Animal Service Site Listing

Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center
950 Amherst St., Buffalo NY 14216 
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Contact: Carlise Lipke, Volunteer Coordinator 
E-mail: BECandBTRC@aol.com (Try e-mail first, then leave phone message if no response. The Director, Susie, may respond to you if Carlise is not working) 
Phone: 716-877-9295, ask for Carlise
Days and Times: 2:00-7:30 PM on Mondays
Volunteer Application: click here 
About: The Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center is the only indoor riding facility uniquely located in the heart of the city of Buffalo, and has been the site of a therapeutic riding program for 10 years. The BTRC currently offers programs for mentally and emotionally impaired, learning disabled and developmentally challenged children ages 6 to 16. The classes are limited to four students to enforce a safe and fun experience. Each class is designed to achieve special goals that meet the requirements of the group and the individual. Programs are designed and taught by a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH).
Service Opportunites:  
Work with students with disablities helping to provide thereputic care through interactions with horses.  Vounteers will be trained and will work on grooming and tracking horses, leading horses, and walk along-side participants, helping to support and stabilize them. Volunteers also participate in caring for and schooling horses; maintaining our facility; helping with numerous administrative tasks; and assisting with special events and fundraisers.

SPCA of Erie County
205 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda, NY 14150
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Contact: Kim Zolnowski 
Phone: 716-875-7360 x3503 
Email: kimz@spcaec.com 
Days and Times: Tuesday-Sunday, 9:00am-8:00pm
About: As the second-oldest humane society in the United States, the SPCA Serving Erie County continues to set the standard in animal adoption and rescue, exceeding the expectations and guidelines for shelter operations. The SPCA cares for approximately 14,000 animals each year through programs that include adoptions; admissions; animal rescues; animal emergency transports; stray lost and found services; animal cruelty investigations and seizures; care for wildlife, reptiles, exotics, and farm animals; and much more. The SPCA is a local humane society, not financially supported by, or a part of, any other local or national animal welfare group. They are not a branch of the ASPCA.
Service Opportunities: Short-term (minimum of 10 hours a semester) - cleaning cages, restocking food, walk dogs, shave animals for surgical procedures. 
Long-term (minimum of 40 hours a semester) - Socializing with animals, interviewing prospective adopters, training animals. 
-Paws for Love-(SPCA program) bring pets to nursing homes and hospitals, contact Debbie Braun at 716-681-0744