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Pancake Breakfast Success!

Pancake Breakfast Success!

Thank you to everyone who came out to NCCR’s Annual Pancake Breakfast. A huge thank you to those who donated supplies to make the event possible; Big Rick’s One Stop, Brazil’s, Dennis & Sandy Lutes, Anne Moelk and Marcia Okerlund and of course the NCCR volunteers who did the cooking, serving and clean-up. We also had some great raffle baskets donated by Toni Naeser, Barb Kosierb & Lynn Gresham. We are so grateful for everyone’s support, over $1100 was raised and it’s all for the dogs!

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April Shelter News

Happy April everyone!

2018 has been busy so far; the shelter has had 75 adoptions already! Let’s hope those numbers continue to grow at the same pace. If you were one of those special adopters then we hope your new friend has adjusted well to its new home.

We have all shapes, colors and sizes of dogs that come through our door. When one leaves then a space opens up for another to get its chance. The revolving door never stops revolving at a shelter! Khloe is currently available; she loves to cuddle and will be a wonderful companion for years to come She is friendly, loves to go for walks and is just an all around nice gal who is looking for her forever home. Tell your friends about her and make April her special month!

Khloe faceThe shelter is located at 7540 N. Gale St. in Westfield, NY and is open Monday-Saturday from 1-3pm or by appointment by calling 716-326-PAWS (7297). Many of the dogs and pups can be seen online at

NCCR is having a pancake breakfast fundraiser Saturday April 14th from 8am-11am at the United Methodist Church on Main St. in Westfield. ( Only $6 for adults and $3 for children under 10. Come have breakfast and help the shelter feed the dogs too!

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Don’t forget the 5th Annual Putts For Mutts Golf Tournament coming up June 2nd at Pinehurst Golf Course in Westfield. Call 716-467-4663 or email for more details on how you can play.
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NCCR continues to function primarily on donations, sponsorships and fundraisers. We are a shelter that is always ready to step up to the plate to help a dog in need, whether abused, sick, injured or just looking for a home. The special needs ones we do help can quickly deplete a large amount of our finances. We have had an unusually large amount of very large expenses in the last few months, with unknown illness, broken bones, neglect and Parvo.Here are just two examples of how your donations helped:

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Beatrice came to us with a broken hip from a car accident and when Grover arrived it was found he had a perineal hernia. Both dogs required major surgery and are now in happy homes.

Parvo is a dreaded disease in a shelter as it can sneak in totally unnoticed. We try very hard to make sure that everything is clean and disinfected. Still, once in a while, we will have puppies contract it, and the vet bills can soon add into the thousands. Almost all of the dogs that come to NCCR have their vetting done before they are adopted into homes. We have always tried to keep our adoption fees as low as we can so that families can afford to adopt, and we don’t change a fee to reflect how much money has been spent on that dog.

We are looking at this time for some extra support to replenish our Sampson Fund, which is used to help with medical expenses. No amount is too small, and you can make a tax deductible donation through paypal or send a check to NCCR, 7540 N. Gale Street, Westfield, NY 14787.

We thank you for your continued generosity.
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Rescue Stories

Recently the Observer featured rescued pet stories and here are a few from the families of NCCR alumni!

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
We hope that you will join us for the upcoming events.
See the detailed list by clicking on the “read more” tab.

It’s all about the dogs!


OPEN HOUSE: April 21st, Noon to 3 p.m.

FREE RABIES CLINIC: May 19th in Westfield, 10 a.m. to noon

OPEN HOUSE:  May 19th, Noon to 3 p.m.

PUTTS FOR MUTTS GOLF TOURNAMENT: June 2nd at Pinehurst Gold Club in Westfield, 18 hole, 2 person scramble only $60 per player (includes lunch)!

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