The APF Legacy Circle

The APF Legacy Circle was established to recognize and honor individuals who have named the Animal Protective Foundation of Schenectady, Inc. in their will or estate plan. By doing so, these compassionate supporters continue the legacy of providing care and comfort to animals in need.

The Animal Protective Foundation of Schenectady, Inc. (APF) was founded by caring individuals in 1931 in response to The Great Depression. As people struggled to provide food, shelter and care for their families, their pets were abandoned. Sadly, the need for the core services that the APF provides – sheltering of homeless animals, adoption, and spay/neuter – has not diminished over the years. Many people are struggling to make ends meet and many animals are surrendered or abandoned. Generous APF donors have made it possible for us to care for tens of thousands of animals over the past 80+ years. APF staff and volunteers work hard to provide care and comfort to approximately 2,500 animals that come through our doors annually. In addition, we are working to reduce pet overpopulation through our low-cost Community Spay/Neuter Clinic.

Our vision:  “A community in which no animal is unwanted or unloved.”


You can help

We invite you to join the APF Legacy Circle by naming the Animal Protective Foundation of Schenectady, Inc. in your will.

In fact, if you have named the Animal Protective Foundation of Schenectady, Inc. in your will or have included the APF in your estate plans, you are already a member. If you have not yet notified us of your bequest, please contact our Director of Development today so that we can welcome you into the APF family. As a member of the APF Legacy Circle, your name will be included (if you so choose) in a listing of bequest society members in APF print and electronic publications. Additionally, APF Legacy Circle members are invited to an annual recognition event and other special events.

The following sample bequest language is provided for you to share with your attorney.

I give the Animal Protective Foundation of Schenectady, Inc., Federal ID No. 14-0472728, 53 Maple Avenue,
Scotia, NY 12302 (the sum of $_____ or _____% of the residue of my estate), to be used for its general purposes.

For further information, please email, or call (518) 374-3944 x122

Thank you for all you do for the animals!

The APF is a registered 501 (c) (3) nonprofit charitable organization. As an independent, open-admission shelter funded primarily by donations, we are grateful for the generous donors who make it possible for us to take care of the animals.