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SQSPCA thrift store readies for move to new location

Temporary hold on donations announced

March 29, 2021 – As of this Friday, April 2 at 4 p.m., the New Leash on Life Thrift Shop will temporarily stop taking donations in preparation for its upcoming move.

The thrift store, a local mainstay for more than 40 years, is a primary source of revenue for the Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SQSPCA). Both the animal shelter and thrift store facilities will relocate soon to a brand new campus just 1.2 miles north of the current location on State Highway 28 between Cooperstown and Oneonta.

“April 2nd will be the last day folks can drop off donations for the thrift shop until the new retail space opens,” said SQSPCA Executive Director Stacie Haynes. “This will give staff time to get established in the new location and make sure things are running smoothly.”

“We will make another announcement as soon as we know when we can start receiving donations at the new store,” Haynes said.

In the meantime, the thrift store will remain open for a few more weeks and Thrift Store Manager Sara Lucas will continue to sell merchandise online via the New Leash on Life Facebook page and on Facebook Marketplace before, during, and after the move.

According to Lucas, the transition is bittersweet but much anticipated.

“We are so appreciative of our loyal donors and shoppers, and we’ll miss you all, but we absolutely can’t wait to see everyone again at the new store,” Lucas said.

For more information on donating to the New Leash on Life Thrift Shop, call (607) 547-9462 or e-mail [email protected]

In operation since 1917, the Susquehanna SPCA is a 501c3 charitable 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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