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    Out of County Animals

    The Niagara County SPCA can only accept animals originating from within Niagara County. If you live in a county other than Niagara and have an owned animal to surrender, please call your local SPCA or Humane Society. If you have found an animal in another county, please call the SPCA or Humane Society in the county where you found the animal.

  • Owned cats and dogs and stray cats

    If you have a cat or dog that you need to surrender or if you have found a stray cat, please note that the SPCA can only accept surrenders from our waiting list. Walk in surrenders will not be admitted. If you have or have found a sick or injured cat or dog, please call the shelter at 716-731-4368.

  • Feral/Community Cats

    The Niagara County SPCA does not accept healthy feral cats for adoption or for euthanasia. If you would like advice on effectively and responsibly managing a feral cat colony, need help spaying or neutering outdoor cats or have a sick or injured feral cat, please call the shelter at 716-731-4368.

  • Adoptions

    The Niagara County SPCA's shelter animals are looking for loving forever homes! Head to our adoptions listings to see them for yourself and to learn more about our adoption procedures and policies.

About admissions
Surrendering an animal to the Niagara SPCA

All healthy animals accepted by the Niagara SPCA are accepted from our waiting list. Our reception desk will take all pertinent information when you call or stop in. During the summer months, it can take several months for a spot to open up for your animal. We have implemented a wait list as a way to manage animal intake. Without intake management, we could not provide you with an adoption guarantee for your animal. This is part of our no-kill mission.

Once an animal is placed up for adoption he or she will remain up for adoption until he or she is adopted unless a behavior or medical condition prevents such. The Niagara SPCA does NOT have a time limit for adoption.

We ask that you be patient with us until space opens up. We depend on YOU to be part of our no-kill mission. Thank you for joining the Niagara SPCA to save as many lives as possible!

You will be asked to bring in a completed Feline Admission Questionnaire or Canine Admission Questionnaire the day of your appointment. All cats and dogs will undergo a medical examination upon intake. The Niagara SPCA will go to great lengths to provide medical care for sick or injured animals and we have a hospice program for those ailing, but still having quality of life. We will NOT allow an animal to suffer. If your animal is terminal and at the end of his or her life, we may opt for euthanasia. In addition to a medical examination, dogs will also undergo a behavioral assessment. We will not place aggressive dogs up for adoption- dogs that pose a danger to the public. If we cannot place your dog up for adoption due to aggression, you will have an opportunity to reclaim him or her. He or she will not however be released to a third party.

Vaccination policy
Please note:

Any animal that is admitted to the Niagara SPCA will be vaccinated upon intake. When strays are brought into our building, the shelter has no way of knowing the animal is current on vaccinations. Vaccination upon intake is the shelter's insurance policy. It insures that our shelter population has immunity against contagious diseases such as feline panleukopenia and canine parvovirus. Allowing an unvaccinated animal into our building puts every animal in the building at risk.

If an animal comes in with a rabies vaccine tag, every attempt will be made to contact the administering veterinarian to prove that rabies vaccinations are current. It is required by New York State that animals older than 16 weeks of age are vaccinated against rabies before they are released from an animal shelter. The Niagara SPCA requires that animals receive a vaccination if they are not current unless the owner has a written note from a licensed veterinarian stating the animal should not be vaccinated for rabies.

The Niagara SPCA is not responsible for any medical care resulting from any shelter-borne illness that strayed animals are exposed to while in our care. We adhere to strict cleaning procedures, but cannot control airborne contagions or illnesses picked up from other animals.

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Surrender Donations

The SPCA of Niagara asks for a surrender donation when an owned animal is admitted to the shelter.  These donations help to care for the animals while they are in our care, providing vaccinations, food and water, sterilization and any necessary medical treatment for the animal.  Any donation above the requested surrender donation is greatly appreciated. 

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  • Photographed this beautiful dog named Huey for a volunteer run initiative called PixelPaws which aims to help dogs find their forever homes through photography. http://pixelpaws.ca/

This dog is available for adoption through LEASH Animal Welfare Society, which is an incredible dog rescue organization serving Greater Vancouver in rescuing/rehoming dogs in need. http://www.leashsavinglives.com/
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Adoptions
Looking to add a furry friend to your family?

Before adopting your new friend, it is important to consider what type of companion you are looking for.  Are you looking for a high energy breed that will go running or hiking with you?  Are you looking for a good old hound dog that will lay at your feet as you watch late night t.v.?  Doing a little bit of pre adoption research can assure that you and Fido get as much out of your life together as possible.  Secondly, look at your current living situation to determine what breed or age of animal might fit into your lifestyle.  You will want to look at the time spent away from home/how long your new pal will spend by himself.  Also consider the age of the people that live in your home.  Do you have young children that may be easily knocked over if a larger, more rambunctious dog were to jump on them?  These are all things to consider before committing to adoption.

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Gifts & Donations

Your gift or monetary donation helps us help more animals in need.