SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) – The CNY SPCA took in about 1,300 animals last year and plans to see similar numbers in 2024. On Saturday, January 27th, they hosted their “Get Your Pet On” adoption event. And match the animals with new homes.
Birch was the longest resident at the CNY SPCA to date…
“The first time I met him, he was jumping around a little wild. I was like, ‘He’s perfect for our family.’ We have three boys, so he’s definitely going to fit in. He just wanted to be touched, loved. I fell in love with him,” said Birch’s new mom, Crystal Skrocki.
Birch finally went home with his forever family after being at the SPCA since March 2023.
“Now I’m like, ‘OK you don’t have to be there anymore. You can stay home. You can be loved. You can run around and be free,'” Skrocki said. said
This is the loving home that all animals at the SPCA hope to find.
“I think shelters get a bad rep. They think they’re broken dogs, and they’re not broken dogs. They’re dogs that have lost their homes for one reason or another,” CNY SPCA Director Troy Waffner said.
While many people are eager to adopt young dogs, the SPCA has older dogs that already know the commands and are house trained.
“If you’re just looking for a couch buddy or someone to give you a treat, this is the dog you want. You want an old dog to sit there and walk around. They end up hiking for miles. don’t want to. They just want to hang out with you and have some dinner and a beer or something,” Waffner said.
When you’re looking for a partner, Waffner believes you should adopt, not shop.
“You’re saving an animal’s life. And you’re not just saving one animal. You’re saving two animals’ lives because it frees up a kennel, and we get another dog to find a home. can carry,” said Waffner.
At the end of the day, all animals at the SPCA just want to be loved like everyone else.