Best Friends Animal Society
Saving lives in Adams County
You can make a difference in the lives of animals in your community.
Last year, hundreds of thousands of loving dogs and cats were killed in shelters like the ones here in Adams County, just because they didn’t have a safe place to call home.

But you can change that. Adams County SPCA here in Pennsylvania has partnered with Best Friends to create the Adams County satellite foster program, which is focused on saving lives by increasing kitten and cat fostering.

You, too, can foster, adopt, volunteer and advocate for the animals. Working together, we’ll create better lives for Adams County cats and a happier, healthier community for both people and pets.

Adams County

Adopt to help save lives

When you adopt a cat who’s been patiently waiting for a place to call home, you’re not only saving a life.

You’re making space in the shelter for other homeless cats in Adams County and giving them a chance to grow, thrive and find families of their very own. You might not feel like a hero, but to one animal, you’re the entire world.

Adopt a Cat

If you see a cat you’d like to meet, complete the adoption survey, specifying the particular pet you are interested in meeting.

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Volunteer to help save lives

Passionate, caring people like you who volunteer to help the animals are the heartbeat of our organization here in Adams County.

Whether you volunteer locally, help transport pets across the country for adoption or lend a hand from home via one of our national volunteer opportunities, you can make a tremendous difference in the lives of homeless pets.

Questions about volunteering? Please call 929-292-8304.

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Foster: open your heart and home

When you foster a cat or kitten in Adams County, you’re not only providing a safe and loving place for a pet to learn and grow, you’re helping to make room for more animals in the shelter.

Fostering an adoptable animal in your home, even for just a few nights, is a great way to help save a homeless pet’s life. Best Friends is in need of foster homes to temporarily care for cats and kittens while they await transport to an adoptive home.

Providing love and a safe space for them is all that is required. All supplies, including food, and medical care will be provided. You’ll have 24/7 access to support and mentorship while the cat or kitten is in your care.

Have you fostered for Best Friends before? Please fill out the on-deck survey.

For questions about fostering, please email us directly at fosteradamsco@bestfriends.org.

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Events: make a difference for pets

Have fun and connect with fellow animal lovers through a variety of local and national events, big and small.

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Strut Your Mutt
No matter where you call home, you can join us October 22 for our virtual Strut Your Mutt Day, a fundraising event for everyone.

Find a Best Friends Network partner near you

The Best Friends Network is made up of thousands of public and private shelters, rescue groups, spay/neuter organizations and other animal welfare groups, all working to save the lives of dogs and cats in communities like yours across the country.

Each and every one of our network partners needs caring people like you to adopt, foster, donate, volunteer and advocate to help save the lives of pets where you live.

Find a network partner near you today:

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Contact us

Best Friends in Adams County
332-262-2059
fosteradamsco@bestfriends.org