September Update

September Update

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Hope you’re enjoying the weekend with some 4 legged friends!  We just had the best news here….Pixie and Dolly, our highlighted dogs from the last several emails found a home together.   Everyone at the shelter is overjoyed at this; we all hoped that eventually the right person would come along who would be willing to take these two bonded dogs into their home.  Now if we can just find the right home for Sammi.  She’s the feral coonhound who arrived last year after our Executive Director spent days tracking her down.   She was found just in time for her to be safe at the shelter and have her 8 puppies.  Here’s Sammi’s current picture from the Dunkirk Observer and her story


Once she becomes familiar with you, she would be a faithful companion; the reality is, it’s going to take a special person with time to become her friend.  A dog playmate and a fenced yard would also be best for her.



Are you ready to start your Christmas shopping?  Sammi and her 8 beautiful pups are just two of the wonderful photos you can see in our 2018 calendar which will be hot off the presses this week.   As seen below,  Miss Tillie Mae won the right to be the covergirl in a drawing that was held at the shelter.


The calendar features photos taken by our volunteer photographer; you’ve probably admired her work on the website anytime you’ve looked at the available dogs.  The calendar is outstanding, and all proceeds go to the Sampson Fund for the care of ill dogs that arrive at the shelter.  The Sampson Fund is described in more detail here  If you’d like to buy a calendar for $12 they will be available starting the 11th at the shelter which is located at 7540 N. Gale St. in Westfield and is open Monday-Saturday from 1-3pm or by appointment.  If you need us to mail you the calendar the details/pricing can be found here .  If you have any questions, please call the shelter at 716-326-7297 (PAWS).

As all of you have heard, Hurricane Harvey did some serious damage recently.   NCCR is helping Ginelle Baker deliver pet supplies down to Houston.  If you would like to donate  supplies they need to be at the shelter before Wednesday September 6th.   We all thank you for your generosity to those who are currently in a crisis situation. 
Here is a list of items that are needed:

bleach, disinfectant cleaners/spray, catch poles, leashes, bowls, cat boxes and litter, blankets, dog food,                         

cat food (wet and dry), gift cards (i.e. Wal-mart, Tractor Suppply, pet stores), large wire dog crates, large plastic dog carriers

Thank you too for supporting us here at NCCR by adopting, donating or telling your friends and coworkers about us.  Our current list of adoptable dogs and puppies is attached; please if you can, print it out and hang it up somewhere for others to see.  Your help makes a huge difference in their lives!

NCCR Volunteer

September poster

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