Category: <span>News</span>

Last Spay Day for 2022 Coming Up

The November SCRUFF Spay Day is coming up. This is the last Spay Day for 2022. All Spay Days take place at the Animal Protective Foundation (APF) in Schenectady. For a downloadable PDF of the schedule, visit our Spay Day page here. Contact us for more information and to book an appointment.

Welcome to Fall: Prepare for Winter

The lovely call colors are great for viewing and “leaf peeping”, but they are a reminder that the cold weather of winter will be upon us soon. We know that many of our regular SCRUFF readers are concerned about the feral cats in our community.  We thought that you might find this page at Alley Cat Allies to be of interest. It shows many Community Cat Shelters and the options. Check out and see what they are displaying.

Is It OK to Pick Up A Feral Cat?

This week we have an important tip for everyone who wants to help feral cats. Please do not try to pick up a feral cat. They are certainly not used to interacting with people, and if you try to handle one it will be extremely stressed. For your safety, too, don’t attempt to capture a feral cat, even if you use a blanket (as some people do), you will stress the cat and endanger yourself.

SCRUFF Email Is Back!

We are pleased to report that our top-notch tech team has re-established our email! You are welcome to send us messages again at Thank you for your understanding during this little emergency.