Missy’s Fund is a cost-share program that provides financial assistance to reduce the overall cost of feral cat spay/neuter surgeries at Rochester Community Animal Clinic. Grants provided are given on a case-by-case basis and will cover a portion of the spay/neuter surgery cost. If you are working with a feral cat colony and need assistance with surgery costs, please contact Rochester Community Animal Clinic for more information about how Missy’s Fund can help you!

Missy’s Fund is named after the feral cat “Missy” that gave birth to a litter of kittens on a cold, snowy April day more than a decade ago in the front yard of Missy’s Fund creator, Dr. Duane DeHollander. Soon after their birth, the kittens, Missy, and the father were all trapped, vaccinated, spayed/neutered, and returned to their outdoor living area in Dr. DeHollander’s yard. Dr. DeHollander was inspired to create a fund to help those caring for feral cats afford spay/neuter so as to control overpopulation.

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