Focus on Ferals, Inc.



A  voice for Stray, Feral & Abandoned Cats and Kittens, who can’t speak for themselves!!


Malone, NY 12953

SpayNeuterBlitz

ASPCA Grants Focus on Ferals Funding to Assist low-income Pet Owners

Thanks to a grant received by the ASPCA, Focus on Ferals is proud to announce the initiation of it’s “Quarterly Spay/Neuter Blizt for Low-Income Residents. We are now accepting applications from low-income Franklin County residents, who wish to have their cats spayed or neutered.  A limited number of applications will be approved each quarter. 
Applications accepted while grant funds are available!!
Guidelines for Applicants
(To print copy, Click here)

Franklin County Residents ONLY!!

  • Ø Must be a cat or kitten
  • Ø The cat or kitten must NOT have been imported from outside the state.
  • Ø Applicant must be a NYS resident (proof required)
  • Ø Applicant must be receiving benefits from one of the following programs: (proof required)
  • -food stamps
  • -supplemental security income for the aged (SSI, SSD)
  • -blind and disabled
  • -low-incoming housing assistance
  • -Family Assistance
  • -Safety Net Assistance
  • -Medical Assistance
  • -other similar programs suggested by the applicant or the ASPCA and approved by the Agriculture and Markets Commissioner
  • Ø Adoption from a government shelter or non-profit animal welfare organization in NYS will require proof of low-income assistance and adoption form from an eligible shelter.
  • Ø Cats or kittens adopted from organizations whose adoption fees include the cost of spay/neuter services are NOT eligible for spay/neuter services through grant projects funded with APCP (Animal Control Population Programs) funds.
  • Ø We will be accepting 20 qualified applicants per quarter.
  • Ø Any veterinary services beyond the spay/neuter is the financial responsibility of the applicant.
  • Ø Applicant will be required to forward a $10 NON-REFUNDABLE payment to Focus on Ferals when application is submitted.
  • Ø If applicant is seeking assistance for a feral/stray cat for which they are caregiving, applicant must be sure cat is available the morning of surgery.  This may require trapping or confining the cat a day or two before the scheduled surgery date.  If you require assistance with trapping, supplies for confinement or transportation please email us at savinglives@focusonferalstoday.com or call Donna @ 315-212-5984.
  • Ø If applicant is unable to make scheduled appointment, a 48 hour notice is required.  This will allow us time to schedule a cat from the waiting list.
  • Ø If applicant is a no show for scheduled appointment, without adequate (48 hour) prior notification to Focus on Ferals, applicant will NOT be allowed to reapply during the next quarters.  We have too many deserving cats on a waiting list. 
  • Ø Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed or accepted and the $10 payment will NOT be refunded!!  No Exceptions!
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How to Apply for the “Quarterly Spay/Neuter Blitz for Low-Income Residents of Franklin County”

**Required items**

            -Spay/Neuter application

            -Award/Eligibility Letter from Social Services Program (proof of benefits)

            -proof of NYS residency

            -$10 NON-REFUNDABLE payment

 

To Apply Online:

 

1.     Visit our website at www.focusonferalstoday.com/Spay_Neuter_Assistance.html complete the application and submit.

2.     Scan and email your proof of Social Services Benefits, NYS residency and/or adoption form (if cat/kitten was adopted from NYS shelter or rescue) and email to savinglives@focusonferalstoday.com with the following format in the subject line:  First and last name/Blitz supplementary documents

      ie. Jane Smith/Blitz supplementary documents

3.     Snail mail the required $10 NON-REFUNDABLE payment to Focus on Ferals PO Box 274 Brainardsville, NY 12915. Checks can be made to Focus on Ferals with “spay/neuter” written on the memo line.  Applications will NOT be approved without the $10 NON-REFUNDABLE payment.

4.     Once all **required items** have been received, approved applicants will be notified by phone or email (if provided).   A surgery appointment will be scheduled and we will mail you the voucher to present to the vet clinic at the time of the appointment.

5.     Deadline to submit application and all required items is 11:59pm on July 31, 2017

To Apply by Mail:

1.     Visit our website at www.focusonferalstoday.com/SpayNeuterBlitz.html to print a hard copy of the application OR call Donna at 315-212-5984 and we will mail you the application. 

2.     Complete the application, include proof of Social Services Benefits, NYS residency and a $10 NON-REFUNDABLE payment and mail to Focus on Ferals PO Box 274 Brainardsville, NY 12915.  Applications must be postmarked no later than July 31, 2017.

3.     Applications will NOT be approved without the $10 NON-REFUNDABLE payment!

4.     Once all **required items** have been received, approved applicants will be notified by phone or email (if provided).  A surgery appointment will be scheduled and we will mail you the voucher to present to the vet clinic at the time of appointment.

5.     Deadline to submit application and all required items:  postmarked by July 31, 2017

Any questions please contact our Project Coordinator at 315-212-5984



To Print A Copy of the Application
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