Category Archives: 2011 News

SPCA Offers Holiday Pet Safety Tips

The Schenectady County SPCA is reminding people with pets that there are certain health and safety precautions they can take to ensure their pets are safe this Thanksgiving. Here are some tips to keep pets out of harms way around … Continue reading

SPCA Head Steps Down

Mathew Tully Preps for Upcoming Third Overseas Deployment Matthew Tully is resigning from his position as chief of the Schenectady County SPCA, but he will continue to serve more than just the county from thousands of miles away. Tully announced … Continue reading

Schenectady County Doing Good Job Prosecuting Animal Abusers

Re: Nov. 16 article, “Three years probation for allowing cats to starve:” Animal cruelty is a far-reaching offense that affects a community in more ways than most citizens realize. What many people do not recognize is that abusing animals is … Continue reading

Man Accused of Cat Cruelty Learns His Fate

The Schenectady man accused of neglecting several cats in his State Street home learned his fate Tuesday. Wendall Smith was sentenced to three years probation on Tuesday. During those three years, Smith will not be allowed to own or possess … Continue reading

Schenectady Man Gets 3 Years Probation for Animal Cruelty

A Schenectady man who pleaded guilty to animal cruelty was sentenced to three years of probation. Wendall Smith was arrested back in March after SPCA officials found two dead cats in his State Street home, as well as a third … Continue reading

Cat Abuser Sentenced to Probation

A Schenectady man pled guilty to animal cruelty and was sentenced to three years probation for causing the death of several cats earlier this year. Wendall Smith was arrested in March 2011 after several cats were found dead in his … Continue reading

Abusive Cat Owner Sentenced

Wendall Smith gets strict probation / Bud the cat is doing fine Wendall Smith pled guilty to animal cruelty and was sentenced to three years probation for causing the death of several cats back in March 2011. He will not … Continue reading

Hoarding: Too Many Pets and Not Enough Solutions

Neighbors complained to police for more than a dozen years about the condition of the animals living on Ann Arnold’s property. They said the horses were underfed and their pasture unsafe. An animal investigator came repeatedly to check on the … Continue reading

Called to Serve, Schenectady SPCA Chief Resigns

A founding member of the Schenectady County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals will resign as its chief in December as he prepares for a military deployment to Afghanistan. Mathew Tully, 38, is a lieutenant colonel in the … Continue reading

Scenectady County SPCA Chief Resigns

The Schenectady County SPCA Chief Mathew Tully has announced he will resign. Chief Tully serves as lieutenant colonel in the New York Army National Guard. In July 2012, he will deploy for an overseas tour to Afghanistan for one year. … Continue reading