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Volunteers For Animals is proud to announce that we have once again been awarded a grant from the ASPCA to provide low cost spay and neuter of canines and felines belonging to NYS residents who receive public assistance (Temporary Assistance Program, Medicaid Food Stamp Program, SSI for Aged, Blind and Disabled Program, Low Income Housing Assistance). The grant, via a voucher system, will cover the spaying or neutering of the pet, a rabies vaccine, a distemper vaccine and deworming.

For many years, Volunteers For Animals has been committed to spaying and neutering all animals prior to adoption at the Genesee County Animal Shelter. We are now expanding that commitment to help pet owners in the community. We understand the pressing need to spay and neuter dogs and cats to alleviate the pet over-population epidemic. Volunteers For Animals has partnered with local veterinarians and their staff to provide quality, low cost services to low income residents in Genesee and surrounding counties. We believe that not only will this program help to reduce the pet over-population problem but will benefit the quality of life for both pet owners and pets. We believe that sterilized pets present a win-win situation. The pet is generally healthier and the pet-owner relationship is generally less stressful and, therefore, more enjoyable.

The voucher is $20 and the pet owner must show proof of public assistance. It is for Orleans, Wyoming and Genesee County residents. We accept cash or checks only, no credit cards.

To receive a voucher, the pet owner must come into the Shelter during adoption hours to purchase the voucher. We have 4 local vets who participate and the pet owner makes their own appointment for the surgery.  An email can also be sent to info@vol4animals.org for more information.

 

 

SPAY AND NEUTER INFORMATION AND REFERRALS

LOW COST SPAY AND NEUTER IN THE BATAVIA, BUFFALO AND ROCHESTER AREA

VOLUNTEERS FOR ANIMALS

We currently have vouchers available to assist with spay/neuter of cats and dogs. The vouchers are targeted toward residents in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties. Please email us at info@vol4animals.org with your name and phone number and we will contact you to see if you qualify.

SOS - SPAY OUR STRAYS

SOS is a group of local volunteers in Genesee County providing low cost spaying and neutering to feral cats. For more information go to their website at www.spayourstrays.info,  call 716-472-8968 or email them at spayourstrays@yahoo.com 

DOG AND CAT SURGERY AND WELLNESS CENTER

Dr. Ray Long is located at 56 Harvester Ave, #20-01-01 in Batavia, NY.  Please call 585-219-4404 for more information.

OPERATION PETS

Operation Pets: The Spay/Neuter Clinic of WNY, Inc. provides education and targeted sterilization. They are located at 3443 South Park Avenue, Blasdell, NY 14219 (south end of Buffalo). They provide low cost spay and neuter for shelters, rescues and qualifying public. Call 716-783-8998 for more information.

SECOND CHANCE SHELTERING NETWORK, INC

Spay and neuter clinic for cats (no income guidelines). To register, call (716) 652-1359 (an incoming line only) and leave a message and they will return the call and set up the registration. The clinics are on Tuesday and Thursday in the Orchard Park area. Drop-off is in the morning between 8:00am and 8:30am and pick-up is the same day between 4:00 and 4:30pm. The cost is $80 which includes: spay/neuter, rabies and distemper vaccinations.

HABITAT FOR CATS

Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic:  To aid in the reduction of feral cat overpopulation, Habitat for Cats currently conducts a weekly low cost clinic in Penfield, NY for feral/homeless/unowned cats. For a $50.00 donation per cat, the following clinical services will be provided to each feral cat: • Spay/neuter by an experienced veterinarian • Anesthesia • Pain control • Dissolvable sutures • Rabies & distemper vaccinations • Flea, ear mite & parasite treatment • Ear tipping (a universal symbol marking a feral cat as spayed/neutered). IMPORTANT: Ear tipping is a mandatory part of our procedure. Any additional donations would be gladly accepted as the $50 fee does not cover the cost of the spay/neuter procedure nor clinic operations. This program is for feral/homeless/unowned cats only.

FERAL CAT FOCUS

Spay/Neuter Clinics are held at the SPCA, Northtowns Shelter, located at 205 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda, NY 14150. You will need to drop the cat off at the Spay/Neuter Clinic at 8:00AM on the morning of your scheduled appointment. You will need to pick the cat up at 4:00PM on the same day. The cost for the medical services provided at the clinic is $15 per cat. There is no charge to borrow a trap, though a $20 deposit is required. This deposit will be returned to you when you return the trap. Please call us at 1-888-902-9717 to make an appointment for the Spay/Neuter Clinic.

ROCHESTER COMMUNITY ANIMAL CLINIC

Pet owners and humane organizations will benefit from RCAC, which offers economical veterinary services for dogs and cats. Spay/neuter surgery appointments are available to low-income individuals who meet eligibility criteria and feral cat caregivers within our community. Surgeries will be scheduled by appointment only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (excluding holidays). Routine wellness and non-critical urgent care is available on a walk-in basis regardless of income level or geographic location. Wellness packages (including exam, vaccines and testing) for dogs and cats are also available. "Friends of Ferals" clinics will be held once a month to address the feline overpopulation problem in our area. During the clinics, 30-40 feral cats will be spayed or neutered, as well as receive rabies and distemper vaccines, be ear-tipped and receive flea/mite/worm treatment.

Help! Cat Music Video

Cats and dogs can't drive to the clinic -- they need a little help getting spayed and neutered. Music video created by Alliance for Humane Action (AHA!) The link takes you to YouTube.com. It is a nice little video about getting your animals spayed and neutered.