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2 Your Pet: Teressa

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Animal Shelter does a wonderful job of helping animals that have nowhere else to go. However, sometimes other organizations step in to help out.

That's the case this week with Teressa. This Staffordshire Terrier is being taken care of by the "Black Dog Second Chance" organization. This organization takes dogs off the hands of the shelter and places them into foster homes while they await adoption.

Teressa is 2 years old and has a zest for life! She loves being with people and is great with kids. She enjoys playing with other dogs and will always be there for you.

If you are interested in adopting Teressa, you can send an email to her foster mom here.

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Chalkfest 2012: Revitalizing Main Street Through Art

Chalkfest 2012: Revitalizing Main Street Through Art

On August 11 and 12th, 2012, the 500 Block of Main Street in downtown Buffalo will be overtaken by art.

Chalkfest [a FREE annual event] is a project envisioned by The 500 Block Association, a group of business, artists and native Buffalo residents to revitalize the 500 Block of Main Street. The festival is throughout the weekend and includes the artwork of Michael Macauley, world reknowned 3D chalk artist.

The two day festival is the first of its kind, all ages on Saturday and Sunday from 12 -5 pm, and after 5 pm on Saturday for adults with live entertainment.

Upcoming London Events Cater to Dog Lovers and Agricultural Enthusiasts

Upcoming London Events Cater to Dog Lovers and Agricultural Enthusiasts

Visitors to nearby London, Ontario, will have two interesting events to check out over the weekend of Aug. 18-19, when Pawlooza and the Fanshawe Agricultural Fair create a fun festival atmosphere.

Pawlooza, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, is the quirkiest, whackiest and most ridiculously fun festival anywhere. Held on International Homeless Animals’ Day, it's a festival for dogs — 6,000 of them, in fact. And joining them will be approximately 25,000 animal lovers, 150 animal-related vendors, and 55 animal rescue and welfare groups from across Canada. It's the most dog-friendly event that you'll ever attend! 

Businesses Wanted for WNY's Largest Pet Expo

Businesses Wanted for WNY's Largest Pet Expo

America's pet industry is booming. The American Pet Products Association estimates that pet owners will spend over $52 billion on products and services for their pet in 2012. To fulfill area pet owners' desire to shop for quality products and services for their favorite furry friend, the Maddie's Pet Rescue Project will be hosting Western New York's largest Pet Expo.

The Maddie's Pet Rescue Project Pet Expo will be held on Oct 19 & 20 at the Fairgrounds Event Center in Hamburg. Pet stores, fencing companies, carpet cleaners, doggie daycares, and other businesses that would appeal to a pet owner's lifestyle are sought for this comprehensive event. Local rescue groups are also encouraged to take part in the Expo's Super Adoption Event.  At last year's Expo, nearly 90 vendors participated. 

New Faces, Old Paces: Fighting Politics and Stagnation on the Road to a No Kill Niagara

New Faces, Old Paces: Fighting Politics and Stagnation on the Road to a No Kill Niagara

The new Board of Directors of the Niagara County SPCA has finally spoken.  It was announced earlier this week that Amy Lewis, who has been serving as interim Director, has entered into a 1-year contract.

Although we have made some progress toward our ultimate goal of achieving a No Kill Niagara SPCA, in many ways we are right back to square one.  Despite the public urging the Board of Directors to pursue an open application process in order to attract and identify the very best candidates for Executive Director, the Board decided to completely ignore these requests, to circumvent a proper candidate search and to settle for the interim director who had been put in place by the former, discredited Board of Directors and their handler, criminal defense attorney, Paul Cambria.

Kitten Shower to Welcome the Pitter Patter of Little Paws

Kitten Shower to Welcome the Pitter Patter of Little Paws

Kitten season is in full swing, and area shelters and rescue groups are flooded with tiny, mewing kittens.  On June 30, 2012, the Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project is hosting its annual Kitten Shower from 11:00 – 2:00 at the Galleria Mall near the Apple Store.  The City of Buffalo Animal Shelter, SPCA Serving Erie County, and Ten Lives Club will be present with cats of all ages and colors.  In addition, the SPCA Humane Education Department will have crafts for kids and educational materials for adopters.

Dog Days of Kenmore: Annual Canine Festival

Dog Days of Kenmore: Annual Canine Festival

The Kenmore Village Improvement Society (KVIS) will hold its annual canine festival – Dog Days of Kenmore on Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th in Mang Park.