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Lauren's Birthday!! Lauren collected cash and supplies to donate to Operation PETS from her friends instead of birthday gifts. (2016)
Thank You to: Bev presented Operation PETS with a check from a dress down day held at her work!! (2016)
Press Release: January 2016, Operation PETS Receives $100,000 Grant from ASPCA
Blasdell, New York — Operation PETS The Spay/Neuter Clinic of Western New York, Inc, today announced the receipt of a $100,000.00 grant from the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ®), which will assist income-qualified pet owners get their pets spayed/neutered as part of their On Target Spay/Neuter Project. The project provides low co-pays for individuals who meet the income guidelines and reside in Western New York.
“Operation PETS is grateful to the ASPCA for this generous grant, which will help our On Target Spay/Neuter Project make a positive impact in our community,” said Linda Robinson, Executive Director of Operation PETS. Similar project funded by the ASPCA in 2013 and 2015, directly assisted pet owner by making spay/neuter affordable.”
Edie Offhaus, Co-founder and President of Operation PETS added “the commitment by the ASPCA to offer continued funding of affordable spay/neuter programs will directly benefits pet owners looking for sterilization options within their means. I am very proud of our staff who are devoted to performing high quality, high volume spay/neuters daily to meet the needs of our community.”
“The ASPCA is glad to assist Operation PETS with this significant grant,” said Jill Van Tuyl, community initiatives director at the ASPCA. “Spay/neuter is the only way to effectively prevent unplanned litters, keeping more animals out of the shelter system and in loving homes.”
The New York State Animal Population Control Program (APCP) is a low-cost spay/neuter granting program managed by the ASPCA on behalf of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. Funds are garnered from pet licensing fees collected by towns, which are then sent to the state. Quarterly, the state sends these funds to the ASPCA to be granted out specifically toward low-cost spay/neuter programming.
Operation PETS opened in July 2008 in an effort to curb the growing issue of pet overpopulation in WNY. Operation PETS provides high-quality, high-volume, low-cost sterilization services for companion animals in target populations such as low-income pet owners who fall within set income guidelines, pit bulls and feral/free-roaming community cats. Since we started Operation PETS seven and a half years ago, over 53,000 sterilization surgeries have been accomplished.
Operation PETS is located at 3443 South Park Avenue, Blasdell, NY 14219. To learn more about Operation PETS programs and services, visit www.operationpets.org or call 716-783-8998.
Lackawanna Laws need to change to help those who are helping Community Cats. Operation PETS has spayed/neutered 39,000 cats in Western New York. (July 2008 to December 31, 2014)
For the story: CLICK HERE LACKAWANNA, NY
2014 Spay Day Winners Announced!!
2014 Spay Day Winners Announced!!
There were 158 entries into our Spay/Neuter Awareness Month drawing!!
We had 6 winners scheduled to be drawn, and due to the overwhelming response, our President and Executive Director decided we should draw 2 additional!!
The winners are listed below and will be contacted via phone in the next couple of business days!!
1.) Stephanie S. - Hamburg, NY
2.) Erica P. - Alden, NY
3.) Elysia R. - Hamburg, NY...
4.) Mary Jo P. - Angola, NY
5.) Patti S. - Alden, NY
6.) Elizabeth B.
7.) Megan B.
8.) Joanne M. - Buffalo, NY
Congratulations winners! Thank you to everyone who participated, we look forward to doing it again next year!!!
WOW!! We had an anonymous donor who wanted to sponsor 2 more spays and neuters after hearing about our drawing!! The 2 bonus winners are:
1.) Christina P.
2.) Heidi M. - Lancaster, NY
Thank you so much to our anonymous donor! Congratulations again! We will be in contact over the next couple of business days.
Thank you so much to our anonymous donor! Congratulations again! We will be in contact over the next coupleOperation PETS joined forces with Feral Cat FOCUS to celebrate National Feral Cat Day on October 16th, 2013 sponsored by Alley Cat Allies. 45 feral/free roaming cats came for surgery it was discovered that 5 had already been sterilized. Operation PETS has worked on many joint projects with Feral Cat FOCUS and would like to thank the Feral Cat FOCUS volunteers who support clinic activities. This is the fifth year that the cats who came to Operation PETS received surgery and vaccines at no charge to the caregivers through this jointly funded program. In less than five and half years 9,424 feral/free roaming cats have been sterilized. It is through this consistent collaboration and hard work of community cat caregivers that we have reached this enormous achievement. of business days.
On May 22, 2013, the Derby Key Bank staff joined Operation PETS on sight to help prepare supplies for upcoming feral/free roaming cat clinics. The continued support of both the Derby and McKinley Key Center's have made really make a difference!! THANK YOU!!!
The Derby Key Bank Is Making a Difference
The Key Bank at McKinley supports Operation PETS by offering a collection site for much needed supplies!!! Neighbors really make a difference!!
A special THANK YOU!! to a local Brownie Troop from Depew who collected financial donations to help Operation PETS.
Thank you to the Paralegal Club at Bryant Stratton College. The club donated needed food and consumable items, along with a generous cash donation.
CELEBRATING 25,000 SURGERIES
On May 15, 2012 Operation PETS reached a significant milestone when we performed our 25,000th spay-neuter surgery. The surgery was performed on Leslie, a cat rescued by HEART Animal Rescue & Adoption Team. Sharon Gorman from HEART and Lisa Kraus, Operation PETS vet technician, were happy to share in the celebration with Leslie.
Operation PETS opened on July 21, 2008 in an effort to curb the growing issue of pet overpopulation in Western New York. Our focus is to provide high-quality, high-volume, low-cost sterilization services for companion animals in target populations such as low-income individuals who fall within set income guidelines, pit bulls and feral/free-roaming cats.
"When we started our clinic four years ago, we never thought we would reach this milestone in such a short period of time,” says Linda Robinson, Executive Director. “This achievement was only possible by the continuing support of the community and the dedication and excellence of our staff. Operation PETS remains committed to educating the public regarding the importance of preventing pet overpopulation by spaying and neutering, as well as emphasizing the importance of preventative health care such as wellness vaccines."
Operation PETS celebrates with a heartfelt thank you to all those that fill our lobby every day and entrust your companions to us, to our supporters, staff, volunteers, and partner groups -- everyone who helps us save animal lives through prevention.
MADDIE'S SPAY NEUTER PROJECT
Dr. Graf signs the first Maddie's Project Surgery Form
at Operation PETS on October 10, 2009
OPERATION PETS AT THE KICKOFF OF THE MADDIE’S PET RESCUE PROJECT ADOPT-A-THON AND PET FAIR
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Asbury Hall at Babeville, Buffalo NY maddieseriecounty.org/Events.html
The Maddie's Pet Rescue Project Adopt-a-Thon was a huge success!
Project partners were able to find new homes for 18 animals.
On top of this, nearly $8,500 was raised to help provide veterinary treatment for the hundreds of additional dogs & cats that will be cared for during the Project.
Lynne Fridley, Field Representative for Maddie's Fund (center)
Operation PETS President Board of Directors Edie Offhaus (left)
Operation PETS Executive Director Linda Robinson (right)
Maddie's Pet Rescue Project Partner - City of Buffalo Animal Shelter
Maddie's Pet Rescue Project Partner
HEART Animal Rescue & Adoption Team
Maddie's Pet Rescue Project Partner - Buffalo Humane
Maddie's Pet Rescue Project Partner - Ten Lives Club
Maddie's Pet Rescue Project Partner - Second Chance Sheltering Network
Maddie's Fund Project Partner SPCA Serving Erie County & Executive Director Barbara Carr
MADDIE'S FUND AWARDS $5,000,000
TO ERIE COUNTY, NY COALITION
Maddie's Fund Award Over Five Years to Save All Healthy and Treatable Cats and Dogs
Operation PETS is committed to saving the lives of innocent animals through prevention.
We are privileged to be a
Maddie's Fund Project Partner.
Together we are making a difference!"