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The SPCA Annex at The Shops at Ithaca Mall, Catherwood Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 592-6772

Hours of operation

Monday through Saturday: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Sunday: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

The SPCA Annex at The Shops at Ithaca Mall is a satellite adoption center we opened in May of 2009. We had not planned on creating a satellite location, but were pleased to seize the opportunity to increase cat and kitten adoptions at the height of ‘kitten-season.’

The success of the Annex was unprecedented. More than 1,500 cats and kittens – and several other small pets – have been adopted from the Annex since it opened, often by people who have never visited our main location on Hanshaw Road. Dozens of people enter the Annex every day to visit with the kitties, to drop off donations of pet food and supplies, and to share stories of the pets they have adopted from the SPCA.

Housing primarily cats and kittens, the Annex occasionally has other small pets available for adoption - rabbits, guinea pigs, pet rats, hamsters, and more. SPCA staff and volunteers keep the Annex operating smoothly both before and during its business hours. Volunteers are always needed, especially on weekdays.

Free parking, longer hours than our Dorothy and Roy Park Pet Adoption Center at 1640 Hanshaw Road, and lots to do at the Mall make the Annex a great place to visit and adopt a new forever friend!

Click here to see ALL SPCA cats and kittens available for adoption.

Click here to read more about volunteering and to download a volunteer application.

Click here for a map of the Malls' location.

Click here to go the The Shops at Ithaca Mall website.



Last Updated on Friday, 10 May 2013 14:49



Ginger and Buster


"We brought Ginger cat (formerly Nutmeg) home from the Petsmart adoption center 5 years ago, her companion is Buster (formerly Rocco) who celebrates one year today since we brought him home from the SPCA. Buster was recovering from heart-worm and had just been treated at the SPCA when we brought him home. We are pleased to report he has made a full recovery and is heart-worm free - and obviously, quite comfortable here at home!! Our heartfelt thanks for all you do to help these animals find their forever homes. We are very grateful... "

SPCA of Tompkins County

Adoption Center &
Rescue Building

1640 Hanshaw Rd.

Ithaca, NY 14850



Adoption Center Hours

Monday 12-5
Tuesday 12-7 Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday 12-7
Friday 12-5
Saturday 12-5
Sunday 12-5



SPCA Annex Hours

Monday through Saturday


Rescue Center Hours




Our Mission

The mission of the SPCA of Tompkins County is to protect companion animals. We are a no-kill shelter dedicated to preventing animal cruelty and overpopulation. We promote responsible pet stewardship by providing education, counseling and training to nurture and enhance the human-animal bond.

The SPCA of Tompkins County is a registered 501(c)(3). Our tax id number is 15-0624378.