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Easter Pet Poisons

Easter Pet Poisons

The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline receive hundreds of calls this time of year from pet owners and veterinarians concerning cats that have ingested Easter lilies.

“Unbeknownst to many pet owners, Easter lilies are highly toxic to cats,” said Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS assistant director at Pet Poison Helpline. “All parts of the Easter lily plant are poisonous – the petals, the leaves, the stem and even the pollen. Cats that ingest as few as one or two leaves, or even a small amount of pollen while grooming their fur, can suffer severe kidney failure.”

“Don’t Be Tricked by So-Called Pet Sitters,” Warns Laura’s Critter Care, LLC

“Don’t Be Tricked by So-Called Pet Sitters,” Warns Laura’s Critter Care, LLC
Laura Stauffiger, owner of Laura’s Critter Care, LLC is partnering with Pet Sitters International for the Get A Real Pet Sitter® campaign to educate pet owners on what to look for in a reputable, professional pet sitter.

Laura's Critter Care, LLC Joins Professional Pet Sitters in 21st Annual Worldwide Celebration

Laura's Critter Care, LLC Joins Professional Pet Sitters in 21st Annual Worldwide Celebration
Laura's Critter Care, LLC Joins Professional Pet Sitters in 21st Annual Worldwide Celebration

Pet Connection to Hold Chicken Barbecue, Basket Auction on March 7

Pet Connection to Hold Chicken Barbecue, Basket Auction on March 7

 

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a maternity and special care shelter for dogs and cats located in Marilla, will hold a chicken barbecue and Chinese auction from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in the Variety Club Banquet Hall, 6114 Broadway, Lancaster.

Dinners are take-out only and will include a half chicken from BW’s Barbecue plus a cream corn bake, mashed potatoes with gravy, homemade noodle salad, roll and dessert. The cost for the chicken dinner is just $9.50 per person.

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.  

Is your pet sitter insured and bonded? They should be…

Is your pet sitter insured and bonded? They should be…

Most pet owners know that the benefits of leaving pets at home are numerous. Pets are happier and experience less stress at home; diet and exercise routines are uninterrupted and a pet’s exposure to illness is minimized.

Laura’s Critter Care Hosts Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive to Benefit Homeless Pets of Ascension Pet Foo

Laura’s Critter Care Hosts Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive to Benefit Homeless Pets of Ascension Pet Foo

 

 

 

 

Laura’s Critter Care Hosts Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive to Benefit Homeless Pets of Ascension Pet Food Pantry

 

 

What:    As part of an international effort spearheaded by Pet Sitters International (PSI), the largest educational association for professional pet sitters, the Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive was created to collect pet food for local shelters and pet-rescue groups across the globe.  Proceeds from Laura’s Critter Care’s drive will go to Ascension Pet Food Pantry.

 

Who:    The Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive in Erie County is being hosted by Laura’s Critter Care.