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Our Featured Auburn, NY Partner:

Finger Lakes SPCA of CNY

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We serve the City of Auburn, NY and Cayuga County. We also serve all surrounding counties - Onondaga, Tompkins, Cortland, Oswego, Seneca, Wayne and even further.

About Our Shelter:

Our Mission Statement
. . . alleviate the suffering, promote the comforts,
. . .improve the conditions of animals,
. . .and prevent cruelty to animals.

Who We Are
The Finger Lakes SPCA of Central New York (formerly known as the Cayuga County SPCA) is committed to the humane treatment of animals through prevention of cruelty, education, spaying or neutering, a strong adoption program and by promoting responsible pet ownership. Every day its compassionate staff and volunteers provide food, shelter, medical care and comfort to the many animals that are abandoned or relinquished by their owners. As a limited admission shelter, we do not euthanize animals for kennel space. Euthanasia is considered only if the animal is known to be aggressive, has bitten without being provoked, or is sick/injured beyond the shelter's financial means. The FL SPCA is not the same as ASPCA. We do not receive any funds from the ASPCA, in fact we pay annual dues to them. We are not a county organization and receive no funding from the county. Public donations are currently our most important source of income.

The FL SPCA is working to reduce pet over-population by mandatory spay/neuter of all animals (of appropriate age) being adopted from the shelter before the new owner takes possession. The shelter (pictured above) was built in 1954 and is still in use today.

In an attempt to help stem the pet overpopulation crisis, in October 2007 the Shelter began low-cost spay-neuter clinics three times per month for low income pet owners, and those individuals who care for feral, barn and stray cats.

Come Meet our Pets:

Shelter Hours and Directions
Mon., Tues., Wed. - 12:00 - 4:45 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday - 12:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Thur. & Fri - CLOSED

From NYS Thruway exit 40, go South on Route 34 to Auburn. Just before railroad tracks, take a right onto York Street, the shelter (pictured above) is at the bottom of the hill on the right-can't miss it!

Our Adoption Process:

Our Adoption Process
The process begins with the completion of an adoption application. Once the application is turned in, there is a mandatory 24-48hour (depending on the day of the week) waiting period. This time allows us to review the application, as well as giving the potential owner the opportunity to think through their decision. Please remember adopting an animal is a long-term responsibility. Approved applicants must return to the shelter and complete the adoption paperwork in person, at that time the staff will call to arrange a spay/neuter appointment with a participating veterinarian (if the animal was not previously altered). All animals must remain at the shelter until their appointment date. Shelter staff will transport the pet to the veterinarian's office, however, the new owner will be responsible for picking up the pet following surgery.

Dogs/Puppies $138-156
Cats/Kittens $95-120

Spay/Neuter Varied fee depending of species/sex (unless previously altered)

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.