Our Goal is to Save Lives
Our team is dedicated to taking care of at-risk animals who have been neglected, abandoned, or unwanted in Oneida County and helping to find their furever homes.
Commitment To All Animals
Anita’s Stevens-Swan Humane Society is committed to the prevention of cruelty, abuse, and neglect of all animals through our animal adoption center. Because of your humane society donations, we have warm blankets, clean bedrooms, and food.
All animals have also been:
- Treated with our initial vaccines
- Dewormed, received flea treatments
- Tested for heartworm and tick borne disease (dogs)
- FIV/FeLv/HW testing (cats)
Helping and saving animals since the early 1900s.
In the early 1900s it was the work of two separate men from Rome, NY who started working in the area of animal welfare: Gustavus Swan and James N. Stevens. In 1910, Swan and Stevens, both involved in animal and child welfare, combined the two agencies and incorporated them to form the “Stevens-Swan Humane Society.”
The actual offices were in private homes until the 1930s and the agency was run entirely on volunteer efforts. In 1949, the first animal shelter was purchased. Throughout the 1900s, Annual Meetings of the Society were held just like today. We know, from older records of the humane society, the burden of unwanted, abused, homeless and injured animals was just as much a problem then as it is now.
The present-day Anita's Stevens Swan Humane Society evolved from a combination of efforts of hundreds of people helping at-risk animals. Taking care of animals that are surrendered, lost or unwanted is a large task, and the burden is overwhelming. It has not been an easy voyage. Throughout the years, trends in animal welfare have changed. With these changes come tremendous financial obligations, and the animal shelter is grateful for those who donate to this amazing organization.
Adoptable animals are available for viewing by appointment or walk-in, with appointment preferred. Please submit an application for the pet you are interested in and we will contact you to schedule an appointment.
Currently our process is to have the owner(s) visit the shelter and provide identification to be able to take your pet home. NYS requires you have proof of a valid rabies shot and a dog license. Fees must be paid to your local municipality to redeem your pet.
There are many ways you can support our mission...
You can donate financially. First and formost we are a registered 501c3 nonprofit and any financial contribution you can make allows us to stay open to provide needed services to the community.
You can donate pet supplies , pet food puppy pads, blankets towels and toys!
Also by dropping off cans and bottles anytime!
You can donate your time ny volunteering at the animal shelter, contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Yes! We pride ourselves on being a no-kill shelter. Our pets do not have a time limit with us and we strive to make them as comfortable as possible while in our care.
Yes, your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed under the law.
Call the dog control officer in the town or city in which you live.
We have recently Changed our donation drop off policy.
Please bring your donation in the building.
Please do not leave items by the front entrance when we are not here, thank you.
Donations are accepted inside the lobby only during normal business hours.
We do not accept the following items
- rugs or carpets
- knitted or crocheed blankets
- stuffed animals
Thank you for the support of our mission!