Year End Recap

Live Release Numbers

 2021 January – December Statistics 
Adoptions: 693        Return to Owner 144   Transfer 47

Total Out of Shelter:   884

As defined by the ASPCA Live Release Rate is Calculated with the following formula:

Live Outcome divided by All Outcomes

January – December 2021 Live Release Rate For the CNY SPCA 

Live Release Rate:     92%


JANUARY – December 2021 INTAKES:

Owner Surrender:           273

Stray:                                 374

Seized through Cruelty:   306

Service In:                             10

Transfer In:                          14

Total In:                               977


We began 2021 with the hope  that things would return to “normal”. Unfortunately, as we all know that was not the case.  We have been able to open the front office and community center for visits, and we’ve had small groups in for tours.  However, to let people walk through the kennels posed the problem of, how do we disinfect every surface that possibly could have been touched?  It just isn’t possible.  It is imperative that staff stays healthy because our animals depend on us for their every need

We are still doing adoptions by appointment and for us, it has worked well.  Adoptions are “sticking” because we take the time to get to know the potential adopters beforehand.  Our return rate has been cut in half as a result.

We were able to hold our “Every Animal Has It’s Day” golf fundraiser in July and it was wonderful to see our supporters out and enjoying a day that truly helped the animals in our care.

Some of our smaller fundraisers were also able to be held in person and it was wonderful to see people face to face again.

We were also able to have a few small scout groups come in for a tour, and in November made our first in person visits back into schools.  

Donations during 2021:

The year 2021 again was a difficult one for all non-profits. 

We owe a huge thankyou to Staffworks for going forward with their “Save A Life” Campaign at the end of 2021.  Their support and the support of our donors was amazing. With your help our total donations for that campaign were $114,071!  Thank you!

We were the recipients of the NYS Companion Animal Fund Grant which allowed us to have a new roof put on the entire building in April 2021.  We are finishing up the grant with repairs to the inside damages from a leaky roof. 

We had a few memorable cases in 2021:

In May, Lagertha the emaciated pit bull left to starve in her own waste.  In July, she found her fur-ever home.   

In August, 47 cats from one home….all needing medical care. Just a few are still waiting for their homes.

In November, 10 dogs severely infected with sarcoptic mange.  All 10 are healing nicely and finding wonderful loving homes.  

We need your help to continue our mission here in Central New York.  We handle animal cruelty for 16 towns in Onondaga County, all of Madison County and all of Oneida County.  Please consider a gift to help us continue being a voice for the voiceless in Central New York.