West Chester, PA- January 30, 2023 – The Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) will receive $50,000 in state funding to improve their West Chester shelter and expand their animal veterinary services thanks to State Senator Carolyn Comitta.

“The Brandywine Valley SPCA is a leader in caring for and protecting some of our community’s most vulnerable animals and helping them find loving places to call home,” Comitta said. “With this investment, BVSPCA will be able to reduce costs by offering more on-site services while creating more opportunities for animals to enjoy the outdoors.”

The funding will be used to add an in-house surgery suite, which will allow the shelter to offer onsite spay and neutering, replacing the need to transport animals to the off-site Animal Health Center and expediting recovery time.

The project also calls for building a paved walking path for volunteers and staff to safely walk dogs around the property during any type of weather and increase the opportunities for outdoor play, socialization, and exercise in secure enrichment yards.

Senator Comitta meets two puppies, Mitton and Magnolia, during a recent visit to the Brandywine Valley SPCA. To learn about pets available for adoption through the Brandywine Valley SPCA, bvspca.org.

“We’re grateful for the Senator’s advocacy for homeless pets and her leadership to secure support for these critical projects,” said Adam Lamb, Brandywine Valley SPCA Chief Executive Officer. “The play yard and walking path enhancements make a huge difference in the quality of life for our shelter dogs, and the surgery suite expands our ability to spay/neuter and address the medical needs of the thousands of animals that depend on us each year.”

Previously known as the Chester County SPCA, BVSPCA has been advocating for the humane treatment of our community’s animals since 1929. BVSPCA has since expanded to operating four shelters and Animal Health Centers in Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Each year, BVSPCA cares for nearly 19,000 animals, finding permanent homes and other housing for at least 95% of the animals that come through the shelter.

For more information on the Brandywine Valley SPCA and the pets available for adoption at their shelters, visit their website bvspca.org