News Release - City Animal Services Receives Grant to Support Spay & Neuter Program

City of Rochester

News Release

(Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017) - Mayor Lovely A. Warren announced today that Rochester Animal Services has been awarded a grant of $25,000 from the New York State Animal Population Control Program, which is administered by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

“Animal shelters and animal control agencies are inundated with homeless strays and unwanted cats and dogs,” said Mayor Warren. “This grant will help us continue to support pet sterilization for low-income families throughout our community thereby helping support pet retention and reduce shelter intake of stray and unwanted pets.”

Rochester Animal Services has a spay-neuter voucher program to help support the sterilization of pets throughout Rochester's underserved neighborhoods. Through that program, vouchers are provided to pet owners who may redeem them for spay and neuter surgeries at the Rochester Community Animal Clinic. Pet owners are responsible for a $1 co-pay and the grant covers the balance for the pet’s spay or neuter surgery.

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