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Tue 31, Jul, 2018
Cat Portals!

Perhaps if you’ve been in lately, you’ve heard the buzz among the cats…..Portals are going in Friday, August 3rd! The cats would like you to know that we’ll be closed on Friday, August 3rd so that we can give them better-living conditions!!! Portals are going in every cat kennel so that litter can be moved away from their food water and beds….they’ll have room to turn around and stretch!

Thu 19, Jul, 2018
Custom Ink Fundraiser

The Central New York SPCA has been helping abused and neglected animals for over 127 years! It was founded in 1891 for the purpose of preventing abuse to draft animals pulling barges on the Erie Canal. This makes CNYSPCA one of the first animal shelters originally founded to help the ethical treatment of animals! It has grown over the years to provide protection for and to prevent cruelty to all animals.


The CNYSPCA provides many services for the animals in our area, including adoption, education, spay/neuter programs, and investigation into animal cruelty. We provide shelter, care and medical attention for stray, unwanted and abused animals, with strong emphasis on placing these animals in loving, responsible homes. No animal is euthanized for the sole purpose of making room for more. With active education and cruelty investigation programs, it is the mission of the CNYSPCA to make their community a kinder place for all animals!

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Thu 19, Jul, 2018
Interview with Ruby

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We recently had the pleasure of sitting down with one of our long-term dogs here at the CNY SPCA. Beautiful 2-year-old Ruby was gracious enough to share her story and give some insights into life as a shelter animal.

Mon 09, Jul, 2018
Welcome Dr. Jeitler!

The Board of Directors is proud to announce Dr. Gretchen Jeitler as our full-time Veterinarian effective July 1, 2018.  Dr. Jeitler has been on staff since January 4, 2018, and has decided to join our team full-time.


Gretchen received her DVM degree from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine with Clinical Year Rotations at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, successfully completed the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) requirements and examination.  Gretchen is enrolled at Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine to become a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist.


Gretchen has co-owned clinics in Indiana for small animals (low-cost clinic) working with rescue groups, shelters and private individuals to provide quality veterinary care which might otherwise not have been affordable. Worked in area veterinarian hospitals in Syracuse, New York.

Gretchen has a wide range of animal experience from small animals to herd animals.

The Central New York SPCA is honored to have Dr. Gretchen Jeitler on staff full-time to give our animals the attention they so deserve.

Wed 04, Jul, 2018
It’s Hot Outside!

The weather for the next few days is forecast to be oppressive. Please, if you are going out, leave your pets at home in front of a fan or air conditioner. Make sure they have plenty of water, and if you walk please make sure that the pavement has cooled down. If anyone has sick or elderly neighbors, please check on them to make sure that they are okay and hydrated. Keep yourselves hydrated limit outdoor activities.

Wed 04, Jul, 2018
Happy 4th of July!
Adoptable Dog Faith and Cat Ernie want to remind you that we are closed Wednesday the 4th. More importantly, they would like you to remember that more animals go missing on July 4th than any other day of the year. Please, give your companions someplace quiet before fireworks start tomorrow evening. Have a happy and safe 4th, and we’ll see you Thursday the 5th!
Thu 28, Jun, 2018
A Message from the Board of Di

A MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

As a Board, we are very committed to our “Mission.” The Central New York SPCA has gone
through some difficult times. We have learned how to become a stronger and well diversified
Board. We have learned the importance of keeping an open line of communication with our staff
and volunteers. We are making strides to be the best organization we can possibly be to service
our community and supporters.

As a Board, we have made many changes to the “Organizational” structure of the shelter.

Financials – The Central New York SPCA has contracted an outside firm, Dannible &
McKee to handle all our bookkeeping needs for the shelter.

Donations – Policies and procedure are in place for handling donations, reports, and bank
deposits.

Board of Directors – New Board Members have joined our Board with experience in
financials, policy implementation, and event planning.

Organizational Structure – The Board of Directors has decided that one employee will
not be responsible in making decisions on behalf of the Organization. Two (2)
management level employees will report to the Board and work together in the decision
making on behalf of the Organization and to keep the Executive Board and Board of
Directors apprised of decisions.

Education for the Board – The Board has worked with a consultant in learning what the
role and responsibility of being a Board Member for an organization entails. The Board
has been advised by the consultant to select board members that will bring experience
and specialized knowledge to our Board. (i.e., grant writing)

Decision Making – The Board has become more involved in the decisions for the shelter,
policy implementation, open communication with staff, volunteers and community
organizations.

The Central New York SPCA will continue to make changes to our shelter by making
sure animals have the proper housing, updating equipment to maintain the daily functions
of the shelter, provide outside medical care for our animals as necessary.

Effective July 1, 2018, the Central New York SPCA will have a full-time veterinarian
on staff. Having a full-time veterinarian will provide our animals with the immediate
attention they need. A Bequest has been received to specifically increase our capabilities
in the Vet Center. This Bequest will help us purchase specialized medical equipment,
such as dental equipment, CBC machine, surgical equipment, and an additional surgery
table.

Community Services – The shelter will add on additional Spay and Neuter Clinics,
Microchipping Clinics and Vaccine Clinics to the Community at a low cost.

Major Improvements – Fencing in our back kennel (out run) has been installed along
with new gate doors. This provides a safe environment for the animals and for the staff
who care for the animals in the back kennel. Cornell will be consulting and training

employees on the installation of our cat portals this summer. Providing cat portals will
give our cats the necessary space and choice they need. It will help reduce illness and
promote stress reduction.

Outside Agencies -The Central New York SPCA has worked with area SPCA’s such as
Jefferson County, Chemung County, Lollypop Farms, Road to Home, Misfits Animal
Rescue in transferring animals that have been in our shelter for a long period of time.
This has been a very successful program.

Area Veterinarians – The Central New York SPCA is working with area veterinarians
to provide specialized care and surgeries for our animals as needed.

Foster Program – The Central New York SPCA has a successful foster program for
dogs, kittens, and cats.

Education for Employees – The Central New York SPCA offers the necessary training
and continuing education that will assist the staff with recommended standards of care for
the animals. The Organization is committed to offering continuing education.

Cruelty Department– We will continue to provide services to Oneida and Onondaga Counties. We
currently employ six (6) Cruelty Investigators. Since January 1 , 2018 to date, we have
taken in 313 animals.

New Events – The Central New York SPCA has offsite adoption centers with Petco and
PetSmart. We continue to hold events in various locations in Central New York.

Website – We are in the process of updating our website to provide more information on
events, statistics on our adoptions, transfers, return to owner and live release rates. The
Board of Directors will post and informational message on the website on a quarterly
basis. An updated list of our Board of Directors will be posted on our website.

Communication Tools – The Organization has put in place a communication tool to help
staff facilitate information to the Vet Center and to Administration.

To our donors that continue to support our Organization, the Central New York SPCA Board
of Directors, “THANKS YOU.” Without you, we would not be able to provide these
necessary changes that are so desperately needed.

The Central New York SPCA Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors

Interim President

Monica Williams

Vice President

Dr. Patricia Romano

Board Members

Carole Marsh

Jack Yoffa

Greg Herlihy

Danielle Cunningham

Janice DeCuffa

Christina Callahan