The mission is to increase low cost spay/neuter capacity and to increase public education/ awareness of problems with cat overpopulation.
What we do
The Coalition is not a rescue group, but a program designed to help low income area residents get their pets tested for common diseases, vaccinated and altered at a very low cost.
There have been some recent changes here at www.catcarecoalition.com, so please read this page carefully. Cat surgeries are only being done on Sundays at Central Veterinary Hospital on Central Avenue in Albany. Dog surgeries are done on weekdays at Aqueduct Animal Hospital in Schenectady. Addresses and directions for both of these sites can be found in the Directions section a little further down this page.
Cat surgeries are only being done on Sundays at Central Veterinary Hospital on Central Avenue in Albany. The basic price for cats is $65.00 and includes an exam, distemper and rabies vaccinations, and spay or neuter surgery. For an additional $15.00, cats can be tested for feline leukemia, AIDS, and heartworm.
Dog surgeries are done on weekdays at Aqueduct Animal Hospital in Schenectady. All dogs will receive an exam, a distemper vaccination, a rabies vaccination, and a heartworm test in addition to spay/neuter surgery. The charge for male dogs will be $80.00. For female dogs under 50 lbs., the charge will be $150.00. The charge for female dogs over 50 lbs. will be $210.00. Pain medication and flea treatment(if needed) are required, and will cost approximately $30.00. Pre surgery bloodwork is required for all dogs over the age of 7 at an additional charge.
Qualifying and scheduling an appointment
For a one person household, the maximum annual income is $39,400. For each additional person, the maximum increases by $5650.00. If anyone in the household is on benefits such as Medicaid, Food Stamps, Temporary Assistance, SSI or SSD, the family is automatically eligible.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (518) 466-8484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are currently looking for volunteers to help us with publicity and paperwork. Please email us at catcarecoalition@earthlink if you can help!
Central Veterinary Hospital
388 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
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2721 Balltown Road
Schenectady, NY 12309
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Call the Coalition at 466-8484 or email catcarecoalition@earthlink
Residents of Schenectady, Schoharie, Fulton and Montgomery Counties, the Animal Protective Foundation in Scotia has a similar program. Further information can be found at their website.