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Our Team

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.

The Animals

Providing a Safe Haven

Every animal that walks through our doors is provided with a stable and safe environment to live in until they find their lifelong home.

Our Mission

To alleviate animal suffering by providing shelter and care to promote the human animal bond through adoption and reduce the companion animal population with spay/ neuter services.

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
  • Spay/neutered
  • Dewormed, received flea treatments
  • Microchipped
  • Tested for heartworm and tick borne disease (dogs)
  • FIV/FeLv/HW testing (cats)

Our History

Helping and saving animals since the early 1900s.

Early 1900’s
Early 1900’s

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.”

1930’s - 1950
1930’s - 1950

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.

Present Day

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.

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