Our annual fundraising auction is always a HUGE event, and we rely on help from our friends to make it happen.   Please consider donating some of your time and muscle to make our 2014 auction the most successful ever!  
We will need help on the following days and times:
  • Wednesday April 16th at 6pm at the Shelter, to load donated items being stored in our buildings and transport them to our auction room at the Days Inn in Schoharie  We need trucks, vans, utility trailers, drivers, and loaders.
  • Thursday April 17th and Friday 18th, any hours you are available between 9 AM and 9 PM, at the Days Inn, to unpack and arrange donated items.  
  • Saturday April 19th, Auction, Days Inn, starting at 3 PM and usually running to midnight or later.  Again, work the hours you are available.  We need personnel to work the Animal Shelter booth (selling Shelter merchandise), the food table, or the auction floor (bringing items up front as they are auctioned).  
If interested call Nancy at 518-388-8410.  Thank you!  


One of the “rites of spring” in Schoharie County is the annual Animal Shelter fundraising auction.  Now in its sixth year, the auction will once again be held at the Days Inn and Suites in Schoharie with auction services provided by Michael’s Auction Service auctioneer Doug Cater.   No sales tax and no buyer’s premium on purchases.   Cash, check, and major credit cards accepted.  Free parking, open seating, and refreshments.   Come join us on April 19 and be prepared to stay late!

To view the flyer with 2014 auction details, click here.   (And feel free to print it out and post on public bulletin boards such as at your workplace, library, church, post office, or school. )

We’re looking forward to your auction donations, and to sharing a fun evening!


On the afternoon of Tuesday February 25 the Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley received a call from the Schoharie County Sheriff’s Department requesting our assistance.  They had just rescued an elderly man from a snowed-in, unheated home in Summit, and three goats and a dog had been found to be living on the property without adequate shelter or sustenance.  Our Shelter Manager, assisted by her husband and another Shelter employee, and aided by a friend familiar with goats, spent two hours at the scene in below-freezing temperatures and high winds rounding up the frightened animals.  They are now all safe, and being cared for.  

Local station WTEN covered the story that same night.  Click here to view.




“Grover” was recently donated by the Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley to New York State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services, Office of Fire Prevention & Control – Arson Academy of Fire Science.   Here is his “class portrait” during week #2 of training.  He’s second from right.  He will graduate on April 11 and then go to work in “accelerant detection”.  Good job, Grover!  We are so proud of you!! 

Recycle Your Scrap Metal to Benefit ASSV

Now your scrap metal can help raise funds for the Shelter when you take it to “The Coach Workes of Schoharie County” at 4923 State Rte 30(across from Jack Miller Tractor) in Schoharie. Just tell them before your receipt is written that you wish to donate your proceeds to the Shelter, and they will make out the check to the Shelter and hold it there for us. You will be given a receipt as usual marked “donated to ASSV”, which can be used as a donation receipt for tax purposes. Their hours are 8:30-5 Mon-Fri and 8:30-noon Saturday, closed Sunday.

The Coach Workes buys steel, tin, aluminum, batteries, and cars. They do not accept precious metals (gold, silver, platinum), old campers, or old travel trailers. Metal fuel containers (tanks, cans, barrels, etc.) must be empty and have a hole in the bottom per DEC regulations. Otherwise they’ll take almost any scrap metal – tools, vehicles, large and small appliances, fencing, metal furniture, plumbing fixtures, cookware, metal garbage cans, pipes, and much more – even aluminum foil! Any questions, please call George, Ron, or Ed at 827-5160.