UCSPCA has partnered with County Can and Bottle Return Center at 80 Smith Ave, Kingston to raise funds for the UCSPCA. Open Mon. thru Sat. from 9 -5 for collection. Simply bring your bottles and cans to the Return Center, mention our name and the proceeds will be donated to help the animals of Ulster County.
UCSPCA’s Paws of Gold Adoption Special Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Adopt a Shelter Pet between Feb. 27th and March 17th and have a chance to pick from our Paws of Gold for your adoption discount or prize. Visit the Shelter to find your new best friend today!
A cat’s nose pad is ridged with a unique pattern, just like the fingerprint of a human.
Boy Scout Troop Pack #37 Den #4 collected donations on our behalf and visited the shelter and clinic for a tour. Their visit wouldn’t have been complete without meeting our Cruelty Investigator, Adam Saunders, who explained the importance of protecting animals in need and how they can help.
Recently our main cat room wall was significantly damaged and in desperate need of repair. We used the construction opportunity to provide enrichment for our cats and install a viewing window. While UCSPCA prides itself on being a no kill shelter, reducing our animals’ length of stay has been a challenge and is one of our primary focuses in the year ahead. As territorial creatures of routine, cats are particularly prone to shelter stress, so any form of additional enrichment we can provide will likely make their stay a more relaxing one with us. Our new window will allow more cats to have a “view,” increase light and our human lobby traffic will provide some much needed feline viewing entertainment. Thank you to our donors who made this possible.
With spring around the corner, now is the time to consider having a humane educator visit your classroom, after school program, or civic group. Lessons are tailored to specific age groups or per your request of information to be delivered. Often times a rescued animal will accompany the presenter. Please try to schedule early, as spring is the busiest time of the year for these informative presentations. Adult groups wanting more information regarding humane education are also welcome to schedule a visit. Contact Jill at email@example.com or call the shelter at 331-5377.
The UCSPCA wishes to thank the clients of Cool Hot Yoga Studio of NJ for their very generous donation in memory of their beloved mascot Sandy. Over the years, Sandy became an ambassador for our shelter in not only NY but NJ. Michelle Copland, owner of the studio, adopted her beautiful Pomeranian at our shelter in 2004.The many fund raisers held at her studio to benefit the shelter were hosted by Michelle in honor of Sandy. The Coplands have been supporters of the UCSPCA for many years. We thank you.
~Bev Sharret, Happy Paws Manager
You can have an impact that reflects your commitment to animal welfare and the animals of Ulster County. By naming Ulster County SPCA as a beneficiary to your will, trust or estate plan you can provide a lasting gift for the future of homeless animals. Many options exist for legacy giving. They may provide you with numerous tax benefits while helping to guarantee vital programs and services to our homeless animals for many years to come.
Through a legacy gift, you may be able to increase your current income or provide additional retirement income, while reducing or avoiding income, estate and capital gains taxes. It is important to explore options with your financial planner so that both you and the orphaned pets at the UCSPCA receive the full benefit of your generous legacy gift.
If you have any further questions regarding any of these methods, or think that you might be interested in pursuing one of these ideas to help benefit the many animals in need, please contact Stacey Price, Executive Director at 845.331.5377 ext. 211.
UCSPCA receives no federal, state or local funding nor are we affiliated with any larger umbrella organization like the ASPCA. We are supported solely by community donations.
Please join us in congratulating our Volunteer Coordinator, Natalie Kikel as UCSPCA’s staff of the quarter. Natalie began at UCSPCA in August 2012 and quickly won over the hearts of staff, volunteers and felines through her dedication and hard work. Originally from Highland, NY Natalie received her BA in Environmental Studies from Binghamton University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Union Graduate College in Schenectady. After teaching Earth Science at Arlington High School, MA she began volunteering in the cat department at a local Boston shelter. Two years later, Natalie moved back to NY to be closer to family and friends.
“I always knew I wanted to serve something greater than myself,” Natalie said. She went on to explain that working at a shelter combines both her professional strengths and personal interests perfectly.
Natalie has always lived with cats. She currently has two who are close to heart Rajah (named after the tiger from the movie Aladdin, passed away this summer at 20 years old) and a UCSPCA ill foster kitten named Luke. When not at work she loves to be outdoors, hiking, playing tennis, or reading.
Thank You Natalie for your continued service and dedication to the homeless animals in need.
UCSPCA volunteers collected $1040 in donations and delivered 4 carloads of supplies to our animals in need. Upcoming donation drives are scheduled for May 25th and August 31st at Shoprite located on 801 Miron Lane, Kingston.