The Central New York SPCA is warning the Syracuse, Utica, and Rome regions of a potential scam through Facebook.

A scammer is claiming to be selling puppies through Facebook, and they are taking a lot of people's money for the pets. According to CNY Central, after the person makes the purchase through a link on Facebook, they are being directed to the CNY SPCA.

Dee Schaefer, the Humane Educator for the shelter, said this is a scam.

The CNY SPCA does not adopt animals out this way. All adopters are met with face to face, and payments are never taken ahead of time. The animals that need new homes are only listed on the shelter's website."

If you come across a Facebook page or post offering puppies to be picked up at the CNY SPCA, contact the shelter's cruelty department at 315-454-3469.

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CNY SPCA Christmas 2020 Wishlist

In addition to monetary donations, you can support the Central New York SPCA by donating supplies that they use on a regular basis from their Pet Wish List:

Kennel Supplies
Soft Treats, (Pupperoni and SOFT Milkbones)
Clay Cat Litter
Dog and Cat Beds
Pill Pockets for Dogs and Cats
Fancy Feast Canned Food Cat and Kitten
Cat & Dog Toys
Non-latex surgical gloves
Cardboard Scratching Posts
Enrichment/Puzzle Toys
Kongs
Nyla bones
Enrichment/Puzzle Toys
Antlers, Pig Ears, Bones
Small Litter Pans
Martingale Collars
Blue Rubber Gloves Size Medium & Large
Clorox Bleach
Detergent (liquid)
Paper towels

Office Supplies
Postage Stamps
Card Stock Paper
High Gloss Paper

Gift cards from:
Home Depot
Lowe’s
Staples
Pet Store of your choosing
Gas Cards
Tractor Supply Gift Card

You can also make a donation directly off of their Amazon.

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