Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, NY (August 13, 2012) –Three to four million cats and dogs go un-adopted in the U.S. each year. Denny’s restaurants in Central and Western New York will be teaming up with local animal groups and shelters for the 3rd annual Denny’s Dog Days of Summer to raise money and awareness for animal adoption. This event began with 1 shelter at 2 locations the first year. Last year, Denny’s was able to raise over $8,400 and find 18 animals new loving homes. This year, Denny’s will partner with animal organizations and shelters at 29 restaurants! The event will take place Sunday, August 26, 2012 from 9:00am until 2:00pm at Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse area Denny’s. Many of the animal shelters and groups will have adoptable animals in the parking lot. Denny’s will be donating 10% of all pre-tax proceeds, during the event, from each store to the animal shelters and groups. Customers at participating Denny’s restaurants will be encouraged to make a donation to the nonprofit shelters and learn about the adoption process.

“The gifts we received last year will be used toward the purchase of veterinary supplies and services for our spay/neuter clinic, for supplies to enrich the lives for the animals in our care.” commented Rochester Animal Services Director, Christopher Fitzgerald.

The following animal groups will be participating in the Denny’s Dog Days of Summer 2012 Event along with the Denny’s location at which they will be available: Akron Canine Rescued Angels – 3920 Maple Rd., Amherst
Another Chance Pet Rescue – 911 Jefferson Rd., Rochester
Beverly Animal Shelter—813 Canandaigua Rd., Geneva
Big Dogs Big Hearts – 7503 Main Street Fisher, Victor
Black Dog, Second Chance – 4610 Genesee St., Cheektowaga
Buffalo Greyhound Adoption – 4445 Main St., Buffalo
Buffalo Humane – 5699 Transit Rd., Lockport
Buffalo Pug & Small Breed Rescue—4 Perinton Hills Mall, Fairport
Chautauqua County Humane Society – 10390 Bennett Rd., Fredonia
Chemung County – 118 Victory Highway, Painted Post 950 Chemung St., Horseheads
CNY SPCA- 6591 Thompson Rd., Syracuse 103 Elwood Davis Rd., Syracuse 1440 West Genesee St., Cheektowaga 5300 W. Genesee St., Camillus 7873 Brewerton Rd., Cicero
Finger Lakes SPCA of CNY – 176 Grant Ave., Auburn
Golden Retrievers Rescue Operated with Love Statewide – 2215 Delaware Ave., Buffalo
HEART Animal Rescue— 3165 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park
Humane Association of CNY – 201 Lawrence Rd., North Syracuse
Humane Society of Livingston County – 4240 Lakeville Rd., Geneseo
Humane Society of Wayne County – 160 Eastern Blvd., Canandaigua
Jefferson County SPCA – 1142 Arsenal St., Watertown
Precious Paws Rescue—1881 Ridge Rd., West Seneca
Rochester Animal Services – 2890 West Ridge Rd., Rochester
Silver Lining for Pit Bulls – 8020 Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls
SPCA of Erie County – 5092 Camp Rd., Hamburg
Volunteers for Animals—364 West Main St., Batavia
Wanderer’s Rest—3414 Erie Blvd., Syracuse