Wednesdays * 8:10 am * Star 102.5 FM

Imagine dreaming the warm, spring days away with this gorgeous, orange fluff ball on your lap? That's a picture that's just fine with Virgil. That's pretty much the only place this handsome boy wants to be! Hear us talk about Virgil Wednesday, March 22, 8:10 am on Star 102.5 with Rob Lucas!


We're working on getting a better photo of gorgeous Aurora, because this picture of her on the lap of her loving foster mom doesn't truly capture her consummate beauty!

This gorgeous, 5-year-old Siamese mix is ready for her permanent home, but you won't find her at the SPCA! She's a "Pawsitive Journeys" kitty! Pawsitive Journeys is a foster program through which volunteers house kitties not adapting to shelter life. Aurora here is very afraid of other cats and dogs, so she most likely would not have remained in any shelter environment for long without becoming very stressed, and, the natural result of that, very sick.

Pawsitive Journeys is 99.9% beneficial for our beautiful, temporary feline residents. The only negative about the program is that of course, the available animal isn't available at the SPCA's Tonawanda shelter or any offsite location. The only people who would know about a Pawsitive Journeys cat are the people who visit is why these media segments are so important!

With no other cat or dog on the premises, Aurora is all love, all the time. Her foster mom tells us that, if Aurora had her choice, she'd stay on the lap of her special someone all day long, feeling safe, secure, and loved. This is a cat who will be a true companion for someone who wants a real friend.

Make an appointment to meet Aurora by calling the SPCA's Foster Care Department: 716-629-3509!



Fridays * 8:52 am * Newsradio 930 WBEN


Looking for a couchful of lazy love? Look no further than Scrappy Doo, our 170 pound Great Dane who only has one thing on his mind: when is it time for his next nap?

Scrappy Doo has the sweetest soul. You can see it in his eyes. He also has an adorably huge face. He's easygoing and doesn't complain about anything.  

This big gentle guy loves attention from adults. Scrappy is quite calm and always happy to go with the flow. He likes to lounge around after a nice walk.  

He walks very nicely on my leash, is housetrained, takes treats with gentle manners, and he has a light and playful side that's always ready to throw a few toys around (as long as he can take a nap after of course). 

He'd be happy in a home being your only furry friend. 

Scrappy is in the back kennels at the SPCA, so if you’re interested in meeting him, come in and speak with an adoptions counselor or volunteer and they’ll be able to 

For more information on me, call SPCA Adoptions, 716-629-3531, or tune in to Newsradio 930 WBEN Friday, March 24 at 8:52 a.m.!

Check out her video on our Facebook page!

A beautiful girl, a spunky personality, smart, observant, affectionate...what's not to love?

Turns out, there's everything to love about Chowder!

This 2-year-old is a recent graduate of the SPCA's Pups at the Pen program, and female inmates at the Erie County Correctional Facility taught her sign language commands. Why sign language? Because Chowder is special for so many reasons...and one of them is that she's deaf.

Chowder knows sit, down, come, yes, and no....and you'll learn how to tell her all this and more when you work with Rita, the trainer who works with the inmates at the correctional facility! Rita will be providing a free training session for Chowder's adopters!

Chowder loves her toys, she loves running around her fenced yard, she loves her daily walks, but most of all, she loves being "talked" to, and spending time with her beloved family. Come meet Chowder at the SPCA's Tonawanda shelter today and find out ALL the reasons she's special! Check out her video here, and after that you can see another video!

Want more information? Call the SPCA's Behavior and Training Department, 716-629-3537!


Mike Randall on WKBW-TV

Thursdays * 10 am * AM Buffalo

*Each Thursday during AM Buffalo (Ch. 7, 10:00 am), 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. Missed a week? Look for the most current Yelp for Help segment on AM Buffalo's website page here!

See previous years' segments here!

*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.

*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!


Fridays * Daybreak & 11 am news * WGRZ-TV Ch. 2


One look at this one-year-old puppy and a single name comes to mind: MACHO.

This baby is shy, sweet, with a tail that won't quit! Full grown at only 9 pounds, he's ready to curl up on your lap or in your purse and take on the world!

Learn more about our handsome guy on Kevin O'Neill's "2 The Rescue" segment Friday, March 10 during the 11:00 am WGRZ-TV newscast!

Visit Macho at the SPCA's 205 Ensminger Rd., Tonawanda shelter, where we'll be a couple more months before our big move to West Seneca! For more information on our handsome man, CERTAIN to be adopted when not long after being made available at 12 noon Friday, March 10, call SPCA Adoptions: 716-629-3531!

WECK Wildlife Wednesdays

Wednesdays * 8:20 am * WECK 1230 AM/102.9 FM

*Listen to SPCA Wildlife Services Department representative Barbie Haney discuss various topics of interest every week during WECK's WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY segment! You'll hear everything from practical how to keep ducks off pool covers and what to do when your dog finds a nest of baby 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 Gary Willoughby 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!

WGR 550 Sports Radio

FURRY FAN of the Week!
Mondays  *  6am-10 am  *  The Howard Simon Show

Every Monday, WGR 550 Sports Radio brings you a new SPCA FURRY FAN OF THE WEEK!

Tune in to WGR 550 AM Radio every Monday morning during the Howard Simon Show 6 am - 10 am to hear Howard and Jeremy White tell you which little fan has the biggest heart of all! Dogs, cats, pups, kittens, bunnies, birds...who will win the title this week? Find out first-hand here!

Thanks to WGR, DeLacy Ford, and TLC Pet Food for scoring a touchdown with this all-new #FurryFan feature!



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 and search SPCA!