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Maddie's Projects in Erie County, NY 

  • Total Estimated Funding: $5.28M
  • Funding Period: October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2014
  • Funding for Year Three: $1,025,127
  • Funding Through Year Three: $2,966,938

Erie County covers 1,058 square miles on the western border of New York state. It contains three cities and 25 towns, including the City of Buffalo, the second largest city in New York State. The population is 918,028.

Maddie's® Pet Rescue Project

Maddie's® Pet Rescue Project is working with Maddie's® Spay/Neuter Project to save all of Erie County's healthy and treatable shelter dogs and cats within five years.

Maddie's® Pet Rescue Project is comprised of the SPCA Serving Erie County (Lead Agency), the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter and four adoption guarantee organizations - Black Dog, Second Chance; HEART; Second Chance Sheltering Network; and Ten Lives Club.

Maddie's® Pet Rescue Project in Erie County implemented policies and procedures to quickly adopt hard to place pets and provide treatable care more efficiently and cost effectively. The community live release rate is now 82%.

Click below to view shelter statistics for all reporting organizations and the community as a whole:
Calendar Year 2011
Project Year 3

Maddie's® Spay/Neuter Project

Maddie's® Spay/Neuter Project is administered by Operation PETS: The Spay/Neuter Clinic of Western New York, Inc. (OPETS). Thirteen private practice veterinary hospitals have also agreed to participate. Low-cost surgeries are available to Erie County pet owning residents who receive Medicaid and to Erie County residents who manage feral cat colonies. The maximum total number of surgeries to be performed under this program is 17,591.

Spay/Neuter Surgeries After 3 Years: 9,533

Erie County Achievements