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ASPCA Offers $86,649 Grant to Columbia-Greene Humane Society

Posted Wednesday at 7:51pm

Oct 2

Funds will go towards equipment for new surgical spay/neuter suite
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Hudson, NY – The Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA today announced the receipt of an $86,649 grant from the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®). The grant is being used to equip the surgical suite that will be used for spaying and neutering animals at the organization’s new facility, which is under construction and slated for completion in December 2013.
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“We continue to have a dramatic need for low-cost spay/neuter services in our community,” said Ronald Perez, President and CEO for the Columbia/Greene Humane Society/SPCA. “Our current feline spay/neuter clinic has been a tremendous success, and the generous funding we have received from the ASPCA will allow us to expand the services we offer. These funds will help us in providing more comprehensive veterinary treatment, as well as offer our services to a broader range of animals, including dogs, which we have never had the faculties to accept before.”
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“The ASPCA believes strongly that spay/neuter is an important piece in solving the overpopulation puzzle,” said Jill Van Tuyl, director of community initiatives for New York and New Jersey at the ASPCA. “We are pleased to provide this grant to Columbia/Greene Humane Society/SPCA so that they can provide expanded critical spay/neuter services to the animals in their care, and in the community.”
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The new veterinary wing is included as part of the group’s new, state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar facility. The original shelter buildings for the organization have been in use since its founding in 1955. The organization was subsequently chartered as an SPCA in 1977, and serves over one thousand animals each year through surrenders, adoptions, municipal holding, cruelty and neglect intervention, and many other programs and services.
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For more information, please visit www.cghs.org, or visit the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA in person at 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson, NY 12534.