Mission and Vision

Who We Are

The Finger Lakes SPCA was founded in 1949 as the Bath Animal Shelter. We are a nonprofit organization supported by private donations and the local community. We serve Steuben County in West/Central New York State and the surrounding communities.

Our Mission

1. Promote the humane treatment and care of all animals within its area.

2. Enforce the New York State animal cruelty laws.

3. Provide education for public awareness of the humane treatment and care of all animals and the specific responsibilities of companion animal guardianship.

4. Provide spay/neuter, rabies vaccination and other clinics which promote the health and welfare of animals.

5. Provide a facility to house stray and unwanted animals in a manner which shall sustain their health and welfare.

6. Aggressively work to reunite lost animals with their guardians.

7. Encourage the adoption of stray and unwanted animals.