Local animal shelter needs help after receiving over 40 animals

GLENVILLE, NY (NEWS10) – A local pet shelter is asking for help after more than 40 pets were returned by their owners on Thursday.

Glenville’s Animal Protective Foundation (APF) has received a large influx of pets, including three dogs, 12 cats, 11 guinea pigs, 13 birds, four fish and a hamster after owners could not care for animals due to medical problems.

This stretched the shelter’s capacity beyond its limits. The shelter says it will continue to care for dogs, cats and small animals, a total of 27, while birds and fish have been handed over to partner organizations.

The APF is asking anyone who is considering adopting a pet to spend this weekend in order to free up space at the shelter.

The organization says most newcomers aren’t ready for adoption just yet, but other dogs, cats and small animals are available for those looking to give them a forever home. Animals will be available for adoption after having been examined and authorized both medically and behaviorally.

The APF is also asking for donations from the community to help pay for things like vet exams, vaccines and other medical treatments needed for the new animals.

The shelter is located at 53 Maple Avenue in Glenville. They are open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 noon to 4:30 pm Donations are tax deductible and can be made to the Foundation’s Veterinary Fund online at their website here or by sending a check directly to the shelter.

For more information on adoptions or donations, email [email protected] or call (518) -374-3944 ext. 122.

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