What is the Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project in Erie County, NY?

The Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project in Erie County, NY is a monumental endeavor by six partner organizations working to transform our community into one of the first no-kill counties in the U.S..  By October of 2013, Erie County will be a place where no healthy or treatable shelter dogs and cats are euthanized.  The Project partners include: Black Dog, Second Chance; City of Buffalo Animal Shelter; HEART; Second Chance Sheltering Network; SPCA Serving Erie County; and Ten Lives ClubOperation Pets, a spay/neuter clinic for low income residents,  is also a partner.

Thanks to a generous grant from Maddie’s Fund® of $5 million over the course of five years, the Project partners are determined to find a loving home for every healthy and treatable animal that enters their doors.  Funding is conditional upon meeting pre-determined adoption goals. 

Project years:
Year 1: Oct. 2009 to Sept. 2010
Year 2: Oct. 2010 to Sept. 2011
Year 3: Oct. 2011 to Sept. 2012
Year 4: Oct. 2012 to Sept. 2013
Year 5: Oct. 2013 to Sept. 2014

Because of our ambitious goals, we need the community's support more than ever!  With the community serving as the eighth partner in the Project, we will be able to provide veterinary treatment for thousands of additional dogs and cats.

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2014 KITTEN SHOWER
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      9,700        dogs and cats adopted in Year 1
Looking to ADOPT a new member of the family?

Click HERE for links to each of our partner organizations.
9,147
dogs and cats adopted in  Year 2
9,664
dogs and cats adopted in  Year 3
Maddie's Pet Rescue Project in Erie County
10,366
dogs and
cats adopted in Year 4
Support the Maddie's Pet Rescue Project by buying your Bissell products at:
www.bissell.com/PartnersforPets

Select the SPCA Serving Erie County as the receiving shelter