Brandywine Valley SPCA

The BVSPCA supports every county in the state with a local animal shelter and a low-cost veterinary clinic for family pets. In the last five years, the BVSPCA has elevated animal welfare in Delaware and brought the state national recognition as the first no-kill state in the United States. Responsible for the state’s animal services contract since 2015, the BVSPCA shelters and rehomes all of the state’s lost/stray dogs and cruelty/neglect victims. In total, the organization cares for more than 65% of the state’s shelter animals, totaling nearly 10,000 animals annually.

$10,915 raised from 157 donors

$10,000 goal

Send Underserved Youth to Critter Camp


Our week-long Critter Camp summer day camp gives kids the opportunity to learn about all things animals, from furry to feathered to scaly. Past activities have included yoga with puppies, police K9 demonstrations, pet CPR, exotic animal meets, and reading to shelter cats.

This year we’re teaming up with Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware and the Office of the Child Advocate’s group of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) to identify underserved youth to attend Critter Camp via a scholarship. Your donation will support tuition scholarships and associated camper costs.

"These camps gave a sense of normalcy and happiness to children who have experienced tremendous trauma.” 
-- Missy Palokas, DE CASA Program Director, commenting on last year’s pilot scholarships. 

Donate now to give this pawesome experience to kids who otherwise wouldn’t have the chance to attend Critter Camp!

About Brandywine Valley SPCA

Mission: The BVSPCA supports every county in the state with a local animal shelter and a low-cost veterinary clinic for family pets. In the last five years, the BVSPCA has elevated animal welfare in Delaware and brought the state national recognition as the first no-kill state in the United States. Responsible for the state’s animal services contract since 2015, the BVSPCA shelters and rehomes all of the state’s lost/stray dogs and cruelty/neglect victims. In total, the organization cares for more than 65% of the state’s shelter animals, totaling nearly 10,000 animals annually.