FAQS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ABOUT THE NC SPCA

Who is the NC SPCA?

Located in Nassau County, New York, The Nassau County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a 501(c) (3), non-profit organization originally designed to protect animals in the county from abuse and neglect, and to provide basic welfare. We hold special authority to enforce NYS Agriculture & Markets Law, and all other state and local humane laws. We are the only animal protection agency officially designated to operate within the county’s borders.

Is the NC SPCA an official government agency?

The Nassau County SPCA is specifically authorized to uphold and enforce the NYS Agriculture & Markets Law, and all other state and local humane laws. This designation is due to the NYS law that provides peace officer status to Nassau County SPCA officers.

What enforcement authority does the NC SPCA have?

The Nassau County SPCA is specifically authorized to uphold and enforce the state Agriculture & Markets Law, and all other state and local humane laws. This designation is due to a special act of state legislation awarding law enforcement status to NC SPCA officers.

What is the job of your officers and investigators?

The Nassau County SPCA investigates allegations of cruelty and endangerment toward animals, and prosecutes any individual involved in such crimes.

ABOUT PET CARE

Where can I locate a low-cost spay and neuter clinic?

Pet parents can contact their local SPCA at 516-781-2052, PAWS in Hicksville at 516-364-PAWS (7297), the Humane Society, a veterinarian or call 1-800-248-SPAY to locate a low-cost spay and neuter clinic in your area. Also, look up spay and neuter clinics at www.spayusa.org.

Do I need pet health insurance?

Affordable Pet Health Insurance Plans mean you won’t ever have to sacrifice the health and happiness of your pet because of financial limitations. It is not a requirement but there are many reputable companies that offer it. The younger your pet is the lower the cost of most plans.

ABOUT HOW I CAN HELP

How are donations used?

The Nassau County SPCA is a volunteer-run organization. All donations are used to maintain the organization and its services, and promote the well-being of the animals we rescue.

How can I make a donation?

You can make a donation by phone, mail or conveniently online. Simply click here to make a donation.

How can I adopt an animal?

To find some adorable and adoptable pet and get more information go to the Nassau County SPCA Adoption page.

I don't have time to care for a pet, how else can I help?

There are lots of ways to help your furry friends. Become a monthly donor or volunteer for the Nassau County SPCA. Look for more suggestions on the Get Involved page.

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We provide local leadership in key areas: Offering resources for pet owners, assisting in the care and placement of homeless pets, enforcing animal protection laws, preventing animal cruelty, and serving victims of animal cruelty.

Gary Rogers
Nassau County SPCA Board President