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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

Sunday, June 28, 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.

Saturday, July 11, 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, July 11, 2015

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.

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

Sunday, June 28, 11:15 am - 4:00 pm
Yoga and Zumbathon Break a Sweat to Help Save Pets
Location: Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville NY 11801
All proceeds go towards the rescue and caring for animals in our center which is solely a non-profit 501 animal rescue run strictly on donations and volunteers.
This will be a multi-level Hatha yoga class, designed for everyone from beginners to experienced yogi's. The class will include the basic yoga postures which can be modified or taken to the next level. We will begin with a routine to warm up the body and end with a guided relaxation. If you have never done yoga before and have been thinking about it, this is the class for you! Come and have fun while learning something new!
Here is the schedule:
Yoga 12pm to 1pm
Light snack 1pm
Zumba 2pm to 3pm
Light lunch, raffles, etc 3:30pm
Healthy menu provided

The cost is $25. Preregistration is highly recommended.
To register by mail send your check to Forgotten Friends of Long Island, P.O.box 710, Plainview, New York 11803. You may also register online and make payment via PayPal. To register online visit www.forgottenfriendsoflongisland.org/happenings and scroll down to the middle of the page.
Contact ffoli.info@gmail.com if you have questions.

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 11, 8 am - 9:30 am
Bagel Barks
Location: On the lawn near Chess & Checkers House/Victorian Gardens (Wollman Rink).
Event Description: Meet other dog owners over light fare, while your dog meets and plays with other dogs. Dogs can be off-leash untion 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

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Staten Island Events

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Westchester/ Connecticut & Beyond Events

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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