COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – The Susquehanna SPCA has reached its campaign goal of $5 million, and is gearing up to move into its new shelter space on Route 28 in June.
The shelter raised the money over the past three years through its SHELTER US capital campaign. The funds are a combination of state grants and donations.
“Foundation grants, matching challenges and a tremendous outpouring of private donations allowed us to reach what seemed like an insurmountable goal,” said Executive Director Stacie Haynes. “We are incredibly thankful for the business, community and foundation support we receive, not only for this project but for the shelter’s general operating expenses as well.”
The money raised went toward the design and construction of the new shelter and thrift store.
“To accommodate this move – including property purchase, demolition, asbestos abatement, site preparation, and upgraded equipment – the price tag to design and construct a new, state-of-the-art animal shelter, thrift store and campus is coming in at right around $5 million,” according to Haynes.
The New Leash on Life thrift store is selling items via Facebook until the store is ready to reopen.
Haynes says the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the new location is scheduled for July 17.