Urgently Needed Items

  • Canned Cat Food (pate style)!
  • Canned Dog Food
  • Squeeze/Spray Cheese
  • Kitten Chow
  • Clorox Wipes
  • $5 and $10 gift cards (Target, Walmart, PetSmart, Lowe's, Staples, Ithaca Agway, Ithaca Grain & Pet Supply, Amazon)
  • XL and XXLKongs (black, extra tough style)
  • Large hard rubber dog toys
  • Cat collars
  • Kitten nursing bottles
  • SnuggleSafe heat discs
  • Cat toys - all kinds

Click here for our complete wish list!

With lots of pets needing care, there are LOTS of 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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Employment Opportunities

Position Available with Camp SPCA

The SPCA of Tompkins County is looking for a full time camp counselor for our 7 week summer camp program during the months of July and August.  There are 7 sessions one week sessions for children ages 9 to 12 (16 children each week). Camp curriculum will include speakers and activities geared toward helping children to better understand the wonder of animals and the role of the SPCA in our community. Applicant should be at least 18 years of age, have experience working with children, be interested in animal welfare, have reliable transportation and first aid training. Please send a resume to Pam Stonebraker at the SPCA of Tompkins County. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or send it to: 1640 Hanshaw Road, Ithaca, New York  14850. No phone calls, please.

The SPCA of Tompkins County supports and seeks actively to implement the principle of equal employment opportunity for all persons. Our policy is to recruit, employ, and promote the best possible talent in all positions without regard to age, sex, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, or veteran status.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 15:38



"Franny, whose name is now Bailey Ireland has brought us so much joy and, I must say, has eaten a lot of flip flops!!! LOL. But as you can see, she has made herself right to home and even has her own spot on our bed. Thank you for all the smiles and giggles Bailey is giving us."

Kelly and family

SPCA of Tompkins County

Adoption Center &
Rescue Building

1640 Hanshaw Rd.

Ithaca, NY 14850


Fax: 607.257.5470


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.