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Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Lifesaving Tips from the Firemen’s Association of the State of NY…

With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, many people will be hosting backyard barbecues. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is reminding residents to follow important fire safety tips so that they can enjoy a safe summer season. 

“The outdoor cookout season will soon be in full swing.  Unfortunately, a barbecue grill could start a fire if certain safety rules are ignored,” said Firemen’s Association of the State of New York President David Jacobowitz.  “It’s important to position the grill far away from siding, deck railings, trees and other flammables. When gatherings involve children, it’s critical that a child-free zone of at least three feet is established around the grill.”

How Do You Define 'Natural' Pet Products?

How Do You Define 'Natural' Pet Products?

(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!)

It's safe to say neither cats nor dogs give one whisker about whether the products they use are eco-friendly. Yet more pet owners do — and the pet industry is responding.

The exploding popularity of sustainable living has manifested itself in an increasing number of products being marketed as eco-friendly options for earth-conscious owners of all types of pets. Walk down the aisle of your local grocery store, and you'll see countless bags and boxes whose now-leafy labels boast “green,” “natural” or “organic” claims.

'Tails on the Trails' Event Will Benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc.

'Tails on the Trails' Event Will Benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc.

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, will hold its sixth annual “Tails on the Trails” dog walk from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Como Lake Park Casino in Lancaster. Proceeds from the event will benefit the animal shelter, founded in 1984.

“We are excited about Tails on the Trails as it brings out so many pet owners and their favorite four-legged friends to help our homeless animals at the shelter,” said Julie Garvey, president of Pet Connection Programs Inc. “The people who participate in this event know that just a little bit of extra effort can help save a dog or cat’s life, and we appreciate that.”

Great Groovy Yard Sale to Benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc.

Great Groovy Yard Sale to Benefit Pet Connection Programs Inc.

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity and special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, will hold its annual “Great Groovy Yard Sale” on Saturday, June 18. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the event taking place on Broadway, near Townline Road, in Lancaster.

For every $5 spent at the yard sale, shoppers will earn a chance to win a prize valued at $300. 

Donations of new and gently used yard sale items will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, June 17, under the yard sale tents in Lancaster. No computers, printers, records or large appliances will be accepted. Receipts will be available for tax purposes.

Make Life Stage Nutrition Your New Pet Project

Make Life Stage Nutrition Your New Pet Project

(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!)

Would you feed steak and a baked potato to a baby, or baby food to an adult? The idea seems strange because our nutritional needs change throughout life. The same holds true for our pets.

From the first day we bring home a new puppy or kitten we can give them a head start on a long and healthy life by feeding them a pet food that is formulated for their specific nutritional needs. We should also prepare for their needs to change quickly.

Dog Walk and Yard Sale Events Highlight Pet Connection June Calendar

Dog Walk and Yard Sale Events Highlight Pet Connection June Calendar

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, has several community events planned throughout the month of June. The shelter has been placing animals into loving homes throughout Western New York since 1984.

Pet Connection’s sixth annual “Tails on the Trails” dog walk will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Como Lake Park Casino in Lancaster. In addition to the dog walk, there will be contests, raffles, a basket auction, vendors and a cookout. Other activities and demonstrations include a “good citizen” dog test, pet blessing, pet psychic, pet first aid, dog agility and much more.

Minimize Pet Stress With These Helpful Moving Tips

Minimize Pet Stress With These Helpful Moving Tips

(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!)

 

Moving with pets? You’re not alone. According to a recent study by the American Pet Products Association, 11 million families move with their pets annually. So how do you keep Fluffy happy when prepping for a new move? Easy: plan ahead.