Maddie's Project to Hold Western NY's Largest Pet Expo | Events
The Maddie’s Pet Rescue Project Pet Expo presented by the PETCO Foundation promises to be a pet lovers’ extravaganza. Scores of businesses will be exhibiting pet-related products and services on September 25th from 10:00am to 7:00pm at the Fairgrounds Event Center in Hamburg. The entire family will enjoy shopping for their favorite furry friend, watching flyball and agility demos, and learning about pet-related issues.
A first for Western New York, the Pet Expo will feature a Super Adoption Event on Saturday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Over 16 area rescue groups will be present with cats and dogs available for adoption. Anyone thinking of adopting a new member of the family should not miss out on the opportunity to find the perfect match among over 100 animals in one location.
On Friday, September 24th, a special preview night will be held from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Tickets are just $15 and include a dessert buffet and admission to a canine fashion show. One lucky guest will take home two free tickets on JetBlue Airways anywhere that JetBlue flies.
Proceeds from the Pet Expo will benefit the Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project, a collaboration by Black Dog, Second Chance; Buffalo Humane; the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter; HEART; Second Chance; the SPCA; and Ten Lives Club. Through a prolific grant from Maddie’s Fund®, the Project was initiated in October of 2009 to guarantee a home for every healthy and treatable dog and cat in Erie County by 2014. In order to meet the guidelines of the grant, the Project partners must save over 2,500 dogs and cats from euthanasia over the next five years. While the funding is generous, it is not nearly enough to provide medical treatments and emergencies surgeries for dogs and cats in need.
To purchase presale tickets to the Pet Expo, visit the SPCA at 205 Ensminger Rd, the Adoption Center in the Galleria Mall (near Macy’s), the Fairgrounds Event Center ticket office, or any local TOPS Friendly Market. For more details, go to www.MaddiesErieCounty.org. With the community’s support, Erie County can become one of the first “no-kill” counties in the nation.
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