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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.

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.