Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Where is Pets Come First located?
    On January 1, 2012 Pets Come First took over the SPCA Centre Hall Shelter located at 2451 General Potter Hwy, Centre Hall, PA 16828. Pets Come First was a “virtual” rescue since 2005. We worked in partnership with volunteers that provided foster homes and private and local kennels that would keep our animals until they were adopted.
  2. Can you take my animal immediately?
    As a Rescue Organization, we understand that sometimes life changes and forces us to make decisions about our precious pets, leaving us with few options. We know this is a hard decision to make and we try to make it as easy as possible on all parties. Coming here to a Rescue was the best decision you can make as we will find the best home for your animal. You must make an appointment to surrender an animal. There is a fee for all animals surrendered. If you’re pet was lost and turned into the adoption center as a stray there is a daily fee charged to the owner.  The fee helps to provide food, medication and medical attention for your animal while in our care.
  3. Will Pets Come First help me pay for an emergency vet bill?
    If funds are available, Pets Come First will contribute towards a vet bill. We are a very small organization and funds are limited.  Due to some cases that have come up, PCF now insists that anyone asking for financial aid from us must have that animal spayed or neutered.  We have received requests to help dogs that were purchased from puppy mills for hundreds of dollars and they were going to be used for breeding, this is totally against everything Pets Come First stands for and such requests to help with vet bills will be refused.
  4. I want to adopt a cat, but I don’t know if it’s better for cats to be alone or with other cats.
    Cats are often happy to live with a partner. They provide each other with exercise, social interaction and mental stimulation.