The Humane Society of Berks County is an open door shelter. We will accept any domestic animal at any time. If you have found a stray animal, please click on our Animal Control/Strays link for more information.
If you wish to surrender your pet, you may do so seven days a week during normal business hours (10 am to 4:30 pm, T, W, Th, S & S; 10 am to 7:00 pm, M & F). You will be required to provide a photo ID and you must agree to and sign the HSBC's Surrender Policy. All animals surrendered to the HSBC become the immediate property of the HSBC and will not be returned. While every effort is made to find every animal a permanent adoptive home, that cannot be guaranteed. The HSBC offers many programs and services that may help you to keep your pet where it belongs- with you.
The cost of caring for one animal at the HSBC is nearly $100. The HSBC houses thousands ofanimals a year, with about 90% surrendered by their owners. The direct cost to care for those animals alone is about $350,000, with an additional $250,000 in medical care provided. The required fee helps to offset the expense of caring for your surrendered animal.
1801 N. 11th Street, Reading, PA 19604 - phone 610-921-2348 - fax 610-921-5833
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