For Immediate Release

Rocky’s Re-Useables Is Looking for a New Home 

To Support Its Cat-Rescue Programs


Roscoe, September 2, 2021. Rocky’s Refuge is appealing to the Sullivan County community for help. The Roscoe-based cat rescue and rehoming organization is losing the space where it has operated the Rocky’s Re-Useables thrift store on Lake Street in Liberty for several years. Staffed entirely by volunteers, the popular store has been one of the primary sources of revenue for Rocky’s Refuge, helping to pay for trap-and-release neutering programs for wild and abandoned cats, as well as veterinary services for cats awaiting adoption. 

“We are looking for a kind soul willing to donate the use of some appropriate space where we can continue the operations of the thrift store,” said Virginia Grant, the founder and CEO of Rocky’s Refuge. “Although it’s a lot of work, it has been a mainstay of our funding. And we may be unable to continue our work without such a stable source of income.”

Grant founded Rocky’s Refuge in 2014 to rescue domestic and farm animals that were abused, neglected or abandoned. (It all began with the rescue of a dog named Rocky, who still lives with Grant and who “symbolizes our rescue efforts,” she says.) Today, Rocky’s is primarily focused on the widespread problem of feral cats, working to trap, neuter and release them throughout western Sullivan County. It also facilitates cat adoptions through its website and Facebook page.

Contact: Anyone who knows of available space that might be suitable for the next incarnation of Rocky’s Re-Useables is asked to contact Virginia Grant through the Rocky’s Refuge website ( or Facebook page, or by phone at (607) 498-5445.

.Town Programs:

T.A.R.A. has contracts with several townships, which allow these towns to offer spay and neuter services through reduced-cost voucher programs to their residents. Our first contract was established with the town of Mamakating in 2003. Several more towns have signed on throughout the years. Since the inception of these programs, over 5,000 public cats have been spayed and neutered for participating town residents. 

Below are a list of towns that have contracted with us to offer town-subsidized spay/neuter certificates to their residents:

Town of Bethel: Contact the Town Clerk at (845) 583-4350. 

Town of Chester and the Town of Warwick: Contact the Warwick Valley Humane Society at (845) 986-2473.

Town of Crawford: Contact the Town Clerk at (845) 744-2029.

Town of Mamakating: Contact the Town Clerk at (845) 888-3002.

Town of Monroe: Contact the Town Clerk at (845) 783-1900.

Town of Montgomery: Contact the Town Clerk at (845) 457-2660.

Town of Thompson: Contact the Town Clerk at (845) 794-2500. 

Town of Wallkill (Orange County): Contact the Town Clerk at (845) 692-7826.

The town programs have been working very successfully. TARA is very interested in contracting with additional townships to help make spaying and neutering much more affordable to their residents. We need you to help by approaching your local town officials and asking them to get involved with our town-subsidized, certificate program by having them contact us. We have sample proposals available to send to any town, as requested.

Rocky's Refuge, Inc. is an animal rescue and sanctuary in the Catskills, New York. This 501(c)(3) non-profit organization was formed to facilitate the rescue of domestic and farm animals, who were abused, neglected, or abandoned. We provide a safe and secure home for them, whether through adoption or remaining at Rocky's Refuge.

Help us rescue and rehome abused and abandoned animals.


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