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Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley

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Our Mailing Address is Po Box 40 Howes Caves NY 12092

Who We Are

The Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley, Inc. was founded by a group of residents of Schoharie County disturbed by the plight of the many starved, abused and stray animals in this area.

ASSV is a not for profit organization and is made up of all volunteer members and board of directors, with the exception of the shelter manager and kennel workers.

The goal of ASSV has been to try to alleviate stray animal suffering and to build a shelter to house, feed and care for these animals until safe and loving homes are found for them.

ASSV also strives to educate the public to spay/neuter their pets to eliminate the problem of unwanted offspring.

Adopting a friend

In order to adopt a cat or a dog from ASSV you must first fill out an adoption form. The applicant must be at least 18 years of age in order to adopt a cat or a dog. If the applicant rents property, we must speak to the landlord by telephone or the renter can provide us with a lease agreement. We do not operate on a "first come first serve" basis but evaluate all applicants and decide what is best for the pets we rescue based on the needs of the dog/cat. This is not meant to discourage adopters in any way, but simply to help adopters understand that we must make the tough decisions about where our pets go.

Our Adoption Fees are as follows:

Dogs-$150-Includes Spay/Neuter, Rabies Vaccine, Distemper Vaccine, Bordatella Vaccine, De-Wormer, Advantage, 4DX test.Micro Chip Vet checked

Puppies-$215.00 + $35 Mandatory Spay/Neuter Deposit-Includes 2 Distemper Vaccines, Bordatella Vaccine, De-Wormer, Advantage, Vet checked

Cats-$70-Includes Spay/Neuter, Felv/FIV Test, Rabies Vaccine, Distemper Vaccine, De-Wormer, Advantage, and ear cleaning, Vet checked .

Kittens-$50 + $35 Mandatory Spay/Neuter Deposit-Includes Felv/FIV Test on kittens 12 wks or older, Distempter Vaccine, de-Wormer, Advantage, and ear cleaning, Vet checked.

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Come Visit Us!

We are open Wed through Sun from 1-5pm; please arrive to the shelter no later than 4pm to meet the animals and no adoptions after 4:30pm, Thanks!

The Shelter is located on Howes Cave Road just off Route 7 in Howes Cave (Town of Cobleskill). P.O. Box 40, 304 Howes Cave Rd, Howes Cave, NY 12092

Call the shelter at [ 518 ] 296-8390 or E-mail for specific directions from wherever your coming from.

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