- Niagara County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the
2000 census, the population was 219,846. The county seat is Lockport. The county
name is from the Indian word Onguiaahra;meaning the straight or thunder of
- (Locksmith Buffalo NY)
- Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
- The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is any of a
number of animal welfare organizations whose operations include protecting and
providing shelter to animals in danger.
- Special Purpose Condition Assessment, or where an independent party is
engaged to fully assess the corrosion on a tower by detailed
- recognizes that dog bites are a serious public safety problem. Their
interest in this issue relates directly to the goal of creating humane
communities where people and animals enrich each other’s lives. However, the BC
SPCA opposes breed banning as a strategy for achieving this goal.
county spca - Lockport 004,
Lockport 004, Niagara County 1908, New York, 1908 Fine-Art
Take a step back in time with an old view of
Lockport 004 from Niagara County 1908 in New York. This map was originally
published by Century Map Co. in 1908 and will be carefully reproduced on state
of the art giclee printers.
Sourced from item number US17253 in the
Historic Map Works online collection, this print will make the ideal gift for
any historian or map buff. Many of the maps within the archive contain
interesting details such as the old property owner names, building footprints,
parcel boundaries, churches, schools, cemeteries, railroads and an endless list
of other unique features. Use the zoom feature on the picture above to see the
image in greater detail.
Baited Beaver (1201125-1075)
A Canadian icon, the beaver has graced many a
stamp and coin, as well as providing the snooty upper class gentry with warm
winter coats. A glorified rat, the beaver is essentially a pest, altering and
flooding large tracts of land, gnawing down many a tree, as well as causing
competition among the tree huggers for the remaining forest stands. Today I ran
across (figuratively speaking) a beaver squatting in the middle of the road.
Apparently it had been there for the past two hours, quite out of its element,
and with no apparent do-gooder in sight, it was sure to assume the designation
of road kill. Now I have been criticised in the past for “interfering” with
nature by feeding some of my subjects, and probably will be after this story
airs. When I stopped the Dodge Ram (with the Hemi) to grab an image, it became
quite apparent that even if it didn’t die from blunt force auto trauma, it was
on its last legs (no pun intended). It was quite weak and made no effort to
avoid me or flee. I therefore (and quite heroically) picked it up by its tail
and proceeded to a local pond with said animal. I hand fed him a number of
willow branches over a period of one hour. With each branch, he became
successively livelier (I confess that trusty Nikon D3S, having a mind of its
own, was happily snapping away). Just when I felt that it might survive, the
local SPCA arrived. Apparently my actions had been reported. After an instant
assessment of Distemper by el SPCAer, a noose was thrown around its neck, and my
new beaver buddy (who sure as heck did not object to the food, nor the
occasional snap shot I had taken) was thrown into a cage half its size.
Enquiring as to its future, I was informed that my new friend was heaven bound.
No amount of cajoling could convince SPCA babe that this animal’s chance of
survival had dramatically improved in the last couple of hours. I make no
apology for having interfered with nature, my only regret was that I never took
him to the next county..
Duncan at the South Grand Island Bridge in
Buffalo, New York
Photo courtesy of Jacquie Walters NYSDEC with
our thanks. Duncan was one of four chicks hatched at the Hamilton Sheraton Hotel
nest site in 2008 to Surge and Madame X. A slow starter, he was the last of four
to fledge that year but within 24 hours of his first flight, he was tackling his
older sibling in the air and attempting to steal his food. He was often seen
playing in puddles with his siblings after a rainfall and clearly loved the
water. In 2010, Duncan arrived at the South Grand Island Bridge in Buffalo, New
York where he took over the site from an unbanded male. The nest location is
notoriously difficult to monitor as it is located on a wedge-shaped metal plate
between two steel girders. That year, Duncan and his unbanded mate produced one
offspring who was fortunate to survive fledging. After its intial fledge, the
young male, dubbed Lucky, was spotted walking on a concrete piling below the
nest box, approximately 10 feet above the river. It had fallen out of the nest,
and was now in danger of falling into the rushing water. Indeed, within a few
minutes the chick had slipped off the concrete and into the Niagara River.
Technicians on site watched the chick being swept along by the current and
coordinated a daring rescue with the help of a local marina. They were able to
locate the bird and pull it from the river but it was not breathing. The
rescuers quickly expelled the water from its body and the young bird was taken
immediately to the Erie County SPCA where it made a full recovery. In the fall
of 2010, Duncan and his mate received a new nest box installed on top of their
preferred metal plate under the girders and in 2011, Duncan raised 3 more
offspring setting his lifetime productivity total to date at 4 young.
niagara county spca
There is more to Niagara County, New York, than
challenging the awesome power of Niagara Falls in a barrel. Nuggets of Niagara
County History, in fulfilling this realization, is a history book about the
county and its formation from the powerful Iroquois Nation to the movers and
shakers who made fortunes in developing a wilderness. This is not a dry history
book full of dates and uninspiring events, but it emphasizes the unusual and the
people who have made that history. Niagara County is inextricably entwined with
such famous names of History as the Seneca Chiefs Corn Planter and Red Jacket,
the Joncaires, explorer LaSalle and his faithful companion Father Hennepin the
first Caucasian to write of the falls. There are tales of War of 1812 heroes,
who fought the little known war across the Niagara River into adjacent Canada.
Civil War heroes, too, came from Niagara County and even old Abe Lincoln
received a perceived "bomb threat" from the County Seat of Lockport. There is
the sad story of the greedy men who "swindled" the Iroquois out of most of their
New York State land. These precious nuggets of history hold something intriguing
for readers from throughout the land.