STAR 102.5 SHINING STAR

Wednesdays * 8:10 am * Star 102.5 FM
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GILDA the Boxer is ready to go home with you and make you laugh all day, then cuddle with you all night!

This 9-year-old has THE best personality! She's a typical boxer, weighing in at 75 pounds, and is full of spirit and spunk, but just the right level. Not too much, not too little!

Gilda's behavior journal is filled with so many wonderful experiences members of our Behavior and Training Department have had with her! They love that she thinks she's a "lap dog" and will try to curl up on yours at the first opportunity. They love that she tends to love her people more than treats offered to her. They love that she doesn't care to spend a great deal of time outside in the freezing cold, but is HAPPY to come back inside! This all just scratches the surface of our wonderful experiences with Gilda!

We don't know too much about Gilda's past. She was brought to us mid-February by Hamburg Animal Control, so she's a stray - how is somebody NOT looking for her?? Someone spent a great deal of time training this dog and loving her, because she's ready and willing to give all that love away and bond quickly!

Visit Gilda at the SPCA Serving Erie County's Tonawanda shelter! For more information, call SPCA Adoptions: 716-629-3531!

Seems this harsh Buffalo winter will never end. As we face the end of what is wrapping up to be the coldest February in history, it's important people are even more diligent about keeping their pets safe in these near- or sub-zero temperatures. Read the SPCA's winter pet safety tips, or learn more about New York State's animal shelter law now!

 

WBEN NEWSHOUND

Fridays * 8:52 am * Newsradio 930 WBEN
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A purebred BOXER? Available at the SPCA? PUREBREDS??? Purebreds ARE available at the SPCA, very, very often! Lovely LAKEN is the living proof of that!

At 3 1/2 years old, this 45-pound Boxer has the world on a string! Staff and volunteers are so taken with this girl that her behavior journal is a mile long...all because they are trying to come up with more good things to say about her! Here is Laken at a glance, with words taken right from her journal:

  *Very curious...and she's a little softie!
  *Walks well on a leash! Cautious at first, but she's a brave girl!
  *Snuggled up to me instead of going for treats!
  *Total sweetheart!
  *Such a sweet, lovely, affectionate girls!
  *Loves sitting in laps. Loves cuddling.
  *Loves hot dogs.

Who can pass up such a special girl? Visit Laken at the SPCA's Tonawanda shelter! Call SPCA Adoptions for more info: 716-629-3531!


Remember to check out the SPCA's Winter Pet Tips! Also....while there are no New York State laws prohibiting dogs from living outside, there IS a law that states they must have appropriate shelter in inclement weather....and 0 degrees, wind chills at 40 below, and winds up to 20 mph count as inclement weather. Learn about the New York State Shelter Law, and find a link that will take you directly to that law, here.

Calling all creative kids! The SPCA's 2015 Humane Poster and Creative Writing Contest is underway!!! Learn more about it here!

 

YELP FOR HELP on WKBW-TV

Thursdays * 10 am * AM Buffalo



*Each week, Mike Randall features an SPCA animal NOT up for adoption....yet. At the time of filming, the animal featured by Mike is a YELP FOR HELP patient, receiving some kind of costly veterinary care at the SPCA prior to adoption.

*What is Yelp for Help? Well...not every animal comes to the SPCA Serving Erie County healthy and adoptable. Countless animals suffer from life-threatening illnesses and injuries, usually the result of being abused or neglected. They require immediate...and expensive...veterinary care that is often beyond our resources.

*Once treatment is administered, many require additional medical attention or intense socialization and behavior modification.

*The community-funded Yelp for Help program offsets the SPCA’s cost of caring for, and eventually making possible successful adoptions of, these special animals.

*Tune in to AM BUFFALO on Ch. 7 at 10 am every Thursday  to see a current Yelp for Help patient! Missed a week? Check out past segments here:
  - October 16: Eight-month-old Granite, the kitten!
  - October 23: Plymouth, the polyp kitten!
  - October 31: Yelp for Help overview
  - November 6: Stuffing's eye treatment
  - November 13: Mike performs canine CPR!
  - December 11: Dori, the matted dog (read story here)
  
- December 18: Trying to save a pup's leg
  - December 31: Dori Update, Patrick the Cat
  - January 8: Ozzy the Pug
  - January 29:  SpokesCATS for Yelp Challenge!
  - February 4: Lego the cat, on the mend!
  - February 18:  See Cyrus!
  - February 27: Sweet Nilla, Lover of Lace!

*Can you give these animals in need the chances they deserve? Save lives today. Together, we can help the animals who need us most! 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!



 
 
 

2 THE RESCUE

Fridays * 5:15 am & 11:15 am * WGRZ-TV Ch. 2

  

So the second beagle in history takes Westminster and now everyone wants beagles beagles beagles! Well guess what....WE HAVE ONE!

Filling the role of OUR Best In Show for this week...weighing in at 38 pounds...six-year-old AL the Beagle!

Happy to be with people, happy to be with other animals, tail wagging so hard it looks as though it'll fall off - it all makes him our current crowd favorite! Westminster's Miss P loves liver treats, loves attention, loves cuddling up on her people's pillow - Al must be some distant relation because he loves all these things too! One difference...the night after she won, Miss P had a one-night walk-on part in Broadway's Kinky Boots! Wait a minute...Kinky Boots is coming to Shea's in April, right? Maybe we can make this dream of being on the stage happen for Al! We KNOW he'd respond favorably to the applause!!

Visit this exceptional boy at the SPCA's 205 Ensminger Rd., Tonawanda shelter! Call Krissi at the SPCA for more information: 716-629-3531!

Remember to check out the SPCA's Winter Pet Tips! Also....while there are no New York State laws prohibiting dogs from living outside, there IS a law that states they must have appropriate shelter in inclement weather....and 0 degrees, wind chills at 40 below, and winds up to 20 mph count as inclement weather. Learn about the New York State Shelter Law, and find a link that will take you directly to that law, here.

Calling all creative kids! The SPCA's 2015 Humane Poster and Creative Writing Contest is underway!!! Learn more about it here!

WECK Wildlife Wednesdays

Wednesdays * 8:20 am * WECK 1230 AM/102.9 FM
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*Listen to SPCA Wildlife Services Department representative Mary Jo Sicurella...or another knowledgeable rehabber...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!

*Did you miss a segment? Visit our WECK WILDLIFE WEDNESDAYS audio archive page! Now you'll NEVER have to miss a segment!

*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!

 

TWC's OFFSITE PETS

Thursdays *  6 am - 8 pm * Time Warner Cable News



*Every Thursday, Time Warner customers can tune into Buffalo's Time Warner Cable News and check out the SPCA's animals available at one of several offsite adoption locations!

*Each hour on Thursdays, 6 am - 8 pm, TWC will feature the SPCA segment! To see which special animal is featured this week, visit http://buffalo.twcnews.com/ and search SPCA!