Urgently Needed Items

  • Liquid Laundry Soap!
  • Paper Towels
  • Canned Dog Food
  • Canned Cat Food (pate style)!
  • Kitten Chow
  • KMR
  • 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
  • Squeeze/Spray Cheese
  • 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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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!

October 29, 2014: Drum roll, please!

September 18, 2014 "Time is running out"

September 3, 2014: It's time for a change!

August 8, 2014: Super Fun Happy Time!

July 21, 2014: They're here! Little dogs ready for new homes!

July 2, 2014: Star Spangled Kitten Adoption Event

June 17, 2014: The SPCA of Tompkins County is Going Solar!

June 12, 2014: Less than 4 days left

June 2, 2014: 99 Adoptions AND Calendar Contest!

May 30, 2014: Free Adoptions This Weekend

May 16, 2014: We're halfway there!

April 24, 2014: Matching Challenge Announced

April 8, 2014: April Showers bring, well, KITTENS!

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 Wednesday, 29 October 2014 13:31



"Massimo has been adapting well to his new life of happiness and freedom. He gets plenty of exercise, and has a fenced in area to run freely. He loves big sticks, and he LOVES to eat grass... in fact he grazes. Along with fresh grass, he has fondness and taste for freshly dug roots. Massi can leap... and I mean high, Olympian leaps.  He is quite intelligent, observes everything, and learns quickly.  I let him sleep on my bed, which I hadn't intended on doing, but I'm glad I did.  My daughter adores him, and she was integral in picking Massimo. She met him twice at the SPCA, and what appeared as friendly and compatible then has now grown beyond that. He's a handful at times, but it's all worth it, as he's a major source of joy in my life."


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



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.