President’s Message: Fall 2016

President’s Message: Fall 2016

Written by Jennifer Brown, Founder and President of VSAS. As we come towards the close of another year, it is always fun to look back on all the accomplishments that have happened for VSAS including taking over the Foster Program…

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RAS Happy Tail: Clover

RAS Happy Tail: Clover

Here is a Happy Tail for Clover. "Welcome our new baby, Clover The Squirrel Golder (aka Clovie, aka Squirrelly Girl)  Adopted from Verona Street Animal Society on Friday September 23, 2016. We are so so excited to be kitty parents!"…

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RAS Happy Tail: Kermit

RAS Happy Tail: Kermit

Here is a Happy Tail for Kermit (formerly known as Tank) "This big baby is Kermit, fka Tank, who joined our family just over a year ago. He fits right in and is our constant copilot, cuddler, and kiss giving…

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The Myth Of Declawing A Cat

The Myth of Declawing a Cat

Written by Shireen Abbasey Haynes. Many people assume declawing a cat is the same as trimming their nails, or for people, like getting a manicure. In fact, declawing is a cruel and inhumane practice. Declawing a cat is akin to cutting a…

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Putting Their Best Paw Forward

Putting Their Best Paw Forward

Written by Shireen Abbasey Haynes. Rochester Animal Services takes in approximately 2,000 dogs and 1,600 cats per year. Most are strays, some are surrenders and a few are brought in by the Rochester Police Department (RPD) because of warrants or arrests. No…

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Make Them Work For Their Food

Make Them Work for Their Food

Written by Shireen Abbasey Haynes. For the past 5,000 – 10,000 years, humans and felines have shared a wonderful co-existence together. Many ancient civilizations like the Egyptians revered cats and as the old joke goes, cats have never forgotten that. It is…

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Skunked!!

Skunked!!

Written by Shireen Abbasey Haynes. As we move into the fall months, you may notice a skunk’s distinctive odor in the air more often. Skunks are more active at night now as they search for burrow holes to camp out in for…

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