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Cecil county spca, inc.

3280 augustine-herman highway
Chesapeake city, MD 21915
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User Reviews (33)

  • 1. They don't have negative numbers... accused of animal abuse

    by: MKSmith

    This pretty much says it all-- http:[email protected] http://smigiel.wordpress.com/ I don't have much personal experience with the Cecil County SPCA... we once borrowed a trap to try to catch our injured stray cat so we could take him to the vet. When we returned the trap the staff seemed cold and the building itself had an bleak feeling to it. For years the Cecil County SPCA has been notorious for not handling complaints with animals. It is a well known fact that if you need an animal picked up, you have to say that it tried to bite a human otherwise they'll do nothing.

    Pros

    NONE

    Cons

    accused of abusing animals- many allegations by many people

  • 2. needs improvement

    by: calicocat

    I've been a resident of the county for over 15 years. I've never had a good experience with CCSPCA. I am leaving a bad review because I feel lied-to and ignored. The last time I was there to adopt cats I was told the shelter was "no kill", and stupid me I believed the woman. She said the cats live in this fancy new cat-room as long as it takes to find them good, new homes. The only reason I found out is because a major cruelty/abuse investigation is being launched against them, and facts about the shelter are coming out. Now they have to admit they're a big "kill" shelter, but nobody can tell me what that real kill rate is ? I am upset because it always seemed odd that when a friend had to drop off a stray cat or dog there, they insist on keeping the carrier. Now we know the truth: those animals never made it into a cage for a chance at adoption, not even for a few days. The carrier is taken straight around back and the animal is destroyed & body incinerated. You can pick up your empty carrier the next morning (but don't ask how Fluffy is doing!) I feel ignored because it's not often I am upset enough to call animal control on someone. And yet over the years EVERY time I have called I've been ignored or put off. They wouldn't let me file a complaint unless I talked to the AC officer, and he's only available for a few minutes in the morning before he goes on his rounds. Except you call in during that time and the phone is either busy or no answer. I've seen animals running loose or clearly abandoned, and no matter how hard I tried to get SPCA's help, they didn't do anything. They get huge amounts of tax money from the County for animal control. But if you're a good Samaritan who finds a stray dog, they want to charge you $25 to take in the loose dog. If you go there to adopt, be prepared to pay $175 minimum for dogs who have not been socialized or trained. Sorry, but I do not recommend this place at this time.

    Pros

    only shelter in the county

    Cons

    under investigation for cruelty & other allegations

  • 3. Cecil County SPCA is a "HORROR SHELTER" please help!

    by: tnickey

    I am seeking your help. I have heard about the horrendous conditions happening at the SPCA shelter in Cecil County, MD. The taxpayers in Cecil County should be aware of how their tax money is being spent. Also, animal lovers must be made aware of what is happening at this shelter. This animal shelter must be closed immediately. I am alerting every news station in the country and worldwide in an effort to attract public attention and outcry to the horrendous conditions at this shelter. I request an immediate dismissal of Jeanne Demmings. Her misuse of public funds is only the beginning of her failure and outright abuse of her position. The woman should be jailed, at least. I have included a link reporting the horrible conditions reported by MD Delegate Smigiel last week. Alerting the public to the horrendous conditions and just unheard of abuse of all the animals at this shelter may help to prevent good and caring dog owners from either adopting from this place and above all may prevent people from leaving their dogs to die in a horrible way in this place. Please investigate to the fullest the person running this shelter Ms. Jeanne Demmings. http://smigiel.wordpress.com/ Theresa Nickey

    Pros

    none

    Cons

    this place is hell for any animal that comes thru it's doors.

  • 4. Great Shelter, Friendly Staff

    by: isntitgreyt

    I have been to this shelter on several occasions and have found it to be clean and overall a really nice shelter. They have an awesome cat room where the cats get to roam free with lots of toys and scratching posts. The staff I've encountered have all been friendly.

    Pros

    Clean, Staff Friendly, Good hours

    Cons

    A little far from me

  • 5. Love this Shelter!

    by: jenniefantastic

    We adopted a Basset Hound named Harold from the Cecil County SPCA a few months ago. He is the sweetest dog ever! The shelter has so many other great animals that need homes. I actually live in Delaware but drive to Cecil County because they have one of the nicest shelters in the area and the staff are helpful and friendly. And you can't beat the vet services available right there!!

    Pros

    great staff, great animals, vet care is inexpensive

    Cons

    they have so many animals, they need more space!

  • 6. Good Luck to a deserving shelter

    by: vivL

    After receiving a message from blind dog in which she states this is the shelter she is supporting and why, I decided to click in and read a little about your shelter. Sounds like yours is a very special place. One in which I myself would be pleased to have in my community. It is wonderful that you are a no kill facility and have the priviledge of having a full time vet on board. Even better, that every pet is spayed/neutered, fiv testing done and microchipping done. The shelter HSOV of the Mid Ohio Valley is the one I am supporting. We are very poor with no resources available to spay/neuter, test or , microchip, but Cheryl, our shelter manager deeply cares about all the animals and helped to make the facility a much better place since taking over that position. I wish luck to your facility to also at least make it in the top 20. Even if not the #1 winner, any funding received I'm sure will be put to good use for all. There are no loosers with this contest, everyone will benefit if only by generating a bigger awareness of our needs and concerns for all the animals everywhere. Good Luck!

    Pros

    no kill shelter shelter with full time vet on staff

    Cons

    nothing

  • 7. Great Shelter

    by: PalkDino

    Dedicated employees, but there is so many stray animals... the place needs some work and more room

    Pros

    Very hard working employees

    Cons

    Its getting dated and needs more room

  • 8. Caring organization

    by: StephanieSuzanne

    I have adopted numerous pets from the Cecil County SPCA. It has been a great experience. One dog, an Italian Greyhound, got to lead a life that was probably better than some people! Our current dog, a beagle mix, is 14 years old and still doing well. When she was at the shelter as a puppy, she spent her days as an office lap dog! As our county grows, the pet problems grow. This is Cecil County's only animal shelter and it needs to be supported so that it can grow along with the county.

    Pros

    Staff really cares about animals

    Cons

    Need more space, renovation of existing shelter

  • 9. How wonderful

    by: rlga

    Your shelter sounds lovely. I like the story about the Santa Dogs rescue, how neat. I am glad that you are such caring people out to help. The micro chip is sure starting to get popular I have not done that yet myself but a lot of my friends have. Keep up the good work. I am a newby to shelter care and am trying to get more involved in our community.

    Pros

    great sounding shelter

    Cons

    na

  • 10. 3 from Cecil SPCA!

    by: MisM

    We have 3 dogs from the Cecil County SPCA.\nIt is a great place to get Furkids!\nYou can even bring your own dog to meet a potential sibling in the Get Acquainted room.\nWe also have boarded dogs there! -Not too many shelters offer that service!

    Pros

    the Staff!

    Cons

    so many dogs waiting

  • 11. Truly caring people

    by: dyppydee

    I go to this shelter and visit with the animals, especially when I am feeling a little blue. I try to take some time with each one and their cages are clean (with the occasional poo poo or spilt food or water and that is only natural), they have beds and plenty of food and water. I had adopted my cats from another shelter but I did adopt a dog here. She was just spayed and was a healthy girl when I brought her home. I really enjoy the cat room because when you open the door, you are greeted with meows and purrs and you can interact with the cats so much better this way than when they are behind cage doors.\r\nWhen it came time for my last three dogs to cross over the rainbow bridge, they were there for us providing euthanazia and cremation with heavy hearts just like ours.\r\nI would recommend this shelter for visiting and adoptions.

    Pros

    Friendly, helpful, caring

    Cons

    Can't think of any

  • 12. GREAT SHELTER

    by: MANXKITTEN

    I have adopted 3 cats in the past from this shelter. The cat room is fantastic! Even if you can't adopt a cat, you can stop by and visit with them. A must for any cat lover.

    Pros

    This is a very caring staff

    Cons

    Location not convenient for some county residents

  • 13. CAT ROOM

    by: BAY2ROCKHALL

    AS A OWNER OF CATS I REALLY ENJOY VISITING THEIR CAT ROOM AS YOU CAN PLAY FREELY WITH TH THEM IN THE BIG WINDOW ROOM. THEY KEEP IT CLEAN AS WELL AS THE CATS. I DONATE TREATS,TTOYS AND MY OLD CAT FURNITUREIN THE PASS AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO. A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE VERY CARING LADY I REFER TO AS THE CAT LADY AS SHE DOES SO MUCH FOR THOSE WONDERFUL CATS

    Pros

    CAT ROOM THE CATS ARE FREE TO ROAM INSAFE BIG ROOM

    Cons

    HAS NOT BEEN OPEN ON THE PASS FEW WEEKENDS SO I CAN VISIT

  • 14. Cecil Shines

    by: Joannekucin1

    I have only heard positive comments from folks using this spca. \r\n\r\n

    Pros

    convenient to all of county

    Cons

    none

  • 15. Good Luck

    by: sawah82

    It sounds like your a really busy shelter. Good lucky and I wish you all the very best and keep all the good work up!!!!!1

    Pros

    good luck

    Cons

    none

  • 16. Wonderful

    by: townpoint

    I have been taking all of my pets to the Cecil County SPCA for years. They have a clinic available and it is much more affordable than the local vets!

    Pros

    always helpful and friendly

    Cons

    none

  • 17. Amazing place

    by: muttlvr

    Adoption guaranteed is such a hard thing to do - but so wonderful. Keep up the good work.

    Pros

    It's a tough tough job

    Cons

    None known

  • 18. great place

    by: crawfie01

    I have always heard great things about the Cecil SPCA. Keep up the good work!!

    Pros

    helpful

    Cons

    not enough funding (not their fault)

  • 19. Great Agency!

    by: KatRas

    What a great service this shelter is providing to the community!

    Pros

    great staff

    Cons

    Unknown

  • 20. Clean, caring and classy!

    by: whoopiedogs3

    I can't say enough in praise of the Cecil County SPCA. This is the little shelter that tries harder than any other place, even those shelters ten times their size. They have very high standards for the care of the animals, the cleanliness of the shelter, and, dare I say it, for the quality of adoptive families that they will send their precious animals home with. \r\n\r\nSome of the locals get angry at the thought of having to pay an adoption fee. they think the animals should be free. But if you are unwilling to pay a reasonable adoption fee-- which includes a year's worth of medical care from spay/neuter to shots, heartworm testing and treatment, feline HIV/leukemia testing, rabies shots, microchips, etc etc- well, then maybe you shouldn't adopt here. That would be best both for the animals and some people who are unwilling to provide proper medical care for pets.\r\n\r\nI have adopted several pets from this shelter. I appreciated the fact that they scrutinized me and my family situation to make sure that these precious animals would have a good home. Yes, at first they looked at me suspiciously. But when I could prove myself a worthy parent-- with good references from my veterinarian, willingness to provide fenced yard and proper ongoing medical care-- I found the staff of this shelter to be the warmest most loving folks on earth.\r\n\r\nSo a little tough love is fine with me if it means that the dear animals get the very best homes.\r\n\r\nthank you Cecil county SPCA for being careful in your adoptions and protecting the dear animals whose lives you save every day. LOVE YA FOLKS!

    Pros

    clean, caring and classy shelter

    Cons

    none whatsoever

  • 21. Love our adopted Pooch

    by: pugpuppy

    My family adopted a Corgi mix from this shelter and couldn't be happier. The staff was very caring and helpful. I would recommend this shelter to anyone looking to adopt.

    Pros

    Clean shelter and helpful staff

    Cons

    shelter is a little out of way but worth the drive

  • 22. Wonderful staff, services

    by: jcewestb

    This facility offers so many services at an affordable price. They offer hours that are convenient for everybody. Thank you Cecil County SPCA.

    Pros

    Staff, services, hours of operation

    Cons

    facility needs to expand

  • 23. great

    by: lillkim08

    ccspca has an awesome cat room, whenever i go here i make sure i have at least 2 hours to spend here. they have lots of dogs. but i think they could use a little more space for dogs.

    Pros

    animal lovers

    Cons

    a little small

  • 24. rudy gets groomed here

    by: Annettelander

    They are excellent and caring staff there. I love this place. I have taking my friend from Maine to visit Spca. She was so impress with cleaniness and the interest the employee took time and show us the whole shelters and animal were well being.

    Pros

    Rudy love going there

    Cons

    appt only tues - thrus

  • 25. The best

    by: johnnyboy

    Our SPCA is the best place of it's kind in our area.

    Pros

    nice place

    Cons

    none

  • 26. Sounds Likes A Good Place For Animals In Need

    by: Switch

    It's great to have a nice shelter for animals who need a safe place to stay where they will be properly cared for untill they can find a permanent home. We need such a place where I live, the animals in my community do not get a fair chance. I feel so bad for them and wish I could do more.

    Pros

    Seems like a nice place

    Cons

    No Complaints

  • 27. Highly Recommended

    by: hdgartists

    Was impressed immediately upon pulling into parking lot. Nicely landscaped facility with plenty of parking. Good impression carried right over to the inside. Lots of counter space and office space. Neat and clean. Kennels and dogs were spotless. Dogs appeared to be well cared for. Staff was neat, clean, friendly and well informed. It was a splendid experience.

    Pros

    Premises AND pets very clean and well taken care of.

    Cons

    None.

  • 28. Help adopt pets

    by: Annjab13

    I think the Cecil County SPCA do what they can but the building needs to be updated. Certain members of the staff act as if you are bothering them if you ask for information concerning specific animals. I am very interested in why the English Setters are "adopted" at a higher rate than the other animals. I thought the SPCA wanted to find homes for these animals. If this was the case, I would think any breed (or combination) of animal would have the same adoption fee. I was also shocked when the adoption fees at the site was different then the advertised adoption fees. I understand that when more resources are consumed in trying to save an animal, those resources have to be recovered some how. The adoption fees should not be based on breed! The only objective the SPCA should have is to find the animals homes. \r\nI want to state I am extremely happy with the cat room. Both of my cats came for the Cecil County SPCA. They were well socialized and very friendly. I am thankful for what they are trying to do. In fact, only one of any animals I have ever owned came for the SPCA. Koda, the puppy I own now came from another dog owner. It is much more convenient to adopt from the SPCA due to every animal has all there shots, wormed, and is neutered/spayed (or a coupon to have the procedure done).

    Pros

    Cat room, all animals spayed/neutered

    Cons

    Old building

  • 29. Love the CCSPCA!

    by: DJJ

    I love the CCSPCA's open cat room. The cat's are so spoiled! I wish the dogs could all get along together so they could live in harmony too!

    Pros

    Great staff, clean

    Cons

    None

  • 30. Wonderful Job

    by: JHawkin214

    They have a wonderful place where you are treated with respect. They keep it very clean and take excellent care of the animals there. Also anytime there has been a problem with an animal that needs to be picked up they are out right away.

    Pros

    Great Staff

    Cons

    none

  • 31. Adopt an animal

    by: ddhawkins63

    Cecil County SPCA rocks!! If you want a pet, choose to adopt from them. Save a cat or dog!! Good luck with the makeover guys!! You deserve it!!

    Pros

    Great way to save animals and get a great pet

    Cons

    None

  • 32. Good adoptions

    by: jkitchen

    Great place to visit, wonderful open cat room, no cages for the cats. Many many great looking dogs to choose from, vet hospital on the property.

    Pros

    Easy to get too, many pets to choose from

    Cons

    none

  • 33. Alot of items

    by: jkitchen

    They have alot of animal related items at the CCSPCA they know alot about all they have and are very helpful and friendly.

    Pros

    Alot of stuff in small are

    Cons

    none