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March 1, 2013 - 4:00pm
posted by Billie Owens in events, Le Roy, volunteers for animals.
Event Date and Time: 
March 16, 2013 - 4:30pm to 7:00pm

A "Spay-ghetti Dinner" sponsored by the Volunteers for Animals will take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at the American Legion Hall, 53 W. Main St., in the Village of Le Roy. Eat in or take out.

The suggested donation is $10. Dinner will include spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. There will also be a silent auction, Chinese auction, music and fun!

Proceeds benefit the spaying and neutering of animal at the county shelter.

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.

October 9, 2012 - 3:11pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, animal rescue, volunteers for animals.

From the Volunteers for Animals:

We are currently out of dry kitten food and cat litter. We would appreciate any help from our supportive community. Donations can be dropped off during adoption hours or left under the patio at the front door.

Thank you!

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

Working in partnership with:
Genesee County Animal Shelter
3841 W. Main St. Road
Batavia, NY   14020
343-6410

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

July 18, 2012 - 1:17pm
posted by Billie Owens in volunteers for animals.

If you would like to march with a nice dog in this afternoon's parade for the 2012 Genesee County Fair, the Volunteers for Animals would love to have you. Volunteers may walk with dogs from the shelter and personal dogs are welcome as well.

Lineup will be at Department of Social Services 5130 E. Main St. Road (Route 5) at 5:30, with the parade starting at 6:30 to the fairgrounds. Park at the fairgrounds or start site.

<http://www.vol4animals.org/">http://www.vol4animals.org>

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 - 2:00pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, volunteers for animals.

Volunteers for Animals are pleased to announce new co-vice presidents.

Brenda Cromwell and Andre Miller will be sharing the duties, which include assisting Secretary Sylvia Dimick, fundraising, and maintaining VFA Facebook.

Appointed by Kathie Barnard, president, Rich Pearson, treasurer, and Mrs. Dimick, Andre and Brenda fill the vacant vice-president position.
 
The appointments are effective immediately and extend through general elections in November 2013.

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 20, 2012 - 7:09pm
posted by Billie Owens in Le Roy, volunteers for animals.

UPDATE 1:57 p.m., Feb. 21: Spay Our Strays -- S.O.S. -- the organization which is undertaking this effort, contacted The Batavian to say it has enough humane traps and transportation volunteers for next week's journey. S.O.S. is most thankful for the help!

Press release:

There is a very large feral colony in Le Roy that Volunteers for Animals S.O.S. -- Spay Our Strays -- is trapping and taking to Habitat for Cats in Henrietta for spay and neuter on Wednesday, Feb. 29. Appointments have been made for 30 cats and help is needed with trapping and transporting.

At least 40 humane traps will need to be set to catch 30 cats. If you have a trap you can lend, please contact S.O.S.  ASAP.

Trapping: Monday Feb. 27 or Tuesday Feb. 28 in Le Roy

Transporting: Wednesday Feb. 29 from Le Roy to Henrietta and then back to Le Roy.

If you are able to help by lending a trap or with transportation, contact Kathy Schwenk at 716-472-8968 or email [email protected]

Please DO NOT call the Genesee County Animal Shelter with questions or for help.

February 10, 2012 - 10:20am
Event Date and Time: 
February 18, 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.

 

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 25, 2012 - 2:17pm
posted by Billie Owens in volunteers for animals.

If your Chrysler's keyless and you're clueless, Volunteers for Animals may be able to help.

They found a Chrysler key in a bag of returnable bottles left at the Genesee County Animal Shelter around Jan. 18. So if you lost your key, drop a note to Wendy. The address is:

Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14021

Or reach her via email at <www.vol4animals.org>

January 16, 2012 - 1:32pm

 

The Animal Rescue Site Logo

This information. and much more, can be found at The Animal Rescue Site.

Volunteers for Animals  Logo

To vote for Volunteers for Animals, please click HERE!


 

Hi!  I'm writing to tell you about The Animal Rescue Site $300,000 Shelter+ Challenge of 2012 - together with Petfinder.  The Animal Rescue Site is awarding $300,000 in grants to eligible Petfinder.com member rescue organizations to help animals.  The grand prize in each voting round is a $5,000 grant, and there are many other prizes!  Visit The Animal Rescue Site to vote every day and learn more.  You don't have to register, and voting is FREE!  Support your favorite shelter and vote today! 

How long is the Challenge, and how can we increase our chances?
This voting round begins on January 9, 2012, and ends at midnight (PT) on March 18, 2012. There will be other voting rounds throughout the year - more chances for your organization to win! The more friends you can rally to vote for your favorite rescue organization, the better its chances of winning. Every vote, every day counts - shelters can pull ahead even during the last few days with enough support. Get people involved! Your favorite rescue organization is counting on you!

What kind of grant could my shelter win?
Seventy (70) grants will be awarded for a total of $75,000 to eligible Petfinder.com members during the very first voting round of the 2012 Challenge. The grand prize will go to the eligible Petfinder.com organization with the highest accumulative votes for the duration of the Challenge as specified in the rules.

The Prizes Are:
Grand Prize:  One $5,000 grant!
Dark Horse Grand Prize:  One $2,000 grant!
Dark Horse Runners Up:  Five $1,000 grants.
State Winners:  Fifty-one $1,000 state grants
  (50 U.S. states and Washington D.C.)
Canadian Winners:  One $1,000 grant will be awarded.
International Winner:  One $1,000 grant will be awarded.
Weekly Winners:  Ten $1,000 grants will be awarded, one for each week of this voting round of the Shelter+ Challenge.

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.

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.

June 7, 2011 - 11:22pm

All this month there's a special on cat adoptions at the Genesee County Animal Shelter. Yippee! No fee! The regular $30 fee is waived for the adoption of cats 1 year old or older.

Most are spayed and neutered, but if you choose one that isn't, the $35 refundable fee still applies. Once you get the feline fixed and show proof, you get the money back.

They all have current vaccines and have been tested for FIV/FeLV.

There are all colors, kinds and personalities -- all in need of a loving home. Please consider becoming a forever friend to one (or more!) of them.

According to the ASPCA -- American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals -- about four million kittens and cats wind up in U.S. shelters every year. Sadly, most of them end up being euthanized.

That's why adoption, spaying and neutering are so vital.

The Genesee County Animal Shelter is located at 3482 W. Main St. Road in the Town of Batavia. Adoption times are:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday -- 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday -- 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday -- 1 to 3 p.m., and again from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Closed Thursday

For more information contact Volunteers for Animals via email at www.vol4animals.org or call the shelter at 343-6410.

May 28, 2011 - 2:47pm

Volunteers for Animals will hold its fourth annual Garage Sale to benefit the animals at the Genesee County Animal Shelter next week.

It runs Thursday June 2 through Saturday, June 4.

The address of the garage sale is 37 E. Main St. in Corfu, Route 33.

Beginning today, donations for the garage sale will be accepted. You can drop off at the shelter during adoption hours. If you have large items, please email VFA first for other arrangements.

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

1 to 3 p.m. -- Sunday through Friday, but closed on Thursday

7 - 9 p.m. -- Wednesday

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

Volunteers For Animals

http://www.vol4animals.org

April 21, 2011 - 4:58pm
Event Date and Time: 
April 23, 2011 - 11:00am to 6:00pm

Volunteers for Animals will be having a hotdog stand at the Batavia Walmart starting at 11 a.m. this Saturday, April 23.

They will be offering grilled hotdogs, chips and pop with all proceeds going to the animals at the Genesee County Animal Shelter.

They plan to be there until 6 p.m. or until the dogs run out.

They say "We hope you will come out  for a dog and drink to help out the animals at the shelter!"

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