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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** CGHS/SPCA is Hiring Kennel Staff **

CGHS/SPCA is hiring P/T kennel staff to start immediately. Must be 18 years+ and have flexible schedule. 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 to brenda21371@gmail.com, or fill out an application in person at 111 Humane Society Road, Hudson.

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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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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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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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