BENEFITING: FRIENDS OF THE VERONA STREET ANIMAL SHELTER
EVENT DATE: Jun 07, 2014
Hi Friends and family,
As you all know there is not a four-legged, finned, reptilian or feathered friend that I won't help. So many of our local animals still live in unhealthy conditions, need to be spayed or neutered, have been subjected to abuse and neglect. Let's all raise a paw and step up to end the pain and suffering, let's all wag our tails to help educate about proper ownership and let's lead by example by running/walking and donating in the 2014 Fastest and Furriest!
This annual event raises funds and awareness for the Animal Services Center and the Verona Street Animal Society (VSAS). Animal Services is the municipal animal care and control agency in the City of Rochester which handles over 6,000 dogs and cats each year. Although some 2,500 pets are reunited with their owners, adopted into new homes, or transferred to other animal rescue groups for additional chances of adoption, thousands are humanely euthanized because the intakes exceed those outcomes. Animal Services is committed to increasing live releases. The key to doing so involves a combination of promoting adoptions from shelters, community education on responsible pet ownership, targeted spay and neuter, and broad-scale microchip identification. The VSAS supports Animal Services by raising funds to help subsidize the spay/neuter program, promote adoptions, and purchase microchips.