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Legislator Morton hosts pet supply drive to benefit the SPCA


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Erie County Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga), with the support of several pet supply, pet grooming, and community partners announces a pet supply drive to benefit the SPCA Serving Erie County will begin soon. Pet food and supplies will be collected from Monday, March 14th through Monday, April 4th.


“The SPCA serves a crucial role in our community, providing much needed aid for our furry friends. The shelter is often in need of food and supplies to help ensure the humane treatment of animals in its care,” said Legislator Morton. 


"As an organization funded only through donations, the reason we can provide the best level of care possible to our shelter animals is clear: it is only due to this giving community," said Gina Browning, SPCA Serving Erie County Director of Public Relations. "The people of our county and beyond have come forward time and time again to help animals they don't even know and will probably never meet. They donate money, resources, time, medical and other supplies, and so much more. When we compare our county to others in the country, it's a fact that Erie County, NY comes out on top time and time again concerning its level of compassion for shelter animals. With this drive, Legislator Morton and staff are further proving that fact."


The following businesses will have collection boxes conveniently placed for residents to drop off donations:


“I want to thank these businesses for participating as drop-off sites, without them this pet supply drive wouldn’t be possible. Please give what you are able. “Your support is greatly appreciated and will go a long way in assisting the SPCA in carrying out its mission,” Legislator Morton added.


A full list of SPCA needs can be viewed at For additional information or questions about a county issue, please contact Legislator Morton at 858-8856 or email