In the spirit of giving, one Secret Santa wants to help those at the Finger Lakes SPCA. Their only hope is to bring some four-legged friends home for the holidays.
“We had a nice woman come into the shelter and explain that her mother wanted to give a gift, and direct it toward helping the animals at the SPCA get adopted,” Finger Lakes SPCA Executive Director Vicki Mosgrove said. “She was very explicit about wanting to see the animals get into homes. Her mother is a senior citizen, and that is how she wanted the gift directed.”
Thanks to that generous gift of a significant amount, between now and Jan. 7 all adoptions will be sponsored by that Secret Santa. You won’t have to pay any fees, and all the money left over will then go to the SPCA’s spay and neuter programs.
“This was an incredible heartwarming gift at this time of year,” Mosgrove said. “We are so excited about it, and we are so anxious to see the animals get into their forever homes.”
So, if you are ready for the responsibility that comes along with being a pet owner, come on down to the Finger Lakes SPCA.
“We really have all different types (of cats). Polydactyl, calico, Russian blue mixes,” Mosgrove said. “We have friendly cats, we have grumpy cats, we have every type of cat you could imagine.”
“They’ll sit there, and some of them will give you their paw,” animal caretaker Ted Hakes said. “When you come in the morning to take them outside, they just love that. They go outside and play. They have a good time.”
“Just come down and take a look,” Hakes adds. “They’ll just win you over. They’re awesome.”
The Finger Lakes SPCA in Bath will be closed on Dec. 24th through the 26th, and again on New Years Eve. and New Years Day. Hours of operation are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. To visit their website, click here.