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Northtowns Pet Blog: Why Scrubbing Those Dog Bowls is a Must

Northtowns Pet Blog:  Why Scrubbing Those Dog Bowls is a Must

The cleaning of dog bowls is often overlooked. Although many dogs would be happy to drink out ofthe toilet, it is up to us to provide the healthiest environment possible for our pets. Unfortunately, many people let their dog bowls become slimy and coated with yucky film before finally giving them a thorough scrub. We may do this when it seems like our pet's feeding times never mesh well with our own dish cleaning schedules. This matter of inconvenience can be resolved by having several sets of inexpensive bowls. Give the bowls a quick scrub to loosen up grime before placing the bowls in the dishwasher. Simply put the soiled set in the dishwasher with the rest of your dishes while placing the clean set out during feeding.

Northtowns Pet Blog: Caring for Your Cat While You're Out Of Town

Northtowns Pet Blog: Caring for Your Cat While You're Out Of Town
Three Options for Caring for Your Cat While You're Out Of Town

Cats are pretty self-sufficient creatures, but that doesn't mean you can leave your kitten alone while you go out of town. Even an overnight trip can be traumatic for a young kitten or a cat that is very closely bonded to you. You wouldn't leave a five-year-old child alone to fend for herself for days, leaving a couple of boxes of cookies out so she doesn't go hungry, so why would you leave your cat alone?

As a responsible cat owner, you have three choices for being sure your kitten stays healthy while you're away from home:

Erie County Department of Health Presents Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic

Erie County Department of Health Presents Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic

BUFFALO, NY -- In association with the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society and the SPCA, the Erie County Department of Health is presenting a free rabies clinic:

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

3:00 to 7:00 P.M.

North Buffalo Community Center

203 Sanders Road

Buffalo, New York 14216

(Located off Colvin Blvd, south of Kenmore Avenue)

Additional clinics will be held in the spring and in late summer. Check for availability on the Erie County Department of Health website

Call for Art to Benefit Local Homeless Animals

Call for Art to Benefit Local Homeless Animals

A call for art has been issued by the Maddie's Pet Rescue Project for its second annual PETropolitan Auction of Art.  Taking place on March 31, 2011, the PETropolitan will feature silent and live auctions of art against the backdrop of Asbury Hall.  Proceeds will be used to assist the six partner organizations in their efforts to end the euthanasia of shelter dogs and cats in Erie County.  The Project partners include the SPCA Serving Erie County; the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter; Black Dog, Second Chance; HEART; Second Chance; and Ten Lives Club.

The PETropolitan is the perfect occasion for local artists to help save the lives of companion animals while showcasing their work to hundreds of guests.  Animal-inspired artwork will be accepted in any medium; the minimum value should exceed $75. 

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.

Turkeys Leave Country, Will Spend Holiday Overseas!

    There are 68 more days until Thanksgiving, and you can do your worrying about that turkey during the last 41. The first 27 days, or until October 15th, you can spend being thankful that the turkey you might not get will go to our boys overseas. This about sizes up the situation. Some time ago the government slapped a two-way freeze order on the national turkey crop.  It froze the sale of the birds until it can buy up 15,000,000 to 20,000,000 pounds needed by the armed forces, and it is now freezing the birds for shipment overseas. 

Turkeys remaining after Uncle Sam has his share will be allocated to civilian use.

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!