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Be part of the solution!

Every pet should have a warm, comfy bed with a loving companion, but SO MANY don’t. And euthanasia HumanDogFeetisn’t a happy ending!

YOU can help make this a better community for everyone! Pitch in to build a HIGH VOLUME, HIGH QUALITY, LOW INCOME SPAY-NEUTER CLINIC right here in CNY! So every cat and dog can have a home!

Send your check to PO Box 94, Liverpool, NY 13088, pay by Paypal on our on our website at or by credit card at

No amount is too small because every little bit helps!

Say it loud and say it proud–SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR PETS!

Now you can not only say it, you can WEAR it!

Here’s a whimsical reminder that “fixing” our pets is critical to the well-being of our animals and our community.  Each year thousands of unwanted, un-cared for pets are born in Central New York, leading to homelessness, great suffering, and euthanasia.

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By wearing one of these eye-catching caps you send a friendly message about the importance of spay/neuter services, and you also promote a solution: the creation of a high-volume, very low cost spay/neuter clinic by the Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse.

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Every cat and dog deserves a chance at a healthy, happy life.




Keep your eyes here for purchase information coming soon!

AAGS Featured in Eagle Newspapers

AAGS has been featured in the Eagle Newspapers this week! See the article here.


Too many animals for the available homes leads to an unacceptably high euthanasia rate in CNY! The rate of animals killed for lack of homes in Syracuse is higher than an other city in upstate NY.Image

AAGS has a solution! A high volume, high quality spay-neuter clinic for rescues, shelters, and the low income of Central New York could alter 30-40 animals per day with one vet. We already have several vets lined up and are willing to train more! We have been approved for this training by the premiere US trainer in these procedures, the Humane Alliance. We are looking for a location in Syracuse.

We have to raise $35,000 in “rainy day” funding before actually being scheduled for this training. That is to cover costs as the clinic “ramps up” to full capacity. For that we need your help!

Please visit our page on to donate. Every little bit helps, BUT if you are unable to contribute at this time, please pass our link on to others who may be able to help!





Our New Brochure


Download our newest brochure, telling all about “THE PROBLEM” and the “TINY FIX SOLUTION” and HOW YOU CAN HELP right to your computer.


T-shirt Prototype

Marcia's freehand designs garnered lots of attention!

Marcia’s freehand designs garnered lots of attention!

The other shirt was fluorescent blue. How many would you like?

The other shirt was fluorescent blue. How many would you like?

What do you think of our new t-shirt? Isn’t it fun?

Did you know . . .

The Problem AND the Solution By The Numbers . . .

Our Tiny Fix Flyer by the numbers.

Our Tiny Fix Flyer by the numbers.


Weekend Events

AAGS members had a busy, WINDY weekend talking to folks about the issue of spay-neuter.

Karen and Marcia setting up for Pet-riotic

Karen and Marcia setting up for Pet-riotic

Karen ready to talk to folks while Marcia surveys the setup. What works? What can we do better next time?

Karen ready to talk to folks while Marcia surveys the setup. What works? What can we do better next time?

Spayed kitty

Spayed kitty

This lucky boy was just neutered!

This lucky boy was just neutered!


AAGS is thrilled to report that we have been accepted for training by the National Spay/Neuter Response Team at the Humane Alliance in NC, the preeminent training program in “High Volume, High Quality, Spay-Neuter.”

The acceptance letter reads in part, “The goal of the NSNRT is to end shelter pet overpopulation nationwide, and your participation is critical in implementing the solution.”

More than 44,000 dogs and cats live in Onondaga County households that exist below the poverty level and are unable to afford the cost of neutering surgery; consequently, the majority of these 44,000 pets are not neutered and pump out countless litters of unwanted puppies and kittens each year.

Given those statistics, it is not surprising that CNY has one of the highest euthanasia rates in New York State.

AAGS is committed to ending pet overpopulation and the euthanasia of healthy animals in the CNY area. This training will be a huge step in that direction!


If you’ve been waiting to see how you could help bring about our vision of no more homeless animals in our community, we’re ready for you! Here are a few ways you can get involved:


Spring, summer, and even fall are full of them! We need some enthusiastic, energetic volunteers to help with set up, tear down, and, of course, to spread our message to the public!


We must raise $135,000! That’s what it will take to make our dream of a high volume, high quality, low income spay-neuter clinic come true this Fall. Could you research or write a grant? Drum up corporate sponsorship? Contact media to advertise our clinic and our fundraisers? Distribute flyers and posters? Dream up a fundraiser–large or small? Organize or help with a fundraising event?


AAGS members attend court hearings of all city animal abuse cases, as well as many cases heard in the town courts. Sitting very quietly and respectfully, our members’ presence is in support of the victimized animal. Via a polite, concise note to the judge, we make our advocacy known. AAGS’ silent presence at these cases has been duly noted by both the court and the media. Might you like to attend any hearings to bear witness for the animals?


As the reality of our high-volume, low-cost spay/neuter clinic grows nearer, we must build relationships with and encourage the participation of those segments of our community where the need for this service is most pressing. Speaking informally with church groups, school organizations, community centers, food pantries, social service providers, civic organizations, local merchants, and local government representatives will be crucial to build trust and gain support. If you like face-to-face informal contact with some of our neighbors, this might be just the job for you. While we will begin by focusing on our inner-city neighbors, we will exist to serve all of the income-eligible in Onondaga County.

Community outreach can even include small, targeted campaigns to get dogs licensed. Interested in devising or helping to execute that activity? Talk to us!