Did YOU Know?

Did you know it is against the law to abandon an animal? The New York State Agriculture & Markets Law, Article 26, Section 355 states:
"Abandonment of animals. A person, being the owner or possessor, or having charge or custody of an animal, who abandons such animal, or leaves it to die in a street, road or public place, or who allows such animal, if it becomes disabled, to lie in a public street, road or public place more than three hours after he receives notice that it is left disabled, is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, or by both."





Animal cruelty encompasses behavior harmful to animals ranging from neglect to malicious killing. Most cruelty investigated by humane officers is unintentional neglect that can be resolved through education. Intentional cruelty, or abuse, is knowingly depriving an animal of food, water, shelter or veterinary care or maliciously torturing, maiming, mutilating, or killing an animal call your local police agency. (City Police, Sheriff, or State Police) 

Animal cruelty does not include barking dogs, loud cats or loose animals. If you have a problem with a loud animal, see a loose or vicious animal, or an injured animal on the side of the road, call your local animal control.

To report animals that are loose, aggressive, or injured, call the Animal Control Officer in your area. Numbers below are for animal control:

Phone Number
518 773-9767
Dale Potts
518 866-9687
Town of Mayfield
Karen Wilson
518 775-7633
Village of Mayfield
Sherri Crouse

Joe Passino

518 848-0983

518 705-8448

Caroga Lake
Howard Dutcher
518 835-8209
Dan Robinson
518 762-7658
Galway Area Control Off.
Tom O'Brien
518 882-6237
Rich Schuyler
518 773-4514, 518 848-5225
Carol McQuade
518 924-2098
City of Johnstown
518 736-4021
Town of Johnstown
Nancy Hart
518 762-8763
Lake Pleasant
Mike Peck
518 548-5404
Northville/North Hampton
Vern Duesler
518 863-6313
Billie-Jo Getman
518 568-3173
Joe Passino

Sherri Crouse

518 705-8448

518 848-0983

Karen Jaquay
315 429-3966
George Paige
518 924-2323
Ken Parslow
518 548-3415, 518 548-7321

Fax 518 548-6203

Don Caruso
518 863-2304


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