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2 Your Pet: Teressa

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Animal Shelter does a wonderful job of helping animals that have nowhere else to go. However, sometimes other organizations step in to help out.

That's the case this week with Teressa. This Staffordshire Terrier is being taken care of by the "Black Dog Second Chance" organization. This organization takes dogs off the hands of the shelter and places them into foster homes while they await adoption.

Teressa is 2 years old and has a zest for life! She loves being with people and is great with kids. She enjoys playing with other dogs and will always be there for you.

If you are interested in adopting Teressa, you can send an email to her foster mom here.

2 Your Pet airs every week on Daybreak Saturday.

Chalkfest 2012: Revitalizing Main Street Through Art

Chalkfest 2012: Revitalizing Main Street Through Art

On August 11 and 12th, 2012, the 500 Block of Main Street in downtown Buffalo will be overtaken by art.

Chalkfest [a FREE annual event] is a project envisioned by The 500 Block Association, a group of business, artists and native Buffalo residents to revitalize the 500 Block of Main Street. The festival is throughout the weekend and includes the artwork of Michael Macauley, world reknowned 3D chalk artist.

The two day festival is the first of its kind, all ages on Saturday and Sunday from 12 -5 pm, and after 5 pm on Saturday for adults with live entertainment.

Upcoming London Events Cater to Dog Lovers and Agricultural Enthusiasts

Upcoming London Events Cater to Dog Lovers and Agricultural Enthusiasts

Visitors to nearby London, Ontario, will have two interesting events to check out over the weekend of Aug. 18-19, when Pawlooza and the Fanshawe Agricultural Fair create a fun festival atmosphere.

Pawlooza, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, is the quirkiest, whackiest and most ridiculously fun festival anywhere. Held on International Homeless Animals’ Day, it's a festival for dogs — 6,000 of them, in fact. And joining them will be approximately 25,000 animal lovers, 150 animal-related vendors, and 55 animal rescue and welfare groups from across Canada. It's the most dog-friendly event that you'll ever attend! 

Kittens Expected at the Maddie's Pet Rescue Project Kitten Shower

Kittens Expected at the Maddie's Pet Rescue Project Kitten Shower

Each year at this time, WNY area rescue groups and shelters are flooded with thousands of cats and kittens. To manage the influx, the Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project is hosting a Kitten Shower on July 28th from 11:00 – 2:00 at the Eastern Hills Mall. The event will take place in front of the SPCA Adoption Center and Dipson Theaters.

2 Your Pet: 10 Month Old Spot

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Suzanne Laba from the Buffalo Animal Shelter stopped by the Weekend Daybreak set again and brought the adorable Spot.

Spot is ten months old. He is a very happy and playful pet. Laba says he loves to roll in the dirt and play tug-of-war with the other dogs. He is a very active puppy and is lovable and affectionate.

We would love to find Spot a good home so he doesn't have to grow up in a shelter.

For more information you can visit the shelter's website, or call (716) 851-5694.

2 Your Pet: Milly

BUFFALO, N.Y. - This week's 2 Your Pet features a cat; Milly the cat to be exact.

Milly is a black and white domestic short-hair. She is about three months old and was placed into foster care when she was five weeks old.

She had a poor appetite and did not look to good when she was dropped off, however she has thrived since she was placed in care.

Milly and her two brothers are up for adoption at the Pet-Smart on Delaware Avenue. They have been spayed and neutered and have all the appropriate vaccinations.

For more information, just watch the video above. 

Senator Grisanti Nominates Matthew Mondoux to Senate Veterans’ Hall Of Fame

Senator Grisanti Nominates Matthew Mondoux to Senate Veterans’ Hall Of Fame

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced  that he is nominating Niagara Falls resident, Matthew Mondoux, to the New York Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame.  The New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame was created in 2005 to honor and recognize outstanding veterans from across the Empire State who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life.  The Hall of Fame provides an expression of our gratitude and admiration for their meritorious service to our nation.

Matthew Mondoux was in the Army National Guard for over 10 years serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan.  He received numerous awards for his service including the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Combat Action Badge, Army Good Conduct Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon.