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October 2017 Newsletter
Events to 
Benefit PEF
Mini-Vet School 
October 17,24,31
7:00-9:00 PM

Medaille College
18 Agassiz Circle

$20 for one class

Tickets can be purchased by emailing
Nail Trim-A-Thon
October 15
11 :00 AM-2:00 PM

Northtown Animal Hospital
839 Niagara Falls Blvd.

$15 donation

Walk-ins welcome!
Bark-Tober Fest
October 23
6:00-9:30 PM

Sportsmen's Tavern
330 Amherst St

$10 donation

Tickets can be purchased at Ellicott Small Animal Hospital and West Side Pet Clinic.
Other Local 
Pet-Related Events
Woof & Treat
Proceeds benefit Lancaster Unleashed

October 14
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

5 West Main Street
Lancaster, NY

$7 per dog

Click here to register.
Food Trucks for Fido & Pop-Ups for Pups
Proceeds benefit Awesome Paws Rescue

October 14
12:00 - 5:00 pm

Lot next to Drive 5
Southwestern Blvd
Orchard Park, NY
Sips for Snips
Proceeds benefit Operation Pets, Spay & Neuter Clinic of WNY

October 20
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Ilio DiPaulo's
3785 South Park Ave
Blasdell, NY

$40 pre-sale
$45 at door

Click here to buy tickets.
Fish Fry
Proceeds benefit Ten Lives Club

October 27
4:00 - 7:30 pm

Knights of Columbus
36 Pierce Avenue
Hamburg, NY

$13 per person

Click here for more information.
Welcome to the Pet Emergency Fund's October newsletter!  

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Pet Emergency Fund Success Story
Lindy, a darling 2 year old Pitbull mix, got into her foster mom's backpack and "investigated" an open bottle of ibuprofen . Lindy's foster mom found t he empty bottle and only one capsule and wasn't sure how many 200 mg capsules had been in the in the 20ct bottle when she left, meaning Lindy could have eaten quite a few. 

Ibuprofen toxicosis in dogs can cause gastrointestinal hemorrhage/ulceration and, at higher doses, kidney failure so a ggressive treatment was initiated. She was first given a potent drug intravenously to make her vomit the remaining capsules in her stomach. She vomited, but no capsules were produced. Capsules are very quick to dissolve, so the lack of capsules did not surprise the vet staff.  She was then given activated charcoal to bind to and remove the ibuprofen present in her gastrointestinal tract. She was also placed on intravenous fluids to flush her bloodstream of potential toxins that were attacking her kidneys. 

Bloodwork was performed at the end of the first day to see if there had been any ill effects to her organ health. The results were good with no evidence of kidney failure! As it can take up to 72 hours for kidney damage to show up on bloodwork, she returned 12 hours later to repeat bloodwork.  Still good results!  After 72 hours, one final blood panel was performed to ensure she was still in the clear and she was!  All has been well since!
It's Not Too Late to Attend Mini-Vet School!
There are three great Mini-Vet School lectures left!

October 17

Shelter Medicine and Private Practice

Canines, Cats & Cancer: Veterinary Oncology

October 24

Swimming with Fish: Aquatic Medicine

A Day at the Zoo: Zoo Medicine

October 31

Dental Health: Part of Your Pet's Good Life

Becoming a Veterinary Professional

Please see the events sidebar for event details!
Support PEF Without Saying a Word!
PEF t-shirts express a pet owner's love of animals and PEF without saying a word!

Designed in a lively shade of cobalt blue, you can choose a dog or kitty PEF logo in an adult S, M, L or XL. 

Each shirt is $18 and includes free shipping!   Buy direct from the PEF website's "Shop" page .
Volunteers Needed!
PEF is always looking for new volunteers!  If interested, email
Dangerous Foods for Dogs