Find the latest issue of the SPCA’s new newsletter, Compassion in Action, below!

-June 14, 2019

SPCA Serving Erie County Offers Free Adoptions to Current and Past Military Members During Vets & Pets

May 13, 2019
By: SPCA Chief Communications Officer Gina Lattuca 

To celebrate the men and women of the armed services this Memorial Day, the SPCA Serving Erie County offers “Vets & Pets,” waiving adoption fees on most animals for individuals on active duty, reserves, and honorable discharge, along with service-disabled veterans and those retired from military service.

Vets & Pets begins Saturday, May 18 and runs through Monday, May 27* at the SPCA’s 300 Harlem Rd., West Seneca shelter (closed on May 27) and all SPCA offsite adoption locations.

Photos of adoptable animals are available here, and a list of offsite adoption locations and addresses can be found here. Military ID or DD214 will need to be presented.

Vets & Pets is proudly sponsored by Nancy Gacioch of Buffalo, NY.!

Contact SPCA Adoptions with any questions: 716-875-7360, ext. 233.

*Please note: The SPCA’s West Seneca shelter is closed on the final day of Vets & Pets Monday, May 27, but many of the SPCA’s offsite adoption locations are open that day! That means you can still take advantage of the Vets & Pets adoption special! See a list of our offsite locations and photos of the animals available here!

Student Winners of SPCA Humane Poster & Creative Writing Contest Honored at Ceremony

May 9, 2019
Submitted by: SPCA Humane Education Department

Last night, area children were honored at a special ceremony at the SPCA’s 300 Harlem Rd., West Seneca shelter. The students won prizes in the SPCA’s 2019 Humane Poster & Creative Writing Contest.

This year’s student winners are:

The Anderson/Lowe Award for Artistic Ability:
Joseph Jordan – Buffalo, NY

The Stevens/Barrett Award for Creative Writing:
Louisa Gascoyne – East Aurora, NY

Most Creative Entry:
Ivyana Dragoo Depew, NY

Division 1 (I)
1st Owen Braley – Tapestry Charter School
2nd Christian Eckrote – Valley Community Center
3rd Isabella Dustin – Valley Community Center
Honorable Mention: Natalie Sprandel – Tonawanda, NY

Division 2 (II)
1st Oliver Bennett – Immaculate Conception School
2nd Mathew Mysiak – Holland, NY
3rd Pender Maya –Tapestry Charter School
Honorable Mention: Elise Murphy – Buffalo, NY

Division 3 (III)
1st Ceciella Giallella – Immaculate Conception School
2nd Sophia Costanzo – Orchard Park, NY
3rd Kaylie Kratz – St. Josephs School
Honorable Mention: Abbey Root – St. Joseph’s School

Division 4 (IV)
1st Sipharah Mast – Buffalo NY
2nd Kayla Dorman –Pathways Academy
3rd Amaya Fenandez – Buffalo, NY

Division 5 (V)
1st Shane Connolly – Stanley G. Falk School
2nd Haley Goodrich – Stanley G. Falk School
3rd Shadow Young – Stanley G. Falk School
Honorable Mentions:
Joseph Maracle – Stanley Makowski School
Jeremiah Garner – Stanley G. Falk School

Other winners include the Judy Silver Educator of the Year, Diane Evans, and this year’s Ambassador of Kindness, Vivian Guard.

For information on how you, your child/children, your class, or your school can become involved in the 2020 student competition, please contact SPCA Humane Educator Danielle Talbot at 716-875-7360, ext. 245 or daniellet@yourspca.org.

SPCA OFFERS PET FIRST AID CLASS

May 9, 2019
By: SPCA Chief Communications Officer Gina Lattuca


UPDATE, MAY 17: This class is filled. Registration has closed for this event,  but please keep an eye on YourSPCA.org, Facebook, and Twitter for future class announcements! Thank you!

UPDATE, MAY 15: THIS CLASS IS ALMOST FILLED! Register here!

The SPCA Serving Erie County will offer its second Pet First Aid Class of the year Tuesday, May 28,
5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at its 300 Harlem Rd., West Seneca location.

Instructors will cover the symptoms of serious emergencies that require immediate treatment, hands-on animal CPR with CPR mannequin resusci-dog Spot, muzzling demonstrations, bandaging demonstrations, and will offer a comprehensive lecture portion on recognizing and appropriately handling life-threatening emergencies.

Included in the $10.00 registration fee is a take-home booklet for easy reference, and contact information for area emergency veterinarians.

Registration is required and interested parties can register here. Space is limited, so hurry!  PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS IS ALMOST FILLED! Register here…and if you find that the class has been filled, please keep watching YourSPCA.org, Facebook, or Twitter for future class announcements!

BUFFALO BREWPUB PRESENTS ‘PAWS AT THE PUB’ TO BENEFIT THE SPCA SERVING ERIE COUNTY

April 18, 2019
By: SPCA Chief Communications Officer Gina Lattuca

BREAKING ‘PAWS AT THE PUB’ NEWS: This Sunday’s event at Buffalo Brewpub may be for people only…but that doesn’t mean the beverages have to be! 12 Gates Brewing Company and Buffalo Brewpub have collaborated on their version of a ‘doggie bag’ with a doggie BOTTLE:  PUPS N/A malt beef-flavored ale to bring home for your four-legged canine connoisseur!

The bottles will be available for just $5.00 each and will be available ONLY during Paws at the Pub on Sunday! Quantities are limited, so don’t miss this chance to find out whether your pup has a future as a canine cicerone (yes, we had to look that up).

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Break out the brews! For the second time, Buffalo Brewpub, located at 6861 Main Street in Williamsville, will host “Paws at the Pub” to benefit the SPCA Serving Erie County!

The free rain-or-shine event for people of all ages (no pets, please) is scheduled for Sunday, April 28,
12 p.m –5 p.m. All tips received by servers and bartenders, as well as a portion of food and beverage sales, will be donated to the SPCA. A special drink menu will also be available featuring Tommyrotter Distilling products.

Buffalo Brewpub and 12 Gates Brewing Co. have collaborated on a Blood Orange Hefeweizen beer which is currently being served, and will be served at the event. There will also be a basket raffle and silent auction featuring prizes that include a week’s stay at Tropical Winds Daytona Beach, a
60” Smart TV, field tickets for June 14’s Taste of Country, a campsite & two tickets to Jam in the Valley, a Magic Hat bass guitar, a Yeti tank, a golf bag, and much more.

“We are big animal lovers and greatly admire the work the SPCA Serving Erie County does in our community every day,” says Christopher Townsell, Buffalo Brewpub general manager. “We saw an opportunity to contribute towards their efforts, and our whole staff was excited over the idea.”

Event partners include 12 Gates Brewing Company, Community Beer Works, Sato Brewpub, Ellicottville Brewing Company, Southern Tier Brewing CompanyResurgence Brewing Company, and Flying Bison Brewing Company. Celebrity bartenders include some of the actual brewers from these companies.

To learn more about Paws at the Pub, visit https://yourspca.org/paws-at-the-pub/ or https://www.buffalobrewpub.com, or contact Buffalo Brewpub, 716-632-0552.

 

Erie County Animal and/or Dog Control Contacts

Akron
716-574-0488

Alden
3311 Wende Road
Alden, NY 14004
716-937-6741

Amherst
716-689-1311

Angola/Derby/Evans
Call Local Police at 716-549-3600

Aurora, Town of
(also serving East Aurora)
251 Quaker Road
East Aurora, NY 14052
716-652-4050

Boston Town
8500 Boston State Road
Boston, NY 14025
716-783-0133

Brant (and parts of Evans)
716-549-1819

Buffalo
716-851-5694

Cheektowaga
716-686-3525 or 716-686-3500

Clarence
Call Town Hall at 716-741-8930

Colden Town
8579 Fairview Terrrace
Colden, NY 14033
716-941-1364

Collins
716-532-4187

Depew
Call Local Police at 716-683-1123

Derby/Evans/Angola
Call Local Police at 716-549-3600

East Aurora
(also serving Town of Aurora)
251 Quaker Road
East Aurora, NY 14052
716-652-4050

Eden
Call Local Police at 716-992-9211

Elma
716-574-8478

Grand Island
716-773-9654

Hamburg Town
6100 South Park Avenue
Hamburg, NY 14075
716-649-6111‎

Holland
716-537-2910

Kenmore
Call Local Police at 716-875-1234

Lackawanna
716-827-6412

Lancaster
716-683-5129

Marilla
716-652-5350

Newfane
716-778-8583

Newstead
716-574-0488

North Collins
716-337-2360

Orchard Park
4350 South Taylor Road
Orchard Park, NY 14127
716-662-6440‎

Sloan
716-686-3525 or 716-686-3500

Springville
716-592-2199

Tonawanda, City
716-692-2121, ext. 632

Wales
716-655-4734

West Seneca
582 Mineral Springs Road
West Seneca, NY 14224
716-823-2988

Williamsville
716-689-1311