Category Archives: 2010 News

Hot Dog, It’s Cold Outside!

As the Capital Region digs out following the first winter storm of the season, the Schenectady County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SC SPCA) is taking the time to remind animal lovers about the importance of winter … Continue reading

SPCA Officers Need a Lift

To help those whom cannot help themselves, a local volunteer organization hopes residents are in the giving spirit during its time of need. The Schenectady County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals strives to protect animals, but their … Continue reading

New Law in NY Could Lead to Fewer Euthanasia

Dogs and cats across New York stand a greater chance at being adopted, rather than being euthanized. Governor David A. Paterson has signed a law allowing dogs and cats to be released to another pound, shelter or humane society in … Continue reading

Late Summer Heat Wave and Pet Safety

With forecasters predicting record-high temperatures over the next three days, the Schenectady County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal (SPCA) is issuing a friendly reminder about the dangers of pets and heat. While most people know that leaving … Continue reading

Puppy in Schenectady Dog Torture Case Gets New Home, Name

Her life began as a hellish nightmare, but a local puppy now has a new lease on life. The Poodle-Dachshund mix once called Carmella was scalded and abused by Thomas Hendricks, a Schenectady man who admits to also torturing two … Continue reading

Abused Dog Gets New Home

Carmella has a new home, a new owner, Arlene and a new name, Angel. All this just two months after being tortured by Thomas Hendricks, who admitted to holding this seven month old poodle-dachshund mix under scalding water and ripping … Continue reading

Tortured Puppy Has New Start in Life

The story of Carmella, a toy poodle who endured severe burns to her legs and backside, has a happy ending. Today, the puppy was given to Arlene Conway of Colonie. The Schenectady County Society for the Prevention of the Cruelty … Continue reading

Animal Abuse Leads to More Violent Behavior

The Schenectady County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has experienced an increase in animal abuse cases over the last few months. We have seen owners letting animals starve in the dead of winter and others harming pets … Continue reading

Man Admits to Animal Cruelty

A convicted felon who tortured to death two of his estranged wife’s dogs and badly injured a third pooch pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony animal cruelty and faces two years behind bars, officials said. Thomas Hendricks admitted to the torture … Continue reading

Schenectady Man Admits Abusing Dogs to Death

A 28-year-old Schenectady man will be sentenced to prison after he admitted Wednesday to abusing two dogs to their deaths. Thomas Hendricks will be sentenced to up to two years in prison, part of a plea agreement for his January … Continue reading