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Dog Walk and Yard Sale Events Highlight Pet Connection June Calendar

Dog Walk and Yard Sale Events Highlight Pet Connection June Calendar

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, has several community events planned throughout the month of June. The shelter has been placing animals into loving homes throughout Western New York since 1984.

Pet Connection’s sixth annual “Tails on the Trails” dog walk will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Como Lake Park Casino in Lancaster. In addition to the dog walk, there will be contests, raffles, a basket auction, vendors and a cookout. Other activities and demonstrations include a “good citizen” dog test, pet blessing, pet psychic, pet first aid, dog agility and much more.

Read the Signs of a Healthy Puppy or Kitten

Read the Signs of a Healthy Puppy or Kitten

(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!)

Bringing a puppy or kitten into your home is like welcoming a new baby into your family. You will feel joy, perhaps a little uncertainty and an overwhelming desire to do everything possible to get your new pet off to a happy and healthy start in life.

“Meeting your pet's health needs starts with good prevention at home,” says veterinarian Dr. David Cook.

Buffalo State Presents: "Dietary Fiber: Beyond the Health Implications"

Buffalo State Presents: "Dietary Fiber: Beyond the Health Implications"

The Dietetics and Nutrition Department will present two seminars, one during Bengal Pause and another in the evening, on Tuesday, March 22. “Dietary Fibers: Beyond the Health Implications” will be presented by Mr. Jit Ang, a scientist, inventor, and executive vice president of the International Fiber Corporation located in North  Tonawanda.

The daytime seminar will be held 12:15–1:30 p.m. in Bulger Communication Center South 2. The evening seminar will be presented 7:00–9:00 p.m. in the Burchfield Penney Art Center auditorium.

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/.

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. 

Pet Connection Volunteers to Promote Pet Safety at Buffalo Home & Garden Show

Pet Connection Volunteers to Promote Pet Safety at Buffalo Home & Garden Show

Volunteers from Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity and special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, will be at the Buffalo Home & Garden Show March 4-6 and 11-13 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center to share information on home and garden safety for your pets. Pet Connection was founded in 1984 and has placed thousands of animals into loving homes throughout Western New York.