Who We Are

Open-admission Animal Shelter
Nationally Recognized
Founded in 1907
Located at:
6160 County Road 32
Norwich, New York 13815

Hours of Operation:

Monday: By Appointment

Tuesday: 12:00-6:00 PM

Wednesday: 12:00-4:30 PM

Thursday: By Appointment

Friday: 12:00-4:30 PM

Saturday: 11:00 AM- 3:00 PM


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

Arthur J. Bramer
John H. Smith
Mrs. L Hodge

Mrs. Henry R. Follett
Mrs. W.L. Sturges
Mrs. Sarah A. Taylor


2014 Board of Directors

Leslie Bernardi
Lauren Howell
Courtney Sullivan
Pamela Jones

James Dunne, II, President
Heather Ferrarese, Vice President
Peggy Finnegan, Secretary
Pete DeRensis, Treasurer

Al Kochersperger
Kim McCarthy
Tracy Lemczak
Nancy Swertfager



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 Rich History

1907 – Chenango County Humane Society receives incorporation papers on March 11 for the prevention of cruelty to both children and animals.

1957– Purchased land on River Road to house shelter (former site at 5557 County Road 32, Norwich)

1960 – CCSPCA receives a new 1961 animal ambulance through anonymous donor from California.

1980’s – 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.

1985 – Anna S. Judd Cat Addition (12×26 foot extension)

1986 – Dedication of The Gene Ireland Educational Center

1991 – Junior Volunteer Program started

1991 – New Kennel Addition to old shelter located at 5557 County Road 32 at Polkville Hill Rd

2000 – Eviction Notice by New York State

2001 – Moved to new location at 6160 County Road 32, Norwich

2004 – Dorothy L. Evans Nature Trail & Pet Memorial Wall created

2005 – First year of fundraising event: Valentine Fur Ball

2005 – CSPCA hires new Executive Director, Carol J. Hedlund

2006 – CSPCA holds strategic planning session in April

2006 – Hedlund assists ASPCA in rescuing animals from local flood

2007 – New education center, The Mary Elizabeth Macksey Humane Center

2008 -CSPCA had two major Animal Cruelty Cases involving over 40 Jack Russell Terriers & 76 Pomeranians

2009 – 100% Grant Funded Expansion of Animal Housing including New Kitty Condos in Cat Adoption Room