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Schenectady animal shelter nearly ready

Police have kept dogs at station

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Animal shelters are so full that Schenectady police have been forced to occasionally house stray dogs in the locked entrance to police headquarters. But in two weeks, the temporary cages will be gone; the city is nearly finished building its own animal shelter. Workers refurbished an unused building at the wastewater treatment plant on Anthony Street. They also built kennels for 14 dogs, adding drains for each run and fencing above cinder block walls. The ...


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wmarincic
May 17, 2013
6:32 a.m.

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So who is going to make the decision to kill a dog? I see Schenectady ending up like The ACC in NYC where they kill more than a dozen dogs per day because they get kennel cough. Also, you can NOT leave these dogs alone in cages all day long, the city needs volunteers to staff that place most of the day. I will be the first to offer some time to volunteer.

jonw757
May 17, 2013
3:22 p.m.

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So, the Police Chief is going to run a kennel? What are the policies behind the the "screening" policy? Are they actually going to reach out to any local groups familiar with animal rescue or is it just going to be a place to drop dogs that no one can visit? Also sounds like Pit Bulls are going to always have a one way trip to that place. REACH OUT TO GROUPS IN THE AREA, WE WILL ALL HELP.. Yes, I was yelling..

wmarincic
May 19, 2013
8:09 a.m.

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Maybe we can find a reporter at the Gazette to see if there is any reaching out to rescue groups and APF. I'm sure if it goes bad the Gazette will be there to attack the police. I will have to make some calls.

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