The SPCA will be participating in StrOlean on Friday, August 18 from 2 – 6pm in downtown Olean. This new festival is a walkable event throughout North Union Street. Please come on down and say hello to our volunteers and animals!
Back in late January, 2017 we rescued a senior dog that we named Bonnie. She was abandoned by her owners on a back road during a snow storm. Bonnie was in poor condition when we found her – she was missing a lot of fur and had a large tumor hanging from her abdomen. After addressing Bonnie’s medical needs (including removal of her tumor) and giving her time to gain back her confidence, Bonnie was made available for adoption.
At the end of July Bonnie’s dreams of a forever home came true. She went home with her wonderful new family to make a fresh start. Bonnie is thriving in her new home and her adopters are totally in love with their new ‘baby’.
The SPCA in Cattaraugus County would like to thank the Walkers for seeing the beauty in Bonnie and giving this senior sweetheart a loving home.
The City of Olean has a new contract with the SPCA in Cattaraugus County for the following services:
– holding facility for dogs involved in cruelty investigations
– animal control for stray, lost, or abandoned dogs
Please note the City no longer opted to contract with the SPCA for any services involving cats. If you are having issues with cats we recommend you contact your Alderperson and the Mayor so they are aware of the situation.
All calls for stray, lost, and abandoned dogs should be directed through the Olean Police Department. The police department will then contact the SPCA if they want the dog picked up. The SPCA cannot take in stray dogs from the City without prior approval from the Police Dept. Please do not bring them to the SPCA or call the SPCA. You will be directed to the police as this is the process set up in the new city contract.
And finally, just a reminder – we are a private, non-profit organization. We are under no obligation to take in any animals other than those from specific municipal contracts such as the City of Olean and other towns and villages who contract directly with the SPCA. We do take in many other animals when we have funding available. We will continue to do so and ask for your help in our endeavor to save and rescue homeless animals. Your donations are our primary source of funding and we appreciate your support.
The SPCA Board of Directors
On April 22nd this little lady was found on a back road barely able to move. We rushed her to the emergency veterinarian on call. She was in rough shape with a list of medical issues that obviously had been ignored for a long period of time. We knew the odds may not be in her favor, but we needed to give her a chance. We named her Aedra and brought her back to the SPCA. We immediately started her on a medical treatment protocol to see if she would respond. And of course plenty of TLC and attention to show Aedra that people do care and don’t consider her unwanted. We weren’t sure how long we would have with her, perhaps just hours or a couple of days depending on her response to the treatments.
Well, this little lady has rallied beyond our expectations. When she arrived she was barely able to sit up, she wasn’t eating, and she was generally unresponsive. Within days she was showing clear signs of improvement!
Aedra has been back to the veterinarian’s office and they are also encouraged by her progress. She is now sitting up waiting to receive attention, excited for her next meal, loving her time outside for walks, and enjoying interaction with staff and volunteers.
We are ecstatic with Aedra’s progress to date but also understand her delicate health situation. She is diabetic, fighting a uterine infection, and has an eye that will need to be removed.
The veterinarian recommends that we proceed with spaying Aedra to address the uterine infection. The estimated cost of surgery is $500-600. We need to raise this money in order to schedule her surgery. If you would like to donate toward Aedra’s spay, you can contribute in the following ways:
– Send a check to the SPCA, PO Box 375, Olean NY 14760. Please note the donation is for Aedra
– Drop off a check or money to the SPCA located at 2944 Rte 16 Olean.
– Donate directly to our account at the veterinarian’s office, Veterinary Care of Cuba. Please note the donation is for Aedra.
– Donate on-line with PayPal or a credit card. Click on the yellow ‘donate’ button above. Please note the donation is for Aedra.
As always, thank you to everyone who supports us and helps us care for so many animals like Aedra who deserve a second chance.