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Spca in cattaraugus county

2944 route 16
Olean, NY 14760
716-372-8492
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User Reviews (128)

  • 1. Terrible Place

    by: BethTeresa

    I feel horrible for the animals here. A cat we adopted was sick with a respiratory infection and died six months after we adopted. The staff is not helpful at all. Don't ever expect anyone to answer the phone. Just be ready to leave a message and wait for them to find the time to call you back (if that time ever comes). It was hell trying to get back my spay/neuter deposit ... took six months of playing phone-tag and going into the SPCA on four separate occasions. Called the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets to find out about my deposit and was told this SPCA is under investigation as well as the Dr. they use to spay/neuter animals. I would never recommend this place to anyone adopting a pet. Go down the road to Joyful Rescues instead. Those are much better facilities with a staff who truly cares about the animals they foster and the homes their dogs and cats go to.

    Pros

    Get these animals out of this facility

    Cons

    Unorganized, unhelpful when problems arise, dirty, uninformative website

  • 2. Well kept, friendly staff, impressed!

    by: Redrover

    I was impressed with the Catt. Co. SPCA when I was greeted in a friendly manner and introduced to several of the dogs by a knowledgeable staff member. The dogs and cats all looked well cared for and clean plus you could tell by the animals reactions that the staff members are kind and try to interact with them as much as possible. This shelter was filled to the brim and I don't know how they manage as well as they do with the resources that they have. I will go back and continue to look for that "special" friend that I want to adopt.

    Pros

    Well kept for older facility, friendly, knowledgeable staff, animals clean and well treated.

    Cons

    This shelter could use some updating

  • 3. Doing so much for so many!

    by: rrmisen

    They are so caring and dedicated here, and have done amazing things with so little. Even with an outdated shelter, they have made great strides towards establishing "cageless cat shelter" rooms, and their volunteers and staff work hard to provide socialization and play time to all of the dogs and cats. And they have been selfless about taking in the animal victims of Hurricane Katrina, when they easily could have said we have enough to deal with already. And, they give a second chance to dogs and cats that might immediately have been classified as unadoptable and euthanized had they had the misfortune of landing in any other shelter. And, even with a less then inviting shelter, they still manage to find good homes for so many animals. If they win the shelter makeover, they would be able to do so much more towards creating a pleasant, more homelike environment for the animals, and even more importantly, a more welcoming environment for potential adopters to interact with the animals.

    Pros

    Very caring, dedicated folks who do so much with so little

    Cons

    outdated facility

  • 4. Catt Co SPCA

    by: eastcheercoach24

    I love the Spca. I enjoy going there to volunteer as time permits. I feel that they deserve this makeover more than anything in the world.

    Pros

    Very pleasant staff, No kill shelter

    Cons

    Needs more room

  • 5. Knowledge is power

    by: Brickmann

    I am very happy to be part of a community that has a close affination with animals. If ever you needed information on any of the animals, they have it. I have been a cat lover most of my life, since i had Shay, my first cat. He passed away a few days before Christmas...I was devastated. I had another cat after Shay, his name was T-Bone...but he died of an illness 3 months after I brought him home. I will be attending the April 17th event and will be looking for a new "pal" to share a home with and befriend. I can only hope that "Kimmer" gets along with his brother from another mother...or sister from another mister...or twin from another kin (if I get another tuxedo cat)\r\n

    Pros

    Very informative, full workup on pets before coming home

    Cons

    With so many animals, the smell is unavoidable.

  • 6. Excellent Shelter

    by: pshumway

    The Cattaraugus County SPCA is in desperate need of assistance. It is located in one of the poorest counties in New York State. Funding from this contest would be a tremendous boost for this facility! A wonderful facility to visit and adopt from!

    Pros

    Excellent Staff

    Cons

    N/A

  • 7. Woo Hoo

    by: snofrog

    Wow congrats on the top 20! I am so happy for the shelter. I wish that it had shown up that you where in the contest when I signed up:( But you guys are awsome! Check out the pictures of Chester the shelter cat that I adopted in June of 2007. He is the best cat that anyone could want!

    Pros

    THE STAFF IS AWESOME!

    Cons

    The shelter needs more room and help.

  • 8. Update

    by: kkni1141

    This is a great organization for our community and could certainly benefit from a makeover.

    Pros

    Friendly

    Cons

    Needs updating

  • 9. A good shelter that needs more funding

    by: stady5

    This is a good shelter but it needs to be updated and expanded. Funding has been an on-going issue. Fundraising efforts are good but never enough to cover the needs.

    Pros

    Clean, caring and knowledgeable staff, the animals come first

    Cons

    Too small, cramped, not enough space to take in all the animals that need a shelter

  • 10. Shelter Review

    by: DarleneConnelly

    Tries to do a lot with little resources.

    Pros

    No kill

    Cons

    Needs financial help

  • 11. Hello.

    by: micheleamber

    The people who run this shelter are amazing people. They work super hard and deserve this makeover.

    Pros

    Very Nice People, Work Super Hard

    Cons

    Need More Room

  • 12. A great place to support

    by: firedancer623

    Im from this area originally, and most of my family and friends have adopted cats and dogs from this shelter. I can't say enough about how well run this facility is and what they do with what little money they have. Truly amazing and I hope they win this makeover as they really, really deserve to!!

    Pros

    Friendly, helpful staff

    Cons

    None

  • 13. Help this shelter

    by: rich1278

    I am glad that I could help get this shelter a makeover if there is any shelter that does a good job it is definately this one!

    Pros

    very helpful

    Cons

    none

  • 14. Very Dedicated.

    by: shirttail14760

    The people who run this shelter are very dedicated to their work. \r\n\r\nThey can use all the help they can get.

    Pros

    No kill shelter

    Cons

    n/a

  • 15. good shelter

    by: cmhuggler

    I went to this shelter as a part of a project for one of my college classes. The staff was so great about letting us come there and play with the animals and helping us in any way they could with our project. While I was there I fell in love with a beautiful cat names Curtis and I am planning to adopt him in May once I have graduated and gotten an appartment. They really are a good shelter...

    Pros

    great shelter

    Cons

    they need more funding!

  • 16. Tries to do a lot with very little

    by: equs2

    This shelter is working in an economically depressed area. There are many, many animals that need help and the resources are thin. This shelter could really use the makeover.

    Pros

    Trying hard

    Cons

    Needs more resources

  • 17. Wow founded 1905

    by: rjcronk

    This organization has been saving animals longer than I have been alive !! This is a great oranization and great group of people.

    Pros

    Nice big shelter

    Cons

    none

  • 18. NO KILL

    by: RobertK

    the spca in cattaraugus county is in a low funded and dying community. They do better then what they are given resources to do. I know everytime i want a pet i get them from this wonderful shelter

    Pros

    no kill

    Cons

    small community

  • 19. great place

    by: willie2006

    Great place, great staff, enough said.

    Pros

    everthing

    Cons

    none

  • 20. really great place

    by: vicbic85

    nothing but good things can be said about these guy, and not enough for that matter

    Pros

    everything

    Cons

    none

  • 21. A wonderful animal shelter

    by: mike

    Thank goodness for this shelter. Our community should be very thankful for the SPCA in Catt. County. The shelter does a fantastic job of saving animals and finding good homes for them.

    Pros

    Extremely willing to help animals

    Cons

    Understaffed

  • 22. wonderful

    by: lalaland

    this shelter is wonderful! they care for each animal as if it were their own! they are a great no kill shlter> the staff is well educated and you can walk any of the dogs you would lke and even play> its fun for the animals its a great place to make a friend for life

    Pros

    no kil shelter

    Cons

    need makeover

  • 23. really great

    by: kanthor

    Really awesome not a bad thing can be said about this place.

    Pros

    none

    Cons

    none

  • 24. One Great Place

    by: Amandalynn86

    This place is the most generous and helpful when it comes to pet shelters.

    Pros

    Very Nice And Respectable

    Cons

    Needs A Makeover!!!

  • 25. Animal Abuse Investigation

    by: PAULDESNOYERS

    The animal abuse investigators recently received training through the state. At least 2 have PEACE OFFICER status. They have also gone to workshops and training on the laws in NYS. We are proud of all that they do.\r\n Some of the cases they have handled are farms with cows, horses, pigs, odgs, and cats. These investigators have to be careful and handle all of these cases correctly, so that they animals can be taken away and not returned to the abusers. Once they even had an EMU. It seems as if a week doesn't go by, that they haven't had an abuse call. It takes many hours to collect data on these cases, write it up, attend court proceedings, as well as care for the animals, medically and emotionally. Then, when it is all over, they help find homes for these animals.\r\nthat is why I feel our SPCA deserves a makeover. The facility isn't big enough for all of the animals.

    Pros

    Animal Abuse Invedtigators are knowledgeable and caring people.

    Cons

    Building needs repairs and more funding.

  • 26. great place

    by: haggs1984

    Nothing but good things can be said about this place.

    Pros

    everything

    Cons

    none

  • 27. nice shelter

    by: cindycostanza

    This shelter had a huge room for cats to roam free and a huge pen in the lobby but there was still around 70 cats still in cages. I wish they could win the makeover so they could get those cats out of the cages. I love cats!

    Pros

    got my cat from here

    Cons

    cages

  • 28. EXCELLENT! SPCA in Cattaraugus County

    by: muskratnik

    SPCA in Catt County is an excellent facility. Since it's a rural area, we get many large dogs, which are difficult to place, yet the volunteers and staff work very hard to find foster homes for these dogs, if necessary, until they can be adopted. If for any reason a permanent home cannot be found, the dog will live out it's life at the shelter, becoming a canine ambassador to all visitors..and the staff never gives up hope that any dog might be adopted.\r\n\r\nIn recent months, the cats' area of the shelter has been expanded, although we could always use more room, as rual areas also have the issue of overpopulation of felines. Foster homes are found for very small kittens and any overflow of cats, while as many as possible are kept on the premises in order that they might be viewed and eventually adopted.\r\n\r\nThe staff is very oriented to working with potential owners, in helping them to find just the right animal for their needs. Some exotic animals such as an Emu have also been placed through the efforts of the shelter.\r\n\r\nIn all, this is a fine facility that deserves financial help to make it an even better 'halfway house' for the animals who come through it's doors.

    Pros

    Clean, Devoted staff, good land area, lots of volunteers

    Cons

    rural area not always reachable for everyone

  • 29. best place around

    by: athak

    There is simply not a better place around, the staff, the way the animals are treated, and everything.

    Pros

    everything

    Cons

    none

  • 30. a great shelter

    by: KimSprague

    I volunteer here and can't say enough good about the wonderful staff and board members. The president that runs the place does it for free!!!

    Pros

    caring staff

    Cons

    not sure

  • 31. awsome place

    by: haggers84

    Can't say enough about this place, simply amazing!!

    Pros

    great staff and great atmosphere

    Cons

    none

  • 32. Great Shelter.

    by: wolcotsj

    This is a great animal shelter. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. We recently went to look into getting another dog and the problem I ran into was that I wanted them all! This shelter does everything in its power to keep the animals in the best possible shape.

    Pros

    They take very good care of the animals.

    Cons

    They are strapped financially.

  • 33. our local spca

    by: lisalisa42

    Our SPCA needs all the help it can get. The facility is huge but it needs a lot of work.

    Pros

    very large facility

    Cons

    takes a lot to run it

  • 34. very nice shelter

    by: alishagill

    There were so many dogs and cats and farm animals here too but it was so overwhelming, I just couldn't decided how to pick one over the other.

    Pros

    Lots of animals to choose from

    Cons

    can't think of any

  • 35. Nice dogs and cats here

    by: tammycrandall

    I got my dog here and my biggest problem was WHICH DOG DO I TAKE? They had so many nice ones.

    Pros

    I found my best friend here

    Cons

    none

  • 36. Wonderful Shelter!

    by: little726

    The Catt. county SPCA is a wonderful shelter. The staff always has the animals in mind.\r\n\r\nIt is also a very clean place.

    Pros

    No kill shelter.

    Cons

    Price for adoption is high.

  • 37. A shelter to be proud of

    by: diamondeyes

    This shelter is amazing. they love animals more than anyone or anywhere i've ever met or been. these people go out of their way to make you feel comftorable and to give their animals great homes and feel comftorable at their stay at their shelter - im thinking this is why they are in this contest (an none offense but they can really use it). ONe time i had lost my dog in the middle of the night i was freaking out .. i had a friend who knows kelly and we got ahold of her and she came out in the middle of the night with her & phil & her kid and they all looked for my dog and we found him wandering around. if it wasnt for them helping me i would have never found my dog. What shelter would do this? They weren't getting paid for it they did it out of the goodness of their heart. This is a shelter to be proud of. \r\n\r\nThank you SPCA in CAttaraugus County you saved my baby & mended my broken heart!!!

    Pros

    shelter to be proud of

    Cons

    they really need this makeover

  • 38. Best Shelter

    by: max08

    This is a great shelter. They are so loving and caring of their animals. They need this makeover not only will it be great for the animals but it will allow for the shelter to take in more animals

    Pros

    Will help all animals

    Cons

    Don't have room for every animal

  • 39. Zootoo is awsome

    by: lindsayc22

    This shelter would benefit with more room i love how they have a ramp for the cats and they can roam some...

    Pros

    NO KILL

    Cons

    Need more space

  • 40. THEY REALLY NEED THIS

    by: catlovers21

    They are best in this area thats just my opinion...The Staff are very friendly and educated

    Pros

    Friendly Staff...No kill

    Cons

    not enough room to take in more animals

  • 41. Thanks

    by: savetheanimals2

    Would reccomend to anyone wanting to adopt a pet

    Pros

    no kill shelter

    Cons

    not enough room to accomodate

  • 42. The Go-To place

    by: debbiekorkowitz

    This shelter is a true no-kill. Even though they have limited space, they bend over backwards to accomadate. Work hard to get all their animals adopted out to good homes.

    Pros

    No Kill shelter, compasionate, caring staff & volunteers

    Cons

    limited space, limited budget

  • 43. Good Shelter

    by: eds

    This is a great no kill shelter. The staff is caring and helpful. They are also kind to the animals.

    Pros

    good people, helpful

    Cons

    none

  • 44. My baby's former home

    by: ryanmichelle2

    If it wasn't for the SPCA in Catt County, I wouldn't have my dog. They took her in as a sick little puppy, found her a loving foster home where she was nursed back to health, and then they took care of her until I came along and gave her a forever home. Whenever people ask about my dog, I make sure to tell them about how wonderful this shelter is. They work really hard to take care of their animals and find them homes. I hope they can get an upgrade to their facility - for the happiness of the humans there and the animals!

    Pros

    True animal lovers

    Cons

    Their shelter needs a makeover!

  • 45. NO SPCA IS BETTER

    by: swansong82

    no SPCA does it better than this one. They have romp rooms for cats so they don't have to be caged. There facilities are top notch. And an SPCA with a no-kill policy - extradinary! Keep up the good work.

    Pros

    no kill

    Cons

    none

  • 46. wonderful

    by: muddin

    this shelter is wonderful! they have helped me make wonderful furry friends! they take care o all of them and turly care about them it a wonderful shelter

    Pros

    they care about the animals

    Cons

    need a make over to help out the animals

  • 47. Lovely people

    by: FlorenceTerwilliger

    I love this place. Kelly has helped me many times to take care ot the strays in our area. She is a sweetie.

    Pros

    Great people, Kelly is a darling

    Cons

    zero

  • 48. No kill shelter

    by: TraciHassanein

    I visited years ago when I used to live here and I'm glad they don't kill animals.

    Pros

    they don't kill animals

    Cons

    underfunded

  • 49. [email protected]

    by: skaterdude

    this a good shelter it just needs a little more help to care for its furry residents

    Pros

    no kill shelter

    Cons

    needs better resources

  • 50. I support this shelter

    by: marleneanastasia

    I support this shelter because of their compassion for all animals.

    Pros

    This is my favorite shelter

    Cons

    need more help

  • 51. Great Shelter

    by: PaulConnelly

    They are doing a good job with limited resources. They need more help.

    Pros

    No kill

    Cons

    Needs financial help

  • 52. Our favorite place -- we love it there.

    by: mayzee730

    Thanks for taking such good care of the animals.

    Pros

    Many loving people and animals found there!

    Cons

    Wish there were less homeless animals in the world but thank goodness for the SPCA in Catt County

  • 53. great place

    by: tobinmic

    not a better place locally.

    Pros

    good staff, and good evironment for pets

    Cons

    none

  • 54. great shelter

    by: spunkymonkey

    This is a great no-kill shelter full of loving and nuturing people.

    Pros

    fantasic shelter

    Cons

    none

  • 55. wonderful

    by: twistoffatehb

    i love the catt. county S.P.C.A. for many reasons! i have volunteered for the s.p.c.a. and it was a wonderful experience! the staff was very dedicated to taking care of every animal and making sure they go home with loving families. during my work with the shelter for the day i got to help do some of the work duty's such as cleaning, and interacting and grooming the animals. they are a very hard working bunch of people and i was exhausted after only one day! i couldnt imagine the working every day doing as much hard work as they do for the animal! five stars totally

    Pros

    a loving staff that takes a genuine interest in the animals, NO KILL SHELER, the staff interact with the animals very very well

    Cons

    could really use a makeover ;)

  • 56. We got Kayla here

    by: marty6464

    My wife tracy and I got our dog Kayla thru this shelter. This is the first dog i have ever owned on my own and couldnt be happier. We got her at the olean mall and they told us that the spca would microchip her for free. we live in bradford, so we were hoping that we could just run over there, get it done, and get our new doggie home. sure enough we went over there and they got us out of there in under 5 mins. thanks to everyone over there

    Pros

    clean atmosphere, good people

    Cons

    obviously needs adoption help

  • 57. great shelter

    by: cma84

    there isn't a better shelter around.

    Pros

    everything

    Cons

    none

  • 58. A Great Shelter

    by: lablover60

    Keep up the good work

    Pros

    Good Works

    Cons

    none

  • 59. great place

    by: haggus1984

    good facility, and i would totally reccomend that someone get a pet through them.

    Pros

    good staff, and good evironment for pets

    Cons

    none

  • 60. A Great Shelter

    by: shayz

    This shelter has lots of caring people who obivously love animals. I like the fact that it is a no kill shelter.

    Pros

    caring people

    Cons

    none

  • 61. Love this shelter

    by: rk36452n

    The goal of this shelter is to give every animal a chance at a better life. The work is never-ending, but so is the determination of this dedicated shelter's staff and volunteers. Shelters like this are desperately needed, and this shelter needs your support. The newspaper today reported that Cattaraugus County leads the State of NY in numbers of people leaving the area, while NYC leads the state in numbers of people coming in. Financial support, volunteers, and donations leave with the populace, yet the numbers of abandoned and neglected animals in Catt. county hasn't declined...if anything, it's gone up. No doubt, these are trying times, but every little bit helps. Please support this shelter.

    Pros

    No-kill shelter

    Cons

    small budget

  • 62. A True No-Kill Shelter

    by: JG91

    The staff at the shelter are great. They all love animals and it shows. One important thing is that they are a true no kill shelter, which makes them very very special.

    Pros

    nice people

    Cons

    none

  • 63. My parents adopted a dog from this shelter

    by: carmstrong84

    When my parents adopted a dog they did not have any problems getting the dog, in fact they had a rather enjoyable expirience. The dog was obviously taken care of well while at the shelter, and was a lovable family pet for years.

    Pros

    friendly staff good environment

    Cons

    none

  • 64. Tremendous help to the community!

    by: mk476

    Many of my furry friends have come from the Catt. County SPCA, and I have to say that you won't find a shelter that cares for animals as much as this one. \r\n\r\nGiven their limited budget and funding the people of the SPCA do a wonderful job in caring for many homeless/abused animals in the community. \r\n\r\nKeep up the great work!

    Pros

    You can find a wonderful friend for life

    Cons

    They don't have a big enough budget

  • 65. Excellent Service

    by: Deadwolf

    The staff is helpful and caring. And even though i have only had one pet adopted from this location, i am still support most action suggest by this facility. \nThe Olean area is dwindling, but the pet population is growing we need to support organizations like these more.

    Pros

    Caring Staff

    Cons

    Needs more community support

  • 66. Help so needed

    by: Samanthamar

    The staff is trying there hardest to save all the animals in need and trying not to say no to the animals in need but with lack of space and money it is really taking a toll on the shelter. there is so much over flow that there are animals in the lobby

    Pros

    Love for there pets

    Cons

    Lack of money and space

  • 67. Good, caring staff

    by: estherdesnoyers

    Cattaraugus County Spca has the most caring staff. The amount of love given to the animals is tremendous.

    Pros

    taff is very caring

    Cons

    needs more space

  • 68. great shelter

    by: brandon123

    The staff is very caring and professional. The animals are well taken care of and loved. The only true no kill shelter in western new york

    Pros

    freindly staff

    Cons

    none

  • 69. My SPCA

    by: Zosbaby

    I enjoy going to this SPCA to visit the animals. The workers down there are great to walk through with. The animals are well taken care of.

    Pros

    Best animal care NO KILL!!!!!

    Cons

    not enough animals being adopted.

  • 70. We love this place

    by: Leazie

    In the fall of 1999 we went to the SPCA in Cattaraugus County to look for a dog. They let us into the dog area and this blonde blur came running from the back of his kennel to see me (my hubby walked past to look at a different dog). It was instant love on both sides of the gate.\r\n\r\nUnforntunately, we could not take our little buff cocker home that day as he was on a 5 day hold. Think that would stop us?! Nope, we drove back the next morning (about 30 miles each way) and sat in the parking lot from about 8:30 am until the manager came about 2 hours later.\r\n\r\nOur boy is is my heart dog and I will be forever grateful to this shelter for saving him and allowing me to take him home.

    Pros

    We got our Doxis here

    Cons

    No longer live in the area

  • 71. I live part-time in Chautauqua county and have heard Wonderful things about my neighboring SPCA

    by: AnneM

    I am in NY half the time and my friends and neighbors have a wonderful opinion of the Catt. Cty\r\nSPCA. I am so impressed with their stories of dedicated staff, and caring people who just love the animals in their care.

    Pros

    People I know have said it is the most caring, dedicated staff in W.NY

    Cons

    none

  • 72. No kill shelter

    by: malfada

    A shelter in desperate need of a makeover!

    Pros

    Over loaded

    Cons

    None -

  • 73. Beauty where it counts

    by: ztT4MP57952371

    This shelter isn't appealing to the eye by any standards. However, everyone knows that beauty is only skin deep. Its dedication and compassion to animals is truly heart warming.

    Pros

    No kill shelter. Caring, committed staff.

    Cons

    Ugly. Worn. Rusty. Out dated.

  • 74. Wonderful group

    by: Timlynn

    I really enjoyed my visit to this facility. I came down to adopt a cat and was pleased that they don't euthanize the animals here.

    Pros

    Great experience

    Cons

    drafty

  • 75. I support this spca

    by: louiswaters

    i think this shelter should win this contest. They work reallly hard.

    Pros

    good shelter

    Cons

    need new shelter

  • 76. I LIKE THIS PLACE A LOT

    by: LarryWildes

    I JUST ADOPTED A DOG FROM HERE AND WHAT A GREAT EXPERIENCE. Some places want $300 and up but here I only paid $80 and it included EVERYTHING.

    Pros

    a GREAT PLACE TO ADOPT A PET

    Cons

    SO MANY ANIMALS WITHOUT HOMES VERY SAD!

  • 77. The people that work there are the best...

    by: quigleymfh

    The only no kill shelter in our area and the employees/volunteers are truly devoted to all the pets that are there. I donated bedding and other items to the "senior" dogs after my beloved dog passed away.

    Pros

    Great staff / great animals

    Cons

    Need more people to adopt

  • 78. Great animal shelter

    by: pooky1

    It's a wonderful no kill shelter. We need this million dollar makeover...PLEASE!!!!

    Pros

    We do not kill our animals

    Cons

    need more money

  • 79. First Visit

    by: PatMoran

    It wa the first time I went there and the animals all were well taken care of and had food, water and treats available.

    Pros

    Highly impressed for the number of animals how well they were kept

    Cons

    none

  • 80. awesome shelter

    by: skater18

    this is one of the best shelters ever they have an open cage where cats can run around and not feel trappedby a small cage

    Pros

    friendly staff

    Cons

    noisy

  • 81. Atruly compassionate shelter

    by: bc3764

    The SPCA in Cattaraugus County is the largest no-\r\nkill shelter in western new york. As a volunteer, I see firsthand the compassion the staff has for all the animals. Larger, hard to place and special needs animals are given the same love and attention as the highly adoptables. The staff is truly dedicated to the animals and the shelter.

    Pros

    caring staff

    Cons

    none

  • 82. whett

    by: ztT4MP21165964

    I am a state and Federal permited wildlife rehabilatator, the SPCA in Catturagus county goes far to help the wildlife in their area as well as surounding counties. I have meet workers who will drive a pigeon to get him the help they need. Other centers would not be bothered by these "pest". If they could get a larger shelter the impact on our area would be huge, we have very poor population therefore many animals go without basic needs. Keep up the good work Kelly & Staff..

    Pros

    This shelter not only cares for dogs and cats, but wildlife, and farm animals.

    Cons

    They need a bigger shelter to care for all the animals that they help

  • 83. What A Great Place

    by: bres

    This is a very special place. It isn't often that you find a shelter with people that care as much as the staff and volunteers do at this shelter. The animals are well taken care of, and given lots of attention and love. Keep up the good work.

    Pros

    caring, knowledgable staff,

    Cons

    none

  • 84. great animal shelter

    by: meishamaria

    I was very impressed by this animal shelter. My son did community service and he would come home every day with wonderful stories of different animals. One dog that had been at the shelter for two years found a new home!!! How wonderful that they don't kill those animals.

    Pros

    No Kill

    Cons

    shelter condition

  • 85. a good selter

    by: gitanatango

    I love being at the catt county spca. Everyone is knowledgeable and loves animals.

    Pros

    NO KILL

    Cons

    needs a makeover

  • 86. these folk are the best

    by: domera

    This shelter is amazing. They take amazing care of the animals, they are a no kill, and they know so much. Thank you for being great!!

    Pros

    very great shelter

    Cons

    none

  • 87. this shelter is the best

    by: deef

    this shelter is so amazing. they help animals, they are a no kill shelter, so that saves so many lives.

    Pros

    best

    Cons

    none whatsoever!

  • 88. This is a great shelter.

    by: smokeyboom

    The people here care so much. They are nice and friendly and care so much about the animals. Thanks to you all from your community.

    Pros

    Great shelter

    Cons

    none

  • 89. my first cat

    by: loveallmycats

    Any time I have been to the Catt. County SPCA it is always clean looking. I adopted my first cat from there and and I was very pleased with everything. It's always hard to choose one when there are so many that need homes. All the cats seem to be well taken care of

    Pros

    always very clean

    Cons

    not enough room for all the animals

  • 90. nice shelter, caring people

    by: wcspca1

    this is a wonderful place, i was very impressed. they really care about the animals.

    Pros

    no-kill

    Cons

    never big enough

  • 91. great no kill shelter

    by: Madisons

    another no kill shelter that truely cares for animals

    Pros

    no kill

    Cons

    none

  • 92. Two Thumbs up...

    by: tinaw12

    Two thumbs up to all who volunteer and work so hard for all the animals that so deserve it! \r\n

    Pros

    Hardworking staff - love the animals

    Cons

    none

  • 93. Awesome Place

    by: lynn14760

    my favorite place to hang out after work. theirare some great animals that need good homes.

    Pros

    Some great animals

    Cons

    not enough room for them all

  • 94. Great No Kill

    by: jduchette

    There is so much devotion at places like this. They all need help to expand their services. \r\n\r\nI wish that all animals could be so lucky to have help like this. We have so much power to help. I am so happy that no kill shelters are out there. \r\n\r\nI wish more people would look into a no kill shelter for a pet or any shelter for a pet before going to a pet store!

    Pros

    No Kill

    Cons

    none

  • 95. this shelter ROCKS!!

    by: arthastheman

    This shelter rocks. Animals are happy and people are friendly and great.

    Pros

    super people

    Cons

    none

  • 96. these people are so great

    by: effdogg

    this shelter is an amazing shelter, and what makes it even better is that its all no-kill!

    Pros

    great people and happy animals

    Cons

    none

  • 97. Amazing People!

    by: dubya

    This is a great shelter! They are so nice here, and keep the animals in great shape and conditions.

    Pros

    They are the best

    Cons

    None

  • 98. Amazing

    by: kellychaffee

    It takes at least a thousand dollars a day to keep our non-profit NO - kill shelter running. Although we have loyal employees' and great volunteers we can always use more help. This is a wonderful place that we dont discriminate against breeds we just love.

    Pros

    amazing

    Cons

    not enough help

  • 99. A Very Caring Shelter for animals

    by: Joannmca

    This no-kill shelter is a very caring and compassionate place. I have gotten several animals there over the years and cannot say enough good things about them.

    Pros

    No Kill

    Cons

    not enough funds to do more

  • 100. They are an awesome shelter!!!

    by: nikib216

    We have gotten two dogs from the Catt. County SPCA and they were so awesome that we got to take home our cocker spaniel Lucky the same day that we went to see him.

    Pros

    they are a very good shelter

    Cons

    can't think of any

  • 101. catt county spca

    by: 4cats

    we became "friends" on myspace and the profile mngr(s) is very friendly and helpful. the spay clinic every monday is going to prove useful for us!

    Pros

    local

    Cons

    none

  • 102. A true no kill shelter.

    by: bcax

    The staff and volunteers truly care about every animal in the shelter and try very hard to find good homes for all of them.

    Pros

    Caring staff

    Cons

    A little noisy.

  • 103. Catt. County SPCA

    by: courtbri

    This SPCA genuinely cares about their animals. I have heard wonderful compliments from the community on the services given to the animals of our comminuty.

    Pros

    Well advertised, Great reviews from families who adopted pets there

    Cons

    They don't have the funding they need and deserve

  • 104. What A Great Shelter

    by: bspringer

    What a great shelter. The people that work there are so knowledgeable and caring. One of the best things about this shelter is that they are a true no-kill shelter. The animals are well taken care of and shown so much love. Good Job.

    Pros

    caring staff, well cared for animals

    Cons

    none

  • 105. no kill shelter

    by: plbarrett

    this is one of the largest no - kill shelter in w. new york. They do eveyrhting they can to help save animals and thats what shelters should be about!

    Pros

    great shelter

    Cons

    we need money!

  • 106. thanks

    by: Tico1020

    I think it is great what they do for the pets there they are awsome and i thank them for their time in making sure the pets are happy and well cared for

    Pros

    great

    Cons

    underestimated

  • 107. Fantastic Place with amazin people

    by: flipflop81

    This is an amazing shelter. The largest no-kill in WNY. And the people there are great. They keep those animals in amazing condition and are caring and sweet.

    Pros

    These people are the best!

    Cons

    None

  • 108. Thank goodness for the Catt. Cty. SPCA

    by: therapistjjm

    We adopted a wonderful pair of dogs at the Catt. Cty. SPCA 5 years ago. The staff provides such good care, that our dogs went crazy when we took them back to visit months later and each time thereafter. It always amazes me how they are able to develop a bond with each animal in spite of having such a large number. They provide a real home and relationship even to those who are there long-term or permanently.\r\n\r\nThank goodness for us that they are around, because we wouldn't have had the chance to add Ben & Jerry to our family otherwise. At other shelters, they would have been euthanized to make room, but somehow Catt. Cty. SPCA continues to make good things happpen. \r\n\r\nThey are among the very finest of people out there trying to help. I don't live in Cattaraugus county, but they are the ones I will continue to support as much as I can.\r\n\r\n

    Pros

    fantastic staff, no-kill policy

    Cons

    denied federal funding due to no-kill policy

  • 109. Best No Kill Shelter Around

    by: AmethystSquirrel

    Every time I have stepped into the Catt County Shelter, I have always been impressed with the way each person working there seems to truly care for each individual animal there. \nThe Staff is knowledgeable and if they are unsure of a specific question, they will find the answer for you in a heartbeat.

    Pros

    No Kill

    Cons

    None yet

  • 110. donations needed

    by: cubbyhubby

    These are good people and they really do everything they can to help the animals.

    Pros

    good people good animals

    Cons

    not enough room

  • 111. making a difference

    by: houndpound

    These people really do care, not only about the animals but about you as the adopter. They want to make sure everyone is happy with the final adoption decision. Anyone looking to adopt a pet should check them out!

    Pros

    no-kill, friendly knowledgable staff

    Cons

    not enough volunteers, rural county(not enough adopters)

  • 112. Great Care Awesome Dogs

    by: Flora2004

    The facility and its staff are very professional caring individuals. They are there for the animals as well as the perspective new owners. They all spent time with us discussing our interests and what we were looking for in a dog.\r\n\r\nThe staff loved Flora - in fact she traveled to schools and met with children during SPCA visits - she was taught tricks and now has flourished into a regular little performing star! We love to show her off to our friends and family with all her new tricks and what a personality she keeps us entertained all the time.\r\n\r\nShe is gentle with children - like a sixth sense, she knows that she needs to be easy and not jump up. She gets along with most other dogs and loves to play and romp with them, in the lake during the summer and the snow in winter.\r\n\r\nAt the kennel she was voted class "clown" she kept them all entertained and had a ball playing with the big dogs, too!\r\n\r\nWe love our Flora and treasure every day we have with her. Thanks to Catt Cty SPCA and its staff for all you do each day.

    Pros

    Very personable; gave us plenty of time to spend with the dogs and make the perfect choice. We love our Flora - she is awesome

    Cons

    small facility needs more cages and areas to view animals

  • 113. SPCA in Catt Co

    by: kbalcerzak

    The SPCA in Catt Co is a wonderful shelter full of caring staff and very well taken care of animals. It is a no kill shelter, which is very important to me. I used to take my boys to the shelter when they were young to play with the cats, walk the dogs, etc. They are grown up now, but are strong supporters of the shelter and have volunteered to help with fix up projects. The shelter is in need of renovations and expansion, as they are very crowded.

    Pros

    Very caring people

    Cons

    Shelter badly needs renovations

  • 114. Catt Co. is #1

    by: stevebalcerzak

    Catt. Co. shelter in W.N.Y. does more for their animals than any of the private shelters in this area of the state. Being a no kill organization makes them #1 in my book.

    Pros

    By far the cleanest animal shelter that I have ever seen !

    Cons

    There are no cons about it !

  • 115. Catt Co Spca

    by: Cyndie2

    Catt Co Spca has been serving Catt Co for as long as I remember. Even as a child I remember the spca as a safe haven for the animals

    Pros

    great people with big hearts

    Cons

    sad to see homeless animals

  • 116. Catt Co SPCA... PLACE TO BE!!!

    by: krazydutchluv

    i think that the catt co spca is the most wonderful place to be... the staff and animals r all very enjoyable... there is no other place i would want to go.. i culd live ther if i was aloud... i especiall enjoy the numerous variety of cats and dogs ther to visit and help care for... please come visit!!!

    Pros

    The best no kill shelter

    Cons

    ther r no cons

  • 117. Catt Co SPCA

    by: monkeysrok2006

    i think that the catt co spca is by far the best place i have ever worked... the staff is wondefful but most of all the animals are a great joy to care for... i would never want to want to work at any other place then here... this is a great job.. especially if u are there for the animals!!

    Pros

    great place

    Cons

    there r no cons

  • 118. Lucky to have Danielle

    by: karisarenee

    Danielle has been working at the shelter for at least a couple of years. I don't remember exactly how many but I do know that the last 2 Christmas Days that I was home visiting, Danielle was working. She makes sure that all of the animals have a nice Christmas by feeding them and giving them a little extra love. Danielle has such a huge place in her heart for animals. She says that they are all her pets. I know she would adopt every single one of them if her house was bigger! It's terrible that the animals don't have a real home, but being at the shelter with such a caring staff is the next best thing.

    Pros

    Caring Staff

    Cons

    Needs more funding for updates

  • 119. great place

    by: pringle

    The SPCA in catt county is very good. they are very caring for the aniamals. My son worked there in the summer and really enjoyed it. He learned to respect dogs and cats a lot more. I took 3 of my cats to be fixed there and they were very kind to my cats.

    Pros

    very friendly

    Cons

    none

  • 120. SPCA in Catt County - A shelter aimed to save homeless animals

    by: bjbean

    This is a no-kill animal shelter that serves Cattaraugus County and beyond. They have a great room called Kitty Kingdom where cats are in a cage-free environment. The dog kennels are indoor/outdoor. Shelter employees really seem to care about the animals. They run a low-cost spay/neuter program which is available to the community. All animals are treated equally - no discrimination based on breed, size, or background.

    Pros

    Totally committed to help animals

    Cons

    Needs more public support from the community

  • 121. What a place

    by: meggys

    The people at the shelter are so caring. You can just tell how much each and everyone of them love animals. The animals are well cared for and if they have to be in a shelter at least here they are in one that cares alot for them.

    Pros

    caring staff, easy to find

    Cons

    none

  • 122. CATT CO SPCA...where I found my boys

    by: darkstarwsm

    I found Ben & Jerry (pictured in my profile) at Catt Co SPCA....more specifically my wife and step daughter found them. They were known as Humphrey & Bogart them, and the staff at CCSPCA obviously took great care of them. They had been wandering the streets of nearby Hinsdale, found together of course. We have had them since July 2003 and the family wouldnt be the same with out them. Sure it was a long drive to go there, but well worth it. \r\n\r\nI'll never forget how excited they got when we brought them back a few months later for a visit. You knew they remembered the place and the people who loved them.\r\n\r\nFeel free to take a look at my boys.....

    Pros

    Absolutely wonderful staff....

    Cons

    Too small to help all who need to be helped

  • 123. SPCA helps neighborhood

    by: nuttybuddy83

    Need lots of volunteers to keep the tradition alive. Help in anyway that you can. A couple of hours and you will feel better. Support by donation and or time. A little bit can help alot. \r\n\r\nGrab a leash and take a dog for a walk! Dogs love the people contact!\r\n\r\nI help by bringing an snack to the dogs after serving a big dinner at the Legion, rather than throw the leftover's out we treate the dogs to extra goodies in their meal.

    Pros

    helps a wide variety of animals

    Cons

    limited by resources to help animals

  • 124. Lost pet

    by: Henry

    They really helped me out when my indoor cat went missing. They provided me with helpful information and kept me updated on pets that came into the shelter fitting his description/

    Pros

    Very helpful

    Cons

    None

  • 125. Spaying

    by: bonkers

    They did a wonderful job! Clean, efficiant, friendly, and at a low price.

    Pros

    Low cost spaying

    Cons

    I missed my cat very much!

  • 126. safty for the unsafe

    by: SaraBeth

    this place is a very special... very close to my heart.

    Pros

    i <3 these people

    Cons

    None

  • 127. the best place for pets

    by: PixiesRevenge

    I think the spca is the most wonderful place i have grown up there and more and more i see animals being saved. The spca goes above and beyond for animals. Its just too bad that the spca can't get more money... They help out pitbulls from other kill shelters and they have saved many from hurricane katrina!

    Pros

    NO KILL

    Cons

    just not enough money

  • 128. Largest No kill shelter in western NY

    by: jmonheim

    I am impressed with the SPCA in Catt. County. That SPCA is a true no kill Shelter and the Staff has there heart in the right place taking in all these animals and givin them at chance at life when other shelter would have put most of these animals put to sleep for space saving reason when that is not an option at the SPCA in Catt County NY GOOD JOB GUYS

    Pros

    No kill Shelter

    Cons

    higher medical cost