STOP THE OVER POPULATION OF HOMELESS & UNWANTED PETS- Spay & Neuter ALL animals you have !
Please Spay and Neuter Your Pets!
There are so many homeless animals! And so many litters of cats and dogs being born! Please spay and neuter your pets to avoid unwanted litters. Both male and female animals should be fixed.
Spaying or neutering will not make the animal lazy or slow. The animal will be just as playful and energetic. The female will not go into heat and the male will not be seeking a female in heat. Neutering males also reduces their tendency to fight other male dogs.
How can you help?
#1 Way to Help Animals - PLEASE Spay & Neuter Your Pets !! This helps control the population of animals which in turn equals less unwanted and/or uncared for pets.
* Foster Care Program - As a Foster Parent you take animals into your home & provide them with nurturing and a comfy home until they get adopted. Pets available for Foster Care include kittens, puppies & mother animals not yet ready for adoption as well as special needs animals that could really use a nice home environment with the additional TLC. Please consider opening your home to these wonderful animals.
* Interested in volunteering? We are always looking for animal lovers who are interested in helping out with anything from dog walking, facility cleaning, painting, fix-it projects, animal grooming to working at adoption events. Also, anyone interested in joining our board of directors (a wonderful way to make a difference), please call the shelter...we are always looking for those committed to our cause. The animals so appreciate the time & love you can give them!!
* Donations... If you would like to donate to the SPCA in Catt. County, we are in need of:
Cat litter * Medium and Large Dog Choke Chains * Cat Carriers * Medium and Large Dog Crates * Blankets, Sheets, and Towels * Dog, puppy, cat, and kitten food of all kinds * Litter Pans * Cat and Dog Toys (incl. Nylabones for dogs) * Animal Treats * Laundry Soap * Bleach * Cleaning Supplies * Shampoos & Cleansers * Paper Towels * Office Supplies * Contracting/Repair Services * Anything an animal would need/like, we could use but mostly your time & love
Monetary Donations are always GREATLY APPRECIATED to support our efforts
Who We Are...
The SPCA in Cattaraugus County, is a non-profit, no-kill charity animal shelter, and was founded in 1905. We are dedicated to saving the lives of animals, and providing adoption services for homeless and neglected animals. Donations and fundraisers account for approximately 70%+ of our yearly income. Over the past fifteen years, we have helped to find loving homes for over 25,000 animals. We are the largest animal shelter in New York's southern tier.
In 1984, we moved into a building located on 11 acres, with significantly more space than our previous location. We have 68 dog kennels (indoor/outdoor) and 4 rooms dedicated to housing cats including 2 open cat rooms that allows the cats to romp & play without being confined to a cage. Four large outdoor play yards, approximately 400 sq. ft. each, are used as exercise areas for the dogs. We also have a barn to house farm animals removed from cruelty cases. A large medical/restricted area serves as temporary housing for animals in need of medical attention, rehabilitation, or recovery time. Here they receive individual treatment from our medical staff in a controlled environment.
Adopting a friend
Adopting an animal should not be an impulse decision or done in haste. Please take the time to research which breed would be best for you & your family. We can help you with this at the shelter or you can do it online at Petfinder.com. We also recommend that you make frequent visits to the shelter - spend time with the animals you might be interested in - get to know them & let them get to know you. We want our animals to be happy with you & you to be happy with the animal(s) you've chosen to become a member of your family.
We recommend that all dogs adopted be indoor or indoor/outdoor dogs with an enclosed kennel area. This eases the risk of loss, diseases, injury, etc.... Please take the proper precautions during inclement weather - especially extreme cold. Dogs enjoy a fenced-in yard in which they can run and play.
Cats/kittens should be kept strictly indoors to avoid disease, injury, loss and preditors.
**For cats and kittens that are not spayed/neutered prior to adoption, $35 will be refunded to adopter AFTER proof of spay/neuter.
Come Visit Us!
Our shelter is directly South of Buffalo (approximately 1 1/2 hours) on Route 16 just north of Olean. At I-86 (previously Rt.17) exit 26 (Olean, Rt. 16), turn left onto Olean-Hinsdale Highway (Rt. 16). Drive approximately 2.2 miles and the shelter is on the right side (driveway is just after the SPCA sign).
Click here to connect to our website.SPCA in Cattaraugus County 2944 Hinsdale Highway (Route 16)
Phone: (716) 372-8492
Our Hours are: Tuesday-Saturday 12-5
SPCA in Cattaraugus County - For shelter inquiries and animal adoptions