Why Join the Federation?

You’re part of a statewide organization that speaks out on behalf of animal shelters.

We monitor legislation and work to pass or defeat bills based on their impact on the state’s network of animal shelters.

Other benefits include:

  • Staying up to date on shelter issues from NYS Ag and Markets
  • Assistance and technical support for local animal shelter advocacy issues
  • Technical Assistance on the Companion Animal Capital Fund grants process
  • Discounted fees on Federation events
  • Professional development events
  • Technical assistance on board development and other not for profit issues from executive director
  • Professional development and technical assistance from experts across the state
  • Ability for shelters to share information and resources

Become an Affiliate of the NYS Animal Protection Federation today.

Affiliation with the Federation is by application and is open to organizations that are interested in or concerned about the welfare of animals. See the list of shelters below who are already members. Join us!

Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse Onondaga County
Animal Care Centers of New York City New York City
Animal Protective Foundation Schenectady County
Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons Suffolk County
ASPCA Statewide
Association of Shelter Vets Statewide
Bideawee New York City and Long Island
Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA Chemung County
Cornell University Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program Statewide/Tompkins County
Delaware Valley Humane Society Delaware County
Dutchess County SPCA Dutchess
Elmore SPCA Clinton County
Feral Cat Focus Erie County
Finger Lakes SPCA Steuben County
Helping Promote Animal Welfare Nassau County
Hi-Tor Animal Care Center Rockland
Hornell Area Humane Society Steuben County
Hudson Valley Humane Society Rockland
HSUS Statewide
Humane Society of Port Jervis/Deerpark Orange County
Humane Society of Schuyler County Schuyler County
Humane Society of Wayne County Wayne County
Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester Monroe County
Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals New York City
Mohawk Hudson Humane Society Albany, Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties
Montgomery County SPCA Montgomery County
Nassau County SPCA Nassau County
Niagara County SPCA Niagara County
North Country SPCA Essex County
North Fork Animal Welfare League Suffolk County
Oswego County SPCA Oswego County
Pets Alive Orange County
Putnam County SPCA Putnam County
Regional Animal Shelter Fulton County
Rochester Animal Services Rochester, Monroe County
Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation Suffolk County
SPCA of Putnam County Putnam County
SPCA of Warren County Warren County
SPCA of Westchester County Westchester County
SPCA Serving Allegany County Allegany County
SPCA Serving Erie County Erie County
Stray Haven Humane Society and SPCA Tioga County
Suffolk County SPCA Suffolk County
Susquehanna Animal Shelter Otsego County
Ten Lives Club Erie County
The Humane Society Broome County
Town of Babylon Animal Shelter Babylon, Suffolk County
Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter Hempstead, Nassau County
Town of Saugerties Animal Shelter Ulster County
Ulster County SPCA Ulster County
Wyoming County SPCA Wyoming County



Active Affiliates are New York-based humane societies, SPCAs, municipal and not-for-profit animal shelters as well as national animal organizations.

Advisory Affiliates are groups, not detailed above, that have a vested interest in and active participation in the care of companion animals suffering from or at risk of homelessness.

Our Affiliate Dues Structure is based on organizational budgets:

Budget of $100,000 or less $100.00
Budget of $100,0001 to $250,000 $250.00
Budget of $250,001 to $500,00 $300.00
Budget of $500,001 to $1 million $500.00
Budget of $1 million to $5 million $750.00
Budget of $5 million to $10 million $850.00
Budget of over $10 million $1,000.00


After completing the application., please send it to: NYSAPF, PO Box 1115, Albany, NY 12201or email it to libbypost@nysapf.org. Once your organization is approved for membership you can either pay your Affiliate Dues there through Amazon payments or you can pay by check. If you prefer to pay your dues online, please contact our executive director, Libby Post, and she will provide you with the link.