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SQSPCA Adds Clearing of Shelter to Challenge Goal

SQSPCA Adds Clearing of Shelter to Challenge Goal

The Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SQSPCA) has set two ambitious year-end goals, and they now need support from the public in order to meet those targets.

The “Promise for Parkie Challenge” has been underway since Giving Tuesday, November 29. If the SQSPCA can raise $100,000.00 by end of day December 31, challenge sponsors Beth and Gary Glynn will give the shelter an additional $25,000.00.

‘Promise for Parkie’ Matching Challenge Is Now Underway

‘Promise for Parkie’ Matching
Challenge Is Now Underway

By DARLA M. YOUNGS

COOPERSTOWN – Thirty-one days. That’s how long the Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SQSPCA) has to raise $100,000.00 in order to earn an additional $25,000.00.

“Promise for Parkie,” the SQSPCA’s special year-end annual fund campaign, kicked off on Giving Tuesday, November 29. Traditionally the Tuesday after Thanksgiving since its inception in 2012, Giving Tuesday is a national day of giving back to good causes.

Now through December 31, shelter supporters Beth and Gary Glynn will donate an additional $5,000.00 to the SQSPCA for every $20,000.00 raised, up to $100,000.00.

SQSPCA holds successful canine spay/neuter clinic pilot

SQSPCA holds successful
canine spay/neuter clinic pilot 

COOPERSTOWN – Thanks to the 2022 ASPCA Subaru Grant Program, the Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SQSPCA) conducted its first-ever canine low-cost spay/neuter clinic on October 20 and 21. The event was held in collaboration with Five Star Subaru of Oneonta. 

“Following a model similar to that of our feline low-cost clinics, our medical team was able to spay 10 female dogs and neuter 10 males during the two-day clinic,” SQSPCA Executive Director Stacie Haynes said. “Thanks to our experienced staff, everything went very smoothly.” 

In Memoriam Dorothy M. McLean, 81 January 26, 1941 – October 14, 2022
In Memoriam

Dorothy M. McLean, 81

January 26, 1941 – October 14, 2022

Dorothy “Dot” M. McLean

HARTWICK – Dorothy “Dot” M. McLean, 81, of Hartwick, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, October 14, 2022 in Cooperstown, NY.

Dot was born January 26, 1941 in Hobart, NY, the second daughter of the late Leslie and Mary Jane (Whispell) Kelsey.

Dot married Arnold “Cork” McLean on September 20, 1958, and together they raised their children in the Hartwick area. She was a great supporter of all family activities and never missed the annual McLean Family Reunion or an opportunity to square dance with Cork and friends. She loved taking photos and was considered the family photographer, if you were looking for a captured moment go to one of her many photo albums. She was a lover of country music, spent hours watching the hummingbirds from her kitchen window and never passed a covered bridge without taking a photo. She could be found supporting area craft shows over the years and also enjoyed volunteering at the SPCA Thrift Shop on Friday mornings, where she made many new friends.

Staff Illness Set To Close Susquehanna SPCA for Friday

Staff Illness Set To Close
Susquehanna SPCA for Friday

Due to staff illness, the Susquehanna SPCA has announced the shelter will be closed to the public for Friday, October 7.

Animals in the care of the animal shelter will continue to receive care and are otherwise unaffected.

Due to the closure, the free rabies clinic that was scheduled for that day will be cancelled. The next one is scheduled for on November 7 from 3 – 6 p.m.

To learn more about the shelter and the services it offers for animals visit https://www.sqspca.org/

SQSPCA Kicks Off ‘Subaru Loves Pets’ Adoption Special

SQSPCA Kicks Off
‘Subaru Loves Pets’
Adoption Special

By Darla M. Youngs

In partnership with Five Star Subaru and Subaru of America, the Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will be offering half-price adoptions this month and adoption fees for shelter animals with special needs will be waived entirely.

During the month of October, the Subaru Loves Pets initiative showcases Subaru’s belief that all animals deserve a loving home and reinforces their commitment to support the health, rescue, transport, and adoption of shelter animals. This year, the SQSPCA will receive $100 for every pet adopted during the sale, up to $3,100.

“This is a fantastic program coming again at a time when it is most needed,” said SQSPCA Executive Director Stacie Haynes. “Last fall’s event focused on cats and kittens only, but this year we are including dogs in the half-price sale.”

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 09-18-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

HEART Jazz Ensemble
Performs At Origins Cafe

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CONCERT – 5 p.m. The Cooperstown Concert Series presents ‘HEART: A Jazz Ensemble’ featuring the warm, brilliant tones of Melissa Stylianou, Godwin Louis, Chris Dingman and Ike Sturm in an enveloping and powerful quartet. Tickets, $20. Origins Cafe, 558 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown. Visit cooperstownconcertseries.org/heart-september-18-2022/

Robert B. Schlather SQSPCA Golf Weekend

Robert B. Schlather
SQSPCA Golf Weekend

Don’t forget to golf for a terrific cause during the Robert B. Schlather SQSPCA Golf Weekend, made possible with support from Kevin’s Royal.

You can schedule a tee time from this Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18 at the Otsego Golf Club. Just mention you are golfing for the SQSPCA.

Registration is $60 per golfer and includes greens fees, cart, a hot dog, and support for the shelter!

To reserve a tee time, please call the OGC at 607-547-9290. Call 607-547-8111 or email info@sqspca.org with any questions.

Quilt Shop Raises $500 for SQSPCA

Quilt Shop Raises $500 for SQSPCA

In memory of long-time quilter and cat lover Nancy Richard, the owner of the Heartworks Quilt Shop, Margaret Wolff, donated 30 yards of quilting fabric to the Fly Creek Yard Sale with the proceeds being donated to the Susquehanna SPCA. The sale which took place on Saturday August 27, sold all 300 yards, raising $500 to be sent to the SQSPCA for things needed in the Cattery.
Editorial: Saving Fido and Creating Memories
Editorial

Saving Fido and Creating Memories

A few months ago the New York State House and Senate voted to approve the shutdown of the puppy-mill-to-New York pipeline, ending the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores across the state. The bills await the governor’s signature. They have taken an inordinately long time to reach Hochul, having been first introduced in March, 2019.

Among the relentless fighters for this shutdown is our own Stacie Haynes, Executive Director of the Susquehanna SPCA.

As Board President of the New York State Animal Protection Federation as well, Haynes was instrumental in the passage in June of the Companion Animal Care Standards Act for Shelters and Rescues, which raises the standards of care for animals in shelters and rescues and ensures the licensing of all organizations caring for homeless animals.

Susquehanna SPCA Hosts Gathering to Support the Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill

Susquehanna SPCA To Host
Gathering to Support the
Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill

The Susquehanna Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will be hosting a press conference in support of the Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill which will end the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in a retail setting while also allowing for collaboration with organizations to facilitate adoptions of animals. The conference will be held Wednesday, August 17 at 10 a.m. at the Susquehanna SPCA located at SQSPCA, 5082-5088 State Route 28, Cooperstown.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 06-18-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 18

Dog Show and Fair

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DOG SHOW – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bring the entire family out for a fun day with the dogs. Register to show off your four-legged friend in classes ranging from smallest to biggest to best costume and more. There will also be vendors, food truck, children’s activities, and more for the two-legged family members. Entry fee, $15 includes a bandanna & registration for 1 class. Susquehanna SPCA, 5082-5088 St. Hwy. 28, Cooperstown. 607-547 8111 or visit www.sqspca.org/ultimutt-dog-show/


HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Cook Healthy with the Cornell Cooperative Extension 05-02-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAY 2

Cook Healthy with the
Cornell Cooperative Extension

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COOK-A-LONG – 5:30 p.m. Join nutrition educator for 6 week series of classes on the why and how of healthy eating. Nutrition lesson includes a cook-a-long dish each week with a recipe. Free, registration required. Presented by the Cornell Cooperative Extension. 518-234-4303 ext. 120 or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2021/11/22/whats-for-dinner-virtual

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Soprano Presents ‘American Voices with the Oneonta Concert Association 04-08-22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 8

Soprano Presents ‘American Voices’
with the Oneonta Concert Association

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CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Join the Oneonta Concert Association for fun concert featuring soprano Rachel Schutz performing with pianist Spencer Myer and featuring young artist Louis Doherty. Cost, $25/adult. First United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-433-7252 or visit oneontaconcertassociation.org/rachel-schutz-soprano-and-spencer-myer-piano-march-19-2021/

BLOOD DRIVE – 1 – 6 p.m. p.m. Donate today to receive an exclusive Red Cross T-Shirt while supplies last. Zion Episcopal Church, 162 Main St., Morris. 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org

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