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June 2018 Newsletter
Events to 
Benefit PEF
PEF at Lancaster Paws in the Village
June 14
5:00-8:00 pm

Village of Lancaster Business District
Central Avenue
West Main Street
Lancaster, NY

Rediscovering Lancaster has selected Pet Emergency Fund as the non-profit recipient of the dog show and basket raffle's proceeds!
2018 Pet Emergency "Fund-raiser"!
June 16 
11:00 am-6:00 pm

Cats Like Us
67 Main Street
Tonawanda, NY
Cats Like Us is donating 15% of all sales on this day to Pet Emergency Fund!

PEF at Friends of Knox Farm
State Park's
Bark Bash 2018

August 4
10:00 am-3:00 pm

Knox Farm State Park
437 Buffalo Road
East Aurora, NY

Click here for more information.
PEF at Four Seasons Agility Club's NADAC Trial
August 24
12:30-3:30 pm

August 25
7:45 am-3:30 pm

August 26
7:45 am-3:30 pm

Akron Animal Hospital
12638 Main Road
Akron, NY

PEF has been selected as the non-profit recipient of funds raised at the trial!

Click here for more information.
PEF at Erie County SPCA's Paws in the Park
September 22
8:30 am-2:00 pm

Beaver Island
State Park
2136 W.Oakfield Road
Grand Island, NY

Come join PEF at Erie County SPCA's Paws in the Park, their longest-running fundraiser that is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The event invites people to come with (or without) their dog for a scenic two-mile walk at Beaver Island State Park.
Click here for more information.
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Volunteer with PEF!
Ever thought about volunteering with PEF? It's your lucky day because we've created an online volunteer sign-up for all of our upcoming events!

For any event that you sign up, a PEF Board member will be there to teach you everything you need to know. All you need to bring is a smile and a love of pets!

Click here to sign up!
PEF Out and About in the Community!
Supporting PEF All Year Long!
Want to support PEF all year round?  Consider participating in one of the below programs!
Amazon SmileSign up with Amazon Smile and they will give 0.5% to PEF for qualified purchases. Purchasers need to go to 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.

PEF Board Member Spotlight

Learn More About the Folks Behind the Scenes!

R. Reed Stevens, DVM
Board Member

Born and raised in Buffalo NY, Dr. Stevens now owns and operates Ellicott Small Animal Hospital, the practice that he took his childhood pets to and was founded in 1880. He also is a founding partner of the West Side Pet Clinic, a lost-cost, basic-service clinic established in 2014.
He has served on many local boards, including the Buffalo Academy of Veterinary Medicine, Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society and Western New York Veterinary Medical Association.  He  was a founding member of WNY's first dog park, the Barkyard in LaSalle Park. His practice was the recipient 2014 Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Award.
Dr. Stevens lives in North Buffalo with his wife, Carolyn Hoyt Stevens, his daughters and pets Ellie & Faber.
Take Your Dog to Work Day is June 22!