VOLUNTEERS FOR ANIMALS
A non-profit animal care organization created in 1984
Volunteers For Animals is always in need of monetary donations for the animals at the Genesee County Animal Shelter. Our largest expense is veterinary care for sick and injured animals. A great deal of our money is spent spaying and neutering as many animals as possible BEFORE they leave the Shelter. Spaying and neutering animals is the ONLY way to reduce the number of homeless animals. In addition to vet care, we also purchase FIV/FeLV tests for cats and heartworm tests for dogs. Please consider making a donation today. All donations to Volunteers For Animals, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, are tax-deductible.
You can make a donation through Paypal below or mail a check to:
Volunteers For Animals
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
BRING US YOUR EMPTIES!
Volunteers For Animals is collecting returnable pop/beer/water cans and bottles to help raise money for the animals. Bring in your empties and we will return them for you. Or you can take them directly to Rob’s Bottle and Can at 214 Ellicott Street in Batavia (Hours are M-F 9-5 and Saturday 9-2) OR Easttown Beverages on East Main Street in Batavia. In LeRoy, LeRoy Redemption Center at 8 1/2 Lake Street (Route 19) will accept empties for VFA. Just tell them that they are for Volunteers For Animals and they will do the rest! All of the money collected from the deposits will go directly towards helping the animals at the Shelter.
We've discovered a great way to raise funds – The Fundinco Solution. It's super-easy, and all you have to do is shop at Amazon.com after visiting the link below. For every dollar spent at Amazon.com, we will receive a commission on the purchase! There are no additional costs to you, no logins, and no strings attached. Work together with us because the money we earn will make a difference.
The link above will take you directly to our Fundinco homepage where you can start shopping by clicking the Amazon button.
Make sure to add the Fundinco link above to your favorites (a.k.a. bookmark) so that you can come back anytime you shop online and raise money to help the animals at the Genesee County Animal Shelter.
Volunteers For Animals now has a Paper Retriever dumpster located outside the Shelter to collect paper for recycling. We earn money from all the paper collected. Please consider leaving these items to help out the animals.
SHELTER WISH LIST
THESE ARE SOME ITEMS NEEDED FOR THE SHELTER:
• KITTEN FOOD, KITTEN FOOD, KITTEN FOOD AND MORE KITTEN FOOD!!!!!!
DONATIONS CAN BE BROUGHT TO THE SHELTER DURING OUR ADOPTION HOURS. STOP IN AND TAKE A TOUR. WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU VISIT. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
We now have an eBay Store where you can purchase t-shirts, sweatshirts, jewelry, other donated items, and make donations. We are excited about this new venture and hope it will help the animals even more. Keep checking the store for new items as we continue to grow.
Donations are needed for our eBay Store. Think of us as you clean out your house and closets! Items can be dropped off at the GCAS. Best selling items are those that are NEW or near new, but we have sold many used items. Here are some of the new items we have sold so far: name brand clothing, slippers, sweatshirts, t-shirts, keychains, appliances with original box, ornamental clocks, angel statues, picture frames, pet collars and harnesses, pet toys and pet beds. Used items include: name brand clothing, boots, small toys, Longaberger baskets, Christmas ornaments, Beanie Babies, books, baby clothes and wall hangings. Homemade items that have sold include: Sock monkeys, Sock cats, knitted shawls and cat/dog blankets.
Items that do not sell will be put into our annual summer garage sale.
Visit us at http://stores.ebay.com/Volunteers-For-Animals
We have a variety of t-shirts and sweatshirts available for sale at the Shelter. They range in price from $15 to $30 and come in a variety of colors and styles. Stop in anytime during adoption hours to check them out!
NEW SHIRTS JUST ARRIVED!
DO YOU HAVE A BIRTHDAY COMING UP?
If so, why don't you consider having your friends and family give you gifts to help the animals at the GCAS! For your next birthday (or any celebration), ask everyone to bring a donation to give to the Shelter. Help those who cannot help themselves. What a great way to celebrate your birthday. Read about Ethan's 7th Birthday and the party he had for the animals!
TO HELP THE ANIMALS AT THE SHELTER
This enables us to purchase items that are desperately needed depending on current circumstances at the Shelter. We use these gift cards for items such as mother’s milk for kittens, special dog or cat food for sick animals, kitten and puppy food, and cedar chips for the dog runs. All of these items are needed regularly and can be difficult to keep on hand in the Shelter. Thank you for considering this flexible donation option.
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POST FOR THE PAWS
The purpose of "POST FOR THE PAWS" is to highlight particular animals available for adoption at the Genesee County Animal Shelter. Each week a cat and a dog are featured in a poster that is e-mailed out to everyone on the e-mail list. Recipients are asked to print out at least one copy of the poster and choose a public place to post it each week. With minimal effort we can help raise the profile of both the featured animals and the other animals at the Shelter. Currently we have about 300 people we e-mail the poster to each week. If you would like to be on the e-mail list, please drop a note to the following address: email@example.com
Or simply print a copy from the website page: Post for the Paws. We will not use your e-mail address for anything other than shelter information and it will not appear on the posting.
Petfinder.com and the Petfinder.com Foundation now offer a feature that allows you to sponsor a homeless pet that has touched your heart, but whom, for some reason, you can't adopt at this time. You can start by clicking to sponsor a pet that melts your heart on Petfinder.com! Your contribution of just $10 may enable a pet to get cared for until a new loving family comes along. They all deserve this chance! Look for the Sponsor-a-Pet icon on the Pet Notes pages. Contributions are collected and distributed to Volunteers For Animals by the Petfinder.com Foundation and are tax deductible as the law allows. VFA will be notified of the donations received and donor contact information (only if given permission by the donor), so we can monitor which pets are "sponsored" and acknowledge the donation as well. It is another way to help the animals at the Shelter.
When You Shop, You Can Support VOLUNTEERS FOR ANIMALS!
Did you know that up to 26% of every online purchase you make can also support VOLUNTEERS FOR ANIMALS?
Shop at the over 700 stores at the Mall at www.iGive.com/VFA. Stores include Barnes & Noble, Eddie Bauer, Lands' End, LL Bean, PetsMart, and Expedia. Up to 26% of each purchase will go to VOLUNTEERS FOR ANIMALS.
Think of online shopping at iGive.com as another way to raise money for VOLUNTEERS FOR ANIMALS--only it doesn't cost you an extra penny! Get your FREE membership by going to www.iGive.com/VFA There are no extra costs or obligations. Just register and start shopping! Be sure to designate VOLUNTEERS FOR ANIMALS as your cause.
What if Volunteers For Animals had a penny for every time you searched the Internet?
Search the web with www.goodsearch.com and money from Yahoo advertisers will go to Volunteers For Animals without you spending a dime!
Be sure to designate Volunteers For Animals as your charity and let the search begin!
GoodSearch now offers GoodShop with donations going to Volunteers For Animals while you shop.
CASH FOR CATS - MONEY FOR MUTTS
THERE IS VALUE IN YOUR BROKEN JEWELRY AND YOU CAN USE IT TO SUPPORT THE ANIMALS AT THE GENESEE COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
HOW TO DONATE? The following are only a few examples of gold and silver items that may have no value to you but which can be converted into cash and provide you a tax deduction. Discarded rings; class rings; twisted or broken neck chains and bracelets; single earrings; pedants; award and fraternal pins; old watches; even dental gold. (Costume jewelry is not recyclable)
For more information, download the Scrap to Cash form today.