No Place Like Home

  Thousands of companion animals occupy shelters across our region, often waiting months, if not years, before being adopted. The Staffworks Fund is providing grants through its Homeward Bound Program to help animals move more quickly into their new homes. The grants, awarded to animal welfare organizations in CNY, help subsidize pet adoptions via waived… Read more »

Rescued – A Happy Tail

Rescue Dogs Rescue Soldiers team member Isaiah Bowen and Kaiser   In late May, 118 dogs were discovered in deplorable conditions in a warehouse in Utica. By June 24, all but the most difficult to place dogs (11) had been adopted, fostered, returned to their original shelters & rescue organizations or transferred to other animal… Read more »

Staffworks Fund Awards $250,000 Challenge Grant

Susquehanna SPCA Board President Gaylord Dillingham, Staffworks President Anita A. Vitullo and Susquehanna SPCA Executive Director Stacie Haynes.   Staffworks President, Anita A. Vitullo announced a $250,000 pledge from the Staffworks Fund for the Susquehanna SPCA $2 million SHELTER US capital campaign. Staffworks delivers 40 years of experience with the largest staffing services coverage in… Read more »

Staffworks Fund Mission Moment

    Brody was wandering homeless in winter and suffering with a broken leg, fortunately, he was rescued by the Stevens-Swan Humane Society. The cost of surgery to repair Brody’s leg was staggering so the Staffworks Fund stepped in and provided the necessary funds. Brody was adopted by Katelyn and Jessie Warner and he is… Read more »


Melissa Sloma, one of our Corporate Office Client Managers, had her heart stolen by “Dino.” She attended the Stevens Swan Humane Society Annual Telethon in January of this year where she met and fell in love with him right there. She says, “He grabbed my attention from the Stevens Swan Telethon and I just had… Read more »


Savannah is a beautiful 4-year-old Siamese mix with striking blue eyes. She was brought to the shelter as a stray in July of 2013 with a non-functioning right front limb. Despite this, she was a lively, kittenish, sweet-tempered cat. Savannah quickly found a foster home. Her foster parent said she chased balls, romped with the… Read more »

Truman and Harrison

One cold winter morning, a woman in North Syracuse was backing her car out of her garage, only to notice that there were two cat carriers left in her driveway. She was shocked to find that there were actually cats left in the carriers at some time during the night. She had helped rescue a… Read more »

Miss Willow

Miss Willow came to the Humane Society of Rome in September of 2014 as a 6-month-old puppy, and was quickly adopted out. Just 4 months later, she was returned through no fault of her own; she just didn’t fit with the family. When she returned, she had what looked like an ingrown hair just above… Read more »


To my new friends, from Lady My name is Lady, and that’s me in the photos with my new owner. Although you can’t tell by looking at me now, I was beaten repeatedly by my former owners. I never understood why I was treated so horribly, because I tried to be the best dog I… Read more »

Clinton woman donates $1M to benefit animals

She is used to being an ambassador, going out on public education missions. So, when Madison arrived at the Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties Inc. earlier this week dressed in a bright orange vest with the words “adopt me” and a note pinned on it, she was more than happy to greet the… Read more »