WEST CHESTER (August 25, 2021) Residents, community organizations, and families interested in supporting shelter pets and rescue animals can drop off donations for the Brandywine Valley SPCA at State Senator Carolyn Comitta’s office beginning September 1.

Comitta, in conjunction with the Great Valley Community Organization (GVCO) Caring Hands Program is holding a month-long donation drive to support the shelter and animal health organization.

“This is a small way you can support the good work the Brandywine Valley SPCA does every day in caring for and finding forever homes for adoptable dogs, cats, and other pets,” said Comitta, who serves on the Pennsylvania Senate Animal Protection Caucus. “While adoption soared during the pandemic, intake hasn’t slowed, meaning shelters remain very busy and there is no shortage of animals in need.”

New pet care items can be dropped off at the donation box in the lobby of Senator Comitta’s West Chester District Office, located at 17 E. Gay Street in downtown West Chester. The lobby is open during regular business hours (Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). 

The Brandywine Valley SPCA is seeking the following new items for its rescue dogs and cats:

  • Wet Cat Food (Pate)
  • 6 Foot Leashes
  • Gentle Leaders (medium and small)
  • Poop Bags
  • Kongs
  • Dog treats/Soft Training Treats
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pee Pads
  • Cat Litter (clumping & unscented)
  • Food Puzzles

 In addition, the GVCO is holding three events to support the drive:

Donation Drop Off and Kong Stuffing
September 11th – 9 a.m. to noon.
GVCO Community Center complex
51 N. Bacton Hill Road
Malvern, Pennsylvania 

Donation Drop Off
September 18th – 9 a.m. to noon
GVCO Community Center complex
51 N. Bacton Hill Road
Malvern, Pennsylvania 

Donation Drop Off and SPCA Adoption Awareness Day 
September 25th – 9 a.m. to noon
GVCO Community Center complex
51 N. Bacton Hill Road
Malvern, Pennsylvania

Founded in 1929, the Brandywine Valley SPCA is Pennsylvania’s first no-kill, open admission shelter. In addition to West Chester, the nonprofit organization operates three campuses throughout the region and an animal rescue center in Georgetown, Delaware. Each year, the Brandywine Valley SPCA cares for more than 16,000 animals and finds homes or other placement for at least 96% of the homeless pets that enter its shelters.

The Great Valley Community Organization is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping build a strong, vibrant and connected community by providing facilities, activities and programs enriching the lives of all local residents. Since its inception in 2001, it has expanded to include tutoring, arts, senior programs, community, and educational events as well as new sports to serve the entire Great Valley community. GVCO Caring Hands is a student-run group that empowers local middle and high school students to support their community by raising funds for those individuals, families, and organizations in need.