BARk

1700 W Philadelphia St
York PA 17404                             

Mission Statement:

No Animal will leave this world, within our control, without knowing unconditional love....even if it is for a little while......

Description

BARk program (Borough Animal Response krew) which is a non-profit organization (501 (c)3) is made up of a total of 29+ volunteers as well as 5 Jr volunteers who respond to any emergency involving any animal that is lost, stolen, found, hurt during a fire or motor vehicle accident, tethered outside for long periods of time or abused within West York Boro.  BARk accepts donations all year around for pet food, bowls, leashes, etc.  Every year BARk holds several annual events to raise money and collect donations.  Around Christmas we do a Needy Pet Drive delivering needed pet supplies to needy animals in West York Boro as well as surrounding areas.  BARk helps animals in need all year long, we DO NOT give to same individuals monthly.  For those individuals we will provide quarterly. BARk has in the past helped with Vet Bills (if the money is available)

General Information

If your pet is lost, stolen, hit by a vehicle, trapped or you find an animal call 911 first, they in turn will call the Animal Control Officer or one of our Street Team members  and someone will get out to you as soon as possible.  Keep in mind, we are all volunteers, that being said someone might not be available at that moment.  If you found an animal please secure the animal until we are able to respond, if you can not wait for someone to responds, please take the animal to the SPCA.

We are NOT a rescue

  • We are a response team

  • Our GOAL is to get the animal/s that are lost back home.  This causes less stress to the animals. 

  • We respond to structure fires, motor vehicle accidents and when requested to, medical calls. 

How are we contacted? 

  • Majority of the time we are dispatched by York County 911

  • EMS (Emergency Medical Services)

  • Fire Department

  • Police Department

  • Residents

"Wonderful!!!! I'm sorry to say I didn't know of this organization before tonight when my son and family lost two dogs!!!! (They have been found) Thank you Shelley and your great team for all your efforts!!"

Our Pet Pantry

  • We receive donations all year long for our pet pantry

  • We give to pets in need all year long (pending supplies available)

  • Our biggest give is our Needy Pet Drive Campaign  which is held the Saturday before Christmas with the help from West York Ambulance Inc. 

Helping with monetary donations 

  • Helping with vet Bills when funds are available. 
  • Giving to other rescues

Needy Pet Drive Campaign 
Number 
 
2009
 30 
 
 2010 
39
 
2011 
63 
 
2012
78 
 
 2013
 83 
 
 2014
 141
 
 2015
 184
 
 2016
 118
 
            2017
       194
 
           2018
        152
 
 

2014 Needy Pet Drive Campaign 

 
Year
 Number of Incidents
2008
 25
2009
 39
2010 
 53
2011 
 64
2012 
 78
2013 
 83
2014
 89
2015
101 
2016
48 
 2017
 73
              2018
            42