SPCA of Tompkins County Community Day of Giving

35,000 animals (since 2001) say "It's Great to be Alive!"

A fundraising campaign for SPCA of Tompkins County
Since being founded in 1902, the SPCA of Tompkins County has been saving the lives of homeless, abandoned, and abused animals here in Tompkins County. 

Our goal of $1902 is incredibly meaningful for the shelter as that is our year of founding. One hundred and thirteen years ago a group of devoted citizens knew we had to help all kinds of animals in need.  The SPCA of Tompkins County was born and continues this life-saving work day in and day out, 365 days a year. 

We didn't stop in 1902, so you shouldn't either ;-)

Will you consider making a commemorative gift in honor of our founding and our work to save homeless animals?

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About the Organization

SPCA of Tompkins County

The mission of the SPCA of Tompkins County is to protect companion animals. We are the first open admission, no-kill shelter in the United States, and are dedicated to preventing animal cruelty and overpopulation. In 2016, we are celebrating 15 years as a no-kill shelter!

The SPCA of Tompkins County was incorporated in February 1902 in an effort to prosecute individual cases of cruelty.

In 1904, the organization acquired sheltering facilities and took over as ‘pound master’ for some of the municipalities within the county. For much of its history, the SPCA has employed humane officers to investigate individual cases of cruelty, as well as providing impound, sheltering and adoption of unwanted dogs, cats, and other animals.

In 1999, the SPCA Board of Directors resolved to become a "no-kill" shelter, a vision fully realized by the end of 2001. In the spring of 2004, the SPCA opened the Dorothy and Roy Park Pet Adoption Center, a sheltering facility that provides dogs, cats and other companion animals with comfortable, healthy, home-like settings. Registered as the...

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