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Saratoga County Animal Shelter Benefit

Monday, October 8th, 2007 · 1 Comment

This Thursday, October 11 at 6:30pm is the first (annual?) fundraiser for the Saratoga County Animal Shelter at Saratoga National.


Jen volunteers at the shelter, which is in rough shape and is trying to get a new facility built. The current facility is one of the few in the country that does not require mandatory spaying or neutering upon adopting. This is unheard of and unacceptable.

Luckily, the new facility will have the resources to require spaying/neutering upon animal adoption.

Please attend this event to support the new shelter (downlaod PDF invite). It’s not too late to RSVP @ 518.885.4113 (I did just this morning). Do it for the dogs (or cats) and enjoy some delicious food from Sargo’s while you’re at it.

The above dog is Jen’s friend Dusty, Animal#5628/Kennel#4, who is a “13 year old male who is housebroken and good with older kids. He came to us because his owner is moving.”

Tags: dogs · saratoga springs

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  • 1 Stephanie // Oct 11, 2007 at 6:45 pm

    Jen–it is so great that you are doing this. I started volunteering for an animal rescue group about a year ago and find it so fulfilling. But it is also incredibly depressing, and I get so angry when I see animals like Dusty–senior pets whose owners have had them their whole lives but then “have to” give them up because they are moving. Apparently these people don’t understand pet-friendly apartments. Or the people who claim they “don’t want to put [their dog or cat] through a move.” Right. Because a trip to the shelter to live in a cold cage would be a better situation.

    I hope that someone decides to take Dusty in.

    As for the lack of s/n, that is shocking. Maybe Jen can try to make connections with some rescue groups who would be willing to take some of these dogs and cats into foster care and then find the adoptive homes?