Pope Memorial SPCA has a variety of service geared toward pets and their owners.
Pet Therapy Program
It is well known that people experience warmth, love, companionship and acceptance through interaction with companion animals. Our “pet therapy” program gives those in area hospitals, nursing homes and other caring facilities who are unable to have their own animals the opportunity to spend time with pets. The pet therapy program is a wonderful bonding experience for volunteers and their pets and provides great emotional support to all those in participating facilities.
Humane Education Program
One of our most important services is providing humane education both in the community at large and in local schools. It is our belief that the education of children and adults is the key to preventing cruelty and neglect of animals and can also move our community closer to a solution for animal overpopulation. Staff and qualified volunteers present educational programs on a wide range of topics, including responsible pet ownership and care, safety (such as dog bite prevention) and the importance of spaying and neutering. The shelter regularly participates in community events with educational displays and information booths
Low-Cost Rabies/Microchip Clinics
We offer low-cost rabies/microchip clinic for both cats and dogs throughout the year. The clinic is made possible through the assistance of area veterinarians. In conjunction with low-cost rabies/microchip clinic, we offer low-cost identification tags. We recommend that all pets have a microchip and identification tag, a microchip and identification tag allows for a quick return of a lost pet.
Reading Tails Program
The mission of Reading Tails is to assist children with literacy skills. Children are given the opportunity to share a book with a registered pet therapy dog and their owner. The concept of a child reading to a canine friend incorporates a child’s love of animals and his or her desire to read.
Pet Food Pantry
We are happy to assist pet owners who need temporary help feeding their pets. Pet owners may stop by the shelter to receive pet food. Pet owners will be asked a few simple questions to be sure we are helping those who are in most need of this program.
Party Animals Birthday
Celebrate your child’s birthday at our facility. Share your child’s passion for pets with their friends by touring our facility and playing with some of our furry friends! Learn more by downloading our Party Animal Birthday Flier here!