The Frackville Fright 5K benefits the Hillside SPCA of Pottsville. The 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. The 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. The Hillside SPCA, Inc. conducts educational programs in local schools focusing on the humane treatment of animals and the need to control the animal population through spay/neuter programs. The shelter also provides financial assistance to individuals who cannot afford to have their pets spayed/neutered.

The shelter operates almost solely through donations received from individuals, groups and businesses and fund-raising events and our operating budget climbs on a regular basis taking hundreds of thousands of dollars to keep our doors open and serve the animals in need.

A portion of every registration fee will be donated to the Hillside SPCA.