SURRENDERING AN ANIMAL IS A DIFFICULT DECISION

The Brandywine Valley SPCA offers a variety of medical, behavior & financial resources to help families keep their pets at home. See how we can help below.

We understand that occasionally circumstances arise that make keeping your pet an impossibility.  Surrendering an animal is a difficult decision, and the Brandywine Valley SPCA hopes that pet owners within the community consider all options prior to bringing an animal to our shelter.  Being an open admissions shelter, we do provide services for all animals within our contracted areas, but in order to make responsible choices, we must consider factors such as animal health and temperament when deciding if an animal is adoptable.  Our primary concerns are the well-being of the animal, but also the safety of the community.

Please contact our Intake Coordinator to make an appointment to surrender your pet; we will do our best to help in any way during this difficult time.

Pennsylvania: (610) 692-6113

New Castle, DE: (302) 516-1005

Georgetown, DE: (302) 856-6361

Medical Resources

The cost of medical care for a pet can be quite a burden, especially given today’s economy.  In hopes of lessening that burden, the Brandywine Valley SPCA’s Animal Health Centers offers low-cost veterinary care and preventative medicine for pet owners in the community. We also provide affordable spay and neuter resources at the Muhly Spay/Neuter Clinic in Malvern, PA, and the Spay/Neuter Clinics in New Castle and Georgetown, DE, to eliminate the possibility of accidental and/or unwanted litters. Please contact our office at (610) 482-4289 (PA) or (302) 516-1004 (DE) to schedule an appointment today!  All proceeds from the Animal Health Center as well as our Spay/Neuter Clinics benefit the mission and programs of the Brandywine Valley SPCA.

Food Resources

Henry’s Cupboard is here to help!  Launched in January of 2015, the Brandywine Valley SPCA offers free food assistance for pet owners living below the poverty line.  We provide food for both dogs and cats and will also counsel on affordable vaccines as well as spay/neuter services.  Our goal is dispensing accessible food and enabling families to stay together.

Home-to-Home Pet Surrender Option

Brandywine Valley SPCA is working with getyourpet.com, a new home-to-home adoption resource that provides a less stressful alternative to surrendering a pet to a shelter. This online community directly connects people who need to give up a pet with people who want to adopt a pet.

Disaster Preparedness

Disaster preparedness is something to keep in mind when owning a pet, and the American Red Cross is a beneficial site with regard to pet and disaster safety.

Red Cross Disaster Preparedness