Volunteers For Animals

Volunteers For Animals Volunteers For Animals, Inc. is a non-profit animal care organization created in 1984. We work in partnership with the Genesee County Animal Shelter.

We are located in Batavia, NY which is halfway between Buffalo and Rochester in upstate New York.

Operating as usual

Eyes of coal and a heart of gold.  That’s Hoover.  She’s a 6 month old border collie mix.  Who can resist those beautifu...
11/30/2021

Eyes of coal and a heart of gold. That’s Hoover. She’s a 6 month old border collie mix. Who can resist those beautiful eyes. She’s available at the shelter.

Eyes of coal and a heart of gold. That’s Hoover. She’s a 6 month old border collie mix. Who can resist those beautiful eyes. She’s available at the shelter.

Cheech and Chong.  The shelter is not where they belong.  These young boys have been with us for a while.  Still a littl...
11/29/2021

Cheech and Chong. The shelter is not where they belong. These young boys have been with us for a while. Still a little nervous. They would love a comfy bed and a home for the holidays. Can you make their Christmas wish come true?

Cheech and Chong. The shelter is not where they belong. These young boys have been with us for a while. Still a little nervous. They would love a comfy bed and a home for the holidays. Can you make their Christmas wish come true?

Tis the season of lost pets.  Please take extra precautions.  Not only is the extreme cold dangerous, snow makes it diff...
11/29/2021

Tis the season of lost pets. Please take extra precautions. Not only is the extreme cold dangerous, snow makes it difficult for dogs and cats to find their way home.

Tis the season of lost pets. Please take extra precautions. Not only is the extreme cold dangerous, snow makes it difficult for dogs and cats to find their way home.

Be filled with wonder. Be touched by peace. If a kitten is a little too much energy, Gracie, Nana, Juliet and Redford mi...
11/28/2021

Be filled with wonder. Be touched by peace. If a kitten is a little too much energy, Gracie, Nana, Juliet and Redford might be your purrfect match. Calm, peaceful, loving adults. Read their stories at vol4animals.org.

Be filled with wonder. Be touched by peace. If a kitten is a little too much energy, Gracie, Nana, Juliet and Redford might be your purrfect match. Calm, peaceful, loving adults. Read their stories at vol4animals.org.

In addition to homes for our dogs and cats, we are in need of bleach and paper towels in order to keep their temporary s...
11/27/2021

In addition to homes for our dogs and cats, we are in need of bleach and paper towels in order to keep their temporary stay at the shelter comfy. Thank you so much!

In addition to homes for our dogs and cats, we are in need of bleach and paper towels in order to keep their temporary stay at the shelter comfy. Thank you so much!

A gray day provides the best light and these gray kittens will light up your life.  All in foster homes.   Ready, willin...
11/27/2021

A gray day provides the best light and these gray kittens will light up your life. All in foster homes. Ready, willing and anxious to move to their forever homes.

A gray day provides the best light and these gray kittens will light up your life. All in foster homes. Ready, willing and anxious to move to their forever homes.

On your mark.......Get set........Decorate!
11/26/2021

On your mark.......Get set........Decorate!

On your mark.......Get set........Decorate!

11/25/2021
11/25/2021
You too can be a hero.  Adopt a shelter pet.  An adoption you won’t regret.
11/24/2021

You too can be a hero. Adopt a shelter pet. An adoption you won’t regret.

You too can be a hero. Adopt a shelter pet. An adoption you won’t regret.

11/24 - Donner and Bandit have been adopted. Donner, Bandit and Hoover.  All under a year old, all border collie mixes, ...
11/23/2021

11/24 - Donner and Bandit have been adopted.

Donner, Bandit and Hoover. All under a year old, all border collie mixes, all waiting for you at our shelter!

11/24 - Donner and Bandit have been adopted.

Donner, Bandit and Hoover. All under a year old, all border collie mixes, all waiting for you at our shelter!

Angel, Romeo and Minette.  A few of the many kittens we have in foster homes in need of forever homes.  See all the ador...
11/23/2021

Angel, Romeo and Minette. A few of the many kittens we have in foster homes in need of forever homes. See all the adorables at vol4animals.org.

Angel, Romeo and Minette. A few of the many kittens we have in foster homes in need of forever homes. See all the adorables at vol4animals.org.

Almost time to dig out those Christmas decorations.
11/22/2021

Almost time to dig out those Christmas decorations.

Almost time to dig out those Christmas decorations.

Poor GG has been with us since May.  A pitti/terrier mix.  A Good Girl and graduate of our Path To Home training program...
11/21/2021

Poor GG has been with us since May. A pitti/terrier mix. A Good Girl and graduate of our Path To Home training program. Housebroke and crate trained. She requires a home without children and without cats. Prefers to be your only dog as she is very picky about dog friends. She is currently not at the shelter. If you have the home this sweet girl has been waiting so long for, please contact us at [email protected].

Poor GG has been with us since May. A pitti/terrier mix. A Good Girl and graduate of our Path To Home training program. Housebroke and crate trained. She requires a home without children and without cats. Prefers to be your only dog as she is very picky about dog friends. She is currently not at the shelter. If you have the home this sweet girl has been waiting so long for, please contact us at [email protected].

Meow, meow, meow.  Annabelle has quite the story to tell.  Sadly one we know too well.  A stray whose owner can’t be fou...
11/21/2021

Meow, meow, meow. Annabelle has quite the story to tell. Sadly one we know too well. A stray whose owner can’t be found. Despite a microchip and a search all around. Annabelle is a sweet, petite, talkative 6 year old longing for a new family to share cuddles with.

Meow, meow, meow. Annabelle has quite the story to tell. Sadly one we know too well. A stray whose owner can’t be found. Despite a microchip and a search all around. Annabelle is a sweet, petite, talkative 6 year old longing for a new family to share cuddles with.

Adopted today!   Ozzie!  Adorable 2 year old min-pin/beagle mix.  Friendly, playful little guy.  He gets along well with...
11/21/2021

Adopted today!

Ozzie! Adorable 2 year old min-pin/beagle mix. Friendly, playful little guy. He gets along well with kids and other dogs and would love to join your family.

Adopted today!

Ozzie! Adorable 2 year old min-pin/beagle mix. Friendly, playful little guy. He gets along well with kids and other dogs and would love to join your family.

11/20/2021
11/20 - Lucky has been adopted!  Lucky and Ivy say what the hey, we were born this way.  Both adorable and both in need ...
11/19/2021

11/20 - Lucky has been adopted!

Lucky and Ivy say what the hey, we were born this way. Both adorable and both in need of forever homes.

11/20 - Lucky has been adopted!

Lucky and Ivy say what the hey, we were born this way. Both adorable and both in need of forever homes.

Who’s smitten for a kitten?  Kitten season never ended.  Here are a few of the many we have in foster homes.  You can se...
11/18/2021

Who’s smitten for a kitten? Kitten season never ended. Here are a few of the many we have in foster homes. You can see them all at vol4animals.org. If you would like a couple (two are always more fun than one), please email us at [email protected].

Who’s smitten for a kitten? Kitten season never ended. Here are a few of the many we have in foster homes. You can see them all at vol4animals.org. If you would like a couple (two are always more fun than one), please email us at [email protected].

Happy National Take A Hike Day!
11/17/2021

Happy National Take A Hike Day!

Happy National Take A Hike Day!

Adele has been adopted!!!  “There is something about the way you love me that finally feels like home.”  Sweetest Devoti...
11/16/2021

Adele has been adopted!!! “There is something about the way you love me that finally feels like home.” Sweetest Devotion sung by Adele. Meet our Adele. Rumor Has It she’s a friendly, playful one year old lab mix. A home without cats would be best.

Adele has been adopted!!! “There is something about the way you love me that finally feels like home.” Sweetest Devotion sung by Adele. Meet our Adele. Rumor Has It she’s a friendly, playful one year old lab mix. A home without cats would be best.

11/21 - Adopted!  Zena does not appreciate Monday mornings.  But she would appreciate a warm, loving home.  She is an ad...
11/15/2021

11/21 - Adopted!

Zena does not appreciate Monday mornings. But she would appreciate a warm, loving home. She is an adult dilute torti, very sweet and very affectionate.

11/21 - Adopted!

Zena does not appreciate Monday mornings. But she would appreciate a warm, loving home. She is an adult dilute torti, very sweet and very affectionate.

11/14/2021
Three have been adopted as of 11/16/21 (one black and white female is still available).   PUPPIES!!!  We’ve got PUPPIES!...
11/13/2021

Three have been adopted as of 11/16/21 (one black and white female is still available). PUPPIES!!! We’ve got PUPPIES!!! Four 4 month old mixed breed. They are being cared for in a foster home. If you are interested in an adorable pup, email us at [email protected].

Three have been adopted as of 11/16/21 (one black and white female is still available). PUPPIES!!! We’ve got PUPPIES!!! Four 4 month old mixed breed. They are being cared for in a foster home. If you are interested in an adorable pup, email us at [email protected].

Help!  I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.  Nah, just Patches enjoying her comfy bed.  Her owner had to go into a nursing ho...
11/13/2021

Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up. Nah, just Patches enjoying her comfy bed. Her owner had to go into a nursing home so Patches and her friends, Sam, Lucky and Shadow had to come to the shelter. You can see all of them at vol4animals.org or visit the shelter. We are open weekends. Saturdays 11:00 to 1:00 and Sundays 1:00 to 3:00.

Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up. Nah, just Patches enjoying her comfy bed. Her owner had to go into a nursing home so Patches and her friends, Sam, Lucky and Shadow had to come to the shelter. You can see all of them at vol4animals.org or visit the shelter. We are open weekends. Saturdays 11:00 to 1:00 and Sundays 1:00 to 3:00.

Adopted Today!  (Not by me.)Oh. My. Goodness.  Such cuteness!  This is Tater.  Or simply Tate for all you Yellowstone fa...
11/12/2021

Adopted Today! (Not by me.)

Oh. My. Goodness. Such cuteness! This is Tater. Or simply Tate for all you Yellowstone fans. A 2 year old beagle mix. Gets along with kids, cats and dogs. Tater is in a foster home. If interested email us at [email protected]. (PSA: I am partial to Kevin Costner and beagle types. Save my marriage and adopt him before I do!)

Adopted Today! (Not by me.)

Oh. My. Goodness. Such cuteness! This is Tater. Or simply Tate for all you Yellowstone fans. A 2 year old beagle mix. Gets along with kids, cats and dogs. Tater is in a foster home. If interested email us at [email protected]. (PSA: I am partial to Kevin Costner and beagle types. Save my marriage and adopt him before I do!)

11/11/2021
11/12 - Available for Adoption!  Returned because fence wasn’t tall enough. He’s a good jumper.  Got along great with th...
11/10/2021

11/12 - Available for Adoption! Returned because fence wasn’t tall enough. He’s a good jumper. Got along great with the kids in the home.

Somebody get this guy a modeling agent! Dallas is stunningly handsome. Pictures do not do him justice. He’s a 2 year old walker hound. A big, independent boy and recent graduate of our Path To Home training program. He is housebroke, crate trained and gets along with other dogs. Dallas loves his people and is looking for a loving home.

11/12 - Available for Adoption! Returned because fence wasn’t tall enough. He’s a good jumper. Got along great with the kids in the home.

Somebody get this guy a modeling agent! Dallas is stunningly handsome. Pictures do not do him justice. He’s a 2 year old walker hound. A big, independent boy and recent graduate of our Path To Home training program. He is housebroke, crate trained and gets along with other dogs. Dallas loves his people and is looking for a loving home.

Home.  Where every dog deserves to be.  Dallas, Gordie, Hank, GG and Vinny are all in need.  Read their stories at vol4a...
11/10/2021

Home. Where every dog deserves to be. Dallas, Gordie, Hank, GG and Vinny are all in need. Read their stories at vol4animals.org. Perhaps you have just the home they have been waiting for.

Home. Where every dog deserves to be. Dallas, Gordie, Hank, GG and Vinny are all in need. Read their stories at vol4animals.org. Perhaps you have just the home they have been waiting for.

11/09/2021
11/10 - Amber has been adopted too!!Olive has already been spoken for.  Sorry. How about her sister from another mister,...
11/08/2021

11/10 - Amber has been adopted too!!

Olive has already been spoken for. Sorry. How about her sister from another mister, Amber. Not really related but they sure look alike. See Amber in the comments.
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Girls just wanna have fun. They just wanna, they just wanna! Gorgeous Olive was adopted and returned because she was too active for the household. She’s a sweet girl who simply loves to play. If you wanna have fun, she’s the one for you.

11/10 - Amber has been adopted too!!

Olive has already been spoken for. Sorry. How about her sister from another mister, Amber. Not really related but they sure look alike. See Amber in the comments.
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Girls just wanna have fun. They just wanna, they just wanna! Gorgeous Olive was adopted and returned because she was too active for the household. She’s a sweet girl who simply loves to play. If you wanna have fun, she’s the one for you.

This is final Jeopardy: Bert & Ernie, Laverne & Shirley, Bonnie & Clyde.  (music...) Answer:  Who are famous duos.  Here...
11/07/2021

This is final Jeopardy: Bert & Ernie, Laverne & Shirley, Bonnie & Clyde. (music...) Answer: Who are famous duos. Here’s another. Cheech & Chong. These young boys came in together, are a bit nervous but we are sure they will mellow out in a loving home just like their namesakes.

This is final Jeopardy: Bert & Ernie, Laverne & Shirley, Bonnie & Clyde. (music...) Answer: Who are famous duos. Here’s another. Cheech & Chong. These young boys came in together, are a bit nervous but we are sure they will mellow out in a loving home just like their namesakes.

You get a tuxedo and you get a tuxedo and you get a tuxedo.  Check out our tuxedo cats available for adoption at vol4ani...
11/06/2021

You get a tuxedo and you get a tuxedo and you get a tuxedo. Check out our tuxedo cats available for adoption at vol4animals.org.

You get a tuxedo and you get a tuxedo and you get a tuxedo. Check out our tuxedo cats available for adoption at vol4animals.org.

To all our adopters and supporters, We Appreciate You!
11/05/2021

To all our adopters and supporters, We Appreciate You!

To all our adopters and supporters, We Appreciate You!

VFA and Orleans Correctional Facility developed a dog training/obedience/socialization program. The Path To Home. Dallas...
11/04/2021

VFA and Orleans Correctional Facility developed a dog training/obedience/socialization program. The Path To Home. Dallas and GG are recent graduates and are eager to show off their new skills in new forever homes. Check out their stories at vol4animals.org.

VFA and Orleans Correctional Facility developed a dog training/obedience/socialization program. The Path To Home. Dallas and GG are recent graduates and are eager to show off their new skills in new forever homes. Check out their stories at vol4animals.org.

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3841 W Main St Rd
Batavia, NY
14020

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Hours: Monday 1-3 pm Tuesday 1-3 pm Wednesday 1-3 pm and 7-9pm Thursday closed Friday 1-3 pm Saturday 11-1pm Sunday 1-3 pm

Opening Hours

Monday 1pm - 3pm
Tuesday 1pm - 3pm
Wednesday 1pm - 3pm
7pm - 9pm
Friday 1pm - 3pm
Saturday 11am - 1pm
Sunday 1pm - 3pm

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(585) 343-6410

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This is Tinkerbell/Tinker, b.k.a. Crystal. We had a rough start with this little one but with the love and support of family, you make it work. We so love her very much. There's just something about this little soul that stole my heart ❤️ so thank you, volunteers, of Batavia, for giving me the chance to help her. God I love her!!!!
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Thank you to Volunteers For Animals for this lovely letter. 💗 The Volunteers For Animals took part in our Rockin' The Downs Summer Concert Series by hosting a raffle for a guitar, autographed by the headliner, each show. Proceeds from the raffle went directly to benefit the Genesee County Animal Shelter & the surrounding area. The Batavia Downs Team is proud to be supportive of such an essential operation. 🐾 Find out more & make a donation at: https://www.vol4animals.org/home/help-the-animals
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We love Stans' Harley-Davidson!
Please share - Ban Puppy Mills in Pet Stores bill S1130 A4283 After failing passage for the past 3 years, the Ban Puppy Mills in Pet Stores bill S1130/A4283 is sitting in the Agriculture Committees (Senate and Assembly) once more. https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/a4283 Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, who has chaired the Ag Committee for the past 3 years believes "some" places that sell mill puppies are "good" stores. Broome County, Lupardo’s district has 2 NYS Licensed Pet Dealers - Livingstons Animal Kingdom in Binghamton and Sunset Kennels in Port Crane. Sunset Kennels, made the HSUS Horrible Hundred list, twice:https://www.humanesociety.org/sites/default/files/docs/2019_Horrible-Hundred_0.pdf Livingstons Animal Kingdom owner explained how he drives around NYS and hand picks his puppies from breeders. He also added that he did not see that there was much of an issue since there was only 1 puppy mill in NYS. He declined to disclose what breeders he gets his puppies from. NY Pet Stores puppy supply chain by store https://bailingoutbenji.com/puppy-mill-maps/cvi-data/newyork/ If you only contact one of these members, choose Lupardo. As chair she can keep the bill from going to the floor for a vote. Assembly Donna Lupardo State Office Building, 17th Floor 44 Hawley St., Binghamton, NY 13901 607-723-9047 [email protected] Below is a list of the assembly's Agriculture committee members that have not cosponsored the bill - CALL / EMAIL NOW - please do not allow them to let this die in the committee again. "My name is ____, and I’m from _____, New York. I’m calling to urge Assemblymember _________ to cosponsor and support the NY Ban Puppy Mills in Pet Stores Bill A4283. Thank you.” Didi Barrett 845-454-1703 [email protected] Ken Blankenbush 315-493-3909 [email protected] Marianne Buttenschon 315-732-1055 [email protected] Erik M. Dilan 718-386-4576 [email protected] Michael J. Fitzpatrick 631-724-2929 [email protected] Christopher S. Friend 607-562-3602 [email protected] Aileen M. Gunther 845-342-9304 [email protected] Stephen Hawley 585-589-5780 [email protected] Billy Jones 518-562-1986 [email protected] Brian D. Miller 315-736-3879 [email protected] José Rivera 718-933-2204 [email protected] Angelo Santabarbara 518-382-2941 [email protected] Amanda Septimo 718-292-2901 [email protected] Al Stirpe 315-452-1115 [email protected] Chris Tague 518-943-1371 [email protected] Jaime R. Williams 718-252-2124 [email protected] Carrie Woerner 518-584-5493 [email protected] Stefani Zinerman 718-399-7630 [email protected]
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She’s seriously the best!! And really loves the new pillows!!😂
Today - we celebrate Adoption Day - 1 Year she has been with us-Thank you Brenda for finding (Gretel)- Now Gretta- She is a wonderful addition to our family!
We adopted our sweet girl we’ve named Noel 3 years ago today from your rescue. We just love her so much. She’s a mamas girl and my protector. Don’t know what I’d do without her!!💗