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Therapy dogs ready to comfort travelers during busy weekend at the airport

SPCA 'Paws for Love' program volunteers are ready for Thanksgiving travelers

BUFFALO, N.Y. — It may be the busiest travel weekend of the year, but waiting out a delayed flight or passing time until a loved one arrives isn't so bad when there are friendly dogs to pet. 

Volunteers through the SPCA of Erie County's Paws for Love program were at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport Wednesday morning to comfort travelers with all the pets and cuddles they need. 

"They always say thank you for stopping, thank you for doing this, thank you for bringing your dogs," said volunteer Heidi Himes, who has been involved in the program with her dog Lily since May. "For her, it's just a fun day out with mom. She doesn't really understand. By the time we pull out of the parking garage here at the airport, she's asleep."

Travelers can look for the therapy dogs by the arrivals, baggage claim, and other areas throughout the airport. 

For more information and to learn how to get involved with the program, click here.

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