Rochester Animal Services​

Chris Fitzgerald with Keeva, a brown dog
Chris Fitzgerald


Rochester Animal Services supported over 50 community members’ animals, some for things as simple ear infections and wellness visits, and some for serious health issues such as hit-by-cars, pyometras, or dystocias. With the help of new partners in the last two months, they delivered 427 units of food and supplies to 264 pets in over 100 households. Additionally, they ran a drive-through vaccination/identification clinic,providing rabies/DAPP vaccinations, microchips, ID tags, and licenses to 28 dogs. In 2021 foster numbers have increased significantly, live release rate increased by 7% and intake has been cut as they encourage the HASS model and provide various information and resources to finders and people who (initially!) wanted to surrender their pets.