The Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SQSPCA) will have an adoption event today and tomorrow as part of National Adoption Weekend.
“Our adoption fees will be discounted, with $50 off on dogs and $20 off on cats,” SQSPCA Executive Director Stacie Haynes said in a statement delivered to CNY News. “The goal of this partnership is to move animals out of the shelter and into new homes, to make room for animals waiting to come in.”
Adoptable pets can be viewed at www.sqspca.org. Adoption fees include spay/neuter, vaccines, flea/tick treatment, microchip implantation and deworming.
Best Friends Animal Society, a leading animal welfare organization is teaming up with the SQSPCA to assist with this event. This Animal Society released data showing that shelters are seeing an increase in animal intakes and a decrease in pet adoptions.
“Our challenge with overcrowding is that, when it happens, we are limited as to how we can help people who have to surrender their pets, or people in need of emergency boarding. Right now, we have a waiting list for both cats and dogs,” Haynes said.
The SQSPCA is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with evening hours on Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. The animal shelter is located at 5082-5088 State Highway 28, Cooperstown, NY.
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