Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, has several community events planned throughout the month of June. The shelter has been placing animals into loving homes throughout Western New York since 1984.
Pet Connection’s sixth annual “Tails on the Trails” dog walk will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Como Lake Park Casino in Lancaster. In addition to the dog walk, there will be contests, raffles, a basket auction, vendors and a cookout. Other activities and demonstrations include a “good citizen” dog test, pet blessing, pet psychic, pet first aid, dog agility and much more.
Registration is just $15 prior to May 27, and $25 after May 27. The walker collecting the highest amount in pledges will receive a prize valued at $1,000! For more information or to pre-register, or to donate a basket for the auction, please call 652-0192. You don’t have to be a dog owner to participate in the walk!
From 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11 and 25, Pet Connection volunteers will be at the new Lancaster Outdoor Market, located in the Aurora Street parking lot between Broadway and Pleasant Avenue. Volunteers will also be at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market in Buffalo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11.
The shelter’s annual Great Groovy Yard Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 18, on Broadway near Townline Road in Lancaster. For every $5 you spend you be given a chance to win a prize worth $300! Due to limited room at the shelter, donations for the yard sale will only be accepted on drop-off day — Friday, June 17 — from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the event location. Records, computers, printers and large appliances will not be accepted.
Volunteers will also be selling pet totes filled with treats for dogs and cats at the Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 25. Puppies will be there to greet visitors as well.
For those interested in adopting a dog or cat from Pet Connection, adoption hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the shelter.
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 or make a donation, 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.