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November 13, 2017
SPCA Paws for Love four-footed volunteers are loving every minute of their "work," quietly helping Amherst Central School students learn to read! Check out "Developing Reading Skills with Help from Furry, Four-Legged Friends" at

October 23, 2017

More than 80 SPCA Paws for Love Therapy Dogs Scheduled to Be at Wake for Fallen Buffalo K-9 Officer Craig Lehner Monday, Tuesday.

October 19, 2017
WE'RE HIRING! Click here for more information on our Animal Care Team Member employment opportunity.
(Please note: this position has been filled as of 11/3/17)

October 18, 2017
* SURVEY* WE NEED YOUR PAWS IN THE PARK FEEDBACK! If you DID PARTICIPATE in September's Paws in the Park event, please visit If you DID NOT PARTICIPATE in the event, please visit !

October 9, 2017
SPCA Issues Halloween Pet Safety Tips

September 18, 2017
SPCA Receiving Dog from Florida Via 'Wings of Rescue' at Prior Aviation This Afternoon. Read more about this transport of dogs surrendered to Florida shelters prior to Hurricane Irma, here.

September 11, 2017
Free Dog & Cat Adoptions This Saturday During the Bissell Pet Foundation EMPTY THE SHELTERS event!

August 31, 2017
SPCA Serving Erie County Begins its Work Assisting Animals Directly and Indirectly Affected by Hurricane Harvey. See videos and learn how you can contribute toward this life-saving effort here.

August 30, 2017
SPCA Creates Fund Dedicated to Local Hurricane Harvey Efforts. Help the SPCA Serving Erie County provide safe shelter, nourishment, and medical care to affected animals here.

August 18, 2017
From The Buffalo News, by Joseph Popiolkowski: "Former SPCA Shelter in Tonawanda to Become Luxury Pet Hotel" 

August 16, 2017
NAME YOUR OWN PRICE ADOPTIONS for Cats 1 & Older, All Rabbits Begins Today, Runs Through August 22! See adoptable animals at !

August 15, 2017
NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo Signs Legislation Cracking Down on Unscrupulous Pet Dealers:

August 2, 2017
Severe Flea Infestation Leads to Rescue of 11 Dogs and Puppies, Animal Cruelty Charges Against Buffalo Man:

July 31, 2017
New SPCA Segment begins on WECK 102.9 FM/1230 AM Radio! Tune in Tuesdays at 8:45 am to hear why the SPCA and WECK are "so happy together!" Details: !

July 10, 2017
Special adoption fees special for cats and rabbits until July 31!

June 30, 2017
Fireworks Celebrations: No Picnic for Pets! Read more on how to keep pets calm and happy during Independence Day celebrations here!

Job Posting: Animal Care Team Member

June 28, 2017
SPCA Caring for Baby Beaver

June 26, 2017
ANIMAL CRUELTY: Shondel Stephens of Buffalo Guilty of Dog Fighting, Sentenced to Prison

June 20, 2017
SPCA Issues Summer Pet Tips to Keep Pets Safe in Hot Weather.

June 19, 2017
SPCA Warns Community Members: TAKE RABIES SERIOUSLY! Leave wildlife alone!

June 15, 2017
The SPCA is hiring an Animal Care Technician!
May 31, 2017
Keep Pets Tick-Free! Experts predict the summer of 2017 will be a bad one for ticks. Find information here from the Erie County Health Department on tick preventatives, links to keeping dogs and cats tick-free, and a May 30 interview on WBEN 930 am regarding Lyme Disease.

May 22, 2017
SPCA Waives Adoptions Fees Through May 31 for Past and Current Military Members! Read about our Vets & Pets program here!

May 12, 2017
Waterford Advisors, LLC Sponsors Adoptions of Senior Cats

May 11, 2017
SPCA Grand Opening Celebration Happening Saturday, May 13!

May 11, 2017
It's a Big Day for 'Pups at the Pen' Grad CHOWDER!

May 4, 2017
Ducklings Rescued from Pan of Grease in Depew Rescued, Cared For by SPCA Wildlife Center Representatives

April 28, 2017
The SPCA is hiring! Full-Time Veterinarian and Part-Time Veterinarian

April 24, 2017
Erie County Health Department Schedules Free Rabies Vaccine Clinics for May, September 2017

April 20, 2017
SPCA Schedules Free Parvo Vaccine Clinics for 2017

April 19, 2017
April 17's 'Pups at the Pen' Adoption Makes PEOPLE!

April 17, 2017
First Dog Adoption at New West Seneca Shelter Unites Pups at the Pen Dog with Former Inmate Trainer

April 14, 2017
Check Out Local Media Coverage of the SPCA's Pack Move Out West

April 14, 2017
Is a Bunny the Right Pet for Me?

April 13, 2017
SPCA Issues Easter Pet Safety Tips

April 4, 2017
We're 150 years old today!
Help us celebrate!

March 29, 2017
Free Parvo Vaccine Clinic dates announced

March 22, 2017
Join SPCA CEO and President Gary Willoughby for his "Lost and Found: Celebrating 150 Years of the SPCA" presentation!

March 14, 2017
It's BAAAAAAACK! Read SPCA Winter Weather Pet Tips HERE!

March 14, 2017
NYS Animal Shelter Law. Keep your pets inside and safe during Storm Stella. Read more about the law here.

March 6, 2017
Is That Border Collie REALLY A Border Collie? Learn more about an animal shelter movement nationwide to remove breed labels!

February 28, 2017

ANIMAL CRUELTY: Erie County Juvenile Charged With Animal Cruelty.

February 27, 2017
Saperston Real Estate Corporation Sponsors 25 Senior Dog Adoptions!

February 22, 2017
This Little Piggy Was ADOPTED! Animal Cruelty Victim Tabitha is Happy and Healthy in Her New Home!

February 21, 2017
Coyote Found on I-290 Removed by Amherst Police, Taken to SPCA.

February 10, 2017
Humane Society of the United States Challenges the USDA on its Sudden Mass Removal of Animal Welfare Records. 

February 8, 2017
ANIMAL CRUELTY: Dog Fighting Charges Filed After Summer Animal Rescue.

February 6, 2017
EMERGENCY VOLUNTEER NEED! We need YOU to keep our offsite adoption animals happy and healthy in Clarence, Depew, East Aurora, Niagara Falls, and Orchard Park!  Info here!

January 31, 2017
Tabitha the Pig, Getting Better Every Day! Check out Tabitha's latest news story detailing her progress here!

January 30, 2017

PHOTO ALBUM: 150th Anniversary Gala a Glorious Success! Even the pups prettied up for our big night! See all the fun in our official photo album

January 19, 2017
From Today's Buffalo News, a Heartwarming "My View" Column by Cari Hurley: "Dog's Curative Powers Have Lifted My Spirits."

January 18, 2017

SPCA Serving Erie County Humane Ed Department Announces 125th Annual Student Contest, Opens Summer Camp Registration.

January 13, 2017

ANIMAL CRUELTY: Farm Pig Recovering at SPCA After Alleged Stabbing; Officers Seeking Information.

January 10, 2017
Registration now available for SPCA's Summer Camp! 

January 4, 2017
SPCA Kicks Off 150th Anniversary Year with NEW LOGO!

January 2, 2017

Become an SPCA Wildlife Department Volunteer! Orientation information here.

Humane Habitat Happening: Master Gardener Talk on January 12! Information here.


December 14, 2016

SPCA's Winter Weather Pet Safety Tips

December 13, 2016
SPCA Radiothon Raises $124,400 with Help of Star 102.5, WBEN, Donors, and Sponsors! You can still make your gift right here!

December 7, 2016
Gearing Up for Monday's RADIOTHON with Newsradio 930 WBEN and Star 102.5! ALL NEW: Make Your Gift NOW by Texting DONATION to 80077!

December 6, 2016
Free Rabies Vaccinations Scheduled for January 25

November 21, 2016
Black Friday Adoption Special: Name Your Own Price!

November 19, 2016
150 YEARS AGO TODAY....November 19, 1866

November 1, 2016
The SPCA Mourns the Passing of Stan Lipsey, Responsible for Helping Thousands of Animals, and Thousands to Come, by Doing Amazing Things for the SPCA.

November 1, 2016
WIldlife Volunteers needed! Attend a wildlife orientation!

October 31, 2016
Vets and Pets, free adoptions for military personnel, is back! 

October 24, 2016
Halloween Pet Safety Tips

September 19, 2016
Two Remaining Free Rabies Clinics in September, 2016. Details here.

September 14, 2016
ANIMAL CRUELTY: More Than 115 Snakes, Reptiles, Birds, Amphibians, Fish, Spiders, Frogs & More Rescued from East Amherst Home.

August 22, 2016
PETIQUE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Help our two-footed and four-footed have a unique shopping experience! Details here!

August 15, 2016
Erie County Health Department Set to Begin Rabies Vaccine Air Drops This Week

August 9, 2016
Canines on the Catwalk takes place Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Erie County Fair!

August 1, 2016
Join the Second Annual Exit 2 Bar & Grille Golf Tournament to Benefit the SPCA!

July 29, 2016
Cat and Kitten Adoption Special Announced for August!

July 23, 2016
TODAY'S THE DAY!! IT'S "CLEAR THE SHELTERS" with WGRZ-TV!! $25 off adoptions at our Tonawanda shelter and Eastern Hills Mall site! Info here!

July 22, 2016
Erie County District Attorney Michael Flaherty Announces New Animal Cruelty Unit.

July 18, 2016
See Our Paws for Love Dogs Working the Buffalo Niagara International Airport During Mike Randall's Filming for WKBW-TV Ch. 7!

July 13, 2016

July 12, 2016
PUPS AT THE PEN! Read about the SPCA's all-new program with the Erie County Sheriff's Office; correctional facility inmates train SPCA dogs! Full story here!

July 10, 2016
Cat and Kitten Adoption Special, July 10 - 31!

July 6, 2016
BUFFALO MAN CONVICTED OF CRUELTY, RECEIVES JAIL TIME. Santiago Morales pleads guilty to animal cruelty, sentenced to prison.

July 1, 2016
1776 SALE IS BACK! All cats and kittens $17.76! Cat and kitten adoption fees waived for current and past military personnel!

June 27, 2016
Fireworks Celebrations: No Picnic for Pets! Read more on how to keep pets calm and happy during Independence Day celebrations here!

June 6, 2016
STEVE SMITH: Employee, Volunteer, Friend. We'll miss you. Read about this exceptional man the world has lost.

June 1, 2016

June 1, 2016
Cats 1 & Older: Adoption Fee Waived! Celebrate Adopt-A-Cat Month with us!

May 31, 2016
Buffalo Woman Charged in Death of Dog Left on Upper Porch

May 28, 2016
SPCA Issues Hot Weather Pet Safety Tips! Read them here.

May 28, 2016
Keep Pets Safe This Summer! Read more on the NYS Animal Shelter Law.

May 25, 2016
Vets & Pets, Free Adoptions to Past/Present Military Personnel, Continues Through May 31!

May 24, 2016
SPCA Schedules Additional FREE PARVO VACCINE CLINICS. Next clinic: this Saturday. Details here!

May 16, 2016
Vets & Pets, Free Adoptions for Military Personnel Past & Present, Begins TODAY!

May 16, 2016
It's official! Construction has officially started at 300 Harlem Road, West Seneca, the site of the SPCA Serving Erie County's future shelter!
Read the full story here.
See ceremony videos here.
See ceremony photos here.

May 11, 2016
SPCA Announces Winners of 2016 Poster/Creative Writing Competition! Winners will be honored in a ceremony later this month! See who won here!

May 10, 2016
A Second Look at Our New West Seneca Shelter! Follow along as we Raise The Roof! Video here!

May 9, 2016

May 6, 2016
Give to Raise The Roof, Helping Us Build Our New Shelter in West Seneca...and RIGHT NOW, YOUR DONATION WILL BE DOUBLED! Join the MILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE!

May 3, 2016
WINE AND WAGS...New Location, New Wines, New Foods, Same Great Event! Make your reservations today, right here!

May 2, 2016
Win a BuffaLove Prize Package....Our Biggest Raffle Ever!

April 29, 2016
Free Rabies Clinics Sponsored by The Erie County Department of Health Scheduled

April 25, 2016

WE'VE BROKEN GROUND! Take a look at our new site! SPCA Executive Director Gary Willoughby and Property Manager Matt Laufer explain what's happening in our first video direct from the soon-to-be new home of the SPCA, 300 Harlem Rd., West Seneca!

April 22, 2016
For Mother's Day and Graduations: HONORA Bracelets Make the Perfect Gift! Purchase from Ben Garelick Jewelers, and profits will be donated to the SPCA's Raise The Roof campaign! Details here!

April 20, 2016
Buffalo Man Charged With Felony Animal Cruelty by SPCA.

April 15, 2016
SPCA Schedules Free Parvo Vaccination Clinics in April, May 2016.

April 7, 2016
SPCA Wildlife Department Launches HUMANE HABITAT! Learn more about our habitat and how you can create your own right here!

April 4, 2016

March 31, 2016

SPCA PAWS FOR LOVE Pet Visitation Program Expands to Include Funeral Parlors! Learn more about Paws For Love and how you and your pet can get involved here!

March 21, 2016
New SPCA Executive Director Gary Willoughby Assumes His New Position! See more:
Buffalo News
Newsradio 930 WBEN
Time Warner Cable News
WBFO 88.7
Ken-Ton Bee

March 19, 2016
Saying Goodbye to SPCA Executive Director Barbara Carr! Barbara's last day was Friday, March 18...and on Saturday, March 19, she celebrated! See our official photo album filled with pictures taken by SPCA volunteer Bob Inwards here!

March 15, 2016
Easter Lilies & Chocolate: TOXIC TO PETS! Read these and other Easter pet safety tips here!

March 15, 2016
Is a Bunny the Right Pet for Me? Find links to the most common bunny myths *BUSTED*, articles on what kind of bunny may be right for your family, and more right here!

March 11, 2016
Get 25% Off in the Petique Next Week During Our "Luck of the Irish" Petique Sale March 14 - 19!

March 10, 2016
Couple Found Guilty of Animal Cruelty in 2015 Sentenced in Buffalo City Court This Morning

March 7, 2016
Exit 2 Bar & Grille hosts Second Annual Chili/Chowder/Soup Cook-Off on Sunday, March 13. Proceeds to be donated to the SPCA!

March 5, 2016
From Donn Esmonde, The Buffalo News:
Judge Finally Gets Some Horse Sense in Hoskins Saga

March 4, 2016
SPCA Schedules Foster Care, Wildlife Volunteer Information Sessions for March, April

February 27, 2016
From The Buffalo News: Hoskins Herd of Horses Being Sold to Buyers Throughout the US

February 19, 2016

February 11, 2016
After a warm winter, cold temperatures have arrived. Read the SPCA's Cold Weather Pet Safety Tips and news on The NYS Animal Shelter Law .

February 5, 2016
Delta Sonic Gives SPCA Animals a $246,000 Kiss!

January 23, 2016
WGR 550 Sports Radio to Feature SPCA FURRY FAN OF THE WEEK!

January 22, 2016
Buffalo Sabres PUCKer Up for the SPCA! Read about this February 8 event, and see the latest "bachelor" videos from Sabres Zach Bogosian, Matt Moulson, and Ryan O'Reilly here!

January 18, 2016

January 15, 2016
Judge Finally Gets It Half-Right in Hoskins Horse 'Circus' - Donn Esmonde

January 15, 2016
"Fiscally Responsible" SPCA Serving Erie County Receives Eighth National 4-Star Rating! Only 2% of charities in America receive the highest rating eight years in a row. Details here!

January 13, 2016
Nestle Purina PetCare and Tops Markets Present $10,000 to SPCA

January 11, 2016
WGR Sports Radio 550 Premieres New FURRY FAN OF THE WEEK in Conjunction with DeLacy Ford and TLC Pet Food!

January 4, 2016
SPCA Issues Cold Weather Pet Safety Tips

January 4, 2016
The NYS Animal Shelter Law