Montgomery County SPCA
19 E Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, PA 19428
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I'm so saddened by the story I just read below and am also sad to share that we received the same "he's so cute and should have no trouble being adopted" line. We are moving and could not bring our cat with us that we've had for eight years. It's horrible but left with no other options we took him to the spca and were assured we could call everyday and he would go right out for adoption. We dropped him off along with all his favorite toys, food, litter, litter box, treats and carrier so that he would feel more comfortable. The girl checking us in told us she would give him his food. We were also told we could check in everyday and that they had an 80% adoption rate. The next day-not even a full 24 hours later my husband called to check in. The staff told my husband that our cat was being "belligerent" and attacking all the staff. My husband tried to explain to the staff that this is the first time he's been in a placement like this and I'm sure he's feeling anxious. The manager was extremely rude and told my husband we had to come and pick him up because he's clearly not "adoptable". Upon arriving, the staff informed my husband that they threw away all his toys, treats and food that we left for him, so they basically lied about him having access to them. Also when the brought our cat out they dropped the carrier on the floor (which was not the carrier we dropped him off in) and didn't say a word to my husband. Our poor cat looked horrific and smelled terrible! Needless to say it was a blessing in disguise that we were able to get him back before anything else happened. I don't understand how after 12 hours you can make a judgement call on whether or not a cat is adoptable when he's in a new place, doesn't have access to anything that's familiar to him and is around human beings that clearly don't care. I would never, EVER recommend this place to anyone!!! To make matters worse we then had to go out and buy all new things for him. Worst place ever!!!
We were lied to by not one but several members of the staff at this location. We had brought our cat there with the hopes of her finding a new loving family. She was just over 1 year old and was a beautiful, very loving little girl. It broke our hearts to have to give her up but one of our older cats was not as accepting of her and therefore it became a very tense situation for the two of them. After attempting to fix their relationship and trying to get her adopted by friends for over 6 months, we came to the tough decision to give her up in hopes she would have a happy stress-free life with a new family. When I called here, they assured me she would be well taken care of and that, and I quote, "we never euthanize animals due to space issues". We were also assured by the same individual that they had plenty of space anyway. When we took her there, we found out that was a complete lie. Not only were they having space issues but they also euthanize animals regularly because of it. Having reservations, we were then reassured by the lady at the front desk that they all have a fair chance to get adopted and that she was quote "young and cute and should have no problems getting adopted". We were also given a number to call to check on her daily and were told we would be informed if she was scheduled to be put down and therefore we could come and pick her up before that should occur. We called everyday. The first day we called they said she was doing fine and was still going through the intake process. We were later informed that that too was a lie as the intake process takes minutes not days. When we called the second day we were told they couldn't give us her information and we would have to call back the next day and speak to the manager. I called first thing the next day. They had euthanized her on her second day there. There was nothing humane about how she was treated. She was given less than 2 days to be adopted, one of which we were told she was not even out on the adoption floor. When we were understandably horrified and livid by the news, we were then blamed by the woman on the phone saying that we were the ones who dropped her off there, it was our fault and if we didn't want that to happen we should have never brought her there. She was there for two days. I am sharing this story because what happened to her was no better than the cruelty this association is supposed to prevent. I also want people to be aware of the death sentence they are giving any animals they take there in hopes to find them a better life. We have to live with this mistake that we made trying to be good people. No one else should have to live with that. If you really care for your animal, don't take them here. But by all means adopt as many as you can to save them from the certain death they face at this facility.
This is a wonderful place. Depending on who is working you might have a fantastic experience, or might be left wondering does anyone actually work at this place. It's understandable it takes a lot to run an animal care facility and just because you don't see whats going on doesn't mean things aren't going on behind the scenes. I would recommend this place if you are looking for a new family member. They tend to have a variety from small animals like mice and hamsters to cats and dogs.
This Place is the BEST!!!! They don't give you a hard time like other SPCA facilities. You give them what they need and they are happy to help you. This place is clean and has great animal care. I think the prices are very reasonable considering if you look at other SPCA facilities the prices are much higher....which I DO NOT understand how this can be??? The people there really care about adopting out those animals and give families a special pet to take home.