Urgently Needed Items

  • Clorox/Disinfectant Wipes
  • Dog Waste Bags
  • Paper Towels
  • Dish Soap
  • Preformed Coin Wrappers (pennies especially!)
  • $5 and $10 gift cards (Amazon, Target, Walmart, PetSmart, Lowe's, Staples, Ithaca Agway, Ithaca Grain & Pet Supply)
  • Bleach
  • 13 Gallon Trash Bags
  • Fancy Feast Canned Kitten Food - Turkey
  • Squeeze/Spray Cheese
  • PetSafe SlimCat Feeder Balls
  • Pate Style Canned Cat Food (Turkey or Chicken only - No Fish)
  • Kuranda Cat Beds
  • 32 Oz. Spray Bottles
  • New litter boxes (all sizes)
  • Greenies Pill Pockets
  • Gallon and Sandwich size Ziploc Bags
  • Cage Cat Scratchers
  • Liquid Laundry Soap!
  • Cat toys - all kinds

Click here for our complete wish list!

With lots of pets needing care, there are many ways you can help us. Many of the items below are linked to samples for reference. Everything can be found locally or on our Amazon Wish List!


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Board of Directors


SPCA of Tompkins County: Officers and Directors

Jim Bouderau

Executive Director

Marrie Neumer

President and Chair, Executive Committee

Assistant Dean, Alumni Affairs and Development, Cornell University CIS

Anne Schneiderman

Vice Chair and Secretary

Partner, Harris Beach PLLC

Wendy Blanchard



Pamela Bleiwas

Chair, Nominating & Governance Committee


Joseph Zappala

Co-chair, Development & Marketing/PR Committee

Assistant Dean, Communications & Marketing, Cornell University ILR School

Holly Heitzman

Co-chair, Development & Marketing/PR Committee

Major Gift Officer, Cornell University

Mark Spadolini

Chair, Facilities Committee

Firefighter, Ithaca Fire Department

Peter McClelland

Chair, Volunteer Committee

Retired, Economics Department, Cornell University

Elizabeth Berliner

Chair, Animal Issues Committee

Janet L. Swanson Director of Shelter Medicine, Cornell University

Melissa Tesorierio

Teacher, Northeast Elementary School

Michelle Benedict-Jones

VP Development and Community Engagement, Food Bank of the Southern Tier

Tom Dunn

Sergeant/Investigator Public Safety, Ithaca College

Aurora Valenti

Retired, TC Clerk, DMV

Julia Kretzmann

Attorney, Family Law and Criminal Defense

Emily Russell

Owner, The Frame Shop

Joan Curtiss

Project Manager, Office of the University Architect & Campus Planning, Cornell University

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 March 2016 15:47





"It's been a little over a month since I adopted Turtle Dove (now Echo) from you, and I wanted to let you know how wonderfully she is doing.  From the moment I brought her home she fit right in and my 3 1/2 year old cat Callahan accepted her immediately.  She's such a love and super playful and a joy to have around.  It's so fun to watch her and my boy play and nap and groom each other.  Thank you all for all you do.  I sent you a picture of Echo (left) and Cal (right) so you can see how much they love each other."

Did You Know?

The SPCA of Tompkins County was the first “green” shelter to be built in the United States.

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.