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Legislator Morton Delivers Donations to SPCA


We’ve all read the stories in the paper of the countless individuals suffering from the ongoing opioid epidemic. There has been a lot of talk of families being ripped apart by this tragedy, too often we hear talk but see little action.

Legislator Ted Morton joined Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard, Holland Central School Superintendent Cathy Fabiatos and Alden School Superintendent Adam Stoltman to announce continued funding for school resource officers (SRO) in several local districts. The SRO program provides a uniformed officer in schools as a way to promote student safety, conflict resolution and anti-bullying initiatives.

At a Legislative session held on September 21, 2017, Legislator Ted Morton honored Lancaster resident, Dick Young as the September 2017 Citizen of the month.

Today, in response to the County Executive’s offer to work with Legislator Morton to develop a compromise Made in America Act, Legislator Ted Morton wrote to him to begin the process.

Legislator Ted Morton first introduced the Made in America Act in support of local manufacturers and local workers in Erie County. After passing the Legislature by a vote of 9-1, the County Executive vetoed the law after instructing the County Attorney to draft a legal opinion.

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) recently delivered the pet supplies collected during his Pet Supply Drive to Executive Director Gary Willoughby at the SPCA – Serving Erie County.

“I’d like to thank the residents of our community for generously donating to help our furry friends in need, the SPCA serves a vital role in our community and there is a constant need for pet supplies, no doubt these donations will go a long way alleviating the needs. Also, a special thank you to all of the locations that hosted collection boxes for the drive,” said Legislator Morton.

"A humane society can only thrive based on support by its community, and especially by its community leaders," says Gina Browning, SPCA Director of Public Relations. "Our SPCA is blessed and fortunate to have leaders like Legislator Morton; through this collection of animal-related items, he set such a positive example for other leaders in our county. And let's face it, when a Legislator eats a dog biscuit for us the way Legislator Morton did during our Dog Biscuit Challenge Fundraiser last year, well, that's a true sign of support, in our opinion!"

The Pet Supply Drive, which ran from March 14 through April 4, collected various pet supplies from food to bedding. Special thanks to the following locations for hosting drop boxes for supplies.

  • Golden Tails, 6511 Transit Road, Building A, Bowmansville
  • Today’s Dog, 34 Central Avenue,  Lancaster
  • Jolly Roger’s Pet Supply, 11120 Broadway, Alden
  • Alden Chamber of Commerce, 13500 Broadway near East Drive, Alden
  • All Gussied Up Grooming, 787 Borden Road, Cheektowaga

The SPCA is always in need of additional supplies, visit to find out how you can help. For additional information or questions about a county issue, please contact Legislator Morton at 858-8856 or email