SPCA officers need a lift

Animal abuse also doesn't seem to be a problem that is going away anytime soon. Currently there are several ongoing dog fighting investigations in Schenectady County, she said.

"In 2010 we responded to hundreds of calls and I think we completed more than 50 independent investigations and in addition there was numerous collaborations with other agencies," said Wyczawski.

Donations can be made to the SC SPCA by visiting their website at "> schenectadyspca.org or by sending a check to Schenectady SPCA, P.O. Box 9516, Niskayuna, NY 12309. The hotline to report animal abuse or provide an anonymous tip can be reached by calling 755-9517.

"We hope that people will consider making a donation to the SPCA, which is an organization that gives back to the community 365 days a year," she said.""

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