Regional Animal Shelter to reorganize as Fulton County Regional Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

SPCA formed to assist local law enforcement with investigating and prosecuting animal abuse.

Regional Animal Shelter is very proud to announce that we are in the process of reincorporating as a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.  This change will allow us to assist our county law enforcement with investigating and prosecuting animal abuse and cruelty cases, as well as bringing the opportunity for much needed resources for these investigations. Over the next several months we will be transitioning operations from Regional Animal Shelter to the Fulton County Regional SPCA. 

What does this change mean for Regional, the current animals in our custody and those yet to come through our doors? We can assure the community that all animals, both present and future, will continue to receive the highest quality of care that you have come to know from our team and we will remain the same volunteer run, no kill shelter. We will continue to provide quality services to the City of Gloversville and continue to provide education and support to the members of our community. 

Over the coming months and as we transition you will see both Regional Animal Shelter and Fulton County Regional SPCA mentioned and referred to in print. We assure the community that we are the same organization but until we are able to fully transfer all aspects over to the entity of Fulton County Regional SPCA we will be operating under both names.  This will be a slow process, as the SPCA still needs to complete its registration with the Department of Criminal Justice Services, which may take up to a year to complete.

We are very excited to embark on this new journey and hope that you will join us and support us as we move forward and care for the neediest pets in our community. 

Left to Right: Treasurer Cheryl Zajd, Adoptable dog Theo, Senator Jim Tedisco, President Renee Earl, Secretary Beth Geleta, Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino

The announcement was made June 8th, 2019 at Stump City Brewing. Thank you to Senator Jim Tedisco and Sheriff Richard Giardino for their support, and to Stump City for their hospitality (and for helping us make an amazing brew for which all proceeds go to the care of our animals!). The entire video of the announcement can be found on our Facebook page (clink here for link).