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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Finding Lost Pets

The SPCA of Tompkins County keeps a record of all animals reported lost or found. Please call us at (607) 257-1822 as soon as you can if your pet is missing and file a lost pet report. If you find an animal that appears to be a stray, please call us and report that, too. (If you find your pet, please remember to call us back!)

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure:

CatWhen you first adopt a cat or move to a new place, he or she will not be used to the new location. Keep cats indoors for at least two weeks. If you then choose to let your cat outside, start slow with supervised outings.

When you first adopt a dog, take him or her around the neighborhood (using a good quality harness, available for purchase at the shelter) frequently. This will help your dog get to know the area. All pets should wear visible collars and identification tags. Even though all dogs and cats adopted from the SPCA of Tompkins County are microchipped, pets with visible identification are less likely to be considered strays and brought to the shelter.  Train your pet to come when you call using treats and other rewards. If your dog spends time outside, be sure your fence is secure.

What to do if you've lost a pet

  • Act quickly—as soon as you realize your pet is lost, canvas the area, calling your pet's name, and shaking a box of his or her favorite food or treats. If you’ve lost a dog and there is another dog in your family, bring him or her with you while searching.

  • It may help to leave your pet's bed, a piece of your clothing, or your cat's litterbox outside to help your pet find its way home. Leave food and water on the front or back porch until your animal is found.

  • Talk to neighbors to find out if they've seen your pet. Cats can get trapped in garages or basements, and they like to hide in yards so ask neighbors to check or ask for permission to look yourself.

  • Animals often recognize the sound of your car, so drive slowly around the neighborhood. Also stop to talk with people you see. Just before and right after dark are especially good times to look for both dogs and cats. Shake a box of treats or open a can of food while you search—most pets recognize these sounds.

  • Make a "Lost Pet" sign, and post it in visible places near where the animal was lost. Getting the flyers up quickly is more important than making them pretty—handwritten signs are fine. Hand them out to people, and gradually widen the area where you post the flyers.

  • If your pet is microchipped, call the microchip company and notify them that your pet is lost.

  • Call the SPCA of Tompkins County right away at (607) 257-1822 to file a "Lost Pet Report."

  • Bring your "Lost Pet" flyer to local veterinarians and ask them to keep an eye out for your pet.

  • Place a "Lost Pet" ad in the paper and in online classifieds like craigslist.com, and check the "Found Pet" ads daily.

  • Don't give up—with diligence, there is an excellent chance you will find your pet.
Last Updated on Monday, 12 April 2010 20:17
 

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"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?

All cats and dogs adopted from the SPCA of Tompkins County are examined, evaluated, vaccinated, spayed/neutered, and microchipped before adoption.

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.