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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.

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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

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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.

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Become a Foster

What does it mean to foster? 

Fostering means temporarily providing a home outside of the shelter for a variety of reasons, including: 

  • The animal is not old enough for adoption. 
  • The shelter environment is not a great fit for the animal and their needs. 
  • The animal needs particular care and attention that would be easier met in a household setting. 

What are the requirements for fostering an animal? 

There are only a few requirements necessary to be a member of our foster team! 

  • Fosters must be over the age of 18. 
  • Fosters must have a space in their home where they can isolate their foster animals from their own animals, such as a spare bedroom or bathroom. 
  • Fosters must be able to bring their foster animals to the shelter every 2 weeks for scheduled checkups with our veterinary staff.  
  • Checkups with the Vet Tech are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 10 am. 
  • Some animals require more of a time/attention commitment than others.  
    • For example, orphaned neonatal kittens require bottle feeding every two hours, but litters with mom who are eating well need significantly less hands-on time. 

How do I join the SQSPCA’s foster team? 


What do I do in an emergency? 

In the event of a medical emergency, please email our Medical Coordinator (email listed on the bottom of your foster agreement) or if it is during business hours call the facility at 607-547-8111. 

How long is the fostering process? 

If you are fostering kittens or puppies, they will typically return to the shelter for sterilization surgery and adoption at eight weeks old. 

Animals needing socialization or specialized care may need a foster home from just a few weeks to a few months depending on their situation. 

Tell us about your lifestyle, and we will only set you up with fosters that are compatible with your home and daily schedule! 

How can I help my foster animal find a forever home? 

We ask that you advertise your foster pet as much as you can and spread the word about all the wonderful qualities you have noticed in your foster pet!  

Post on your personal Facebook, Instagram, and other social media pages! In your posts, include: 

  • Quality pictures of your foster.
  • The best qualities you’ve noticed about your pet.
  • Different populations your foster pet has experience with, and how they are with that specific population (Good with kids, wary of men, etc.).
  • Any likes/dislikes your foster animal.
  • When your foster will be available for adoption .
  • Tag us in your posts!  
  • You’re also more than welcome to send us pictures and tales from your own experiences with your foster pet to help us find the best home for them as we can. 

Resources for Foster Parents: 

Foster Manual for Kittens and Puppies 

SQSPCA Foster YouTube playlist 

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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

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

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11am -5pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
11AM -5PM Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays
11am -7pm every Thursday
11AM-7PM Thursdays

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