Our Mission:

The Winchester SPCA provides a safe, nurturing, and temporary environment for homeless animals; facilitates the transition of companion animals to loving homes; promotes spaying and neutering; and educates and advocates for humane treatment and animal care.  We strive to provide programs and initiatives that reduce overpopulation, provide affordable care, increase adoptions, and encourage responsible pet guardianship.

Founded in 1907, the Winchester SPCA supports the residents of Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke County and the area’s homeless and owned pets in a variety of ways.   We offer assistance with low cost spay/neuter and vaccinations of owned pets as well as medical treatment, rehabilitation, and re-homing services for abandoned, lost, and abused animals working in cooperation with the City of Winchester Animal Control.

The Winchester SPCA provides humane education outreach to adults and children throughout its service area and offers hands-on opportunities for volunteers interested in learning more about advocating for animals and humane animal care.

The Winchester SPCA cares for nearly 3,000 animals each year with a dedicated staff of around 15 employees.

Created to off-set costs of shelter animal care, the Winchester SPCA Thrift Shop and Stephens City SPCA Thrift Shop each convert community donations to operating funds to support our life-saving work.  The thrift stores operate with two full-time employees at each location and 7-8 part-time employees.

The Winchester SPCA has recently completed renovation and opening of our new campus expansion at 111 Featherbed Lane – complementing our previous space with a dedicated adoption center, the Rockaplenty Adoption and Education Center.  This expansion allows us to improve our ability to provide safe admittance and housing of Animal Control court cases, medical and rehabilitative care for sick and injured animals, as well as behavioral modification and enrichment to prepare animals for new homes. The Rockaplenty Adoption & Education Center showcases adoptable pets in a bright, friendly environment that is a destination for families seeking a new pet or information on humane animal care.