Spay and Neuter Syracuse (SANS) was awarded a $15,000 grant from The Gifford Foundation for the SANS Clinic Relocation Project. With this grant, SANS has improved the spay and neuter clinic facility and expand the clinic operations to better serve the community. The SANS Relocation Project included renovating a new clinic location, expanding current IT capabilities and adding new clinic equipment. While providing a better facility for the clinic, SANS also, for the first time, is able to offer spay and neuter services for large dogs, which provides the community with a much-needed service and increases the clinic's client base. The new clinic location allows for increased space for clinic operations, more parking, a convenient location for clients, and enhanced marketing opportunities.
In addition to expanding our clinic operations, SANS is working within the community to provide more effective outreach to our constituents. SANS is working towards a future where all cats and dogs in the Central New York area are able to find families that love them.
SANS thanks The Gifford Foundation for their support of our efforts to reduce animal overpopulation.
The Gifford Foundation was established in 1954 as a private foundation serving Syracuse and the surrounding Central New York community. The Foundation supports individuals and organizations through grants and initiatives that build on community assets and promote positive change in the community. For further information visit the website at www.giffordfoundation.org.
Spay and Neuter Syracuse (SANS) was also awarded a $24,400 grant from The Central New York Community Foundation for the SANS Clinic Relocation Project. With this grant, SANS was able to improve the spay and neuter clinic facility and expand the clinic operations to better serve the community. The SANS Relocation Project included renovating a new clinic location, expanding current IT capabilities and adding new clinic equipment. While providing a better facility for the clinic, SANS also, for the first time, is able to offer spay and neuter services for large dogs, which provides the community with a much-needed service. The new clinic location allows for increased space for clinic operations, more parking, a convenient location for clients, and enhanced marketing opportunities.
SANS thanks The CNY Community Foundation for their support of our efforts to reduce animal overpopulation.
In 2011/2012, SANS Board Members provided free SANS spay/neuter services for individuals identified through low-income Healthy Pet Clinics. In 2012 ASPCA awarded a $5,000 grant to SANS for spaying or neutering 25 dogs and 25 cats for one dollar each.
In 2017, teaming with the Spanish League and Cuse Pit Crew, SANS provided spay and neuter surgeries for 190 animals at a cost of $10, applying an ASPCA grant for $20,700.
In 2018, SANS provided spay and neuter services for 445 cats and 190 dogs using an ASPCA grant of $59,575 which was completed in three months.
Also in 2018 SANS was awarded an ASPCA grant for $93,700 for 1,000 spay and neuter surgeries for eligible low-income pet owners.
Staffworks Save A Life Campaign
Spay and Neuter Syracuse Receives More Than $21,000 from 2018 Staffworks Save A Life Campaign
SYRACUSE, NY – Representatives from the Staffworks Charitable Fund and The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties presented Spay and Neuter Syracuse (SANS) with a check for more than $21,000 at a press conference on Wednesday, January 16, representing proceeds from the 2018 Save A Life Campaign, a matching gift program that doubled community donations in December.
Community members donated more than $11,500 in support of Spay and Neuter Syracuse, securing $10,000 in matching funds from the Staffworks Charitable Fund, a donor-advised fund of The Community Foundation. In total, the 2018 Save A Life Campaign generated more than $680,000 in support for the 18 participating animal welfare organizations.
“Spay and Neuter Syracuse is so grateful to the Save-A-Life Foundation for their generous support of our mission to reduce unwanted pets in Central New York,” said SANS President Michael Moynihan. “This money will enable us to provide our services to hundreds of low-income households, veterans, and rescue organizations, further reducing the large numbers of homeless dogs and cats.”
In its fifth year, community support for the campaign reached new heights in 2018, with donations topping the combined total of donations received in the past four Save A Life Campaigns.
“These record-breaking numbers demonstrate our community’s tremendous love for animals and their support of the organizations who care for animals in need,” said Alicia Dicks, president/CEO of The Community Foundation. “Through the generosity of our donors and the leadership offered through the Staffworks Charitable Fund, thousands of animals’ lives have been saved and thousands more will be protected.”
Reflecting on the campaign’s success, Staffworks Charitable Fund advisor Anita Vitullo stated, "The Staffworks Save A Life Campaign demonstrates what can be achieved when 18 animal care organizations in six counties join forces along with the support of more than 3,700 regional donors. Together they have achieved what was not possible before. The Community Foundation joins us in creating a humane environment for animals in our communities. The results of our mutual efforts can be seen in the eyes of the animals we save."
Since 2014, the Staffworks Save A Life Campaign has raised more than $1.25 million for animal welfare organizations across Central New York, with donors contributing more than $800,000 to secure matching funds from the Staffworks Charitable Fund.
The Staffworks Charitable Fund was established at The Community Foundation in 2006 by Vitullo, Staffworks founder and owner, out of her concern for animals and her belief in their right to life. The fund promotes humane communities by using company profits from branch office markets in central and southern New York to support organizations that provide care for at-risk animals. The Staffworks Charitable Fund has awarded more than $2.1 million in grants to community organizations in support of this mission.