Melissa from the Pei Lin Team and her rescue dog, Moki

Every year in the United States, 5 to 7 million companion animals are taken to shelters.  Of those animals, 3 to 4 million are euthanized.  These statistics are heartbreaking, but what can we do?  While it is impossible to save them all, spaying and neutering cats and dogs helps prevent overpopulation, thus saving many lives.  

The CNY SPCA is committed to reducing pet overpopulation.  They offer an affordable program for pet owners who can’t afford spaying, neutering, and vaccinating their pets.  They are dedicated to helping animals in other ways too.

Every day the CNY SPCA cares for hundreds of animals that have been abandoned, abused, and neglected.  They work to rehabilitate the animals and find homes for them through their adoption program.  They are also devoted to stopping animal cruelty and neglect.  Trained SPCA officers investigate reports of abuse and rescue animals from their abusers.

The SPCA offers additional services such as public education and a food pantry for pet owners in need.  But all of these non-profit services must be funded.  Donations are always accepted, and fundraising events are held throughout the year.  On Sunday, August 26th, Denny’s will be supporting the CNY SPCA by donating 10 percent of their proceeds.  The Annual Pet Walk and Four Legged Festival will take place next month, on Sunday, September 9th at Long Branch Park.  Walkers can raise money and enjoy music, games, food, and more with or without their pets.  

If you are interested in learning more about the CNY SPCA and the services they offer, they will be holding an open house tomorrow, August 11th from 10:00-4:00 at 5878 East Molloy Road in Syracuse.  Admission is free.  There will be raffles, food, and of course adoptable pets!


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