To celebrate the men and women of the armed services this Memorial Day, the SPCA Serving Erie County offers “Vets & Pets,” waiving adoption fees on most animals for individuals on active duty, reserves, and honorable discharge, along with service-disabled veterans and those retired from military service.
Vets & Pets begins Monday, May 24 and runs through Monday, May 31 at the SPCA’s 300 Harlem Road, West Seneca shelter and all SPCA offsite adoption locations.
Those who qualify and are interested in viewing and adopting dogs or farm animals are urged to call the SPCA now to schedule an appointment during Vets & Pets, since appointments are necessary for all dog and farm animal adoptions at this time. Appointments are also necessary for viewing and adopting cats each Saturday including Saturday, May 29. To schedule an appointment, call the SPCA at 875-7360, ext. 207. No appointments are necessary to adopt other animals.
Photos of adoptable animals and a list of offsite adoption locations and addresses can be found at YourSPCA.org. Military ID or DD214 will need to be presented. If an individual is currently serving outside of New York State, that individual’s spouse can adopt during Vets & Pets if a military spouse identification card is presented.
Vets & Pets is proudly sponsored by philanthropist, business owner, and longtime supporter of the SPCA Serving Erie County Nancy Gacioch of Buffalo.
Contact SPCA Adoptions Supervisor Krissi Miranda with any questions at 875-7360, ext. 233.
Please note: The SPCA’s West Seneca shelter is closed on the final day of Vets & Pets Monday, May 31, but many of the SPCA’s offsite adoption locations are open that day. See a list of offsite locations and photos of the animals available at YourSPCA.org. During the COVID response period, to be pre-approved to adopt an offsite pet, please call the SPCA’s Offsite Adoptions Department at 875-7360, ext. 235, or visit the 300 Harlem Road, West Seneca shelter Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.