In 2008, a Jack Russell terrier was picked up by animal control in Rochester, NY. Despite her poor condition, the little terrier's spunk and vigor inspired the veterinarians and staff at the Animal Hospital of Pittsford, who donated the care and services needed to heal the dog and give her a second chance at life. The hospital staff dubbed the little dog "Hope," and helped her find a home once she was healthy. Her success story inspired the shareholders of Monroe Veterinary Associates to envision a foundation that could assist other pets and their owners in the Rochester area. This vision was realized with the establishment of the MVA Hope Foundation in 2008. In 2012, the organization was renamed Rochester Hope for Pets.
Rochester Hope for Pets helps animals and the people who love them in the following ways:
• Awards: financial awards made to individuals to help pay for veterinary costs
o In 2019, 680 awards for unexpected or emergency veterinary care were made for pets in need. These awards were used at 62 hospitals and totaled $144,290.
• Feral Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR): cost-share TNR services for feral cats
o In 2019, 565 feral cats were spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and returned to their habitat, improving the health of Rochester area neighborhood cats and preventing overpopulation.
• Spay it Forward: low-cost spay/neuter services to prevent unwanted litters of puppies and kittens
o In 2019, 25 cats and 22 dogs from low-income families were spayed/neutered through Spay it Forward, preventing unwanted litters of puppies and kittens.
We focus on: Animals, Education
Where we are: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne
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