ASPCA Finds Placement for 296 Neglected NY Animals

Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 4:00pm

On Sunday, ASPCA responders headed to Gloversville, New York, to assist 296 neglected dogs, cats, birds and farm animals—including goats and horses—housed in an overcrowded sanctuary called Kelly’s Haven for Friends Animal Rescue.

At the request of Fulton County authorities, ASPCA Northeast Director of Field Investigations and Response Jeff Eyre and his team helped collect evidence for criminal charges while ASPCA veterinary professionals provided the surrendered animals with emergency care.

What’s the Next Step?
Helping these animals get a second chance at forever homes.

“Once we assessed all the animals, we contacted our shelter response partners to quickly find placement for them,” Eyre says, adding that many organizations immediately stepped up to the plate to “help a community with severely limited resources.”

Arriving at a Shelter Near You?
Some of the rescued animals will be placed in Gloversville’s surrounding area, but others will be hitting the road to various ports of call around the Northeast and Midwest, where rescue groups are waiting with open arms. Here are some of the stops the transport vehicle is making:

  • Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society (Menands, New York)
  • New Rochelle Humane Society (New Rochelle, New York)
  • Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association (Ledgewood, New Jersey)
  • Washington Animal Rescue League (Washington, D.C.)
  • Finger Lakes SPCA (Bath, New York)
  • Allen County SPCA (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
  • Central Vermont Humane Society (East Montpelier, Vermont)
  • Conway Humane Society (Conway, New Hampshire)
  • Animal Rescue League (Bedford, New Hampshire)
  • Monadnock Humane Society (Swanzey, New Hampshire)

To learn more about the Gloversville transport, visit the ASPCA Pressroom.