COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – The Susquehanna SPCA has experienced an influx of dogs recently, with 14 surrendered by a local man who was too overwhelmed to care for them.
In addition, the SQSPCA is expecting 10 more dogs from a Louisiana animal shelter following the severe flooding from Hurricane Ida.
Executive Director Stacie Haynes says the SQSPCA is urgently looking to get the dogs into foster homes as soon as possible.
“There's a fine line between being an animal shelter and being a hoarder, and we're not looking to be in the business of hoarding animals. And so, again, that's why we are hoping that we can find some really good people who would be appropriate, safe homes for some of our dogs,” said Haynes.
The 14 surrendered working dogs are of multiple breeds and in varying condition.
“These dogs are a mix of Great Pyrenees, Cane Corso and Newfoundland of varying ages. Most have not been spayed or neutered. They are currently being treated for worms and fleas, many are emaciated, and a couple have injuries. Although they have not been properly socialized, they are not aggressive to the best of our knowledge,” Haynes added.
Farms, country living and fenced-in yards would be ideal for these dogs. They cannot live in apartments, Haynes said.
Dog adoptions are 20% off at SQSPCA right now, and adoption counselors are available at 607-547-8111 ext. 102 or 107.