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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 wish list!

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the SPCA of
Tompkins County

We recommend Hill's® Science Diet® Pet Food

Makers of Cat Attract
kitty litter

Thank you PetMeds for your generous donation!

Registration for Camp SPCA is now open! Click here for details.

Doggy Play Time

Puppy Play & Learn

Adult Beginning Doggy Manners Class

Click here for more information

Featured Pets

Click here for all available DOGS
Click here for all available CATS

Special thanks to our March for the Animals  host, Cornell Plantations!






Order a Buddy Tag from The Jewel Box
and 50% of proceeds will be donated to the SPCA!

The Jewel Box has already
raised over $5,000 for
the animals!



Tompkins County Animal Control

Tompkins County Animal Control provides services for the following municipalities:
The City of Ithaca and the towns of Danby, Caroline, Newfield, Enfield, Ulysses and Ithaca

Phone: (607) 319-5067
Emergency/Off Hours:
(607) 592-6773

Residents of other municipalities within Tompkins County should contact the following service providers for stray dogs:

Towns of Lansing and Groton
Country Acres Pet Services
Paul & Joyce Burhans, ACO Lindsay Andersen, Asst. ACO
5852 West Scott Road
Homer, NY 13077
Phone: (607) 749-2734
Cell: (607) 423-2888
Fax: (607) 749-4718

Town of Dryden
Richard and Gena Leonard
642 Wood Road
Freeville, NY 13068
(607) 844-3641
For Emergencies Only
Cell: (607) 351-2144

The SPCA handles incidents of animal cruelty for all of Tompkins County. If you witness any act of cruelty, please call (607) 257-1822 to speak with an SPCA Humane Investigator.

Additionally, the SPCA provides adoption, counseling, training, surrender and all other services to all residents of Tompkins County.

SPCA of Tompkins County

Adoption Center &
Rescue Building

1640 Hanshaw Rd.

Ithaca, NY 14850

Fax: 607.257.5470


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.