SPCA Welcomes 12 New Dogs

SPCA Welcomes 12 New Dogs

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The cages inside the Jefferson County SPCA might have been empty Thursday morning, but that didn't last very long.

Executive Director Heather Spezzano teamed up with the CNY SPCA out of Syracuse, welcoming a dozen new dogs that needed shelter.

"We offered to have them shipped up here and we're going to house them in our facility and try to get them into homes as soon as possible," she said.

The dogs from Syracuse were kept in that shelter anywhere from six months to one year. Because the CNY SPCA was overcrowded, employees say it was no problem bringing the dogs to the north country.

"And what we hope is a new set of eyes will help them find a home a lot quicker," said Dee Schaefer, humane educator with CNY SPCA.

In a situation like this when you're bringing in so many animals, Spezzano says using social media is one of the most effective ways in getting the word out.

"Getting the right shot to capture that animal and their personality and getting it out there, that picture is what's going to save that animals' life," she said.

For now, the cages at the Jefferson County SPCA are full. If you'd like to adopt one, you can call the SPCA at 315-782-3260.

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