Urgently Needed Items

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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the SPCA of
Tompkins County

We recommend Hill's® Science Diet® Pet Food

Online shop for paper and janitorial supplies

Makers of Cat Attract
kitty litter

Thank you PetMeds for your generous donation!


The youth in Tompkins County contribute a lot for the animals at the SPCA!

For birthdays, holidays, and other gift-giving occasions, youth can ask friends and family to make monetary or in-kind donations to the SPCA of Tompkins County in his or her honor in lieu of gifts.  Please see our wish list of needed items, or visit our online donation page by clicking HERE.

Tia Bernagozzi (above) raised $300 for the SPCA in December 2009 and several gifts were made in her honor after the following letter to the editor was published in the Ithaca Journal on December 16, 2009:

Help Animals Instead!

Dear Kids of Ithaca,

Instead of asking for presents this year, I am trying to raise $200 for the SPCA. The SPCA really needs all kinds of supplies to take care of all the animals. Also, the money will help with paying for veterinary bills.  Looking around my room, I sure don't need any presents - but the animals at the SPCA really do.  Tell your friends and family to give to the SPCA instead of presents for you this year.  If you want to, look at www.spcaonline.com to look at all the dogs and cats who need your help.

Tia Bernagozzi
5th grader

Last Updated on Monday, 12 April 2010 14:51


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.