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Nationwide Events

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.

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

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).

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, or if you or a friend need help visit www.arf-ny.org.

Brooklyn Events

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 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!
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.
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, October 6, 10 am - 5 pm
Animal League of America Mobile Adoption Event
Location: Lazy Suzy Cafe, 703 Hart St., Brooklyn, NY 11221 - phone: 516-883-7900
Event Description: We're taking some of our adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens on the road. Adopt your new best friend closer to home at this special mobile adoption event! Call 516-883-7900. Loving adoptables, click here. www.animalleague.org/results/

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

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, October 12, 9 am - 10:30 am
Van Cortlandt Bird Walks
Location: Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy, Broadway and Vancortlandt Park South, Bronx NY 10462
Event Description: Meet at Van Cortlandt Nature Center. The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt's ecologically diverse grounds. These walks celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more info, please call 212-691-7483. No registration necessary. No limit. Free.

Saturday, October 12, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
NYRR Open Run: St.Mary's Park - Dogs Welcome
Location: St.Mary's Park, Eagle Ave. and 149th St., Bronx, NY 10454
Event Description: Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home - bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

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Long Island Events

Saturday, October 12, 11 am - 4 pm
Last Chance Animal Rescue Adoption Day
Location: Petco, 30 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Commack NY 11725, (631) 462-1643
Event Description: Come join us in Commack- shop, rescue a dog and make a friend for life. We have puppies and adult dogs available. Please come by meet our dogs, say hello and learn more about Last Chance Animal Rescue. We are always looking for volunteer and foster homes.
For more information visit http://www.lcarescue.org/ or contact info@lcarescue.org
Last Chance Animal Rescue is a charitable, not-for profit 501(c)(3)organization, created to save the lives of animals. We rescue animals that are locate in "KILL" facilities and underwrite the costs of relocating them to "NO KILL" facilities and foster homes in hopes of finding them a forever family.

Saturday, October 12, 9 am - 12 pm
Rain Date - October 13, 8 am - 11 am

ARF --Stroll to the Sea Dog Walk
Location: Mulford Farm 10 James Lane, East Hampton , NY 11937 (631) 324-6869
Event Description: WALK AS AN INDIVIDUAL OR AS A TEAM. Children under 13 walk FREE with registered adult. Pre-registration starts at $30 (day of event $40).For sponsorship opportunities contact Jamie Berger at jamie@arfhamptons.org.
The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons actively rescues cats and dogs, provides quality care and offers sanctuary until loving homes can be found. ARF's work with animals, within our community and throughout the organization is guided by three core values: compassion, integrity and dedication.

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, October 6, Noon - 3:00 pm
17th Annual My Dog Loves Central Park Fair
Location: Naumburg Bandshell (Mid-Park at 72nd Street)
Event Description: Join us for an afternoon of contests, training tips, games, and much more.
Open to all ages. The Fair is an on-leash event.
Stage Schedule:
12:00 pm Event Welcome
12:30 pm Dog Training Workshop: Leash Walk
1:00 pm Game on Stage: Tricks for Treats
1:30 pm Dog Training Workshop: Recall
2:00 pm Game on Stage: Dancing with your Dog
2:30 pm Dog Training Workshop: Leash Walk-Heal

Activities include: Ask a Vet, Bark Boutique, Canine Agility Course, Express Bursh-Out, Frolic Demonstration, Microchip Education, Dog Licensing, Hound Hydration Station, Park Paws-itivity, Pooch Plinko, etc.

Sunday, October 13, 11:30 - 1:00 pm
Hound Hike in Central Park - The Ramble - Part II
Location:Belvedere Castle (Mid-Park at 79th Street)
Event Description: Take our tour with your favorite furry family member through this winding and refreshing picturesque hike through the Park's majestic 36 acre woodland, The Ramble. We'll explore the hidden mysteries of this 19th century artistic masterpiece - a delightful escape from NY's urban chaos into this wilderness retreat with your beloved four legged friend!
This is an on-leash event. Attendees should bring water and disposable bags for their dog. Due to varied terrain, strollers for dogs/people are not suggested. Please also wear comfortable shoes.
To participate in this tour, you must be accompanied by a dog. The tour is free, but you must also be a member of the Central Park Conservancy. To become a member, click HERE. You must also pre-register for this free event. Click HERE to pre-register.

Saturday, October 21, noon - 3:00 pm
Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade
Location:Tompkins Square Park, East 10th St. New York, NY 10009 - (718) 813-8971
Event Description: Pooches let their alter-egos shine, putting on some of the cutest and most creative costumes you've ever seen at the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. CNN calls it "the largest dog costume parade in the world" with hundreds of dogs in costumes and thousands of spectators. The London Guardian says "It's Barkin' Mad." This year's parade contestants will be competing for thousands of dollars in prizes. Runway competition begins at Noon.
There is no need to pre-register, just come and have fun. Suggested Donations is $5 at the door. A parade of all contestants and spectators will follow after Best In Show is announced. Contestant and Raffle winners must be present at the end of the competition to receive their prize or it will be donated to charity.

Ongoing Manhattan Adoption Events

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)

New Jersey Events

Saturday, October 12, noon - 4 pm
Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue Howl-O-Ween Picnic
Location: Veterans Memorial Park, 1776 Union Ave. Hazlet, NJ 07730, Phone 732-264-1700
Event Description: Join us for the 1st annual Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue Howl-O-Ween Picnic! Bring your hounds for a fun-filled afternoon! Kid Friendly! Dog Friendly (all dog breeds welcome)!
Festivities include: Adoptable Dogs, Dog Costume Contest, Fall-Themed Photo Booth, Door Prize Drawings, Basset Games, Doggie Photo Booth, Kids Crafts and Games.
All proceeds go to saving the hounds!! http://www.tristatebassets.org/animals/list.
The mission of Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue is to take in and place Basset Hounds who are in need of new homes. All dogs receive needed veterinary care (including spay/neuter, innoculations, heartworm testing, etc.), and are placed into approved homes. Most of the dogs we place are turned over to us by animal shelters or have been surrendered by their previous owners due to circumstance (allergies, moving, etc.). We adopt basset hounds to loving homes.

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Queens Events

Saturday, October 12, 11:00 am - 2 pm
Bideawee Mobile Adoption Van at Long Island City Apartments
Location: Long Island City Apartments, 4705 Center Blvd., Long Island City, NY
Event Description: Bideawee dogs and cats will be available for adoption. Our experts will help find you the right pet to match your lifestyle. Stop by and meet our knowledgeable volunteers who can provide information on all of Bideawee's programs and services. All our animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, behaviorally-tested and ready to become the newest addition to your family.

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Staten Island Events

Saturday, October 12, noon - 4 pm
Read with JJ, the Therapy Dog!
Location: St. George Library Cener, 5 Central Ave., Staten Island, NY 10301
Event Description: We invite children ages 5 and up to read to J J, a therapy dog. This is a great reading opportunity for reluctant or struggling readers to practice their reading! Each child will have 15 minutes to read to J J one-on-one. Space is limited. Registration is required. Register in-person or by calling 718-442-8560.

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Westchester/ Connecticut & Beyond Events

Friday and Saturday , October 18 and 19
Halloween Event - Forest O' Fears - "The Haunting at Cedar Lane"
Location: Cedar Lane Town Park, 235 Cedar Lane, Ossining, NY 10562
Event Description: Enter a haunted house, go down the trail of horror to the haunted pavillion. Adults $20. (It is suggested that children be at least 13 years old.)
All proceeds will be donated directly to SPCA of Westchester, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter. Click HERE to visit the Forest O'Fears Website for additonal information and to purchase tickets.

Friday and Saturday , October 25 and 26
Family Fun Field & Halloween Festival
Location: Cedar Lane Town Park, 235 Cedar Lane, Ossining, NY 10562
Event Description: Family Fun Field and Halloween Festival in addition to the Haunted Attraction. Families (FUN FOR ALL AGES) can enjoy crafts, games, zombie laser tag, an un-haunted hayride and "hay" maze. There will be a beer tent, food trucks and a DJ plus various other vendors. Tickets for the Halloween festival are $10 for kids and adults are $5 - exact change only - and can be purchased at the entrance the night of the event. Kids' tickets include 10 free game tickets. Additional game tickets can be purchased at the price of 5 for $1. Laser tag is not included and is $5 pp per 15 min.
All proceeds will be donated directly to SPCA of Westchester, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter.
Click HERE to visit the Forest O'Fears Website for additonal information.

Friday, October 25, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
SPCA's Top Hat & Cocktails Gala
Location: Ritz-Carlton, White Plains, NY
Event Description: An unforgettable evening of fabulous fare, sparkling cocktails, fun doggie activities and a chance to bid on unusual and exciting items at the auction in support of SPCA of Westchester. The cost is $275/person. Click HERE to purchase tickets.
Click HERE to learn about becoming a sponsor, placing an ad in the Benefit Journal and donating an auction item.

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/

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.

"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.

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