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We are currently in the process of redoing our nursery for kittens in anticipation of the upcoming kitten season and we need your help! Every summer, we get hundreds of calls about stray cats/kittens and we do our best to help as many of these as we can.

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with needed supplies, or you can donate to this fundraiser to help us out. We understand that these are difficult times for everyone, but anything helps!





If you need additional assistance, please contact us at

James A. Brennan Memorial Humane Society
437 Nine Mile Tree Rd
Gloversville, NY 12078
Phone: 518-725-0115 or


It's a Pittie Rescue

The thin rope-like cord of the retractable leash can cause severe burns, deep cuts, entanglement or strangulations. It can even cause amputation to limbs and fingers of both humans and pets. If the cord portion of the leash is grabbed while it is being pulled, the chance of injuries increases greatly.

10 Reasons NOT to use one:

1: The length of retractable leashes, some of which can extend up to 26 feet, allows dogs to get too far from their humans that a situation can quickly turn dangerous. A dog on a retractable leash is often able to run into the middle of the street, for example, or make uninvited contact with other dogs or people.

2: In the above scenario, or one in which your pet is being approached by an aggressive dog, it is nearly impossible to get control of the situation if the need arises. It's much easier to regain control of – or protect -- a dog at the end of a six-foot standard flat leash than it is if he's 20 or so feet away at the end of what amounts to a thin string.

3: The thin cord of a retractable leash can break – especially when a powerful dog is on the other end of it. If a strong, good-sized dog takes off at full speed, the cord can snap. Not only can that put the dog and whatever he may be chasing in danger, but also the cord can snap back and injure the human at the other end.

4: If a dog walker gets tangled up in the cord of a retractable leash, or grabs it in an attempt to reel in their dog, it can result in burns, cuts, and even amputation. In addition, many people have been pulled right off their feet by a dog that reaches the end of the leash and keeps going. This can result in bruises, "road rash," broken bones, and worse.

5: Dogs have also received terrible injuries as a result of the sudden jerk on their neck that occurs when they run out the leash, including neck wounds, lacerated trachea, and injuries to the spine.

6: Retractable leashes allow dogs more freedom to pull at the end of them, which can look like aggression to another dog who may decide to "fight back."

7: The handles of retractable leashes are bulky and can be easily pulled out of human hands, resulting in a runaway dog.

8: Along those same lines, many dogs – especially fearful ones – are terrorized by the sound of a dropped retractable leash handle and may take off running, which is dangerous enough. To make matters worse, the object of the poor dog's fear is then "chasing" her, and if the leash is retracting as she runs, the handle is gaining ground on her – she can't escape it. Even if this scenario ultimately ends without physical harm to the dog (or anyone else), it can create lingering fear in the dog not only of leashes, but also of being walked.

9: Retractable leashes, like most retractable devices, have a tendency to malfunction over time, either refusing to extend, refusing to retract, or unspooling at will.

10: Retractable leashes are an especially bad idea for dogs that haven't been trained to walk politely on a regular leash. By their very nature, retractable train dogs to pull while on leash, because they learn that pulling extends the lead.

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We have masks for sale at the shelter!! One of our volunteers has made some super cute masks for us. These are just a few of the designs that are available. These are reversible, super comfortable, and adjustable too. Masks are $5 or 5/$20. 20% of all proceeds go to us??. It’s a great way to stay safe and help us while you do it. Masks are available at the shelter.

New Brennan Gear Is Here!! Stop in now for best selection!

Short sleeves $10 Hoodies $20 . Some samples below


New shirts for all of our Pittie lovers!

Tees are $15 and Sweats are $25.

Show us your Pitties in the comments below (especially the ones from Brennan),

and stop in and grab a shirt or 2.



Information about the Fulton-Hamilton Counties

Rabies Vaccination Clinics is unavailable at this time

2021 Rabies Clinics 

Fulton County Law requires Dogs/Cats to be vaccinated at 3 months of age



$10.00 Donation per dog/cat/ferret CASH ONLY

Cats/Ferrets MUST be in a carrier or box. Dogs LEASHED

Vaccinations are good for one year UNLESS prior rabies Certificate is presented at registration.


2714 ST. HWY 29

Johnstown, NY 12095







Pre-Register line opens at 5:30 pm. If not pre-registered, the line starts at 6:00 PM. Clinic hours are 5:30-7:30 pm

To pre-register please call (518) 736-5720





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