SPCA Albrecht Center Has Been Caring for thousands of animals since 1935
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Since 1935, The SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare has been annually caring for and placing thousands of homeless and neglected companion animals. The organization has grown over the course of 80 years, and its’ mission remains the same: to improve the lives of companion animals by re-homing abused, abandoned, and neglected pets while fighting for their well-being through vigorous legislative effort, humane education, and by offering affordable veterinary care for all.
The SPCA Albrecht Center it’s a resource center for both the CSRA’s pet owners and the community’s homeless animals as well as an animal shelter.
The organization originated as a small shelter on Banks MIll Road; a self funded private nonprofit that relies on volunteer’s generosity and donors to carry out everyday operations, that remains the same today. The SPCA does not have government funding from the ASPCA (a separate entity) and has been innovative and resourceful, providing these services to the community, enabling us to expand to our current facility on Willow Run Road.
We began taking in over 1,500 animals per year. working with rescues, law enforcement, legislators and private citizens to protect and save animals’ lives by accepting animals from people and families facing financial hardship, death, debilitating injuries and illness. We started as accepting strays, severely abused and neglected animals from everywhere in the CSRA.
The SPCA also opened the doors to a full-service, affordable Veterinary Care Center:
an internship destination for 4th year veterinary students from around the country.
Two area thrift stores bring in substantial revenues for the organization offering free pick up for large donated items and second Saturday idewalk sales.
Adopted 1,005 homeless pets to their new and loving homes; Cared for 1,143 abandoned and neglected dogs and cats; Reunited 125 pets with their owners; Fostered 160 cats and dogs back to health; Spayed and Neutered 2,808 animals; Trapped, Neutered and Returned 229 community cats; Vaccinated 6,000 pets and shelter animals; Microchipped 2,300 pets and shelter animals; Cared for a total of 10,700 animals through our Veterinary Care Center; Donated over $5,000 in veterinary services to the public; And, saved 98% of the animals we took in. The SPCA’s triumphs are the community’s triumphs and we are honored to be supported by the CSRA community.