What services does the SPCA offer?


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Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or SPCA, organizations offer services such as low-cost spay, neuter and vaccination clinics, animal shelters and pet adoption services. Specific services vary by organization.

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What services does the SPCA offer?
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Some SPCA animal shelters take animals that families can no longer care for and put them up for adoption to a new home. While some shelters are no-kill, many organizations tend to euthanize an animal if it is not adopted. They may work with local animal control agencies that bring in stray or lost animals. Other organizations, such as the SPCA of Wake County have a holding center that helps reunite stray or lost pets with their owners.

Pet behavior training may be available for owners of adopted pets. This allows owners to correct negative behavior and keep the animal in their home. These services may be free or low-cost. Low cost euthanasia services may be offered to help low-income families make the humane decision to euthanize an older or ill pet. Some SPCAs may offer cremation services or accept deceased pets for disposal.

Animal cruelty investigators are employed by some organizations, such as the SPCA of Texas. They investigate complaints of abuse or neglect, and rescue these animals when necessary. Social service programs, such as education presentations for school children and pet grief counseling are sometimes available.

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