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90 Minute Spinning Ride with the Clark Sports Center

Join us on a 90 Minute Ride to benefit the Susquehanna SPCA! The ride will take place from 8:30-10:00am, led by instructors Don, Alison and Colleen. Sign up at the Clark Sports Center Fitness Center Desk. $10 minimum donation. Checks can be made payable to: Susquehanna SPCA. All proceeds to benefit the Susquehanna SPCA!

Member signups began January 14, non-member sign-ups begin January 28. Clark Sports Center day pass fee waived for non-member participants. Ages 14+.

The 90 Minute Ride will take the place of the normally scheduled Sunday morning Spinning class. For more information, please contact Amy Porter at (607) 547-2800, ext. 129.

Chicken barbecue proceeds to benefit Susquehanna SPCA

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Volunteers led by the Susquehanna SPCA along with Matt and Mary-Margaret Sohns will host a Brooks’ BBQ Chicken Dinner on Friday, February 8 at Christ Episcopal Church to benefit the Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

This event, part of Cooperstown Winter Carnival 2019, will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the church Parish Hall at 69 Fair Street. Dinners – eat in or to go – will include a chicken half, baked potato, cole slaw, roll, butter, salad, dessert and cider for the suggested donation of $10.

“Last year, the Susquehanna SPCA cared for 777 animals, up from 620 in 2017. This significant increase in animals saved would not be possible without support from generous volunteers, community members and businesses,” said Executive Director Stacie Haynes.

Meals can be reserved in advance by calling (607) 547-8111 or (607) 547-9555. Tickets can be purchased at Church & Scott pharmacy, 5396 NY-28, at the shelter, 4841 State Highway 28, or at the door until sold out. Advance registration/purchase is appreciated.

Proceeds from the dinner will go toward shelter expenses and programs. Last year’s event raised more than $4,000.

In operation since 1917, the Susquehanna SPCA is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization committed to caring for homeless, surrendered, and seized companion animals and finding them loving, forever homes. For more information or to donate, visit

Susquehanna SPCA to host Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic

COOPERSTOWN – The Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is excited to announce that it will host a feline low cost spay/neuter clinic on Friday, February 15, 2018. This clinic is being held in collaboration with Dr. Joan Puritz and Dr. Bret Meckel and is open to the public. It will take place at the shelter, located at 4841 State Highway 28 between Cooperstown and Oneonta.

“February is nationally recognized as Spay/Neuter Awareness Month,” explained Susquehanna SPCA Executive Director Stacie Haynes. “We want to help animals in need beyond the walls of our shelter and raise awareness about the importance of spaying and neutering cats to reduce unwanted populations. This is a perfect opportunity to expand our services while helping offset the price of these procedures.”

The Susquehanna SPCA will donate profits from this event to a local partner, the Greater Oneonta Fund for Animal Responsibility (GOFAR). GOFAR is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to reducing the number of homeless, unwanted, and euthanized animals in the greater Oneonta area through education, raising funds to help finance the costs of spaying and neutering, helping strays (trap, neuter, release), and by helping local shelters. “We are grateful to the folks at GOFAR for all their good work and proud to call GOFAR a partner organization. They give so much and are instrumental in helping reduce the unwanted pet population in our region. This is a way to give something back to them,” Haynes said.

The February 15 feline low cost spay/neuter clinic has 40 spots available for 25 males and 15 females which can be secured by calling the Susquehanna SPCA at (607) 547-8111, extension 102. Appointments will be filled on a first call, first serve basis. The fee per cat is $60 and includes a spay/neuter with sedation, dewormer, rabies and distemper vaccinations, flea treatment, a nail trim, and an ear clean. To learn more about the Susquehanna SPCA, visit or call (607) 547-8111.


Fosters are most frequently needed for kittens of bottle feeding age, although sometimes they are also utilized for puppies or animals who are old, sick or stressed in the shelter. No experience necessary (although experienced fosters are very much needed), as you will be provided with all materials and instructions for the animal’s care.

Fosters need to keep open communication with our LVT and attend all scheduled medical appointments. Fosters provide a lifesaving service and are vital to the shelter, especially in the summer.

It is a job that is incredibly rewarding, but best suits someone who is patient, has free time, and is able to handle the possible emotional hardships that sometimes come along with fostering.

If you are curious to learn more, please contact us at (607) 547-8111 and join our Facebook group “Susquehanna SPCA Fosters”

Front Desk & Office Work

If you are a people person, then this is for you! Help in the office is most needed during business hours (Tuesday-Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.), although other work can be done before the shelter opens, on Mondays, or even from home!

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Greet/assist customers
  • Answer/direct phone calls and take messages
  • Help give tours of the facility
  • Take in and process donations
  • Answer questions about various animals, adoption, etc.
  • Make adoption follow up calls
  • Research
  • Miscellaneous projects

Cat Enrichment

A shelter can be very scary and overwhelming for a cat, and we want to minimize stress as much as possible while providing enrichment, socialization and love. We receive lots of shy kitties who would typically have a harder time finding a home, but after spending time with our volunteers eventually come out of their shell and blossom into sweet, very adoptable cats.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Pet, brush and play with cats and kittens
  • Socialize with cats in communal rooms
  • Provide enrichment to cats confined to cages 
  • Pay special attention shy/undersocialized/old cats


5082-5088 State Highway 28
5082-5088 State Highway 28
Cooperstown, NY
Cooperstown, NY


Tuesday through Saturday
Tuesday - Saturday
12PM to 5PM
And by Appointment
And by Appointment

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