Resources

Ark Animal Hospital is the official veterinary hospital of Keller's Kats Rescue, Inc.  Dr Seidel and her staff provide care for all of our rescued animals. Located at 35 Finn Rd, Henrietta Ark Animal Hospital also serves as a urgent care facility with extended hours. The staff are knowledgeable and compassionate. 

Kitten Around Cat Boarding  We know how cat lover's feel about their "fur-babies" because we are cat lover's too. Pet parents need to have confidence in their cat's caregiver when they are away. We provide them with that confidence by maintaining a quiet, clean, comfortable facility where they can be assured their cat will receive love, attention, and any medications they may need. 24/7 monitoring of our guests and frequent updates to their owner's will have customers coming back again and again. 

Lollypop Farm  Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, has been helping animals and people since 1873. Support from the community enables nearly 100 staff members and more than 600 volunteers to care for around 10,000 homeless animals each year, and makes possible a variety of programs to address issues that contribute to the surrender of unwanted animals. As an open-admission organization, we accept every animal in need of help

Rochester Animal Services  provides information, assistance, and pet re-homing for the Rochester community, to support pet retention and encourage compliance in order to help people and animals.

Rochester Community Animal Clinic  Rochester Community Animal Clinic opened its doors to pet owners in the Greater Rochester area in July 2013. Our goal is to offer pet owners the opportunity to provide care for their pets that they might not otherwise be able to afford. This walk-in veterinary clinic offers wellness and out-patient care services to all pet owners, regardless of their income level.

In the quest to reduce the unwanted pet population in the Greater Rochester area, RCAC also provides high-quality spay/neuter surgery services to low-income pet owners who meet eligibility criteria.

Friends of Animals Pet owners may purchase a certificate for Friends of Animals, that can be used for a routine spay or neuter surgery, at any FoA's participating veterinary hospitals. 

Rochester Hope For Pets  Established in 2008, we are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization funded by the generosity of private donors. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for pets living in the Greater Rochester, NY, area. We do this by:

  • Offering financial assistance toward veterinary care costs to pet owners during times of need

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Suspected Abuse or Neglect: 

Humane Law Enforcement The Humane Law Enforcement Department at Lollypop Farm plays a critical role in addressing cruelty to animals in our community. Our organization maintains an SPCA designation and is charged with investigating and enforcing the animal cruelty laws of New York State. With five animal cruelty investigators, the law enforcement department receives no government or agency funding.

Signs of Animal Abuse:

  • Dogs left outside without food, water, or shelter
  • Sick or injured pets that have not been treated
  • Unsanitary living conditions
  • Hoarding numerous animals
  • Animals left alone in a car during extreme weather

TO REPORT SUSPECTED ANIMAL CRUELTY, CALL OUR ANIMAL CRUELTY HOTLINE: (585) 223-6500.

Looking to Surrender a pet:

Deciding to surrender your dog or cat can be a difficult and emotional decision. There are many reasons someone may need to surrender a pet. They may have fallen on hard economic times, taken ill, moved to a location that does not allow your pet, or developed allergies previously unknown. There may be new animal behavior issues causing stress in the household or you simply have too many pets to adequately care for each.

Keller’s Kats Rescue (KKR) urges you to consider other options BEFORE surrendering your beloved companion. Have you considered relatives or friends who may be willing and able to provide the animal with a loving home? Often reaching out to those in your circle is the quickest best-case scenario.

BEFORE YOU REQUEST TO SURRENDER YOUR PET, PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:

If you originally adopted your pet from a shelter or rescue, even if it was out-of-state, please reach out to that shelter or rescue to find out more about returning your animal. Most reputable rescues or shelters will always take back animals that they have adopted out.

If you want to surrender your pet because of unwanted behavioral issues, first speak to a veterinarian or trainer to determine if unwanted habits or behaviors can be remedied. Often issues like destruction of furniture or incessant barking can be resolved with cost-effective and easily available resources and tools.

If you want to surrender your pet because of financial strain, please explore programs that provide temporary assistance

If you have found a dog or cat that is not wearing identification tags with working contact information, please take it to a veterinary office or emergency animal clinic to be scanned for a microchip. Most vets will do this for you for free and without an appointment. Additionally, please check online resources like Craigslist, Nextdoor, or Facebook Lost and Found pages to see if the pet is posted.

Please be aware Keller's Kats Rescue is a foster-based rescue, so our ability to take your animal will depend on whether our approved fosters have space within their home. Due to the overwhelming number of requests, we are committed to the animals at immediate risk of euthanasia at our local shelters first. We do our very best to save as many animals as we can, but space is limited, so please be understanding if we are unable to accept your animal into the rescue. Currently, we are not accepting any animals as we have no available foster homes. KKR does not have a physical shelter and depends on foster homes to care for animals until suitable homes are found. You can help us by applying to foster at www.kellerskatsrescue.org or becoming a volunteer

Helpful Resources:

Assistance with feral cats:

Habitat for Cats                   http://www.habitatforcats.com/

Rochester Hope for Pets       http://rochesterhopeforpets.org/friends-of-ferals/

Carol's Ferals                       http://www.carolsferals.org

Janine The Bean Rescue       http://www.janinethebeanrescue.org/

Barn Cat Outreach               http://barnfacebookcatoutreach.org/

Financial Assistance:

Rochester Hope for Pets:      http://rochesterhopeforpets.org/ (offers financial assistance for pets in need)

Friends of Animals:               https://www.friendsofanimals.org/ (Low Cost Spay/Neuter Certificates)

Rochester Community Animal Clinic:    http://rochestercommunityanimalclinic.com/

Lollypop Farm:       http://www.lollypop.org/services/spayneuter-assistance/

ALL 4 PETS WNY:     http://www.all4petswny.org/  (provides a one-time grant of money to pay for medical care)

Additional Financial Resources:

  • In Memory of Magic (IMOM) is dedicated to insuring that no companion is to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially challenged.
    www.imom.org
  • RedRover Relief provides financial assistance grants and additional resources so pet owners and rescuers can care for animals who need urgent veterinary care. Visit www.redrover.org/grants for eligibility requirements and application. RedRover also offers financial assistance for victims of domestic violence and their pets. To learn more about this program, visit www.redrover.org/domestic.
  • Eusoh helps adopters save on veterinary bills. Eusoh is a community health sharing plan that reimburses pet owners' medical, wellness, illness and routine care expenses.
  • Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Programs provides financial assistance for emergency medical care for cats.
    www.fveap.org
  • Care Credit is a credit card company for health care, including veterinary care.
    www.carecredit.com
  • Scratchpay Simple transparent payment plans for medical financing. No repayment penalties. Finding your plan does not affect your credit score. Website: https://scratchpay.com/
  • Help-A-Pet Established in 2019, HELP-A-PET is a nonprofit organization with a single purpose: to provide financial assistance nationwide for medical care of pets whose owners are unable to afford the expense. Website: https://www.help-a-pet.org/apply.html
  • The Pet Fund is a nonprofit association that provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need urgent veterinary care.
    www.thepetfund.com/

AFFORDABLE VETERINARY CARE:

  • Pet Supplies Plus in Greece - Low-Cost Vaccinations
    www.petsuppliesplus.com
    (585) 621-0890
  • Petco - Affordable Vaccination Services
    Find a store near you: http://www.petco.com/Content/Locator/SearchResult.aspx
  • Rochester Community Animal Clinic
    www.rochestercommunityanimalclinic.com
    985 Bay Street, Rochester, NY 14609
    (585) 288-0600
  • FREE Seasonal Rabies Clinics
    All dogs, cats, and domesticated ferrets 4 months old or older are required by New York State Law to be vaccinated against Rabies. Please contact your local county's Department of Health for their vaccination schedule.
  • City of Rochester Animal Services
    Monthly clinics at the Animal Services Center
    Annual clinic at The Fast & The Furriest® event (first Saturday in June)
    Free Rabies and DAP-P vaccination clinic, Free Microchips, and Free ID tags

Spay/Neuter Assistance:

Pet Behavior: