Walk-ins at shelter halted due to COVID

Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media Columbia-Greene Humane Society has closed their lobby to walk-ins due to the recent spike in Covid cases.

CLAVERACK — Concerns over a local surge in coronavirus cases has prompted Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA to close its lobby to visitors, said Ron Perez, President/CEO, at the shelter.

Adoptions, surrenders and other services will be available by appointment only until further notice.

“As you know, this situation is fluid, but we will do everything possible to make certain that our staff, animals, clients and consumers remain safe,” Perez said. “We thank you for your continued support appreciate your patience and understanding during this difficult time.”

For adoption and surrender appointments, please contact office manager Katie Prack at 518-828-6044, ext. 106 or email katie@cghs.org

For all other shelter services, including dog boarding, day care, and grooming (which will remain open), please contact shelter manager Jessica Farkas at 518-828-6044, ext. 100 or email Jessica@cghs.org.

The shelter’s food bank will continue to be open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Donations of pet food and supplies can be left at the front door. If you require a receipt or have any other questions pertaining to CGHS, please contact Ron Perez at 518-828-6044, ext. 108 or email ronperez@cghs.org, Perez said.

The Columbia County Health Department reported 102 new COVID-19 cases Thursday while Greene County reported 93 cases.

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