Established as a lasting memorial for the late Jeanne and Bruce Steger of Fredonia, the Nip and Tuck Spay & Neuter Fund offers assistance to dog owners in Chautauqua County.


Sponsored by NCCR, the program hopes to reduce overpopulation and unplanned litters by making spay and neuter surgery affordable to those in need. Applicants must meet income guidelines to qualify for assistance.


Nip & Tuck Team: Fran Sliwinski, Kim Stewart, Barb Tompsett, LeeAnne Cogdill, BJ Swansfeger, Joan Leopold and Jackie Grant. Missing: Barbara Sam.


The passing of their good friend, Jeanne Steger, in 2013, led a group of dog enthusiasts to ask, “What can we do as a memorial for our friend and help dogs too?” Rather than make a one-time donation, the group decided to create the spay-neuter fund which would honor the Steger’s commitment to their community and their passion for animals.


The program is administered by NCCR, while the Nip and Tuck team actively promotes spay and neuter in the community and does fundraising to sustain the program.


For more information about the Nip and Tuck Spay & Neuter Fund, send email to or contact us at (716) 326-7297.

For a spay or neuter application click here: Nip Tuck Application.