Rescue a Shelter Animal

Our Rescue a Shelter Animal photo contest is now closed!

2017 Rescue a Shelter Animal Photo Contest Winners

The winners of the 2017 Rescue a Shelter Animal photo contest are in 1st place Gina Lollabrigida and in 2nd place was Nova. Gina came in with her owner, Fran and her friend, Boo and for their 1st Place win we gave a donation to Buffalo Pug and Small Breed. Nova came in with her owner, Becky, and for her 2nd Place win, we gave a donation to Pets Alive WNY. These powerhouse pups collected over 1,300 votes, which is amazing since the voting window was only 2 weeks.

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!

Rescue a Shelter Animal

If you have room in your home and your heart, consider rescuing a shelter animal. Thousands of amazing dogsand 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 rescue an animal to help local shelters. 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 [email protected] 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



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