October 2022 Newsletter

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Want to volunteer at our Halloween Event?  Sign up here We’d love to have you!

Calling All Bakers

We need baked goods individually wrapped for our Halloween event on October 22nd in North Tonawanda. 

Baked goods can be dropped off prior to noon on October 22nd at the Sikora Post – 950 Payne Ave. OR email

We are so excited to be attending this amazing event to benefit the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter today, October 2, 2022!

Come join us for an afternoon full of Pumpkins, Hayrides, games, vendors,   food, fun and or course Dogs!  Our friends from the City of Buffalo animal shelter will be on-site with lots of dogs available for adoption. If you already have a furry family member they can come too, on a leash!

The event is free and open to the public, parking will be $5 per vehicle. 

Thanks to our awesome volunteers we have a new t-shirt design! Purchase yours today, just in time for fall!   Click Here to order!

We are looking for donations for our 3rd Annual Online Holiday Auction…

Theme: Holiday Gifts/Gift Giving 

  • Handcrafted items- quilts, afghans, crocheted items, patch blankets
  • Electronics- for adults and children
  • Xmas decor- figurines, Lenox, household items
  • Themed items- wine, coffee, self care, cooking, baking, dog, cat, items to than can be grouped for a basket
  • Kids- games, crafts, electronics 

Donation Deadline:  October 15, 2022 

If you would like to donate, please email either or Robyn at

Save the Date…. Basket Raffles & More!

  • October 30th – November 5th:  Online Holiday Auction
  • November 1st – December 1st:  See’s Candy Sale
  • November 5th: Can & Bottle Recycling Event at Xtra Dime Back in Tonawanda 
  • December 3rd: Holiday Party & Basket Raffle 

We Need Baskets! 

Not a basket maker? We can put baskets together, but are looking for… 

  • Baskets/receptacles
  • Items to put in baskets: Gift Cards, Crinkle paper
  • Cello bags to wrap baskets 

Email Whitewhiskerssocial@gmail if you would like to donate baskets or items to create baskets!  

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Aneta! 

Growing up on the outskirts of a small town in Poland, I was always surrounded by animals of all kinds- guinea pigs, chickens, ducks, horses, cows, pigs, etc…and of course dogs.

As I think back to the year of 1990 and my parents’ difficult decision of making the move to the USA to benefit my future, there are so many emotions. Being 16 years old, the things that are most important to you are a bit different than when you’re an adult. I do remember how heartbroken I was because I had to leave my dog Misio.

That just might be the reason why I am so sensitive when it comes to dogs. When my husband Rich and I bought our first house we met a family with a puppy they couldn’t properly take care of. We took him and named him Molson. We fell in love, and he was everything we wanted and more.  When he was about 10 yrs. old we moved to Alden and laughed it was his retirement home. He lived what I believe was a good 14 yrs. And when it   was time for us to let him go it was, I’m sure I don’t need to tell you, beyond difficult.

I suppose going through something like that affects people differently, but we took it badly. Even though we never had children we have always had cats but it took us another 10 years before we decided to get another dog.

Meet Colt.  We got him from Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue on 3/29/2017 and he was exactly what we needed! Full of energy to get us moving and wanting nothing besides our attention. People sometimes forget dogs are time consuming and need to be properly trained yet in return when you look in those eyes your heart will know you’re doing good. So Colt and his 12 yr. old cat brother Miller and 6yr. old cat sister Stella are living the lives I would want if I were an animal lol. I do feel I am too attached to Colt since I wish I could be with him all day every day. I actually don’t want to go on vacation unless he comes with of   course!

So that’s me being content always wishing to do more for the four-legged creatures of any kind. They deserve to live just like us! When I meet people all I really want to know is what’s their take on animals.

Aneta is a wonderful volunteer and advocate for White Whiskers. She owns Aneta’s Haircuts for Men, a thriving business at 2391 William Street in Cheektowaga. Go for a haircut and tell her Whiskers sent you!