Ithaca, N.Y. — The SPCA of Tompkins County is asking local pet lovers’ help meeting its “urgent need” for canned food.

The shelter has taken in more than 600 cats and kittens and nearly 150 dogs and puppies since June, the organization said in a press release.

“Our shelves are empty,” said the release Wednesday from the SPCA’s Maggie Thomas. “The amount of food needed for these animals is enormous, literally in the tons.”

“…Canned food, treats, and kitten supplies are in desperate need. The shelves are bare, and canned food is an essential part of the shelter animals’ diets.”

The SPCA says it needs:

— Canned Dog Food – all brands, all styles
— Canned Cat Food – all brands, PATE style
— Kitten Milk Replacer (KMR)
— Kitten Chow
— Soft dog treats (not rawhides)

Donations may be dropped off at the Dorothy & Roy Park Pet Adoption Center or the Rescue Building, both at 1640 Hanshaw Road, or the SPCA Annex at The Shops at Ithaca Mall or mailed to 1640 Hanshaw Road, Ithaca, NY 14850.

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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.