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Come down and adopt your new family member. Our adoption center at 7007 Campbell Blvd in Pendleton is open on Saturdays from 11-3, Sundays and weeknights by appointment.
Monetary donations are always needed to help us continue our work. If you could spare even $10 or $20 for our medical fund, we would be most grateful. All donations are tax deductible. Donate online or mail your donation:
3380 Sheridan Dr #276
Buffalo, NY 14226
If you would prefer to donate items, here are our most pressing needs.
We had a fabulous time and we want to send out some huge purrs & woofs to some of the people that made it all come together. First, our amazing volunteers that worked so tirelessly in the last few months. Holding a big fundraiser like this is a great deal of work, but because of them, it came together close to flawlessly.
Purrs & Woofs as well to our wonderful hosts, Laborer's Local 91, who opened up their hearts as well as their facility to our event.
Purrs & Woofs to all the wonderful bands, who gave up paying gigs to come out and help us raise funds for the dogs & cats that are in our care. A special thank you to Michael DiSanto, musician extraordinaire, who not only helped us with the band line up, but manned the PA system all night to make sure the bands (and we) could focus on other things.
Please visit their facebook pages and give them a huge THANK YOU!.
Purrs & Woofs to all the wonderful donors who gave food, items for our basket raffle, and money to help pay for the event.
Sometimes, life just deals a dog a tough blow. Suzie needs surgery to repair the cruciate ligament in both rear legs. Poor Gracie has severe hip dysplasia in both hips and needs hip removal surgery.
Gracie, a beautiful purebred German Shepherd, came to Buffalo Humane psychologically torn and tattered. But slowly, in foster care, she began to engage again with people. And with other dogs. Would she ever be able to leave the comfort of home to venture out even for veterinary care? There were days that we wondered just that. But come around, she did. And finally she was ready to make her first trip to the veterinary clinic for her spay surgery.
Unfortunately for Gracie, during spay surgery, xrays revealed one severely deformed hip socket and another moderately deformed. An adopter graciously opened his home to Gracie and continues to earn her confidence — day by day. Now we just need to help Gracie live pain-free for the remainder of her life. Her surgery is on hold (first one hip, then the other once the first has healed) until we can raise the necessary funds.
Poor Suzy just can't catch a break. Found abandoned in a home with her other litter mates, Suzy was starved nearly to death when she was found. Due to her poor start in life, it took Suzy a while to get healthy enough to start acting like a regular dog. Thanks to the love and devotion of her foster parents, Colleen & Scott, at Canine Academy, Suzy finally found herself well enough to play in day care, start obedience training and just be a dog. Just when Suzy was finally able to romp and play, she was diagnosed with a torn cruciate ligament in both knees!
If you could spare even $10 or $20 to help fund these surgical cases, Suzy and Gracie would give you GREAT BIG LICKS. All donations are tax deductible. Donate online or mail your donation:
3380 Sheridan Dr #276
Buffalo, NY 14226
Put "Gracie & Suzy" in the memo field of your check. You can also click on
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For cats, winter is anything BUT a time of hybernation. In fact, winter is mating season for free-roaming community cats. And as the weather begins to turn and we begin cleaning up from the winter, we may very well discover litters of kittens with no mother in sight!
Just because mama cat is nowhere to be seen doesn't mean she isn't around. She must go find food so she and her kittens can survive. And mama cat may also be moving her babies to a new, safer location. It is important that we not act too quickly to pick up baby kittens, but watch and wait to see if mama cat will return.
How long should we wait? Well, watch from a distance and see if mama returns within a few hours (2 or 3). If mama cat is moving kittens, observe and try to discover where she is taking them. Be careful, because mama cat may be protective over her kittens.
Sometimes, though, no mama cat will return. In that case, we have orphaned kittens. And these kittens need special help from us so they can survive. Gather them up, and make sure they are put in a safe, warm place. They will also need to be bottle-fed using KMR (Kitten Milk Replacement)with small bottles, available at local pet supply stores. Goat's milk can also be used until KMR can be obtained. They will need to be fed every 2-3 hours.
And young baby kittens can't eliminate on their own, so you will have to stimulate their anal and urinary areas so they can eliminate. This is a very important role that mama cat normally plays by licking and cleaning her babies.
In preparation of spring kitten season, Buffalo Humane is mobilizing foster homes for its Bottle Baby program. Bottle Baby fosters must be able to keep a kitten with them "round the clock" so they can be fed every few hours. This isn't normally a problem for many people, as employers are often happy to accommodate for a few minutes every few hours, during work breaks and over lunch. Our Bottle Baby fosters are provided with bottle-feeding kits, advice and direction, and other supplies they may need for the care of these orphaned kittens.
If you are interested in our Bottle Baby program, contact us at: cats@BuffaloHumane.org.
We also need donations, since caring for these babies comes at some expense. Eventually, they will be weened, receive needed socialization with people and other cats / kittens, get all vaccinations, spayed/neutered, and find their forever homes.
From Carol Tutzauer, President of Buffalo Humane:
Big year coming up for the animal welfare organization that I co-founded with Pamela Rose and Clara Miller seven years ago. Buffalo Humane is a No Kill animal rescue and advocacy organization that operates entirely on donations, adoption fees, and a completely volunteer workforce. Our efforts have hardly been limited to Buffalo. We have assisted in counties throughout our area. We also helped with Hurricane Katrina animals, some national cases of hoarding/neglect, and we have relationships with a few shelters outside our area who do great work but can use some help from us from time to time.
Not only have we grown tremendously, but we are increasingly becoming the voice for the No Kill revolution here in our region, and we are gaining recognition nationally for our efforts.
After starting as a 3-person group who just wanted to support people in our community who want to save homeless animals, we now find ourselves at the forefront of efforts to end the killing of companion animals in our local shelters. Most recently, we successfully worked with the City of Buffalo Common Council to pass a No Kill Resolution for the city.
In furtherance of our expansion and ongoing good work, Buffalo Humane is currently in the midst of a capital campaign to raise money to expand our capacity to save animals.
Any donation is welcomed. Be sure to specify "Capital Campaign" with your contribution.
For more info, feel free to contact me at: President@BuffaloHumane.org.
Your tax-deductible contribution can be sent to:
Buffalo Humane Capital Campaign
3380 Sheridan Dr #276
Buffalo, NY 14226
You can also pledge to raise funds on our behalf over the next 6 months, either as an individual or as part of a group.
Finally, you can contribute using a credit/debit card online via PayPal:
As always, thank YOU for helping us help THEM!