, puppies, and kittens, we often also
provide shelter for rabbits, guinea pigs and more.
Many shelters put a strict time limit on how
long they will allow an animal to be in the shelter before euthanizing
them. The Hillside SPCA does not. We have some residents here at
the shelter who have been with us for years, even their entire lives.
No animal at the Hillside SPCA is ever put to death for being here "too
The animals here are NEVER sentenced to life
in a kennel as in some shelters. Dogs can run and play in a large
fenced-in area and cats have large "condos" and enclosed extended rooms
so that they can socialize and safely enjoy "the outdoors".
Our outstanding adoption rate allows us to
take in unwanted animals without putting a time limit on them, but the
current unrelenting stream of unwanted, abused, and homeless animals
arriving to take the place of those adopted stretches our resources.
The Hillside SPCA is able to keep our doors
open for the animals who need us only through donations from our
supporters. The shelter does not receive government funds, nor is it
affiliated with any national organization. Monetary, pet food,
and supply donations are always welcome and deeply appreciated!
If you would like to volunteer, we encourage
you to donate your time to help make the day brighter for a homeless
We participate in the Snuggles Project