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Laura's Critter Care Hosts 2012 Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive to Benefit Ascension's Pet Food Pantry

Laura's Critter Care Hosts 2012 Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive to Benefit Ascension's Pet Food Pantry

Laura's Critter Care Hosts 2012 Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive to Benefit Ascension's Pet Food Pantry in Buffalo

What:    As part of an international effort spearheaded by Pet Sitters International (PSI), the largest association for professional pet sitters, the Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive serves to collect pet food for local shelters.  Proceeds from Laura's Critter Care's drive will go to Ascension's Pet Food Pantry.

Who:    The local Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive is being hosted by Laura's Critter Care

Why:     Shelters across the country are in dire need.  Ascension's Pet Food Pantry is in great need of   pet food donations as it enters 2013.            

When:   Donations accepted December 1-12, 2012.

Northtowns Pet Blog: Simple Tips to Ensure No “Scaredy Cats” or Dogs This Halloween

Northtowns Pet Blog: Simple Tips to Ensure No “Scaredy Cats” or Dogs This Halloween

Halloween continues to increase in popularity and an estimated 170 million Americans plan to celebrate the holiday this year according to the National Retail Federation. Pet Sitters International (PSI) recommends that pet owners take special care to ensure the safety of the four-legged family members during this “spooktacular” holiday.

For pets that are easily frightened or not used to being around a lot of people, especially children, Halloween can be a real nightmare, explained professional dog trainer, Teoti Anderson. Anderson is the owner of Pawsitive Results, a pet training school in Lexington, SC, and author of multiple books on pet training.

Northtowns Pet Blog: Disaster Preparedness for Pet Owners

Northtowns Pet Blog: Disaster Preparedness for Pet Owners

In the event of a disaster, if you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them, too.

Different disasters require different responses. But whether the disaster is a hurricane or a hazardous spill, you may have to evacuate your home. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe place for them, is likely to result in their loss, injury or death. So prepare now for the day when you and your pets may have to leave your home.

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
ALL DOGS 5 MONTHS AND OLDER at the SPCA SERVING ERIE COUNTY:  $31.00
(Dogs 10 and older: as always, adoption fee waived)

See the SPCA's available dogs at YourSPCA.org!

 

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.

Northtowns Pet Blog: The Back-To-School Blues

Northtowns Pet Blog: 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.