Submitted by the Niagara County Public Information Office
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski and Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh are teaming up to host a fundraiser called “Wags, Whiskers & Wine” to support the work of WNY Food 4 Paws, a nonprofit that provides pet food and supplies to local pantries to help families experiencing financial hardship be able provide for their pets. WNY Food 4 Paws currently supports seven food pantries in Niagara County – and the interest is growing.
“During these tough times, we all know that food pantries have been overwhelmed by families looking for assistance, but what often goes unmentioned is that many need help providing for the family pet, as well,” Wydysh said. “WNY Food 4 Paws is there to help, hopefully enabling struggling families to avoid the painful choice of surrendering their beloved dog or cat.”
The event is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at Freedom Run Winery, 5138 Lower Mountain Road, Lockport. Tickets are $50 presale or $60 at the door and include drinks and light refreshments. Tickets can be purchased by emailing [email protected] or calling 716-439-7026.
“We are asking attendees to please consider bringing an additional donation of pet food or pet supplies to the event,” Jastrzemski said. “We also have a bin at the clerk’s office in the Niagara County Courthouse for anyone who would like to donate. Let’s help keep families and their pets together.”
Wydysh added, “Freedom Run Winery is pet-friendly, so grab your favorite fury friend and come join us for what will be a fun evening at a spectacular venue for a very worthwhile cause.”
To learn more about WNY Food 4 Paws, visit www.wnyfood4paws.org.