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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Tompkins County

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kitty litter

Thank you PetMeds for your generous donation!

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



"Franny, whose name is now Bailey Ireland has brought us so much joy and, I must say, has eaten a lot of flip flops!!! LOL. But as you can see, she has made herself right to home and even has her own spot on our bed. Thank you for all the smiles and giggles Bailey is giving us."

Kelly and family

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.