Resources for Fido and Felix
Please find below a compilation of local resources for pet owners and lovers – also check our FAQs!
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 Residents – Click 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.
|Caroga Lake:||Howard Dutcher||835-8209|
|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|
|Stratford:||Karen Jaquay||(315) 429-3966|
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.
|Sacandaga Veterinary Clinic
206 Paradise Point Rd. Mayfield, NY 12117
|Northampton Animal Hospital
656 State Highway 30 Northville, NY 12134
|Country Valley Veterinary Clinic
5877 NY-30 Amsterdam, NY 12010
|Galway Veterinary Hospital
5072 Sacandaga Rd. Galway, NY 12074
|Glove Cities Veterinary Hospital
35 Harrison St. Gloversville, NY 12078
|Animal Medical Center
101 Progress Rd. Gloversville, NY 12078
|Johnstown Animal Clinic
2802 State Highway 29 Johnstown, NY 12095
|Fort Plain Animal Hospital
13 River St. Fort Plain, NY 13339
|Fultonville Animal Hospital
151 Van Wagenen Dr Fultonville, NY 12072
|Noahs Ark Animal Hospital
2623 State Highway 30a Fonda, NY 12068
|Amsterdam Animal Hospital PC
191 Wallins Corners Rd. Amsterdam, NY 12010
|Animal Health Center
359 State Highway 67, Amsterdam, NY 12010
Local Links of Interest
James A. Brennan Memorial Humane Society
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)
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.