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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, Oct. 29, 2016, 12pm - 3pm
16th Annual Halloween Festival and Great Pumpkin Dog Costume Contest
Location: 100 Washington Park, Enter Fort Green Park at Myrtle Ave. Click Here for map and detailed directions.
Event Description: Join the Fort Greene Park Conservancy and the Urban Park Rangers for the annual Fort Greene Halloween Festival! The festival will feature live music, dance workshops, games with giveaways, face painting, a pumpkin patch, creepy-crawlies with the Urban Park Rangers, and Fort Greene PUPS's wildly-popular Great PUPkin costume contest for dogs and owners (dog contest starts at 11:30 a.m.). FREE.

Saturday, November 5, 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, November 5, 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 - 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

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, 12pm - 2pm
Howl-O-Ween
Location: at Canine Court (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx. Enter Part at 252 St. Then walk north to Canine Court. Click Here for map and detailed directions.
Event Description: Come to the Howl-O-Ween dog costume contest! Dress up your dog to compete in this pawtastic Halloween event. Pre-registeration is requried at (718) 796-4541.

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Long Island Events

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, Noon - 4pm
Barkfest 2016
Location: Holiday Inn, 3131 Nesconset Hwy., Setauket, NY.
Event Description: Long Islands's Largest Pet costume Contest & Parade and prizes. Join over 500 of the best dressed creatures on the planet. Free Admission. Setting up a table is free too!
This event benefits numerous dog charities.
Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Centereach. Call 877-411-FIDO to speak to a pet travel expert.
For more information call 631-471-8000.

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

Friday, November 11, 7 - 11 pm
Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue Blue Gala 2016
Location: 26 Broadway St, New York, NY
Event Description: Louie s Legacy Animal Rescue will hold its 5th Annual Blue Gala on Friday, November 11th 2016 at 26 Broadway St., New York City. Join us at 7pm for a night of dancing, silent auctions, and celebrity guests including Sons of Anarchy and LUKE CAGE star, Theo Rossi and Huffington Post contributor Arin Greenwoord.
To purchase tickets, order online at www.louieslegacy.org/home/blue-gala.

Saturday, November 12, 2016, 7:30AM - 9:30AM
Bagel Barks
Location: Harlem Meer (Inside Park at 110 St. Between Fifth and Lenox Aves.
Event Description: Connect with your fellow dog-owners and enjoy coffee and refreshments from 7:30 am - 9:30 am. Learn more about Central Park and how its vibrant dog community can help keep the Park healthy and beautiful.
Dogs are allowed off-leash until 9:00 am. Dog-related educational programming presented from 9:00-9:30 am; topics vary each month.
Free; registration not required.
For more information call 212-310-6678, Mon. - Fri., 10am - 5pm.

Fridays in October &, November, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Best Friends Animal Society Cat Adoption Events
Location: PetSmart East Harlem, 517 East 117th Street, New York, NY 10035
Event Description: Coffee is great, but if you are looking to keep warm and get your snuggle this fall, now is the perfect time to adopt. Through October 29, the adoption fee for cats 6 months and older is only $10.

Saturdays in October &, November, 1:00 pm - 4 pm
Best Friends Animal Society Cat Adoption Events
Location: PetSmart NoHo, 632 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
Event Description: Find a great cat at PetSmart NoHo. Through October 29, the adoption fee for cats 6 months and older is only $10.

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

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, 12pm - 2pm
Halloween Dog Costume Celebration
Location: at Little Bay Park Dog Run (in Little Bay Park), Queens. Click Here for map and detailed directions.
Event Description:Friends of Fort Totten invite you to bring your dog dressed in their best costume for this fun event. There will be prizes!
FREE

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Staten Island Events

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Westchester/ Connecticut & Beyond Events

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, 1 pm
Yonkers Downtown 8th Annual Pet Parade
Location: Starting point and registration at Yonkers waterfront-- 1 Pierpoint St. in front of X20.
Event Description: Bring your pets in costume. Contests for cutest pet, most unusual costume, etc. Prizes awarded at the end of the parade.
All dogs must be on leash. All pets welcome.
To sign up in advance or for more information contact info@yonkersdowntown.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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