This week, an open-admission animal shelter in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, publicly announced its closure. According to a July 25 press release, the Lancaster County SPCA went out of business because of a failed business model and a lack of funds.
The non-profit animal shelter stated:
Today, Tuesday, July 25, will be the last day LCSPCA will operate as an open-admission shelter – the last day it will accept owner-surrendered pets and stray cats. As of July 26, the shelter will operate in a limited capacity as an animal control facility, accepting only stray dogs brought in by police officers from contracted municipalities and the City of Lancaster.
In an effort to find homes for the animals at the facility, adoption fees for dogs were reduced to $100 and all other pets were free. The announcement brought crowds of potential adopters to the facility.
According to Thursday’s publication of PennLive, every animal has since been adopted. For those concerned about the welfare of the animals, the shelter stated that individuals hoping to take home a new pet were still required to go through the normal adoption process.
The Lancaster County SPCA operated out of the Mary K. Dano Animal Shelter Facility – the city is currently seeking another organization to move into the facility.
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