It’s that time of year again. With the Holiday shopping beginning remember : iGive

Source: iGive

For ASSV supporters who make purchases from online merchants, please take a moment to sign up for iGive using the link below.

Established in 1997, iGive is the first online shopping mall where a portion of each purchase benefits the shopper’s favorite cause. iGive members have raised over $5 million for charities across the U.S. and Canada, and this small army of caring shoppers has become an influential force in the internet marketplace. Over 1,000 of the web’s best stores have come to recognize the value of iGive shoppers, and this allows iGive to negotiate some of the best donation rates and exclusive coupons for its members. As an added bonus, when you shop through iGive you always have the extra support of their highly responsive customer service team, just in case something goes amiss.

Every time you shop at any of the 1,000+ online stores in the iGive network, a portion of the money you spend benefits Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley. It’s a free service, and you’ll never pay more when you reach a store through iGive.  In fact, smart shoppers will enjoy iGive’s repository of coupons, free shipping deals, and sales. To get started, just create your free iGive account.

Sign up now for iGive, and don’t forget download the “iGive button” for an extra $5 donation!

Big Boy


How is this incredibly handsome neutered male cat still here! Big Boy has been with us for almost 2 years. He is so sweet and friendly. He is good with other animals and loves children. He would be a great addition to any family. He is around 5 years old. SANY0116

Fore the Animals Golf Tournament

Fore the Animals Golf Tournament.

Press Release

On August 9th  and 16th  a multidisciplinary performance by The Upper Catskill String Quartet with violinist Leo Milman,  poet Susan Fantl Spivack, keyboardist/arranger Paul Petersen, and videographer/artist Jesse Gigandet will present ‘A Year in Seasons’.

Inspired by Paul Petersen’s original composition for synthesizer ‘QUAD’, A Year In Seasons, will take you on an audio visual journey through what could debatably be the most inspiring of times, as creation exerts it’s ‘life cycle’ through the changing seasons.  ‘A Year In Seasons’ presentation is a collective effort by area artists to share with you how influential these changing seasons can be, through their imaginations and their gifted ways of expression with music, word and technology.

The Upper Catskill String Quartet will begin by playing excerpts from the 1725 concertos by Vivaldi, featuring violinist Leo Milman . At the conclusion of the Vivaldi piece, Susan Fantl Spivack will then recite her poetry, bringing imaginations  into the season which inspired them. A multi – keyboard solo performed by Paul Petersen will follow, which will flow into the final segment of our program – the high definition video titled ‘Quad-A Year in Seasons’. This music video assembled from images of nature both still and motion, is the crafted work of Jesse Gigandet. ‘Quad’ is the conclusion of the presentation of ‘A Year in Seasons’, and will take the audience on an audio/visual excursion of our region, highlighting some of the sights which upstate New Yorkers are privileged to experience every season, to the musical composition of Paul Petersen. The total performance of ‘A Year in Seasons’ is slated to run approximately 60 minutes.

These performances are free to the public with donations to the Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley accepted at the door.

‘A Year in Seasons’ performance is made possible by the generous donations  from Schoharie County community .

‘A Year in Seasons’ appearing at the Jefferson Maple Museum in Jefferson New York on August 9th at 3 pm, and on August 16th at the Fusion Community Church at Cobleskill NY.

Please contact me with any questions regarding the project or how you can participate with a donation.

Home – 518-234-1054 or email


Paul Petersen

Summer Tips

With the warm weather here we need to remember a few things:

Traveling with your dogs in a hot car is not good. Do not leave your dogs in a parked car. Even if the car is in the shade. Your car can reach over 100 degrees in a very short amount of time.

Make sure your animals has access to fresh water .

Pay attention to your animals. If they are over heating seek professional help.