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SPCA Serving Erie County to Host “PAWscars” Adoption Event

SPCA Serving Erie County to Host “PAWscars” Adoption Event

The SPCA Serving Erie County will be rolling out the red carpet for the “PAWscars”, a star-studded adoption event in honor of the Oscars.  Taking place on Sunday, February 26th from 12pm to 4pm, scores of dogs and cats will be available for adoption.  In celebration, all adoption fees will be half off.  Additionally, each adopter will receive a “Swag Bag” filled with goodies, and will be entered into a basket raffle drawing.

The “PAWscars” promises to be an exciting, family-friendly event.  In addition to the shelter’s dog in a leading role and cat in a leading role nominees, crafts and refreshments will be available.  What’s more, members of the North Ridge Star Wars Fan Club will be present.  Guests are invited to bring their camera and pose for pictures with Chewbacca and Luke Skywalker.

ZGM Fine Arts Presents "Take A Leap...A Twenty Nine Percent Solution"

ZGM Fine Arts Presents "Take A Leap...A Twenty Nine Percent Solution"

A statement from Elmwood Village

Buffalo, N.Y. - On Wednesday, February 29, from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m., ZGM Fine Arts presents "Take a Leap... A Twenty Nine Percent Solution," an exhibit and sale of artwork for the benefit of the Erie County SPCA. 29% of all sales and proceeds will be donated to the Erie County SPCA.

The event includes refreshments and live music by Cold Dark Train, and features paintings, photography, sculpture, and jewelry on exhibit by Carrie Feltz-Abdo, Eileen Graetz, John LaHood, Erma Kratzke, and Diann and Zinteck.

A gift basket raffle ($125.00 value of pet supplies) will be held courtesy of Animal Outfitters, Inc. of 986 Elmwood Ave. Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or 10 for $5.00 available at ZGM Fine Arts or Animal Outfitters. The prize will be drawn at 1:00 p.m., Sunday March 25 at ZGM Fine Arts (need not be present).

Save the Strays Sweepstakes Jackpot at $7,500

Save the Strays Sweepstakes Jackpot at $7,500

The Maddie's Pet Rescue Project has announced a jackpot of $7,500 for its first annual Save the Strays Sweepstakes.  Raffle tickets can be purchased for $20.  Ticket holders are then entered into a drawing for the grand prize, as well as a trip for two to Orlando, including airfare and three nights hotel, and a Kindle Fire.  The drawing will take place on February 29, 2012.

Four Legs, Two Eyes, One Heart: A Pit Bull is Just a Dog

Four Legs, Two Eyes, One Heart: A Pit Bull is Just a Dog

On February 4, 2012, the Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project partners will be hosting Bully for You!, an adoption event to promote pit bull type dogs in our community.  More than a dozen dogs will be available for adoption from the SPCA Serving Erie County and the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter from 11am – 2pm in the SPCA Auditorium, 205 Ensminger Rd.

Super Adoption Event to Feature Over 200 Dogs and Cats

Super Adoption Event to Feature Over 200 Dogs and Cats

On Sep. 30th and Oct. 1st, WNY's largest adoption event is coming to the Fairgrounds Event Center in Hamburg.  Join 25 area rescue groups and shelters for the Maddie’s Pet Rescue Project Pet Expo & Super Adoption Event between 6pm and 9pm on Friday and 10am and 5pm on Saturday.

Groups from across the region, from Chautauqua County to Niagara County, will be present throughout the Pet Expo with adoptable dogs and cats.  Dogs and puppies of various breeds, as well as cats and kittens and smaller pets like rabbits will be available for adoption.  Many groups will be permitting adopters to take their new pet home on the spot.  Adoption fees will vary by organization.  In most cases, the fee includes spay/neuter surgery and vaccinations.

Make Sure Your Pets Are "Red Cross Ready" For An Emergency

Make Sure Your Pets Are "Red Cross Ready" For An Emergency

BUFFALO, NY, September 23rd, 2011 – As we all know, disaster can strike anywhere at any time and without warning.  As we approach another winter storm season, it’s important that area residents take steps to prepare for an emergency in order to keep their loved ones safe.

For many of us, pets are an important part of our family, and it’s important to remember that our four-legged friends can be impacted by disaster as well.   A winter storm can force you to leave your home at a moment’s notice, or force you to stay in your home for an extended period of time.  The American Red Cross urges everyone to “Be Red Cross Ready” by following three simple steps, while keeping your pets needs in mind:

Pet Expo to Feature Canine Fashion Show

Pet Expo to Feature Canine Fashion Show

The most exciting event for area pet owners, and those looking to become pet owners, is taking place on Sep. 30th & Oct 1st at the Fairgrounds Event Center in Hamburg: the Maddie’s Pet Rescue Project Pet Expo.  Over 85 businesses and rescue groups will be exhibiting pet-related products and services such as treats, toys and obedience training.