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The SQSPCA medical team treats one of the 10 dogs surrendered earlier today. (Photo by Darla M. Youngs)

Supplies, Food Needed Following Animal Rescue


The Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is in need of towels, small breed dog food, and cat food after assisting the New York State Police earlier today in the rescue of 10 dogs, 10 cats, and two rabbits.

SQSPCA Executive Director Stacie Haynes said she received a call on Tuesday, July 18 from a trooper with concerns regarding animals at a residence in the Village of Richfield Springs that were “living in conditions that warrant seizure.”

SQSPCA staff assisted State Police this morning in removing the animals from the residence. Haynes said the owners understood that neither the situation nor the conditions were healthy and agreed to surrender all 22 animals.

“The effort by State Police was very well organized and things went very smoothly,” Haynes said.

“The best news is that the owners were willing to surrender their animals in order to give them a second chance at a happy, healthy life,” she added.

Haynes concluded that—in addition to supplies and food—fosters, adopters, and monetary support are also needed.

The Susquehanna SPCA is located at 5082-5088 State Route 28, Cooperstown. For more information, visit


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