SPCA Privileged to be Part of Buffalo Bills Community Honors Ceremony
March 22, 2022 — Last night the Buffalo Bills organization held its first-ever Community Honors dinner at Highmark Stadium. Phillip Weiss and Gina Lattuca of the SPCA Serving Erie County were thrilled to be part of the ceremony that included special recognition of the BILLS MUTTFIA, a program created by SPCA Board Member Hayley Beane and her husband, Buffalo Bills General Manager Brandon Beane.
The Beanes, joined by pet Chihuahua mix Peanut, were honored for their extraordinary efforts in increasing shelter animal adoptions by paying the adoption fees for SPCA animals, one for every home game touchdown. To date, during the NFL’s ’20-’21 and ’21-’22 seasons, the Beanes have paid approximately $9,000 in adoption fees, and more than 100 animals have been adopted as a result of Bills Muttfia. The SPCA is eternally grateful for this contribution and for the awareness the Beanes have brought to shelter animals and their extraordinary value!
–Gina Lattuca, SPCA Serving Erie County Chief Communications Officer