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Who we are: A 501 (c) 3 private, independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1916, which is committed to bring about a time when there are no more homeless animals, and every companion animal will be guaranteed a loving home.

• Alleviate the suffering of animals throughout Otsego County
• Promote humane treatment of animals
• Receive and care for stray, surrendered and homeless animals
• Maximize adoption of animals to proper homes
• Prevent cruelty to animals by lawful means

Visitors: We always welcome visitors and are conveniently located just four miles south of Cooperstown at 4841 State Highway 28.

Hours of Operation: Tuesday through Saturday from 11 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and by appointment.


adoptshowcase The best pets are rescued pets! If you are looking for a pet, the Susquehanna Animal Shelter should be your first and last stop. For more information about adopting a pet...

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donateshowcase Your help is critical to our operations. Please consider supporting the Susquehanna Animal Shelter through a financial contribution, donation of needed items or donation of time.

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volunteershowcase Your time is valuable. Susquehanna Animal Shelter is always looking for qualified volunteers to assist in our work, both at the Better Exchange Thrift Shop and at the Shelter.

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Click the link at the left to go to the Susquehanna Animal Shelter Facebook Page.

Click 'LIKE' in the upper right hand part of the page!