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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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the SPCA of
Tompkins County

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Thank you PetMeds for your generous donation!


Did you know that in a single year the  SPCA of Tompkins County is a temporary home for close to 3,000 animals? We take in animals surrendered by the public and help stray and abandoned animals in Tompkins County. Our main source of funding is charitable donations from individuals and businesses.  Your donation will help provide medical and daily care for shelter animals. Your support will also help us provide programs to educate the public on the importance of spaying/neutering and proper animal care. We are not affiliated with any national organization or branch of government -- all donation dollars provide benefits and services to the animals right here in Tompkins County:

  • Shelter, food and veterinary care for homeless animals
  • Pet adoptions at the shelter 6 days a week, at our Annex 7 days a week, and at off-site event
  • Free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for the dogs and cats of qualified county residents
  • Lifesaving medical care including surgery

  • And so much more!

Giving levels include:

The Sir Maxwell Braveheart Society

The Buddy Society

If you do not want to go online to donate, just print THIS FORM to fill out and mail with your check.  All donations are appreciated!

There are also other ways to give to the SPCA of Tompkins County, such as:

  • Donate your car! It is easy and quick - just contact Vehicles for Charity at 1-866-628-2277 or visit them online to learn how you can donate your car to the SPCA!
  • Memorial / Tribute Tile in dog or cat wing - Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information
  • AniMeals
  • Calendar Contest (May through July)
  • Needed Items: The shelter is always in need of donated items to help care for the shelter animals. - Click here for a list of our current needs.



Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2015 09:43



"We adopted Sam (now Jeter) back on August 25, 2009 and he’s brought great joy to our lives. Thank you for all you did to help us and for all you do to help others connect with wonderful animals."

-Dana & Karen

Did You Know?

All SPCA dogs are carefully evaluated for behavior and training needs before adoption.

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.