Verona Street Animal Society Hires First Executive Director

Verona Street Animal Society was founded by selfless people who had a vision of a better future for Rochester area pets. The organization has grown because of the relentless passion and tenacity of those involved. It is an honor to have been chosen to lead and bring to life the plans formed by years of dedication.  I share their passion for this important mission and am excited to build on the momentum of increasing our impact.

The past few months have been a whirlwind. No one could have predicted the uncertainty and the challenges that we all would be facing. The pandemic has forced many organizations to pivot in response to the needs of their community and Rochester Animal Services is no different. Looking ahead, RAS will be an integral part of creating a national model for the future of animal welfare. Chris explains Human Animal Support Services in the Director’s Cut and how that will allow the pets, and the people who love them, to be better served and supported. VSAS is proud to assist with this innovative approach.

Each year, we all look forward to getting together with other animal lovers during the annual The Fast & The Furriest event. I had been hoping to meet many of you at the event. Unfortunately, we had to make adjustments for the event to be held virtually this year. However, that did not tamper our goal of raising the funds needed to do the critical life-saving work every day. We are happy to announce that with the support from Schuler Haas Electric and all the sponsors, participants, and donors, we raised over $50,000! Looking forward to seeing you all in person in 2021.

These are unprecedented times and our four-legged friends look to us for care and comfort. Please help us spread the awareness and continue to impact the lives of thousands of animals and people in our community.