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North Country SPCA

North Country Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Essex County, New York

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Message from the Executive Director:

Until further notice, the shelter will be open by appointment only and there will be no exceptions. While we would normally encourage and look forward to our daily visitors and drop ins, our main priority right now is to ensure the health and safety of our staff, our residents and to also do our part in keeping our community healthy.  Adoptions will continue and we ask that you visit our website, complete an online application and/or call us to schedule an appointment to meet the dog or cat that you are interested in. In doing this, we can limit the number of people in the shelter at any given time. Please call 518.873.5000 with any questions or concerns that you may have.

Anyone coming to the shelter for a scheduled appointment must wear an acceptable face covering to enter the building. We certainly appreciate your patience and cooperation with this and in helping ensure all of our safety. 

Thank you for your continued support of the shelter and the work that we do. We can't do any of this without all of you.

Wendy L. Beeman

Executive Director



Read our Winter Appeal letter: Adoption is the Perfect Match.

Check out the newest issue of our newsletter, Spotlight on the Shelter.

Watch our I'm Ready for Adoption talking cat and dog videos on Facebook.


Limited-Edition Paws Off North Country SPCA pet stuffies!

Because we couldn’t hold our annual Paws Cause event this year, we’ve decided to try something new. For the first time ever, we’re offering cat and dog stuffies for sale! Not only are these adorable animals ready for adoption, each comes with a removable “Paws Off 2020” North Country SPCA shirt to commemorate this oh-so interesting year, when we all need to stay home and keep our “Paws Off”! Each 16” stuffie includes a Velcro opening on the back to add a special note or trinket, perfect for personalized gift-giving. Each costs $25, with all proceeds to benefit the real dogs and cats at the North Country SPCA. These are available for a limited time only, so support your local shelter and adopt one or both pet stuffies today! Not recommended for children 3 and under.

For more information or to order, please call Bryeanna at 518-873-5017 or email at bryeanna@ncspca.org. Payments can be made by cash or check at the shelter at time of pickup.


Contact Us:

PO Box 55, 7700 US Route 9N
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
T: (518) 873-5000


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Hours of Operation:

Tuesday - Friday 12-4
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 12-4
Monday closed


























Featured Pet

Thunder & Beemer

Thunder and Beemer are a bonded pair of handsome young males. Both are a little shy at first, but Thunder is the larger and more outgoing brother while Beemer prefers to hang back. These boys love playing, especially with wand toys. If one kitty is good, these two sleek sweethearts are better!


Featured Pet

Welcome to the North Country SPCA, located in Elizabethtown, NY. We are a no-kill shelter that cares for cats and dogs who have been surrendered, abandoned, or abused. Our goal is to ensure that each animal gets a second chance — and sometimes a first chance — at a loving home.

We need your help! Adopt, donate and get involved. We depend on the generosity of people like you to keep our doors open.

PO Box 55, 7700 US Route 9N
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
T: (518) 873-5000

Tuesday - Friday 12-4
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 12-4
Monday closed