About SPCA of Tompkins County
About Our Shelter...
The Tompkins County SPCA, founded in 1904, acts both as the humane shelter for the care of the county's stray and abandoned domestic animals, and as the Animal Control Authority. The mission of the Tompkins County SPCA is:
* We are a shelter of hope.
* We care for companion animals in need and aim to find a loving home for every adoptable animal in Tompkins County.
* We foster, through education, community action, and example, an enriching, positive relationship between people and their pets.
* We are leading the way, through innovation and focus, in recognizing the benefits that companion animals bring, and by acting on our shared responsibility to them.
Come Meet Our Pets...
Take Route 13 heading north out of Ithaca, going past the airport, to Hanshaw Road. Turn right onto Hanshaw Road and continue for one mile (turning right at the Lower Creek Road intersection to stay on Hanshaw Road). You will see the SPCA on the right, next to Cayuga Press.
ADOPTION CENTER HOURS Monday, Friday, Saturday,Sunday 12-5pm, Tuesday and Thursday 12-7pm
CLOSED Wednesday and holidays
(Please note that adoptions end 1/2 hour prior to closing.)
Our Adoption Process...
As part of the process of selecting an SPCA pet, you will be asked to complete an adoption application. After the application is approved, we ask you to sign an adoption agreement promising to humanely care for your animal. All cats and dogs are altered prior to adoption.
ANIMAL HEALTH AND VACCINATIONS:
All dogs which enter the SPCA receive vaccines for
* canine distemper (Adenovirus Type 2)
* parainfluenza & Parvovirus (DPP)
* leptospira bacterium
* Bordetella brochiseptica (kennel cough) intranasal.
All cats which enter the SPCA receive vaccines for
* Feline Rhinotracheitis (Feline Herpesvirus - I)
* Feline Distemper (Panleukopenia)
If pets are old enough, they also are given a rabies vaccination (Required by NY State law). The SPCA has regular veterinary care available for all animals and makes every effort to ensure that the animals are healthy before being made available for adoption. Cats are screened for Feline Leukemia. Dogs and cats all receive general worming medication.
All canines over six months of age are required, by New York State law, to be licensed before they can leave the shelter. Licensing is administered by the individual towns but can be completed at the SPCA at the time of adoption. The charges for licensing are not refundable if the dog is returned to the SPCA.
We hope that your new pet will be an enjoyable addition to your household. If you have any questions about pet care, please feel free to ask the shelter staff or your veterinarian. We also have many free pamphlets on caring for your pet available at the SPCA and can provide the names of local resources for training or behavior concerns.