Note: Adoption fees are subject to change at any time with or without
notice. Contact the shelter for the latest information on fees.
$50.00 for already neutered or spayed cats.
Un-neutered or un-spayed, $40.00
Fees include Feline Leukemia and AIDS
veterinarian style testing, plus worming and shots.
(Rabies vaccine must be obtained by the owner after adoption.)
Schuylkill County and Non-county Residents:
March 1, 2011 the adoption fee for a dog is $125. This includes
spayed/neutered dogs, puppies, and dogs that are not yet altered at the
time of adoption (like a puppy or a dog just recently taken in). If you
adopt any dog that is not yet spayed/neutered, you will get
$30.00 refunded after verified proof of mandatory
neutering or spaying. (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
Regarding Adoption FEES:
Question: 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 bordatella vaccines, worming, spaying
and neutering if not already altered, feline leukemia testing, food,
shelter, and veterinary care. Often animals that come to us are
not in good 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, in fact, are not affiliated with
ANY other SPCA, or Humane Society. Adoption fees help us cover the
extensive cost of running a shelter the size of Hillside (close to ONE
MILLION DOLLARS annually)
IMPORTANT: We DO NOT REFUND FEES if you return an animal - no exceptions.