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.

Fore the Animals Golf Tournament

The Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley is excited to announce our 1st Annual Fore the Animals Golf Tournament to be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the Cobleskill Golf and Country Club.


This is a fundraiser for the Shelter and we’re seeking items to be used in our raffle. We will be collecting individual items, gift cards, memorabilia, and gift baskets that we can raffle off and raise money to help support our mission.


In addition, we are offering a variety of sponsorship opportunities for the day of the event. These include:

Top Dog Sponsor – $550 Includes 4 golfers plus a pin flag and tee sign

Cool Cat Sponsor – $275 Includes 2 golfers plus a tee sign

Tee Sign Sponsor – $100

Pin Flag Sponsor – $100

Tee Sign and Pin Flag Combo – $175

As always, we appreciate anything you can donate to help in our fundraising efforts. All funds go towards alleviating animal suffering and maintaining our shelter to house, feed and care for animals until safe and loving homes are found for them.


All raffle donations must be received by August 1st. You may drop them off at the Shelter during normal business hours Wednesday – Sunday: 1pm – 5pm at 304 Howes Cave Road, Howes Cave, NY.

If you need your donation picked up or have other questions about the event, please contact Todd at 234-1872 or Maggie at 231-2076.


Thank you in advance for your support.


Help Fiona find her furever home

Fiona has been with the Shelter for over a year now. She is a 3-5 year old spayed female Pittie. She will need to be your only pet. She is great with people and loves to go for walks. Fiona listens very well when on lead.

Fiona has been with the Shelter for over a year now. She is a 3-5 year old spayed female Pittie. She is good with smaller male dogs and will need a cat free home. She is great with people and loves to go for walks. Fiona listens very well when on lead.