“The Animal Support Project (TASP) is based in the Capital Region of NY. TASP performs Crisis Intervention and mitigation directly with companion animal owners to keep animals living with their families. In extreme cases where no other solution is possible and space is available, we will foster and re-home animals to ensure their best interest. We are the region’s ONLY all-volunteer, all-species companion animal safety net.”


The Date Has Been Set! The next TASP Mega-Tag Sale occurs Columbus Day weekend!

Thanks to our friends at Sterup Square and Rokjer & Son Moving Company, the green light is on for another marathon display of excellent new and gently used items at our established site: the covered sidewalk at Sterup Square, 2113 NY Route 7, just 10 miles east of the Collar City Bridge.

Rain or shine, TASP volunteers will be playing Let’s Make A Deal for three whole days, starting 9AM October 7 and ending 3PM Sunday, October 9. All proceeds benefit TASP’s general operations fund for helping local pets remain safe and healthy in their homes.

Got something to donate? Bring it over during the sale or contact us at theanimalsupportproject.org to set up a rendezvous with our volunteers.


The TASP Memorial Day Mega-Tag Sale Was a HUGE Success!

Three days of great weather (except for a half hour downpour)! Loads and loads of high quality new and used items donated by our pet-loving community! Gracious shoppers who found all the things they just couldn’t live without, and all for a good cause!

Special thanks to the nearly thirty TASP Volunteers who gave of their time on a beautiful Memorial Day weekend to staff the sale, as well as to all the generous members of our community who donated absolutely wonderful items for this critical TASP fund-raiser. And let’s not forget our host, Next Advance – owner of the Sterup Square property where the sale was held, and Papa Brillo’s Restaurant who fed the volunteers and donated to the cause, as well. Last but not least, THANK YOU to everyone who dropped in to shop, donate and even help us move some of the bigger items around at the site. It truly took a village (or a few zip codes, actually) to make this sale the success it was….. and because of this community experience, local pets in need will continue to stay safe and healthy with a helping hand from The Animal Support Project.



TASP Fantasy Photo Clinics are held monthly at Benson’s and Pet Supplies Plus AND online, too!

CLICK HERE to learn more!


Can’t make it to the live photo clinics? No problemo! Just click on the button to order your Fantasy Photo ONLINE!


The Numbers Are In for 2021! The total number of animals assisted by The Animal Support Project in 2021: 392! This, in spite of the continued challenges of working amid the (seemingly endless) pandemic!

*TASP thanks most sincerely our core grassroots donors who sent a check here and there, supported our online and onsite pet Fantasy Photo events, donated food and items for the animals & for our tag sales and stayed in touch with us all through 2021. Without your loyalty and generosity, we could not have extended our helping hands and hearts to the 392 animals and their families who found non-judgemental support under our care. TASP is truly YOUR boots on the ground for saving local animals from crises. You should take pride in this!

The number of owned animals assisted: 360!

The number of animals admitted to the TASP foster-adoption program: 32!

That means over 90% of the pets brought to TASP for help in 2021 were able to remain with their families once we got involved!

Species served by TASP in 2021: Cat, Dog, Bird, Rabbit…….

2021 brought us more pandemic in more flavors than we ever wanted. But once again, the most important things endure: family and friendship! Please keep yourself safe and your pets, too!


Are you glad The Animal Support Project was able to help you?

Would you be willing to help The Animal Support Project?

 If you have internet access, please consider posting a review at:

It won’t cost you a penny to do this but it could help save an animal’s life.

Greatnonprofits.org is the site where donors go when they want to donate to a charity, to see what that charity’s value is to the community. Organizations with lots of good reviews have the opportunity to receive more donations because they’re putting the donations to good use.

Donations are what made it possible for TASP to help you and your pet(s).

Would you please post a review to help more deserving pets who need TASP’s assistance?

I hope you will take the time to post a review so when the next pet owner reaches out to us, we won’t have to turn them down.

THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED US EARN OUR 2021 TOP RATED CHARITY STATUS ON GREAT NONPROFITS.ORG ! Please keep those reviews coming so we can stay on top and help more animals through this seal of credibility.

Thanks for caring!

Warm regards,

….Melinda and TASP: Top Rated Nonprofit (again)! 


Personalized T-Shirts! Support TASP and show your Pet-Mom Pride!

Robin sez, “Get a load of the extra-neat T-Shirt Mom got for Mother’s Day! Available in just about any color of the rainbow, Mom‘s royal blue one shows off her pretty red hair, don’t ya think? And check it out! The shirt spells, “Mom,” the way I would spell it…..with a big pawprint heart! And do ya see my name written across that heart? Yep, that’s the way I wanna always be for my Mom, written across her heart.

Sixty4DesignStudio is continuing to donate $10 from each sale directly to the TASP General Operations account so TASP can keep on helping Moms (and Dads and kids, too) keep their pets safe, healthy and loved, even through tough times.

Sending a big shout out to all of you who purchased one of these ultra-cool shirts! Thank you, thank you!


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