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Canine Training Seminar

We are Attending and Hosting a Canine Training Seminar


When: June 1st, 2019
Where: Finger Lakes SPCA, Inc., 72 Cameron St., Bath, NY
What: Making Shelter Life Positive


The seminar will benefit those involved in shelter work such as canine caretakers, volunteers, foster families, as well as any individual(s) that share a general interest in canine positive well-being. Attendees will learn about body language, safe handling, positive reinforcement training, enrichment and behavior, and so much more.
The training has an added hands-on workshop.


Price: Early Bird Registration – $60
(Register by May 15, 2019)
Registration after May 15th – $75
Constance Dwyer, IAABC
Sara Hamburger, BMTA


To Register and For More Info., click here to register on PupPartners.

Paws and Pairings Gala

FLSPCA Paws & Pairings Sponsorship Form – Please click here

Dear Friends,

We will be hosting our Paws & Pairings event at the Pleasant Valley Wine Company Visitor Center on Friday, May 31st, 2019 from 6:00-9:00pm. This is our signature fundraiser as well as an opportunity for us to highlight our orphan animal care services and vital programs which support the human-companion animal bond. Additionally, we will again be recognizing members of our community who uphold the values of our organization and who help to make our area kinder and safer for both animals and people.


Our Paws & Pairings event will feature Pleasant Valley wines and will be catered to provide a delicious array of foods. The night will also be made memorable by our extraordinary silent auction, raffles and live music. Guests will also learn the latest on the Grand Opening of our new shelter.


We hope you will consider becoming a sponsor of our event. Your generous contribution will benefit both the animals entrusted to our care and our humane programs. Without your significant kindness and financial support, we would be unable to provide for animals in need or provide services that prevent animal cruelty and animal homelessness. The attached sponsorship form describes how your contribution will be featured in our promotional materials and communications. To ensure your inclusion in advanced promotional materials, we would need your commitment to a sponsorship on or before Monday, May 13th.


Thank you for considering a contribution that will help us to reduce and prevent animal suffering in Steuben County. Please contact us if you have any questions or need more information. Moreover, we hope you will join us at our Paws & Pairings event, which is sure to be an evening of excitement that you are not going to want to miss!



Jean Peterson -President
Paws & Pairings Co-Chair
Vicki Mosgrove- Executive Director
Paws & Pairings Co-Chair
FLSPCA | Paws & Pairings 2019

FLSPCA Paws & Pairings Sponsorship Form – Please click here

Finger Lakes SPCA Barn Cat Program



Our barn cat program reaches out to those with a working barn or safe, heated outbuilding. Having a barn cat or cats will help keep down the rodent population. The cats will be helping the property owner, while the property owner provides the cats with a safe place to live. And, because these cats are already spayed/neutered, the property owner won’t have to worry about endless litters of kittens appearing! They are also rabies vaccinated.


What you’ll need:


  • Shelter in barns, buildings, or stables
  • Daily food and water – cats cannot live on mousing alone
  • Long-term veterinary care, as needed (they’re neutered and vaccinated prior to adoption)
  • A secure place to keep them for the first 2-3 weeks, while they acclimate to the barn. This can be a tack room, or any secure indoor enclosure that they cannot escape from. (The shelter will lend you an introduction crate and temporary housing supplies if needed.)

FLSPCA currently has a number of cats who cannot live as house pets. Cats in our barn cat program fall into these categories:


  • Cats who are just too independent to appreciate being cooped up in cages in the shelter.
  • Cats who are shy/fearful of people, and prefer the company of other cats and animals.
  • Cats whose litterbox habits make them unsuitable for house pets.

Please note: We do not adopt cats who are suitable to be house pets to barns, only cats without other options.


We prefer to adopt cats in this program in pairs. A nominal adoption fee of forty dollars for two cats helps us recover some of the expense for medical care provided.


Barn cat homes are reviewed for their ability to help provide for the ongoing basic needs and reasonable safety of the cats. PLEASE SHARE THIS POST TO HELP US SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THIS PROGRAM.


Call 607-622-5363 to learn more about participating cats or visit our 72 Cameron St. location in Bath between 11 and 4 p.m. except (closed Thursday and Sunday).