STAR 102.5 SHINING STAR
Wednesdays * 8:10 am * Star 102.5 FM
*Top photo: AMY (left) is a mama guinea pig who is incredibly social, outgoing, and who needs to be adopted with her daughter, LEELA, 2 months old. Why? Because Leela was born blind, and as every good mom, Amy has completely taken over teaching Leela how to be a polite, social, fun-loving creature!
*Bottom photo: BENDER (left) is another one of Amy's babies who needs to be adopted with his brother, FRY, also blind...and they need to be adopted together for the exact same reason! Fry follows Bender everywhere!
*From their personalities, you'd never guess Leela or Fry are blind. As long as they're with their sighted companions, their blindness won't be a concern - both pairs are completely bonded, and as long as they're together, they'll keep each other happy, which will keep your family happy! They're so much fun to watch together...playing, eating, even cuddling up sleeping next to each other. Adopt one (or both!) pairs and learn why guinea pigs are such amazing pets.
*Call the SPCA and set up an appointment to meet these little ones: 716-629-3537!
ADOPTION FEE WAIVED!
*PRETTY GIRL's name completely fits her personality. This gentle girl has the typical, loving behavior traits of many black and white cats, and because she's about 11, she's ready for lap curling and cuddling and can teach us a thing or two about what snuggling is all about!
*Pretty Girl's story is sad, and it's a sad story for us all. This sweetie belonged to the SPCA's former volunteer coordinator, Geri Chambers. We lost our beloved Geri a short time ago, and would love to find Pretty Girl another home in which she'll be spoiled and cuddled to her heart's content.
*Here is what Geri's daughter tells us about Pretty Girl: despite the stress of being removed from the only person and home she's ever loved, she never acted aggressively in any way. She loves to snuggle in bed and loves being adored, to the point that she'll beg with her paw until she's receiving a back massage! She is happiest with the perfect mix of attention and quiet time, so maybe a lively senior single or couple, or even a family with older kids, would work for her.
*Meet Pretty Girl for yourself and you'll see what we mean about this angelic soul. She is currently living at the SPCA's adoption site at WALDEN GALLERIA in Cheektowaga (lower level of the mall, down the hall from the Macy's elevators). Remember, HER ADOPTION FEE IS WAIVED!! For more information on Pretty Girl, call the site directly: 716-684-0983.
*The dream: to have a loving dog at your side, facing the world with you, tail wagging, heart full of love and affection and devotion for YOU. Waiting for you at the door, curling up with you at night, and the dog's definition of a perfect day is day merely spent in your presence, wherever you are. If this is YOUR dream, then ROMAN is the dog for you.
*This boy was found in Cheektowaga, and if you think you can see his gentle soul through his eyes in this photograph, you should meet him in person. If Roman was a person, we'd call him "kind-hearted." A quiet nature, a content demeanor...there is no question that someone's life will be enriched immeasurably when he or she brings Roman into his or her world.
*Roman is just four, seems calm and passive and happy around other dogs (Meet and Greets are still recommended if there is a dog at home), and will remind you why a dog truly is man's best friend. This dog is the walking, living, breathing example of that adage.
*Visit Roman at the SPCA's Tonawanda shelter! For more information, call SPCA Adoptions, 716-629-3531!
Fridays * 8:52 am * Newsradio 930 WBEN
*CALLING ALL HOUND DOG LOVERS!!!!!!! BELLA, 1, is your typical purebred Beagle puppy!! Weighing in at just 21 full-grown pounds, this little girl is a delight!
*When Bella first came to the SPCA March 17, she was quite bashful. Before putting her up for adoption, our Behavior and Enrichment team wanted to do a little work with her to help her adapt better to shelter life. Well Bella responded to her enrichment routine with flying colors! Now when she goes for her walks, she is a typical Beagle...sweet, loves to fetch, plays with her toys, and according to her profile written by our behavior folks, Bella is "Very Excited About Birds!"
*Now, Bella IS a pup, so she'd do best in a home with children 13 and older who will be able to keep up with consistent puppy training!
*Here is something interesting about Beagles, and this may convince the busy pet owner to consider Bella or another Beagle as a pet: Beagles were bred so their coats would repel water and not attract burrs or other plants. As a result, they're easy to groom and don't usually have a "doggy smell," but that is no reflection on their SENSE of smell! Their senses of smell rank them #3 on Dogtime.com's top ten list of dogs with the best noses....preceded only by their hound cousins, Basset Hounds and, in the #1 slot, Bloodhounds! Their noses contain about 220 million smell receptors...humans have about 5 million! (Check out the US Department of Agriculture's BEAGLE BRIGADE, employed in the 1980s to sniff out airport luggage containing food that could have pests that might be dangerous to crops!).
*Now that you're convinced you NEED Bella in your life, visit her at the SPCA's Tonawanda shelter! Call SPCA Adoptions with questions: 716-629-3531!
YELP FOR HELP on WKBW-TV
Thursdays * 5 - 7 am * Good Morning, WNY
OUR YELP FOR HELP PATIENT: EMILY! Emily, probably about 13, is on the mend, hoping to be available for adoption soon!
OUR PATIENT CAME TO US: As a stray from Orchard Park. Actually, the person who found her fell in love with her, and tried to keep her. He fed her, and she ate ravenously...yet he noticed Emily continued to lose weight. He brought her to us anemic, thin, dehydrated...he didn't know if anything could be done to save this sweetheart of a cat.
YELP FOR HELP DONORS ARE HELPING US TREAT EMILY IN THIS WAY: After immediately getting her on fluids and working to stabilize Emily, LOTS of bloodwork was done to try to get to the bottom of what was wrong with her. The diagnosis: Hyperthyroidism, the most common glandular disorder in cats. Emily's thyroid gland was overactive, producing too much of a hormone called thyroxine. This was leading to all Emily's troubles. Easily controlled through medication which is not cost-prohibitive. Emily seems to be responding beautifully to the medication, and will hopefully be available for adoption soon!
HOW YOU CAN HELP ANIMALS WITH EMERGENCY VETERINARY NEEDS: Become a Yelp For Help donor ! You can even become a YELP HELPER, giving on a monthly basis! To give by phone, call Nancy at the SPCA: 716-629-3523!
Yelp for Help
Hope & Healing for Injured Animals
2 THE RESCUE
Fridays * 5:15 am & 11:15 am * WGRZ-TV Ch. 2
*Ready to roll and play all day....that's our MAVERICK, 14 pounds of pure joy and happiness looking for a good time!
*This 11-month-old is all puppy! He's looking for a home in which HE will be the only pet...because that means HE will be getting all the extra love, all the extra playtime, all the extra attention, all the extra affection!! Maverick absolutely thrives on attention from his people!
*Like any puppy, Maverick requires puppy training! He hasn't received much yet, so he'll do well in a home with children old enough to keep up with consistent and persistent training lessons!
*Visit Maverick at the SPCA's Tonawanda shelter! Call SPCA Adoptions to learn more about Maverick and his likes, dislikes, and desires: 716-629-3531!
-Through March 31, there's still time to participate in the SPCA's MY PET IS CUTER THAN YOURS Photo Fundraiser!! Vote, or enter a photo of your own! Presented this year by Chef's Restaurant, My Pet Is Cuter Than Yours stirs up fierce online competition as folks from all over the world clamor for the right to tell beloved friends and family members, "Turns out my pet IS cuter than yours." This year's categories are: Pets Are Family, Pets in the Great Outdoors , Pet Shaming (send us your pet's most embarrassing moments!), and of course, Saucy Pets (your pet sharing the photographic attention with a jar of Chef's sauce), plus one Celebrity Judge's Choice selected by a representative of another popular Buffalo TV station! All the info: https://www.360photocontest.com/238 !
WECK Wildlife Wednesdays
Wednesdays * 8:20 am * WECK 1230 AM/102.9 FM
*Listen to SPCA Wildlife Services Department representatives discuss various topics of interest every week during WECK's WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY segment! You'll hear everything from practical tips...like how to keep ducks off pool covers and what to do when your dog finds a nest of baby bunnies...to what's happening with wildlife being treated at the SPCA!
*Tune in to Wildlife Wednesdays each week around 8:20 am on TIMELESS WECK-AM 1230 and FM 102.9!
*Wildlife questions? Call the SPCA Wildlife Services Department at 716-629-3528!
WIVB Pet of the Week
Mondays * 12:15 pm * WIVB-TV Ch. 4
*Every Monday, SPCA Executive Director Barbara Carr or another SPCA representative brings a loveable dog, cat, or other animal right to the WIVB-TV Ch. 4 studio!
*Tune in to Ch. 4's noon newscast each Monday to see if there's a cutie kitty or canine YOU can bring home!
YNN's OFFSITE PETS...
Thursdays * 6 am - 8 pm * YNN on Time Warner Cable
*Every Thursday, Time Warner customers can tune into Buffalo's YNN and check out the SPCA's animals available at one of several offsite adoption locations!
*Each hour on Thursdays, 6 am - 8 pm, YNN will feature the SPCA segment! To see which special animal is featured this week, visit http://buffalo.ynn.com/ and search SPCA!