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April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month

April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month

 

 

13 Items You Need in Your Pet First Aid Kit

 

 

Exit 2 Bar & Grille Plans SPCA Benefit, Paint Night and More

Exit 2 Bar & Grille Plans SPCA Benefit, Paint Night and More

A Chili/Chowder/Soup Cook-off to benefit the SPCA and a fun-filled Paint Night are just two of the exciting things happening at Exit 2 Bar & Grille, located at 3191 Eggert Road in Tonawanda.

The second annual cook-off, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 13, hopes to build on the success of last year’s event which raised more than $3,000 for the SPCA. Joining the fun this year will be WNY Heroes, Inc., a local organization that helps soldiers through innovative programs such as Pawsitive For Heroes, an initiative that matches service or therapy dogs with local veterans.

Two Fun Events to Benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc.

Two Fun Events to Benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc.

Two upcoming fundraisers — a Chicken BBQ and Chinese Auction event and a large indoor yard sale — will both benefit the shelter animals at Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity animal shelter located in Marilla.

Held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 2, the Chicken BBQ and Chinese Auction will take place at the Variety Club Banquet Hall located at 6114 Broadway in Lancaster. Dinner tickets are just $10 and include a half chicken by BW’s Smokin’ Barrels Barbecue, Pet Connection’s famous cream corn bake, mashed potatoes, noodle salad, roll and choice of dessert. The auction will feature more than 150 items plus fantastic door prizes! 

Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive December 1st-12th

Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive December 1st-12th

Laura’s Critter Care, LLC Hosts Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive to Benefit The Pets of the Ascension Church Pet Food Pantry

 

 

What:   As part of an international effort spearheaded by Pet Sitters International (PSI), the largest educational association for professional pet sitters, the Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive was created to collect pet food for local shelters and pet-rescue groups across the globe.  Proceeds from Laura’s Critter Care’s drive will go to The Ascension Church Pet Food Pantry.

 

Who:    The Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive in Western New York is being hosted by Laura’s Critter Care.

 

Don't let Halloween stress out your scaredy cat (or dog!)

Don't let Halloween stress out your scaredy cat (or dog!)

Halloween continues to increase in popularity and an estimated 170 million Americans plan to celebrate the holiday this year. As with any busy holiday, pet owners should take special care to ensure that the four-legged family members stay safe. Halloween can pose many dangers for pets so share these safety tips with clients so everyone can enjoy a safe spooktacular celebration.

 

The Back-To-School Blues

The Back-To-School Blues

It isn’t just children who suffer from the back to school blues—pets can suffer too. After a long, fun summer, an empty house can be a difficult adjustment for pets. Pet Sitters International advises pet owners to become familiar with the signs of pet separation anxiety and how it can be treated.

 

Pet separation anxiety is a psychological term to describe the stress and anxiety brought on by separation from the primary pet caretaker. This issue can become a serious medical condition, with cases and their accompanying symptoms ranging from mild to severe. Most pet owners are familiar with the more common symptoms, but many may be surprised to learn that the full extent of the symptoms begin before the owner leaves and continues long after their departure.

 

Laura’s Critter Care, LLC Warns Local Pet Owners: A Hot Automobile is a Threat to Your Pet

Laura’s Critter Care, LLC Warns Local Pet Owners: A Hot Automobile is a Threat to Your Pet
Professional pet–sitting business owner Laura Stauffiger starts local public awareness campaign by supplying area businesses with heat warning window/door clings to place on the inside glass windows or doors of their businesses.
 
Western NY May 29, 2015—With summer quickly approaching Laura Stauffiger, owner of Laura’s Critter Care, LLC, wants to educate local pet owners on the dangers of leaving pets in a hot car, even for just a few moments.
 
“Some pet owners do not realize that even if they crack the windows or leave their automobiles running with the air conditioner on, temperatures inside vehicles can still become dangerously hot very quickly,” explains Stauffiger.