November 2023 Newsletter

Thanks to YOU our Halloween Event was a huge success!


Our friends over at Buck’s Motorsports invited us to their Chili Cook Off!


Buck’s Motorsports is hosting our Annual Soup & Chili Cook Off! Anyone can participate! All you need to do is bring a crock pot of your best chili, soup, or chowder between 9-11am to enter.

1st place: $200 Bucks gift card + trophy
2nd: $100 Bucks gift card
3rd: $50 Bucks gift card

Babz BBQ Food Truck will be here, stop down and grab a bite to eat!
White Whiskers Dog Sanctuary will be doing a 50/50!
And CJ Country will be there live!

15% OFF parts, clothing and accessories!!
**Veterans & Active Service Members get 20% OFF!!**

Where: 13090 Main St, Akron, NY 14001

Save the date! Our Holiday Basket Raffle…


Our Annual Holiday Basket Raffle & Party is back…

When: December 16th, Noon to 4p

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


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!

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!



Happily Ever After…


We want to celebrate our Cheektowaga Dog Control Officer, Aaron!! He truly goes the

extra mile. And here is just one example of that:

The Cheektowaga Police were called about a dog left in a crate on a seldom traveled

road. They went and picked the dog up and brought it to Officer Aaron, the Cheektowaga DCO.

It was a little mini poodle type dog, severely matted and filthy. She was also terrified.

The first order of the day was to get her cleaned up which the ECSPCA was willing to

do. But when she was returned to the Cheektowaga Dog Control Office, she refused to leave the crate.

Aaron worked diligently with her, sitting near the crate and handing her treats. She

would come out just long enough to grab the treat and then run right back in. He asked Hilary, the Assistant Dog Control Officer, to bring her small friendly dog into the office which she did. Magically, both pups bonded right away and the little rescue even let Aaron rub her back.


Pretty soon, she had bonded with Aaron as well, following him around the office,

begging for pets. In Aaron’s own words, “She’s my new best friend. She solicits

attention from me, wants to be picked up and held, and wants constant belly scratches. I don’t recognize her!” In our opinion, she knew who she owed for bringing her out of her shell.

Aaron called us at White Whiskers and told us the story. We put the little girl on our

Senior Dog Adoptables’ page, and that is where her new Mama saw her, fell in love,

and after a meet and greet with her own dog, adopted her.

The ECSPCA stepped up once again, spaying her and giving her all the necessary shots. Then she was ready to go to her new home.

So we salute Aaron for his dedication to this poor little lost soul. Without him, she might not have turned into the loving little moppet she is now. Her new name is Sophie, and the last photo is of her sleeping on her new Mama’s lap.


Did you know? Thanksgiving Edition

Today and every day, we’re thankful for our four-legged friends. While it may be tempting to “treat” them with goodies from your holiday table, you can actually show them a little more love by taking a few pet precautions. 

  • Keep the feast on the table—not under it.  Eating turkey or turkey skin – sometimes even a small amount – can cause a life-threatening condition in pets known as pancreatitis. Fatty foods are hard for animals to digest, and many foods that are healthy for people are poisonous to pets – including onions, raisins and grapes. If you want to share a Thanksgiving treat with your pet, make or buy a treat that is made just for them.
  • No pie or other desserts for your pooch. Chocolate can be harmful for pets, even though many dogs find it tempting and will sniff it out and eat it. The artificial sweetener xylitol – commonly used in gum and sugar-free baked goods – also can be deadly if consumed by dogs or cats.
  • Yeast dough can cause problems for pets, including painful gas and potentially dangerous bloating.
  • Put the trash away where your pets can’t find it.  A turkey carcass sitting out on the carving table, or left in a trash container that is open or easily opened, could be deadly to your family pet. Dispose of turkey carcasses and bones – and anything used to wrap or tie the meat, such as strings, bags and packaging – in a covered, tightly secured trash bag placed in a closed trash container outdoors (or behind a closed, locked door).
  • Be careful with decorative plants. Some flowers and festive plants can be toxic to pets. These include amaryllis, Baby’s Breath, Sweet William, some ferns, hydrangeas, and more. The ASPCA has lists of plants that are toxic to dogs and cats, but the safest route is simply to keep your pets away from all plants and table decorations.
  • Quick action can save lives. If you believe your pet has been poisoned or eaten something it shouldn’t have, call your veterinarian or local veterinary emergency clinic immediately. You may also want to call the ASPCA Poison Control Hotline (888-426-4435) or the Pet Poison Helpline (855-764-7661). Signs of pet distress include: sudden changes in behavior, depression, pain, vomiting, or diarrhea. Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet shows any of these signs.

Did you know…

…that dogs were likely also part of the original Thanksgiving hundreds of years ago?

Thanks to the meticulously kept records of early American pilgrims, we know that a Mastiff and a Spaniel were among the first European settlers of the United States. They traveled to the New World on the Mayflower, accompanying their owners on a perilous journey and helping their human friends explore their new home. There were many entries in accounts kept by John Goodman that mentioned the Mastiff and Spaniel who lived at the Plymouth Plantation in 1620.

The first Thanksgiving that took place in November of 1621 likely included these two dogs, and it’s likely they enjoyed the feasting as much as their human counterparts.

– Fun Facts from Board Member Liz Vetrano