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Nationwide Events

On-going
Helping People Budget for their Pets and more
Read a comprehensive article which will help you budget for your pet and save money: saving on pet expenses and pet care; how dog expenses vary by breed; deciding whether to get insurance, emergency plan for your pet; protecting your pet if something happens to you; national organizations which provide financial assistance to pet owners in need.

On-going
Feeding Pets of the Homeless
Socially responsible veterinarian hospitals and clinics around the country are collecting pet food from their clients and are partnering with local food banks who then distributes the pet food to the homeless and disadvantaged. Participating clinics/hospitals are listed on the Feeding Pets of the Homeless website at www.PetsofHomeless.com along with the partnering food bank.

Citywide Events

On-going
Low-cost or Free Spay and Neuter
The ASPCA's Free and low-cost mobile spay and neuter van travels throughout the five boroughs in every neighborhood-right to your door! (And if you have a pit bull, pit-bull mix or certain large-breed dogs it's FREE!) Low income pet owners in NYC's 5 boroughs with proof of public assistance such as welfare, Medicaid, Medicare, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), disability, food stamps, TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) or public housing qualify for FREE spay/neuter services for their cat or dog.
For exact times the van will be in your area as well as pre-visit instructions (Spanish and English) visit http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/spayneuter or call 877-SPAY-NYC (877-772-9692).

On-going
Low-cost or Free Spay and Neuter
The ASPCA's Free and low-cost mobile spay and neuter van travels throughout the five boroughs in every neighborhood-right to your door! (And if you have a pit bull, pit-bull mix or certain large-breed dogs it's FREE!) Low income pet owners in NYC's 5 boroughs with proof of public assistance such as welfare, Medicaid, Medicare, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), disability, food stamps, TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) or public housing qualify for FREE spay/neuter services for their cat or dog.
For exact times the van will be in your area as well as pre-visit instructions (Spanish and English) visit http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/spayneuter or call 877-SPAY-NYC (877-772-9692).

On-going
Animal Relief Fund (ARF)
What started out as a simple act of kindness by the already-kind Yorkville Food Pantry in November 2008 with help from attorney Susan Kaufman has now evolved into its own organization. ARF's mission is keeping pets with their families and reduce the number of abandoned dogs and cats by distributing pet food to local food pantries which serve New York families in need. ARF has now partnered with several pet stores throughout the New York area where food donations are accepted on an ongoing basis.
For donation locations please visit www.arf-ny.org. If you or a friend need help please don't be shy, visit www.arf-ny.org/where.html.

Brooklyn Events

Saturday, May 6, 11 am

Wild Parrots of Brooklyn
The Wild Parrots of Brooklyn

Wild Brooklyn Safari
Location: Brooklyn College - Campus Road between Hillell Place and Amersfort Place

We will visit the Brooklyn College flock of parrots. I'll tell you about the parrots' history in Brooklyn and you can ask questions. We'll listen for the birds and try to determine where they're hanging out. Bring binoculars and a camera.

Contact steve@brooklynparrots.com if you plan to attend. This is a FREE EVENT, but bird seed may be donated.
For additional information and travel instructions, visit www.brooklynparrots.com.

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 7 - 9 am
Fido Coffee Bark in Prospect Park
Look for coffee, pastries, dog biscuits as well as relevant information pertaining to off-leash activities and issues. And it's all FREE!
Directions:
In the Long Meadow beside the Picnic House
Enter Prospect Park at 9th Street, walk straight in until you come to the ball fields (on right), make a left along the meadow.
Or
Enter Prospect Park at the Villa (PPW and 4th St), go through parking lot and out the back across Inner Drive.
For more information about FIDO visit www.fidobrooklyn.org.

Sunday, May 14, 2017, 2 - 5 pm
Family Health and Pet Safety Fair
Location: In front of 3300 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Description:
Free microchipping for your pet while supplies last.
Ready New York/ Emergency Management will offer advice on preparing for emergencies, and the Dept. of Health will do dog licensing.
For people: Health Screenings--be sure to bring ID
For pet questions: Contact Christina at 718-305-1144, ext. 356

Ongoing - Every Sunday, 1 pm - 4 pm
Best Friend's Dog Adoptions
Location: 238 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Ongoing
Big Laughs for BARC! (Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition Shelter) in Williamsburg.
Stand-up comedian, Jamie Lee, has organized monthly comedy shows to benefit BARC.
Visit Jamie's web page for more information and details about future shows: www.barcshelter.org.

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Bronx Events

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Long Island Events

Sunday, May 6, 2017, 10am - 3 pm
Paws for a Cause
Location: 10 Dewitt Ave. Patchogue
Description:
Free microchipping for your pet while supplies last.
Leash up your pup and join "Paws for a Cause" - a walk to bring awareness to domestic violence and animal abuse. This fun, family event has activities for both people and pups - food, crafts, pet vendors, children's activities and music and entertainment. Participate in the pet parade, top dog contest and doggy games. Visit the "Smooch-A-Pooch Booth"and be a part of the Blessing of the Pets.
Admission is $15 (pre-registration) for 1 pet and up to 5 accompanying humans. $20 (at the door), $10 each additional pet; $5 each additional human. This event benefits L.I. Against Domestic Violence. To pre-register for this event visit the L.I. Against Domestic Violence Website.

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 10am - 3 pm
Naturalist Eric Powers Conducts Birding Walk
Location: Caleb Smith State Park Preserve in Smithtown, L.I., 11787
Description: Biologist and outdoorsman Eric Powers will conduct a birding walk at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve in Smithtown. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Call 631265-1054. A map is available at events.longisland.com/naturalist-eric-powers-conducts-birding-walk.html

Third Wednesday of Every Month, starting 6:30 pm
Long Island Parrot Society Monthly Meeting.
Location: At the American Legion Post, 22 Grove Place, Babylon, NY
Talks, seminars, education, and more. Please leave your bird at home. $5.00 donation requested for non-LIPS members. Visit www.liparrotsociety.org for directions and more information.

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Manhattan Events

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Adoptapalooza - fun for the whole family, free pet products
Location:Union Square Park, Broadway and East 17th St., New York, NY 10003
Event Description: Have fun with the whole family--bring your children to Kids' Korner for face painting and temporary tattoos by the Cheeky Chipmunk. Other family activites too.
Purchase a dog license, learn how to prepare yourself and your pets for emergencies
Bring a shelter donation such as pet toys, clean towels, blankets and other supplies for shelter animals, if you can.
Close to 300 dogs, cats and rabbits will be available for adoption. All animals for adoption have been vaccinated and spayed or neutered. Adoption fees vary.

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Puppy Prom - Diamonds and Bow Ties
Location: Toyota of Manhattan, 645 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10036
Event Description: Puppy Prom - Diamonds & Bow Ties - to benefit Yorkie 911, will be presented in New York City on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Toyota of Manhattan, 645 11th Avenue, New York, NY. Pups will attend dressed in their "Prom Wear" and compete for the title of King and Queen of the Prom 2017. This year's theme is "Diamonds & Bow Ties". Photographer Jakku Bambu of Bambu Productions and Life Passion Productions will document the afternoon as pups and their pawrents enjoy the afternoon. Guest judges will decide the King and Queen of 2017 to be crowned. Pups and their pawrents will shake their tails to the music of our DJ and pawticipate in the "Battle of the Pups and Pawrents - Lip Synch Contest". Raffle tickets will be available for fantastic prizes.
Raffle proceeds from the independently produced "Pups on the Runway - Puppy Prom" will directly benefit Yorkie 911. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Ongoing Manhattan Adoption Events

Every Friday, 4 pm to 6:30 pm
Best Friend's Cat Adoptions
Location: PetSmart East Harlem, 517 East 117th Street, New York, NY 10035

Pet adoptions at Petco, Union Square, 17th Street and Broadway.
From Earth Angels - dogs for adoption are outside, cats are inside.
For more information on dogs, please call (212) 252-3875 and for cats, phone (646) 338-2946.

Every Sunday, 1 pm to 3 pm
New York Siamese - Adopt beautiful Siamese cats at Petco, Lexington Ave. just 1/2 blk. north of E. 86 St. Visit www.nycsiamese.org for more information.

Every Saturday, 2 pm - 5 pm
Rabbit Adoptions - at Petco Union Square (17th Street and Broadway)

Every Saturday, 1 pm - 4 pm
Rabbit Adoptions at Petco, Lexington Avenue just 1/2 blk. north of E. 86 St.

New Jersey Events

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Queens Events

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Staten Island Events

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Westchester/ Connecticut & Beyond Events

Saturday, May 6, 10:00 PM and 2:00PM
2017 SPCA of Westchester Walk-a-thon and Pet Fair
This event raises funds for cats and dogs at the no-kill SPCA shelter.
Besides the walk-a-thon this event includes agility demos and Ringo the amazing trick Dog! Also, spray tattoos, outdoor photo booth, free giveaways, food and fun. There will also be animals available for adoption.
Registration for the walk-a-thon and fund raising page can be done on www.spca914.org . You are encouraged to get sponsors by spreading word of your walk-a-thon among friends and family. You do not have to register ahead of time for the walk-a-thon. The walk-a-thon begins at 10 AM so check in before that. The cost for the walk-a-thon is $20. If you have collected funds from sponsors, bring it along with a list of your sponsors.

Sunday, May 7, May 14, May 28 - 1:00 PM and 3:30PM
A guided tour of America's first pet cemetery
Location: Hartsdale Pet Cemetery, 75 North Central Avenue, Hartsdale, NY 10530
Visit www.petcem.com for some pictures of this historic pet cemetery.
Hartsdale Pet Cemetery is especially beautiful at this time of the year with its blooming trees and colorful flowers.
For reservations and additional information call Robin at (914) 242-5253.

Every Sunday, 10:30 AM
The Bronxville Pug Walk
Location: Midland Avenue, Bronxville, NY
Pugs and their people meet up for a walk in Bronxville every Sunday.
For additional information visit www.meetup.com/pugsareus-optimum-net/events/35792832/

On-Going
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle at New Rochelle Humane Society
Location: 70 Portman Road, New Rochelle, NY 10801
The New Rochelle Humane Society is collecting items to celebrate Earth Day EVERY DAY! Please bring in your recycleables (printer ink cartridges and cell phones) to benefit the homeless animals at NRHS. Please share this news with your friends and family, your schools and your jobs. Let's Reduce, Reuse and Recycle for a good cause!
This is an ON-GOING campaign at New Rochelle Humane Society!
Contact 914-632-2925 for more information.

On-Going
"Buy-A-Brick" Dog Park
Location: 70 Portman Road, New Rochelle, NY 10801
Help create a beautiful doggie park at the shelter, a place where a shelter dog can relax outside with volunteers or staff! The park will be paved with bricks bearing your name or inscription of your choice. What a wonderful tribute for your wonderful pet, an animal lover or a beloved deceased pet. Please improve a shelter dog's life with this lasting gift.
This is an ON-GOING campaign at New Rochelle Humane Society!
Contact 914-632-2925 for more information.

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For even more events, be sure to visit the Mayor's Alliance for New York City Animal's site at http://www.animalalliancenyc.org/events/other.htm.

If you have an event you'd like to us to consider listing on the calendar, please submit it at least one month in advance. Send it to us using our submission form.



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