Resources for Fido and Felix

Please find below a compilation of local resources for pet owners and lovers – also check our FAQs!

Quick Links:
Rabies Clinics
Animal-Friendly Transportation
Emergency Clinics
Low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinics
Animal Control Contacts

City of Gloversville Animal Control

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
City of Gloversville Animal Control Website
Animal Control Officer Richard Schuyler

518 -736-2100 24hr

Animals picked up by Animal Control are taken to the Regional Animal Shelter located at 117 West Fulton Street.
  • Animal Control does not investigate Animal Cruelty Cases.
  • If the officer finds grounds for an investigation the matter will be turned over to the Gloversville Police Department.
  • The Animal Control Officer does not administer rabies shots or any other shots.
  • The Animal Control Officer does not euthanize animals.
  • Stray and or feral cats are not picked up unless injured.

2019 Fulton County Rabies Clinic

New York State law requires Dogs/Cats/Ferrets to be vaccinated at 3 months of age

Montgomery County ResidentsClick Here for Schedule

Animal Cruelty Help

Animal cruelty encompasses behavior harmful to animals ranging from neglect to malicious killing. Most cruelty investigated by humane officers is unintentional neglect that can be resolved through education. Intentional cruelty, or abuse, is knowingly depriving an animal of food, water, shelter or veterinary care or maliciously torturing, maiming, mutilating, or killing an animal. Animal cruelty does not include barking dogs, loud cats or loose animals. If you have a problem with a loud animal, call your local police agency. If you see a loose or vicious animal, or an injured animal on the side of the road, call your local animal control.

If you see something, SAY SOMETHING!!! We here at Regional are legally unable to investigate animal abuse, but the Police are able to. If you see suspected abuse, record the information and report it to the authorities. And repeat as much as possible. The number you need to call to report abuse, cruelty, or neglect in Fulton County is (518) 736-2100.

List of Local ACOs/DCOs.

Area Name Phone
Broadalbin/Mayfield: Dale Potts 842-1847
Caroga Lake: Howard Dutcher 835-8209
Ephratah: Dan Robinson 762-7658
Galway: Control Off. Tom O’Brien 882-6237
Gloversville: Control Off. Richard Schuyler 773-4514
Hope: Carol McQuade 924-2098 or 924-5141
City of Johnstown: Kelly Warner 736-4021
Town of Johnstown: Nancy Hart 762-8763
Lake Pleasant: Mike Peck 548-5404 or 548-5141
Northville/North Hampton: Vern Duesler 863-6316 or 883-8402
Oppenheim: Ken Decker (315) 429-3424
Perth: Mike Smith 842-8816
Stratford: Karen Jaquay (315) 429-3966
Wells: Dick Wilcox 924-5451


Animal-Friendly Transport

Adirondack Pets – (518) 844-9379 – a woman-owned, Gloversville-based pet transportation service for emergency and routine transportation needs. Please note that Regional is not affiliated with Adirondack Pets, but they are the only local entity that offers this service.

Local Veterinarians

Sacandaga Veterinary Clinic
206 Paradise Point Rd. Mayfield, NY 12117
(518) 661-6155
Northampton Animal Hospital
656 State Highway 30 Northville, NY 12134
(518) 863-8631
Country Valley Veterinary Clinic
5877 NY-30 Amsterdam, NY 12010
(518) 843-2882
Galway Veterinary Hospital
5072 Sacandaga Rd. Galway, NY 12074
 (518) 882-1850
Glove Cities Veterinary Hospital
35 Harrison St. Gloversville, NY 12078
(518) 725-8117
Animal Medical Center
101 Progress Rd. Gloversville, NY 12078
(518) 883-6365
Johnstown Animal Clinic
2802 State Highway 29 Johnstown, NY 12095
(518) 762-2327
Fort Plain Animal Hospital
13 River St. Fort Plain, NY 13339
(518) 993-3332
Fultonville Animal Hospital
151 Van Wagenen Dr Fultonville, NY 12072
(518) 853-3835
Noahs Ark Animal Hospital
2623 State Highway 30a Fonda, NY 12068
(518) 853-4838
Amsterdam Animal Hospital PC
191 Wallins Corners Rd. Amsterdam, NY 12010
(518) 842-0540
Animal Health Center
359 State Highway 67, Amsterdam, NY 12010
(518) 843-7390



Local Links of Interest
James A. Brennan Memorial Humane Society
Ayres Shelter
Gloversville Cat Sanctuaries
Montgomery County SPCA
Homes for Orphaned Pets Exist (H.O.P.E.)
List of Local Shelters and Rescues (PDF from Dogs In Need Everywhere)

National links of Interest:
Pit Bill Rescue Central
The Grey Muzzle Foundation
Best Friends
Humane Society of the US
ASPCA of America
American Humane
Dogs In Need Everywhere Rescue

Division of Animal Industry John Huntley, DVM, Director, (518) 457-3502

In 1995, the New York State Animal Population Control Program was enacted into law. Through the NYS Animal Population Control Program (APCP), eligible persons adopting a dog or cat from an approved SPCA, humane society, municipal shelter or dog or cat protective association may have their animal spayed or neutered for only $30. In the first 10 years of the program over 60,000 low cost spay and neuter surgeries were done. In 2006, the law was amended to include the spaying and neutering of dogs and cats owned by people public assistance for only $20.

Benefits of the Animal Population Control Program

Spaying or neutering your dog or cat is beneficial to both you and your pet. It is recommended that the surgery be performed before six months or the first heat cycle (whichever is earlier) because your pet’s life expectancy is increased and their disposition generally becomes more gentle and affectionate; spaying a female helps prevent uterine infections, such as pyometra, and mammary cancer; neutering a male helps reduce the risk of cancer, prostate disease and hernias; and you save at least $8 on your annual New York State dog license fee.
Reducing the pet overpopulation is beneficial for every community as hundreds of thousands of cats and dogs are euthanized or suffer as strays every year. Furthermore, anytime a municipality seizes a stray dog, there are expenses for the taxpayers, such as sheltering the animal or even euthanizing it.

Resources on Adopting

Six tips for adopting a new best friend – Thank you to Miss Julia, a future veterinarian, for the information!
Five questions to ask before adopting a pit bull – Good questions for any breed