Rescue a Shelter Animal

Our Rescue a Shelter Animal photo contest is now closed. Thank you to those who posted their furry friends on our Facebook page! Each “Like” on your photos counted as a vote. Votes were tallied with the winner received a donation made by William Mattar to the animal shelter of their choosing! See the 2016 winner below!

2016 Rescue a Shelter Animal Photo Contest Winner

The winner of the 2016 Rescue a Shelter Animal photo contest was Begin Again Horse Rescue in Lima, NY. There was a record number of photos entered in our annual Rescue a Shelter Animal photo contest! We are thankful to everyone who not only shared photos of their rescued pets on our Facebook page, but for the countless number of volunteers who champion for rescue shelter animals and help them find their forever homes. We encourage everyone to support the rescue groups and shelters near you.

Thank you to everyone who participated and helped to raise awareness for the many shelters in need of our help. Please continue to post your furry friends on our Facebook page year round.

Meet the William Mattar Pet Family

At William Mattar Law Offices, family is important to us. And that includes four-legged, furry members of the family. Meet the William Mattar pet family!

Adopt a Shelter Animal

If you have room in your home and your heart, consider adopting a shelter animal. Thousands of amazing dogs and cats are waiting to share their unconditional love with potential owners like you. And many shelters have more than just dogs and cats—rabbits, guinea pigs, and other animals are also waiting for forever homes.

You don’t need to adopt a pet to help local shelter animals. Financial donations can give shelters the support they need to provide food, shelter, and medical care to homeless animals.

Shelters are overcrowded, underfunded, and in need of support. Countless rescue groups do not have brick and mortar facilities and rely strictly on foster homes for shelter and care. This can make it difficult to place animals in forever homes. All of these groups continually need your help and support. If you know of a rescue group or shelter that you do not see listed below, please email dawn@williammattar.com with the organization’s name and website link (or phone number if they have no website), and we will be glad to update our list.

Shelter Animal Resources

We’ve put together a list of shelters full of animals that need loving homes. We have links below of more than 56 shelters in the Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse areas.

In addition to donations, supplies, or volunteering, if you are not able to rescue an animal, you can still support these rescue organizations by visiting their websites and viewing their fundraising events.

Though not an animal shelter, Hope Before Heaven is a wonderful organization that can provide aid for emergency vet care bills in certain situations.

Operation Pets is a spay/neuter clinic in Blasdell providing affordable sterilization services for companion animals and feral cat populations.

Golden Pup’s Bark and Ride Pet Taxi provides safe and secure transportation to vet appointments and concierge services to pick up pet prescriptions and needed items.

Buffalo & Western New York

Rochester

Syracuse

*Donation amount based off of William Mattar law offices Facebook page “likes” during the month of November, or up to $500.