2017 Year In Review
2017 SPCA Year In Review
In 2017, the SPCA of Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke Counties helped 493 cats, 333 dogs, and 49 other animals through our Admissions Center which is located at 111 Featherbed Lane in Winchester, VA.
The Admissions Center is a limited admission public source shelter which serves the citizens and pets of the City of Winchester. The SPCA partners with local animal control to offer a safe space for animals in transition that are lost, neglected, abused, or abandoned. When space allows, the SPCA Admissions Center also serves as a destination shelter for animals in other bordering Virginia localities who would otherwise be at risk.
Seventeen percent of the animals served at the Admission Center were reunited with their families. Seventy one percent were transferred to other facilities and animal welfare organizations. Six percent (54) were still being treated in the Admissions Center as of December 31, 2017.
Most of those transfers went to our very own Rockaplenty Adoption Center. Our Adoption Center is a private shelter which is located at 111 Featherbed Lane. The adoption center opened in 2015. Through the adoption center, the SPCA helped 419 cats, 177 dogs, and 23 other animals. Twelve percent of those animals were transferred to other animal welfare organizations and 71% (495) were adopted. The remaining 7% (17) were still in shelter as of December 31, 2017.
The SPCA also offers programs through the Rockaplenty Adoption Center. In 2017, 90 families received assistance through the SPCA’s pet food pantry that helps people and pets in crisis.
The SPCA of Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke Counties ended the year with a phenomenal overall live release rate of 97%. This would not have been possible without your support. We thank you. To everyone who adopted, thank you. To each family that took the time to reclaim their pet, thank you. To every donor; thank you for each dollar and every bag of food. To everyone who stops by to walk the dogs and spend time with our kitties, thank you. To every other animal welfare organization that took one of our animals into your care, thank you. To every foster family, thank you.
We know that 2018 will be another life saving year at the SPCA. We will be offering new volunteer and foster programs this year. We will also be partnering with several new community partners. If you haven’t stopped in to meet our new team, please know that you are welcome here. We can’t wait to show you around.
It’s a New Day at the SPCA,
Lavenda L. Denney