Frequently Asked Questions

Q: You say you’re a small organization, what does that mean?

A: It means just that. PPC was started by 3 people from Yates County who have a deep passion for animals and their human caretakers. We have since expanded to seven board members, a dozen or so volunteers and work with many service organizations in Yates County.

Q: Are donations tax deductible?

A: Yes, all donations are tax deductible. Pet Partner Connections is a 501(c)3 corporation. (IRS certified non-profit)

Q: Are you an animal shelter? Would you like this cute kitten?

A: We are not an animal shelter and are not connected with one. We can refer you to organizations that do house animals. We will happily share pictures and spread the word about animals in need of homes or help you care for the animal (temporarily & in your home). All our volunteers love animals, as such we all have very full homes!

Q: I have stray animals or a feral colony on my property, will you help me feed them?

A: While PPC loves all animals our goal is to assist people and their in-home pets. We can not help feed animals that are not in a home and lack the resources to do so. We can refer/assist you to organizations that help manage feral and stray cats, especially to get them fixed!

Q: I’m not disabled but I’ve had some other form of hardship (laid off, medical expenses, ext…) Can I get pet care assistance?

A: Provided we have the resources, we may be able to assist you temporarily.

Q: Are you veterinarians? I have a question about my animal.

A: We are NOT veterinarians and are not equipped to handle animal emergencies. We can answer general care questions regarding cats and dogs. Our Board of Directors and volunteers are experienced animal (and human) caretakers, many with degrees in biology, occupational therapy, sociology, and nursing.

Q: Are any of you paid? Do you have a staff?

A: PPC is completely volunteer driven. While we hope one day to have the size and scope to hire a staff, that day has not yet come.

Q: How can you afford to do this?

A: We can’t. We rely on donations of food and money from retailers and the public.

Q: I want to help but I’m on a fixed income, is there anything I can do?

A: YES! You can spread the word. Tell people about our website, visit our Facebook page and like/share it. Put a nickel in one of our donation jars, every penny counts! Visit our How to help page.

Q: Wow this website is terrible! Who on earth did you hire to set it up?

A: No one. We decided our resources were better spent helping the community. Our website was put together by a volunteer (thanks Michael!). Seriously though, website are expensive and time consuming and we’d rather be out in our community. If anyone would like to donate their web design skills please call us!

Q: I have other questions.

A: Contact us!