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 Easttown Beverages on East Main Street in Batavia OR ARC Recycling Center at 3785 West Main St (Hours are Mon-Sat 8-2 and Wednesdays until 8 pm). 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.
SHELTER WISH LIST
THESE ARE SOME ITEMS NEEDED FOR THE SHELTER:
- KITTEN FOOD - Preferred food - Purina Kitten Chow and Purina ONE Healthy Kitten
- CANNED DOG FOOD
- DRY CAT FOOD - Preferred food - Purina ONE - Indoor Advantage
- DRY DOG FOOD - Preferred food - Purina ONE - Chicken and Rice
- PAPER TOWELS
- SMALL WASHABLE THROW RUGS, SMALL FLEECE BLANKETS OR SMALL THROWS (please no sheets, pillows, mattress pads or large comforters)
- NON-CLUMPING CAT LITTER
- NEWSPAPERS for the cat cages
- CAT LITTER BOXES (no small boxes, please)
- DOG COLLARS AND LEASHES
- KONGS AND PEANUT BUTTER (no rawhide treats please) and LARGE NYLABONES
- PLAIN YOGURT
- CAT TOYS OF ANY KIND
- RUBBING ALCOHOL, HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
- RETURNABLE POP/BEER CANS AND BOTTLES
- FOREVER POSTAGE STAMPS
- REAMS OF COPY PAPER (LETTER SIZE)
- GENTLY USED DOG HOUSES
- GIFT CARDS TO WALMART, TRACTOR SUPPLY OR PETCO
- DOG TREATS - If you purchase rawhide, please make sure they are bones and not the small chews. The small chews can be ingested whole and may cause obstructions.
PLEASE NO FOOD OR TREATS FROM CHINA!!! In recent years there have been animal related deaths due to the consumption of food and treats from China. We just don't want to take the chance.
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.
Volunteers For Animals has been assisting at the Genesee County Animal Shelter since 1984 providing care for animals in need. By including Volunteers For Animals as a beneficiary of your will, trust, life insurance or retirement plan, you can provide long term support to animals in Genesee County. There are many options for planned gifts which may provide you with tax benefits, increase your current income, or provide additional retirement income while reducing income tax and estate taxes. It is important to explore your options with a qualified professional. We greatly appreciate your consideration for this gift giving option.
HONORARIUM AND MEMORIAL DONATIONS
Celebrate the special people and animals in your life - Make a donation to Volunteers For Animals on behalf of a loved one for a birthday, anniversary, memorial or any other important occasion. Or, pay tribute to a special pet.
Take your Walk for a Dog
Support Volunteers For Animals simply by walking your dog! Use the Wooftrax app each time you grab for the leash. It's healthy for you, your dog, and VFA. For every mile you walk, Wooftrax donates to us.
Go to Wooftrax.com and click “Get the App” at the top of the page, install the free Android or iPhone app, and start taking your Walk for a Dog every day. Make sure you add Volunteers For Animals as the shelter you are walking for in the setup tab. And encourage your friends to get the app and take a walk! The more people walking for us, the more Wooftrax can donate.
Pet Rescue Rx is a New York State Licensed Pharmacy. They carry only FDA/EPA approved medications. Their pharmacists have additional training in veterinary pharmacology. Your medications are shipped safely and securely straight to your home.
When you purchase your pet medications and supplies through Pet Rescue Rx, designate Volunteers For Animals and we will receive a donation. They are a family owned business located in Akron, NY. So you are supporting a local business and your local shelter!
Volunteers For Animals received a grant of 250 Stretch and Scratch Boards from the Petfinder Foundation. They are small boards that easily attach to the cage doors without taking up valuable floor space in the cage. Our cats love them! They have provided a different touch and texture in an otherwise dull environment for the cats. When the cat is adopted the board goes with them. If you are interested in donating a helpful product for the cats at the Shelter, these boards would be great. Thanks!
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!
DO YOU HAVE A BIRTHDAY COMING UP? WANT TO DO SOMETHING GOOD FOR OTHERS (ESPECIALLY THOSE WITH FUR)? DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH STUFF IN YOUR CLOSET AND DRAWERS?
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.
TO HELP THE ANIMALS AT THE SHELTER CONSIDER GIFT CARDS FROM
3860 West Main Street Road
(across from 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.
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 600 people we e-mail the poster to each week. If you would like to be on the e-mail list, please drop us an email.
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.