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600 French Road • New Hartford, NY 13413 • (315) 735-5050

Giving Back

We are dedicated to making communities stronger. Our business mission is to create success stories by connecting the right people and organizations, where both can thrive. In our charitable work, we make personal connections between companion animals and human partners by supporting animal care organizations. We provide funding for rescue efforts, shelter care, adoptions, spay neuter services, medical care and animal facility improvements.

About Us

Anita A. Vitullo, Staffworks founder and owner, has made animal advocacy her personal mission donating time, money and resources to animal welfare organizations. In addition to her ongoing support, she established a strong legacy for at-risk animals with The Staffworks Fund at The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties. The Fund was established in 2005.

Today, Staffworks has assets of over $13 million at The Community Foundation. Since 2009, over $1.5 million in grants have been awarded to community organizations including 19 animal care organizations located in nine counties in our New York State business footprint.

To mitigate the cruel reality of the companion animal overpopulation crisis in our regional communities, a high volume low cost spay-neuter program is planned. By taking the lead on this serious problem, the Staffworks Fund will influence positive outcomes that will result in life versus death for tens of thousands of animals.

Who We Help

Some of the groups we currently support include the following:

  • 4PetSake Food Pantry
  • Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse
  • Broome County Humane Society
  • Bubba's Beds for Shelter Friends
  • Chenango County SPCA
  • CNY Cat Coalition
  • CNY SNAP
  • CNY SPCA
  • CPV Rescue and Sanctuary
  • Delaware Valley Humane Society
  • Dolgeville Foward C.A.T. Project
  • Fulton County Regional SPCA
  • Helping Animals Live Organization
  • Helping Hounds Dog Rescue
  • Herkimer County Humane Society
  • Humane CNY
  • Humane Society of Rome
  • Kindred Spirits Greyhound Adoption
  • North Country Pet Adoption Services
  • NYS Animal Protection Federation Education Fund
  • Pause 4 All Paws
  • R-CATS
  • Rescue Dogs Rescue Soldiers
  • Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter
  • Spay and Neuter Syracuse
  • Stevens-Swan Humane Society
  • Susquehanna SPCA
  • United Friends of Homeless Animals
  • Wanderers’ Rest Humane Society

Record- Shattering Staffworks Fund
Save A Life Campaign Raises $1,844,350 for 29 Organizations

Since 2014, the Staffworks Fund Save A Life Campaign has raised more than $3.1 million for nonprofit organizations caring for at-risk aimals in our regional community.

The Staffworks Fund Save A Life Campaign provides matching levels for community donations made to particpating animal welfare organizations.

All Campaign funds will be used for daily animal care and to fill critical adoption and medical needs and spay & neuter services.

2019 Participating Organizations:
4PetSake Food Pantry - $26,765
Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse - $18,981
Broome County Humane Society - $142,943.01
Bubba's Beds for Shelter Friends - $39,938.03
Chenango SPCA - $92,341.55
CNY Cat Coalition - $62,419.74
CNY SNAP - $38,002.50
CNY SPCA - $56,031.68
CPV Rescue & Sanctuary - $22,258.65
Delaware Valley Humane Society - $76,395.19
Dolgeville Forward C.A.T. Project - $8,820
Fulton County Regional SPCA - $39,397.18
Helping Animals Live Organization (HALO) - $89,096.42
Helping Hounds Dog Rescue - $80,634.31
Herkimer County Humane Society - $80,619.47
Humane Society of Rome - $163,089.60
Humane CNY - $131,030.76
Kindred Spirits Greyhound Adoption - $17,732
North Country Pet Adoption Services - $30,791
NYSAPF Education Fund - $46,675
Pause 4 All Paws - $11,267.84
R-CATS - $8,012
Rescue Dogs Rescue Soldiers - $42,881
Second Chance Canine Adoption - $45,324.73
Spay and Neuter Syracuse - $27,164.82
Stevens-Swan Humane Society - $68,475.78
Susquehanna SPCA - $266,420.62
United Friends of Homeless Animals - $26,050.31
Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association - $84,791.28

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Cool News!

June 24, 2020

Thanks in part to a $10,000 award from the Staffworks Fund, the Herkimer County Humane Society was able to install three air conditioning units. We are delighted that the shelter residents, staff, and visitors will enjoy a comfortable environment throughout the summer months! To date, the Staffworks Fund has donated more than $2.2 million to 29 animal welfare organizations in 13 counties.…

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MED Program Success Story!

June 18, 2020

Happy tale alert! Zeus was adopted!! Back in May, the Staffworks Fund made a $500 donation to kick off a Facebook fundraising campaign by Herkimer County Humane Society for Zeus’ medical care. Zeus was brought into the shelter as a stray and had severe ear infections and eye conditions caused by neglect that required surgery. During one of Zeus’ visits to the…

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Staffworks Fund Sponsors Pet Food Outreach Program

June 18, 2020

Staffworks is proud to have sponsored the 4petsake Food Pantry, Inc. Pet Food Outreach Program held at Utica City Hall on June 2. Dedicated volunteers distributed 2,174 pounds of dry dog/cat food, 363 cans of dog food, 315 cans of cat food, and many treats in two hours! 4PetSake Food Pantry, located in Mohawk, NY, provides pet food for pet owners who…

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Staffworks Support Leads to Record-Breaking SSHS Telethon

March 9, 2020

The Staffworks Fund contributed $27,344 to the 15th Annual Stevens-Swan Humane Society Telethon. That’s 24% of the total $113,000 raised and many animals helped. The Stevens-Swan Humane Society relies heavily on community donations to operate 365 days each year and to pay for daily care, food, shelter and veterinary costs. The goal for every shelter resident is to be adopted by an individual…

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FURever Friends sponsored by Staffworks

October 16, 2019

Did you catch this Monday’s FURever Friends on WKTV NEWSChannel 2? The segment, airing in the 5 p.m. news hour, is now proudly brought to you by Staffworks! FURever Friends encourages pet lovers to make shelters the first choice for acquiring companion animals and highlights pets available for adoption. To learn more visit https://www.wktv.com/community/furever-friends/

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No Place Like Home

September 25, 2019

Thousands of companion animals occupy shelters across our region, often waiting months, if not years, before being adopted. The Staffworks Fund is providing grants through its Homeward Bound Program to help animals move more quickly into their new homes. The grants, awarded to animal welfare organizations in CNY, help subsidize pet adoptions via waived or reduced adoption events. In late…

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Staffworks Fund Assists Dogs at Broad Street Rescue

July 1, 2019

The Staffworks Fund made an $11,000 donation to Rescue Dogs Rescue Soldiers to provide permanent homes and medical care for 11 death row dogs living in deplorable conditions at a rescue located on Broad Street in Utica. Initially, 103 dogs resided at the Broad Street facility. All but the most difficult to place dogs have been adopted, fostered or transferred…

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Help Empty the Shelter!

June 5, 2019

100% of Staffworks profits support at-risk animals in our communities. Help the Stevens-Swan Humane Society empty the shelter! Now through June 30, the Staffworks Fund will be sponsoring reduced adoptions fees. For ONLY $60, you can adopt your next best friend! To view pets waiting for their forever homes, visit https://stevens-swan.org/adoptable-animals/

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Staffworks Presents HCHS Mutt Strut on June 8

June 5, 2019

Join us for a tail-waggin’ good time! Staffworks presents the 23rd Annual Herkimer County Humane Society Mutt Strut on Saturday, June 8, from Noon to 3 p.m. The Mutt Strut, held on the campus of Herkimer County Community College, is the Humane Society’s biggest fundraiser of the year. This year’s event will feature demonstrations, games for kids, prizes, vendors, food,…

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Staffworks Fund Awards Challenge Grant to Susquehanna SPCA

May 14, 2019

The Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SQSPCA) has announced a new $250,000.00 challenge grant from the Staffworks Fund. Made in support of the SQSPCA’s $2,000,000.00 SHELTER US capital campaign, the challenge – once met – will generate $500,000.00 toward the construction of a campus that will house a new, state-of-the-art animal shelter and thrift store. SQSPCA…

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