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

October 25, 2021
By: SPCA Chief Communications Officer Gina Lattuca

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

Vets & Pets begins Monday, November 1 and runs through Thursday, November 11* at the SPCA’s 300 Harlem Rd., West Seneca shelter and all SPCA off-site 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 Saturday, November 6. To schedule an appointment, call the SPCA at (716) 875-7360, ext. 207. No appointments are necessary to adopt other animals.

Photos of all adoptable animals can be found here. See a list of our off-site locations 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.


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 Sunday, November 7, but many of the SPCA’s off-site adoption locations are open that day! See a list of our off-site locations and photos of the animals available here. During our COVID response period, to be pre-approved to adopt an off-site 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.