In an effort to increase exposure for adoptable cats and dogs and decrease the time these animals are forced to spend in the shelter, the Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has launched a new Offsite Outreach Program.
Beginning this month, “Pawsitive Pawsibilities at the Y” and “Sundays at Brandow’s” will allow community members a chance to meet and greet adoptable companion animals outside of the shelter environment. Volunteers will share the animals’ characteristics, background information, and any important health concerns as they assist in finding these dogs and cats forever homes.
Stacie Haynes, Executive Director of the Susquehanna SPCA, said, “We are always looking for ways to decrease our animals’ length of stay in the shelter. The Oneonta YMCA and Brandow’s Feed and Seed are providing us with an opportunity to do just that. The more exposure our animals are given, the more quickly they are apt to find their forever homes. We are grateful to have these new partners.”
The satellite meet and greet sessions will take place on Saturdays from 12-2 p.m. in the YMCA lobby, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta, and from 12-4 p.m. on Sundays at Brandow’s Feed & Seed, 4119 NY-7, Oneonta.
Businesses interested in becoming part of the Susquehanna SPCA’s Offsite Outreach Program can call Stacie Haynes at (607) 547-8111, extension 101 or e-mail [email protected]
“Community-minded businesses can really make a difference with this new program, which we want to be mutually beneficial. We believe through cross promotion we will see an uptick in adoptions while our business partners enjoy increased traffic,” Haynes explained.
To learn more about the Susquehanna SPCA and to view available animals, visit www.sqpspca.org. For more information on upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, call (607) 547-8111. ###