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.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the arrival of spring with our next fundraising bake sale! It’s coming up at Tractor Supply (in Price Chopper Plaza, Rte 7, Cobleskill) on Saturday March 15 from 10 AM to 2 PM (unless sold out earlier). What wonderful goodies do our dedicated home bakers have in store this time? Come on down and see, and meet some of our Shelter residents looking for “forever” homes.
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.
Dogs from ASSV are making regular outings to an area nursing home, where they have become very popular visitors! To read about it in the Oneonta Daily Star click here.
Now you can help ASSV every time you buy or sell on Ebay, the world’s largest online marketplace. For details please click here.
One of our new friends
Local viewers may have seen recent news stories about how ASSV has been helping a large number of cats rescued from a hoarding situation. We’re honored, and just a little bit stressed, to be assisting in this situation but are happy to report that most of the cats are doing fairly well.
We especially want to thank the wonderful foster homes that stepped up to take the mommas and their babies! That really saved us!
Special thanks to Vern Durie, DVM from the Cobleskill Veterinary Clinic for his generous assistance! Howes Cave Animal Hospital and Dr David Rummel also came to the rescue for us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
We thank the many donors who have come by with funds and supplies.
If you would like to assist in this situation, donations are more than welcome. There is a Paypal donate button on every page of our website, and checks are also accepted to:
PO Box 40
Howes Cave, NY 12092
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