On March 1, Firefighter Jason Arno made the ultimate sacrifice while battling a fire on Main Street in Buffalo. Jason’s family has asked for donations to be made to the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter in his memory. Help us honor Jason while helping animals in need by dropping off new and gently used items to our Orchard Park Branch.

Lake Shore Savings will deliver the items and a $500 donation to the shelter the week of May 1.

Here is a list of items the shelter needs:

  • Towels (especially bath-sized)
  • Blankets (not stuffed comforters)
  • Laundry detergent (high efficiency liquid only)
  • Bleach and dish soap
  • Heating pads and Snuggle Safe heat disks
  • Pill Pockets (cat and dog, any flavor)
  • Puppy and kitten powdered formula (Esbilac/KMR)
  • Small beds for cats and dogs
  • Wire crates and Vari-Kennels
  • Cat carriers
  • Cat and kitten soft-wet-canned food
  • Cat toys (lasers and wands) and catnip
  • Dog and puppy soft-wet-canned food (ground/pate style)
  • Dog treats (small/soft training bits and biscuits)
  • Nylabone giant fillable marrow bones
  • Pumpkin and peanut butter (no xylitol/no flavoring)
  • Benebones and Kongs (large/jumbo size)
  • Sturdy leashes and collars (please no cheap ones – they break and they are unsafe)
  • Pet corrector cans
  • Poop bags