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 Amazon.com wish list!

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Thank you PetMeds for your generous donation!

Click Here to Donate!

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 Brick Walkway - 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.

Donate Now Link


Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 18:47



Norman, an SPCA alum, with the official 2011 pumpkin!

Did You Know?

SPCA volunteers can help for as little as two hours a week!

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.