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Urgently Needed Items

  • $5 and $10 gift cards to Target, Walmart, PetSmart, Lowe's, Staples, Ithaca Agway, Ithaca Grain & Pet Supply or Amazon - all of these help us make a dent in our enormous need for supplies!
  • Large and X-Large Kongs (black, extra tough style)
  • Large hard rubber dog toys
  • Cat collars
  • Kitten nursing bottles
  • SnuggleSafe heat discs
  • Squeeze/Spray Cheese
  • Cat toys - all kinds
  • Canned Pate Style Cat Food
  • Kitten Chow
  • Canned Dog Food
  • Soft/Chewy Dog Treats
  • Paper Towels
  • Laundry Soap
  • Bleach
  • Copy Paper
  • Fine Point Dry Erase Markers
  • Cat Wand Toys (esp. "Da Bird")
  • Cat Wand Toys "Da Bird" replacement attachments
  • (Please no carpet cat trees)
  • 9-volt batteries (for microhip scanners - regular or rechargeable)
  • Newspapers
  • Kuranda Beds (L, XL)
  • Mesh Dog Harnesses
  • Sense-ible Dog Harnesses (L & XL)
  • Easy Walk Dog Harnesses ( L & XL)
  • Swheat Scoop Kitty Litter
  • File Storage Totes
  • Digital Baby Scales
  • 13 Gallon Trash Bags
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Medium (10" - 16") Dog Collars
  • Plastic Crates and Shelving for Kitty Perches
  • 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)
  • Gentle Leaders (M, L)
  • Postage Stamps
  • D.A.P. Collars for Dogs
  • Feliway Refills

Click here for our complete wish list!

With lots of pets needing care, there are LOTS of 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.com wish list!

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Foster Care


SPCA Foster Care Opportunities

Foster families help the SPCA save thousands of animals every year. Dogs, puppies, cats and kittens in need of temporary loving homes need you. Fostering a pet in need is great for individuals or families.

The animals at the SPCA need families and individuals who are willing to offer their home on a temporary basis to shelter residents in need. Foster care ranges from a few days to a few weeks, and has an enormous impact on the health and well-being of animals prior to adoption.

The most common reasons that an animal is put into foster care include:

  • Kittens and puppies that are too young to be spayed or neutered. When the animals are about eight weeks old, they can be spayed or neutered and made available for adoption
  • Mom cats or Mom dogs who are nursing a litter of kittens or puppies. Although the shelter is a safe environment, it is not the best for raising babies.
  • Cats or dogs that are being treated for injuries or illnesses, or that need help working on behavioral issues.

The SPCA will provide:

  • Vet care and medicine
  • All supplies: Food, litter, litter pan, bowls, leash, harness, toys
  • 24 hour support for questions or concerns

The foster parent will provide:

  • A home
  • Your time
  • Lots of love

Steps to Becoming a Volunteer

  • Complete and submit a canine or feline foster care application.
  • Group or Individual Orientation: At orientation, staff will meet with prospective foster parents to discuss the role of the foster parent, what to expect and what your responsibilities will be while working with the foster pet.
  • Home Visit: After the orientation, the Volunteer Coordinator or Behavior and Training Manager will visit your home to discuss any concerns or questions that you have specifically regarding preparing your home for foster care. After this step is complete, you will be able to start fostering animals!

Fostering is a rewarding and fun way to help the SPCA! Get started today!

Canine foster care application.  Download it, print it, complete it and return it to the Pet Adoption Center or the SPCA Annex.

Feline foster care application Download it, print it, complete it and return it to the Pet Adoption Center or the SPCA Annex.

For addtional information or if you have questions, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (607) 257-1822 ext 247.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 20:50
 

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Stories



"We brought Dewey home (now named Dexter) on Saturday, and less than a week later he has made himself at home. The other cats are coming around to him quicker than we had hoped and he is a great cuddler during movies on a rainy day! He was just what we were looking for. Thanks to your staff for all their help and patience as we wandered the cat rooms for over an hour trying to pick."

Samantha 

Did You Know?

An unaltered female cat and her offspring can produce up to 12 MILLION cats in 10 years.

SPCA of Tompkins County

Adoption Center &
Rescue Building
607.257.1822


1640 Hanshaw Rd.

Ithaca, NY 14850

info@spcaonline.com

Fax: 607.257.5470

Annex
607.592.6772

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
11-7

Sunday
11-6

Rescue Center Hours

Monday
Tuesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

11-4

Wednesday
Sunday
CLOSED

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.