Who We Are

Open-admission Animal Shelter
Nationally Recognized
Founded in 1907

Located at:

6160 County Road 32
Norwich, New York 13815

Our Hours of Operation

Monday: Noon-4:30pm
Tuesday: Noon-7:00pm
Wednesday: Noon-4:30pm
Thursday: By Appointment Only
Friday: Noon-4:30pm
Saturday: Noon-4:30pm
Sunday: By Appointment Only

Our Services

  • Provides High Quality, Professional Animal Sheltering for about 1,000 to 1,600 stray, lost, surrendered and abandoned animals every year
  • Adopts homeless pets to new families
  • Offers a wish book for families to register to find that “perfect match”
  • Reunites lost pets with their worried owners
  • Offers compassionate euthanasia and cremation
  • Provides education, training and outreach to our community
  • Offers educational topics such as responsible pet ownership and the needs of companion animals, safety around animals, spaying/neutering, dog obedience, behavior problem solving, cruelty and neglect, emergency preparedness, and more
  • Helps families find the right pet for their lifestyle so that all animals find their forever home
  • Offers a Tree of Life memorial wall with engraved leaves to commemorate beloved pets
  • Has professional, knowledgeable and experienced staff
  • Offers volunteer opportunities for students and adults
  • Has a networking relationship with shelters throughout New York State
  • Is recognized by national animal welfare organizations such as Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) which provides information resources, training and program support.

Dorothy Evans Memorial Trail

This mile long trail winds its way through woods and near water for a sensory experience for all dogs.

The Mary Elizabeth Macksey Humane Center

This education and meeting room was generously donated by the Mary Elizabeth Macksey Foundation to help promote humane education to the community.

Our Directors, Staff, and Board Members

The CCSPCA filed its Certificate of Incorporation on March 9, 1907 by nine directors:

William D. Benton
Daniel W. Dexter
Charles G. Nash
Leslie Bernardi
Jennifer Olds
Arthur J. Bramer
John H. Smith
Mrs. L Hodge

2018 Board of Directors
James Dunne, II, President
Heather Bartle-Ferrarese, Vice President
Peggy Finnegan, Secretary
Bette Osborne, Treasurer

Mrs. Henry R. Follett
Mrs. W.L. Sturges
Mrs. Sarah A. Taylor
Al Kochersperger
Kim McCarthy

Our Rich History

Chenango County Humane Society receives incorporation papers on March 11 for the prevention of cruelty to both children and animals.
Purchased land on River Road to house shelter (former site at 5557 County Road 32, Norwich)
CCSPCA receives a new 1961 animal ambulance through anonymous donor from California.
Roz Scheurman begins her 18 year tenure at the CCSPCA. Her accomplishments during her time are considered numerous including physical plant improvements such as two additions to house cats and dogs, humane education in the schools, policy development and securing community support.
Anna S. Judd Cat Addition (12×26 foot extension)
Dedication of The Gene Ireland Educational Center
Junior Volunteer Program started
New Kennel Addition to old shelter located at 5557 County Road 32 at Polkville Hill Rd
Eviction Notice by New York State
Moved to new location at 6160 County Road 32, Norwich
Dorothy L. Evans Nature Trail & Pet Memorial Wall created
First year of fundraising event: Valentine Fur Ball
CSPCA hires new Executive Director, Carol J. Hedlund
CSPCA holds strategic planning session in April
Hedlund assists ASPCA in rescuing animals from local flood
CSPCA had two major Animal Cruelty Cases involving over 40 Jack Russell Terriers & 76 Pomeranians
100% Grant Funded Expansion of Animal Housing including New Kitty Condos in Cat Adoption Room

Our Proud Sponsors and Partners