about us

Syracuse Pets Alive is dedicated to ending the unnecessary deaths of shelter animals, with the ultimate goal being the creation of a No Kill community in Syracuse, NY. This mission not only benefits the animals, but the community as a whole. "Animals deserve a legitimate chance at life and innovation in animal shelters is necessary for providing this basic right." AMPA By following the guidelines of the No Kill Advocacy Center, together with local and national organizations, we can move toward a more humane and advanced community. Please join us to learn and to share ideas and information. The group is open to anyone who is interested in creating positive change in our community.

You can learn more and follow us on FB at Syracuse Pets Alive

covid-19 community outreach

It’s time to come together to address the immediate need for assistance that many pet owners are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While there are some organizations willing to assist , many do not consider “animal welfare” a legitimate need. However, we understand that people’s pets are family, and as such, caring for their needs is very important to the overall wellbeing of the community.


Sadly, some people are now finding themselves unable to provide for both their families, and their pets. Others may have been struggling prior to the pandemic, but didn’t want to ask for help. In any event, animals are being surrendered, given away for free on Craigslist, or abandoned, at an alarming rate.


While it is easy to criticize and judge others, we don’t always know the circumstances they are facing, and no one should ever have to choose between feeding their families, or feeding and caring for their pets. Things have changed dramatically for everyone, and we need to work together to help one another, now more than ever.


Syracuse Pets Alive and The Kia Foundation Inc., are working together to provide assistance to as many people as possible.

The Kia Foundation, Inc. is a one of a kind organization which strives to help qualified families with the basic pet care essentials, including mobile pet food pantries and CNY’s only at-home pet meal delivery service. Their Furrykisses Fund is a fund in place to assist elderly, disabled, low income and veteran pet owners with unexpected Veterinary costs. The Furry Kisses Fund relieves 50% of a veterinary bill up to $200 based on one of the following criteria: 

Prescribed Medication/Hygienic Product 



Emergency Surgery/Procedure

Initial Visit 


They are currently in need of pet food, monetary donations and volunteers, in order to be able to help more families.  Here is the link to their page. Please donate and share to spread the word.