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Pet Connection Announces January Community Events

Pet Connection Announces January Community Events

Make a resolution to come out and support Pet Connection Programs Inc. in the new year. Pet Connection, a nonprofit maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, has been helping animals find great homes in Western New York since 1984.

On Saturday, January 15, Pet Connection volunteers will be taking part in an adoption event from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Petco store on Transit Road in Williamsville. Volunteers will also be at the Walden Galleria from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, January 15 and Saturday, January 22, selling our popular pet totes filled with dog and cat treats and other goodies. Come out and meet some of our newest puppy arrivals!

Amherst Pet Blog: Winter Checklist for Your Pet

Amherst Pet Blog:  Winter Checklist for Your Pet

First, the basic supply list:

Do you have enough of the following items to last a few days, should the roads become unsafe for travel or the veterinary office is closed?

  • pet food
  • litter
  • fresh water supply
  • soft warm bedding
  • any medications your pet takes on a regular basis

Now for the safety checklist and weather considerations:

  • Outdoor pets
    Some pets are better suited than others for living outdoors. There is a common misconception that dogs will be "fine" if left outside. This is not true! All pets need adequate shelter from the elements and insulation against cold weather. Pets should not be left outside for long periods in freezing weather - like humans, they can suffer from hypothermia and frostbite.

Pet Connection Seeks Vendors for Annual Tails on the Trails Event

Pet Connection Seeks Vendors for Annual Tails on the Trails Event

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Amherst Pet Blog: Eight Tips to Help You and Your Pets Safely Enjoy the Holidays

Amherst Pet Blog:  Eight Tips to Help You and Your Pets Safely Enjoy the Holidays

Holidays can be extremely fun for humans, but may pose hidden risks for pets.  These eight tips will help keep your pets safe this Holiday season.

 

Don’t be a turkey on “Turkey Day.”

Holiday treats, such as rich, fatty scraps, bones from pork and poultry, alcoholic beverages, chocolate and other sweets and candies can be harmful or toxic to pets. These foods have been linked to pancreatitis in pets. Signs and symptoms of an inflamed pancreas include vomiting and abdominal pain. Severe pancreatitis requires emergency medical care and treatment.

 

O (No) Christmas Tree!

Amherst Pet Blog: Teach Your Dog to Enjoy Being in a Crate

    It is always a good idea to train your dog to enjoy being in a crate.  Especially if there might be times where they need to be in one for an extended period of time. Such as at an emergency shelter  or veterinary offices that may crate your dog between procedures. To ensure your dog is prepared for such situations, teach him now that the crate is a happy place.

Pet Connection Announces Holiday Season Events

Pet Connection Programs Inc. is counting on support from the generous residents of Western New York to make this a happy holiday season. Volunteers from the nonprofit maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla will be at several locations throughout Erie County in an effort to raise funds for the care of dozens of dogs and cats in need of loving homes.

Activities kick off on Black Friday as volunteers from the shelter will be selling their ever-popular pet totes filled with food, treats and toys at the Eastern Hills Mall, near Dave & Buster’s. The volunteers will return to the mall on three Saturday: November 27, December 11 and December 18. Pups from the shelter will also be there to greet you!

Please Support Pet Connection’s Holiday Dinner Dance

Tickets are still available for Pet Connection’s Holiday Concert and Dinner Dance taking place from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, December 4, at the Hearthstone Manor in Depew. The event includes dinner, entertainment by Jack Civiletto and The Pyramid Band, a huge basket auction and much more.

One lucky door prize winner will take home four one-day Disney Hopper Passes valued at $544!

Tickets for the event are just $25 and are presale only. They can be obtained by calling the shelter at 652-0192.