December 2023 Newsletter

Our Holiday Basket Raffle is right around the corner! We hope to see you there…

We still need volunteers for our holiday party!


Our Annual Holiday Basket Raffle & Party is back and we need your help.

We are looking for extra hands to help us set up on December 15th from 7-9p.

And folks to help us run the event on Saturday December 16th.

Click the button below to see the sign up sheet!

Event Location: The Sikora Post – 950 Payne Ave, North Tonawanda, NY 14120

Looking for Donations…

  • Baskets & Gift Cards for our Holiday Basket Raffle
  • We also need Raffle Tickets… you can find these on our amazon wishlist linked below

If you would like to donate please reply back to this email to arrange pick up or drop off!


Sanctuary Construction Update:

The roof was completely torn off and replaced. The foundation on the front 2/3 of the building has been raised above grade and the permanent walls have been completed. The large permanent beam in the center of the building has been constructed. The dirt floor has been graded, 18 tons of gravel added to make it level and the cement slab has been poured. Windows have been ordered. Now we can proceed with making needed replacements to the ceiling joists, begin to

frame interior walls and begin to install insulation.

Apparel Sale!

If you order by December 4th the estimated delivery date is Dec 22nd. Just in time to gift it to someone! This sale includes:

  • T-shirts
  • Long Sleeve Shirts
  • Hoodies
  • Crewnecks
  • Vneck Shirts

Use the link below to check them out!

50/50 Raffle Dec 4th -27th

716 Give has invited us to participate in their Holiday Raffle. Our organization will receive 45% of our online 50/50 ticket sales. The winning ticket will be pulled at Sabres vs Bruins game on December 27th. Purchase your tickets using the button below & Good luck!

Stop by and

Stop by Buck’s Motor Sports in Akron on December 9th from 9a-3p to support our friends at SNORT Rescue! There will be photos with Santa from 10-2, a basket raffle and all of the proceeds from the bake sale benefit White Whiskers!

Location: 13090 Main Rd, Akron NY 14001

Volunteer Spotlight – Gene

In case you are curious about who is behind all those wonderful characters that show up at our events, that would be Gene Jezewicz.

Gene, whose wife Kim (a former board member of ours), volunteered him for the job, is a tireless supporter of Whiskers and a fearless character portrayer. He has been Elmo, the Easter Bunny, Beetlejuice, Santa and even Cupid for us!

Gene’s also crazy about dogs, especially rescued Newfies which he feels are “family-friendly, faithful and loving.”

He and Kim both have been involved with Whiskers, almost from the beginning. As Gene says, “the Whiskers’ mission is vitally important!” And we are very, very grateful he feels that way! Thank you Jezewicz’s!

Good to know… Travel Edition!

Whether you take your pets with you or leave them behind, you can take steps to safeguard them when traveling for the holidays…

  • Your pet needs a health certificate from your veterinarian if you’re traveling across state lines or international borders, whether by air or car. Learn the requirements for any states you will visit or pass through, and schedule an appointment with your veterinarian to get the needed certificate within the timeframes required by those states.
  • Never leave pets alone in vehicles, even for a short time, regardless of the weather.
  • Pets should always be safely restrained while traveling in vehicles. This means using a secure harness or a carrier, placed in a location clear of airbags. This helps protect your pets if you brake, swerve, or get in an accident; keeps them away from potentially poisonous food or other items; prevents them from causing dangerous distractions for the driver; and can prevent small animals from getting trapped in small spaces. Learn more about properly restraining pets in vehicles.
  • Talk with your veterinarian if you’re traveling by air and considering bringing your pet with you. Air travel can put pets at risk, especially short-nosed dogs. Your veterinarian is the best person to advise you regarding your own pet’s ability to travel.
  • Talk with your veterinarian if you’re traveling by air and considering bringing your pet with you. Air travel can put pets at risk, especially short-nosed dogs. Your veterinarian is the best person to advise you regarding your own pet’s ability to travel.
  • Packing for your pet, (in addition to your pet’s food and medications) this includes bringing medical records, information to help identify your pet if it becomes lost, first aid supplies, and other items. Refer to the Traveling with Your Pet FAQ for a more complete list.
  • Are you considering boarding your dog while you travel? Talk with your veterinarian to find out how best to protect your pet from canine flu and other contagious diseases, and to make sure your pet is up-to-date on vaccines.

From Board Member Liz Vetrano

Dapper Dog Dining is generously donating 10% of their dog treats sales to White Whiskers until the end of the year!!! AWESOME and fun decorated treats for our furry friends!!!

Visit their facebook page below to see the selection and place your order!