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Concert Event Highlights Pet Connection's May Community Calendar

Concert Event Highlights Pet Connection's May Community Calendar

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, has several community events planned during the month of May. The shelter has been placing animals into loving homes throughout Western New York since 1984.

A Mother’s Day Pork Chop Dinner and Concert will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Marilla Fire Hall, located at Two Rod Road and West Avenue. Tickets are priced at $15 per person, pre-sale only, and can be reserved by calling the shelter at 652-0192. A basket auction will also take place during the event, which will feature entertainment by the Easy Street Big Band.

From 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Read the Signs of a Healthy Puppy or Kitten

Read the Signs of a Healthy Puppy or Kitten

(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!)

Bringing a puppy or kitten into your home is like welcoming a new baby into your family. You will feel joy, perhaps a little uncertainty and an overwhelming desire to do everything possible to get your new pet off to a happy and healthy start in life.

“Meeting your pet's health needs starts with good prevention at home,” says veterinarian Dr. David Cook.

Fleas and Ticks Pose Problems for Pets

Fleas and Ticks Pose Problems for Pets

(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!)

It happens every spring and summer — your dog spends a lot of time outdoors, whether he is playing, hiking or camping, only to end up with swollen ticks on his ears or belly hours later. But parasites, such as fleas and ticks, are not just a summer menace. They can infect pets at any time.

Banfield Applied Research and Knowledge (BARK), Banfield Pet Hospital's internal research team, recently reviewed more than 2.2 million health records obtained from dog and cat visits in 2009. Fleas are the most common parasite in kittens under six months, middle-aged dogs and senior dogs and cats.

Pittie Party to Benefit Black Dog, Second Chance

Pittie Party to Benefit Black Dog, Second Chance

On Saturday, March 12, 2011, Black Dog, Second Chance will be showcasing three of their rescue dogs at Animal Outfitters, 986 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo.  "It's a Pittie Party" will feature three pit bull mix dogs that are looking for forever homes.  They have been in Black Dog, Second Chance's care for several months due to extensive medical needs.  Each dog is now healthy, spayed or neutered, and up to date on its vaccinations.

Karly, a 12 week old puppy who recently survived parvo, will be present to raise funds for her veterinary bills.  There will be a "Karly Kissing Booth" where people can have their picture taken with her to help off-set the $3,000 in expenses that were incurred during her treatment.  Evan and Rummy, seven month old siblings, will also be available for adoption.

For more details on "It's a Pittie Party", visit http://www.blackdogsecondchance.org/.

Pet Connection Volunteers to Promote Pet Safety at Buffalo Home & Garden Show

Pet Connection Volunteers to Promote Pet Safety at Buffalo Home & Garden Show

Volunteers from Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity and special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, will be at the Buffalo Home & Garden Show March 4-6 and 11-13 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center to share information on home and garden safety for your pets. Pet Connection was founded in 1984 and has placed thousands of animals into loving homes throughout Western New York. 

Pet Connection Seeks Vendors for Annual Tails on the Trails Event

Pet Connection Seeks Vendors for Annual Tails on the Trails Event

Pet Connection Programs Inc. is looking for vendors for its Tails on the Trails event scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Como Lake Park in Lancaster. This annual dog-walking event/fundraiser attracts hundreds of walkers and their best friends. Pet Connection provides tables, chairs, tents and publicity. A small donation is required to help cover costs. For more information on Tails on the Trails, please contact the shelter at 652-0192. 

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.