Adoption fees at the Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SQSPCA) will be waived this Saturday, October 26 with a donation of cat, dog or kitten food.

Sponsored by Five Star Subaru and thanks to a grant made possible by the ASPCA, Subaru, and the Subaru Loves Pets initiative, the special one-day “Howl’oween Pet Adoption Event” will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the SQSPCA shelter, 4841 State Highway 28, Cooperstown.

“Bring us dog, cat and/or kitten food – dried, canned or a combination thereof – and you can leave with a new fur-ever friend, thanks to our sponsors and our same-day conversational adoption procedure,” explained SQSPCA Executive Director Stacie Haynes.

Regular adoption fees, ranging from $100-$200, are being waived in hopes of clearing the shelter before the holiday rush. Almost 100 animals were taken in from November 1 through December 31 of last year, Haynes explained.

Prior to this event, animals will be spayed/neutered (unless delayed for health reasons), microchipped, tested for Heartworm/Lyme or FeLV/FIV, dewormed; and will receive flea treatment and basic grooming.

“All animals will be up-to-date on crucial vaccinations including rabies, distemper and FVRCP,” Haynes added.

Tops on the shelter’s food “wish list” are dry kitten and cat food, canned dog food, meaty dog treats and canned cat pâté. Available dogs and cats can be viewed on the SQSPCA website at and on Facebook.