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After 47 years a Pennsylvania shelter is empty!

All dogs and cats were adopted at the shelter right before Christmas.

Adams County SPCA

Gettysburg, PA

December 22 was a great day for the Adams County SPCA! 

Two weeks ago our kennels were almost filled, now we don't have any dogs in the building at all! (We have one cat that recently came in as a stray.) This is the first time in 47 YEARS that the Adams County SPCA is empty let alone at Christmas time. It is a true miracle!

Our community stepped up once again! 

To say that we are beyond excited is an understatement. The staff and volunteers have worked VERY hard to take care of the animals in our care and to make sure they got adopted to the right homes. This year we have adopted out 598 animals and reunited 125 strays with their owners! 

We thank everyone for their continued support and look forward to new adventures in 2024.

We will soon be pulling animals from other shelters in Pennsylvania in hopes of relieving some of their stress. Right now, we are going to enjoy this accomplishment! 

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