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SPCA HEADLINES 2010
News from the SPCA Serving Erie County


December 30, 2010
SPCA DOGS 10 YEARS or OLDER: WAIVED ADOPTION FEE! Take advantage of the SPCA's new deal for the new year, and give a loving, senior dog a home!

December 20, 2010
Buffalo News runs editorial on Hoskins' Eden Farm Animal Cruelty Case.

December 19, 2010
See Today's Donn Esmonde Column in the Buffalo News: 'Healthy Cats Get Reprieve At Mall Store." Video of SPCA mall site included!

December 17, 2010
Man Accused of Animal Cruelty for Covering Cat in Oil, Salt, and Peppers Brought Back to Buffalo from Maryland. Gary Korkuc left Buffalo after being arrested by police in August, currently in custody at the Erie County Holding Center.  

December 17, 2010
STILL AVAILABLE!
Purchase Delta Sonic Car Wash Gifts at the SPCA's Galleria Site, Tonawanda Shelter, or on the Whisker Wag'n, and ALL Proceeds Benefit SPCA Animals! Delta Sonic/Applebee's Dinner for 2 packages now also available for purchase on-line to help SPCA!

December 17, 2010
Torches Restaurant in Buffalo Helps SPCA! Read the details here!

December 17, 2010
Donate Using Your M & T Card and Earn Up To 10 Times the Rewards!

December 11, 2010
The 2010 Radiothon Comes To An End. 
Read this year's overwhelming results!

December 10, 2010
Buy a Plush Horse for $10 and Take a Stand Against Animal Abuse.

December 10, 2010
ON THE AIR!
Tune in to DAY 2 of the SPCA Radiothon...and give today!

December 8, 2010
ADOPTION SPECIAL!
Adopt a Cat in December and Receive a Gift of $85 Off a Cat Adoption in 2011! Our "Baby, It's COLD Outside!" promotion will warm up your wintry holidays! Adopt now through Dec. 31 to take advantage of our holiday special!


November 30, 2010
Hoskins Ordered To Pay Bond for Horses Rescued in March. NYS Supreme Court Judge Joseph Glownia rules, allows for less than half of what it costs SPCA to provide adequate care for horses still in its custody.

November 30, 2010
Purchase Delta Sonic Car Wash Gifts at the SPCA's Galleria Site, Tonawanda Shelter, or on the Whisker Wag'n, and ALL Proceeds Benefit SPCA Animals!
Delta Sonic/Applebee's Dinner for 2 packages now also available for purchase on-line to help SPCA!

November 30, 2010
STARTS TOMORROW!
Adopt a Cat in December and Receive a Gift of $85 Off a Cat Adoption in 2011! Our "Baby, It's COLD Outside!" promotion will warm up your wintry holidays! Adopt Dec. 1 - 31 to take advantage of our holiday special!

November 29, 2010
SPCA in Court for Bond Hearing in Civil Trial against Eden Farm's Beth Hoskins. Plus, Buffalo News raises questions on court decisions in trial.

November 24, 2010
A VERY Happy Thanksgiving for Eight SPCA Turkeys Transferred to Farm Sanctuary! Read the story and see video here!

November 23, 2010
WANTED: Your Happy SPCA Animal Tale for SPCA Radiothon! Send us your story, and you may be selected to tell the tale live on the air!

November 23, 2010
Purchase Your Delta Sonic Car Wash Gifts at the SPCA's Galleria Site, and All Proceeds Benefit SPCA Animals!

November 22, 2010
No Bones About It...Keep Pets Safe This Thanksgiving.

November 22, 2010
Watch Four Inspirational Videos on Purina ONE® beyOnd Brand Pet Food, and Purina Will Donate $300,000 to Purina ONE® Brand’s 15 Shelter Partners, Including the SPCA Serving Erie County!  Read additional details on the program here.

November 19, 2010
See The Newest Video Released by the SPCA Detailing Costs, Emotional Hardships in March's Animal Rescue of 130 Animals from "Eden Farm."

November 5, 2010
Judge Joseph Glownia Once Again Postpones East Aurora Eden Farms' Horse Owner's Animal Cruelty Bond Hearings As Defendant Appears in Court Without Attorney, Despite Court Orders. NYS Supreme Court judge has ordered Hoskins to hire defense three previous times; SPCA issues statement in open letter to court.

November 4, 2010
"Eden Farms" Horse Owner's Criminal Animal Cruelty Proceedings Postponed Once Again in the Face of Questionable Defense.

November 4, 2010
Thirty Restaurants Participating in Tuesday's "The Big Chew!" Breakfasts, lunches, dinners, even ice cream offered in support of SPCA animals; see an updated list of restaurants participating November 9 (& 10!) here.

November 3, 2010
"Helping Hands" Trained Monkey Changes Life of Paralyzed 22-Year-Old. "The human-animal bond can never be underestimated."

November 3, 2010
"Eden Farms" Horse Owner Beth Hoskins' Animal Cruelty Criminal Case Set to Continue Today.

October 27, 2010
HALLOWEEN: No Treat for Pets! Take extra precautions to keep pets safe this Halloween!

October 27, 2010
Gowanda Correctional Facility Feline Star "Rocky" Makes PEOPLE!  Inmates were caring for Rocky & littermates since July.

October 25, 2010
Civil Trial In East Aurora Horse Owner Animal Cruelty Case Set to Continue Early November.

October 21, 2010
Next Criminal Trial Date Set  in Beth Hoskins' Animal Cruelty Case; "Eden Farms" Stable Clean-Up Coincides with USDA Visits Requested by Hoskins. 
 

October 20, 2010
East Aurora Horse Owner Charged with Animal Cruelty Appears for Attorney Meeting Once Again With No Defense, Against Judge's Orders. It's the second time this week that Beth Hoskins appeared in court with no newly-hired attorney, despite judge's wishes; Hoskins is ordered to hire attorney by day's end.


October 18, 2010
James Tarver of Buffalo Found Guilty of Animal Cruelty; Sentenced to One Year in Jail.
 

October 16, 2010
Check out the FALL NATUREFEST Photo Album!

October 14, 2010
Hoskins Ordered Not to Sell or Remove Horses From Her Property in East Aurora. Forty formerly-rescued horses were ordered returned to Hoskins' Emery Road property, "Eden Farm," in July.

October 13, 2010
Gowanda Correctional Facility Inmates to Present SPCA With $1000 for Care of Rocky the Kitten, Found Trapped in Razor Wire Fence. Inmates had been caring for Rocky and littermates since July

October 12, 2010
East Aurora Horse Owner Charged With Animal Cruelty Fires Attorneys; Bond Hearing Postponed.  Read updates on Beth Hoskins' civil and criminal trials.


September 27, 2010
UPDATE! "Falling For Felines" Extended Through October 31!  SPCA adoption fees WAIVED for cats 1 year & older; $50 fee for younger felines!

September 24, 2010
The Road to Recovery for Michael Vick's Dogs. Listen to this incredible NPR interview with Canisius College graduate Dr. Stephen Zawistowski, psychologist and ASPCA animal behavior specialist who worked extensively with the Vick dogs.

September 24, 2010
CREATURE COMFORTS by SPCA Wildlife Administrator Joel Thomas Now Available. You heard about it this morning on Newsradio 930 WBEN! Learn practical tips to help you live with & love wildlife, protect your home & yard from unwanted animal entry, and more!

September 22, 2010
OVERRUN WITH REPTILES! The SPCA has a surplus of loving and affectionate reptiles awaiting new homes! Read about them here!

September 20, 2010
Pet Expo Tickets Still Available for This Weekend! Bring the whole family to the Maddie's Pet Rescue Project Pet Expo Friday & Saturday in Hamburg.

September 20, 2010
Pre-School Classes Underway! Reserve your 2-5-year-old's spot now at the SPCA's Tuesday morning "Once Upon A Time" classes!

September 17, 2010
Read this year's Paws in the Park totals!

September 8, 2010
CREATURE COMFORTS by SPCA Wildlife Administrator Joel Thomas Now Available. Learn practical tips to help you live with & love wildlife, protect your home & yard from unwanted animal entry, and more!

September 3, 2010
SPCA Pre-School Classes Begin Next Week! Once Upon A Time to be held at SPCA, local libraries.

September 3, 2010
UPDATE! Through September 30, SPCA Adoption Fees WAIVED for Cats 1 Year and Older; $50 Adoption Fee for Younger Cats/Kittens!  Celebrate autumn with the SPCA as we FALL FOR FELINES with "falling" adoption fees!

September 1, 2010 
Buffalo Man Charged with Felony Animal Cruelty by the SPCA. Adam Shevins allegedly killed girlfriend's 5-year-old pug.

September 1, 2010
SPCA Kittens/Cats up to 3 Years Old: $50!  Celebrate autumn with the SPCA as we FALL FOR FELINES...adoption fees have "fallen" to $50!


August 24, 2010
Animal Cruelty Charges Pending Against Buffalo Woman. West Avenue Dog Owner Allegedly Breeding, Selling Ill Dogs and Puppies.  

August 23, 2010
'Canines on the Catwalk' a Barking Success!  See photos of the affair on Facebook!

August 19, 2010
East Aurora Horse Owner Faces 125th Animal Cruelty Charge After Veterinarian's Shocking Testimony. Read update on Hoskins' criminal trial.

August 18, 2010
Arrest Warrant Issued for Former Owner of Cat Covered in Oil, Salt, Pepper.
Cheektowaga man charged with animal cruelty by Buffalo Police, doesn't appear in court.

August 17, 2010
PEACE OUT at the SPCA's Groovy 'Celebrating the 60s' Adoption Marathon! Be there or be square this Thursday, Aug. 19, 10am - 10 pm!

August 16, 2010
Can You Teach a Bad Dog New Tricks? The Rehabilitation of Michael Vick's Pit Bulls.

August 16, 2010
East Aurora Horse Owner's Animal Cruelty Case Continues Wednesday, August 18. Read updates on criminal and civil trials.

August 12, 2010
Owl & Bunny Rehabilitation Underway at the SPCA. See video, photo of our Wildlife Department patients on the SPCA's Facebook Wall.


August 10, 2010
Cat Found Covered in Oil, Salt, Pepper in Man's Trunk Adopted! Cheektowaga man charged with animal cruelty by Buffalo Police.

 August 9, 2010
SPCA DAY with the BUFFALO BISONS was a Hit! See more than 100 photos here!

August 1, 2010
GAME ON! The $100K Challenge Has Officially Started! Read about adoption specials, events, and ways YOU can become involved!


July 29, 2010
East Aurora Horse Owner's Animal Cruelty Case Continues in Buffalo. Read updates on civil and criminal trials.

July 29, 2010
Tonawanda Woman Pleads 'Not Guilty' to Animal Cruelty Charges. Aisha Luper scheduled to appear in court August 26. 

July 28, 2010
UNYTS Blood Drive at SPCA August 14. 
Give blood at the SPCA's Tonawanda shelter 11am - 4pm & enjoy $50 off animal adoption fees!

July 27, 2010
Cats Accepted by the SPCA WITH A SURRENDER APPOINTMENT! 
Read more about making appointments and why they're necessary 
here.

July 21, 2010
SPCA Day with the Buffalo Bisons
For the two- AND four-footed, August 8, 1:05 pm!

July 21, 2010

Hoskins' Animal Cruelty Criminal Proceedings Continue August 18 in Town of Aurora Court. Civil case remains set for July 29 in front of NYS Supreme Court Judge Joseph Glownia.

July 19, 2010
Ride Along with an SPCA Officer. Watch this video of a typical summer day on-the-job at the SPCA.

July 13, 2010
Woodchucks in Cheektowaga. The SPCA has released 5 woodchucks in 10 years...none of them in Cheektowaga. What's the reason for the 'invasion?' Watch the SPCA's Joel Thomas discuss the dilemma.

July 12, 2010
Beth Hoskins Faces 114 Additional Animal Cruelty Charges, Appears in Town of Aurora Court Wednesday, July 14. Hoskins' civil case adjourned until July 29.

July 8, 2010

Town of Tonawanda Woman Charged With Animal Cruelty After Two Dogs Die of Heatstroke in Yard

July 6, 2010
Forty Horses Ordered Returned to Owner in East Aurora Animal Cruelty Case; 114 Additional Charges Being Filed

July 6, 2010
SPCA Issues Summer Reminders Designed to Keep Pets Safe This Season

July 6, 2010
Law Calls for Proper Outdoor Animal Sheltering in Hot Weather

July 1, 2010
BREAKING NEWS:  SPCA Releases Statement, Photos on March 18 Rescue of 73 horses, 53 cats, 4 dogs from East Aurora Property. See videos and more.

July 1, 2010
July 4, Outdoor Festivals: No Picnic for Pets. Read the SPCA's summer pet tips.

June 24, 2010
Adoption Fee Waived for Cats 1 Year and Older; $25 Off Kittens. Summertime specials created in response to feline "explosion."

June 21, 2010
Raising Funds to Rescue Wildlife in the Gulf

June 16, 2010
VIDEOS & UPDATES: Statler Tower Peregrine Falcon Released to Nest; Great Horned Owl Chick Rehabbed at SPCA.

March 18, 2010
73 Horses, 53 Cats, 4 Dogs Rescued by SPCA From East Aurora Property