n order to provide spay\neuter services, SOS works in conjunction with local shelters and humane organizations in the Finger Lakes area by traveling from county to county on a rotating basis.

Which animals qualify?

How do I schedule an animal?

     Please call your local shelter or humane organization to schedule a dog or cat.

     (See list of partnering organizations below)

Shelter Schedule

                 Monday:  CNY Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) / CNY Cat Coalition (CC) 

                 Tuesday: Tompkins County SPCA

                 Wednesday: Humane Society of Schuyler County (2nd & 4th), Chemung County SPCA (1st, 3rd, 5th)

                 Thursday: Cortland County SPCA(2nd, 4th, 5th), Paradise Gardens Animal Haven (1st & 3rd)

                 Friday:  Finger Lakes SPCA of Central NY (2nd & 4th), Beverly Animal Shelter (3rd)

                 Saturdays and Sundays scheduled to fill extra clinic requests

     Each county shelter will determine what services are needed for the day (S/N +/-medical consults, etc…). The shelter will schedule eligible animals for S/N services.  Each county is encouraged to work with shelters and residents of neighboring counties.

     Animals are welcome from all Finger Lakes counties and beyond, and to date animals have been served from the following counties: Tompkins, Cortland, Chemung, Schuyler, Yates, Steuben, Cayuga, Seneca, Tioga, Onondaga, Chenango, Broome, Madison, Oswego.

Partnering Organizations

County Organization Address Town Telephone
Cayuga Finger Lakes SPCA of Central New York 41 York Street Auburn, NY (315) 253-5841
Chemung Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA 2435 St. Rt. 352 Elmira, NY (607) 732-1827
Chemung Elmira Animal Shelter 842 Linden Place Elmira, NY (607) 737-5767
Chemung Horseheads Animal Shelter 150 Wygant Road Horseheads, NY (607) 739-3945
Cortland CNY Spay Neuter Assistance Program 178 Central Avenue Cortland, NY (607) 756-2561
Cortland Cortland County SPCA 879 McLean Ave. Cortland, NY (607) 753-9386
Onondaga Central NY Cat Coalition P.O. Box 6182 Syracuse, NY (315) 289-CATS
Schuyler Humane Society of Schuyler County   Montour Falls, NY (607) 594-2255
Seneca Beverly Animal Shelter 50 East River Street Waterloo, NY (315) 539-9357
Steuben Paradise Garden Animal Haven 598 Kent Hill Road Woodhull, NY (607) 458-5785
Tompkins Tompkins County SPCA 1640 Hanshaw Road Ithaca, NY (607) 257-1822
Yates Reigning Cats and Dogs Benton Rd Penn Yan, NY (315) 536-9302



nterested in starting your own SOS?

For information on how to get started:

     Visit The ASPCA spay/neuter page

     E-mail Dr. Leslie Appel


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