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Urgently Needed Items

  • $5 and $10 gift cards to Target, Walmart, PetSmart, Lowe's, Staples, Ithaca Agway, Ithaca Grain & Pet Supply or Amazon - all of these help us make a dent in our enormous need for supplies!
  • Large and X-Large Kongs (black, extra tough style)
  • Large hard rubber dog toys
  • Cat collars
  • Kitten nursing bottles
  • SnuggleSafe heat discs
  • Squeeze/Spray Cheese
  • Cat toys - all kinds
  • Canned Pate Style Cat Food
  • Kitten Chow
  • Canned Dog Food
  • Soft/Chewy Dog Treats
  • Paper Towels
  • Laundry Soap
  • Bleach
  • Copy Paper
  • Fine Point Dry Erase Markers
  • Cat Wand Toys (esp. "Da Bird")
  • Cat Wand Toys "Da Bird" replacement attachments
  • (Please no carpet cat trees)
  • 9-volt batteries (for microhip scanners - regular or rechargeable)
  • Newspapers
  • Kuranda Beds (L, XL)
  • Mesh Dog Harnesses
  • Sense-ible Dog Harnesses (L & XL)
  • Easy Walk Dog Harnesses ( L & XL)
  • Swheat Scoop Kitty Litter
  • File Storage Totes
  • Digital Baby Scales
  • 13 Gallon Trash Bags
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Medium (10" - 16") Dog Collars
  • Plastic Crates and Shelving for Kitty Perches
  • Lint Rollers (for surgery garb)
  • Latex Gloves (M & L, unpowdered)
  • Towels and Washcloths
  • 16 and 32 Ounce Spray Bottles
  • Mozzarella Sticks (low fat, for dog training)
  • Gentle Leaders (M, L)
  • Postage Stamps
  • D.A.P. Collars for Dogs
  • Feliway Refills

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 wish list!

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Tailbearer is the bi-weeklyish e-newsletter of the SPCA of Tompkins County. Read our e-newsletter in a pdf format by clicking on the links below. The formatting is slightly different than the 'eblast'  but all the news is still there! Enjoy!

March 27, 2014: Have you noticed anything different???

March 20, 2014: Spring WILL Spring, or so we're told

March 3, 2014: And the Oscar goes to...

February 19, 2014: Have a Pint With Me!

February 11, 2014: The Biggest Winners!

January 24, 2014: Love is in the (albeit frozen) air

December 24, 2013: Miracle on Hanshaw Road - One Year Later

December 18, 2013: Santa Buddy, slip a goody under the tree

December 4, 2013: Yes, Virginia...

November 24, 2013: We're sharing EVERYTHING this year!!!

October 24, 2013: Going the extra 700 Miles

October 3, 2013: Big News and Enormous Thanks!

September 19, 2013: Free Fur All

September 12, 2013: Get those tails a-waggin'!

September 5, 2013: Our LONGEST term resident

August, 21, 2013: Adoption Special This Weekend (aka Overstock.kitten)

August 7, 2012: A friend in need...

July 24, 2013: We're baaaack!

June 20, 2013: Dogpocalypse

June 5, 2013: How many dogs are too many?

May 23, 2013: NO. You can't drive!

May 7, 2013:  Brand New Hot Dog Day!

April 24, 2013: Everyone knows about the SPCA, or so we thought...

April 8, 2013: 30,000 Lives Saved! $30,000 Challenge!

March 20, 2013: Is Your Barn Lonely?

March 5, 2013: Fostering Hope

February 19, 2013: Pints! Puppies! PetSmart!

February 12, 2013: You've worked your way into my heart (and couch)...

January 30, 2013: Limbo Over for Abandoned Cats

January 16, 2013: When Dogs Fly!

December 31, 2012: It's Great to be Alive! Celebrating 2012

December 28, 2012: Miracle at 1640 Hanshaw Road

December 20, 2012: And a Boa in a Pear Tree

December 13, 2012: Well, We Know Who's Been Naughty

November 28, 2012: They're Back! Another Small Dog Rescue!


Last Updated on Thursday, 27 March 2014 20:31





"Three years ago the SPCA of Tompkins County rescued a poor neglected pitbull puppy. The puppy lost her vision due to the neglect and she was in such bad shape no one thought she would live to be a year old. Today that puppy turns three and she is one of the greatest joys in my life. If this SPCA wasn't a no kill shelter this little girl would have never been given a chance at life. So, Odilia and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for what you do and who you are!

Did You Know?

The SPCA collaborates with local food pantries to help feed pets in need through our AniMeals program.

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.