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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Join us Sunday, April 27th from 10am to 4 pm at the craft fair to pick up a great gift for Mothers Day. There will be raffle baskets for Mom. The lodge will be serving lunch with soup, sandwich and desert. CGHS will have some new items that would make great gifts for both Mom and your pet. Stop by to see us.

Location: Hudson Elks Lodge #787, 201 Henry Howard Ave, Hudson, NY 12534

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Pegeen Fitzgerald Foundation Grant Awarded

The Pegeen Fitzgerald Foundation of New York City, which has been a long-time supporter of the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA, has closed out 2013 with a grant of $50,000 to the animal shelter.

“The Pegeen Fitzgerald Foundation has been incredibly generous with our organization over the years. We’re happy to see our reputation resonate with those who love and care about the well-being of companion animals in Columbia and Greene Counties. Those animals will always need us to be there for them. Our thanks goes out to the Board of Pegeen Fitzgerald for their steadfast desire to partner with us on this journey,” said CGHS/SPCA President Ron Perez.

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Athens Community Foundation Grant Awarded

The Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA has received a grant from the Athens Community Foundation in the amount of $5,853.80 to use toward offsetting town residents’ use of the shelter’s current spay/neuter clinic and future veterinary clinic, slated to be functional by late March.

Town of Athens residents may qualify to have reduced rates when having basic veterinary care at the new facility once open, and surgeries at the clinics hosted by CGHS/SPCA because of the grant.

“This is community involvement at its finest,” stated CGHS/SPCA President Ron Perez. “The local community in Athens is aware of the problems facing their residents when it comes to companion animal health and population control. They’ve answered that call by encouraging those citizens to utilize the reliable and affordable services we offer at CGHS/SPCA with an assistance grant. We commend and thank the Athens Community Foundation for their desire to make assistance available, and stand beside them in encouraging residents to utilize our programs to make solving these companion animal issues a priority.”

Athens residents should mention the grant when registering for veterinary services at CGHS/SPCA. For any questions, please contact Ron Perez at (518) 828-6044 ext. 108 or ronperez@cghs.org.

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Hudson Business Sponsors Inside Dog Run for New Shelter

Owners Duncan Calhoun and Russell Gibson, owners of the Barlow Hotel and Croff House B&B (both in Hudson), presenting Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA President Ron Perez with a sponsorship check for an inside dog run in the new shelter facility. The new building is scheduled to open by 2014. From left to right are Duncan, Russell, and Ron, with Duncan and Russell’s dogs Zamboni (tan, recently adopted from CGHS/SPCA), Roxie, and Velma. For information on how you can be a sponsor, call Ron Perez at (518) 828-6044 x108.   To donate directly to the CGHS/SPCA Building Fund, mail donations to CGHS/SPCA, 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson, NY, 12534, or donate online at www.NewShelterFund.org. xxxx

It's official ...

The Groundbreaking for the new Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA happened Tuesday, July 16. The shelter should be completed by the end of the year.

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Photo LR: Congressman Chris Gibson, Columbia County Sheriff Davis Harrison, President/CEO of CGHS/SPCA Ron Perez,  Chairperson of the Board of Directors of CGHS/SPCA Charlene Marchand, NYS Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin, NYS Senator Kathy Marchione, Claverack Supervisor Robin Andrews, Columbia County Clerk Holly Tanner, Columbia County Judge Richard Koweek, Columbia County Judge Jonathan Nichols and Columbia County District Attorney Paul Czaika.

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Congressman Chris Gibson presenting Ron Perez, President/CEO and Charlene Marchand, Chairperson a Congressional Coin during the groundbreaking ceremony on July 16th. x

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Board members at the groundbreaking ceremony - Photo LR: Gisela Marian, Hollie Adams, Jennifer Donoghue, Scott Shallo, James Carlucci, Ron Perez, Charlene Marchand, Robert Gibson, Peter Hogan and Dave Robinson All photos courtesy of Adam Adriance.

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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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