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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."

Name Your Own Fee at the SPCA Bow Wow Meow Luau

Name Your Own Fee at the SPCA Bow Wow Meow Luau

The SPCA Serving Erie County will be hosting its first ever Bow Wow Meow Luau this Saturday, August 31st.  Taking place from noon to 4:00pm, the event will feature over 75 dogs and cats available for adoption.  Adopters will be able to name their own fee on any animal, including kittens. 

The Bow Wow Meow Luau adoption event will give families the chance to adopt the pet of their dreams at an adoption fee that fits their budget.  All dogs and cats will be spayed or neutered, micro-chipped, and up to date on vaccinations.  Adopters will also receive 30 days free vet insurance and a certificate for a free physical exam by a Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society veterinarian of their choice.

Senator Grisanti Continues Push for Stronger Animal Cruelty Laws by Urging Governor to Sign Bill Tha

Senator Grisanti Continues Push for Stronger Animal Cruelty Laws by Urging Governor to Sign Bill Tha

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I – Buffalo) today has renewed his call for a crack down on puppy mills by urging Governor Cuomo to sign into law Bill S.3753, which would allow forward-thinking local governments to regulate commercial pet breeders and pet stores.

The legislation addresses the ineffectiveness of New York’s “Pet Dealer” law, the proliferation of unregulated dog breeders in the state and the pet industry’s complicit support of inherently cruel, out-of-state puppy mills.

“New York State appears to be the only home-rule state in the country that explicitly prohibits its towns and cities from regulating commercial pet breeders and pet stores,” Grisanti said, backed by area leaders in the fight against pet abuse. ”I am calling on the Governor to pass this piece of legislation so that New York can effectively regulate puppy mills, and put an end to abusive breeding techniques.”

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 13 Events

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 13 Events

 

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a popular Western New York tradition featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, is open for the 2013 season! Hours at the open-air market, a program of the Elmwood Village Association, are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine. 

Breaking Mews: Maddie’s Pet Rescue Project to Host Annual Kitten Shower

Breaking Mews: Maddie’s Pet Rescue Project to Host Annual Kitten Shower

Kitten season is in full swing, and area shelters and rescue groups are being flooded with tiny, mewing kittens.  On June 15, 2013, the Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project is hosting its annual Kitten Shower from 1:00 – 4:00 at the Galleria Mall on the lower level near the Apple Store.  The City of Buffalo Animal Shelter, HEART, SPCA Serving Erie County, and Ten Lives Club will be present with kittens of all ages and colors.

A gift registry has been created to help the Maddie's Project partners care for the hundreds of homeless kittens taken in every spring and summer.  Adopters are encouraged to bring items from the wish list including:

2 oz nursing bottles

Blankets and towels

Kitten Milk Replacer

Litter (non-clumping)

Litter pans

Plastic cat carriers

Scratching posts

Dogs Are Family Too To Celebrate All Things Dog

Dogs Are Family Too To Celebrate All Things Dog

As dog owners can attest, dogs are an integral part of the family.  Black Dog, Second Chance will be celebrating the relationship that pet owners have with their dog at the 2nd annual Dogs Are Family Too event.  Dogs Are Family Too will be taking place on Saturday, June 1 from 12 – 5 at the Harlem Road Community Center in Snyder.

Dogs Are Family Too will feature a variety of pet-related vendors and agility demonstrations, along with pet photos by Wild Eye Photos.  In addition, dogs will be available for adoption from various local rescue groups. 

Throughout the day, live music will be playing and Chiavetta’s chicken dinners will be available for $12.  Presale tickets can be purchased for chicken dinners for just $10.  Dinners can also be purchased for the Buffalo City Mission which volunteers will deliver right to their door.   

Senator Grisanti to Receive Humane Leadership From ASPCA at May 6th "Voices For Animals Day" in Alba

Senator Grisanti to Receive Humane Leadership From ASPCA at May 6th "Voices For Animals Day" in Alba

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti has been selected by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to receive the organization's coveted Humane Leadership Award at its annual "Voices For Animals" Day. For more information, please visit www.senatormarkgrisanti.com/?p=6332