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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Athens Community Foundation Funds Low-Cost Vet Care for Residents

The Athens Community Foundation has funded the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA with a grant for $5,800.

The grant is earmarked for people who live in the Town of Athens to obtain low-cost veterinary services. Athens residents can obtain these services at the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA’s Low Cost Veterinary Clinic. This clinic is provided in collaboration with Chathams Small Animal Hospital. Pet owners interested in using this grant must have proof that they reside within the Town of Athens.

For more information, please contact the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA at (518) 828-6044 ext. 100 or 101, or by email at info@cghs.org.
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Pictured above (L to R): Ron Perez, President/CEO Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA, Dr. Jerry Bilinksi, Chathams Small Animal Hospital, and Charlene Marchand, Chairperson, Board of Directors, Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA.

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FOOD BANK NEEDS YOUR HELP

Each month, CGHS/SPCA’s Food Bank provides free pet food for hundreds of families who are experiencing financial hardships. “Lately, there has been an increased need for this service, so we are turning to the public for donations,” said Ron Perez, President/CEO of CGHS/SPCA. The shelter’s Food Bank is in need of dry cat and dog food. People who wish to donate may drop off food any day between 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. CGHS/SPCA can also accept gift cards and cash donations to purchase food for the Food Bank. Animal food donations are tax-deductible and deeply appreciated.xx

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Enter Raffle to Win a Dream Get-a-way to Costa Rica!

ALL RAFFLE PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT Columbia-Greene Humane Society

Only 300 tickets will be sold at $50 each.

Trip includes …

7 nights at Enchanted Villa in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica,

Airfare for 2 from Albany, NY to Liberia, Costa Rica and

1 week dog boarding at CGHS/SPCA

Winner will be drawn at the Blue Plate in Chatham on January 10, 2015.  Winner need not be present.  Trip is based on availability during the months of August through November.  Enchanted Villa is donated by Russ Gibson and Duncan Calhoun (Website: Enchantedvillacr.com) and airfare is being donated by Richmor Aviation.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call (518) 828-6044 ext.108 or click here to purchase via PayPal.

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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 seven days a week, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., including 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 for boarding 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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