NYSAPF Releases COVID19 Shelter Protocals

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The Federation released it’s Shelter Action Plan for Dealing with COVID19. Written by Stacie Haynes, the Executive Director of the Susquehanna SPCA, and Barbara Carr, the NYSAPF Education Fund’s Shelter Standards Consultant, the plans lays out clearly how shelters need to … Continued

Bail Reform and Shelters

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There’s been a lot of talk about bail reform. One of the unintended consequences is how the new law affects SPCAs, Humane Societies, non-profit and municipal shelters who care for animal seized in cruelty cases. The Federation, with the help … Continued

Double Your Year-End Donation

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Our sister organization, the NYS Animal Protection Foundation Education Fund, has teamed up with the Staffworks Fund. The Ed Fund is now part of the SWF’s 2019 Save A Life Campaign, If you give between Tuesday, December 3rd and the … Continued

CACF RFP Released

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The NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets has released the 2019-20 Request for Proposals for the Companion Animal Capital Fund. Proposals are due on January 21, 2020 at 4 p.m. The grant must be uploaded through the NYS Grants Gateway. … Continued

5 New Members Join the Fed

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The Fed’s been busy these last few weeks. The State budget has been the focus but we’ve also brought on five new members. Welcome to Godspeed Horse Hostel, a humane society based in Dutchess County specifically dealing with horses, Hudson … Continued

Pet Sales Ban Bill Introduced

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The Fed has been working closely with Assistant State Senate Majority Leader Michael Gianaris, Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, the ASPCA and the Humane Society of the United States on introducing a pet sales ban bill (S4234/A6298) that prohibits the sales of … Continued