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Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 June 2010 13:01



"I just wanted to drop you a line about the cat we adopted on Saturday, Oscar. He spent all of Saturday exploring the house, too excited to sleep. By Sunday afternoon, he was relaxed enough to play with the catnip toys and sleep on the couch. He’s already started sleeping in the bed with us (after just four days)!  He loves attention and is always head-butting our arms until we pet him, and then of course does not want us to stop. He is getting along with our other cats pretty well – except that he doesn’t want to share our attention! Otherwise, he is settling in just fine and seems happy with his new digs. Thank you for the chance to adopt him."

-Cathy, Dave, and Oscar

(Pictured above: one of three Oscars adopted from the SPCA in the last year!)

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.