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Avoid Dangerous and Expensive Pet Injuries this Winter

Avoid Dangerous and Expensive Pet Injuries this Winter

 

Laura's Critter Care, LLC share tips to prevent common weather-related pet injuries.

 

Winter can be harsh on pets - especially small animals and smooth-coated breeds. Pets need special attention during the winter months.

 

Lesions on legs from stepping in snow holes, cuts on paws from walking on ice and illnesses from ingesting toxic chemicals are all typical winter-related pet-injuries. These are injuries that can be avoided if pet owners and caregivers are conscientious.

 

When possible, Laura's Critter Care, LLC urges pet owners and pet-care providers to consider the following preventive measures for maximum health and safety for their pets this winter:

 

  • Keep all young, old and short-haired pets inside. These types of pets are more vulnerable to cold weather and should not be left outside for long and without supervision.

 

Local Dog Treat Company Donates to the SPCA

Local Dog Treat Company Donates to the SPCA

 

Cheektowaga-based Fetch! Dog Treats made the holiday season a lot more enjoyable for some four-legged friends by making a sizable donation of homemade, natural dog treats to the SPCA Serving Erie County. The company also made a cash donation to the 2013 SPCA Radiothon to help fund day-to-day operations at the local humane organization. 

Company owner Jackie Lovern has also pledged to make a donation to a local animal rescue shelter for every package of Fetch! treats sold during the 2013 holiday season.

Treat Your Pups to Something Special, and Help a Local Rescue Shelter

Treat Your Pups to Something Special, and Help a Local Rescue Shelter

 

Fetch! Dog Treats, a local business offering healthy and delicious treats made with all natural and organic ingredients, is busy preparing for the upcoming holiday season. A variety of snowflake- and Christmas tree-shaped treats are currently being baked and packaged for local markets. And for every package of treats sold during the 2013 holiday season, owner Jackie Lovern will make a donation to a local animal rescue shelter.

Western New York: First Annual Day of Caring For Pets

Western New York: First Annual Day of Caring For Pets

 

For the first time, Western New York is coming together in a massive way during the holidays to assist those who are already doing above and beyond to help our animals. Below are the shelters that have submitted their info to WNY Lost & Found Pets. If you wish to support, just contact the shelter directly and if you are a shelter in need, contact WNY Lost & Found Pets.

The Facebook Event Page is HERE

All of the shelters in need are below in the order they responded for our help. If you are unable to donate items or time, monetary donations are always accepted yet not required. Please contact the rescue you want to work with and spread some hope during this season!

Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project to Host Western NY’s Largest Pet-Themed Event

Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project to Host Western NY’s Largest Pet-Themed Event

The most exciting event for area pet owners is taking place on November 15th & 16th at the Fairgrounds Event Center in Hamburg: the Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project Pet Expo & Super Adoption Event presented by the PETCO Foundation.  The Pet Expo kicks off the holiday shopping season with over 100 vendors exhibiting pet-related products and services, from specialty collars to artisan pet treats to pet-themed artwork.

It’s a wonderful time of year to adopt a new member of the family and the Super Adoption Event provides the occasion to find the perfect match. With 30 rescue groups and shelters participating on Friday and Saturday, there will be over 200 dogs and cats of all ages and breeds. Adoption fees will vary by organization.

Vendors Sought for Annual Pet Expo & Super Adoption Event

Vendors Sought for Annual Pet Expo & Super Adoption Event

It is no secret that pets have become a part of the family.  The American Pet Products Association reports that, in 2012, pet owners spent over $53 billion on caring for, and spoiling, their pet. To accommodate pet owners' desire for quality products and services for their favorite furry pal, the Maddie's Pet Rescue Project will be hosting Western New York's largest Pet Expo on Nov 15 & 16.

Team Up at Paws in the Park to Help Homeless Pets

Team Up at Paws in the Park to Help Homeless Pets

On September 28, the SPCA Serving Erie County will be hosting its 20th annual Paws in the Park dog walk at scenic Beaver Island State Park.  Animal lovers are invited to take part in this two mile walk to support the varied programs and services of the SPCA.  Afterwards, festivities include a boxed lunch from Anderson's, dog contests, pet-related vendors, bounce houses, and more.

According to Bethany Kloc, Event Coordinator, "Guests at Paws in the Park say that being a part of a team is the best way to experience this event.  There is such a sense of team spirit, knowing that you are helping us to save the lives of thousands of animals."