Council Presents Check to Bucks SPCA for its Animal Related Efforts
Bristol Borough Council at Monday night’s meeting presented a check to support the efforts of the Bucks County SPCA.
The private non profit is funded by donations and as suck seeks to raise funds through various efforts throughout Bucks County.
Executive Director Linda Reider said everything we do for animals and their families is funded through donations.
Every year we visit the localities we serve and share data the SPCA collected for the previous year, she said, added the organizations efforts are in coordination with the borough animal control officer who we accept animal from 24/7 she said.
The animal friendly organization investigates animal cruelty-neglect claims, responding to about 500 reports in Bucks County last year Reider said. There were 15 animals removed from borough homes due to cruelty investigations under warrant this year she said. The organization actually investigated 11 cases; two abandonment’s, one dog law violation, one feral cat colony, six neglect reports, and one report of physical abuse.
In its efforts to help locals feed their animals, SPCA provided about 2000 pounds of food for animals to be distributed in the community also.
To spay and or neuter a cat it costs $45 which is a savings, she said.
There is a free behavior helpline for those facing challenges with their animals is free to anyone
“I feel like what we do is help the community stay safe because many of the animals we deal with are friendly and many of them are not…we can pretty much handle anything,” she said.
The organization has a 94 percent live release rate, qualifying them as a no kill shelter and they spend approximately $650 dollars per animal for care and services taken in.
We’re proud of the work we do here in Bristol, Reider said
Council Vice President Betty Rodriguez then presented the check of $500 to Reider on behalf of the Council.
Reider was grateful for the donation, applauding Council’s effort to work with Bucks County SPCA.
“We thank you for everything you do for our town,” Rodriguez said when presenting the donation,
For more information on the many animal friendly initiatives offered by the organization that’s been serving communities and the animals living in them, please click here
The Bucks County SPCA assists animals in need and prevents suffering through rescue, rehoming, cruelty investigation and prosecution, and community outreach