At this time, SPCA Paws for Love therapy teams will be assisting:

~Tops Markets associates: visits started May 18 and will be made all week, expected to continue next week;

~Buffalo Academy of Science Middle School: visits begin this week, possible future dates to be added;

~Crisis Services: a series of visits begin next week;

~Grand Island Elementary Schools: dates currently being scheduled;

~Winning Smiles Dental Care located in the Jefferson Ave. area: visits begin next week for employees who were directly and indirectly impacted by Saturday’s shooting;

~WKBW-TV Channel 7: after station representatives learned of SPCA therapy services during our appearances on the station (see those stories here >>), management recognized the need for therapy visits to station staff, which begin tomorrow;

~Build Community Schools: Paws for Love teams will visit multiple classrooms and schools in the Jefferson Ave. area throughout the month, while school is still in session;

~Erie County, NY: Working with the County Executive’s Office, providing Paws for Love therapy teams at the Johnnie B. Wiley Sports Pavilion this weekend. Coming: neighborhood strolls with Buffalo Peacekeepers, stress-relief events for first responders at the scene of Saturday’s shooting, and stress-relief events with Erie County and City of Buffalo employees.

Please see image above to learn how to receiving therapy visits or become an SPCA Paws for Love volunteer.

–Gina Lattuca, SPCA Chief Communications Officer