Letter from the President

LOVE is in the air!!!!!

There is no better gift than love and giving and receiving that love can come in a myriad of ways. And there is a great need in our community for spreading love. This is our annual appeal time and what better way to share your love than to help the animals at Rochester Animal Services receive a lifetime’s worth of adoration in their “fur-ever” homes.

Love can be expressed through social media by sharing photos and stories of adoptable shelter pets, posting links to fundraisers, supporting our mission through following, sharing, and reposting our social media activities, and volunteering your time to help us spread the word as a member of our Marketing/Communications committee. Others show the love by caring directly for the animals at the shelter whether it’s walking them, washing and preparing clean and comfy beds for them to snuggle up on, or providing socialization and enrichment to help with their overall well-being.

For those interested in providing in kind support, we maintain wish lists of items that would really help us do what we need to do for the residents in our care. Check out our wish list. You could bake dog biscuits or cookies and sell them as a fundraiser to support our Foster Program. Or you could even apply to be a Foster Caregiver and open up your home and your heart to an animal in need and help them learn what it’s like to be in a stable environment, preparing them for their “fur-ever” home.

If you are short on time, you can support those animals in need by making a donation through our website. And if you want to spread the love all year, you can do that too by setting up a recurring gift.

We have no shortage of ways that you can share some of that love in your heart and if you’re looking to feel some love from us, go to our Happy Tails page and see some really touching, funny and heartwarming stories that we’ve been privileged to be a part of.

But we can’t forget to say THANK YOU for all the LOVE we feel from you because you ARE the ones that make ALL of this possible; each mention, story and connection you make on our behalf is what keeps this going.

We wish you all the love in our hearts and here’s a picture of exactly how we feel about you!

Jennifer Brown
President, VSAS