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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

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, August 22, 12-4pm
ACC's Mobile Adoption Center at Petco, Sheepshead Bay
Location: Petco, Sheepshead Bay 1610 Avenue Y, Brooklyn, NY 11235
Animal Care Centers of NYC's Mobile Adoption Center will be at Petco, Sheepshead Bay with great cats and dogs looking for loving homes!
ACC adoptions include vaccinations, spay/neuter, a pre-registered microchip, an identification tag, and a certificate for a free initial exam at a participating veterinarian.
For more information, visit www.nycacc.org or email info@nycacc.org.

Saturday, September 12, 11 am

Wild Parrots of Brooklyn
The Wild Parrots of Brooklyn

Wild Brooklyn Safari
Location: Green-wood Cemetery, 25th St. Entrance on 5th Ave. (BROOKLYN)

The Parrots colony in Green-wood Cemetery dates from 1962. 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, September 12, 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.

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

Saturday, August 15, 11 am - 3 pm
ACC's Mobile Adoption Center at Pitbull Walk Adoption Event at Joyce Kilmer Park
Location: Joyce Kilmer Park, Walton Ave., Bronx, NY 10452
Event Description: ACC's Mobile Adoption Center will be at the Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx with great cats and dogs looking for loving homes! And on August 15th adoption fees will be waived, as part of the Clear the Shelters initiative with NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47!
ACC adoptions include vaccinations, spay/neuter, a pre-registered microchip, an identification tag, and a certificate for a free initial exam at a participating veterinarian.
For more information, visit www.nycacc.org.

Sunday, August 23, 12-4pm and Sunday, August 30, 12-4pm
ACC's Mobile Adoption Center at Petco, Riverdale
Location: Petco Riverdale, 193 West 237th Street, Bronx, NY 10463
Event Description: ACC's Mobile Adoption Center will be at Petco, Riverdale with great cats and dogs looking for loving homes!
ACC adoptions include vaccinations, spay/neuter, a pre-registered microchip, an identification tag, and a certificate for a free initial exam at a participating veterinarian.
For more information, visit www.nycacc.org.

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Long Island Events

August 14, 2015 Friday, 7:30 - 11:00 pm
Wine and Cheese Painting Fundraiser
Location: Levittown hall, 201 Levittown parkway, Hicksville NY 11801
Wine and cheese paint night fundraiser for Forgotten Friends of Long Island, a non-profit 501 animal rescue. All proceeds will benefit our rescued cats and dogs. The cost is $40 per person which includes all painting supplies plus wine and cheese.
This painting class is open to beginners as well as to advanced painters. It will be taught by an FFLI supporter who has been painting all her life and has been studying with a professional artist for the last 5 years.
Please visit our website at www.forgottenfriendsoflongisland.org to make payment via PayPal. You also have the option of mailing check in the amount of $40 to Forgotten Friends of Long Island, PO Box 710, Plainview, New York 11803. If mailing a check, please write "paint night" in the explanation area of the check. Payment must be made by August 10 to reserve your place.

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

Saturday, August 15, 11am-4pm
ACC's Mobile Adoption Center at Petco, 92nd Street
Location: Petco, 92nd Street, 2475 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
Event Description: ACC's Mobile Adoption Center will be at Petco, 92nd Street with great cats and dogs looking for loving homes!
And on August 15th adoption fees will be waived, as part of the "Clear the Shelters" initiative with NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47!

Sunday, August 16, 10am-2pm
ACC's Mobile Adoption Center at Ecofest, Times Square
Location: 42-44th Street, New York, NY 10036
Event Description: ACC's Mobile Adoption Center will be at Ecofest in Times Square with great cats and dogs looking for loving homes!
ACC adoptions include vaccinations, spay/neuter, a pre-registered microchip, an identification tag, and a certificate for a free initial exam at a participating veterinarian.

Tuesdays, August 18, 7 - 9 pm & August 25, 7 pm - 9 pm
ACC Foster Orientation
Location: ACC Headquarters, 11 Park Place, Suite 805
Event Description: Animal Care Centers of New York City (ACC) is looking for foster parents! ACC never turns away an animal in need, and regularly rescues nursing moms with babies, kittens and puppies without moms, and injured and ill animals. These animals may need some extra TLC, outside of a Care Center, to get healthy and ready for adoption. Enter the Foster Program, which places them temporarily in the homes of caring individuals who help prepare them for forever homes.
Please visit nycacc.org/Foster.htm to sign up for a foster orientation and learn more about how you can help homeless and abandoned animals in NYC.

Saturday, August 29, 11 am - 3 pm
ACC Dog Adoptions at Biscuits & Bath
Location: Biscuits & Bath, Sutton Place, 1064 First Avenue, New York, NY 10022
Event Description: Meet several great dogs from Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) at this adoption event at Biscuits & Bath! 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, contact info@nycacc.org

Saturday, August 29, 12 - 4 pm
ACC's Mobile Adoption Center at New York Veterinary Hospital
Location: New York Veterinary Hospital, 150 E. 74th Street, New York, NY 10021
Event Description: ACC's Mobile Adoption Center will be at New York Veterinary Hospital with great cats and dogs looking for loving homes!
ACC adoptions include vaccinations, spay/neuter, a pre-registered microchip, an identification tag, and a certificate for a free initial exam at a participating veterinarian.

Saturday, September 14, 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Bagel Barks
Bagel Bark in Central Park
Location: Harlem Meer, the lake in the Northeast section of Central Park -- E. 108 off Fifth Avenue. Event Description: Meet and greet other dog owners over light fare, while your dog meets and romps with other dogs. Dogs can be off-leash until 9 am.
This event is FREE. Registration is not required.
For more information, please call 212.776.1067, Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Saturday, September 26, 9 - 1pm
Strut Your Mutt 5K/Walk - Best Friends Animal Society
Location: Hudson River Park's Pier 26
Add some excitement to your usual weekend plans with your dog, and do it for a great cause! At Strut Your Mutt, you can enjoy a leisurely community dog walk or a timed 5k run (with or without your dog), and then hang out at a festival for all things dog (and dog-lovers). This life-saving annual event, which includes doggie yoga, pet portraits, refreshments, music, contests, post-run pet massages and more, is for a great cause -- ending the killing of pets in America's shelters.
As one of 12 events happening across the country, your local Strut Your Mutt event provides a platform for local rescues and shelters to raise money for providing critical funding for lifesaving adoption, spay/ neuter programs, and more.

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

October 10, 2015, 9:30 AM
Hounds and Harriers Run
Location: South Mountain Reservation, Crest Drive, South Orange, NJ
Event Description: 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. www.houndsandharriers.com.

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Queens Events

Sunday, August 23, 12-4pm
ACC's Mobile Adoption Center at Petco, East Elmhurst
Location: Petco, East Elmhurst, 7507 31st Ave., East Elmhurst NY 11370
Event Description: ACC's Mobile Adoption Center will be at Petco, East Elmhurst with great cats and dogs looking for loving homes!
ACC adoptions include vaccinations, spay/neuter, a pre-registered microchip, an identification tag, and a certificate for a free initial exam at a participating veterinarian.
For more information, visit www.nycacc.org.

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Staten Island Events

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Westchester/ Connecticut & Beyond Events

Sunday, September 13, 1 PM
Pet Memorial Day and Blessing of the Pets
Location: Hartsdale Pet Cemetery, 75 North Central Ave. Hartdale, NY 10530
Bring your pet(s) on a leash or in a carrier to be blessed individually by The Rev. JoAnne C. Campo. Your pet need not be present to be blessed. You may bring photos of your pet(s) or urns with cremated remains of your pet(s) that have passed. Children may bring their favorite stuffed animals too. It's a fun day that is always enjoyed by all.
FREE Admission. Open to the public. Open to pets and people of all faiths.
For additional information, send email to info@petcem.com.

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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