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WE'RE RAISING OUR ROOF!
Goal: $14.7 million | Current amount raised: $12,773,235
A new beginning
We came to the realization that we had outgrown our home on Ensminger Road some time ago. If you walk into our shelter, it will be immediately apparent to you that we're bursting at the seams. Not only is our Adoptions floor filled with animals, but every back office has a cage of some sort, our auditorium and infirmary areas are filled with cages, and what you won't even find on the Tonawanda property are the hundreds of available animals at our offsite adoption locations and in hundreds of volunteer foster homes, because there's just no room for them here.
Our home was built in 1962 to accommodate the needs of homeless animals who were simply housed by us for just a matter of days. Today, our community's needs are very different...and in response, our humane society provides more extensive services to thousands more animals with greater needs, some who are with us much longer than just a few days. Animals are now being treated in the SPCA's infirmary, and others are receiving behavior modification, which means they stay with us longer periods of time as they progress, all before hitting the Adoptions floor.
As the years pass, the community's needs change. What a community expects for its animals changes. Today, more than ever before, we conduct an increased number of life-saving procedures and in-house treatments. To accommodate these needs and to continue to fulfill our vital role in this community, we needed to face facts. It's time to move and expand.
With a significantly larger medical area, private consultation rooms, and kennels that will be built to present-day standards, our animals will be treated more quickly and more will be saved. Additionally, expanded internal departments will allow us to treat an increased number of cats and dogs, wildlife, and other animals that will come our way, while a centralized location will better serve our entire community and make participation in programs and services more accessible to all.