Buffalo unveils new ‘PAWS Truck’

Money to purchase the ‘PAWS Truck’ have been lifted via the endeavours of the Buddies of the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter Organization.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Pet dogs and cats wanting for their furever family members will now be able to vacation in design and style and comfort many thanks to a new cell pet adoption automobile.

Metropolis of Buffalo officials unveiled the new ‘PAWS Truck’ Friday morning. Cash were being lifted for the specifically-modified Ford 450 box truck by means of the initiatives of the Mates of the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter (FCBAS).

“Friends of the Metropolis of Buffalo Animal Shelter commenced informally nearly 15 decades back with the target of boosting resources on a scenario by case foundation for animals in want. The really hard function of our volunteers and the generosity of the Western New York neighborhood has taken us farther than we ever imagined. We are very pleased to be ready to invest in and donate this truck to allow our adoptable animals and volunteers to be transported properly and comfortably,” mentioned Kerry Neaf, FCBAS president.

The truck carries 12 cages and eight pet carriers, as effectively as 4 display screen pens, making it possible for possible adopters to perspective homeless animals from exterior the car.

“This is a top-of-the-line cell adoption motor vehicle that will permit us to really display off our adoptable animals to the local community,” mentioned Kelly McCartney, director of the city’s animal shelter.

“I thank the Friends of the Metropolis of Buffalo Animal Shelter (FCBAS) for their incredible endeavours, along with the Community’s guidance and generosity that manufactured this attainable.”

The outside of the automobile showcases shots of animal shelter alumni who have been adopted including Phoenix, the Jack Russell terrier who was shot and set on fire as pet back in 2012. Phoenix is now dwelling the good daily life as a beloved pet and remedy doggy. Buffalo photographer Luke Copping donated his time and skills to maintain photograph shoots for the 4 pet dogs and two cats showcased on the truck.

The PAWS Truck will make its first community look at this Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Working day parade together Delaware Avenue.

The City of Buffalo Animal Shelter on Oak Avenue has now reopened to the public. 

  • Monday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Friday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday – 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Appointments for Fulfill and Greets are even now necessary, as properly as adoptions. You can program an appointment by calling 851-5095. Information on animals available for adoption and to get pre-acceptance to adopt can be located here.