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|CNY Cat Coalition Volunteers |
Working Toward Zero Stray Population Growth
|NO MORE Homeless Cats |
The Central New York Cat Coalition is a community based 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization dedicated to the welfare of companion animals.
Unlike a traditional shelter, CNYCC has no central location and no employees, we are a network of foster homes run by individual dedicated volunteers who have united under the common goal of controlling the population of homeless cats.
|Prevent a Litter - Fix that Critter |
Low cost assistance with altering and vaccination of your pet cat performed by licensed veterinarians
Assistance altering a stray, or an entire litter at low or no-cost.
Direction and support in placing kittens and cats for adoption.
Fees - Female $75.00 and Male $55.00 includes surgical procedure plus vaccination for rabies and distemper.
Minimal fees may apply for additional treatments if necessary :
Fleas $1.00 - Ear mites $3.00 - Females that are in heat $10.00.
Cage space in PetSmart is sometimes available as an adoption option. (See info links) Space is limited, so don't wait, make every effort to find safe permanent homes for the animals in your care. Alley Cat Allies Shelter Instructions
and/or assistance constructing a shelter for feral cats, or strays that must remain out doors
Read about the
Benefits of Spay/Neuter. Clinic space is limited, and volunteers transport the cats to and from the clinics, so spay/neuter is available by appointment only.
Use the CNY SNAP, SANS and SOS links to the left of this page to learn about the clinics we use.
Call the SPAY/NEUTER
Message Center at 420-SPAY (7729)
Leave you name, telephone number, best time to reach you and identify whether you have a male, female or multiple cats.
Please keep in mind that we have no paid staff, and receive numerous calls daily. A volunteer will call to schedule a clinic date but it could take a week or more.
Some of the fosters we have looking for fur-ever homes can be seen in the adoption centers located in the PetSmart Stores or visit the adoption links located to the left of this page to see photos of others in home foster care.
Tell all your friends, family and co-workers tuhat you have kitties available for adoption. Take photos, make posters and distribute them anywhere possible. Use the Best Friends Adoption Poster link to the left of this page to make a printable posterAltered and vaccinated kitties are much easier to find permanent homes for. Responsible pet owners willing pay an adoption fee equal to the clinic expense you incurred, you've saved them the time and trouble. Use this AdoptionApplication as a guild and always always always check references.
The most important thing you can do to prevent Animal Cruelty and help reduce overpopulation is
NEVER EVER offer kitties for FREE
Adopting is a big decision.
Pet ownership is very rewarding, and a long term commitment. When you are ready to make it - Please adopt from a "no-kill" rescue group - animals that have been rescued KNOW they’ve been saved, and really show their gratitude.
The CNY-Cat Coalition Pet Food Pantry is open on the second Wednesday of
each month. Donated dog food, cat food, and litter will be available for free to low income families.
Distribution is from noon, until 2:00 pm, at the SANS Clinic,1108 Spring St., Syracuse, NY 13208.
| ||Outdoor Shelters|
A limited number of coalition-built shelters are available for some sites with supervised feral colonies. Outpace the Feral Cat Population Please use the Feral Cat Friends and Alley Cat Allies links to the left of this page to learn more about feral cat colony care and control
| We Need YOU!|
Have special skills that might be useful to us?
As an all-volunteer organization, we love volunteers and are always in need of more, there's lots to be done! Volunteer to help with one of our fundraisers or programs, there is no shortage on the number of cats that need our help.
Like SU Football and Basketball you could help by pouring draft beer at a concession stand during one or more of the home games at the dome, must be 18 years of age. Into the Spirit of Christmas become Santa, one of his helpers or the photographer during our Pets with Santa Photo sessions at PetSmart Stores.
Yard sale junkie gently used household items and sales help is always needed for our yard sales. Would you like to hold a yard sale or other fundraiser to raise money to help the cats in need?
Creative we are always open to new fundraising ideas but need organizers, coordinators and volunteers.
Love cats and want a more hands on form of volunteering?
Experienced our Help Line is ringing off the hook with people in need of advice on numerous situations.
Like to drive we need individuals with vehicles to pick up bulk food to supply our food pantry. Just a little time we could use pillow fluffers and pooper scoopers at all three of our PetSmart Adoption Centers. Stop in and fill out an application and drop off at the closest PetSmart Adoption Center so the coordinator can contact you. Volunteer application .
Have room in your heart and your home?
We are always in need of volunteers to foster cats and kittens and would really welcome your assistance. We receive many calls from people who happen on homeless mom cats with litters of kittens but are unable to provide a safe environment. Momma and these kittens need the love, attention and peace of a foster guardian's home where they can thrive and learn to enjoy human companionship.
No time to spare - you can still help
We rely on the kindness and generosity of individuals to cover the expense of spay and neuter, vaccination and testing for all cats in our care. We are proud of the way we manage donations we receive, our annual financial reports including program accomplishments are available for printing and review.
Contributions are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated.
Annual financial reports
2012 Tax Return
2011 Tax Return
2010 Tax Return
2009 Tax Return
2008 Tax Return
2007 Tax Return
CNYCC is a 501(c)3 tax exempt, non-profit organization.
IRS Determination Letter .
CNYCC By Laws
Donations can be made by check or money order mailed to
PO Box 6182
Syracuse, NY 13217
Secure online donations made by credit card through PayPal®. You do not need to have a paypal account to use this service.
Simply click the link below for instructions.
To donate to CNYCC
United Way - Donor Option
CNYCC may receive contributions through the United Way. To participate simply request a Donor Option form from you company's United Way representative.
Please note even if you have designated a United Way contribution to CNYCC in the past, you must fill out a new donor option form each year.
CNYCC does not sell, rent or share contributor information with any third party.