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Animal Shelter

Shelter Seeks Foster Family For Puppies, Mom

Susquehanna SPCA Seeks

Foster For Puppies, Mom

A surrendered dog gave birth to six puppies overnight at the Susquehanna SPCA, and now the shelter is looking for a foster family to take in the mother, Jasmine, and her brood until the puppies are old enough to be adopted out. According to Becca Daly, communications coordinator, the ideal foster would be a quiet home, with no other pets or young children, and would be able to bring the dogs back to the shelter as necessary for medical appointments and checkups. Also, they should have experience with owning dogs but this isn’t a definite requirement. If you think you can learn quickly and will be able to get care advice from a site like this UK dog blog then you will be able to apply too. If you’ve owned dogs but not puppies then it would be worth educating yourself on the best ways to care them as well.

Daly, at right, said the dogs, including Jasmine, are all in good health and will be available for adoption after the puppies are weaned, usually 8-10 weeks. Executive Director Stacie Haynes said that the owners did not tell them Jasmine was pregnant when they surrendered her last week, and when she came in this morning, she found the new puppies. The puppies don’t seem to be suffering from any medical conditions either but regular check-ups will be needed, just to monitor their weight and other basics. Once the pups are older, they will be able to be adopted to other homes. To volunteer, call (607) 547-8111 ext 100. (Jim Kevlin/


Susquehanna Valley Animal Shelter Receives 5 Star Donation

Susquehanna Animal Shelter

Receives ‘Share Love’ Grant

As part of Subaru’s Share The Love program of community giving, Five Star Subaru today donated $9,822 to the Susquehanna Animal Shelter, which serves the county from Hartwick Seminary. Here, Five Star proprietor Ben Guenther presents a check to SAS board member Peter Gould, Executive Director Stacie Haynes, and board members Jill Basile and Merilyn Gould at the Oneonta car dealership. (Ian Austin/


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