The Central New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is committed to making our community a kinder and safer place for the animals who share it with us by:
Investigation, intervention and prosecution of animal abuse and neglect.
Education of the public to the value and rewards of responsible guardianship of companion animals and respect for all living creatures.
Sterilization of all companion animals to reduce the tragic over-population of unwanted animals through programs we design and propose.
Legislation to provide for maximum protection of animals and severe penalties for those who abuse them.
Creation and maintenance of excellent living conditions, compassionate care and medical attention for the thousands of animals in our care every year
Adoption of those animals into responsible homes where they will be given the precious gift of a lifetime of love.
So you’re ready to add a family member to your home! Well you’re at the right place! To begin, you can view our animals available for adoption online, but there’s nothing like the real thing. We welcome you to come to our shelter and spend some time getting to know our animals in person.
To start off, please review the adoption guidelines below to speed up the adoption process:
1. Applicants must be at least 21 years old.
2. All adoption applications must be filled out completely.
3. An adoption application must be completed before any animal can be taken out for a visit. No animal will be taken out for a visit prior to this time.
4. You will need picture ID, with name and current address, to photo copy onto your application.
Any animal on a HOLD cannot be taken out for a visit until its holding time is up and it is available for adoption.
All dogs MUST be licensed with your Town prior to leaving the CNYSPCA, ask adoption counselor for further details.