Meet DIXIE - Curvy Southern belle looking for refined gentleman to provide me with the attention and comfortable home that l deserve. Must be willing to put up with my sassy attitude and respect the fact that l make the rules in our home and he will abide by them. Must understand l am to be the only pampered feline, I will not tolerate any competition for affection. Please respond if you think we're a match. CALL 585-593-2200 or E-MAIL us to find out more about all of our lovable dogs and cats available for adoption

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Allegany County of New York

The SPCA's mission is to attend to the needs of the abandoned, neglected, and abused companion animals of Allegany County. Change is constant at the SPCA shelter. Animals in great need of care and compassion continually arrive as others are adopted out into their forever homes. The furry faces may change, but the need never goes away.


We are limited in being able to hold our fundraisers, but if you would like to make a donation to help out our furry friends, we have a donate button on our Facebook page OR you can donate from our PayPal link: Just click on the PAYPAL link below:


We are planning to have our 26th ANNUAL THEME BASKET AUCTION with EXTENDED hours on Friday, October 23rd from 3pm - 9pm and on Saturday October 24th from 9am - 5pm at the former K-Mart store in Wellsville. We are accepting donations of items for the basket auction at our shelter, First Citizens bank and all ALCO Credit Union locations in Wellsville, Belmont, Friendship and Cuba. If you require a pickup of your donated items, please call the shelter at 585-593-2200 or email us at

We will still have our 'specialty' items, a Kid's Corner section and the Man Cave area, but we will be adding a section for antiques and collectables too. The SPCA will have a variety of food trucks on both Friday and Saturday that will be located in the Riverwalk parking lot. PLEASE NOTE: In order for the Theme Basket Auction to occur - we need to adhere to the following requirements: everyone must wear a mask & social distance and we will provide hand sanitizing stations throughout the building. We have to restrict the number of people in the building at one time to 50 people, so we have extended our hours in order to try to accommodate for that. Our tables of baskets will be spaced out with only a few baskets per table which will require a bit more walking, but less congestion and this will help everyone to adhere to social distancing.
Please bear with us and have patience as we try to hold this fundraiser in the new 'normal'.

If anyone has ideas for new ways to fundraise, please contact us by calling 585-593-2200 and press option 2 or email us at

SPECIAL NOTICE: In an effort to help reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19 virus, we are requiring all visitors to our shelter to wear face masks, social distancing, signing our visitor log and limiting the size of groups to 5 people.

If you are interested in meeting one of our adoptable pets we ask that you start the process by submitting an adoption application via email, applications are available on our website. Once your application has been reviewed we will then contact you to schedule a meet and greet. We will be asking that you limit the people who come with you for the meet and greet to household members only who will be interacting with the pet. If you become ill, or a member of your household becomes ill, please contact us to cancel your appointment.

If you are fostering an animal and have questions or concerns, or you have questions about an animal you have adopted from us, please contact us via phone 585-593-2200 or email us at Your call or email will be returned within 24 hours. We will also be monitoring and responding to Facebook messages during this time.

All inquiries about surrendering a pet can be made via phone or email. At this time we are not accepting new volunteers or providing community service opportunities. We will however continue utilizing our already established volunteers.

If you need to report an animal cruelty case, please call the cruelty hotline which is answered 24/7 just call 585-268-9600.

We will continue to provide updates as the situation changes. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. We hope to be back to normal soon! Be safe, stay healthy!!

Our 2020 Winter newsletter is available! Click here to read our Winter 2020 Newsletter


Our new shelter is FINALLY done and we have moved all the animals to our new shelter!! We are happy to report that we have opened our doors on February 23rd 2019. And our GRAND OPENING was June 1st, 2019!  In 2020, we have finished up our fenced in outdoor dog play arena and our cat-patios or catios will be completed by the end of July!

The shelter building has been designed by Clark Patterson Lee from Olean using the latest shelter design techniques, including sound mitigation, energy efficiency, air exchange and sanitation. We also worked with Animal Arts in Colorado to assist in the layout and flow of the building. Kinley Corp from Allegany NY constructed our state of art facility. Improved systems will make the building more comfortable for volunteers, visitors, and our resident animals. In addition, the SPCA has incorporated "green" building strategies to minimize environmental impacts and increase efficiency, such as geo-thermal for our heating and cooling and solar arrays.  We have chosen to construct the new shelter out of ICF (insulated concrete forms) - comprised of styrofoam inner and outer walls and concrete poured inside the walls which not only has a high R-value, but it also will act as a sound barrier. Our goal is to reduce the stress on the animals and to provide a healthier environment and to focus on enrichment and socialization activities for the animals in our care

This has been all made possible by our donors, bequests and several grants.  The construction of our Low Income Spay/Neuter clinic was made possible by the ASPCA's NY State Animal Population Control Program grant.  We received $100,000 in 2015 to start the clinic and in 2017 we have been approved for another $204,932 to complete the interior construction of the clinic along with outfitting the clinic with the surgical equipment needed.  The Spay/Neuter clinic is critical in helping to control the animal population in Allegany County.  We also received another grant from the Pedigree Foundation for $10,000 from their Program Development Grants for our indoor Dog Exercise Arena.  These funds are being used to help to complete the indoor Dog Arena.  The goal is to reduce the stress on our dogs by giving them the opportunity to have some out of the kennel time for exercise and play-time in the arena...thus helping them become more adoptable.  A special THANK YOU to the ASPCA, Pedigree Foundation, Bertha Hamilton Foundation & Newman's Own....and let's not forget all of our donors who have made this vision and dream possible. Our NEW home is located at 5440 State Route 19 in Belmont, NY 14813.>>

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