Vaccinations & Microchipping

HSCC offers two rabies vaccine clinics each year, one in the Spring and a second in the Fall. Check our events page for more information.

Upcoming Events

HSCC offers microchipping services daily. A microchip is a permanent method of electronic identification. Microchips are provided through Michelson Found Animals Foundation and only cost $15. This includes our administration as well as lifetime registration. Call the shelter and visit their website for more information.

Spay & Neuter

Pennsylvania Law requires that all dogs and cats adopted from HSCC be spayed/neutered. For a list of veterinarians in the area who can do this procedure, please download our list below.

Download List of Local Veterinarians

Spay & Neuter Assistance

Nardecchia Spay & Neuter Fund assists the financially needy in the form of approved vouchers for the spaying and neutering of qualified pets by a certified veterinarian.

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License Your Dog

All dogs three months or older must be licensed by January 1st of each year. Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs.

An annual license is $8.50 and a lifetime license is $51.50. If the animal is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.50 and lifetime is $31.50. Discounts are available to older adults and people with disabilities. This small license fee helps the millions of dogs in the state by funding the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement.

-Information via. License Your Dog PA

Note: Dog licenses are available for purchase through your county treasurer or online at Please contact your county treasurer for other local agents where you may purchase your dog license.

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Food Assistance

St. Marks Episcopal Church Animal Welfare Ministry in Johnstown, PA provides free pet food to those who are going through difficult financial times to help them keep their pets. If you’re interested in receiving food, please give them a call at (814) 535-6797.

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