COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – The Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SQSPCA) is taking in dogs facing euthanasia from inside Otsego County and outside.
Stacie Haynes, executive director of SQSPCA, says less animals have come into the shelter throughout the pandemic, so they now have the resources to take in dogs from other areas and try to rehome them.
“We felt like now is a really good time to take in dogs from other areas because, you know, people have the time the space in their heart…and we have the ability. Because of that the timing was perfect to take them on,” she said. “This is not something we can do on a regular basis, but when the time is right, we want to be able to help.”
The SQSPCA has provided shelter for dogs from Georgia, to as far as Lebanon.
Haynes says adoptions have increased throughout the pandemic, with the rate at SQSPCA jumping 10% alone.
Anyone looking for more information on animals available for adoption at the SQSPCA, click here.