“The Animal Support Project (TASP) is based in the Capital Region of NY. TASP performs Crisis Intervention directly with companion animal owners to keep animals living with their families. In extreme cases where no other solution is possible and space is available, we will foster and re-home animals to ensure their best interest. We are the region’s ONLY all-volunteer, all-species companion animal safety net.”
Once a Marine, always a Marine. Semper Fi, I always say. Reporting for duty, I am Michael, an adult cat with a heart so true, a personality so stable and so loyal, is it any wonder I was chosen by my former owner, a retired Marine, to share his apartment, his hobbies and his workout bench? Of course, while Mike worked out, I stood by and watched over him. While Mike ate his meals, I kept an eye out for invaders who might disturb him. While he worked on his model airplanes, I observed and offered my compliments. He was a mountain of a man, a meticulous craftsman, a thoughtful student of history; and we were comrades, brothers, the best of friends.
For all his power and strength, Mike’s heart was the one part of him that gave out. He was rewarded for his years of valiant service with a peaceful death while he slept. At that point, I assumed his name and stepped forward for rehoming. In my new assignment as a foster cat, I demonstrate the self discipline we Marines are known for. I’m immaculate in the house,
neutered, vaccinated, declawed, well behaved and respectful . I look after my own grooming, watch my weight, and exercise regularly by playing with my toys and hopping up and down from my window-ledge. A Marine must, after all, remain vigilant and ready for whatever comes his way.
I hereby apply for deployment as your peaceful and affectionate companion. In return for a spot on your window ledge, regular meals and care, I am prepared to give 110% of my companionship and respect to you. I’ll supervise your projects around the house, commend your good judgement as you choose a TV channel and stand vigil over you while you sleep. I am duty-bound to serve you, as a good Marine should be. Mike will be proud of me.
I await your further orders and remain at your service. Semper Fi. 518-727-8591
TASP “Dollar Days”
The Dollar Day Tag Sale was a big Success.
Thank you to the volunteers who staffed the event, the folks who donated, and the people who came buy to purchase stuff. The money raised went directly into much needed vet care.
TASP Weekend Photo Shoot
Get your pet’s (we do kids also) Halloween photos taken at one of our photo shoots. See our Events Calendar page for dates and locations.
Police: Two arrested in Bethlehem for animal abuse.
Horses found allegedly mistreated and malnourished.
By Spotlight Staff
Monday, November 11, 2013 -3:57 p.m.
Bethlehem Police Department executed a search warrant at 80 Waldenmaier Road on Monday, Nov. 11 as a result of a multi-week investigation into complaints of animal cruelty and neglect of horses.
Police said upon arrival to Stone Brook Farms, 33 horses were found on the property. After an investigation, some horses were allegedly found to be in various stages of neglect and malnourishment. Others were allegedly found to be without water. All horses were examined by licensed veterinarians and as a result of the examinations eight horses were seized to undergo further evaluation, treatment, and care. Police said the seized horses will be stored at another location until further ordered by the Town of Bethlehem Court.
As a result of this investigation, Karen A. Burrows, 49, and William J. Trianni, 25, both of 80 Waldenmaier Road, were arrested and charged with eight counts of failure to provide sustenance, a Class A misdemeanor under the New York State Agriculture and Markets Law. Both subjects were released on appearance tickets and are due to return to the Town of Bethlehem Court on December 3 at 4 p.m.
Volunteers from TASP were called to the scene to help police and the horses.
GE Foundation Matching Gifts Program
The Animal Support Project has met the eligibility criteria and Program guidelines to be part of the “GE Foundation Matching Gifts Program”. So if you are a donor through that program please select “The Animal Support Project” as your choice for matching gifts. Thank you.
My Name Is Suki
My name is Suki . I’m a Chihuahua. I’m just a little 4-pound package and I’ve always been completely blind and deaf. I don’t see with my eyes and I don’t hear with my ears; I feel messages from your soul.
For as long as I can remember, it was always just my Dad and me. Dad took care of me to the best of his ability. We didn’t have a lot of money but we were very happy together. He fed me, he loved me, he gave me a home. We had just each other; no other family and not a lot of close friends. As time went on, I noticed something was changing with Dad. My eyes and ears may not work, but I can sense things that others can’t. Whatever it was that was wrong with Dad, it worried me very much. One day, Dad’s soul whispered to me that he had to go to the hospital. He set me up at our apartment with extra water and food, and some papers to use for a bathroom. He gave me a long hug and asked me with his heart to be a patient, good boy. I always do what Dad asks me to do, so I settled in and waited for his return.
A couple of days later, some nice ladies came by to check in on me. I could feel their worry in the air and it made my nose burn. For a long time afterward, one of the ladies would stop by each day to give me fresh water and food and change my papers. And even though they were very kind to me, I became more and more concerned. Where was my Dad? Why wasn’t he home yet? What happened to him in that hospital? And in the meantime, my itch was getting worse and worse. I cried a lot during that time, but not when the ladies were there. I needed to be brave for my Dad. Read My Story Here
Jacob Goes Home
ASPCA Generosity Helps TASP Do Right By Hurricane Sandy Animal Victims
While TASP volunteers were volunteering at ASPCA’s Hurricane Sandy Emergency Pet Shelter in Brooklyn from October to January, we came across Brooke and Pluto, two wonderful pit bulls who were picked up as strays after the hurricane. As the shelter was winding down, we worked with ASPCA to develop a plan for these two dogs to move upstate with us and undergo boarding, foster care, medical care, obedience and agility training and general guidance on how to be a good member of the family. ASPCA graciously stepped forward with a generous grant enabling us to bring Brooke and Pluto to their full potential as pets, so they can achieve forever homes through our adoption program. The effort is now blossoming and we are happy to report that Pluto has moved in with his new family in Scotia. Brooke is continuing her training while she waits for an equally awesome home of her own. Both dogs will enter their new homes with a full year’s free ASPCA Pet Insurance coverage, to further insure their future. THANK YOU, ASPCA, for partnering with TASP to make this work possible. Read full press release…
Dogs rescued from NYC being trained, prepped for adoption locally
Published: Monday, June 03, 2013
By Andrew Beam – The Troy Record
The Animal Support Project, a 501c3 charitable organization which regularly tries to prevent pets from being placed in animal shelters, has had to play a different role after two pit bulls were found displaced due to the damage done by the hurricane to New York City. READ FULL ARTICLE…
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Fate uncertain for 15 former fighting pit bulls
Originally published: March 28, 2013 11:41 AM
Updated: March 28, 2013 8:58 PM
By SCOTT EIDLER email@example.com
Most of the 15 pit bulls sat nameless in cages outside the shelter.
Some of the animals, seized in January and simply labeled evidence while awaiting the outcome of a criminal dogfighting case, were scarred, had open sores and visibly shook. Unlike non-fighting dogs named Oreo, Egypt or Sunny also housed at the North Hempstead-run shelter in Port Washington, the pit bulls have been deemed unavailable for adoption and face an uncertain future.
Though vets check the dogs weekly, shelter director Sue Hassett said, no date has been set for their release, and experts say the path to recovery is winding and uncertain.
“Until the court clears them, they’re kind of in limbo,” she said. But “they’re hanging in there; this is probably the best they’ve ever had it” since police recovered them from an alleged dogfighting ring in a New Cassel woman’s backyard.
The Nassau County district attorney’s office declined to comment on case specifics.
On a cold morning last week, some of the dogs, from 6 months to several years old, paced their steel cages. Some were loud, others quiet during the outdoor break.
Based on history, according to animal and legal experts, the dogs’ outcomes may vary, too. READ FULL ARTICLE…
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