CGHS/SPCA Hosts 11th Annual Paw Picnic
Join us on Saturday, August 1, 2015, from 12 noon to 4 p.m.,as the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA holds its 11th Annual Summer Paw Picnic to benefit the animals in its care. The event will be held at the site of the new CGHS/SPCA shelter facility, located at 111 Humane Society Road, just off Route 66 north of Hudson, NY.
The event features a full afternoon of enjoyment, including tours of the new facility, silent and live auctions (including a pair of Giants vs. Patriots football tickets), raffles, a wildlife presentation by Brian Robinson, music provided by the Rich Hallenbeck Band, children’s activities, and, of course, a gourmet barbecue-style picnic.
Tickets are available in advance for a limited time for $60 per adult ($5 for children under 12) by contacting the shelter by phone at (518) 828-6044 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at the door as a walk-in for $70 (still $5 for children).
CGHS/SPCA would like to thank the sponsors of this event, as well as the Picnic Committee and volunteers, for making the Paw Picnic possible.
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
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.
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