SPCA Serving Erie County Offers Free Adoptions to Current and Past Military Members During Vets & Pets

April 30, 2021
By: SPCA Chief Communications Officer Gina Lattuca

To celebrate the men and women of the armed services this Memorial Day, the SPCA Serving Erie County offers “Vets & Pets,” waiving adoption fees on most animals for individuals on active duty, reserves, and honorable discharge, along with service-disabled veterans and those retired from military service.

Vets & Pets begins Monday, May 24 and runs through Monday, May 31* at the SPCA’s 300 Harlem Rd., West Seneca shelter and all SPCA offsite adoption locations.

Those who qualify and are interested in viewing and adopting dogs or farm animals are urged to call the SPCA now to schedule an appointment during Vets & Pets, since appointments are necessary for all dog and farm animal adoptions at this time. Appointments are also necessary for viewing and adopting cats each Saturday including Saturday, May 29. To schedule an appointment, call the SPCA at (716) 875-7360, ext. 207. No appointments are necessary to adopt other animals.

Photos of adoptable animals and a list of offsite adoption locations and addresses can be found here. Military ID or DD214 will need to be presented. If an individual is currently serving outside of New York State, that individual’s spouse can adopt during Vets & Pets if a military spouse identification card is presented.

Vets & Pets is proudly sponsored by philanthropist, business owner, and longtime supporter of the SPCA Serving Erie County Nancy Gacioch of Buffalo, NY.

Contact SPCA Adoptions Supervisor Krissi Miranda with any questions: (716) 875-7360, ext. 233.

*Please note: The SPCA’s West Seneca shelter is closed on the final day of Vets & Pets Monday, May 31, but many of the SPCA’s offsite adoption locations are open that day! See a list of our offsite locations and photos of the animals available here >> . During our COVID response period, to be pre-approved to adopt an offsite pet, please call the SPCA’s Offsite Adoptions Department at (716) 875-7360, ext. 235, or visit the 300 Harlem Rd., West Seneca shelter Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.