In honor of Memorial Day, the SPCA Serving Erie County is thanking the men and women of the armed services for their dedication to this country by waiving adoption fees on most animals.

Adoption fees will be waived for individuals and immediate families of individuals on active duty, reserves, and honorable discharge, along with those who have retired from military service and those service-disabled veterans. 

Photo Credit: Virginia Anne, SPCA Photographer
Photo Credit: Virginia Anne, SPCA Photographer
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The program is called “Vets & Pets,” and it is a longtime SPCA tradition, proudly brought to our community by philanthropist and SPCA supporter Nancy Gacioch of Buffalo and has been held every year since its start, according to the SPCA Serving Erie County. 

Photo Credit: Virginia Anne, SPCA Serving Erie County
Photo Credit: Virginia Anne, SPCA Serving Erie County
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If you are a military member or a veteran who is looking to adopt a pet during Vets & Pets week, know that you must provide either their military ID or DD214. If you are a spouse of a military member serving outside of New York state, you can adopt a pet during the promotion as well – just make sure you have your military spouse identification card on hand.

Photo Credit: Virginia Anne, SPCA Serving Erie County
Photo Credit: Virginia Anne, SPCA Serving Erie County
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The “Vets & Pets” program begins Monday, May 23 and runs through Memorial Day, which is Monday, May 30. You can adopt your pet at the SPCA’s relatively new location at 300 Harlem Rd., West Seneca shelter, as well as all SPCA off-site adoption locations.

The waived adoption fee under the Vets & Pets promotion applies to a maximum of two animals, but you should know that the West Seneca shelter will be closed on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30. However, the off-site adoption locations will be open on both of those days, so you can still adopt then too! 

You can see pictures of all the adoptable animals here

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