July 12, 2021

The Animal Protective Foundation (APF) Board of Directors wishes to inform you that our Executive Director, Austin Gates, will be leaving her position within the next two months due to a family emergency. We want to assure you that the APF is committed to finding a new Executive Director as soon as possible.

A Search Committee has been appointed and has begun the process to secure a new Executive Director. During the transition, and as always, the APF will continue to uphold our commitment by providing high quality humane care and services to the community and its animals. Our services and programs will continue to operate using the highest standards that you deserve and expect from the APF. With a strong management team in place and dedicated staff and volunteers, we are confident of a smooth transition until a new Executive Director has been named.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions by emailing the APF Human Resources/Administration Manager, Gina Lamagna, at lamagna@animalprotective.org, or by phone at 518 374-3944, ext. 111.


Otto S. Zamek, President

On Behalf of the Animal Protective Foundation Board of Directors