Pins for Paws in Fredonia, NY

Do you like to bowl? On January 16, 2016, Lucky Lanes, Bennett Road, Fredonia, New York, is having a fundraiser for the Lakeshore Humane Society (LHS).

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Pins for Paws takes place Saturday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. A ticket for two games of bowling and your bowling shoes is only $10!  PetravelR™ thinks that’s a sweet deal for a fun evening and a chance to help homeless animals.  There will be several drawings for baskets that you can win, and also a 50/50. You may purchase a ticket at the LHS Adoption Center, 431 E. Chestnut Street, Dunkirk, NY.

Lakeshore Humane Society

Lakeshore Humane Society is a No-Kill animal shelter located in Dunkirk, New York.  LHS is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of animals and to the prevention of animal abuse in northern Chautauqua County of Western New York.

AWS Maine Adoptables!

PetravelR’s™ Adopt a Friend is spotlighting the Animal Welfare Society in Kennebunk, Maine and we’d like to introduce you to some of their shelter animals who need loving forever homes!

SHELBY

SHELBY

 

Shelby is a 2-year-0ld female Pit Bull Mix.  This lovely girl weighs about 50 pounds and is good with children and other active dogs.

- See more at: http://animalwelfaresociety.org/animals/shelby-2/#sthash.Cd6DWvob.dpuf

 

TEDDY

TEDDY

 

 

Teddy is a male short hair cat, 12 years young.  He’s a timid, yet darling senior kitty who might be the perfect pet for you!

- See more at: http://animalwelfaresociety.org/animals/teddy-3/#sthash.5em9zgDy.dpuf

 

BUNBUN & WICKET

BUNBUN & WICKET

This adorable pair of bonded bunnies is waiting for a forever home. Bun Bun is a 1 1/2-year-old male and Wicket is a 1-year old female.  These two darling critters are looking for a home together.

- See more at: http://animalwelfaresociety.org/animals/bun-bun-wicket/#sthash.DiwQgG9m.dpuf

PENNY

PENNY

 

 

Penny is a gorgeous 6-year-old female long hair kitty.  This fluffy darling would love to come home with you!

BOOG

BOOG

 

 

 

 

Boog is a 1-year-old male beagle.  He is a bubbly and sweet little man ready to sniff and explore all day long! This gentle guy enjoys burying his bones in his blankets and snuggle sessions with staff. Good with dogs and gentle children.  Come meet Boog today!

 

FIG

FIG

 

 

 

 

Fig is a 5-month-old male rabbit. This handsome guy needs a loving indoor home where he will get lots of attention and proper care!

 

 

PetravelR™ urges you to support your local shelters and rescues by adopting, volunteering, and donating. And remember that spaying and neutering helps reduce overpopulation and makes your pets better family member!

NYC Architects for Animals

The Fifth Annual Architects for Animals: Giving Shelter, an evening to benefit the NYC Feral Cat Initiative of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, will be held on Thursday January 14, 2016, 6:00–8:00 pm, at the Steelcase Showroom, 4 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019.

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For the estimated tens of thousands of cats who live in backyards, vacant lots, alleys, and numerous other outdoor locations throughout New York City, wintertime is especially difficult. Many of these cats are cared for by dedicated caretakers who feed them daily, monitor their health, and go to great lengths to have them spayed or neutered through Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). TNR has proved to be the only truly humane and effective way to manage feral cat colonies and reduce their numbers over time.

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For the past five years, some of New York’s most prestigious architectural designers, through an inventive project called Architects for Animals, have been helping the city’s kitties by creating imaginative winter shelters to provide them with a refuge from the cold. A new collection of unique, inspired Architects for Animals winter shelters will be presented for public viewing before they are donated to Certified TNR Caretakers and placed in locations throughout the city. Among the architectural firms participating in this year’s exhibition are Biber Architects, CallisonRTKL, deSoto studio Architects, Docomomo US, HLW International, Narofsky Architecture, and Spacesmith.

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Admission is a $25 donation ($10 for Certified TNR Caretakers) and includes the exhibit, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails. You may RSVP in advance online through January 12, and a limited number of tickets also will be available at the door. No paper tickets will be issued; your name will be on the list at the door.

PetravelR™ encourages animals lovers in NYC to support this event!

Animal Welfare Society of Kennebunk, ME on Adopt a Friend!

This week PetravelR’s™ Adopt a Friend is featuring the Animal Welfare Society of Kennebunk, Maine!

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The Animal Welfare Society (AWS) is an open-admission No Kill shelter serving York County, Maine.  AWS operates an animal shelter and adoption center in West Kennebunk and offers life saving community programs including Pets and Women to Safety, Paws in Stripes, Paws Across America, Humane Education, Behavior and Training classes and the Shelter Spay/Neuter Clinic.  AWS is home to the Cleo Fund providing spay/neuter assistance to individuals and feral cat colony advocates statewide, and serves as the animal control impound facility for 21 municipalities in York County.

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Learn more about the Animal Welfare Society and how you can support their great work by adopting, volunteering, or making a tax-deductible donation at Adopt a Friend.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Best wishes for a happy and healthy new year to you and your pets.

We hope that 2016 will bring peace to our troubled world and witness less cruelty towards our fellow human beings and towards the innocent animals with whom we share this earth.

** ELSIE **

** ELSIE **

Your friends at PetravelR™

Take the Plunge for Homeless Pets!

Looking for a something special to kick off 2016?  PetravelR™ recommends the 19th Annual Penguin Plunge benefitting Pennsylvania’s Humane Society of the Harrisonburg Area (HSHA). 

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Please come to participate or support HSHA as they “take the plunge” for homeless animals on New Year’s Day!  This annual fundraiser has become a central Pennsylvania tradition for both HSHA and the City of Harrisburg. During the event, more than 300 HSHA supporters “take the plunge” into the icy waters of the Susquehanna River, as hundreds more watch from the shore.

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There’s still time to register! At the animals’ request, each participant is asked to raise or donate a minimum of $40. Those that raise over $75 will receive an event towel. For teams to receive towels, each member must raise at least $75.

Penquin-Plunge

When:  Friday, January 1, 2016 – Event registration begins at 10:00 am, Plunge goes off at noon
Where: City Island, Beach Area, Harrisburg, PA

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PetravelR™ wishes you and your pets a happy and healthy New Year!

 

Keep Your Pet Safe on New Year’s Eve!

It’s New Year’s Eve, and as you prepare to celebrate another year shot to hell (only kidding – celebrate the incoming year filled with hope and promise!), PetravelR™ wants to remind you of these important tips to keep your pet safe -

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Be Prepared – Plan ahead to keep your pet safe, secure, and comfortable:

  • Keep your pets on their normal diet because any change can cause severe indigestion and diarrhea,
  • Lavish some extra attention on your pets before the festivities begin,
  • Give them plenty of exercise during the day, so that they will be less agitated and sleep more restfully,
  • Create a comfortable, quiet refuge for your pet with his/her favorite toys, and with doors, windows and blinds closed,
  • Ask your veterinarian for tranquilizers if your pet has a history of extreme uneasiness around loud noises or crowds,
  • If you will be out New Years Eve, consider having a neighbor keep a close watch on your pet during the New Year activities.

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Fireworks – Exposure to fireworks can can severe burns and trauma to pets (as well as people), and exploding fireworks frighten many animals:

  • Keep your pets aware from all fireworks, even unexploded ones, because they often contain toxic substances,
  • If you are going out to watch fireworks, be sure to leave your pets at home,
  • Keep your pets indoors for the evening, in a comfortable and secure area,
  • White noise or soothing music can mask the sound of fireworks,
  • Turn on the TV or radio to distract your pets from outside noise,
  • If your pet is particularly sensitive to loud noise, consider a Thundershirt or Calming Collar.

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Parties – Crowds, party food, alcoholic drinks, and open doors can pose a risk to pets:

  • Consider keeping pets in a room with plenty of water and pet food that’s off-limits to guests,
  • Never leave alcoholic drinks unattended where pets can reach them because they can be poisonous to pets,
  • Foods such as onions, chocolate, coffee, avocado, grapes & raisins, salt and yeast dough can all be potentially toxic to companion animals,
  • Make sure every guest agrees NO HUMAN FOOD FOR PETS; the #1 reason for trips to the emergency vet on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day is because a pet is sick from too much or the wrong people food,
  • Keep pets away from snack tables and garbage cans,
  • Be careful with party favors because a pet can easily choke on Hawaiian plastic leis, the blower attachment of party horns or parts of party hats,
  • Don’t put glow jewelry on your pets, or allow them to play with it because, if ingested — though not highly toxic — they can still cause excessive drooling, gastrointestinal irritation, or intestinal blockage,
  • The phone number for the Animal Poison Control Center is (888) 426-4435.

dog-tagsDon’t Lose Your Pet – The number of lost and runaway pets increases on New Year’s Eve:

  • Make sure all fences and gates are secure, so if pets escape through an open door or screen, they are confined to the yard,
  • Be sure that your dogs and cats are wearing collars and ID tags with up-to-date contact information,
  • Microchipping is the best way to insure that your pet can be identified if he/she slips a collar or loses ID tags,
  • Keep outside visits to a minimum, but if your pet needs to go out for a “relief” call, make sure to use a leash with a snug fitting collar or harness.
  • Whether you are going out, throwing a party, or staying at home to enjoy the evening with your pets, PetravelR™ wishes you a safe and fun-filled New Year’s celebration!

Elsie Happy New YearWhether you are going out, throwing a party, or staying at home to enjoy the evening with your pets, PetravelR™ wishes you a safe and fun-filled New Year’s celebration!

This article was originally published by PetravelR™ on December 30, 2014.

Sources: Adopt a Pet, Tampa Bay Animal Hospitals, Examiner.com, and the San Antonio Humane Society,

Central Nebraska Humane Society Adoptables!

The Central Nebraska Humane Society is this week’s featured animal shelter on PetravelR’s™ Adopt a Friend, and it’s time to meet some of their wonderful pets in need of forever homes!

ROOSEVELT

ROOSEVELT

 

Hello there! I’m Roosevelt, a 3-year old male rat.  Did you know that rats are clean and very smart?  I’m the perfect apartment pet!

 

ARTEMIS

ARTEMIS

Hi hi hi! I am Artemis, a 2-year-old female Pit Bull mix, brought to the shelter when my owner could not properly care for me. As you can imagine, I am energetic, smart and could benefit from some formal training. I seem to be mostly deaf, so I will need special training. One of the wonderful volunteers here at the shelter has been working with me on learning sign language, and I seem to be doing very well! I am looking for a family that is willing to continue my training and understands that I will need a place to get out my puppy energy. Due to my deafness and tendency to play rough, I’m hoping to find a home without infants or toddlers. I also need a home with no cats. If you’ve got other four-legged or two-legged babies at home and are interested in meeting me, bring everybody into the shelter!

NICO

NICO

Hello new family!  I’m Nico, a 2-year-old male Bengal mix cat. I’m what you’d call a medium sized house cat.  And yes, I do have the most beautiful eyes.  Adopt me and you can admire me all day long while I purr for you!

POPEYE

POPEYE

Hi!! My name is Popeye! I came to the humane society as a surrender. My previous owner left me with a family member but unfortunately never came to get me so that is why I am here at the shelter. I am a little shy when I first meet new people but give me a few minutes and I will come out of my shell. I am super sweet and love to cuddle! I seem to get along well with other dogs but would be best in a home with no cats or kids under 13. Please come meet me today you will be glad you did!!

SUZY

SUZY

 

 

Hello!  My name is Suzy! I’m a gorgeous domestic medium hair mix female cat.  I’m only 9 months old. I’m a small cat, or what we like to call “lap size.” Wouldn’t you love to take me home with you?

 

 

 

The Central Nebraska Humane Society (CNHS) was established in 1967, by volunteers dedicated to the welfare of animals in the community. CNHS is located in the northeast corner of Grand Island, Nebraska. Annually, over 2,500 animals are handled. The organization is staffed with dedicated, compassionate and trained employees, as well as volunteers that assist and enjoy a wide range of involvement from helping with special care needs, fostering, promotional events and educational programs.

PetravelR™ urges you to support your local shelters and rescues by adopting, volunteering, and donating. And remember that spaying and neutering helps reduce overpopulation and makes your pets better family member!

New Year’s Eve Benefit for Mid-Ohio Animal Welfare

It’s a Classic House New Year’s Eve Party to benefit the Mid-Ohio Animal Welfare League!

Mid Ohio New Years Party

Steve ‘Sleepy C’ Cinch and Kevin Bumpers will host their second annual New Year’s Eve Party on Thursday December 31, 2015!  Come out to the Clifton Martini and Wine Bar at 10427 Clifton Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio from 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM and help the homeless pets at the Mid-Ohio Animal Welfare League.

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No cover charge.  All they ask is that you fill the donation bucket at their DJ booth.  That’s right . . . the DOOR is 100% free! Just bring a few extra bucks and drop them in the bucket on the DJ table – 100% of these donations will go to the Mid-Ohio Animal Welfare League. 100%!!!  PetravelR™ loves this – have a great time, help animals, and start off the New Year with some good Karma!

Mid Ohio Animal League cat

Mid-Ohio Animal Welfare League is a tiny group of volunteers from Columbus to Cleveland Heights. In their 10 years of existence, they have fostered and placed over 400 cats and dogs and brought low-cost spay/neuter services to thousands of animals. They focus on helping the neediest of animals that many rescues would ignore due to health status/age/etc. Many of their current fosters are long-term or sanctuary animals due to chronic or terminal medical conditions. But they also have healthy animals available for adoption and work with a small rescue in rural KY by bringing their fosters up north where they actually have a chance to find forever families.

 

Portable Pet Play Pen

Traveling with your pets over the holidays and need a pet-safe area to let them play?  The Oxgord Portable Pop-Up Pet Play Pen (say that 5 times fast after a bit of holiday cheer!) might be your answer.

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Your pets can run around and have fun in a safe and contained environment, while you can keep an eye on them through the mesh screens on the sides and top of the playpen.  The fabric pet play pen features a removable bottom and pad, removable mesh top, eight mesh windows, two zippered side doors, and storage compartments for pet toys and supplies. The waterproof material makes cleaning up after your pet easy.

The Oxgord Portable Play Pen is easy to set up and take down, and you can take it on all your trips in the included travel tote.  The play pen is 45″ in diameter and 24″ high and comes in four colors.  Available at HappyTailsPetShop, PetShopUSAOverstock.com, Jet.com, and Amazon for $30-$39.

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PetravelR™ thinks a portable play pen might come in handy if you and your pet get stuck in an airport with a delayed or cancelled flight.  Just pop it open and give your dog or cat some time outside of that cramped carrier while you camp out in the terminal.