Kathy Mastrobattista: City of Buffalo Animal Shelter Volunteer


How long have you been a volunteer at the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter?

3 years

What is your favorite part of being a City of Buffalo Animal Shelter volunteer?

I love working with the dogs and helping them find their forever homes by taking them to events to showcase the wonderful dogs we have up for adoption.


If someone is interested in becoming a City of Buffalo Animal Shelter volunteer, who should they contact?

They should send an email to CBASvolunteerInfo@gmail.com

What are some misconceptions about adopting an animal from a shelter?

That shelters dogs are broken. That they cannot be trained or have had a horrible past that they cannot get past. Dogs are so forgiving and do not let their past define them. People also believe they cannot find a certain breed in a shelter and that’s so not true. We have many dogs of different ages, sizes, and breed.


Are there any fun events coming up that you'd like to share?

Dog Adoption Event with The Asher House

May 12, 2018 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Wilkeson Pointe

225 Fuhrmann Boulevard

Buffalo, NY 14203



Cruise for Critters Car & Bike Show

June 16, 2018 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

K-S Auto Stores
811 Niagara Street
Tonawanda, NY 14150


Do you have any pets of your own? Names, Ages

Yes, Sox is 6 and Duncan is 7. They are both rescues that came from shelters.


What do you do for fun?

Beside volunteering I go to concerts/sporting events, hang with my dogs, hang with my family and friends.

Anything else you would like to add?

I wish more people would give shelter dogs a chance and choose adoption. There are too many awesome dogs sitting in shelters waiting to be adopted. I wish more people would spay and neuter their pets to help stop the overpopulation of dogs and cats in the country.



Band: U2
Movie or TV Show: I have a lot of favorite movies! This Is Us
Bar/Restaurant: Mangia
Place to go unwind: Siesta Key, Florida
Animal: Umm...Dog
Food: Pizza

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Drew Williams