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Nationwide Events

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

Saturday, March 26, 11am-1pm
ACC Adoption Ambassador Orientation
Location: ACC Headquarters, 11 Park Place, Suite 805, New York, NY 10007
Event Description: The ACC Adoption Ambassador Program is similar to foster care, but goes a step further. Like Foster parents, Adoption Ambassadors provide temporary homes for select pets, which will be spayed or neutered and given their preliminary vaccinations before arriving in their temporary homes. (All food and supplies needed to care for the pet are provided to you.) But unlike foster families, Ambassadors will help maximize their pets' availability and exposure. Each dog will leave with a bright colored "Adopt Me" vest so that while they're in parks and other pet-friendly venues, the public will see that the pet is looking for a forever home. Adoption Ambassadors are essentially fosters that commit to keeping their foster animal until finding them a permanent home. Adoption Ambassadors seek out potential adopters and ultimately choose an adopter.
Please visit nycacc.org/Foster.htm to sign up for an Adoption Ambassador orientation and learn more about how you can help homeless and abandoned animals in NYC.

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, April 23, 12pm-4pm
ACC's Mobile Adoption Center at Petco Sheepshead Bay
Location: Petco Sheepshead Bay, 1610 Avenue Y, Brooklyn, NY 11235
Event Description: ACC's Mobile Adoption Center will be at Petco Sheepshead Bay with great cats and dogs looking for loving homes!
Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) adoptions include vaccinations, spay/neuter, a pre-registered microchip, an identification tag, a collar and a certificate for a free initial exam at a participating veterinarian.
For additional information email info@nycacc.org.

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 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.

Saturday, May 7, 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.

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

Sunday, April 24, 12pm-4pm
ACC's Mobile Adoption Center at Petco Riverdale
Location: Petco Sheepshead Bay, 193 West 237 St., Bronx, NY 10463
Event Description: ACC's Mobile Adoption Center will be at Petco Sheepshead Bay with great cats and dogs looking for loving homes!
Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) adoptions include vaccinations, spay/neuter, a pre-registered microchip, an identification tag, a collar and a certificate for a free initial exam at a participating veterinarian.
For additional information email info@nycacc.org.

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Long Island Events

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

Sundays, Now - May 29, 9:30am - 12:30pm (You may leave the walk at any time)
Bird Walks in Central Park with "Birding Bob"
Location: Meet at the Boat house on the lake on East Drive new E. 74 St. (not at model boat pond near Fifth Ave.) Some walks start at Dock on Turtle Pond (79th Street in the center of the part next to Delacorte Theater).
Event Description: Watch and study the approximately 235 species of birds that either live year-round in Central Park, winter here, or visit New York City during the spring and fall migrations. Dr. Robert DeCandido ("Birding Bob") has led these walks for 20 years. He is accompanied by Deb Allen, a noted bird and nature photographer.
Cost is $10 which payable at the start of the walk.
For information about the start of the walk or rental of binoculars visit www.birdingbob.com/index.html

Friday, May 6, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ACC's Spring Fling
Location: The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003
Event Description: Join fellow animal lovers at Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC)'s annual Spring Fling and help brighten the future of NYC's homeless animals. Enjoy cocktails, light appetizers, live & silent auctions, special guest surprises, and of course, animals available for adoption!
Bid on a private tour of Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo, tickets to LIVE with Kelly & Michael, exclusive spa and skincare products from Peter Thomas Roth and June Jacobs Spa Collection, brunch at Tribeca Grill, Manhattan Yacht Tours with Classic Harbor Line, round-trip airfare on Southwest Air and 4 Hopper passes at Disney World Parks.
Tickets start at $150 and can be purchased at secure2.convio.net/accn/site/Ticketing?view=Tickets&id=100321

Saturday, May 7, 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Central Park Bagel Bark (for dogs and their people)
Location: North Meadow East (Near Ball Field 12)*
Event Description: Spring really has arrived, which means Bagel Barks are back! Build relationships with neighbors while enjoying refreshments and learning how everyone can keep Central Park healthy and beautiful for all to enjoy.
Free; registration not required. Dogs are allowed off-leash until 9:00 am.
*The location is on the west side of East Drive, just north of 97th Street. Click for a map of the location.

Ongoing Manhattan Adoption Events

Every Saturday and Sunday
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

Sat., October 8, 9:30 am (Paws from the Past); 10:00 (3 mile run)
20th Annual Hounds and Harriers Run
Location: Crest Dr, South Mt Reservation, South Orange, NJ 07079
Limited entry (150). This 3 mile event requires runners to have canine running partners.
Each team receives a multi-colored t-shirt and matching dog bandanna. Awards to dogs in separate male and female runner categories for 1st shelter adoptees, veteran dogs (10 or over), large and small dog weight classes and top 10 places.
2nd short event will be held for senior dogs retired from running 3 miles. Dogs need to be trained to run and be properly vaccinated.
See web site for rules and more details at www.HoundsAndHarriers.com.

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Queens Events

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Staten Island Events

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Westchester/ Connecticut & Beyond Events

Sunday, April 17, 10am - 4 pm
Pet Reptile Expo
Location: Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains, NY 10606
Thousands of pet reptiles from world-famous breeders available for sale. Huge selection of cages, books, food and accessories at great prices!
Hands-on wildlife education program for camps and schools.
Admission $10/adults, $5 children (7-12 years old).
Visit www.reptileexpo.com to learn more about this event.

Saturday, May 7, 10am - 2 pm
SPCA Dog Walk and Pet Fair
Location: FDR State Park, Yorktown Heights, NY
Join us for the biggest dog event of the year and help raise funds for shelter animals at the SPCA of Westchester. Take a 2.5 mile scenic walk with your dog, enjoy food and refreshments, shop. There will be games for the kids, dog agility demos and more. You can take part even if you don't have a dog.
Over 100 sponsors and vendors were present last year as well as a few thousands attendees. If you want to become a sponsor or vendor or need more information about this event contact lisa@spca914.org or call 914-941-2896, ext. 22.
Visit www.spca914.org to learn more about SPCA of Westchester.

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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