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« on: December 18, 2009, 11:29:26 AM »

New York-Sag Harbor-

Sag Harbor Food Pantry
44 Union Street
Post Office Box 1241
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
ph: 631-725-0894
fax: 631-725-1693

Dr. Andrew Pepper DVM has kindly offered to examine the ill pets of Sag Harbor food pantry clients.  Dr. Pepper does not have a mobile office so the pet will be examined in the Sag Harbor home where it resides.  He will advise pet owners as to the best course of treatment for their pet.

He will not be able to administer injections, medicines or do blood work free of charge, but will do his utmost to keep costs for such treatments as low as possible.

* Please see one of the people at the Food Pantry front desk  so that you can be provided with a form to be given to Dr.Pepper.
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2009, 11:30:33 AM »

New York-Chenango-

All Animals Matter
PO Box 369
Oxford NY, 13830
607-843-9538 or 607-423-2610

Spay and neuter assistance-application at link.

Our organization will continue to assist local residents have their pets spayed and neutered as we've done in the past. There will be a spay/neuter clinic held on a regular basis. We will also be including a "TNR" program for feral cats. We can help trap the ferals, have them spayed/neutered, then return them to the colony.

We plan on starting a fund to assist with the costs of emergency veterinary care.
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2009, 11:31:16 AM »

New York-Monroe, Livingston, Genesee, Wyoming, Erie, Niagara, Orleans Counties-

900 Jefferson Rd #105
Rochester, NY  14623
voice mail:


Our Mission statement:

To provide a one-time grant of money to pay for medical care for pets whose caring, responsible owners are not able to pay for the care that will bring their pet back to health due to low income, personal crisis or disaster. Payments will be made directly to the medical care provider.
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2009, 11:31:49 AM »

New York-Rochester area-

Lollipop Farm
99 Victor Road
Fairport, NY 14450
585-425-4183 Fax


Senior Citizen Pet Assistance provides financial assistance to seniors on fixed incomes who wish to continue living at home with a pet who is often their sole companion. A Pet Food Bank is maintained and can provide food on an emergency basis. For more information  about this program, e-mail or contact Craig Walker at 223-1330 x251.

Pet owners who cannot afford to have their pet spayed or neutered may call Lollypop Farm at (585) 223-1330, ext. 150 or fill out our SNIP application request form to find out about the Spay Neuter Incentive Program (SNIP). SNIP provides financial assistance to help low-income Monroe County New York pet owners with a portion of the cost to spay or neuter a pet. If you qualify for the program, you will receive a voucher that can be used at a participating veterinary hospital. You are responsible for paying the amount not covered by the voucher.

To be eligible for assistance, you must:

Be a resident of Monroe County, New York.
Meet established program income limits
Receive, complete and return SNIP application.
Provide proof of income and residency along with your application
Pet must be at least 4 months old
Assistance is limited to 2 animals per household, per year

This program only provides assistance for dog or cat spay or neuter surgeries.  Vouchers are only good for one month and must be used before the expiration date. Otherwise, you will be required to re-apply for the program.

How to Apply for SNIP: To request an application, please either call (585) 223-1330, extension 150 or fill out our SNIP application request form.  Please do not do both as it will cause duplicate mailings.

Application link.
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2009, 11:32:16 AM »

New York-Rochester-

City of Rochester Animal Control
184 Verona St.
Rochester, NY 14608
Phone (585) 428-7274
Fax (585) 428-6130

We offer low-cost spay and neuter surgeries to cat and dog owners meeting the income and residency guidelines. This program was established as a result of the increasing numbers of stray, feral and surrendered cats entering Rochester's shelters each year. The program was expanded to include dogs as a result of our desire to assist low-income dog owners too.

The services include administration of anesthetics and pain control medication, surgical sterilization, preventative rabies vaccination, and suture removal 7-10 days post surgery.

The program is limited to City of Rochester residents. Fees are $25 for male cats, $40 for female cats, and $75 for dog surgeries. Applications are available online and at the shelter at 184 Verona Street. Both pages (i.e., application and release) must be completed and payment must be made before the surgeries can be scheduled. Contact Animal Services at (585) 428-SPAY (7729) for more information.
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2009, 11:32:41 AM »

New York-Lackawanna (Western New York)-

Operation PETS
3443 South Park Ave
Lackawanna, NY 14219
Phone: 716.783.8998
Fax: 716.783.8099

Operation PETS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to ending pet overpopulation by providing targeted, high-volume, high-quality, and affordable sterilization services for companion animals and feral cat populations.
Our services are provided to clients that meet our eligibility requirements.

Link to eligibility information.

Feral cat program information at link.
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2009, 11:33:07 AM »

New York-

Though our main focus is Labrador Retrievers and Lab mixes, we won't turn down a dog in need when space and funds allow. Don't be surprised to see the occasional Beagle, Shepherd, or Shar-pei on our site!

Are you an individual or family facing financial difficulties due to the current economic crisis? If so AAL may be able to help with assistance in the form of pet food banks, discounted veterinary services (including spay/neuter), temporary foster care, paying a pet deposit on rental housing or any other programs serving a similar need. Please contact us.

Contact page link.

Note: Though the site's primary work is with Labs and Lab mixes, according to the HSUS list, they will also try to help those with other kinds of dogs and even with cats too!
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2009, 11:33:54 AM »

New York-New York City-

Animal Care and Control of New York City
For All Shelter Services
Dial 3-1-1 in New York City
(212) NEW-YORK (outside NYC)

The Safety Net/Pets for Life NYC Program offers low cost veterinary care, if you qualify, at participating vets throughout NYC. If your pet is coughing, sneezing, not eating, not urinating, not defecating, or not moving much, he/she might be sick. Vet care can often be very expensive. Our vets will treat your animals at a reduced cost. Please call us as soon as possible if your pet seems to need veterinary attention and to request approval to see one of our low cost vets.

How to get low cost veterinary services:

1) Call us at 917-468-2938 to request approval to see one of or low cost vets or to get information about low cost clinics in NYC. If approved, we will give you a participating veterinarian’s contact information and we will discuss the approximate minimum amount of money you will need to bring.

2) You MUST make an APPOINTMENT before seeing one of the Safety Net/Pets for Life NYC Program vets. When you call the veterinarian, you must say that the Safety Net/Pets for Life NYC Programreferred you and you would like to make an appointment.   

3) If you already took your animal to another vet, you must get copies of the medical records, x-rays, etc. to the vet we refer you to, either by picking them up or having  them faxed from the original vet. X-rays must be picked up or emailed.

4) When you arrive for your appointment, you MUST tell the clinic that the Safety Net/Pets for Life NYC Program referred you. This is very important so that you are charged the reduced cost prices.

Call 917-468-2938 
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2009, 11:34:34 AM »

New York-New York City-

ASPCA Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics

For pet owners receiving public assistance:
The ASPCA offers free spay/neuter surgery via five fully-equipped mobile veterinary clinics that travel to many of NYC's neighborhoods!

Calendar at link for dates in your area.

For more information please call 877-SPAY-NYC.

Who qualifies?

Low income pet owners in New York City's five boroughs with proof of public assistance such as Welfare, Medicaid, Medicare, SSI, Disability, Food Stamps, or Public Housing qualify for free spay/neuter, rabies vaccination, distemper vaccination, and nail trim. Unemployment does not qualify. If you do not have proof of public assistance, a $75 fee per animal fee is required.

Which services are provided when you bring your pet for spay/neuter?

Spay or neuter procedure.
Rabies vaccine (must be provided unless pet owner can prove up-to-date vaccination record. NYC law.)
Nail trim

This is an all-inclusive fee. Clients can choose which services their pets need, however the fee for clients not on public assistance will remain the same. We cannot provide vaccinations or any other services to animals not being spayed or neutered on the same day.

If you would like to have your pet microchipped, please let your team know. There is a separate charge of $25 per animal microchipped. Your pet can also receive a Distemper vaccine for $5.

More information at link.

The ASPCA's Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinics offer free spay/neuter services to your pit bulls and pit mixes by appointment, whether you are on public assistance or not!

Make a spay/neuter appointment for these locations:

464 East Fordham Rd.
Bronx, NY 10458

2336 Linden Blvd.
Brooklyn, NY 11208

To make an appointment, please call : 877-SPAY-NYC.

Feral cat program information at link.
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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2009, 11:35:07 AM »

New York-New York City-

The Toby Project
212 799 7000

The Toby Project is expanding to Brooklyn!  Now you can find us on the streets of The Bronx & Brooklyn.

(Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island)


Donations Are Accepted at the Mobile Clinic



*Welfare * Medicaid * Medicare * Public Housing * SSI  Food Stamps * Disability


Calendar at link for when the mobile spay/neuter vans are near you.
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« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2009, 11:35:42 AM »

New York-New York City-

200 W. 54th St., Ste 9A,
New York, NY 10019

The goal of NY SAVE is for any pet owner residing in one of the five boroughs of New York City who is truly in need of financial assistance to be able to take their pet to any participating veterinary hospital for emergency veterinary care. Pet owners can apply directly to NY SAVE or obtain services through a referral by a veterinarian who is a member of the Veterinary Medical Association of New York City.

Pet owners who wish to reach the Association for referrals to VMA members may visit its website at, or call 212-246-0057 (Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.). E-mail:

To qualify, you will simply need to provide identification and some form of documentation indicating that you are currently unemployed, on public assistance, disabled, or living at or below the poverty level. There will be a $1,500.00 annual limit per household requesting funds for veterinary care. Pet owners who are able to pay a portion of the veterinary care will be asked to do so on a sliding-scale basis. Veterinarians participating in the program will reduce their fees in order to care for animals accepted for treatment under NY SAVE. The pets treated through NY SAVE will receive the same level of care as any other veterinary patients. After treating the emergency condition, the veterinarian will institute the appropriate therapy for the continued stabilization of your pet.

NY SAVE FAQ's link.
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« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2009, 11:36:18 AM »

New York-New York City-

The Humane Society of New York
306 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
(212) 752-4842

Our full-service veterinary hospital assists dog and cat owners with limited means, to receive quality treatment for their pets at affordable rates. Services range from basic wellness care and spay/neuter to advanced diagnostic and surgical procedures.

York offers a full range of wellness and diagnostic care including:

• Office Visits
• Wellness Exams
• Inoculations
• Blood Tests
• X-rays
• Ultra Sound
• Geriatric Care
• Complete Medical and Surgical Management
• Spay/Neuter
• Hospitalization

When our doctors determine that surgery is required, the Humane Society of New York offers comprehensive soft tissue and basic orthopedic procedures, as well as low-cost spay and neuter services.


We recommend that your pet have regular dental checkups at least once a year. Many critical health issues such as cardiac, renal, and liver disease, can be avoided with proper pet dental care.

How to Schedule Dental Work: An initial exam is required. Call us at 212-752-4840 to schedule the appointment.
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« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2009, 08:58:42 PM »

New York-Tri-State Area-

Pet Partners
Sheffield, MA 01257

Pet Partners of the Tri-State Berkshires is working with several area veterinary practices to provide spay/neuter at reduced rates to those who would not otherwise be able to afford the procedure.

Participating vets include:

In Massachusetts:

·        VCA All Caring Animal Hospital, Great Barrington
·        Bilmar Small Animal Clinic, Great Barrington
·        Seekonk Veterinary Hospital, Great Barrington
·        Valley Veterinary Service, Lee

In Connecticut:

·        Sand Road Animal Hospital, Falls Village

Arrangements for spay/neuter must be made through Pet Partners of the Tri-State Berkshires.  The pet owner is asked to pay a portion of the cost of the procedure; Pet Partners will pay the balance.  

Please note:  Pet Partners makes payments directly to the veterinary practice.

Veterinary Care

When a companion animal requires routine or emergency veterinary care, Pet Partners may be able to assist. This service is offered on a case-by-case basis.

Berkshire Eagle December 16, 2009

GREAT BARRINGTON --" For a lot of people in the area, this holiday season is shaping up to be less than festive.

"That’s why the Berkshire South Community Center is hosting a three-hour workshop on Saturday called "A Community Comes Together". The symposium will address ways to cope with the holidays and the upcoming year. The event is free, open to anyone in the Berkshires and surrounding area and will run from noon to 3 p.m.

""The idea is that there are a lot of people who are facing losing their jobs or being downsized," said Lesliann Furcht, the marketing and public relations manager at Berkshire South. "So we discussed how we, as a community center, can help. What resources can we offer people so they can cope with this economic climate?"

"The center has lined up more than a dozen organizations, including Alcoholics Anonymous, Berkshire Works, the Brien Center, Community Health Programs, Elder Services of Berkshire County, Construct, Inc., Fairview Hospital, The Food pantry, Free Legal Clinic, The Nutrition Center and Pet Partners of Tri-State Berkshires. All will set up booths at the center, said Furcht.

People will be able to visit any or all of the booths to get information or referrals.

"We’ll have booths on how good nutrition and physical activity help deal with stress, where people can go for fuel assistance, how to build a good resume and a number of other subjects," said Furcht. "We’re trying to get all the information in one place."

The group is still hard at work as you can see by the recent news story; contact them for more information.


Berkshire Eagle December 21, 2009

"At a time when many Berkshire families are struggling to find work, pay their mortgages and stock their pantries, some may find too little left to also feed a dog, or cat, let alone pay veterinary bills.

"That is why Pet Partners of the Tri-State Berkshires has stepped up to help. The nonprofit organization was launched earlier this year by two area women, Bette Ellenbogen, of Sheffield, and Faith Connolly, of Canaan, N.Y.

"They put up pet food donation boxes in pet stores, banks and groceries, and posted signs and small advertisements announcing the Pet Partners' campaign. They also placed canisters for money donations in several area businesses.

"There are roughly 10 drop-off boxes throughout Berkshire County, as well as ones in Northwest Connecticut and Eastern New York. The food that is donated is distributed through local food banks and some home deliveries.

"Pet Partners also received a $5,000 donation from the Kenneth Freeberg Animal Rescue Fund in Florida, which they used as seed money to establish the organization, buy food and help with veterinary care, Ellenbogen said.

"Pet Partners has negotiated with several area veterinarians for reduced rates on necessary care such as spaying and neutering and vaccinations. Pet Partners will pay the veterinarians the reduced rate up front and then collect from families using the service, Ellenbogen said.

"This assures veterinarians they will get paid, she said, and since most people do repay what they can of the cost, Pet Partners can help more families."
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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2010, 04:53:56 AM »

New York-Massena-

Massena Humane Society
PO Box 145
177 South Racquette Road
Massena, NY 13662
(315) 764-1330

Spay/Neuter Assistance:

NEW YORK STATE ANIMAL POPULATION CONTROL PROGRAM: NYS Ag & Markets administers a program to subsidize the spaying and neutering of dogs and cats. Eligible persons may have their animals spayed or neutered for only $20. To see if you qualify for this low income program call 1-888-669-0870.


Spay/Neuter/Now is a non profit organization dedicated to reducing the pet over population problem in the North Country. SNN introduced a voucher program to help persons on low, fixed income and seniors with the cost of spay/neuter surgery. Voucher surgeries are performed by veterinarians who accept SNN vouchers, subtract them from the cost of the surgery and the client pays the difference. It translates into a discount on the procedure. You may apply by calling Spay/Neuter/Now @ 315-324-5969.

Massena/Louisville Assistance:

The Massena Humane Society is pleased to announce that we now offer additional assistance for the communities of Massena and Louisville. Once you qualify for the SNN voucher, simply bring it in with proof of residency to receive an additional $20 voucher. Please contact our facility for more information @ 315-764-1330.
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« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2010, 07:44:39 AM »

New York-Binghamton area-

Press Connects

The Binghamton Animal Clinic holds low-cost vaccination clinics from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at the clinic, 196 Riverside Drive, Johnson City. Information: 723-1708.
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