Recognizing those who help the shelter

Contributed photoSampson, our 6-year-old Staffordshire Terrier Mix, is pictured with CGHS Animal Care Technician Elisha Clause. If you can’t tell by the smile, Sampson is the happiest guy! He’s energetic and eager to please. He came in to us as a stray and has been calling the shelter home since March. He would love to find a home with a big yard for endless hours of play! He’s very food motivated and already knows “sit.” He’s the most affectionate guy and would love to snuggle the way through winter with you!

I open every CGHS/SPCA Board meeting with a prayer for the animals. I think it imperative to thank our God of all creation for the incredible blessings He bestows on our animal welfare organization — guidance with internal business decisions, meticulous hands-on healthcare practices (mental and physical) to benefit our homeless residents, our outreach to assist families in need with the feeding and veterinary care of their animals, and last but certainly not least, our ability to procure necessary funds to fulfill our mission. God does know that it is all about money!” Without it, our programs and ability to serve can be and would be jeopardized! We raise our hands to the heavens in thanksgiving for one of the most successful fundraisers we have ever had! Our Shelter at Home “event” brought in unbelievable sponsorships, general donations, and a knock-your-socks-off raffle bounty beyond our hopes and dreams. Between the raffle, the sponsors, and just generous donations, this event brought in just over $90,000! In addition, our faithful business associates at Pro Printers donated the printing of our mail piece, valued at well over $2,500. Thank you!

We will honor our sponsors in this column and extend our heartfelt thanks to all of our supporters whose names are on the success of the CGHS/SPCA “Shelter at Home!”

$4,000+: Elaine and Michael Gruener; Patricia Kenehan; Gisela Marian; Dr. Kimberly Peregrim;

$2,000: Hollie Adams; AOW Associates; Bank of Greene County; The Barlow (Duncan Calhoun & Russell Gibson); Columbia-Greene Federal Credit Union; Victoria & Andrew Marrone; Michael, Inna & Kieran McLoughlin; Pro Printers; Marcia Sullivan

$1,000: Dairy Queen – Ghent; Charlene Marchand; Scott & Kelly Shallo; S.T. Hudson’s Son

$500: Angerame Architects; Mike and Dawn Bucci; Jennifer Donoghue; Bob Gaus & Kin Chee; Deb Harrison; Peter and Diane Hogan; Kneller Insurance Agency; Marshall & Sterling Insurance; Millerton Co-op; Dick and Deb Oliver; Richmor Aviation; Stair Galleries & Restoration

$250: Assured Partners Northeast; James and Angela Carlucci; Cross Creek Farm; Decker Economics; Dell’s Plumbing, Heating & AC; Fortnightly Club of Catskill; Robert Gibson; Heim Fuel Service; Karen Malina and David LeVow; Ron and Katrina Perez; Lisa Zaretsky

$100: CGM Construction; Columbia Physical Therapy; Craftech Industries; David Emanatian; James and Patricia Huber; Laura Manchester & Chok Dee; Caroline Merritt; Wenk Funeral Home

$50: Indian Ridge Accounting; In memory of Greg Lundquist, a gentle soul and Man of his word; Bruce & Sally Naramore

We know that God will bless you all abundantly in return for your selflessness and generosity.

Feel free to call us with any questions at 518-828-6044 or The Food Bank is open to any from the public in need of pet food or for those wishing to donate food from 11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. daily. All of our cats and kittens are “Furrever Free” with all expenses paid. Spay/neuter clinics for cats are $86 male or female, including a rabies vaccination and a 5-in-1 feline distemper combination vaccination. Nail clipping services are available 10-11 a.m. every Saturday at the shelter for a donation of $10 for cats and $15 for dogs (currently prepaid only).

Charlene Marchand is the Chairperson of the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA Board of Directors. She may be contacted at

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