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Chef Creates Gourmet Thanksgiving Dinners For Shelter Dogs & Cats

Some very lucky shelter pets will enjoy Thanksgiving in style this year. Chef Malik Von Saint has pledged his culinary skills to the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter where he will create decadent cuisine for the residents.

Chef Von Saint has designed two separate three-course meals to delight both canine and feline palates. The shelter hopes the public event will raise adoption rates by drawing out a new crowd of potential adopters.

Stop by next Wednesday and wish our cats and dogs Happy Thanksgiving! Dinner Service starts at 4, stay tuned to see what…

Posted by City of Buffalo Animal Shelter on Thursday, November 17, 2016


President of the Friends of the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter, Kerry Neaf, shared her optimism about the event’s potential with

“We’re hoping people who wouldn’t usually come in will stop in for the cuteness factor of cats eating soup and dogs with ice cream. The reason something like this meal is so great is because it brings attention to the shelter animals.”

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Posted by City of Buffalo Animal Shelter on Monday, October 31, 2016


All of the fresh ingredients that Von Saint will use to serve his 66 feline and 62 canine diners have been donated by area vendors. The locally known chef will also have the assistance of a few other Buffalo-based cooks to help him pull off the event.

This lovely lady is named Beauty for obvious reasons. She was surrendered to the shelter when her owner could no longer…

Posted by City of Buffalo Animal Shelter on Thursday, November 17, 2016


Wondering what’s on the menu? Von Saint’s canine customers will enjoy an appetizer of Charcuterie-style smoked German weiners donated by Spar’s European Sausage Shop. The main course will consist of Melange of turkey, sweet potato, jasmine rice and vitamins with pureed edamame – all topped with a single blade of fresh grass.

Check out the Chef’s menu for our canine resident’s Thanksgiving feast! Thank you so much for your support Spar’s, Allentown Music and Sweetness 7 Cafe. See you all on the 23rd!

Posted by City of Buffalo Animal Shelter on Sunday, November 20, 2016


For dessert, the pups will indulge in homemade doggy ice cream topped with toasted treat crumbles.

Persnickety shelter kitties will be served a fresh goat milk and Greek yogurt soup infused with vitamins and probiotics, followed by a main course of rabbit and salmon, and a decadent dessert of cat nip cake!

What do “fancy” cats eat for Thanksgiving? Check out the menu below to see what Chef Malik will be serving our cats next…

Posted by City of Buffalo Animal Shelter on Friday, November 18, 2016


Thanksgiving at City of Buffalo Animal Shelter takes place November 23 from 4 PM – 7 PM and promises to be a fun affair complete with music and decorations. If you cannot attend the event, but would like to help these shelter pets enjoy the holidays, consider sending a gift from their Amazon Wish List.

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Written by Dina Fantegrossi

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