We both recently became volunteers at the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter. Being volunteers, we have the pleasure of taking the pups out for walks, playing with them and getting them ready for their forever homes plus being involved at various community events that benefit the shelter. We love that we are able to give our time that way and we are even more excited to be using our design skills to work with the shelter on some fundraising efforts.
We hope that you will take the time to check out the City of Buffalo Animal shelter if you are looking for a new furry friend and that you’ll consider donating money and/or resources to them (they are always in need), when you can. More importantly, please consider getting involved with volunteering or fostering with the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter if you have the time in your life. It is unfortunate that there are so many homeless animals who are left in terrible situations, due to careless people. We are happy to lend a hand, any way we can to make sure that these animals are able to find a loving and safe place that they can spend the rest of their lives. The City of Buffalo Animal Shelter is also part of Maddie’s Fund® the Pet Rescue Foundation which is working towards making ALL of Erie County a no-kill county and a place where all healthy and treatable shelter dogs and cats are guaranteed a loving home by 2014.
Check out the adoptable pets at the shelter now by going to their Pet Finder page.
You will definitely be seeing us promoting various events that benefit the shelter and keep an eye out because in the near future we will have limited edition prints and other Hero made goodies, created exclusively to benefit the shelter.
If you are in or around Allentown next weekend, consider checking out The First Annual Jägermeister Charity Zombie Crawl. The party will run from 7pm – 11pm at The Old Pink, DBGB’s, The Bend and Frizzy’s, registration is at the Brick Bar from 7-8pm. All proceeds will benefit the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter.
Additionally, while we are on the subject, there is another great local organization that works very closely with the CBAS, Buffalo Humane. They began as a group of area citizens protesting the announced end of adoptions at the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter in 2004, part of the city’s cost-cutting moves to close its serious budget gap. They were successful in their efforts and decided to additionally join together and create a non-profit animal welfare organization. Buffalo Humane is not a shelter, but a no-kill rescue group of local caring folks that provides a collection of foster homes for homeless animals in need of finding their forever homes. They believe in giving the animals an opportunity to live in a home as compared to deteriorating in a kennel situation. They act in filling the gap between what the City Animal Shelter can provide with it’s limited budgets and what is actually needed. We really think what they are providing is crucial and very needed. They are having a fundraising event, a Spaghetti Dinner this Sunday, October 24 at the Sterling Place Tavern.
Hero donated a ton of posters for their silent auction, so please, if you can make it to this event and support Buffalo Humane by attending the dinner and bidding on the silent auction items, please do. Of course, if you are unable to attend or give financially, please consider giving any way you can. Also, if you are looking for a furry friend, please check out their adoptable dogs here and their adoptable cats here.
* As mentioned below, both organizations are always in need of household items as well. So if you are unable to give your time or money, please also consider donating items that would greatly assist these organization in better serving all of the homeless animals that are in need of their help. Things like pet food and treats, old sheets and towels, collars and leashes, paper towels, crates and carriers, pet shampoo, laundry detergent, dish soap, etc.