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PETropolitan Auction of Art to benefit the Maddie's Pet Rescue Project

PETropolitan Auction of Art to benefit the Maddie's Pet Rescue Project

Unite the art-lover with the animal-lover in you at the PETropolitan Auction of Art on March 31, 2011 at Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo.  The evening will feature more than 80 pieces of animal-inspired artwork from talented local artists as well as hors d’ouevres, desserts and drinks.

The PETropolitan kicks off at 6:00pm with a silent auction of framed photographs, paintings and jewelry.  At 8:00pm, the highlight of the evening begins: a live auction by Cash Realty & Auctions that will include works by nationally celebrated photographer William Wegman and Polly Little, Development Development for Hallwalls.  Proceeds will benefit the Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project’s efforts to end the euthanasia of shelter dogs and cats in Erie County with treatable medical conditions.

The Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project is a collaboration by the SPCA; City of Buffalo Animal Shelter; Black Dog, Second Chance; HEART; Se

Pittie Party to Benefit Black Dog, Second Chance

Pittie Party to Benefit Black Dog, Second Chance

On Saturday, March 12, 2011, Black Dog, Second Chance will be showcasing three of their rescue dogs at Animal Outfitters, 986 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo.  "It's a Pittie Party" will feature three pit bull mix dogs that are looking for forever homes.  They have been in Black Dog, Second Chance's care for several months due to extensive medical needs.  Each dog is now healthy, spayed or neutered, and up to date on its vaccinations.

Karly, a 12 week old puppy who recently survived parvo, will be present to raise funds for her veterinary bills.  There will be a "Karly Kissing Booth" where people can have their picture taken with her to help off-set the $3,000 in expenses that were incurred during her treatment.  Evan and Rummy, seven month old siblings, will also be available for adoption.

For more details on "It's a Pittie Party", visit http://www.blackdogsecondchance.org/.

Because Adorable Makes Any Sunday Great

Because Adorable Makes Any Sunday Great

 

Maddie's Pet Rescue Project Depends on Foster Volunteers to Reach "No-Kill" Status

Maddie's Pet Rescue Project Depends on Foster Volunteers to Reach "No-Kill" Status

Karly, a ten week old puppy, came to Black Dog, Second Chance from the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter on February 12th.  She was lethargic and dehydrated, and the Director of the Shelter knew that a kennel was not a suitable environment for a sick puppy.  The day after being taken in by Black Dog, Second Chance, Karly tested positive for parvo, a potentially devastating virus.  Due to the Director’s quick thinking and the foster volunteer’s actions, Karly, pictured above, is recovering at a nearby veterinary hospital. 

Adoption Event to Promote the Misunderstood Pit Bull

Adoption Event to Promote the Misunderstood Pit Bull

On February 12, 2011, the Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project partners will be hosting Bully for You!, an adoption event to promote bully breed dogs.  Pit bull puppies and adults from the SPCA, City of Buffalo Animal Shelter, and Black Dog, Second Chance will be available for adoption from 11:00am – 2:00pm in the SPCA Auditorium, 205 Ensminger Rd.

Free Rabies Clinic Set at the North Buffalo Community Center

Free Rabies Clinic Set at the North Buffalo Community Center

Erie County Legislator Lynn Marinelli (District 11) announces that the first in the series of free rabies clinics for 2011 will be held Wednesday, January 26th from

3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the North Buffalo Community Center located at 203 Sanders Road off of Colvin Boulevard just south of Kenmore Avenue. The Erie County Department of Health will be joined by Niagara Frontier Veterinarian Society, and the Erie County SPCA, to provide free rabies vaccines.

Legislator Marinelli stated, “We must protect families and their pets from rabies. I applaud the efforts of the Health Department, the SPCA, and the Niagara Frontier Veterinarian Society for working together to keep our community safe from rabies.

“These free clinics are a great way to fight rabies disease. I urge everyone to bring in their dog or cat if they’re due for a vaccination,” added Marinelli.

Pet Connection Seeks Vendors for Annual Tails on the Trails Event

Pet Connection Seeks Vendors for Annual Tails on the Trails Event

Pet Connection Programs Inc. is looking for vendors for its Tails on the Trails event scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Como Lake Park in Lancaster. This annual dog-walking event/fundraiser attracts hundreds of walkers and their best friends. Pet Connection provides tables, chairs, tents and publicity. A small donation is required to help cover costs. For more information on Tails on the Trails, please contact the shelter at 652-0192.