Welcome to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA

Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA is dedicated to the protection, humane treatment, and well being of all animals. This mission will be accomplished by our commitment to community outreach, humane education and prevention of cruelty to animals. We do not euthanize animals for space constraints and do not receive any federal, state, or county funding.

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Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA is hiring

The Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA is hiring F/T-P/T kennel staff. Must be 18 years+ and have flexible schedule. WEEKENDS A MUST.  Position involves animal care, cleaning, socialization, and other maintenance duties. Animal handling experience NECESSARY; the ability to perform strenuous physical work, including frequent bending and lifting up to 50 pounds is required. Serious candidates are asked to submit a resume via email to jobs@cghs.org or apply in person at 111 Humane Society Road, Hudson NY 12534.

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Summer Paw Picnic

CGHS/SPCA holds its tenth annual Summer Paw Picnic August 2nd at our new state-of-the-art facility located at 111 Humane Society Road, next to the original shelter in Claverack, NY. The day will include a catered traditional picnic, shelter tours, a silent auction, a live auction, raffles, a wildlife demonstration, non-stop music by King of the Forest, and activities for children.

“Since the picnic’s inception, thousands of people have helped raise over $250,000, and we deeply appreciate the support from our community,” said Humane Society President Ron Perez Jr. Tickets are $50 for adults, $5 for children under 12. To purchase tickets to the Summer Paw Picnic, please contact CGHS/SPCA at (518) 828-6044 or pay via Paypal using the buttons below:

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Thanks to a very generous donor we will have a pair of NY Giants tickets to each of the following games up for bid at the Summer Paws Picnic live auction on August 2nd:

11/3     Giants Vs. Indianapolis Colts
11/16   Giants Vs. San Francisco 49ers

Seats are in the Lexus Club section 242 row 13 seats 12 and 13.   Includes parking.  For more info, contact Ron Perez at 518-828-6044 x108.

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New Services for a New Shelter

With the opening of the new Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA, there are many new services being offered.

The shelter will now be open six days a week, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed only on Sundays.

The shelter is also hosting birthday parties for children Kindergarten to 6th grade. The parties include use of the shelter’s multi-purpose room for two hours, decorations, touring the shelter, a visit by a certified Therapy Dog International (TDI) canine, and as a special gift, the birthday boy or girl gets to name a cat or kitten.

Also, CGHS/SPCA has included a separate wing designed forboarding and doggie day care for the public. The boarding wing is state-of-the-art, hosting large indoor dog enclosures with window views, outdoor play areas, and nature trials for leash walks. Each enclosure has the Mason Sani-System – the safest dog kennel system on the market today. CGHS/SPCA also offers a variety of grooming services to the public.

The best part is that all funds from the above services go toward a good cause, supporting the homeless animals being cared for by the shelter. For more information on any of these services, please call (518) 828-6044 ext. 100.

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ASPCA Awards $75K Grant for Spay/Neuter Program to Assist Low Income Families

The Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA has received a $75,000 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). The ASPCA awarded CGHS/SPCA this grant to support spaying and neutering of dogs and cats for low-income families. The shelter has collaborated with Chathams Small Animal Hospital to provide these services, and the surgeries will be performed in the surgical suite at the new CGHS/SPCA’s new facility, which opened in February of this year.

"We deeply appreciate the support from the ASPCA, and we’re proud to be partnered with an organization that also assists local animals in need,” said Ron Perez, President/Investigator at CGHS/SPCA.

For information about the shelter’s low-cost spay/neuter program, please call 518-828-6044 or email info@cghs.org.

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Story of Buford ... How One Life Was Profoundly Changed

One evening this past March, a delivery person (whom we will call Jim) was dropping off a package at a house that appeared to be abandoned. Jim was quite certain that his delivery address was correct, but the condition of the place suggested it was deserted. After he walked around the house to see if he could tell if it was still occupied or not, he decided it was, in fact, abandoned and started to walk away. But when he crossed the deck to leave, he heard a sound in the house. Jim approached the sliding glass door, and to his horror, he saw a dog approach the glass.  Click here for the rest of the story ... xxx

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FOOD BANK NEEDS YOUR HELP

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