Your support of the Animal Protective Foundation makes a difference in countless animal’s lives. Here are just a few of our most recent adoption successes that would not have been possible without you:

Snowcone & Creamsicle

Snowcone and Creamsicle were two kittens brought into the Animal Protective Foundation as feral cats. Frightened and scared of humans, the beautiful kittens clung to each other for support. The two were both sick and had severe upper respiratory infections. The staff and volunteers at the APF were determined to keep the siblings together. Our veterinarian gave them medical examinations, vaccinations, antibiotics for their infections, and were spayed and neutered.

A foster family took in the kittens and helped socialize them and bond with humans. A wonderful woman fell in love with the kittens when they went up for adoption and they are now part of their loving family. With the dedication of wonderful people like you, the APF was able to give Snowcone and Creamsicle the help they deserved.

Lucky Boy

Lucky Boy, a Pit Bull Lab-mix, had been in an abusive first home and was given up for adoption from his second owners due to a family member’s medical issues. The APF saw that Lucky Boy needed love and support, as he was an older dog and was starting to need extra medical care. He may not have had a chance elsewhere, but we knew we could help him. The APF wasted no time in providing the sweet older dog with affection and medical care. With the dedication of wonderful people like you, the APF was able to give Lucky Boy the help he deserved. A wonderful family from the Capital Region fell in love with Lucky Boy and adopted him. He has settled in beautifully to his new home and his heart is happy.


Matilda Smaller
Matilda was used to a life of hardship. The 5 year old Pit Bull/Basset mix was found abandoned and tied to a post sign in Schenectady. Brought to the Animal Protective Foundation by a good citizen, Matilda was shy and overwhelmed by loving human contact. The APF immediately fell in love with Matilda’s beautiful face and knew there was hope and compassion in her heart. Matilda received medical care, nutritious food, safe shelter, and vaccines to keep her healthy. Matilda was spayed and was adopted by a wonderful family. She now has two playful canine siblings and the happiest little girl who loves her so dearly.


Fang was a scared 3 year old male cat that was found trapped in an abandoned Schenectady building with a dental wire in his jaw, poking through his chin. The Animal Protective Foundation was able to perform surgery on Fang’s mouth and removed the wire. With your generous unwavering support of the Animal Protective Foundation, his life was changed and his future is now brighter. Today, Fang is happy and healthy in his forever home. He is super affectionate and loving, thanks to the support he was able to get at the shelter.


Jasper, a Redtick Coonhound, spent most his six years of life in a shelter. He had never known the constant love of a family, having his own yard to play fetch in, or the safe feeling of falling asleep in his own warm bed. Through a wonderful shelter partnership, the APF was able to bring Jasper to our shelter in hopes of finding him a forever home. Just two and a half short weeks later, our hopes became a reality, as Luke and Cassandra fell in love with the newest member of their family, Jasper. Not a dry eye was in the room as Jasper happily left the shelter wagging his tail, knowing that he was finally going home.


Jada, a beautiful 7 year old Pit bull, had lived her entire life outside in the cold temperatures and was used for breeding. Never knowing the love of a family, she came to the APF with trust issues. Our behavioral staff worked with Jada on socialization skills and she slowly gained trust, confidence, and showed forgiveness. Jada was adopted by a loving active family and now lives inside a warm home and never stops wagging her tail. Her amazing heart has healed and she has found her forever home.


Despite his shaky start, the Animal Protective Foundation was able to give Ricky, a beautiful black and white cat, a bright new future. Ricky was found on Division Street in Schenectady with two severely injured left legs. Brought to us by Good Samaritans, our APF veterinarians determined that his back leg would heal with supportive care and laser therapy, but his front leg would need to be amputated.

The surgery was performed here at the APF and Ricky was watched closely by the APF medical team for a couple days. During that time, we watched him heal beautifully and begin leaping – on three legs – from one level to another in his three-tiered cage! From there, Ricky went to a foster care family to continue his healing. Ricky has since been adopted by a wonderful family and now has the love, warmth, and comfort of a forever home.


Catniss, a two year old stray female cat, was brought to the Animal Protective Foundation having an irritable skin condition. Our dedicated veterinarian staff worked on her food allergies and thru an improved diet was able to heal her patchy skin. Catniss also had dental disease, which can be quite painful; the APF was able to address this issue and eliminate Catniss’s pain. Catniss recently went to her forever home and is loving life.

It is donors like you who make it possible for us to go above and beyond for these precious animals. Please consider making a donation today.
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