Urgently Needed Items

  • Clorox/Disinfectant Wipes
  • Dog Waste Bags
  • Paper Towels
  • Dish Soap
  • Preformed Coin Wrappers (pennies especially!)
  • $5 and $10 gift cards (Amazon, Target, Walmart, PetSmart, Lowe's, Staples, Ithaca Agway, Ithaca Grain & Pet Supply)
  • Bleach
  • 13 Gallon Trash Bags
  • Fancy Feast Canned Kitten Food - Turkey
  • Squeeze/Spray Cheese
  • PetSafe SlimCat Feeder Balls
  • Pate Style Canned Cat Food (Turkey or Chicken only - No Fish)
  • Kuranda Cat Beds
  • 32 Oz. Spray Bottles
  • New litter boxes (all sizes)
  • Greenies Pill Pockets
  • Gallon and Sandwich size Ziploc Bags
  • Cage Cat Scratchers
  • Liquid Laundry Soap!
  • Cat toys - all kinds

Click here for our complete wish list!

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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Thank you PetMeds for your generous donation!

Other Ways to Help

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Tompkins County

Quill.com recently donated $500 in paper products to the SPCA!


We have a shed right in front of the adoption center for .05cent returnables. The shed is emptied for us by The Redeemer in Moravia about every week, and we receive every nickel - about $150 a month, and we're just getting started! This is the easiest way ever to donate!

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When you shop through IGive, hundreds of online retailers, including Petco, Target, Doctors Foster & Smith and others, will donate part of your sale price to the organization of your choice.


Kuranda Beds
We use Patented Kuranda Dog Beds because they are durable, chew proof and easy to clean. If you would like to donate a bed to us, click the picture below.

Items We Need
The shelter is always in need of donated items to help care for the shelter animals. Click here for a list of a few of our current needs.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 08:05



"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!)

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.