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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Animal Cruelty

Cruelty Investigations

Every year, the SPCA of Tompkins County rescues hundreds of animals from abuse, neglect and abandonment. Our humane investigators respond to all reports of animal cruelty. This includes both pets and livestock. To report suspected animal abuse, neglect, abandonment or other concerns about an animal's well-being, please contact us by calling (607) 319-5067.

New York State's Shelter Law

We offer many programs in the community aimed at education and prevention of animal abuse, neglect and abandonment. Camp SPCA for children ages 9-12, extensive low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, Kid's Corner at the SPCA Annex, school group tours, and many different training classes and workshops are all designed to improve the lives of the animals in Tompkins County.


Last Updated on Friday, 09 April 2010 12:26





"Three years ago the SPCA of Tompkins County rescued a poor neglected pitbull puppy. The puppy lost her vision due to the neglect and she was in such bad shape no one thought she would live to be a year old. Today that puppy turns three and she is one of the greatest joys in my life. If this SPCA wasn't a no kill shelter this little girl would have never been given a chance at life. So, Odilia and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for what you do and who you are!

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.