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Bucks County SPCA. Since its inception, the Bucks County SPCA has rescued and re-homed animals in need, from Bristol to Springfield and everywhere in between. In 1912, the Bucks County SPCA was established as an independent animal welfare agency with a budget of $2,000.

In the early years, BCSPCA founder Knickerbacker Davis and Agent Walter Tryon crisscrossed the county by motorcycle responding to emergencies and investigating reported cases of animal cruelty. In the depths of the depression, the BCSPCA received help from the community to continue its work. In 1930 the first shelter was built; and Mr. and Mrs. David N. Fell, of Spring Valley, presented the first animal ambulance, shown here in front of 75 E. Ashland St., Doylestown.

A few years later, BCSPCA built its new facility in Lahaska in the center of the county, expanding its work to include the sheltering and placement of animal. Educational work was conducted in schools and through groups of young people throughout the county. The organization quickly outgrew its first building at Lahaska, and the shelter was doubled in size in 1958. In 1973, the SPCA saved 1,800 Green Stamps to get a 2-way radio for its ambulance. Expansions followed throughout the years, most recently with a major enlargement of the clinic in 2017 and then renovations to the dog and small animal adoption wing competed in 2022.

The mission of today’s Bucks County SPCA is to assist animals in need and prevent suffering through rescue, re-homing, cruelty investigation and prosecution, and community outreach

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