Urgently Needed Items

  • 5 oz Dixie Cups
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • 13 Gallon Trash Bags
  • Liquid Laundry Soap!
  • Paper Towels
  • Bubble Solution (cat activity)
  • Small Paper Cups (3-8 ounce sizes)
  • Thunder Shirts, size Large only
  • Small and/or Standard Carabineer Clips
  • Canned Cat Food (pate style)!
  • Clorox Wipes
  • $5 and $10 gift cards (Target, Walmart, PetSmart, Lowe's, Staples, Ithaca Agway, Ithaca Grain & Pet Supply, Amazon)
  • XL and XXLKongs (black, extra tough style)
  • Large hard rubber dog toys
  • Squeeze/Spray Cheese
  • Cat collars
  • Cat toys - all kinds

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 Wish List!

 

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Volunteer Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer for the SPCA of Tompkins County!

As a volunteer, your time commitment will vary depending on your assignment.  We request a minimum of 2-2.5 hours (one shift) per week. There is some flexibility in scheduling, but a commitment of 8-10 hours per month, for 6 months (one semester for college students) is appreciated. Volunteers are asked to support and promote the mission of the SPCA and abide by the shelter’s written volunteer policies. All assignments are arranged with the Volunteer Coordinator to ensure the best placement for both the volunteer and the organization.

Transportation to the SPCA

  • A car is highly recommended. The SPCA Annex, in the Shops at Ithaca Mall, is easily accessible via the TCAT bus system. The SPCA’s main adoption center is on TCAT’s Route 41 - Demand and Response (DAR) route during the week, so the nearest scheduled stop is ¾ mile away. If you plan ahead, you can get direct service to the Pet Adoption Center by calling TCAT ahead of time. On the weekend, the SPCA is on Route 74, which only passes the SPCA a few times per day. TCAT Homepage
  • The Volunteer Coordinator will help arrange carpool among college students from the same campus using a ride-share board. Please complete that portion of the application if you are interested in driving your classmates to the SPCA or if you will need a ride from your campus.

Steps to Becoming a Volunteer

  • Complete and submit a volunteer application: You will receive an email within two weeks after submission along with the upcoming orientation dates.
  • Group Orientation: We hold two orientations a month. The day and time varies, in order to give everyone an opportunity to attend. Typically one is held on Tuesday or Thursday night, while the other is offered on a Saturday.
  • Training: At orientation you will sign up for your one-on-one training with an experience volunteer. This training session takes anywhere from 1.5-2.5 hours, depending on the position for which you are training.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014 12:38
 

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Argus,Joker, Gilbert, and Riddly

"Argus, the dog, was adopted in October of 2004. The two black and white cats, Joker and Riddly (originally "Cuddles"), were adopted in August of 2011, and Gilbert, the gray and white cat, was adopted a week and a half ago, on March 1st. All from the SPCA."

SPCA of Tompkins County

Adoption Center &
Rescue Building
607.257.1822

1640 Hanshaw Rd.

Ithaca, NY 14850

info@spcaonline.com

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.