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Partygoers look over baskets or sit at the tables.
Partygoers look over baskets or sit at the tables.

Mardi Paws celebrated by Niagara SPCA

Fri, Feb 28th 2020 07:00 am

“She’s great,” said Ray Kinz of Ransomville, speaking about Bonita, a five year-old pit bull who was at the Niagara SPCA’s shelter for close to 500 days, before he adopted her.

“She’s loving life, definitely happy to be home finally. She loves playing, going for walks. She has her hyper modes, and then she has her ‘relax and take a nap’ modes.”

Kinz said he’s always had dogs around in his life.

“I’ve always gone for the older ones, and once again, I did it,” he said. “It turned out to be pretty big.”

Bonita’s release from the Niagara SPCA to Kinz went viral over her leaping for joy as staff members cheered her on, according to a press release from the Niagara SPCA. It was even featured on FOX News, “The View” and “Good Morning America.”

The adoption coincided with the Mardi Paws event put on by the Niagara SPCA at the Sheraton in Niagara Falls. The celebration featured food, baskets, a photo booth and music on Tuesday night. Officials from the area were Undersheriff Michael Filicetti, Supervisor of the Town of Wheatfield Don MacSwan, Executive Director of the Niagara SPCA Tim Brennan and Kimberly LaRussa, event coordinator.

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