The Niagara County Legislature declared Wednesday, Aug. 3, as “Lloyd Day” in honor of Lloyd the Pittie, a dog that came to the Niagara SPCA as a stray last month and has become a bit of a local celebrity.
Lloyd is 12 years old and is believed to be in his sunset days, as he suffers from kidney failure and has a large tumor on his back leg. While Niagara SPCA hopes to find Lloyd a foster home, he has enjoyed the past month on a series of “bucket list” adventures throughout Niagara County.
Lloyd has helped raise awareness of the needs of homeless animals – and his adventures have inspired a “Lloyd’s Legacy – Make a Shelter Dog’s Day” program that will live on at the Niagara community animal shelter. The program will enable many more dogs seeking their forever homes to enjoy enriching adventures and joyful non-kennel time, while hopefully increasing their chances of being adopted or fostered.