518.725.5956 (shelter)    518.736.2100 (report abuse/found animals: 24 hours)

Please find below a compilation of local resources
for pet owners and lovers – also check our FAQs!

FCRSPCA does not have a vet on premises and does not provide veterinary or spay/neuter services.

2024 Fulton County Rabies Clinic

New York State law requires Dogs/Cats/Ferrets to be vaccinated at 4 months of age

Montgomery County ResidentsClick Here for Schedule

Pop-up Area Vaccine Clinics

VIP Pet Care

Confirm clinic information by clicking here. These walk in clinics are very popular and may require a wait in the vicinity of other animals.

Amsterdam – Wellness clinic operates Tuesday – Friday (12p – 7p) and Saturdays (9a – 3p) at Tractor Supply: 4854 State Hwy. 30 Amsterdam NY, 12010

Gloversville – Popup Clinic operates every Saturday from 9:30a – 11a at Tractor Supply: 4854 State Hwy. 30 27 Arterial Plaza Gloversville NY, 12078

Johnstown –  Popup clinic operates the last Sunday of the month from 10a-11:30a at Benson’s: 213 N. Comrie Ave. Johnstown NY, 12095


Holds clinics at Rite Aid in Glovesville and PetSmart in Amsterdam. Find a clinic and register at https://www.shotvet.com/find-a-clinic/


Vaccination clinics are held regularly at our area Petco.  Nearest locations are in Clifton ParkColonie, and Latham.

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.

Animal neglect, cruelty or abuse is depriving an animal of food, water, shelter or veterinary care. 

Intentional cruelty or abuse, covered under Buster’s Law in NYS, is knowingly and purposefully 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 law enforcement 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 currently legally unable to investigate animal abuse at this time, but the Police are. If you see suspected abuse, safely document (pictures and in writing) what you see and report it to the authorities. And repeat as much as possible. Justice can only come for the abused if it’s reported.


The number you need to call to report abuse, cruelty, or neglect in Fulton County, New York is 518.736.2100.


 Intentional cruelty to animals is strongly correlated with other crimes, including violence against people.


According to HSUS, in one survey, 71 percent of domestic violence victims reported that their abuser also targeted pets. In one study of families under investigation for suspected child abuse, researchers found that pet abuse had occurred in 88 percent of the families under supervision for physical abuse of their children.

Help is available, you are not alone. The Family Counseling Center D.V. Hotline – Gloversville (24/7): 518.725.5300

You can also call 518.736.2100 to report a found dog in Fulton County, NY

BleeckerPatty Ashley518.773.9767
BroadalbinDale Potts518.866.9687
Caroga LakeHoward Dutcher518.835.8209
DolgevilleDawn Glode315.868.8409
EphratahDan Robinson518.762.7658
GalwayTom O’Brien518.882.6237 or 518.848.2993
GloversvilleVacantCall 518.736.2100
HopeCarol McQuade518.924.2098 or 518.924.5141
City of JohnstownKim Walker518.848.9534
Town of JohnstownCaitlin Hart518.921.0992
MayfieldKaren Wilson518.775.7633
NorthamptonVern Duesler518.863.6316
NorthvilleVern Duesler518.863.6316
OppenheimKaren Jaquay315.481.8241 or 315.429.3966
Town of PerthPatricia Ashley518.773.9767
StratfordKaren Jaquay315.481.8241 or 315.429.3966
Sacandaga Veterinary Clinic 206 Paradise Point Rd. Mayfield, NY 12117 518.661.6155
Northampton Animal Hospital 656 State Highway 30 Northville, NY 12134 518.863.8631
Greenfield Animal Hospital 3100 NY-9N, Greenfield Center, NY 12833 518.893.6228
Galway Veterinary Hospital 5072 Sacandaga Rd. Galway, NY 12074 518.882.1850
Glove Cities Veterinary Hospital 35 Harrison St. Gloversville, NY 12078 518.725.8117
Country Valley Veterinary Clinic 5877 NY-30 Amsterdam, NY 12010 518.843.2882
Animal Medical Center 101 Progress Rd. Gloversville, NY 12078 518.883.6365
Johnstown Animal Clinic 2802 State Highway 29 Johnstown, NY 12095 518.762.2327
Fort Plain Animal Hospital 13 River St. Fort Plain, NY 13339 518.993.3332
Fultonville Animal Hospital 151 Van Wagenen Dr. Fultonville, NY 12072 518.853.3835
Noahs Ark Animal Hospital 2623 State Highway 30a Fonda, NY 12068 518.853.4838
Amsterdam Animal Hospital PC 191 Wallins Corners Rd. Amsterdam, NY 12010 518.842.0540
Glen Animal Hospital 221 Burley Rd, Fultonville, NY 12072 518.922.8561
Shelter Location Phone Website
Animal Protective Foundation Schenectady, NY (518) 374-3944 https://www.animalprotective.org/
Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley Howes Cave, NY (518) 296-8390 https://www.schoharieanimalshelter.org/
Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter Sprakers, NY (518) 673-5670 https://www.ayresanimalshelter.org/
Berkshire Humane Society Pittsfield, MA (413) 447-7878 https://berkshirehumane.org/
Columbia Greene Humane Society Hudson, NY (518) 828-6044 https://cghs.org/
Estherville Animal Shelter Greenfield Center, NY (518) 893-7451 https://esthervilleshelter.wixsite.com/adopt
Fulton County Regional SPCA Gloversville, NY 518 725-5956 fcrspca.org
Herkimer County Humane Society Mohawk, NY (518) 866-3255 https://www.herkimerhumanesociety.org
Jame Brennan Humane Society Gloversville, NY (518) 725-0115 https://pawsforyou.org/
Mohawk Hudson Humane Society Menands, NY (518) 434-8128 https://mohawkhumane.org
Montgomery County SPCA Amsterdam, NY (518) 842-8050 https://www.mc-spca.com/wp/
Saratoga County Animal Shelter Ballston Spa, NY (518) 885-4113 https://saratogacountyanimalshelter.com/
The SPCA of Upstate NY Queensbury, NY (518) 798-3500 http://www.spcauny.org/
Town of Johnstown Animal Shelter Johnstown, NY (518) 921-0992 https://www.facebook.com/Jtownanimalshelter/
Rescue Location Phone Website
Amsterdam Kitten Adoption Amsterdam, NY https://amsterdamkittens.org/
Big Buddy GSD Rescue New Hartford, NY (315) 525-0442 https://www.facebook.com/BBGSDRescue/
Capital District Humane Association Clifton Park, NY (518) 664-3450 https://cdha.net/
Capital Region Parrot Society Ballston Spa, NY (518) 796-2474 https://www.facebook.com/capitalregionparrotsociety
Community Animal Action Project Inc Schulerville, NY (518) 502-3760 https://www.facebook.com/people/Community-Animal-Action-Project
Companion Animal Placement Program Rensselaer, NY (518) 292-0555 http://capp-petplacement.org/
Easy Street Hores & Barnyard Rescue Amsterdam, NY (518) 421-0125 https://www.facebook.com/easystreet.horserescue/
Eleventh Hour Rescue NY Wilton, NY (518) 223-5589 https://www.11thhourrescueny.org/
Equine Advocates Valatie, NY (518) 245-1599 https://www.equineadvocates.org/
Forever Home Greyhounds Middleburgh, NY (518) 261-7025 https://foreverhomegreyhounds.com/
Forgotten Friends Sharon Springs, NY (877) 227-7484 https://www.facebook.com/forgottenfriendspetrescue1
Free To Be Me Rescue Delmar, NY (518) 956-1804 https://freetobemerescue.org/
Friends Of The Forgotten Cat Rescue Johnstown, NY https://www.facebook.com/people/Friends-of-the-Forgotten-Cat-Rescue-Inc
Furballs Rescue Inc Schenectady, NY (518) 209-2583 http://www.facebook.com/furballscatrescue
German Shepherd Rescue Of Ny Delmar, NY https://www.gsrny.org/
Good Shepherd K9 Rescue Albany, NY (518) 393-0755 http://k9adopt.org/
Greyhound Rescue of New York Middleburgh, NY 1 (877) 278-2194 https://www.facebook.com/greyhoundrescueofnewyork/
HeartsHerd Sanctuary & Rescue Buskirk, NY (518) 469-9220 https://heartsherd.com/
Heaven Sent Animal Rescue Clifton Park, NY https://heavensentanimalrescue.com
Help Orphan Puppies Delanson, NY www.helporphanpuppies.org
Helping Animals Live Organization Inc (HALO) Little Falls, NY 315-985-3738 http://halorescue.net/
Homeward Bound Dog Rescue Schenectady, NY (518) 424-1738 www.homewardbounddogrescue.com
HOPE (Homes for Orphaned Pets Exist) Saratoga, NY (518) 450-7013 www.hopeanimalrescue.org
Kat’S Purrfect Pals Inc. Clifton Park, NY https://www.facebook.com/people/KATS-Purrfect-Pals/
Little Brook Farm (Horses) Old Chatham, NY (518) 821-5506 https://www.littlebrookfarmsanctuary.org/
Moutain Rottie Rescue Clifton Park, NY https://mountainrottierescue.net/
Mr. Mo Project Senior Dog Rescue Clifton Park, NY (518) 881-8631 https://www.mrmoproject.com/
NE Avian Rescue East Greenbush, NY (518) 708-6091 https://rescueparrots.org/
Noah’s Kingdom Humane Society (Cats only) Albany, NY (518) 452-5683 https://noahskingdom.wixsite.com/catshelter
Northeast Pyr Rescue (877) 528-0637 https://www.nepyresq.org/index.php
Orange Street Cats Albany, NY (518) 533-5242 https://www.orangestreetcats.org/
Out of the Pits (Bully Rescue, Spay/Neuter) Albany, NY https://outofthepits.org/
Pause 4 All Paws Inc Little Falls, NY (315) 791-7297 https://pause4allpaws.com/
Peppertree Dog Rescue Albany, NY (518) 435-7425 https://peppertree.org/
Rottie Empire Rescue Saratoga, NY https://www.rottieempirerescue.com
Safe at Last Animal Rescue Fultonham, NY https://safeatlast.rescuegroups.org/
Upstate Underdog Rescue Troy, NY http://www.upstateunderdogrescue.org/
Voice For The Voiceless (cats only) Schenectady, NY (518) 331-6629 https://vfvcatrescue.wixsite.com/home
Whiskers Inc (cats only) Albany, NY (518) 458-2287 https://www.ewhiskers.com/
Whispering Willow Wildcare (Raptors) Schenectady, NY (518) 339-4164 https://www.whisperingwillowwildcare.org/
Animal Welfare Oranizations Location Phone Website
The Animal Support Project Capital Region (518) 727-8591 http://www.theanimalsupportproject.com/
Cat Care Coalition (spay/neuter) Albany, NY (518) 466-8484 https://www.catcarecoalition.org/
Feline Guardian Angels (trap/neuter/release) Montgomery County (518) 466-3478 https://www.facebook.com/felineguardianangels/
Guilderhaven Altamont, NY (518) 861-6861 http://www.guilderhaven.org/
Guilderland Animal Shelter (Law Enforcement) Altamont, NY (518) 861-6855 https://www.townofguilderland.org/animal-control-animal-shelter
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Yorktown Heights, NY (800) 942-0149 https://www.guidingeyes.org/
SCRUFF (Feral/Untamed cats) Guilderland, NY (518) 526-3372 https://scruffcats.org/
North Country Wild Care (Emergency Line) (518) 964-6740 https://northcountrywildcare.org/
Rensselaer County Humane Society (Law Enforcement Assist) Nassau, NY (518) 794-0406 https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064553118200
Schenectady County SPCA (Law Enforcement) Schenectady, NY (518) 755-9517 https://countyspca.com/
SOCKS (TNR Fulton County) Fulton County (518) 705-9125
Steve Caporizzo’s Pet Connection https://www.facebook.com/groups/647020656940274/
Therapy Dogs International Schenectady, NY (518) 842-4922 https://www.tdi-dog.org/default.aspx
Wellspring (Domestic Violence Assitance/Safe Pet Placement) (518) 584-8188 https://www.wellspringcares.org/
NOTE: If your animal requires emergency veterinary care and you cannot afford treatment, contact nearby veterinary colleges that may have programs. The closest colleges to Fulton County, NY are Cornell (Ithaca, NY) and Tufts (North Grafton, MA). If you are unsure what qualifies as emergency veterinary care, call your veterinarian and describe the symptoms.

Working with veterinarians

  • Negotiate a payment plan with your vet. If you’re a client in good standing, they may be happy to work out a weekly or monthly payment plan. However, a vet you’ve never been to may not agree to such a plan.
  • Get a second opinion. You may pay a consultation fee, but another vet may have other, less expensive ways to treat your pet.
  • Use a vet in a less expensive area. Vets in smaller towns may charge lower fees.
  • Check out local veterinary schools. Many run low-cost clinics for limited income clients.

Fundraising and temporary credit

  • Ask if your veterinarian accepts Care Credit, a credit card specifically for health care expenses, including for pets.
  • Scratch Pay may also be an option
  • Try a fundraising platform such as GoFundMe, which enables you to create a personal fundraising page.
  • Consider Waggle, a pet-dedicated crowdfunding solution that channels funds directly to verified veterinarians for a pet’s care.

General Assistance

Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs: findhelp.org

Need help with pet food? Visit your local food pantry or contact us, we are often able to help.

Regional runs a food pantry monthly. When scheduled, it is put on our events calendar.

The Family Counseling Center D.V. Hotline – Gloversville (24/7): 518.725.5300

Nationwide assistance

Each of these national organizations provide financial assistance to pet owners in need. They are independent and have their own set of rules and guidelines, therefore, you will have to investigate each one separately to determine if you qualify for assistance:

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.

SPCAs, shelters, and humane societies are legally unable to handle wildlife.

Fulton County DEC Licensed Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators

CountyNuisance Wildlife Control OperatorCityBusiness Phone
FultonPhilip R BrownGloversville, NY518.774.1093
FultonJames E Del SavioGloversville, NY518.725.0489
FultonRussell W DicksonGloversville, NY838.249.6604
FultonStephen P GeorgeGloversville, NY518.725.1007
FultonDavid M ParkhurstJohnstown, NY518.310.7600
FultonSamuel R SerafinJohnstown, NY518.736.1901
FultonEric J ThomasNorthville, NY845.372.2129
HamiltonMichael M FederspielLong Lake, NY716.622.5772
HamiltonGary L FoutchWells, NY518.924.4492
MontgomeryKevin A AdairAmsterdam, NY518.393.3897
MontgomeryDavid A NeumanAmsterdam, NY518.248.2968
MontgomeryMiguel A SanchezAmsterdam, NY347.277.3500
MontgomeryEdward T WalegaAmsterdam, NY518.810.8271
MontgomeryRory SmartBethesda, NY571.719.8498
MontgomeryJeffrey W BernhoftFultonville, NY518.727.9405

Wildlife rehabilitators are licensed by DEC to care for injured or orphaned wildlife for release back into the wild. Rehabilitators volunteer their time and do not receive funding for expenses associated with their services (veterinary care, food, medicine, etc.).

Important note on handling sick or injured wildlife: If you discover sick or injured wildlife, please contact a rehabilitator immediately for advice on safe handling, both for your sake and for the animal. Some animals require special handling, while others may have diseases that can be transferred to people. Extra precautions should be taken around bats, raccoons or skunks as these species have a higher risk of carrying rabies, which can be transmitted to humans and pets.

You can also contact ENCON in your area to assist with injured wildlife.

Fulton County is in DEC Region 5. As of September 2023, the ECO officers for Fulton County are:

ECO Shane Manns (518.708.1168) and ECO Paul Pasciak (518.448.3103)
If you need to find ECOs for a different region or county, please go here (DEC Website)

These facilities listed below are provided as a listed resource only and are not endorsed or affiliated with Regional SPCA in any form.

Harvey’s Pet
250 N. Comrie Ave. Johnstown, NY 12095
Muddy Paws Kennel
849 Turkey Farm Rd. Gloversville, NY 12078
Hagen’s Hilltop Kennels
779 Touareuna Rd, Amsterdam, NY 12010
Altamont Country Kennels
220 Brandle Rd, Altamont, NY 12009
Milton Manor Pet Resort and Spa
612 NY-29, Middle Grove, NY 12850
Pinebush Kennels
274 New Karner Rd, Albany, NY 12205

A list of local individual dog sitters, borders, walkers, and groomers.
Complete with customer reviews.


These facilities listed below are provided as a listed resource only and are not endorsed or affiliated with Regional SPCA in any form.

Harvey’s Pet
250 N. Comrie Ave. Johnstown, NY 12095
Rising Canine Dog Training
868 Midline Rd, Amsterdam, NY 12010
The Scholarly Dog
Classes held at Milton Manor Resort in Middle Groveand Harvey’s Pet in Johnstown
Paws Up Certified Dog Training
422 Smith Rd. Amsterdam NY 12010
Paw It Forward Dog Training
917 River Rd. Rotterdam NY 12306
Natural Dog Training Next Gen
912 Charlton Rd, Schenectady, NY 12302
Adirondack Dog Training
133 Hilltop Rd Sprakers NY 12166

Regional recognizes how difficult it can be to decide that a beloved pet is in need of humane euthanasia. The following veterinarians and organizations provide in-home euthanasia services.


Dr. Jill Greisman and Dr. Jessie Bolster – River Valley Vet Services

Dr. Roger Blankfein – In The Comfort Of Home

Dr. Anne Fay – Mobile Vet

Lap of Love

You need to meet

Because they’re awesome (we’re only a little biased).

Meet all of our adoptable animals here.