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Happy Cat Rescue holds adoption clinic

Happy Cat Rescue holds adoption clinic

Happy Cat Rescue, Inc. in Altamont is holding its first cat/kitten adoption clinic on Saturday, Dec. 3.

The rescue says they have lots of rescued kittens and young cats that have been spayed, neutered, shots and tested and need nice loving homes.

It will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Guilderland Animals Hospital  at 4963 Western Turnpike in Altamont.

2 accused of burglarizing Guilderland home, stealing dog

GUILDERLAND - A stolen dog triggered a police pursuit in Albany County today. Police say two men stole a pug from a home in Guilderland and then drove to the Voorheesville Diner.  That's when police say the me

Shelter looks for part-time employee

There’s an opening job opening at Guilderland’s animal shelter on French's Mill Road in Guilderland Center.

The shelter is looking for a part-time worker to provide coverage on weekends, holidays, and vacations. Responsibilities include cleaning and maintaining the shelter, care and feeding of shelter animals

The hourly rate is $10 an hour.

Those interested can send a letter and resume by mail to: Director of Human Resources, Town of Guilderland, PO Box 339, Guilderland, NY 12084, or email: stacia@townofguilderland.org.

Man to be sentenced for animal cruelty

ROTTERDAM - No other case in Schenectady County has been dubbed one of the most disturbing examples of animal cruelty they've seen in a long time.

A man that investigators say is responsible for the death of two cats was set to be sentenced today but the sentencing has been moved to Oct. 13.

Wendall Smith was arrested last month after police say he left three cats inside an apartment in Schenectady.  Two died and the third one was barely alive.

NewsChannel 13 has also learned Smith has been arrested before.

Investigators say last year he left dogs without food or water for days in the town of Berne.

Legislation introduced to create animal abuser registry in Albany County

Legislation introduced to create animal abuser registry in Albany County

Albany Legislator Bryan Clenahan is introducing a legislation to create a registry of convicted animal abusers in Albany County. 

Clenahan said that the first registry of the type was established in Suffolk County last year and that Albany hopes to continue the trend in cracking down on animal abuse.

 “Animal abuse is completely unacceptable and we cannot tolerate it,” Clenahan said in a statement.  “No one convicted of an animal abuse crime should be allowed to bring another animal into their home for years.  And no one who is convicted of abusing an animal a second time should be allowed to have a pet ever again.”

Clenahan was also inspired by the recent case involving Oliver, a beautiful Great Dane mix in Schenectady that was brutally beaten earlier this year.  With lots of help from the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society staff, Oliver has made amazing progress toward physical and emotional recovery over the past several months.

News Cafe's Paw Patrol posts missing pets

News Cafe's Paw Patrol posts missing pets

Have you lost a pet recently? News Cafe can help you look for your lost pets.

Viewers can now send WNYT information and updates of lost pets.   If you have a pet that’s been lost, email News Cafe where he or she was last seen, the breed, gender, age, name, and any other useful information.  Pictures are extremely helpful as well.

Two Albany County officials out of jobs

ALBANY, N.Y. - Two more officials with the Albany County Sheriff's Department are out of a job amid a residency probe.

The Victims’ Coordinator for the County Stop DWI Program, Erin Loffredo, has been fired.  Acting sheriff, Craig Apple tells WNYT Loffredo was let go because she was using a fraudulent address that showed she lived in Albany County.  In order to hold that job, she was required to live in the county. Loffredo's former supervisor, Lenoard Crouch, was also let go in July.

Another sheriff's employee, John Curry, abruptly resigned over the weekend.