Bear is a 3-year-old shepherd mix who, despite his name, is described as very gentle and well-behaved. He is available for adoption at the Southtowns SPCA at 1439 Pontiac Road, Angola. The $65 adoption fee includes distemper and rabies shots, neutering and a free veterinary examination. For more information call 549-5300.
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 205 Ensminger Road, Town of Tonawanda, also has cats and dogs available for adoption. It is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; and from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Niagara County SPCA Rainbow Animal Shelter, 2100 Lockport Road, Wheatfield, is open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
The City Animal Shelter, 380 Oak St., Buffalo, is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Adopt-A-Pet shelters throughout the area have cats and dogs available. Call 879-0311 for information.
Second Chance Sheltering Network has cats and kittens available for adoption. Call 652-9034 or 652-6051.
HEART (Hamburg Eden Animal Rescue Team) has dogs available for adoption by calling 648-1911 and cats by calling 823-8461.