Shop AMAZON SMILE to reduce euthanasia in CNY!


Every day that passes, adoptable animals are being euthanized in CNY! Animals that are never born won’t meet with this heartbreaking end. That is why AAGS is working to open a high-volume, high-quality spay-neuter clinic;SadPuppy2

You can help us accomplish this just by SHOPPING! Check out this link for the details – and do what you can to help the animals!

You eat, UNO GIVES!

Print out these coupons and take one each time you go to UNO in Fayetteville ANY DAY in OCTOBER. UNO will GIVE The Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse a donation of up to 20% of your bill!

You enjoy an evening out and they make the donation! Eat in, have drinks at the bar or take-out, just give them the coupon when you pay. Together we can help the animals in Central New York!UNO coupon



Bingo is Ready For Adoption!

Bingo appeared recently with Laura Hand on Weekend Today in CNY. He is the cutest little boy and he is ready for adoption!  Look for him here:


Bingo is doing well

Bingo and AAGS want to thank all of you who donated to repair his broken leg! He is healing well, and will be making an appearance this coming Sunday, June 28 on Weekend Today in CNY with Laura Hand!

Laura’s show runs from 8 to 10 am and Bingo should be showing up in the 9 to 10 segment. He is a wiggly, fun-loving puppy who is just living the dream thanks to all of you! Don’t forget to tune in!Bingo


Bingo – the First Recipient of the AAGS Leg Up Fund!

BingoNo one knows how or why this baby sustained two broken bones in his hind leg. One thing is certain, though–it’s a crippling injury if left untreated. Frightened, homeless, and in excruciating pain, Bingo was brought to Dewitt Animal Hospital-Shelter by a citizen. Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse has stepped up to pledge $400 from its Leg Up Fund for Bingo’s treatment. But more donations, no matter how small, will be needed.

Barely three months old and only 10 lbs., Bingo has his whole life ahead of him. He has learned to love and depend on his caregivers at DAH-S and (no surprise!) has quickly become one of their favorites.

Your tax-deductible donation to AAGS’ Leg Up Fund for Bingo’s care will help bring about the day when this little lovebug is once again running and jumping and getting into good, frisky puppy trouble…in a brand new forever home.

Please help Bingo hit the jackpot! All donations  with the notation “Leg Up Fund” will go directly to support the veterinary treatment of specific homeless animals who are brought to Dewitt Animal Hospital-Shelter and featured on AAGS’ Leg Up posts. Checks can be sent to AAGS, Box 94, Liverpool, NY 13088. For credit card and PayPal donations, find us at



When there is no family to take care of an ill or injured pet, who will?

dreamstime_l_30222270Who will give him a leg up?

The Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse is proud to team up with Dewitt Animal Hospital-Shelter to offer a helping hand to hurt and homeless pets picked up as strays in the City of Syracuse.

AAGS’ Leg Up Fund will direct community donations to help cover the cost of treatment in the hope that these deserving cats and dogs heal and have a chance to be adopted into loving families.

Some pets already have families to care for them, either with their personal resources or with the aid of very successful online fundraisers. Most local shelters are non-profit organizations that can appeal directly to the public for help covering the cost of complex or long-term veterinary care. These shelters also hold several fundraisers each year.

Dewitt Animal Hospital-Shelter is not a non-profit. It cannot ask the public for financial support for seriously ill strays brought to their doors and it cannot hold fundraisers. DAH-Shelter needs us.

Please become part of the family that gives a helping hand to a seriously ill and homeless dog or cat brought to DAH-Shelter. We will post each case for which an appeal is made and will follow up with progress reports…reports that end with the happy day when an animal once discarded is welcomed back to our community healthy and adopted.

Please donate to AAGS’ Leg Up Fund by mail to PO Box 94, Liverpool, NY 13088, or via our website,

A Leg Up is a Helping Hand

Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse is happy to announce a new partnership with Dewitt Animal Hospital-Shelter to offer a Leg Up to pets that arrive at the shelter suffering not only from homelessness but also from significant yet treatable medical conditions.

In need of safe and loving homes, these wonderful dogs and cats first require extra veterinary treatment. This care can cost from hundreds to thousands of dollars depending on the severity of the condition—from generalized mange to extreme starvation to serious injuries resulting from accidents, abuse, or even dogfighting.

You can help. Your tax-deductible donations to AAGS’ Leg Up Fund will help defray these special veterinary expenses. AAGS will feature each specific animal at Dewitt Animal Hospital- Shelter for whom we announce an appeal, sharing updates on the animal’s progress toward health and a new home.

Right now our task is to build the fund and put it to work. Donations can be made to Leg Up Fund c/o Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse via check or money order to PO Box 94, Liverpool 13088, credit card or PayPal. Please visit or find us on Facebook. Let’s give these hurting and homeless pets a fighting chance with a Leg Up!


Syracuse animal advocates offering reward in 5 dog, cat abuse cases

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Central New York animal advocates are offering rewards in five animal abuse cases that haven’t yet been solved.

Most recently, the Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse and Cuse Pit Crew asked for the public’s assistance in tracking down whoever was responsible for a pit bull puppy named April, found near Kirk Park with a collar embedded into her skin.

The AAGS and Cuse Pit Crew, as well as the Human Society of the United States, other animal advocacy groups and local businesses are offering more than $12,000 total in rewards in the five unsolved cases:

The 5 to 7-month-old pit bull was found on Crehange Street on Syracuse’s South puppy-embedded-collar-edit-3jpg-b353b9cf21f78f61Side with a collar too tight and growing into her neck muscle. April had to be sedated for the collar to be removed surgically. Cuse Pit Crew offered $1,000 for tips in the case, and the AAGS added another $500 to the reward.

Callie, a cat owned by a family in Liverpool, was shot with 23 BBs in February and suffered a broken femur. Though she survived, the person who fired the shots was not identified. A $2,000 reward was offered for information leading to a conviction.

The emaciated body of a young female pit bull, posthumously named Faith, was found in a garbage bag on Onondaga Creek Boulevard in 2013. Investigators said they found signs that Faith had been used for dogfighting. Her ears were were cropped and her teeth were filed down. The case prompted the AAGS to establish the Keeping Faith Fund, from which rewards in many of these cases are dispersed. The AAGS has not announced a specific reward amount in this case.

Jax, a young tan-and-white pit bull-type dog, was found dead between two dumpsters on Smith Lane in October 2013. The dog had been starved and weighed about 13 pounds when the body was found. Advocates said a dog of that type typically weighs between 40 and 50 pounds. Jax had no muscle mass, pressure sores on its body, bones showing through its skin and his toenails had become overgrown and curled into its paws. A $6,000 reward was offered for tips relating to the case.

Two dead pitbulls
Children playing near Onondaga Creek found two dead pit bulls in March 2014. Police said the dogs were found behind trees as though they were intentionally hidden. One, a black and white pit bull, was emaciated. The other, which was gray and white, was not. A $3,000 reward was offered for tips leading to the conviction of whoever was responsible.

Officials have asked that anyone with information on the dog abuse cases, call Syracuse police at 315-442-5336. Anyone with information in the case of Callie, who was shot at in Liverpool, is asked to call the CNY SPCA at 315-454-3469.

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AAGS’ Keeping Faith Fund offers rewards for five local animal abuse cases

The Keeping Faith Fund of the Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse has added another local case of animal abuse to four other cruelty cases for which they are seeking information and offering reward money.

This week AAGS is adding $500 to the reward currently offered by Cuse Pit Crew for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible foAprilr the neglect of April, a young dog. This brings the reward to $1,500.

Found in the Crehange Street area near Kirk Park in Syracuse, the 5-7 month old pup’s tight collar was growing into her neck muscle, which resulted in pain and infection and required surgical removal. April is now recovering.

Anyone with information about April can call the Syracuse Police Department at 315-442-5336.

In February AAGS also pledged $2,000 for information leading to the conviction of the person who shot Callie, a family cat from Liverpool. Callie was injured by 23 BBs and suffered a broken femur, but survived.

Callie’s reward money was donated by AAGS, CNY Cat Coalition, and private citizens. The investigation is continuing, and anyone with information regarding the shooting can call the CNY SPCA at 454-3469.

A not-for-profit animal welfare organization, AAGS established the Keeping Faith Fund in April 2013 to collect money for rewards targeted at solving local cases of animal abuse. The fund was started in memory of a young female pit bull that animal advocates named Faith, whose emaciated body was found on Onondaga Creek Blvd. in a garbage bag. Faith bore physical signs of having been used for dogfighting. A reward was pledged in Faith’s case, which remains open.

In October 2013, AAGS, Cuse Pit Crew, and the Humane Society of United States joined in offering $6,000 for information leading to the conviction of the person responsible for the starvation death of Jax, a young dog found between two dumpsters on Smith Lane in October 2013. This case also remains unsolved.


In March 2014, AAGS, Cuse Pit Crew and the Scharman Propane Gas Service offered a reward of $3,000 in the brutal slaying of two pit bulls found by children near Onondaga Creek. This case remains open.

Observers from the Animal Alliance regularly attend court proceedings of animal abuse cases, focusing primarily on city cases. While they do not participate in the proceedings, AAGS Court Observers attend on behalf of the victims and follow animal abuse cases to their completion.

Tax-deducible donations to the Keeping Faith Fund can be made at