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Nationwide Events

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 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 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 please visit If you or a friend need help please don't be shy, visit

Brooklyn Events

Saturday, April 5, 11:00 am

Wild Parrots of Brooklyn
The Wild Parrots of Brooklyn

Wild Brooklyn Safari
Location: Meet at Brooklyn Colleges Hillel Gate, which is at the intersection of Hillel Place and Campus Road

We'll take a walk through the Brooklyn Parrots' main colony area where the parrots were first spotted in the 1970s. 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. We'll also inspect that tall light poles to mark the progress of the parrots' nest reconstruction project. Be ready for photo opportunities. Bring binoculars and a camera.

Contact if you plan to attend. This is a FREE EVENT, but bird seed may be donated.
For additional information and travel instructions, visit

Saturday, April 5, 9 - 11 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

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: or

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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 for directions and more information.

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Manhattan Events

Sat, April 5, 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Bagel Bark
Location: Cherry Hill which is on the 72 St. transverse, west of Bethesda Terrace which overlooks Bethesda Fountain.

Meet the Park's vibrant dog-loving community and join the discussion about how you (and your dog) can play a vital role in maintaining the Park as a friendly place for all to use.

Refreshments and doggie biscuits are provided by Le Pain Quotidien.

Free. No advance registration. Weather permitting.
For more details, including information on accessibility, call 212-860-1370.

Friday April 25, 5:30 PM - Saturday April 26, 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM - Sunday April 27, 2:00 PM
New York Children's Theater Festival Presents: RESCUE RUE
Location: Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, 10 West 64th St. at Central Park West

The show by Stacey Weingarten, is making its world premiere at The New York Children's Theater Festival -- for ages 3 to 8. Inspired by a true story of the playwright's own shelter adoption of her sweet little dog Rue from a rescue group in Brooklyn, Rescue Rue is an original musical fairytale with puppets that tells one dog's journey from shelter to adoption, finding her fur-ever home in NYC. The playwright's inspiration came from imagining that her own dog had a Fairy Dogmother who guided them to be together.
Tickets ($18; $15 YMCA members) are available at Ovationtix, (866) 811-4111 or at

Ongoing Manhattan Adoption Events

Every Saturday and Sunday
Pet adoptions at Petco, Union Square, 17th Street and Broadway.
From EarthAngels 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 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

Sunday, March 30, 2014, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Pirouettes for Pets Day of Dance
Location: Kick Dance Studios, 62d Carton Street, Rumson, NJ 07760
Kick Fitness and Dance invites families to enjoy a day of dance at its Pirouettes for Pets event to benefit All Fur Love Animal Rescue. Sample the popular summer camps and meet the charity's lovable adoptable pups and kitties. Girls and boys, ages 3 to 14, will meet Kick's instructors who will guide them through the steps and songs from today's most popular pop artists, movies and Broadway musicals. The event is free but donations will be collected for All Fur Love Rescue. Visit
For additional information, contact 732-212-1322 or send email to

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Behavior and Training Workshop with Dr. Ian Dunbar
Location: Purr'n Pooch Pet Resorts, 86 Gilbert St West, Tinton Falls, NJ
"Simple Solutions for Common Dog Behavior & Training Problems" - A Training Workshop at Purr'n Pooch Pet Resorts with Dr. Ian Dunbar. Purr'n Pooch Pet Resorts will host a very special evening with friend Dr. Ian Dunbar, world renowned veterinarian, animal behaviorist, and dog trainer. This is a people-only seminar and suitable for both dog owners and dog professionals. No dogs please.
This seminar has been approved for 6 CEUs by the CCPDT & IAABC.
Registration: $120. Group Discounts available: 10% discount for 5 or more; 25% discount for 10 or more.
Email: to set up a group discount.
Register at

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Meet and Greet with Dr. Ian Dunbar
Location: Purr'n Pooch Pet Resorts, 86 Gilbert St West, Tinton Falls, NJ
Following the Behavior and Training Workshop, Purr n Pooch will host a Q&A with Dr. Ian Dunbar to benefit the Purr n Pooch Foundation for Animals. The intimate evening is a special opportunity to speak with Dr. Dunbar about your specific dog training and behavior problems. Light refreshments will be served. At the event, we will present the Purr n Pooch Foundation for Animals 2013 Grantees with their awards.
Admission: $25 Donation. Purchase tickets at

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Queens Events

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Staten Island Events

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Westchester/ Connecticut & Beyond Events

Sat., April 26, 11am - 3pm
Beacon Barks
Locartion: Main Street Beacon, NY in Dutchess County
The free, family-friendly parade and festival supports local animal shelters and rescue groups. The event attracts 5,000 people and 1,000 dogs.
The parade begins at 11:00am at Peace Park. Contests include "Best Canine Group", "Best Canine Marcher" and "Best Canine Spirit." Dogs will be welcome in participating shops that day and many restaurants will set up sidewalk dining for you and your dog accompanied by live music. The media sponsor is 100.7 WHUD and the event is sponsored in part by the Beacon Barkery.
For additional information, contact Dutchess County SPCA at 845.454.5346 ext. 100.

Every Sunday, 10:30 AM
The Bronxville Pug Walk
Locartion: Midland Avenue, Bronxville, NY
Pugs and their people meet up for a walk in Bronxville every Sunday.
For additional information visit

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

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Most recent update: 3/27/14
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