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Treat Your Pups to Something Special, and Help a Local Rescue Shelter

Treat Your Pups to Something Special, and Help a Local Rescue Shelter


Fetch! Dog Treats, a local business offering healthy and delicious treats made with all natural and organic ingredients, is busy preparing for the upcoming holiday season. A variety of snowflake- and Christmas tree-shaped treats are currently being baked and packaged for local markets. And for every package of treats sold during the 2013 holiday season, owner Jackie Lovern will make a donation to a local animal rescue shelter.

Celebrate Christmas with the Critters at Audubon

Celebrate Christmas with the Critters at Audubon

Jamestown, NY – You are invited to celebrate the holidays with the animals and staff of the Audubon Center and Sanctuary.

On Friday, December 28, from 10 a.m. to noon, you can meet some Audubon animals up close during a live animal presentation at Christmas with the Critters.

Audubon staff will bring some of the animals out to meet you. You can learn about them, touch them, and wish them a very happy holiday.

Activities will include making a gift for the animals, reading a story, and opening some of the animals’ presents.

For admission to the party, it is $7/person and $5/Friends of the Nature Center. Or you may take a gift tag from the Giving Tree that stand in the lobby of the Nature Center building, purchase the item, and bring it back as your admission. If you can’t attend the event, you can place your wrapped gift under the tree beforehand.

Free Rabies Clinic Scheduled

Free Rabies Clinic Scheduled

A Statement Released by the Chautauqua County Department of Health

Mayville, NY - The Chautauqua County Department of Health, in conjunction with the Chautauqua County Humane Society, announces that the final free rabies vaccination clinic of 2012 will be held on Thursday, November 8 from 3:30 pm – 5:30pm at Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Rd., Jamestown.  Dr. Melissa Schrope is the attending veterinarian.

Vaccinations will be provided free of charge to all dogs, cats and domesticated ferrets three (3) months of age and older. Please know that all pets must be on a leash or in a cage; and you should bring rabies vaccination records for each animal that will be receiving a shot. It is helpful for the veterinarian to know the previous immunization status of each animal to ensure proper and effective vaccination.

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!


State Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate Against Disease

State Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate Against Disease

(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!)

State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine recently urged horse owners across New York State to vaccinate their horses against Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile Virus (WNV). This is especially important since parts of New York have mosquito activity into late November.  

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.