Urgently Needed Items

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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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kitty litter

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Urgently Needed Items
Urgent Items

  • Fancy Feast Canned Kitten Food (Turkey flavored!)
  • AA/AAA Batteries
  • Greenies Pill Pockets for Dogs
  • Q-Tips
  • Tablecloths & Placemats
  • 10x10 Pop Up Tent (for off-site events)
  • Packing Tape
  • Painters Tape
  • Soft Dog Treats
  • Canned Dog/Puppy Food
  • Canned Cat food (pate style, turkey or chicken only!)
  • Canned Kitten Food (pate style, turkey or chicken only!)
  • Cassida Coin Sorter C200
  • Preformed coin wrappers
  • AA/AAA Batteries
  • Liquid Laundry Soap!
  • Cage Cat Scratchers
  • Kitten Nursing Bottles
  • Kitten Milk Replacement (KMR)
  • Meat Flavored Baby Food (no onion or garlic)
  • Purina Kitten Chow
  • Ziploc Bags - Gallon and Sandwich size
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • 13 Gallon Trash Bags
  • $5 and $10 gift cards (Target, Walmart, PetSmart, Lowe's, Staples, Ithaca Agway, Ithaca Grain & Pet Supply, Amazon)
  • Squeeze/Spray Cheese
  • SnuggleSafe heat discs
  • Cat toys - all kinds
  • Bleach
  • Copy Paper
  • Fine Point Dry Erase Markers/ Dry Erase Board Eraser
  • Cat Wand Toys (esp. "Da Bird")
  • Cat Wand Toys "Da Bird" replacement attachments
  • (Please no carpet cat trees or catnip)
  • 9-volt batteries (for microchip scanners - regular or rechargeable)
  • Newspapers
  • Kuranda Beds (L, XL)
  • Swheat Scoop Kitty Litter
  • File Storage Totes
  • Digital Baby Scales
  • 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)
  • Postage Stamps
  • D.A.P. Collars for Dogs
  • Feliway Refills

Did you know you can find lots of items on our wish list at local stores like Ithaca Agway and Ithaca Grain & Pet Supply? Stop by and the friendly folks at either store can help you! Check out our Amazon.com wish list, too!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2015 09:53



Viola and Sebastian


"I cannot BELIEVE Viola and Sebastian have been in my life for five years now- as I can't imagine life without them! They were given to me as part of a littler of neonatal kittens who had been sprayed by a chemical mixture and were not eating well. Thought it took some extra time and coaxing, them and their siblings soon started to heal, eat, and thrive. They were the last two to reach the weight required for spaying and neutering, and by the time it came to give them up- I simply couldn't do it! They have given me more than I can possibly give them. I am so grateful they came to the SPCA of Tompkins County as most shelters would have had them put down. I love you babies!"

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.