SPCA Serving Erie County

About SPCA Serving Erie County

The mission of the SPCA is to create a caring and kind community that encourages fair and humane treatment of all creatures. Our knowledgeable, caring, and open-minded team of staff and volunteers achieves that mission through proactive efforts to address the current status of animals in our community, education of adults and children, rescue and sheltering of animals in need, and placement of animals into appropriate homes.

The SPCA does not receive any funding from the county, city, state, or federal governments. Our humane society does not receive tax dollars of any kind . . . we’re only able to assist the people and pets in need thanks to donations.

The SPCA cares for approximately 14,000 animals each year through programs that include adoptions; admissions; animal rescues; animal emergency transports; stray lost and found services; animal cruelty investigations and seizures; care for wildlife, reptiles, exotics, and farm animals; and much more.

The SPCA is a local humane society, not financially supported by, or a part of, any other local or national animal welfare group. We are not a branch of the ASPCA.


Vet Tech Preceptorship/Volunteer

June 2019 Buffalo, NY
“I personally really enjoyed the variety of fields that came up at the SPCA. They not only handled small animal, but also large animals, wildlife, and exotics. I observed so many things such as surgery to fix a broken wing on a red tailed hawk to even treating a chinchilla with a fur ring, and I even helped with administering oral meds into a wild pigeon.”

Wildlife intern

May 2019 - September 2019 Buffalo, NY
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