Animal shelters, such as the SPCA, have been included in the list of essential businesses in New York State by Governor Cuomo. In order to protect our staff, volunteers, patrons and the community-at-large, the Niagara County SPCA has changed the way we deliver services to the community.
· Our business hours are 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday. The shelter is closed on Tuesdays and Sundays.
· 10 patrons will be allowed in the building at a time. A greeter will welcome vistors to the SPCA at the front door. Masks are required to enter the building.
· Adoptions for dogs will be by appointment ONLY. The public may view adoptable dogs in their kennels during business hours, but an appointment must be made with our behavior specialist to meet with a dog one-on-one for potential adoption. Cat adoptions do not require an appointment.
· We are graciously declining donations of any and all used pet items at this time.
· Our low-cost community clinic has been cancelled until further notice.
· All programming scheduled at the shelter (junior volunteers, Ruff Readers, school and Scout groups, etc.) have been cancelled until further notice.
· SPCA animal control officers are still providing animal control (stray pick-ups) and cruelty investigations.
· Animal admissions – the SPCA will only be admitting sick or injured animals. The only exceptions will be foster animals being brought in for a clinic appointment.