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Susquehanna SPCA offers special ‘study buddy’ sales this month

Reduced adoption fees subsidized by the Staffworks Fund

COOPERSTOWN – As we head into the dog days of summer, the Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SQSOCA) is offering half price adoption specials this month, beginning with cats and kittens from Tuesday, August 6 through Saturday, August 17.

Due to an influx of adoptable felines of all ages, the shelter has been at capacity for the last two months and has a waiting list for new arrivals, prompting the “Back-to-School Adoption Sale.”

Funding from the Staffworks Fund Homeward Bound Program makes the reduction in adoption fees possible. The program was created to assist overcrowded shelters and rescues by subsidizing reduced adoption fees and fee-waived programs. This support provides reduced fees for potential adopters and still allows animal welfare organizations to maintain their operating budget.

“Whether you are looking for a ‘study buddy’ for your son or daughter for the fall semester or would simply like a companion for yourself, we can help you make the perfect match,” said SQSPCA Executive Director Stacie Haynes.

“The new Staffworks Fund Homeward Bound Program has enabled us to reduce our prices in order to find homes more quickly for the animals currently in the shelter. This way, we can make room for more homeless, stray and abandoned cats and kittens,” Haynes said.

Adoption fees at the SQSPCA include spay/neuter, microchip, rabies/distemper vaccinations (age appropriate), Feline Leukemia/FIV testing, fecal testing, deworming, flea treatment and basic grooming. Available kittens and cats range from two months to 11 years, from calico to tortoiseshell to tabby.

Thanks to the Staffworks Fund Homeward Bound Program, additional “Back-to-School” adoption specials will be offered throughout the month and will be announced via Facebook and the media.

To learn more about the Susquehanna SPCA and to view available animals, visit For more information on upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, call (607) 547-8111.


In operation since 1917, the Susquehanna SPCA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to caring for homeless, surrendered, and seized companion animals and finding them loving, forever homes. The SQSPCA is a privately funded, state inspected animal shelter practicing “no-kill” philosophies. Private donations, grants, fundraising and the New Leash on Life Thrift Shop are the shelter’s only source of income. For more information or to donate, visit

In 2005, Anita A. Vitullo established the Staffworks Fund at the Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties.  The sole mission of the Staffworks Fund is supporting nonprofit organizations that care for at-risk animals. Today, Staffworks has assets of more than $13,000,000 at The Community Foundation. One hundred percent of Staffworks Inc. profits provide the financial support for the Staffworks Fund. Staffworks Inc. was founded by Vitullo in 1997 and has nine offices serving central New York State.


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