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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, August 6, 2016, noon - 5 pm
(Rain or Shine)

Adoptapalooza
Location: Prospect Park, Bartel-Prichard Square, Prospect Park West and 15th St. Brooklyn, NY
Event Description:
This event is sponsored by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals and the Petco Foundation. There will be wonderful cats and dogs for adoption. In addition Adoptapalooza activities can include advice on pet care, training, and grooming; product giveaways, microchipping, dog licensing, dog performances and fun activities for the whole family.

Saturday, August 6, 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, August 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.

Sunday, August 14, 2016, 2 PM - 5 PM
Game begins at 4 PM

Bark in the Park - Bring your Dog to the Ball Game!
Location: MCU Park, 1904 Surf Avenue, Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY
Event Description:
A fun event for the whole family. Pet adoptions, dog licensing and emergency preparedness clinic from 2 - 5 PM. Take part in a pre-game parade with your dog and enjoy performances by Frisbee-chasing canines between innings. Have free photos taken with your pet. At 4 PM bring your dog to the ball game where the Brooklyn Cyclones will take on the 2015 NYPL champions, the West Virginia Black Bears. "The BOW-WOW Zone," usually knows as the bleacher section, will be reserved for dogs and their human companions. The Cyclones will provide water for dogs in the bleacher seats.
Tickets are $10 for one person and up to two dogs for seating in the bleacher section. You may purchase tickets from the Cyclones' box office the day of the game or purchase tickets in advance by calling 718-382-2604.

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

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, July 30, 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Broadway Barks
Location: Shubert Alley, west of Broadway, between Broadway & Eighth Ave. and 44th and 45th St.
Event Description: This event, created by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, celebrates its 18th year of saving lives. Potential adopters can meet wonderful cats and dogs who need new homes starting at 3 PM. At 5 PM an exciting lineup of celebrities will introduce some of these cats and dogs from the stage. FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Saturday, August 6, 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Central Park Bagel Bark (for dogs and their people)
Location: West 86th to 90th Street Landscape *
Event Description: Build relationships with neighbors while enjoying refreshments and learning how everyone can keep Central Park healthy and beautiful for all to enjoy. Dogs love meeting up with their canine friends.
Free; registration not required. Dogs are allowed off-leash until 9:00 am.
*Enter park at Central Park West at W. 86th St. The meeting area will to the north (on your left when entering from Central Park West). Click for a map of the location.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 7 PM - 10 PM
Animal Care Centers of NYC presents Pit Bowl #
Location: Lucky Strike, 624-660 West 42 St., NYC, NY
Event Description:
Dust off your bowling shoes and get friends together for a night of bowling, food, music, prizes, pool, ping-pong and mingling with ACC's Pit Bulls.
Teams are forming so don't miss out on your chance to bowl with the best, win raffle prizes and have your picture taken with the best pitties in NYC!
For more information and to buy tickets, click HERE.

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

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

Saturday, July 23, 10 am - 4pm
2nd Annual Clear the Shelters
sponsored by SPCA of Westchester & NBC 4 New York/WNBC

Location: Westchester County Center, 590 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
No cost or reduced fee adoptions as part of a nationwide "Clear the Shelters" initiative.
All animals adopted through the SPCA are examined, spayed or neutered, up to date on vaccines and microchipped.

Sunday, July 24, 10 am - 4pm
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. Cages, books, food and accessories available at great prices.
Admission $10/adults, $5/children (7-12 yrs).
Do not bring your pets.

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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