Letter from the President

Hello and welcome to another beautiful season full of outdoor events, travel and adventure! We hope you and all the members of your family (regardless of leg count), find themselves healthy, happy and well!

As we find ourselves out and about, there is no better time to seize the opportunity to share love. What are some ways you can share love? By doing what you’re already doing, but giving while you do it.

The Verona Street Animal Society has many existing relationships with online retailers, allowing you to shop while a portion of the retailer’s proceeds go to support the life-saving work of Rochester Animal Services.

You can help the animals by clicking through the Donate section on our website. There you will find universal portals like that has more than 1,900 online stores, Amazon Smile, which is of course AMAZON, and a slew of specialty retailers from pet products to household décor.

If you or someone you know has a business and would like to donate a portion of their proceeds to the Verona Street Animal Society, please email us at We can include your information on our website.

Having a summer party or family reunion? Get togethers could be a reason to collect items from our shelter Wish List. It includes item for every budget and the items are broken down by the area of need, including Pet Care, Clinic, Community Outreach and Transfer & Transportation to name a few.

Is your get together on an island or does it require travel of some sort? That’s ok, start an online fundraiser to purchase items right off our Amazon Wish List and items can be delivered directly to the shelter.

Too busy to shop? We understand! You can have your fundraiser online designated for specific items or areas. Just tell us where you want the money to be used and we’ll help the animals spend it for you!

We also accept individual donations. So when you’re moved by a story about animals in our town or animals anywhere, you can use that inspiration to share love with those in need. If it’s more convenient, you can also set up an automatic monthly donation to spread love throughout the year.

Want to Host a Fundraiser in honor of a loved one or to promote your business? That’s great and we have all the details on our website under Events > Host a Fundraising Event.

As a 100% volunteer organization committed to helping the animals of Rochester, we need all the help we can get. So thanks for doing the heavy lifting with event planning and we’ll do our part by helping you spread the word!

We know you have talents and the animals could really use them! We have many volunteer opportunities that can be structured based on your time available and the skills you want to use to help save the animals. Your mad skills could be just what we are looking for, because it takes a village and we have a lot more opportunities to do good. If you’re interested in learning more about our volunteer opportunities, please send us a message. Whether it’s walking dogs or helping with social media, event planning and raising awareness, we would love to have you!

Thank you for all you do and wishing you a fantastic season!

Jennifer Brown
President, VSAS