53 Maple Ave. Scotia, NY 12302    |    (518) 374-3944       HOURS: TUES, FRI, SAT 12-4:30PM,   WED, THURS 12-6PM,   CLOSED SUN-MON
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The shelter was founded by a group of volunteers led by Mrs. Jesse Carpenter and was incorporated as the Animal Protective Foundation of Schenectady, Inc. on August 12, 1931. It was established to provide care and protection to domestic animals and was first operated out of a garage on Balltown Road. Word spread quickly and soon there was too little space for all of the animals in need of help.

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Explore a rewarding position helping animals.

Animal Care Positions
We're seeking caring and mature caretakers for cleaning, feeding, walking and interaction with shelter animals. Must be flexible in terms of scheduling. Weekend hours are required.

See Position Description
Please apply in person at the Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Avenue, Scotia,, Tuesday through Friday, noon - 4:00 pm.

Download an employment application or pick one up at the shelter, APF, 53 Maple Avenue, Scotia, NY 12302.