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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, Sept. 6, 11:00 am
(Check out pictures of past events at

Wild Parrots of Brooklyn
The Wild Parrots of Brooklyn

Wild Brooklyn Safari
Location:Usually we meet at Brooklyn Colleges Hillel Gate, which is at the intersection of Hillel Place and Campus Road. At this time there is construction, so we will meet a few steps north on Campus Road near the security booth.

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. Also bring photo ID which is required by Brooklyn College security

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, September 6, 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

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:

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Bronx Events

Sun., Aug., 17, 4 - 7 pm
Animal Care & Control (AC&C) Mobile Adoption Center at Riverdale Children s Music Festival
Location: Seton Park, Independence Ave, between W. 232nd Street and W. 235th Street, Bronx, NY 10463
(Rain location: PS 24, 660 W 236th St.)
Animal Care & Control of NYC's Mobile Adoption Center will be at the Riverdale Children's Music Festival with great cats and dogs looking for loving homes!
AC&C adoptions include vaccinations, spay/neuter, a pre-registered microchip, an identification tag, a collar, and a certificate for a free initial exam at a participating veterinarian. For more information, visit

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Long Island Events

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rain Date: August 31

Yard Sale to Benefit Long Island Bulldog Rescue
Location: 304 Frowein Road in Center Moriches, Long Island
Doggie Wash from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
There will be games, food, and fun stuff for kids, too!
Clean up with great bargains, clean up your dogs, and entertain your kids AND help dogs!
For more information visit:

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

Saturday, Sept. 6, 12 - 4 pm
Dandies to the Rescue
Location: Pocket Bar, 455 West 48th Street, New York, NY 10036
On September 6th, raise a glass of Pocket Bar's on-tap Rottweiler Rosé * to celebrate your new best friend adopted from Animal Care & Control of NYC's on-site Mobile Adoption Center.
While there, get your very own signed copy of "I am Dandy: The Return of the Elegant Gentleman" and meet the people behind Gestalten's celebration of the dandy lifestyle, photographer Rose Callahan and writer Nathaniel Adams.
Then spruce up your own fall style with the dapper accessories and fashion advice of Matt Fox and Enrique Crame III of New York s Fine and Dandy Shop, and check out the debut of their new line of accessories for dapper dogs.
*10% of the proceeds from the sale of Rottweiler Rose and a portion of I am Dandy book sales will benefit AC"C's Animal Care Fund.

Sunday, Sept. 7, 12 - 5 pm
Location: Union Square Park (north plaza)
More than 300 lovable, adorable dogs, cats and bunnies -- all of whom are available for adoption will be waiting to meet you at Adoptapalooza!
Hosted by the Mayor s Alliance for NYC s Animals, in partnership with the Petco Foundation, this fun event for the whole family offers face painting and fun temporary tattoos for children; a special performance by Norman, the scooter and bicycle riding Natural Balance Scooter Dog; and free photos of you and your pet.
A special emergency preparedness clinic will offer low-cost ($25) microchipping for cats and dogs; dog licensing for only $8.50 ($34 for animals that have not been spayed/neutered); free pet ID tags, and information about how pet owners can prepare for emergencies.
Throughout the afternoon, pet food giveaways and Petco training sessions for dogs will also take place. Rock and Rawhide, a non-profit organization that distributes donated supplies to shelters and rescue groups, will collect clean blankets, sheets and pet toys for shelter animals.
For additional information visit

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2:30 - 6:30 pm
RSVP Required by Sept. 10

A Touch of Vegan: A Bit of Food, A Tad of Insight
Location: The Hartley House, 413 W. 46th Street, NYC 10036
Vegan fundraiser to benefit the animal rescue group, Loving Touch, Inc.
Learn what being vegan is all about by sampling vegan food, hear speakers talk about the vegan lifestyle, enter raffles to win great vegan prizes! Detailed information about speakers and donors can be found at and R.S.V.P and $10.00 donation per person must be received by Sept. 10th to be placed on the guest entrance list. No walk-ins permitted, (as per Hartley House stipulation). Please make checks payable to Loving Touch, Inc. and mail to Loving Touch Inc., P.O. Box 650404, Flushing, N.Y. 11365. You may also pay through PayPal by making a donation to

Saturday, Sept. 20, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
AC&C's Mobile Adoption Center at Manhattan Veterinary Group
Location: Manhattan Veterinary Group, 240 E. 80th Street
Animal Care & Control of NYC's Mobile Adoption Center will be at Manhattan Veterinary Group with great cats and dogs looking for loving homes!
AC&C adoptions include vaccinations, spay/neuter, a pre-registered microchip, an identification tag, a collar, and a certificate for a free initial exam at a participating veterinarian.

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2 - 5 pm
Strut Your Mutt
Location: Hudson River Park's Pier 84
Ready, Set, Strut! Join fellow dog lovers as we strut our mutts to raise money and save the lives of shelter pets!
Strut Your Mutt is a dog walk and festival featuring a leisurely walk with your dog, followed by a fun-filled doggie themed festival featuring massages and "paw-dicures" for your pets, dog yoga, contests, giveaways and more!
Register and begin fundraising 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

Saturday, Oct 11, 2014, 10:00 AM
Hounds and Harriers Run
Location: Crest Drive Area of South Mt Reservation, South Orange, NJ
18th Annual. Main event: 3 mile footrace for dogs and their human companions. Limit 150 teams. Also 70 yard dog dash for dogs that have previously run the 3 mile event but can no longer do so due to age or disability. Dash Limit 14. Course records David Panush and Karma 15:49, Bonnie Linton and Rusty 16:48. Dogs should be trained to run and be properly vaccinated. Unique categories and prizes. Male/female human categories: overall placement, small and large dog categories, first shelter/rescue dog and veteran dog (>=10). Course is run on heavily shaded park roads. See website for rules and more details.
For additional information call 973-377-6276.

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Queens Events

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Staten Island Events

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Westchester/ Connecticut & Beyond Events

Friday, September 19, 6 pm
Casino Night to Benefit SPCA of Westchester
Location: Kitchen and Bath Source, 50 Virginia Road, White Plains, NY
Enjoy an exciting night of casino games, DJ entertainment, wine and food tastings, live cooking demonstrations and Auction items to bid on with the funny money you win playing casino games! There will also be an"Ask the Vet" table with Dr. Maria Lagana as well as SPCA pets for adoption.
Suggested Donation is $45.
You can pay at the door or pay in advance (which is preferred) by calling Rachel at Kitchen and Bath Source at (914) 946-8600.
RSVP greatly appreciated.
Questions can be emailed to

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

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

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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