Wednesdays * 8:10 am * Star 102.5 FM


How can you shake off any spring doldrums and reach for your destiny? Why, by bringing GIUSEPPE into your life!!

Don't let the name of his species fool you....Giuseppe is a "Severe Macaw," which means mini-macaw, but he is anything BUT severe! This guy will make you look forward to every single day with his crazy antics and upbeat personality!! Typically, Severes are loud, but Giuseppe is NOT. He has an all-around pleasant demeanor that makes him a joy to have around!

Severe Macaws live to be about 40 years old...some live longer. Our boy is about 7, so he has a full life ahead of him! We're trying to better his diet - it should be higher in fat than other parrots (pellets, fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and the occasional nut), but one thing we KNOW he a treat only! PASTA! Check out him loving a spaghetti treat:

Giuseppe loves the company of other birds and would probably fit well in a household with other friendly exotics....or even with someone home most of the day...because he LOVES companionship and HATES being alone!

So far he has said Hello, Hi, Watcha' Doin', Hurry Up, and Goodnight to us, but we bet he'll say even more in his new home! He's so easy to fall in love with, you'll want to teach him more and more!

Make an appointment to meet Giuseppe today - he's awaiting your visit!!! Call the Giuseppe hotline for more information, or to set up a meeting: 716-343-2535!

Memorial Day was this week, and that means it's time for the SPCA to honor current and retired members of the armed forces who have worked for our freedom. What better way to say thank you than by adding love to their lives? Through May 30, adoption fees for these military members will be waived during our VETS & PETS special! Details here!

Time to shop for graduation gifts! And what special girls in your life wouldn't love jewelry?? Well, Ben Garelick Jewelers is featuring gorgeous freshwater pearl bracelets in three different color schemes for just $30...and 100% of the profits go to the SPCA's RAISE THE ROOF Campaign! Also available: PANDORA "My Sweet Pet" sterling silver charms for $40! The best part? If you don't feel like heading out to Williamsville, shipping on all orders is free....and your gift arrives beautifully wrapped!! All the details are here!



Fridays * 8:52 am * Newsradio 930 WBEN

Adoption Fee Reduced to $67.50!

MARVIN is so darned cute, even Buffalo Bill Defensive Tackle Alex Carrington paid him a visit this week!

Marvin is so handsome...sits for treats or for pets so beautifully...he's wiggly, he's happy, and he loves to explore!

Will your summer be filled with longs hikes...walks along the water...stargazing at night? Marvin is hoping HIS summer is filled with these things, especially when his new family is at his side!

Just get a kiddie pool and a few great toys, and watch Marvin entertain himself...and you!...all day long! Don't believe us? We have it on tape! Watch here!

Meet Marvin at the SPCA's 205 Ensminger Rd., Tonawanda shelter! Call SPCA Adoptions, 716-629-3531, for details!

SPCA's Vets & Pets adoption special  runs through Saturday, May 30! That means adoptions are FREE for current or retired military members (a standard administration fee still applies). Read more about it here!



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? 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!
  - March 5: Ninja's lovin' life now!
  - March 19: Elliott's kitty physical therapy!
  - April 9: Bingo the Chihuahua with a Healing Hip!
  - April 16: Amalia ate WHAAAAAAAAT?
  - April 27: Why we call her SHOESTRING SASHA!
  - May 4: Cute Carissa Recovering!
  - May 14: Rugby ready to heal!
  - May 21: What happens when the dog wins...

  - May 28: Rupert the Chocolate Lab!

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

GIUSEPPE the Macaw is this
week's 2 The Rescue pet! For more on
him, simply look to your left!

Meanwhile, still available:

SPCA Bunny Brigade!

Lovely as a summer's day....this little Lop is LILAC, and yes, she will return all the affection you give her, but TENFOLD!

Lilac was found roaming the streets of Tonawanda, looking for someone to love her. Someone loved her enough to scoop her up and bring her to the SPCA!

Want a pet that will play with you and interact with toys? That's Lilac. Want a pet you can bond with? That's Lilac. Want a pet that loves exploring and having fun? Well, Lilac is definitely your girl!!

Right now, during the SPCA's HOPPING OUT IN MAY Bunny Brigade, Lilac's adoption fee is reduced from $40 to $15!!!

Meet Lilac at the SPCA's 205 Ensminger Rd., Tonawanda shelter! Call Mark at the SPCA for more information: 716-629-3509!!

By the way - to current and retired members of the military - the SPCA's Vets & Pets adoption special runs through May 30! That means adoptions are FREE for you (a standard administration fee still applies). Read more about it here!

WECK Wildlife Wednesdays

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

*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 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 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!



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!