TO RESCUE Lost and stray DOGS in West Deer Township.
TO SHELTER Lost and stray DOGS in need of shelter, protection or medical care.
TO ADOPT Lost DOGS back to their owners, unclaimed, abused and homeless DOGS to new families.
TO TEACH DOGS, people and the community to live in harmony with each other through education.
West Deer Dog Shelter is operated by West Deer Township as a service to the community. It is the only township operated dog shelter in the area. It is staffed by volunteers and support from the community. The shelter helps stray and lost dogs of West Deer Township. An attempt is made to reunite lost dogs with their owners, if an owner cannot be found the dogs are given vaccinations, neutered or spayed, and given a health check by our vet. They are then placed in loving indoor homes. The shelter holds a maximum of twelve dogs. Unlike larger shelters, our animals are not usually living in cages. They have the freedom to come in the building or out into a large fenced-in area. This allows the dogs to remain socialized and not become cage bound. Mr. Gary Bogan, the Animal Control and Code Enforcement Officer of West Deer Township, oversees the volunteers, speaks at local schools on the responsibility and care of animals, and handles all dog complaints. Volunteers are available to speak to any size group, including a group of neighbors in someone's home, on how to teach children to react in possible scary situations involving dogs, the care of dogs and other topics.
West Deer Dog Shelter is located on the orange belt near Deer Lakes High School behind the West Deer Township Municipal Building on 109 East Union Road.
Spay and Neutering Program Introducing the Margaret Albrecht Spay and Neutering Assistance Program. The West Deer Dog Shelter is providing assistance to West Deer Township residents with spay and neutering costs for dog and cat owners who meet program requirements. Spay and neutering costs will also be covered for Feral cats under this program. Please contact William Payne in the Code Enforcement Office for details. 724-265-2780