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Northtown Subaru Dog Days of Kenmore set for June 10

Northtown Subaru Dog Days of Kenmore set for June 10

There are many festivals and events throughout Western New York for you and your family members each spring and summer, but what about the other important member - your family dog?

 

The Northtown Subaru Dog Days of Kenmore has the answer. This free event for canines and their people will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at Mang Park along Mang Avenue, between Military Road and Wilber Avenue.

 

The event will includes more than 100 dog vendors, adoptable dogs, dog sports, demonstrations, six food trucks, treats for canines, live music by Skiffle Minstrels and more. Also at the event, attendees will be able to sign up for several competitions, including a dog-owner look-alike contest, coolest trick, best dog costume, best costume, and the Stephanie Mang Best Dog Joke Contest.

 

Nature Center Program on Raising Chickens

Nature Center Program on Raising Chickens

Jamestown, NY – It is becoming more and more popular to raise chickens in the backyard.

The Audubon Nature Center is presenting “Backyard Chickens,” featuring a panel of local folks who have done just that, on Saturday, March 14, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Raising egg-laying chickens in the backyard is fun, self-sufficient and educational. Not only do you get fresh eggs out of the endeavor, you also gain some great insight in the poultry brain, get some laughter at their antics, and, if you choose, get some tasty dinners once your birds are past prime laying age.

Come armed with questions for a group of folks who have raised birds in their yards. While not professional (are there professional backyard chicken raisers?), they have first-hand knowledge of how to raise birds right here in our area.

Dog Ears Event to Benefit Feral Cat Program

Dog Ears Event to Benefit Feral Cat Program

 

A book-signing event with the author and illustrator of “Feral Cat Stories: From Rescue to Love,” will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo.

The book is an entertaining and inspiring collection of Western New York feral cat rescue stories from participants of the spay/neuter programs of Feral Cat FOCUS. Local author Susan Sellingsloh captures the struggles and joys of people who encounter feral cats and decide to help. The stories show not only the transformation of rescue into love but the efficacy of Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR) programs. All proceeds benefit Feral Cat FOCUS of Western New York.  

Support Pet Connection Programs Inc. at the Erie County Fair

Support Pet Connection Programs Inc. at the Erie County Fair

 

Animal lovers across Western New York are encouraged to visit the Pet Connection Programs Inc. booth at the Erie County Fair, Aug. 6-17, and pick up one of the shelter’s popular Doggy Bags or Tabby Totes packed with goodies for your favorite four-legged friend! Pet Connection will once again be located in the Fair’s Bazaar Building.

Bringing Pets Into the United States Requires Careful Planning

Bringing Pets Into the United States Requires Careful Planning

 

Relocating to the United States requires a lot of time and attention to detail. Obtaining visas, work permits, securing housing and transportation — in addition to packing and making travel arrangements — can be overwhelming. While many people understand that four-legged friends are often considered to be members of the family, bringing the family pets to the United States also requires a lot of planning and effort. 

Fetch! Healthy Dog Treats Now Available Via Mail Order

Fetch! Healthy Dog Treats Now Available Via Mail Order

 

Fetch! Dog Treats, a Cheektowaga, N.Y.-based business offering healthy and delicious homemade dog treats made with all natural and organic ingredients, is now offering its popular product line via mail order!

“Our products are carefully made with oat flour and all-natural ingredients such as salmon oil, which promotes healthy joints, skin and coat,” said owner Jackie Lovern. “When it comes to caring for your dog or puppy you want to be able to reward them with healthy and wholesome treats they will enjoy.”

Avoid Dangerous and Expensive Pet Injuries this Winter

Avoid Dangerous and Expensive Pet Injuries this Winter

 

Laura's Critter Care, LLC share tips to prevent common weather-related pet injuries.

 

Winter can be harsh on pets - especially small animals and smooth-coated breeds. Pets need special attention during the winter months.

 

Lesions on legs from stepping in snow holes, cuts on paws from walking on ice and illnesses from ingesting toxic chemicals are all typical winter-related pet-injuries. These are injuries that can be avoided if pet owners and caregivers are conscientious.

 

When possible, Laura's Critter Care, LLC urges pet owners and pet-care providers to consider the following preventive measures for maximum health and safety for their pets this winter:

 

  • Keep all young, old and short-haired pets inside. These types of pets are more vulnerable to cold weather and should not be left outside for long and without supervision.