Verona Street Animal Society is working to highlight spay/neuter as a way to save the lives of companion and homeless cats and dogs who would otherwise be put down or die in the streets.

An estimated 6 to 8 million homeless animals end up in shelters each year. Less than half are adopted and the rest are euthanized. Spay/neuter is the only surefire way to control overpopulation. Additionally, neutering has other benefits. It can extend the life of your pet, reduce urine-marking, and may curb aggression, runaway incidents, and excessive barking.


There are a variety of spay/neuter assistance programs for pet owners to have their owned cats and dogs sterilized at low cost or no cost.  City of Rochester residents should call 428-SPAY (7729) for more information about the City of Rochester’s Spay Neuter program.

Here are some other alternatives for pet owners: