Our Mission

The Susquehanna SPCA is committed to bringing about a time when there are no more homeless animals and every companion animal is guaranteed a loving home. We work to accomplish this goal through our spay/neuter, adoption, and education programs.

Our mission is to:

Our Mission

The Susquehanna SPCA is committed to bringing about a time when there are no more homeless animals and every companion animal is guaranteed a loving home. We work to accomplish this goal through our spay/neuter, adoption, and education programs.

Our mission is to:

Our Facility & Operations

On November 21, 2018 we launched our SHELTER US Campaign to build a much-needed new shelter that meets modern shelter guidelines. A $500,000 competitive grant from New York State jump started the project. In June of 2021, we moved into our brand-new state-of-the-art facility. 

Our new building is fit with an industry-leading HVAC filtration system to improve biosecurity and the overall health of the animals in our care. Our kennels and animal-holding areas are designed to provide comfort to every species with ample opportunity for them to hide, relax, and interact with visitors. Our facility was designed with volunteers and adopters in mind, creating a smooth flow where they can meet animals in quiet, low-stress areas. 

A picture of an office foyer.
A picture of a gray cat.

Our Capabilities & Services

Our team is constantly working to improve the lives of the animals in our care as well as those in the community who need assistance. We welcome adoptable animals through surrender, transfer, and also those found stray who are not able to be reunited with their owners. Additionally, we work closely with local law enforcement to prevent and address animal cruelty in our area.

One of our main focuses is working with the public to educate them on how to properly care for their animals, how to spot and address animal cruelty, and to provide the resources people need to keep their pets. We are proud to be offering low-cost, income based, spay/neuter surgeries for both dogs and cats in the very near future, as well as wellness services.

Every animal adopted from our shelter is altered, up to date on vaccinations, and also receives any medical care needed.  Animals are adopted through our adoption counseling process where our staff members work with potential adopters to find the perfect fit for their home. 

Our Board of Directors

Gaylord Dillingham, President

Kathy Clarkson, 1st Vice Chair

Laurie Zimniewicz, 2nd Vice Chair

Peter Gould, Treasurer

Jill Basile, Secretary

Merilyn Gould

Thomas Huntsman, MD

Cory Moffat

Carol Valenza

Leadership Team

Stacie Haynes,
Executive Director

Dr. Jennifer Lukovsky,
Director of Veterinary Services

Sarah Wilcox,
Development Director

Erica Ylitalo,
Director of Operations

Sara Haddad,
Animal Health Coordinator/LVT

Allison Hungerford, Communications Coordinator/LVT

Jody Carney, 
Office Manager

Erin Marsala,
Thrift Store Manager

Staff

Ryan Banks,
Veterinary Assistant I

Samantha Ceresna,
Adoption Counselor

Kathy Chicorelli

Sarah Cummings,
Adoption Counselor

Rowan Fitzgibbons,
Operations Assistant

Cay Franck,
Special Events Coordinator

Isabella Hotchkins

Abigail Johnson

Hailey Johnson,
Kennel Manager

Avalon Kubis,
LVT

Susan Leonard,
Shelter Manager

Craig Lippitt

Noah Mickels,
Building & Grounds

Emily Mize

Tania Puglia,
Adoption Counselor

Emily Winchester

Careers

The Susquehanna SPCA is an equal opportunity employer.

Business Partners

We are so grateful for the support and encouragement received through our business partnership program! Thank you!

 If you are interested in joining, please contact us at (607) 547-8111 or via email at [email protected].