Finding a forever home: Danville SPCA
DANVILLE, MONTOUR COUNTY (WBRE / WYOU) – It’s not just cats and dogs who look for loving homes. Animals of all shapes and sizes are cared for at our local shelters. When 28/22 Eyewitness News reporter Madonna Mantione visited the PSPCA Central PA Center in Danville, she found a group working to help our animal friends get a second chance at happy lives.
Nestled in the hills of Montour County, the SPCA Danville Center serves as a refuge for nearly 1,500 animals per year. From hooves to paws, all types of animals take refuge here.
“They come from diverse backgrounds: humane law enforcement, stray animals, owner surrenders,” said Kristen Szwast, site manager, Danville SPCA.
Once taken care of by the SPCA, the animals receive medical attention, rehabilitation and an endless amount of love. It’s all part of the Pennsylvania SPCA’s mission to save animals from cruelty and give them a fresh start.
“When you adopt, you save two lives. You take an animal that needs help and you also open a kennel for an animal that needs help in the future, ”Szwast noted.
At this shelter, adoption fees support a number of community outreach initiatives.
“You also support a non-profit organization that does a great job in the community. We have a humane education that reaches schools and teaches them children and animals, we have a pet pantry for low income families, ”Szwast said.
The Danville SPCA center adopted over 1,000 animals in 2020 and hopes to set a new Szwast record.
Danville PSPCA – 1467 Bloom Rd, Danville, PA 17821 (570) 275-0340