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“Our mission is to work collaboratively in a positive manner to aid, alter and adopt animals in need. We will work to reduce pet overpopulation and educate the public regarding responsible pet ownership.”

Welcome to the Appalachian SPCA! Our organization, based in Pikeville, Kentucky, but working regionally, is working to ensure that all animals are humanely treated and that the hundreds of unwanted animals find suitable homes.

The Appalachian SPCA hopes to address the problem of overpopulation through the implementation of aggressive programs which promote spaying and neutering, offer early childhood education on being a responsible pet owner, develop a network of approved foster homes, utilize qualified out-of-county rescue organizations, and put into place a workable procedure for adoptions. The Appalachian SPCA, in no way, approves of the use of euthanasia as a method for dealing with overpopulation.

We believe that all animals deserve humane treatment and a safe, caring environment, however, this is not always so. We feel that through education and conservation we can accomplish this. Our animals have much to teach us and if we can relay their message, even by one person at a time, we ARE helping!


Why Spay and Neuter?

Why Spay and Neuter?

Too many homeless, hopeless animals… Of the more than 30 million puppies and kittens born in the U.S. each year, only one in 10 finds a permanent home. The rest...

Special Commentary: Doesn’t your family dog deserve better?

Special Commentary: Doesn’t your family dog deserve better?

The price to obtain a dog runs the gamut from free-to-a-good-home to several thousand dollars. It’s not always true that you get what you pay for. The price you...