After working their tales off to provide a better, larger, safer, and more guideline compliant facility as set by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians, the Susquehanna SPCA (SQSPCA) just outside of Cooperstown on Rt. 28 has announced that a big fundraising milestone has been reached. The extensive fundraising efforts of the SHELTER US capital campaign paid off and the SQSPCA has reached their goal of raising $5 million for a new shelter currently under construction. The new facility is set to open next month according to the shelter's Executive Director Stacie Haynes who says, “Our vision is becoming a reality. Foundation grants, matching challenges and a tremendous outpouring of private donations allowed us to reach what seemed like an insurmountable goal.”

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The shelter has been relocated fairly close to it's current location, just 1.2 miles north up Rt. 28 toward Cooperstown. Just like the current facility, the thrift store which helps the shelter garner additional needed funds will be located on the same site as the new home for cats and dogs in need of homes.

The official ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for the new shelter has been set for July 17 and the public is invited to come out and take a look at how this new shelter will better serve the animals it cares for while they're waiting on an adoption.

Another SQSPCA event to look forward to is coming June 19 - Fetching Brews Run/Walk, featuring 3 activities: a 10k race, 5K run/walk, and a .5 mile warm-up, kids fun run. To find out more visit sqspca.org/fetching-brews-run-walk.

For more information about the Susquehanna SPCA visit sqspca.org.

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