Who Are We? 

Hillside SPCA, Inc is a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation that provides animal welfare services to all of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The county presently has a population of approximately 153,000. Our service area covers approximately 783 square miles.

The Hillside SPCA, Inc. operates an animal shelter facility located at 51 SPCA Road, Pottsville, Pennsylvania. The shelter houses many cats and dogs and the number of animals in residence at any given time varies with the seasons, spring and summer often being especially busy.

The animals in need of our help at the Hillside SPCA, Inc.are received as releases from private owners, stray animals and animals seized in connection with cruelty investigations.


We LOVE volunteers! Come donate your time with our animals who could always use the extra love. Come volunteer between 9 and 2:30 daily. The dogs would love some extra walks and play time and the cats would love some extra snuggles! We are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We look forward to seeing you!!


You can give a gift to the Hillside SPCA easily and securely online at hillsidespca.com. You may also mail your gifts to us at: Hillside SPCA, PO Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901. We are almost entirely funded by private donations. We are not affiliated with, nor do we receive any financial assistance from, any other national, state, or local SPCA or Humane Society. It is only through you, our supporters,  that we are able to keep our doors open to the thousands of animals that come through our doors seeking nourishment, protections, veterinary care and love. 

Also consider donating items that you can no longer use (towels, blankets...). If you can help fill our wishlist, items may be brought to the shelter during normal business hours. 

Wish List Items

  • non-clumping cat litter 
  • cleaning supplies 
  • laundry detergent
  • wet and dry cat and dog food 
  • newspaper
  • dog and cat toys 
  • chewies 
  • catnip 
  • leashes
  • cat and dog treats