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Call for Art to Benefit Local Homeless Animals

Call for Art to Benefit Local Homeless Animals

A call for art has been issued by the Maddie's Pet Rescue Project for its second annual PETropolitan Auction of Art.  Taking place on March 31, 2011, the PETropolitan will feature silent and live auctions of art against the backdrop of Asbury Hall.  Proceeds will be used to assist the six partner organizations in their efforts to end the euthanasia of shelter dogs and cats in Erie County.  The Project partners include the SPCA Serving Erie County; the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter; Black Dog, Second Chance; HEART; Second Chance; and Ten Lives Club.

The PETropolitan is the perfect occasion for local artists to help save the lives of companion animals while showcasing their work to hundreds of guests.  Animal-inspired artwork will be accepted in any medium; the minimum value should exceed $75. 

Pet Connection Announces Holiday Season Events

Pet Connection Programs Inc. is counting on support from the generous residents of Western New York to make this a happy holiday season. Volunteers from the nonprofit maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla will be at several locations throughout Erie County in an effort to raise funds for the care of dozens of dogs and cats in need of loving homes.

Activities kick off on Black Friday as volunteers from the shelter will be selling their ever-popular pet totes filled with food, treats and toys at the Eastern Hills Mall, near Dave & Buster’s. The volunteers will return to the mall on three Saturday: November 27, December 11 and December 18. Pups from the shelter will also be there to greet you!

Turkeys Leave Country, Will Spend Holiday Overseas!

    There are 68 more days until Thanksgiving, and you can do your worrying about that turkey during the last 41. The first 27 days, or until October 15th, you can spend being thankful that the turkey you might not get will go to our boys overseas. This about sizes up the situation. Some time ago the government slapped a two-way freeze order on the national turkey crop.  It froze the sale of the birds until it can buy up 15,000,000 to 20,000,000 pounds needed by the armed forces, and it is now freezing the birds for shipment overseas. 

Turkeys remaining after Uncle Sam has his share will be allocated to civilian use.

Please Support Pet Connection’s Holiday Dinner Dance

Tickets are still available for Pet Connection’s Holiday Concert and Dinner Dance taking place from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, December 4, at the Hearthstone Manor in Depew. The event includes dinner, entertainment by Jack Civiletto and The Pyramid Band, a huge basket auction and much more.

One lucky door prize winner will take home four one-day Disney Hopper Passes valued at $544!

Tickets for the event are just $25 and are presale only. They can be obtained by calling the shelter at 652-0192.

Pet Connection releases holiday wish list

You can add a little joy to the holidays this season by making a donation to Pet Connection Programs Inc. from their holiday wish list. Pet Connection, founded in 1984, is a special care and maternity animal shelter located at 12935 Williston Road in Marilla.

Items on the wish list include the following:

Horsing Around In Buffalo - 1891

NY Times Dec. 30 1973   

The receipts of livestock at the East Buffalo Stockyards for 1873 exhibit a flattering increase over those of previous years, footing up 409,758 head of cattle, 733,400 head of sheep, 1,662,500 head of hogs, and 28,326 head of horses. The estimated value of this stock exclusive of the horses is $47,517,750.  The shipments for the year to Eastern markets were: 381,191 head of cattle, 695,000 head of sheep, 1,458,100 head of hogs, and 27,239 head of horses.

An Easy Way to Support Pet Connection

Did you know that you can help Pet Connection Programs Inc. without leaving the comfort of your chair, and receive great discount deals at the same time? Click on the link below and register for TeamSave Buffalo updates. All you need to provide is your e-mail address. Then, Monday through Friday, you’ll be notified of a great discount offer in WNY — 50 to 90% off! When you register, Pet Connection will receive $1. It’s that simple! Here’s the link: http://www.teamsave.com/promo/buffalo_petc_112010