LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — The Lancaster County SPCA announced Tuesday it is going out of business.
The non-profit shelter blames a failed business model and lack of funds.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Legislators Introduce Break The Cycle Of Violence Act To Get More Funding To Fight Philadelphia Crime
Tuesday, July 25, will be the last day LCSPCA will accept owner-surrendered pets and stray cats.
After Tuesday, the shelter will only accept stray dogs brought in by police officers from contracted municipalities and the City of Lancaster.READ MORE: Study: Pennsylvania Among Most Effective States At Combatting COVID-19
In the meantime, adoption fees for dogs are reduced to $100 and all other animals will be free. Adopters will still need to complete the adoption process.
LCSPCA will also be placing animals with other shelters and rescues.MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Update: Will You Get A Fourth Relief Payment?
There is no date set for when the shelter will completely shut down, but officials say it will likely be sometime in August.