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A Rainy Spring, Plus Pets, is a Bad Combination for Carpets, Floors and Furniture

A Rainy Spring, Plus Pets, is a Bad Combination for Carpets, Floors and Furniture

It’s been a very rainy spring in Western New York, which is bad news for homeowners who also own pets. Yards with poor drainage are looking a lot like swampland these days, which means Fido’s paw prints can likely be found all over your once clean floors, carpets and furniture.

“We know it’s not the dog’s fault, but these can be difficult days for all the pet owners out there, especially those who like to keep a clean house,” said Edmund Bedient, owner of Clear Choice Carpet Cleaning Services in West Seneca. “Even when the sun does come out and the yard dries up, the damage has already been done, and all the brooms, mops and vacuum cleaners in the world aren’t going to bring back the look you’re looking for. Therefore, it’s time to call in a professional cleaning service.”

Following are some tips from Clear Choice for returning your home to its former glory:

Dog Ears Event to Benefit Feral Cat Program

Dog Ears Event to Benefit Feral Cat Program

 

A book-signing event with the author and illustrator of “Feral Cat Stories: From Rescue to Love,” will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo.

The book is an entertaining and inspiring collection of Western New York feral cat rescue stories from participants of the spay/neuter programs of Feral Cat FOCUS. Local author Susan Sellingsloh captures the struggles and joys of people who encounter feral cats and decide to help. The stories show not only the transformation of rescue into love but the efficacy of Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR) programs. All proceeds benefit Feral Cat FOCUS of Western New York.  

Support Pet Connection Programs Inc. at the Erie County Fair

Support Pet Connection Programs Inc. at the Erie County Fair

 

Animal lovers across Western New York are encouraged to visit the Pet Connection Programs Inc. booth at the Erie County Fair, Aug. 6-17, and pick up one of the shelter’s popular Doggy Bags or Tabby Totes packed with goodies for your favorite four-legged friend! Pet Connection will once again be located in the Fair’s Bazaar Building.

Bringing Pets Into the United States Requires Careful Planning

Bringing Pets Into the United States Requires Careful Planning

 

Relocating to the United States requires a lot of time and attention to detail. Obtaining visas, work permits, securing housing and transportation — in addition to packing and making travel arrangements — can be overwhelming. While many people understand that four-legged friends are often considered to be members of the family, bringing the family pets to the United States also requires a lot of planning and effort. 

Avoid Dangerous and Expensive Pet Injuries this Winter

Avoid Dangerous and Expensive Pet Injuries this Winter

 

Laura's Critter Care, LLC share tips to prevent common weather-related pet injuries.

 

Winter can be harsh on pets - especially small animals and smooth-coated breeds. Pets need special attention during the winter months.

 

Lesions on legs from stepping in snow holes, cuts on paws from walking on ice and illnesses from ingesting toxic chemicals are all typical winter-related pet-injuries. These are injuries that can be avoided if pet owners and caregivers are conscientious.

 

When possible, Laura's Critter Care, LLC urges pet owners and pet-care providers to consider the following preventive measures for maximum health and safety for their pets this winter:

 

  • Keep all young, old and short-haired pets inside. These types of pets are more vulnerable to cold weather and should not be left outside for long and without supervision.

 

Local Dog Treat Company Donates to the SPCA

Local Dog Treat Company Donates to the SPCA

 

Cheektowaga-based Fetch! Dog Treats made the holiday season a lot more enjoyable for some four-legged friends by making a sizable donation of homemade, natural dog treats to the SPCA Serving Erie County. The company also made a cash donation to the 2013 SPCA Radiothon to help fund day-to-day operations at the local humane organization. 

Company owner Jackie Lovern has also pledged to make a donation to a local animal rescue shelter for every package of Fetch! treats sold during the 2013 holiday season.

Treat Your Pups to Something Special, and Help a Local Rescue Shelter

Treat Your Pups to Something Special, and Help a Local Rescue Shelter

 

Fetch! Dog Treats, a local business offering healthy and delicious treats made with all natural and organic ingredients, is busy preparing for the upcoming holiday season. A variety of snowflake- and Christmas tree-shaped treats are currently being baked and packaged for local markets. And for every package of treats sold during the 2013 holiday season, owner Jackie Lovern will make a donation to a local animal rescue shelter.