Category Archives: 2011 News

SPCA Chief Resigning After Being Called Overseas

Schenectady County SPCA’s chief is stepping down from his position due to a call of duty overseas. Officer Mathew Tully says he serves as a lieutenant colonel in the New York Army National Guard and has been called to serve … Continue reading

Passing of Vicious Dog Act After Lawsuit with Schenectady Sheriff

  Schenectady County leaders hope to crack down on animal violations with the Vicious Dog Control Act of 2012 that gives the Schenectady County SPCA the power to issue violations.

Hooray for Ruling Against NY Secrecy

We were gratified to see that New York’s top court has not only ruled against a state agency in a case involving freedom of information but also rebuked the agency for even allowing the case to get to court in … Continue reading

Novel Settlement Expected to Benefit County, SPCA

An upstate SPCA has apparently worked out a unique settlement in which an animal-loving attorney who showed up on the doorstep of the county jail with 25 cats becomes a ticket-writing special deputy sheriff, and the SPCA collects half the … Continue reading

Don’t Let Something Scary Happen to Your Pet on Halloween

Thousands of kids will hit the streets Monday on a trick or treat mission to score the most candy they possibly can. While Candy, costumes and candles can make for the ultimate Halloween experience, it can lead to a scary … Continue reading

Information is Your Right

We were gratified to see that New York’s top court has not only ruled against a state agency in a case involving freedom of information but rebuked the agency for even allowing the case to get to court in the … Continue reading

Animal Cruelty and Abuse in the New York Capital Region

  Schenectady County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Chief Humane Law Enforcement Officer Mathew B. Tully gives perspective to what is perceived as a rash of animal cruelty cases hitting the New York State Capital Region.

The Vicious Dog Control Act of 2012

Schenectady County Legislator Robert Hoffman today announced that he has introduced legislation that will directly confront the problems of vicious dogs in the City and County of Schenectady, “The Vicious Dog Control Act of 2012.” At the same time, this … Continue reading

County/SPCA Plan Might Even Work

Schenectady County’s deal empowering the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to enforce animal licensing and cruelty laws seems like a solid start in giving area municipalities, especially the city of Schenectady, control of their domestic animal … Continue reading

Schenectady County SPCA Sues Schenectady Sheriff Over Failure of Animal Care

The Schenectady County SPCA files a lawsuit against the Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office for failure to provide proper care of 40+ cats that were seized at a Rotterdam home late last week. The Schenectady County SPCA says by the law … Continue reading