​Surrendering a Pet

​We understand that life changes may lead to unfortunate circumstances, causing families to rehome their pets. We ask that you do not walk into any shelter to surrender your pet without an appointment. Appointments help control the number of in-house animals at any given time. Please contact our Customer Service Department 315-457-8762 to schedule an appointment to surrender your pet as needed.

As a private not-for-profit organization, we have limited space and can only accept animals from Onondaga County. We strive to keep happy, healthy, adoptable animals as long as it may take for them to find their forever homes, provided the pet remains physically and behaviorally healthy and safe in our care.  HumaneCNY seldom has extra space for more pets, so we ask that you try relatives, friends, coworkers, and neighbors before surrendering to any shelter. Please, do not post your pets on untrustworthy websites to find them a home as these sites may lead to horrific situations. Before making a decision to re-home your pet, call us to discuss options for food supplies, behavior modification, and local spay/neuter assistance programs.

​Lost & Found

HumaneCNY is happy to help you if you’ve lost your pet. Please private message HumaneCNY on Facebook and include photo and description of where the pet was lost.

​Resources links:

Lost and Found Pets of CNY
Lost Dogs of CNY
Mohawk Valley Pet Lost & Found

If you have lost your pet, you should check with the municipality where you lost your pet and the other local shelters and rescues:

  • Cat Coalition: (315) 289-2287
  • CNYSPCA: (315) 454-4479
  • Kitty Corner: (315) 457-4420
  • Lollypop Farms: (585) 223-1330
  • Oswego City Animal Shelter: (315) 343-1803
  • Oswego County Humane Association: (315) 207-1070
  • Oswego County SPCA: (315) 592-5551
  • Jefferson Co. SPCA: (315) 782-3260
  • Tompkins Co. SPCA: (607) 257-1822
  • Wanderer’s Rest: (315) 697-2796

​Spay and Neuter Assistance

​SANS Spay and Neuter Syracuse, 315-834-0141 or http://spayandneutersyracuse.org

SANS Spay and Neuter Syracuse was founded by the Syracuse Onondaga Cat Council. The Council was comprised of local veterinarians, licensed veterinary technicians, rescuers and concerned citizens who banded together in an effort to address the animal overpopulation problem in Central New York.

SANS, Spay and Neuter Syracuse is a non-profit low cost spay and neuter clinic devoted to providing  low-cost spay and neuter service for homeless animals and pets belonging to people of low income. Call to request an appointment.

SNAP Cortland, 607-756-2561 or CNYSNAP or http://cnysnap.net

CNY snap has been a provider of low cost spay/neuter services to central NY since 2005. They are a non-profit all volunteer organization with a mission to end the overpopulation of dogs and cats in our community. They hold on average 6 clinics per month at their Cortland Facility for barn cats, strays, and dog and cats from households in need of spay and neutering. Call to request an appointment.


Phone: 315-729-8691

Email: fixingtohelpcny@gmail.com

Website: www.fixingtohelpcny.com

Founded in 2018, Fixing to Help is a nonprofit that promotes pet wellness with a special emphasis on making spay/neuter services accessible. Fixing to Help assists low-income residents of Onondaga County with the cost of having their cats or dogs spayed or neutered.