Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, has several community events planned during the month of February. Thanks to fundraising events like these and a group of dedicated volunteers, the shelter has been helping animals find great homes in Western New York since 1984.
On Friday, Feb. 4, Pet Connection volunteers and puppies will be at M&T Bank in East Aurora. Volunteers and pups will also be at the Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on three Saturdays, Feb. 5, 19 and 26.
The Larkin at Exchange Building will once again host Pet Connection from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11. Come out and support the shelter while visiting one of Buffalo’s most historically significant buildings!
Pet Connection’s Valentine Dinner Dance featuring musical entertainment by Jack Civiletto will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Marilla Fire Hall, located at Two Rod Road and West Avenue. Tickets are just $10 per person and include salad, spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, dessert and beverages. A basket auction and 50/50 will also be held, and several overnight getaway packages will be given away. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the shelter at 652-0192.
And from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, shelter representatives will be at the WNY Health Expo at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg.
Interested in becoming a Pet Connection volunteer? Upcoming orientation classes will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 5, and Monday, Feb. 21. Please contact the shelter for details.
Please be sure to check out Pet Connection’s website and Facebook page for frequent event and adoption updates. And, if your company or organization would like to host a Pet Connection event, please call the shelter at 652-0192.
Pet Connection is located at 12935 Williston Road, Marilla. For more information, please call 652-0192, visit www.petconnectionprogramsinc.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adoption hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. Two litters with a total of 24 puppies will be going up for adoption on Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Petco store on Transit Road in Williamsville. Please visit Pet Connection’s website for details.