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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.

Northtowns Pet Blog: Spring Fever Can Prove Fatal to Cats

Northtowns Pet Blog: Spring Fever Can Prove Fatal to Cats

Article from Catster.com

As the weather warms up, everyone wants to be outdoors, including your cats. However, springtime is the season when cats are most vulnerable to predation.

The predators most likely to be a threat to your cats include cougars, bobcats, foxes, owls, eagles, hawks and coyotes. Later in the Spring, they’re also more likely to be sprayed by skunks when protective new mothers have their skunkettes in tow.

Warm Weather Workarounds

This doesn’t mean that you can’t let your cat enjoy the sunshine. Here are 6 alternatives that will keep your cat safe while she enjoys Spring:

Follow These Five Steps When Bringing Home a New Pet

Follow These Five Steps When Bringing Home a New Pet

(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!)

Bringing a new puppy or kitten into your home is one of life's highlights. “Getting the relationship with a new pet off to the right start requires equal parts care, nurturing and guidance,” says veterinarian Dr. David Cook. “All of these things contribute to the physical and emotional well-being of your pet.” 

Dr. Cook suggests pet owners follow these five steps to build a healthy foundation with their new puppy or kitten.

Northtowns Pet Blog: Pet Poisons in Your Home

Northtowns Pet Blog: Pet Poisons in Your Home

There may be common foods and substances in your home that could poison your pet- ones you didn't even know were dangerous! Read on for a full list of common household products that are poisonous, and possibly even fatal to pets.Use this list to help recognize potentially dangerous foods and substances in your home.

When pet proofing your home, be sure to get down to your pet's level to see their point of view. While everything may look safe from your perspective, your pet may be able to get into areas you can't see.

Also, keep your pet confined to a crate or small safe area when you aren't home.