Adoption Fees

Any and all fees are subject to change at any time with or without notice.

Effective Jan 1, 2016:
$55.00 for already neutered or spayed cats.
$45.00 for un-neutered or un-spayed
Fees include Feline Leukemia and AIDS
veterinarian style testing, plus worming and shots, PA State sales tax..
(Rabies vaccine must be obtained by the owner after adoption.)

Effective May 15, 2017:
Schuylkill County and Non-county Residents:
$300 for puppies 8 weeks to 4 months of age
$200 for all other dogs

The adoption fee for a dog includes PA State sales tax. NOTE: Rabies vaccine must be obtained by the owner after adoption, the shelter does not provide a rabies shot.

Non-Schuylkill County Residents:
All Non-Schuylkill (Out of Area) potential adopters are REQUIRED to complete and submit our Prescreen Form.

IMPORTANT: We DO NOT REFUND FEES if you return an animal – no exceptions.

Information Regarding Adoption FEES:

Why do you charge a fee at all? isn’t it just better to find the animal a home?
Fees help to cover many costs incurred upon intake which include, but are not limited to: distemper and bordetella vaccines, worming, spaying and neutering if not already altered, feline leukemia testing, food, shelter, and veterinary care, state sales tax. Often animals that come to us are in very poor health and require extensive veterinary care or they are here as a result of an extensive rescue effort. The cost of spaying and neutering has skyrocketed. The cost to care for each individual animal increases every day they are at our facility. The current fees either barely cover or do not nearly cover the cost to the shelter to protect, feed, and care for each pet under our roof, especially if spaying/neutering or other medical care is involved or the animal is here for awhile before getting adopted. The Hillside SPCA is otherwise funded only by donations, we do not receive funds from any national humane organization or SPCA, either, and in fact, are not affiliated with ANY other SPCA, or Humane Society, local, state, or national. Adoption fees help us cover the extensive cost of running a shelter the size of Hillside (close to ONE MILLION DOLLARS annually.)

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