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Senator Grisanti Nominates Matthew Mondoux to Senate Veterans’ Hall Of Fame

Senator Grisanti Nominates Matthew Mondoux to Senate Veterans’ Hall Of Fame

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced  that he is nominating Niagara Falls resident, Matthew Mondoux, to the New York Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame.  The New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame was created in 2005 to honor and recognize outstanding veterans from across the Empire State who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life.  The Hall of Fame provides an expression of our gratitude and admiration for their meritorious service to our nation.

Matthew Mondoux was in the Army National Guard for over 10 years serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan.  He received numerous awards for his service including the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Combat Action Badge, Army Good Conduct Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon.

2 Your Pet: Help One Year Old Douglas

Douglas is a one year old mixed-breed dog who is looking for a good home. He has been living in a foster home for several months.

His foster mother says that he is a friendly and active dog and gets along great with other dogs and kids.

For more information, you can visit the Buffalo Animal Shelter's Website, or call (716) 851-5694.

May Dates Announced for Free Rabies Clinics in Erie County

May Dates Announced for Free Rabies Clinics in Erie County

ERIE COUNTY, NY— Today, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein and Erie County Legislator Lynn Marinelli (District 3) announced that upcoming rabies clinics will be held in the month of May. The clinics, conducted by the County Department of Health in association with the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society and the SPCA Serving Erie County, provide free rabies vaccinations for dogs, cats, and ferrets.

“We must protect families and their pets from rabies, and these free clinics are a great way to do that,” said Poloncarz.

May Dates Announced for Free Rabies Clinics in Erie County

May Dates Announced for Free Rabies Clinics in Erie County

ERIE COUNTY, NY— Today, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein and Erie County Legislator Lynn Marinelli (District 3) announced that upcoming rabies clinics will be held in the month of May. The clinics, conducted by the County Department of Health in association with the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society and the SPCA Serving Erie County, provide free rabies vaccinations for dogs, cats, and ferrets.

“We must protect families and their pets from rabies, and these free clinics are a great way to do that,” said Poloncarz.

2 Your Pet: Help Find a Home for Milton

 

2 Your Pet returns this week with Milton. 

Milton is just over a year old and has been living in a foster home. His foster mother says he is a great family pet and that he enjoys playing with all sorts of balls and toys. 

For more information on how you can adopt Milton, contact the Buffalo Animal Shelter at (716) 851-5694. 

Or you can email his foster mother Ruth at: buchholz122@roadrunner.com

 

Grisanti Proposes Law To Establish Central State Registry For Pet Abusers In NY

Grisanti Proposes Law To Establish Central State Registry For Pet Abusers In NY

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced  the sponsorship of legislation (S6875) that would amend the agriculture and markets law to have the commissioner create an animal abuse central registry in New York State for anyone over the age of 18 who is convicted in a case of animal abuse. 

The law would require abusers to register annually and prohibit animal abusers from possessing, adopting, owning, purchasing or exercising control over an animal as long as they are required to register.  Any animal abuser who intentionally or knowingly fails to comply with the registration requirements or provides false information will be guilty of a felony which is to be punishable by a imprisonment not to exceed four years or a fine not to exceed five thousand dollars or both.  Shelters and pet stores would also be required to check the registry when selling or adopting an animal. 

Viva Las Vegas to feature Vegas-style games and entertainment

Viva Las Vegas to feature Vegas-style games and entertainment

With the skyrocketing cost of airfare, Western New Yorkers looking to visit Las Vegas may not be able to afford the expense.  Viva Las Vegas is the next best thing.  Taking place on April 19, 2012 at the Tonawanda Castle, Viva Las Vegas will feature casino games such as poker and roulette that guests will play with faux money.  It will also feature Vegas-style entertainment as well as hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and drinks.  Proceeds from Viva Las Vegas will benefit the Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project’s efforts to end the euthanasia of shelter dogs and cats in Erie County.

Viva Las Vegas kicks off at 6:30pm with performances by Miss Gay Pride Buffalo 2011, Veronica Lace, as well as top Elvis impersonator Patrick Johnson.  At the end of the evening, the three guests with the highest amount of chips will win one of three prizes: a complimentary night at the award winning Mansion on Delaware, a $100 gift certificate to Orville’s,