Welcome to the Finger Lakes SPCA
The Finger Lakes SPCA is our region's source for companion-animal supportive care services and humane education. Check out the animals in our care that make great family companions.
In the summer months, our donations decline, yet the demand and need for our animal shelter services and humane programs increase dramatically. During this time of year, our shelter, like most others across the U.S., is overburdened with homeless animals in need of care. Kitten and puppy season starts in spring and lasts well into the fall. We see an influx of litters and more animals in need of medical care for summer related health issues. We are called upon to help more strays and animal accident victims.
Fortunately, summer at the shelter also typically brings an increase in adoptions. This is the time of year families tend to spend more time at home and children are out of school. These factors provide families with more opportunities to bond with their new additions. Our feline spay/neuter services, animal wellness clinic and canine training classes also see increases in demand and are at the height of their operation during this busy time of year. All of these programs strengthen the human-companion animal bond and work at the route of companion animal overpopulation.
Summer at the Finger Lakes SPCA means more animals, more good works, more bills and more worries. Yet, we have fewer resources available to meet these amplified demands. Our means are stretched to the limit as we strive to make a positive difference in the lives of countless animal friends and our community. Besides animal food and supplies, medical costs go up significantly at our shelter during the summer months. It is a very challenging time of year for our organization, and it comes at the same time when a lot of us think about our vacations and are extra busy ourselves.
And, so we turn to you for help. On behalf of the animals, we would like to ask you to please consider giving a gift at this critical time to help out with the increased operational expenses that summer brings. Our four-legged friends find hope & help, all throughout the year, because of the generosity & compassion of people like you. Your continuing support makes this humane, and frequently lifesaving, work possible!
Vicki S. Mosgrove
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We Need You're Help!
It's that time of the year again when we ask you to make a commitment to the needy animals and the programs of the Finger Lakes SPCA by becoming a Guardian Angel. It is essential that we have a constant flow of donations to support our animal friends in need and humane programs all year round. Every day, we are called upon and do our best to make a positive difference in as many lives as we are able. Frequently, this means helping orphaned and abused animals by admitting them into our shelter for care while they wait for their forever homes. Just as frequently, this means helping human beings by providing program assistance, therapeutic volunteer opportunities, humane education and/or a referral to support the human-companion animal bond.
These good works that save lives, reduce suffering and make our community kinder and safer are not reported on daily in the news, but they, in fact, happen every single day at the FLSPCA. Predictable revenues are vital to help ensure humane program stability and dependable standards of animal care throughout the whole year for as many animals as possible. The difficult and demanding job of speaking and caring for those who cannot speak for themselves is an every day job - that is simply not possible without you! Please, won't you consider becoming a Guardian Angel to lend a hand all year round? If you would prefer not to make a monthly commitment, a one-time donation of any amount will still help so much!
Vicki S. Mosgrove
We still have a long ways to go before the new shelter is complete, but we are making amazing progress!!
News and Updates
New updated Equine adoption list
go to the equine page
2016 Project Catnip coming March through June
By appointment only. Get more details "Project Catnip"
2016 Training Classes start in the spring!
Go to our "Dog Training" page and check it out "Dog Training"
It is always the time to give! Please help us out with our "Wish List"
Any help with the items on this list would be greatly appreciated.
Why Should You Adopt From an Animal Shelter?
"Animal shelters are your best source when looking for a pet. Not only do they have a great selection of adult animals for adoption, but they also have kittens and puppies, even purebred animals. In fact, on average, purebreds account for about 25% to 30% of a shelter's dog population... [more]"
- The Humane Society of the United States