The annual ASSV election of officers will be held Wednesday September 17 at 6:30 at the Shelter, during the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors. Shelter members in good standing are cordially invited to attend and cast their vote.
We’re looking forward to the start of a busy (and tasty) bake sale season! For our fall 2014 schedule, click here.
We are looking for volunteers to staff our bake sales and other events this fall. Our bake sales are local (Cobleskill), held approximately monthly, and always on a Saturday from 10am-2pm, unless sold out earlier. We also display Shelter literature and offer our logo merchandise for sale. We would need you to to be behind the bake sale table selling baked goods and chatting with the public. If interested, please message us and we will add you to the volunteer list.
If you are interested in BAKING ONLY please let us know that, as well, so that we may give you advance notice of sales. Thank you for your support!
Now you can do something healthy for yourself AND your local shelter every time you go for a walk, with or without your dog! Just sign up for the WoofTrax smartphone app, and designate ASSV as your shelter. Then use the app when you walk, and earn a donation for every mile you log. For details please check their website (click here) and “Take Your Walk for a Dog!”
While we love hearing the “happily ever after” stories of all our Shelter pets, Grover’s is very special. After having been abandoned by his former owners who left town, this lab mix was brought to our Shelter a month later. After being vet-checked, updated on his vaccines, and neutered, he settled in to life at the Shelter awaiting a forever home. Not only did he get that, but he was also hand-picked to undergo training with the Department of Homeland Security and landed himself a whole new career! Best of luck, Grover – we are SO proud of you!!
To read all about it in the Cobleskill Times Journal, click here.
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.