Save-A-Pet is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue
organization founded in 1977 and based in Niagara County, NY. Save-A-Pet
is staffed by volunteers and is dedicated to saving the lives of homeless, abused, and neglected dogs and cats. Our foster homes provide a safe haven for all the animals that are taken in. All animals are checked by a veterinarian, vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and receive any needed medical treatment in order to maximize the success of their placement in carefully-screened homes. We are funded by charitable donations which go to the care and medical needs of the animals we rescue.
In addition to rescue, Save-A-Pet believes in educating the public on the
benefits of spay/neuter and offers assistance by facilitating numerous low-cost spay/neuter clinics throughout the year. Save-A-Pet believes that all animals should be treated with respect and deserve a chance to live in
a safe, loving home.
It's Catnip Time!
It's spring, and catnip plants are flourishing in local gardens or growing wild amidst the weeds. Save-A-Pet's volunteers are happy to harvest catnip offered by our friends, even if it means hours of work clipping and hauling wheelbarrows full of fresh catnip stalks. The catnip is then taken to volunteers' barns or attics for drying out, after which volunteers do the tedious job of stripping the leaves from the stems. Then our volunteers chop the leaves (thank goodness for food processors!), while other volunteers are busy sewing fabric remnants into little pillow "cases" for the catnip. Then the little catnip pillows are stuffed and sewn tight, ready for sales at our craft fair stops or local businesses or vet clinics. On one hand, this is a whole lot of work for a little catnip pillow that costs only $2. On the other hand, cat owners usually buy several pillows at a time, since they say this fresh catnip is the BEST catnip on the market. The usual comment is: "My cats just go crazy for these pillows!"
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