October Shelter Update!

It’s National Adopt A Shelter Dog Month!
Fall puppyHi there!

Lots of things to mention this month. Little Eden, pictured above, and her siblings were just listed on the NCCR website a few days ago. www.caninerescue.org There are a number of other puppies shown there as well. Due to several extremely dedicated volunteers, the shelter has been able to increase the number of pups we have taken in this past year, either with their moms or as puppy mill cast offs. Don’t hesitate to get your application into the shelter if you see any one you might be interested in. Pups tend to go very quickly, and we often receive many apps for just one puppy.

If you think pups are too much work, we have a number of adult dogs on the website who would love to be adopted during the national Adopt A Shelter Dog Month! Many of them have lived in homes and are housetrained, like Sassy, Phoebe or Duke. Or check out Arthur’s videos (seen here http://www.caninerescue.org/available-pets/dog-videos-2/) who is probably housetrained, but needs a good pack leader to help him become the best adult dog he can be.

We have several fundraising efforts in the works:

brick walkway1) Buy a brick! The shelter just finished installing a brick walkway from the office to the parking lot. For only $50 you can have a brick engraved! Memorialize a beloved person or pet and know that your donation will help take care of pets in need. The engraved brick donation form has not yet been finalized, but the information will be on the website/FB page sometime this month. This would make a WONDERFUL Christmas gift for the dog lover who is tough to buy for!

2) Buy a calendar! If you read the last email, you might remember that NCCR was looking for shelter alumni to be calendar dogs for a 2020 calendar. Well, the winners were chosen and the calendar will be ready for sale next month. So watch the website and FB to see when you will have your opportunity to purchase one.

3) Bring in your nickel deposit soda cans and bottles to our Open House! October 19th will be the Shelter Open House from 1-3pm. It’s our anniversary! We will be celebrating 20 years of helping stray, orphaned and abandoned dogs find their “furever” loving homes. Come have some cake and punch with the volunteers; drop off a donation, meet the dogs or just come see where the magic happens! We will be holding a can drive that day, but if you can’t make it, feel free to drop off clean nickel deposit cans or bottles outside the shelter at any time.


4) We are always fortunate to having the community support us. Dee Wojcieszyn and Tracy Frost MacDonald are hosting a fundraiser A Cause For The Paws to benefit NCCR. The show will be at the Cassadaga American Legion post 1280, 228 Maple Avenue Cassadaga, this Saturday October 5th from 7-11pm featuring Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Inductee Terry Buchwald and his tribute to Elvis. These are the details according to their FB page:
As usual we will be having a Chinese Auction 50/50 drawing and a Door Prize. CASH BAR….Doors open @ 6pm Show starts @7pm. We will have a Dinner that consist Beef on Weck, with 3 sides Dessert is Cake and Ice Cream. Ticket Prices are Show only is $15.00 ~ with dinner.$23.00…. You will NOT be disappointed nor go away hungry .. For tickets call or text Dee and 716-595-2826 Please RSVP for dinner ASAP!!! You can have fun, listen to great music and support NCCR at the same time!

5) It’s time for the Annual Blessing of the Animals at Lily Dale by the Rev. Joanne Copley-Nigro. October 5th at 2pm at the Wolf Clan Stump Circle on Cleveland Avenue in front of the Assembly Hall. According to FB, the details for this event are as follows: People and pets who attend service will receive a healing ribbon for their pet, a prayer card and pet treat. With each donation a raffle ticket will be provided for a chance to win a pet themed gift basket. We ask that you bring a donation of pet food or a monetary love offering with proceeds to benefit Lakeshore Humane Society and Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue.
Pets must be on a leash or pet carrier and be people & pet friendly. Please be considerate of your pets needs, bring water and waste pick up bags for accidents. For your comfort we ask that you bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on, or umbrella in case of rain. If your pet can not attend you may bring a photo to honor your pet

Lastly, so far this year over 230 dogs and puppies have come to us and then found homes due to your support. We appreciate every adoption, every donation, every time you tell your friends to come to NCCR to look for their next dog. Stop by and check out the facilities and the dogs; we are always looking for dedicated volunteers who can help out a minimum of 3 hours a week. Right now we desperately need rotating help for our Saturday evening shift that usually runs from 6-9. An application can be found here (please note on it if you are looking to specifically help on Saturday night) http://www.caninerescue.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Volunteer-Application.pdf

Hope to see you soon!
NCCR Volunteer

NCCR 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. Many of the dogs can be seen online at www.caninerescue.org. NCCR is a New York State Registered Rescue, RR028, and is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Instagram @nccrdogs

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