Greater Oneonta Fund for Animal Responsibility
G.O.F.A.R is a not-for-profit organization
dedicated to reducing the number of
homeless, unwanted and euthanized
animals in the greater Oneonta area
through education, raising funds to help
finance the costs of spaying and neutering, helping strays (trap, neuter, release) and by helping local shelters.
Your Tax-deductible donation will help us
provide supplies, including medications &
vaccines for our feline spay/neuter clinics, and to provide vouchers for dogs and cats to have these procedures done at area veterinary practices.
If you are unable to use our online donation, please mail your check or money order to: G.O.F.A.R. P.O. Box 755, Oneonta, NY 13820
or call 607-441-0670 for more information.
SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS FOR CATS
(Clinics are for cats only)
Clinics are held once monthly, on Sunday.
Please call our message line and leave your information to be
added to the next available clinic. Please note this could be
several months out. 607-441-0670.
This is a message line - you need call only once.
The availability of services is based on a waiting list. Using the telephone
message system, your placement on our waiting list is dependent on
the order in which your call was received. You will receive a call
back letting you know when our next available clinic is.
There is a $40 fee per cat, payable in cash only.
This fee covers the spay or neuter procedure, vaccinations, deworming,
ear cleaning and nail trimming.
VOUCHER PROGRAM FOR CATS AND DOGS
G.O.F.A.R. also subsidizes a dog and cat spay and neuter voucher
program. The voucher program is meant to offset the cost of
spaying and neutering your dog or cat, in the event you are not
eligible for services at our monthly clinic.
The voucher program offers $25 off a male neuter and $40 off a
Vouchers may only be obtained and used at participating
veterinarians. Contact your Vet to inquire if they participate in our
Every puppy and kitten, cat and dog, deserves to have a good home...
Bella (L) adopted from Dr. Purtiz (Oneonta Vet Hospital), Abby (R) adopted from Central NY Collie Rescue, Sherburne NY
DO I QUALIFY??
To qualify for our clinics and vouchers, you must live within a 40 mile radius of Oneonta, NY AND Meet the following HEAP Income Guidelines:
Family Size Maximum Monthly Income
1 $2,300 ($27,600 Annually)
2 $3,007 ($36,084 Annual)
3 $3,715 ($44,580)
4 $4,423 ($53,076)
5 $5,130 ($61,560)
6 $5,838 ($70,056)
7 $5,971 ($71,652)
8 $6,103 ($73,236)
9 $6,236 ($74,832)
10 $6,369 ($76,428)
VOUCHER PROGRAM PARTICIPATING VETS
Community Veterinary Center - 432-0050
4109 Cty Hwy 7 Oneonta, NY 13820
Oneonta Veterinary Hospital - 432-8570
525 Main St, Oneonta, NY 13820
Heritage Veterinary Hospital -- 547-8488
4 Heritage Dr. Cooperstown, NY 13326
Delhi Animal Hospital - 746-2230
15891 State Hwy 28 Delhi, NY 13753
Grand Gorge Veterinary Hospital--588-7011
Stamford Road Grand Gorge, NY 12434
Valley Veterinary Associates -- 563-1345
PO Box 836 Sidney, NY 13838
Westbrook Veterinary Clinic - 865-8690
1 Howell St. Walton, NY 13856
Compassionate Care -- 334-4545
198 Grandview Lane Norwich, NY 13815
New Berlin Veterinary Hospital 847-6118
5094 St Hwy 8 New Berlin, N Y 13411
Founded in 1989, the Greater Oneonta Fund for Animal Responsibility is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to reducing the number of homeless, unwanted and euthanized animals in the greater Oneonta area. Our goal is to educate all pet owners about the benefits of spaying and neutering, raise money to help finance the costs of spay and neutering, help strays (trap, neuter, release), working with local shelters/sister organizations and encouraging responsible pet ownership.
2019 CLINIC DATES*
*Clinics are for cats only*
TO REGISTER, CALL 607.441.0670 AND LEAVE A MESSAGE TO REGISTER FOR THE NEXT AVAILABLE CLINIC, 3 to 4 MONTHS OUT. YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION CALL LETTING YOU KNOW THE NEXT AVAILABLE DATE.
FEE IS $40 PER CAT PAYABLE IN CASH ONLY AT CHECK-IN ON CLINIC DAY
*Clinics are held once monthly, on Sunday. DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE*
**If you are scheduled for a clinic and cannot make it, you are required to call GOFAR ASAP. We have a large waiting list and need to be sure our clinics are full. If you are scheduled and do not show, without calling to cancel, you will NOT be scheduled for future clinics.**
You will receive a confirmation call about a week prior to the clinic
Any cat attending the clinic should have no food or water after midnight, the day before the clinic. Each cat should be secured in their own carrier or humane trap.
Feral cats must be in a trap for the safety of our clinic staff
Drop off time is 8:45 AM - Do not arrive earlier, it does not put your cat "first"
A fee of $40.00 is due at the time of registration. This fee covers the spay or neuter procedure, vaccinations, deworming, ear cleaning and nail trimming. Your payment needs to be made in cash. No checks or credit cards will be accepted.
Please pick up your cat at the end of the clinic day as specified at registration.
Want to help out? We have many volunteer opportunities:
Monthly clinics held on Sundays in Oneonta: Tasks include setup, registration, surgery prep, monitor animals in recovery, cleanup and releasing cats to their owners in the afternoon.
Join the Board of Directors
Monitoring the GOFAR "hotline" and email messages
Email or call us for more information!!
Alcohol 70% alcohol-not any higher percentage
4 x 4 gauze-doesn't have to be sterile-we use
2 x 2 gauze-doesn't have to be sterile
Paper towels-we use a lot of them each clinic to wipe tables and cat carriers out
Newspaper-black and white only-NO shiny as they don't absorb urine
Q-tips-to clean mites out of the cats ears
Tooth picks-they are used to apply the green tattoo ink to females to indicate that they have been spayed should someone find a female cat. That way the Vet knows the cat has been spayed and doesn't perform surgery again unnecessarily.
*This is a message only line, please be sure to leave your name and number!*
P.O Box 755
Oneonta, NY 13820
Oneonta Veterinary Hospital
525 Main St.
Oneonta, NY 13820
*Please DO NOT contact OVH regarding ANY matters related to GOFAR. The veterinary practice is completely seperate from the GOFAR clinic*