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Paws on Wheels

Eastern Niagara Animal Welfare Alliance, Inc. received a special Christmas gift from a very generous anonymous donor this holiday season. This donation of a small yellow school bus was donated to this animal rescue organization located in Lockport, New York.

animalshelter1The bus has been affectionately named "Paws On Wheels" and will be used to help transport greater numbers of Niagara County cats and dogs to low cost spay and neuter clinics starting in February of 2010. This spay neuter initiative has been a key mission of the Eastern Niagara Animal Welfare Alliance group to reach out and specifically help low income individuals and families, who otherwise could not afford these services for companion pets, as well as strays.

Eastern Niagara's Executive Director, Bobbie Mael, stated that their organization has seen a dramatic increase in the number of individuals calling for help with these type of services, as well as, for help with caring for the strays left out in the streets this winter. "Due to the economic down turn in the economy and job loss in this area, the calls keep coming in at an ever increasing pace." This generous gesture shows that people really do care about the animals and don't want to see them suffer needlessly.

This donation will help address the ever increasing problem of overpopulation, especially in the cat population throughout Niagara County.

There are plans to use the Paws On Wheels bus as a mobile adoption unit later this spring and summer.

Just honk when you see the little yellow school bus painted with cats, dogs and paws on the outside, as it moves down the roads of Niagara County in 2010.

And from all the cats and dogs in Niagara County.......... a special THANK YOU to the anonymous donor of Paws On Wheels. There really IS a Santa Clause!!

For more information on the organization please visit the website

Bobbie Mael

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