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Choose the Best Food for Your Dog

Choose the Best Food for Your Dog

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Being a dog owner is a big job and ensuring that your dog receives the correct nutrition is a key part of that job. Here are some quick and easy tips that will help you make the best choice for your pet while they savor their mealtime with you even more:

Pet First Aid Class

Pet First Aid Class

Dogs and cats are more than pets—they’re family! And just like any other member of the family, pets deserve to be cared for and protected. That’s why the American Red Cross has developed the Dog and Cat First Aid Program.

Join us for the upcoming three-hour class at the Orchard Park Veterinary Medical Center on Monday, December 10th from 6pm-9pm. 

Cost is $65/person, and space is limited. Register by contacting Jill Gregory at (716) 878-2382 or jill.gregory@redcross.org.

Erie County SPCA Halloween Special

Erie County SPCA Halloween Special

A Statement Released by the Erie County SPCA

Hurricane Sandy can force East Coast animal shelters to close, leaving many animals with nowhere to go. The SPCA Serving Erie County may be called upon to help. In fact, Hurricane Sandy may cause animal rescue and housing emergencies right here at home. For these reasons, we're clearing the kennels to make room for dogs who fall victim to this howling storm.  Take advantage of this ghoulishly-great Halloween special!

Howling Halloween Special!
October 29 - October 31
(Dogs 10 and older: as always, adoption fee waived)

See the SPCA's available dogs at YourSPCA.org!


WNY's Largest Pet Expo to be Held This Weekend

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.

Adopt a Pet: Victoria

BUFFALO, N.Y. - This week Suzanne Laba from the Buffalo Animal Shelter and Sarah Watson brought Victoria to the Saturday Daybreak studios. Victoria is a gorgeous long-haired white kitty who sadly is missing one eye.

Victoria came to the shelter with a ruptured cornea that unfortunately was never treated. She went directly to the Buffalo Small Animal Hospital for treatment, and was then brought home by Watson as a foster pet.

Her owner put ointment into Victoria's eye five times a day for two weeks, however it was no use and the eye could not be saved and a decision was made to remove it.

Victoria is a very loving, low key cat. She is easy to handle, is very photogenic, and is a "perpetual purr machine".

If you are interested in adopting Victoria, you can email Sarah Watson here.

Adopt A Pet: Daphne

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Suzanne Laba from the Buffalo Animal Shelter once again stopped by the Daybreak Saturday studios with Daphne, a wonderful dog currently living in a foster home.

Daphne is a very friendly dog and was jumping on our newsroom desks before the show! She has been living with her foster mother since this past April.

She is about 18 months old and is housebroken and friendly to everyone she meets.

If you're interested in adopting Daphne, you can email her foster mother here.

Adopt a Pet: Little Miss Sally

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Suzanne Laba of the Buffalo Animal Shelter stopped by the Daybreak Saturday studios to show off Sally, an energetic and fully grown dog.

Sally will likely be bouncing around in her kennel when you bring her home, however she is a wonderfully sweet dog who walks well on a leash. She is about fully grown as of now, but may fill out a little bit with good food from a good home.

Many people may be unwilling to adopt a pet from the animal shelter, however that doesn't mean you still can't help. Right now the Buffalo Animal Shelter is looking to install a stereo system throughout the building. The idea is to play certain types of music to help relieve some of the dog's stress and anxiety.