Urgently Needed Items

  • KMR
  • Canned Dog Food
  • Canned Cat Food (pate style)!
  • Kitten Chow
  • 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
  • Kitten nursing bottles
  • SnuggleSafe heat discs
  • 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. 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 to schedule an interview with the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Interview: This 20 minute meeting gives us a chance to meet you, discuss the position(s) that you are interested in, and to explore the responsibilities of the position(s) before arranging for orientation and training.
  • Group Orientation: Within two weeks after the interview, there is a group orientation session. The day and time varies, in order to give everyone an opportunity to attend.
  • Training: During the week following the group orientation, you will receive training by an experienced volunteer or the Volunteer Coordinator. 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 Tuesday, 07 May 2013 15:06
 

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KitKat

 

"When Kitkat came home with me she received a new name- Lydia. I felt she needed a more mature and refined moniker to match her personality of a laid-back lady! It only took her about 20 minutes to claim my home as her own. She has had no litter issues (she had some in the previous home she shared with other cats), and scratches exclusively on the tree stump we brought into the house for her. I've also put her on a canned-food-only diet and play with her daily in hopes that she can shed a pound of chub over the next few months. She is the most loving kitty I've ever known and cuddles with me every time i sit or lay down. I am very glad that she was able to wait so long for me. Your organization and its no kill policy is a blessing for kitties like Kitkat!"

 

 

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.