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December 2017 Newsletter
Events to 
Benefit PEF
The PEF Board of Directors and volunteers are taking time off for the month of December to spend time with their families and pets. 
 
Happy Holidays!
Other Local 
Pet-Related Events
Pet Photos with Santa

December 9
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Pet Supplies Plus
4970 Transit Road
Depew, NY
Rein in the Holidays 

December 9
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Clyde's Feed
351 Union Street
Hamburg, NY
Pictures with SantaPaws

December 10
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Pet Supplies Plus
9630 Transit Road
East Amherst, NY
Howl-iday Party
Proceeds benefit SPCA Niagara

December 10
2:00 - 6:00 pm

Niagara Active Hose Fire Company
6010 Lockport Road
Niagara Falls, NY
Welcome to the Pet Emergency Fund's December newsletter!  

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Happy reading!
Bones vs Paws Challenge Winners Announced!
The 2017 Bones vs Paws challenge is completed! Dogs won for the second year in a row, this time by a 2-to-1 margin! 
 
We are excited to announce the winning veterinary practices!
Thanks to all of the veterinarian practices who participated and all of the pet owners who contributed!
Supporting PEF All Year Long!
Want to support PEF through the holiday season and beyond?  Consider participating in one of the below programs!
 
Amazon Smile: Sign up with Amazon Smile and they will give 0.5% to PEF for qualified purchases. Purchasers need to go to smile.amazon.com first and enter Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society Pet Emergency Fund Inc. as your charity of choice.  Amazon will then remember your charity selection for future purchases.

New York State Employee Federated Appeal: New York State employees can contribute to PEF through weekly payroll deductions as part of the SEFA NYS.  An employer's payroll office can provide additional information.

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County Campaign: Employees of companies who participate in the United Way's campaign challenge may direct their contributions to PEF.  Simply complete the optional "Where Do You Want Your Gift to Go?" section on the back page of the campaign card.
Wanted: Past PEF Fund Recipients!
Has your pet been the recipient of PEF funds in the past and you would like to tell us about it? 

If so, please contact us by emailing petemergencyfund@gmail.com.
Pet Safety Tips for the Holiday Season
The holiday season here!  Keep your pets safe while participating in holiday activities by reading this holiday safety tip article by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) or this holiday pet safety article by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AWMA).