Athens Community Foundation Grant Awarded

Posted Monday at 2:45pm

Jan 27

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