SPCA of Tompkins County is a no-kill shelter and is dedicated to finding all pets a home.

Since 1902 we’ve been helping animals love life!

The mission of the SPCA of Tompkins County, located in Ithaca, NY, 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.

Each year we take in and find happy new homes here in our community for close to 2000 animals. The SPCA staff, along with over 250 annual volunteers, rehabilitate, train, and care for these animals keeping them safe, happy, and socialized until they find their new forever homes.

A little bit can go a long way for our furry friends.
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SPCA Operational Changes Amid COVID-19

Due to the recent events surrounding the spread of COVID-19, we are asking members of the public to help us in limiting foot traffic in our Adoption Center and Intake Building. Access will be restricted to serious adopters only, those who need to relinquish their pets, or those here to take their new pet home. Our new hours of operation are:

To schedule an appointment to adopt a pet please email us at adoptions@spcaonline.com and to schedule an appointment to relinquish a pet please email us at intake@spcaonline.com.

For more information, please read our full statement below or call us at 607-257-1822.

Full Statement (PDF)