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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.

2 Your Pet: Teressa

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Animal Shelter does a wonderful job of helping animals that have nowhere else to go. However, sometimes other organizations step in to help out.

That's the case this week with Teressa. This Staffordshire Terrier is being taken care of by the "Black Dog Second Chance" organization. This organization takes dogs off the hands of the shelter and places them into foster homes while they await adoption.

Teressa is 2 years old and has a zest for life! She loves being with people and is great with kids. She enjoys playing with other dogs and will always be there for you.

If you are interested in adopting Teressa, you can send an email to her foster mom here.

2 Your Pet airs every week on Daybreak Saturday.

Chalkfest 2012: Revitalizing Main Street Through Art

Chalkfest 2012: Revitalizing Main Street Through Art

On August 11 and 12th, 2012, the 500 Block of Main Street in downtown Buffalo will be overtaken by art.

Chalkfest [a FREE annual event] is a project envisioned by The 500 Block Association, a group of business, artists and native Buffalo residents to revitalize the 500 Block of Main Street. The festival is throughout the weekend and includes the artwork of Michael Macauley, world reknowned 3D chalk artist.

The two day festival is the first of its kind, all ages on Saturday and Sunday from 12 -5 pm, and after 5 pm on Saturday for adults with live entertainment.

Businesses Wanted for WNY's Largest Pet Expo

Businesses Wanted for WNY's Largest Pet Expo

America's pet industry is booming. The American Pet Products Association estimates that pet owners will spend over $52 billion on products and services for their pet in 2012. To fulfill area pet owners' desire to shop for quality products and services for their favorite furry friend, the Maddie's Pet Rescue Project will be hosting Western New York's largest Pet Expo.

The Maddie's Pet Rescue Project Pet Expo will be held on Oct 19 & 20 at the Fairgrounds Event Center in Hamburg. Pet stores, fencing companies, carpet cleaners, doggie daycares, and other businesses that would appeal to a pet owner's lifestyle are sought for this comprehensive event. Local rescue groups are also encouraged to take part in the Expo's Super Adoption Event.  At last year's Expo, nearly 90 vendors participated.