ALLOW ME TO START by wishing you, your families, and your beloved pets a hedge of protection and health as we begin to slowly regain our bearings from this year’s challenges, and aim toward climbing our way back to some degree of normalcy. Perhaps things will never be quite the same as we once remember, but we retain our faith and hope that these things that are the most important to us will continue to be there for us, through generosity, compassion and, most of all, love.
These characteristics are worn on the sleeves of our staff every day as we work through every sunny day and every storm to fulfill an obligation we took on over 65 years ago, to care not just for animals who need our programs and services, but to a community who needed an organization that would always fill that gap in society. And we’re proud that we can continue our mission and vision to providing at least the basics—and sometimes a whole lot more—for those who so desperately need us. Beyond that, it’s not just a one-sided street. We come to realize that we are symbiotes with our animal world connections. We provide so much for them and they, in turn, provide so much for us. We’re species in partnership to profit more from being together than we can separately.
All that being said, we’re working as hard and as fast as we safely can to resume as many services as we are able. And we’re doing pretty well… not “normal” by any means yet. But we have developed new ways to safely perform many of the duties that we’re relied on to deliver and to simultaneously accommodate everyone’s health. We want to share with you the most recent developments in this process. Stay well, be safe… and shower all sorts of love on your critters!
CGHS/SPCA’s lobby will continue to be closed to the public. However, we are resuming the implementation of some programs for the community. Curbside service will ensure that our staff and our consumers/clients remain safe. Below please find an updated program and service list.
• Our Food Bank will continue to be open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you are quarantined and need food for your pet, please call (518) 828-6044 ext. 100 or 108, or email
• Surrenders are accepted by appointment only. Call (518) 828-6044 ext. 100, or email at Read more…