Formed in 1913, The Center for Animal Health and Welfare (formerly the Northampton County SPCA) is a private organization. They are not affiliated with any other SPCA or ASPCA. They are not a government agency, but are a non-profit organization with a 501c3 status. In 2003 they committed to saving lives and became a no-kill shelter. They are dedicated to providing a safe and healthy environment for animals. They have a foster program, increased adoptions and offer a low-cost spay/neuter program.
Fund raising, donations and bequests make up 90% of their income and apply for many grants. Adoption fees, relinquishment fees, memberships and agreements with some of the local municipalities, to take in their strays, generate the rest of their revenue.