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WNY's Largest Pet Expo to be Held This Weekend
Events, Families, Pets
WNY's Largest Pet Expo to be Held This Weekend

The most exciting event for area pet owners is taking place on Oct 19 & 20th at the Fairgrounds Event Center in Hamburg: the Maddie’s Pet Rescue Project Pet Expo & Super Adoption Event.  The Pet Expo promises one stop shopping for pet owners with 110 vendors exhibiting pet-related products and services.

Anyone thinking of adopting a new member of the family should not miss the Super Adoption Event taking place throughout the duration of the Pet Expo.  Never before have so many local pet-related organizations come together under one roof.  Adoptable dogs and cats of all ages and breeds will be present on Friday and Saturday from 30 area rescue groups and shelters.  Adoption fees will vary by organization.

On Friday evening, a canine fashion show will be MC’d by Rob Lucas of STAR 102.5.  Taking place on Saturday will be agility, working K9, and pet first aid demonstrations.  Leashed dogs will be welcome with a signed liability waiver at the door.  Pet owners are encouraged to bring their camera to have their pet’s taken with the North Ridge Star Wars Fan Club.  They can also enter their pet in one of three contests on Saturday at 1:00pm: Dogs Got Talent, Best Dog Costume, and Star Wars Character Look Alike. 

Proceeds from the Pet Expo will help sustain the Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project, a collaboration by Black Dog, Second Chance; the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter; HEART; Second Chance; the SPCA Serving Erie County; and Ten Lives Club.  Through a prolific grant from Maddie’s Fund®, the Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project began in October of 2009 to guarantee a home for every healthy and treatable homeless dog and cat in Erie County.  Since the Project began, the euthanasia of shelter animals with treatable medical conditions is down by nearly 90%.  By 2014, the Project partners will save over 2,500 shelter pets from euthanasia each year. 

Admission to the Pet Expo is $6 on Friday, with hours from 6pm - 9pm, and $8 on Saturday, with hours from 10am - 5pm.  Bring in the Pet Expo ad found in the Buffalo News Gusto for $2 off admission.  Kids 12 and under are free.

For more details about the Pet Expo, visit www.MaddiesErieCounty.org.  

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