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Pet Connection Planning Two Fundraising Events

Pet Connection Planning Two Fundraising Events

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a unique maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, will hold two upcoming events to benefit the nonprofit organization.

The shelter’s annual Great Groovy Yard Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Marilla Fire Hall, located at Two Rod Road and West Avenue. Individuals may drop off donations for the yard sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at the Fire Hall. Donated items must be in good condition. Large appliances, furniture, computers and printers will not be accepted.

If Cats Could Talk, What Would They Tell Us?

If Cats Could Talk, What Would They Tell Us?

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

By Wendy Diamond

2 Your Pet: Teressa

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Animal Shelter does a wonderful job of helping animals that have nowhere else to go. However, sometimes other organizations step in to help out.

That's the case this week with Teressa. This Staffordshire Terrier is being taken care of by the "Black Dog Second Chance" organization. This organization takes dogs off the hands of the shelter and places them into foster homes while they await adoption.

Teressa is 2 years old and has a zest for life! She loves being with people and is great with kids. She enjoys playing with other dogs and will always be there for you.

If you are interested in adopting Teressa, you can send an email to her foster mom here.

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Classroom Pets Make Learning Fun

Classroom Pets Make Learning Fun

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Curiosity, compassion, companionship — pets give children the chance to learn about animals and develop healthy, lifelong relationship skills. According to Dr. Alan M. Beck, director of the Center for the Human-Animal Bond at the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, classroom pets provide academic and social benefits.

Classroom Pets Encourage Better Behavior and Performance

Make Easy, Healthy Treats for Your Dog at Home

Make Easy, Healthy Treats for Your Dog at Home

 

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Sixty-two percent of U.S. households include a pet, and 78.2 million of those pets are dogs, according to the American Pet Products Association's most recent survey. Dog lovers want good nutrition and flavor to ensure happy, healthy animal members of the family. 

Pet Owners Beware: Pests are Poised for Attack

Pet Owners Beware: Pests are Poised for Attack

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

Pets, like humans, are enjoying the warm weather and outdoor play this summer. However, pet owners should be prepared for a pest battle unlike previous years as hungry ticks, fleas and mosquitoes await their prey — of the two- or four-legged kind.

There's No Place Like Home for Pets

There's No Place Like Home for Pets

(Welcome to our pet column, courtesy of Pet Connection Programs Inc. of Marilla. We post a new article each week, so be sure to check back on a regular basis!)

For cat parents, feline companions are a major part of the family. While outdoor cats are susceptible to wandering far from home, even indoor cats may find the outdoors alluring and can quickly sneak right past their owners via an open door or window. 

In fact, according to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy, 2.5 to 3.5 million lost cats end up in shelters annually. A lost cat can be very stressful, but there are simple cat care tips to help ensure your cat returns home safely if lost: