Support The SPCA With Adoptions And Donations Through October
Published: October 12th, 2022
By: Sarah Genter

Support the SPCA with adoptions and donations through October Six-and-a-half-year-old Chief has been at the Chenango SPCA since May of this year, and is looking for his forever home. SPCA staff describe him as having a loving personality, and his adoption fee has been covered by a donor. The SPCA currently has six dogs and 105 cats eligible for adoption, and for each animal adopted in the month of October, Bill Rapp Subaru will donate $100 to the shelter. (Photo from the Chenango SPCA Facebook page)

CHENANGO COUNTY — There are many ways to support the Chenango SPCA this month, from adopting a new pet to donating supplies, and even by purchasing pumpkins.

Bill Rapp Subaru of Norwich is holding the Subaru Loves Pets event this year, with all proceeds benefiting the Chenango SPCA. For every adoption in the month of October, Subaru will donate $100 to the SPCA to help with their annual $370,000 cost to run the shelter.

Bill Rapp Subaru will donate up to $3,100 to the SPCA, meaning they need a total of 31 adoptions in October to reach the maximum donation amount. Chenango SPCA Executive Director Annette Clarke said the shelter is well on its way, with 21 animals already adopted out this month.

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"Come adopt in the month of October and help us reach the goal of 31 adoptions. So far we have had 21 adoptions so we are on our way," she said. "We are also desperate for supplies such as paper towels and Pine Sol so stuffing the Subaru, or maybe more than one, would really help us."

"Stuff the Subaru" donations of Pine Sol, paper towels, and cat and dog toys can be brought to Bill Rapp Subaru, located at 4814 State Highway 23 in Norwich.

But that's not the only way to give back to the Chenango SPCA this month. Blue Rock Farm, located at 86 North Main Street in Earlville, will be donating $1 to the SPCA for every pumpkin sold on October 21, 22, and 23 as part of their "Adopt a Punk" event.

Those looking to donate directly to the SPCA can also donate to their Second Chance Fund, which helps to pay for veterinary services for the animals in their care, or donate items from the Chenango SPCA wish list.

Wish list items can be found and donations can be made at

"This has been another challenging year with so many animals and expenses that are skyrocketing. Everything has gone up," said Clarke. "Vaccines have doubled in cost and litter is up $100 a pallet — we use 30 pallets a year. We had anticipated an increase of about 10 percent, but not a doubling of costs."

Adoptable animals and adoption applications can be found on the Chenango SPCA website as well. Currently 146 cats and 12 dogs are in the shelter's care, with six dogs and 105 cats eligible for adoption at this time.