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Genesee County Animal Shelter

August 7, 2015 - 12:37pm
Event Date and Time: 
August 15, 2015 -
11:00am to 2:00pm

Hogs for Paws will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, at Stan's Harley-Davidson, Inc., located at 4425 W. Saile Drive in the Town of Batavia. This is a fundraiser and reunion event for the Genesee County Animal Shelter. In addition to Stan's, it is sponsored by Beds-N-Bones Pet Lodge.

There will be:

November 25, 2014 - 7:34am
Event Date and Time: 
December 13, 2014 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

PHOTOS WITH SANTA 

AT THE BATAVIA PETCO

Saturday, December 6th and 13th from 1 to 4 pm,

PETCO will be offering photos with Santa.
Volunteers For Animals will be assisting and will receive proceeds from each photo. 

So pack up your pet and bring them out for a photo with Santa and help support the animals at the Genesee County Animal Shelter.

November 25, 2014 - 7:32am
Event Date and Time: 
December 6, 2014 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

PHOTOS WITH SANTA 

AT THE BATAVIA PETCO

Saturday, December 6th and 13th from 1 to 4 pm,

PETCO will be offering photos with Santa.
Volunteers For Animals will be assisting and will receive proceeds from each photo. 

So pack up your pet and bring them out for a photo with Santa and help support the animals at the Genesee County Animal Shelter.

November 25, 2014 - 7:17am
Event Date and Time: 
November 28, 2014 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

BLACK (PET) FRIDAY

ALL ADULT DOGS & CATS 50% OFF*

ONE DAY ONLY

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28th from 1 - 3 pm ONLY Genesee County Animal Shelter
3841 West Main St Rd, Batavia

October 4, 2014 - 11:36am
Event Date and Time: 
October 25, 2014 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Shelter Pets are Pawsitively Purrfect . A fun evening of food, auctions, friends and surprises to support the animals at the Genesee County Animal Shelter. Tickets are $25, children under 12 $15 and the day of all tickets are $50. Space is limited, so get your tickets early! The Fur Ball will be at the Days Inn, 200 Oak St, Batavia, NY. For more information, visit www.vol4animals.org

September 4, 2014 - 1:37pm
posted by Billie Owens in Genesee County Animal Shelter.

Press release:

The Genesee County Animal Shelter in Batavia is currently full of some of the best cats in the county. Kitten season should be winding down but according to the number of available cats and kittens at the Shelter it is still in full swing.

All cages are full and there are many phone calls each day requesting space for more cats to come into the Shelter.

As a result, we are offering all felines at half price - $20. All of the cats and kittens have been tested for FIV/FeLV, vaccinated for rabies and distemper, dewormed, treated for fleas and most have been spayed/neutered. Those not yet spayed/neutered require a $35 deposit refundable upon proof of surgery.

We have adults and kittens in all colors, shapes, sizes and personalities. This back to school special will not last forever. It will only be available through Sunday, Sept. 14. Shelter hours are Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 1-3 p.m.; Wednesday 7-9 p.m.; and Saturday 11-1 p.m.

All available felines have been photographed and are posted on the Volunteers For Animals Web site at:  http://www.vol4animals.org/

Please support your local animal shelter and come out and adopt a new friend today.

July 2, 2014 - 4:24pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, animals, Genesee County Animal Shelter, pets.

Some of the shelter volunteers call him "Boyfriend," which tells you something about how "Foxer" has won the hearts of the people who care for him every day.

The white and brown pit bull is sweet, kind and gentle and gets along well with the other dogs and people he meets.

The only serious issue for Foxer these days seems to be a question of how much longer he's going to be confined at the Genesee County Animal Shelter.

Officially, he's "evidence." 

Foxer, also known around the shelter as "Skully," is caught in a legal battle between his owner, Nina Kelso, and the government that is prosecuting her for allegedly mistreating him.

Kelso's case has been pending in Batavia City Court since Feb. 4 when she was charged with torturing or injuring an animal; failure to provide sustenance; and owning/harboring an unlicensed dog. 

The 29-year-old Batavia resident had another court appearance scheduled last week, but as with her previous court appearances, her case was continued, so Foxer's fate remains unresolved.

According to Batavia's Animal Control Officer James Sheflin, Kelso won't sign Foxer over to the shelter so he can be adopted, and since Kelso's case is still pending, the shelter has no choice but to keep him confined.

He can't even go to a foster home because he's considered evidence. Until his status changes he has to remain in the supervision and custody of the shelter.

And he's getting a little stir crazy.

During those hours he's confined to his cage, Foxer doesn't do much other than spin in circles. 

"In the kennel I think he gets a little bit of anxiety, but as you can see, as soon as he gets around humans he's happy and ready to go," Sheflin said. "I can't speak to how he was before we got him, whether he had a lot of human contact before, so I don't know if it's a separation-anxiety type thing."

Volunteer Brenda Cromwell said Foxer is walked daily and even gets a car ride from time to time, but still he spends about 23 hours a day in his cage.

Healthwise, he's doing much better. When he first came into the shelter (see picture below), he weighed 49 pounds. Today, he weighs 75 pounds.

He was treated by a vet for gastroenteritis. 

"He is food-obsessed and looks forward, anxiously, to his next meal," Cromwell said.

Another dog brought to the shelter a couple of weeks before Foxer was Nessa, owned by Lauren K. Pellegrino. Pellegrino's case, like Kelso's, is still pending, so Nessa remains confined to the shelter, but has adjusted to shelter life better than Foxer. Nessa displays no anxiety issues, but is as comfortable and happy around people as Foxer.

Photo of Foxer taken Feb. 4.

Nessa, above, today, and below, when she was first brought to the shelter.

May 25, 2014 - 2:27pm
posted by Billie Owens in Genesee County Animal Shelter.

Donations are needed for a garage sale in Corfu June 12 - 14 to benefit the Genesee County Animal Shelter. It will take place on those dates from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 60 E. Main St., Corfu.

Any donations are welcome EXCEPT CLOTHING. Drop off donations at the county Animal Shelter anytime, and if the shelter is closed, leave them by the front door under the roof. The county shelter is located at 3841 W. Main St. Road in the Town of Batavia.

March 5, 2013 - 12:29pm

The nonprofit group Volunteers for Animals is trying to put together a list of local homes willing to take in barn cats.

From time to time, they get cats that would not fit well into a home as pets, and are most likely part feral. All cats are vetted, spay/neutered.

If you are able to take in one or two, please let them know. It would really help them out in a crunch.

To contact the volunteers, who work in partnership with the county animal shelter, contact them at <www.vol4animals.org> or write to:

Volunteers For Animals

PO Box 1621

Batavia, NY 14021

November 30, 2012 - 2:02pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, Genesee County Animal Shelter.

Pet portraits to benefit the Genesee County Animal Shelter will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 1, at the USA Bird Supply, 11163 Main Road, in Clarence.

Come and get a photo of your pet or you with you pet for only a $5 donation, which will go to animals in the local shelter. Volunteers For Animals is sponsoring the event in conjunction with USA Bird Supply and Jay Terkel Photography.

October 24, 2012 - 1:06pm

Volunteers for Animals is collecting scrap metal to raise money for animals at the county shelter.

The collection drive is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 27-28) at the shelter parking lot, 3841 W. Main St. Road, in the Town of Batavia.

They are accepting metal in the form of:

  • Railings
  • Doors
  • Garbage cans
  • File cabinets
  • Bicycle frames
  • Gutters
  • Pipes
  • Poles
  • Fencing
  • Window frames
  • Lawn furniture
  • Tools
  • Shelving
  • Washing machines
  • Dryers
  • Stoves
  • Wheel barrows
  • Wagons, etc.

They CANNOT take: propane tanks, air-conditioners or refrigerators.

The scrap service is being provided by Ed Arnold EAS Scrap Processors in Corfu.

July 10, 2012 - 5:42pm

Press release from Volunteers for Animals:

We need help with food! With all the poodles we rescued recently, we are in need of small dog kibble. Some are missing teeth and they all have small mouths so we are in desperate need of small dog kibble!

It is that time of year again and we find ourselves needing dry kitten food to feed our many growing kittens in foster care and those starting to return for adoption at the shelter and Petco. The community has been good to us in the past and we hope we can count on you again to donate dry kitten food to help all our cute kittens grow up healthy and strong!

Please drop it by the shelter during adoption hours.

THANK YOU!

The Genesee County Animal Shelter is located at 3841 W. Main St. Road in the Town of Batavia.

Adoption hours are:

Sunday through Friday -- 1 to 3 p.m. (CLOSED THURSDAYS)

Wednesday -- 7 to 9 p.m.

Saturday -- 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

June 6, 2012 - 1:03pm
Event Date and Time: 
June 14, 2012 - 9:00am to June 16, 2012 - 4:00pm

A big, three-day garage sale is planned by Volunteers for Animals, with all proceeds going to benefit the animals at the Genesee County Animal Shelter.

The sale will be held at 54 River St. in Batavia from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday June 14-16.

For further information contact Volunteers for Animals via email at <www.vol4animals.org>

May 30, 2012 - 1:55pm

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 St. in Batavia (Hours are M-F 9-5 and Saturday 9-2) OR Eastown Beverages on East Main Street in Batavia.

In Le Roy, Le Roy Redemption Center at 8 1/2 Lake St. (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 toward helping the animals at the shelter.

 

February 26, 2012 - 2:02pm

Carlson's Studio Photography is once again offering to take a picture of you and your pooch -- or other pet -- to benefit animals.

The business, which recently closed its Batavia office and now operates only at its Wyoming location, will donate the $20 sitting fee to a worthy animal cause of your choice during this special by-appointment-only offer. Pet Portrait Days are Friday and Sunday, March 9 and March 11.

The Genesee County Animal Shelter, for example, is one of the places which would benefit if you mention Volunteers for Animals, the local group which helps dogs and cats at the shelter. The group gets $20, you get a high-quality 5X7 photograph.

"Great pics for a great cause."

(Additional special packages are also available.)

The studio is located at 2110 Sayre Road in Wyoming. To make an appointment, call 786-2871. Visit online at CarlsonsStudio.com/Pets-home

February 10, 2012 - 10:15am
Event Date and Time: 
February 10, 2012 - 10:15am

 

Come out and visit the animals at the Genesee County Animal Shelter available for adoption. We have the best cats and dogs in the county! Visit our website for photos and details on all the animals available for adoption.

 

February 8, 2012 - 8:22am
Event Date and Time: 
February 11, 2012 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

Come out and visit the animals at the Genesee County Animal Shelter available for adoption. We have the best cats and dogs in the county! Visit our website for photos and details on all the animals available for adoption.

 

January 7, 2012 - 12:20pm

The Volunteers for Animals at the Genesee County Animal Shelter announced today the results of their 2011 Home 4 the Holidays adoption campaign.

A total of 225 cats and dogs got a real forever home thanks to the generosity and compassion of those who wanted their true friendship.

Nonetheless, the numbers fell short of the goals set for the adoption of adult animals. The adoption of puppies and kittens exceeded goals, which is, of course, fabulous. Here's the breakdown of goals vs. actual adoptions:

  • Dogs: 80 / 62
  • Puppies: 10 / 15
  • Cats: 50 / 29
  • Kittens: 90 / 119

The volunteers say "Thanks to everyone who came out to adopt, help spread the word and stopped in with donations. We greatly appreciate the community's support."

There are more adorable and beloved companions to be found at the shelter. Thus, no need to wait until the 2012 holidays to bring one home. Come on down!

Volunteers For Animals
P.O. Box 1621
Batavia, NY  14021
www.vol4animals.org

Working in partnership with:
Genesee County Animal Shelter
3841 W. Main St. Road
Batavia, NY  14020
(585)c343-6410

Adoption Hours:
Sunday through Friday -- 1 to 3 p.m. (closed on Thursdays)
Wednesday -- 7 to 9 p.m.
Saturday -- 11 to 1 p.m.

November 23, 2011 - 11:58am
posted by Billie Owens in animal rescue, Genesee County Animal Shelter.

The adoption fee for black cats and kittens will be 50-percent off on Black Friday, Nov. 25, at the Genesee County Animal Shelter. From 1 to 3 p.m. any feline that is at least 99 percent black can be adopted for $15 instead of the usual $30.

This special promotion is available thanks to Iams' Home 4 the Holidays program.

The regular, refundable spay/neuter fee of $35 still applies if you select an unaltered cat or kitten, although many of them are already fixed. All are current in their vaccines and have been tested for FeLV/FIV. Please bring a carrier to tote home your adorable new friend.

The shelter is located at 3841 W. Main St. Road in the Town of Batavia.

October 13, 2011 - 4:26pm

Volunteers for Animals sent out an urgent notice today seeking donations of dry pet food at the Genesee County Animal Shelter. They need kibble - for dogs, puppies, cats and kittens.

"If you are able to help out please consider dropping off food donations during adoption hours. We greatly appreciate the community's support and could not do what we do for the animals without it," says the e-mail.

Adoption hours are:

  • Sunday through Friday 1 to 3 p.m. (Closed Thursdays)
  • Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The shelter is located at 3841 W. Main St. Road in the Town of Batavia. Phone is 343-6410.

Volunteers for Animals can be contacted at <http://www.vol4animals.org> or at P.O. Box 1621 Batavia, NY 14020.

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