The New York Week for the Animals team is organizing events and working with community leaders, shelters, rescue groups, agencies, schools, businesses and organizations daily across the entire state. 

We are joyfully celebrating the exciting NY Week for the Animals all weeklong! Expect New Yorkers to make history across the entire state with 125+ fun-filled events! 
For page 1 calendar of events, visit Calendar of Events Page 1   Scroll down to read exciting Calendar Page 2 events. See menu bar for more optoins. 
​Saturday, October 21st 10:00 am – 1:00 pm 
Begin Again Horse Rescue Volunteer Day  

BAHR Farm Plank Road Lima, NY 14485 Phone (585) 322-2427

Come volunteer and learn how to help the horses. Begin Again Horse Rescue is a registered 501c-3 not for profit charity. Other than our barn manage, we are run 100% by volunteers! Begin Again Horse Rescue, Inc. is a temporary place of rest and recuperation for horses found to be neglected or abused. Located in Lima, New York, our founding members have many years invested in the care and well being of their own animals. We DO NOT sell horses, but facilitate the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of those animals in our care. Loving adoptables and wasy to be involved.
Saturday, October 21st        10:00 am -   5:00 pm      
   True Elegance Boutique Donating 30% of Weekend  proceeds to the Estherville Animal Shelter

True Elegance Boutique  124 Milton Avenue, (Rt 50)   Ballston Spa, NY 12020 

Benefit – Estherville Animal Shelter
Sunday – October, 22 – 10:00 to 5:00 Description: Estherville has cared for abused and abandoned animals for over 60 years. It is a “No Kill”, privately run, non-profit shelter; located in Saratoga County.  True Elegance Boutique will donate 30% of days’ proceeds to help support the shelter. Contact: –   518-229-0097

Estherville Animal ShelterWilton Mall Cat Adoption Clinics
Join us on the 1st & 3rd Sunday of every month At the Wilton Mall for out cat adoption clinic. We'll be in the center of the mall next to the fountain from 12:00PM - 3:00PM   Visit
Saturday, October 21st          10:00 am-2:00 pm 
Mohawk Hudson Humane Society Adoptions at Goldstein Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Dealership

Goldstein Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram   Rte 9, Loudon Rd, Latham, NY 12110  (518) 785-4156

The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society (MHHS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been providing shelter for lost, abused and unwanted animals since 1887. The Society is the oldest and largest animal protection organization in New York's Capital Region, receiving an average of over 6,000 animals per year.

To carry out our work for the animals, MHHS receives no ongoing funding from federal, state or local governments or any other animal welfare organization. We rely on your generous donations to support our vital services for the animals.  Visit
Saturday, October 21st                                 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
North Folk Animal Welfare League Adoptions 
North Folk Shelter   165 Peconic Lane Peconic    New York 11958      (631) 765-1811

Our mission is : Return of lost animals to their homes   Finding suitable homes for homeless animals    Providing shelter and humane care for animals in need  Relief of suffering among animals   Reducing unwanted births of animalsExtension of humane education to prevent cruelty to animals   Enforcement of laws pertaining to Animal Control.   
Saturday, October 21st      10:30 am -12:00  noon
'Hugs From Henry' Need for Volunteers-Meeting 
Ballston Spa Public Library  21 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

SARATOGA COUNTY Hugs from Henry is a non profit dedicated to the rescue and placement of shelter dogs and cats. Our mission is to pull animals from ” KILL SHELTERS” and rehome these animals into loving homes. We re in desperate need of more dedicated volunteers so that we may continue to pull these animals.

PLEASE come to our next volunteer meeting on Saturday October 21 at the Ballston Spa public library, meeting is held a 10:30 in lower level meeting room. We need fosters and people to help with fundraising. Please email Barb @ if you plan on attending. Our PO Box is PO Box 2713 Malta, New York 12020
 Saturday,  October  21st       11:00 am-2:00 pm 
Claws, Paws, and Scales: Pet Education & Adoption Fair
-with The Long Island Parrot Society, Bobbi & The Strays, New York Bully Crew, and Forgotten Friends of Long Island, and more!-

Mineola Memorial Library   195 Marcellus Road    Mineola, NY  11501 

Join us for our 3rd annual pet education, information, and adoption fair! Local animal rescue organizations such as The Long Island Parrot Society, Bobbi & The Strays, New York Bully Crew, and Forgotten Friends of Long Island, and more will attend with animals looking for their fur-ever homes! There will also be animal related items to purchase and many of these organizations will be fundraising! There will be balloon art for the kids from 11-2 from "Balloons by Brittany!" Please do not bring personal pets to this event. Contact Meredith Minkoff
Saturday, October 21st                    11:00 am-3:00 pm
Forever Home Greyhound Adoptions Clinic

Bensons Pet Center         118 Quaker Rd.        Queensbury, NY 12804    ( 518) 793-6655

Greyhound adoption event! Available dogs on slideshow . Adoption applications and info available. Hosted by Paul & June Sinicki 518 885 8257 .        Note:  Forever Home Greyhound Adoption Events...A Word To Potential Adopters Regarding Our Adoption Events....Because not every available Greyhound can be at every adoption event, if you are interested is meeting a specific dog or dogs, please call Paula (518 261-7025) to confirm that dogs attendance at the event you plan on attending.    Visit
Saturday October 21st                         11:00 am-4:00 pm
Last Chance Animal Rescue Adoption Day

Petco    30 Veterans Memorial Hwy       Commack NY 11725         (631) 462-1643   

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 or contact      See all the many events!

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 21st                            11:00 am- 2:00 pm
Big Dogs, Big Hearts Meet 'n' Greet Adoption Day 

Pet Supplies Plus       2157 Penfield Rd         Penfield, NY 14526

Big Dogs, Big Hearts Rescue Inc. ("BDBH") is dedicated to Rescuing, Rehabilitating and Re-homing large breed (pure or mixed breed) dogs, thus helping to reduce the number of homeless stray dogs and the need for euthanasia in shelters. 
BDBH  concentrates on rescuing German shepherds, other large breed dogs. Most of the dogs come from local area shelters and shelters in the Southern United States. Some come from owners who have requested our help in finding a new home for their companion. We are committed to finding forever homes (through adoption) for our rescued dogs.  Website is
Saturday, October 21st                                     11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Italian Greyhound Club of America Pet Adoptions

Pet Supplies Plus        University Plaza      1235 Western Ave     Albany, NY 12203

Our mission is to preserve and protect the unique qualities of our breed and to share our knowledge with others.  he Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation has adoptable Italian Greyhounds, including puppies and adult dogs, throughout the United States. Help control the pet population by adopting a homeless Iggy.  Visit
Saturday. October 21st            11:00 am - 2:00 pm
 Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue Adoption Event  

Premier Wine and Spirits - 3900 Maple Road, Buffalo, NY  14226   (716) 873-6688

Join us in the lobby with adoptables. . Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's purpose is to protect the health and welfare of abandoned, unwanted and homeless companion animals which will help reduce the staggering number of innocent animals senselessly killed each day. We are a not for profit, 501(c)3 organization.  Visit

Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 - 11 am - 2 pm - Becker Farms - 3724 Quaker Road, Gasport, NY - adoptable dogs will be with us again at this event too. 
   Saturday, October 21st      11:00 am – 3:00 pm
'My Dog Loves Central Park' Fair!

Central Park 5 Av To Central Park W, 59 St To 110 St, Manhattan, New York 10022

The 15th Annual My Dog Loves Central Park Fair will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, at the Naumburg Bandshell, in the heart of Central Park at 72nd Street. Hosted by Central Park Paws, a program of the Central Park Conservancy, the Fair celebrates the dog community in Central Park and promotes responsible care and stewardship of the Park for the enjoyment of all visitors — canine and human alike!
Saturday, October 21st     11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Howl-O-Ween Parade & Costume Contest 
- Downtown Saratoga Springs -
 Sloppy Kisses       425 Broadway        Saratoga Springs, NY 12866        Phone: (518) 587-2207

It’s that time of year again…fall foliage and cool nights…ghosts and goblins…candy corn and candied apples…THE 12th ANNUAL SLOPPY KISSES HOWL-O-WEEN COSTUME PARADE & CONTEST in Downtown Saratoga!!! This is our biggest event of the year (~80 dogs in costume last year) with many fur-parents getting into the act and dressing up themselves as well. Details on this year’s event:

The 12th Annual Sloppy Kisses Howl-O-Ween Costume Parade & Contest will be held on Saturday, October 21st. Details of the canine event are as follows:
11:15 am Check-in begins at Sloppy Kisses (425 Broadway)
11:30 am Costume Parade ..For much more info- 
Saturday, October 21st      11:30 am - 4:00 pm 
Fall Open House
 by RC Lacy Ford Lincoln Subaru and Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA Waived Adoption Fees

Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA   111 Humane Society Rd     Hudson, NY 12534

The Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA, the ASPCA, and Lacy Subaru will be hosting a Fee-Waived Adoption Event and Open House on Saturday, October 21at the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA (111 Humane Society Road, Claverack, NY). During the Subaru Pets Fee-Waived Adoption Event, all adoptions fees are sponsored by the ASPCA and Subaru. There will be free hamburgers, hot dogs, and soft drinks.

 Local radio celebrity host Bill Williams from media sponsors Oldies 93.5 FM, 98.5 FM The Cat, WRWD will be on hand with the “Prize Wheel.” To get pre-approved to adopt, please visit our website at
 All staff will be in Halloween costumes, so please feel to dress-up!
Saturday, October 21st        12:00 noon- 7:00 pm 
Best Friends 'Love is Special' Adoption Event
Pet Adoption Center at 307 West Broadway NYC, NY 10013 (347) 762-3678

On Saturday, October 21, Best Friends in New York will host Love is Special, a one-day event featuring waived adoption fees for all special needs cats and dogs. So come down to the Pet Adoption Center at 307 West Broadway and take home a very special new best friend.

The Best Friends Pet Adoption Center in New York City is a wonderful place to find your new pet. Welcoming and friendly, it’s full of dogs and cats who are microchipped, vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and ready to go home with you. Each pet comes from a shelter or rescue group in New York City or the surrounding tri-state area, and each is looking for someone like you to call family.   
Saturday, October 21st     12:00 noon-4:00 pm 
Lakeshore Humane Society Adoption Day 

Lakeshore Humane Shelter  431 E Chestnut St  Dunkirk, New York 14048 (716) 672-1991

We are a NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION DEDICATED to the  PROTECTION OF ANIMALS and to the PREVENTATION OF ANIMAL ABUSE IN NORTHERN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY OF WESTERN NEW YORK. Look for our exciting Fur Ball November 11th. Become Involved. Visit loving adoptable Dogs
Saturday,  October  21st      12:00 noon-4:00 pm 
ASPCA Mobile Pet Adoptions at Waterside Plaza 
Waterside Plaza residential community
25 Waterside Plaza
Location: in front of building 10, at the Waterside shuttle bus stop New York, NY 10010

The ASPCA Mobile Adoption program brings shelter pets and potential pet parents together by traveling to communities throughout New York City's five boroughs. Our state-of-the-art Mobile Adoption center travels multiple days each week to a neighborhood near you. Adopters can spend time with a cat or kitten (and the occasional dog) and go home with their new furry friend the very same day. Visit
    Saturday,  October 21st       Call for visit       
Crane Mountain Valley Horse Rescue Adoptions & Capital Campaign for the Horses

Crane Mountain Valley Horse Rescue   7556 NYS Route 9 N   Westport, New York  12993

Crane Mountain Valley Horse Rescue, Inc. is dedicated to equine rescue and rehabilitation and to restoring horsemanship, the heritage and humane treatment of the horse.  518-962-8512. Email

Our program is 100% volunteer.  We have no paid staff.  Our administrative costs are less than 6% of our expenses, meaning that 94 cents of every dollar of your tax-deductible donation goes directly to the care of the horses. Adoption information at this link.
​Saturday, October 21st          12:00 noon-5:00 pm
Animal Care Centers of NYC Pet Adoptions
Admin: Animal Care Centers of NYC 11 Park Place, Suite 805 New York, NY 10007
Adoption phone (212) 788-4000 

Adoption Locations

 Now is the perfect time to fall in love with a shelter pets and bring a new companion animalinto your family. Stop by any one of our care centers or weekend adoption events from now until election time to meet our “candidates” – click here for a complete listing of available animals. Save a Life. Visit
​Saturday, October 21st    12:00 noon-3:00 pm
The Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

Tompkins Square Park      E 10th St       New York, NY 10009 (718) 813-8971​

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. 
The 27th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in Tompkins Square Park RAIN OR SHINE.
Official website
Facebook page
Saturday, October 21st   12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
PushUps for PITS benefit for Out of the Pits, Inc. Foundation

PIT Fitness    8 Nolan Rd    Albany, New York 12205      (518) 944-8482

Have you ever wanted to have some "payback" for your personal trainer? What if we told you, you could, all for a good cause? Announcing our first ever "Pushups for PITS" event on Saturday, October 21st. For every $1 donated, you can make your trainer (if they decide to participate) do a pushup...donate $10, they do 10 pushups...donate $100, they do 100 pushups.

Looking for an opportunity to meet the dogs we have for adoption? Please visit our facebook page the night before the clinic for a list of the dogs/pups that will be attending. We will also have Out of the Pits’ merchandise available for sale (T-Shirts, Sweats, Mugs and more). Clinic  
We will also have Out of the Pits’ merchandise available for sale (T-Shirts, Sweats, Mugs and more).
Pls read how this wonderful organization got started with sweet pittie "Alexis." 
         Saturday, October 21st                           12 noon til
Read with JJ, Therapy Dog!
St. George Library Center     5 Central Ave               Staten Island, NY 10301

We invite children ages 5 & up to read to JJ, 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 JJ one-on–one. Space is limited. Registration is required. Register in-person or by calling 718-442-8560.  
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Saturday, October 21st                               12:00 noon-4:00 pm 
New York ACC Care Centers & Adoptions Offsite 

Petco Gateway     528 Gateway Drive #4       Brooklyn, NY 11239

ACC Care Centers are open for adoptions daily, but you can also meet your new best buddy at a Mobile Adoption Center or off-site adoption event. Check out all the locations and dates below! If you are interested in a booking a mobile adoption event or have a question about the animals attending one of the events please email us at

Animal Care Centers of NYC has hundreds of animals available for adoption every day. If you are looking to add an awesome dog, cat or rabbit to your family, ACC is the right place to find your new loving furry friend.   Adopt 
See adoptables

View ACC Adoptions. See all the loving animals that are up for Adoption! You may view all of them at once, or view them by our Care Center locations. See links above. 
Saturday October 21st   12:00 noon- 4:00 PM
Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue Howl-O-Ween Picnic

 Veteran's Memorial Park   1776 Union Ave     Hazlet NJ 07730

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 & Games
All proceeds go to saving the hounds!!

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. Visit
                              Saturday, October 21st                                        12:00 noon-4:00 pm
Mohawk Humane Society Dog & Cat Adoptions

MHHS Saratoga            4255 NY Route 50       Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Come to MHHS where there will be loving cat adoptions and information . Adoptables

The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society (MHHS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been providing shelter for lost, abused and unwanted animals since 1887. The Society is the oldest and largest animal protection organization in New York's Capital Region, receiving an average of over 6,000 animals per year.  (518) 434-8128
To carry out our work for the animals, MHHS receives no ongoing funding from federal, state or local governments or any other animal welfare organization. We rely on your generous donations to support our vital services for the animals.
Saturday, October 21st                12:00 pm-til
Central New York SPCA --- Only $50.00 Adoptions 

Central New York SPCA  5878 East Molloy Road   Syracuse NY 13211   Tel. 315-454-4479

Did you know that the CNY-SPCA has adoptions for dogs and cats for only $50? Hours of Operation
Monday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm     Tuesday Closed  Wednesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Thursday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm    Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm  Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday Closed

The Central New York SPCA has 400+ pets available.  See all info and loving adoptables. 
So stop in today and make a shelter animal smile!  Open MFS 10-4, Tues 10-2, Wed 10-3            Phone: (315) 454-4479
See available pets(dogs & cats)!
Saturday, October 21st         12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.
The Lakeshore Humane Society  Pet Adoption Day  
Adoption Center   431 E. Chestnut Street    Dunkirk, NY 14048

Please stop by and see our loving adoptables. We have dogs and cats waiting on a good home. You must be 21 years or older to adopt a pet from our organization.
Please be sure to fill out a Pet Adoption application. This application may be downloaded from our site (under Adopt A Pet). This is the first step in the adoption process. References and veterinarian(s) references will be checked. A pre-home visit is required for all dog adoptions. Next adoption days are: November 4th and November 25th.. Cats
Saturday, October  21st          12:00 noon. - 3:00  p.m.
Halloween Spooktacular w/ Free Gifts for Your Pets 
DeWitt Petsmart   3401 E Erie Blvd  E           Syracuse, NY 13214
(315) 446-6320
Dress your pet in their Halloween best for an exclusive photo-op with PetSmart’s Chance the Dog! Pet parents will also take home a FREE pet collar safety light, treat & apparel coupons. While supplies last. 
Saturday, October 21st                        12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Brooklyn Animal Action Adoptions

Unleashed by Petco          81 7th Ave            Brooklyn, NY   11217    (718) 230-5059

Come and meet some of our wonderful furry sweethearts available to foster or adopt! Our experienced volunteers will be on hand to answer all your questions and help you find the perfect match.  Brooklyn Animal Action is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of Brooklyn’s animals. Working with our communities we find homes for adoptable animals, facilitate Trap-Neuter-Release programs, perform community outreach and education and advocate for animal welfare. Since 2010, BAA has found homes for over 2,000 cats (and a few dogs) and TNR'd hundreds more. We believe in working together to create a better life for New York's animals.
   Saturday, October  21st (and beyond)                      1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Muddy Paws & Kitty Kind Pet Adoptions

 Petco Union Square     860 Broadway      New York, NY 10003         (212) 358-0692

It’s finally fall—the perfect time to cozy up with a new furry best friend. If you’re ready to welcome a new dog or cat into your life this season, visit Petco Saturday. 
Muddy Paws Rescue is 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing adoptable dogs from high kill shelters and placing as many as possible into wonderful forever homes. 
Adpot one of cutie pies.

KittyKind is dedicated to matching our cats with their perfect homes and educating the public on feline welfare in NYC. We have an unwavering commitment to caring for and finding the best adoptive homes for our cats, with a special dedication to those who are deemed “special needs.”  We always have sweet cats at  this Petco!
Saturday, October 21st        Unveiling at 2:00 pm
​Heart of the Catskills Humane Society
Be A Part of Our Heart Walk and Store Open House

Heart of the Catskills Humane Society Shelter 46610 State Highway 10, Delhi, NY 13753
phone (607) 746.3080 

After the slide show 12 pm - 1:45 pm that will cover all the victories we have had you can travel just up the driveway to the Humane Society for our Gifts from the Heart Store and Shelter Open House and the unveiling of the nineteenth installation of our “Heart Walk” path on the beautiful shelter grounds. The unveiling begins at 2pm. The Store will be offering a few special sales that day. Whether you are interested in adopting or just in need of some animal therapy, the animals at the Heart of the Catskills would love to see you. For more info , please contact the Shelter at hours for adoptions: Tues. - Sat. 11 - 4 Email Delhi, NY

To have your engraved paver included in the October unveiling, please send your order in by Tuesday, October 3rd. Download the Heart Walk order form. See our loving adoptables at this link.
Saturday, October 21st          2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Yelp for Help SPCA Fundraiser 

The 33 Speakeasy Grill     3455 Genesee St,            Cheektowaga,  New York 14225
Please Join us this year in helping raise money for the SPCA's Yelp for Help fundraiser. Sadly we had to take a couple years off from running our annual fundraiser so please help us make up for this in making this the most sucessful one to date. So far with help from all of you we have raised over $25,000 for the animals at the Erie County SPCA that are in need of medical attention. See our adoptables! 
Loving Dogs
Loving Cats

This years event will take place again at the 33 Speakeasy. Tickets will cost $25 and include 3 hours of open bar (well, draft and wine) and pizza. We will be having a chinese auction and 50/50 raffle. (Please message me if you are able to donate a gift certificate or basket for the raffle).  See More at  at
Saturday October 21st         2:00 am-9:00 pm
Community Beer Works & Pixie Mam as​ Adoptions 

Community Beerworks Brewery    15 Lafayette Ave     Buffalo, NY 14213    (716) 759-4677​

Community Beer Works and Pixie Mamas Rescue are getting together to support our dogs in need. We will be having a basket raffle and some of our adoptable dogs will be there. (Dogs will not be available for adoption that night). Please feel free to bring your well-mannered leash pets to this event. Free admission.
Saturday, October 21st from 5 - 7:30 pm
Heart of the Catskills Humane Society Soup's On! with HCHS

Hobart Methodist Church  186 Maple Avenue      Honart, NY 13788

For the second year, HCHS will participate in the monthly community event "Soup's On!," which celebrates cultures and cuisines from around the world along with local not-for-profits. On Saturday, October 21st from 5 - 7:30 pm at the Hobart Methodist Church, HCHS will create the menu for the event. There is no charge, but donations to benefit the shelter are gladly welcomed, including items on our Wish List. It is a great opportunity to connect or reconnect with friends and neighbors, plus help strengthen our community. All are welcome, and feel free to bring a dish to pass. Bring a friend and come savor the delicious food, while showing your support for our furry shelter friends. See our adoptables
Saturday, October 21st        6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
1st Annual Humane Society of Rome Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular

Rome Polish Home    415 S George St        Rome, NY 13440

We are excited to announce our first annual Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular! A fundraiser to benefit The Humane Society of Rome will be held on October 21st from 6pm-10pm. The event will include a costume contest with prizes, fabulous raffles, and Live music by Last Left! Cait Devin will be performing acoustic from 6pm to 7pm. Last Left will follow! Teddy’s chicken riggies will be served and coffee and desserts by Spressos Cafe! COST: 20.00 CONTACT: Katie  315-336-7070 Tickets are $20 presale and $25 at the door.
Tickets are available to purchase at AmeriCU Financial Center located on Hill Rd, at Humane Society of Rome, the Rome Polish Home and online!  See our loving pets,Cats
Saturday, October 21st       3:00 pm -4:00 pm
Wag the Tale at the Scarsdale Library 

Scarsdale Library 54 Olmsted Road Scarsdale, NY 10583 (914) 722-1300

Wonderful program to help young ones with their reading skills. . Dogs from the Good Dog Foundation come in with their human volunteers to listen to children read. It is a great way for independent readers to practice their reading skills.

The Scarsdale Public Library is a community space for reading, reflection, research and more. It features several reading rooms, a voluminous reference area and many individual-sized workstations. Among the highlights are Large Print collection, Local history (including an extensive photograph collection), Historic American newspapers and English-as-a Second Language.

Contact Ms. Corbett at Library to register for Wag the Tale. at Call (914) 722-1300.  Good Dog Foundation
Also coming up----On Oct 25th Meet n Greet a Dog. A wonderful event for young ones to meet and spend time with a dog. Please share this event that the youth love. Call library for more information. 
Saturday, October 21st            6:00 pm - 8 pm
A-Paw-Colypse Race for Beverly Animal Shelter
Hosted by Beverly Animal Shelter
VFW Post    6433 29 E Elisha St    Waterloo, NY    13165 

Come and walk or run with the zombies at the 2nd Annual A-PAW-COLYPSE race. Costumes and dogs welcome. Please visit our website for more info and application.For over 50 years the BAS has operated largely on generous donation of the public. The shelter takes in nearly 1000 cats and dogs each year, and on occasion other animals such as birds. Because space is limited and the shelter is run almost entirely on donations, a donation is appreciated when turning in an animal to the shelter’s care. 

Shelter Wish List HELP! WE ARE IN NEED OF Towels, Cat food (Name-brand hard & soft)    Scoopable Kitty Litter.  We want to thank the public and community for their continued support of the shelter, you help keep us going! Adoptables
Sunday, October 22nd                   9:00 til 1:00 am
Central Park Conservancy -- Caretakers of Central Park
New York, NY 
Thousands of dogs and their owners visit Central Park every week and are part of the vibrant community that makes Central Park a special place.You can help us to keep the Park clean and safe by respecting these rules:
Dogs must be under the control of their owner at all times
Dogs must have a NYC license tag and valid rabies tag
Dogs must not dig, chase or harm wildlife, damage Park property, or interfere with other Park users
Always clean up after your dog, including dog hair that you brush off in the Park
Please respect signs, fences, and red flags that may indicate temporary closures due to restoration, maintenance, or weather conditions
Park is open from 6:00 am to 9:00 am and from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am when the Park closes. Dogs must be on-leash at all times from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm.
Even during off-leash hours, dogs must always be on-leash in the following areas:
-Arthur Ross Pinetum   -The Bridle Path    -Cedar Hill    -Children's Glade (Great Hill area)
-Conservatory Garden   -East Green     -East Meadow Oval    -Kerbs Boathouse Plaza
-The North Woods and The Ravine         -The Ramble               -Shakespeare Garden
-Strawberry Fields    -Turtle Pond Lawn
Sunday, October 22nd    9:30 am - 6:30 pm
VegOut NYC Fall Foliage Day Trip!
Walkway Over the Hudson 61   Parker Avenue       Poughkeepsie, NY  12601

Do we really care about maple pecan pumpkin autumnal marketing hooha in all it's many contrivances as brought to you by DuaneReade by Walgreens? No! We care about leaves. Foliage. Fall foliage to be exact. So that's exactly what we're focusing on!

We're going to do this in a very "I've only got one day to get this season in" kinda way. In New York City, usually Spring and Autumn happen during the rinse or spin cycles, right? As Joan C would say, "we don't find the time, we make the time" so that's what this day is all about.

At 212 feet above the Hudson River, this 1.28 mile linear park boasts scenic views north to the Catskills and south to the Hudson Highlands.
Sunday, October 22nd        10:00 am–11:30 am
Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - 
The North Woods

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park Accessible  110th Street between Lenox Avenue and Fifth Avenue Manhattan, NY 

Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification along the way!

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

                           Sunday, October 22nd                    10:00 am-6:00 pm
New York Botanic Garden Pumpkins & Scarecrows 

 Gardens    2900 Southern Boulevard    Bronx, NY 10458  Call: 718.817.8700 

Monstrous pumpkins from around the world—all weighing in at more than a ton—once again arrive at the Garden, arranged in collaboration with the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth. Meet the growers to learn more about the growing process during Q&A sessions and enjoy photo ops with these giant gourds, on display through October 31.
Sunday, October 22nd      11:00 am- 2:00 pm 
Animal Rescue Fund of The Hamptons Halloween Pawty

ARF Hamptons         124 Daniels Hole Rd Wainscott, New York 11975   (631) 537-0400

Halloween pawty with trick or treating and adoptions. 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. See events and adoptables! Visit
Sunday, October 22nd    11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Begin Again Horse Rescue Visiting Day! 

Begin Again Horse Rescue - Farm    2828Plank Rd. (15A) Lima, NY 14485  (585) 322-2427

VISITING DAYS ARE OPEN AGAIN! No appointments necessary, just come to the farm between 11-3 to visit the horses or meet your perfect match!Please do not hand feed the horses. We advise all visitors wear appropriate footwear for being around horses.Volunteers are also welcome every day, please contact our farm manager for times needed..

Our mission is to provide a safe environment for unwanted, neglected and “at risk” horses in order to prevent as many as possible from suffering or going to slaughter. We rehabilitate them when possible and find “permanent lease” homes for them. We also promote non-cruelty to animals by focusing efforts on raising awareness and providing information to the public concerning the nature and proper care of horses, and the plight these animals face.
   Sunday, October 22nd             11:00 am - 4:30 pm                    
Hi-Tor Animal Care Center
Hi-Tor Animal Care Center     65 Firemens Memorial Drive       Pomona, NY 10970   
Phone  845-354-7900

Pls top by the shelter and come meet some of our amazing and sweet pitties and find your furever friend. There are many to choose from that you just might want to take them all home!!!!
Loving Adoptables

Hi-Tor is now the only animal control center in Rockland County.  i-Tor has contracts with Clarkstown, Haverstraw, Orangetown, Stony Point, and Ramapo. The shelter is open 7 days a week. Monday - Saturday from 11:00 am - 4:30 pm For Adoptions, Surrenders and Reclaims. Sundays 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. 
Sunday, October 22nd      11:30 am -2:00 pm
HOPE Halloween Costume Contest 'Scaredy Cats & Dogs' 

Bella & Lindy Saratoga’s Pet Boutique 454 Broadway (Located Downstairs) 
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866

The Bella & Lindy Halloween Costume Contest is back, Sunday Oct 22nd, 2017 at 11:30am! Join us as dogs and cats compete for prizes and bragging rights at Saratoga's Halloween Party for Pets! HOPE will bring adoptable dogs and set up a small table at the event. The adoptable dogs will participate in the contest and get all dolled up!! There will be a $5 donation to participate in the contest.
Costume contest will start promptly at noon.
Prizes awarded for-
Most Creative Costume        Best Pet & Owner Duo
Funniest Costume      This year we will also be awarding a top prize for a Best of Show!
Homes for Orphaned Pets Exist (H.O.P.E.) is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization of volunteers from Saratoga and surrounding counties of New York State. We are dedicated to assisting previously abandoned, orphaned and neglected animals. Homes for Orphaned Pets Exist does not have a shelter or facility. We give these homeless animals a second chance for a wonderful life; to be part of a family, to be a therapy pet, or just to be someone’s best friend.
Sunday, October 22nd       12:00 noon- 2:00 pm
Hallo-Wiener in Bark Park 

White Plains Bark Park  465 Main St E,  White Plains, NY  10604   Phone: (914) 422-1336

Calling all doxie-witches and zombies and were-wieners and goblins and the spooksters they own! It's time for the WDMG Hallo-Wiener Celebration! There will be lots of treats (and likely some tricks) for all. Costumes are not required, but encouraged. Members get to vote for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the best costume contest.

Please check your e-mail and the Web site in case there are last-minute changes to this Meetup. If you would like to be notified by phone, please send a contact number. Remember, if you don't hear otherwise, the Meetup is on at the scheduled date/time.
Sunday, October 22nd    11:00 am-4:00 pm
Last Chance Animal Rescue Adoption Day for Cats

Pet Valu Setauket     Nicolls Plaza 256 Pond Path      South Setauket NY 11720

Stop by and meet adorable, adoptable cats in need of loving, forever homes. Shop, snuggle and you might just find your new best friend! Tthe animals attending this event are hoping for a forever home. . Last Chance Animal Rescue is a volunteer based nonprofit and our focus is to rescue animals located in "KILL" facilities trapped on death row in rural shelters still using inhumane methods of killing such as gas chambers or heart stick. Our Adoption Program has successfully found homes for over 8,000 cats and dogs since December of 2008. Our Middle Mutts Program has saved over 15,000 cats and dogs since March of 2011.  
                 Sunday, October 22nd          12:00 noon - 3:00 pm
Louie's Legacy Adoption Day

Petco - Staten Island         2795 Richmond Ave       Staten Island, NY 10314 (718) 370-3435

Come and meet your new furry best friend from Louie's Legacy during Petco's 50th Anniversary Adoption Weekend.     Louie's Legacy is a non-profit, grassroots all-breed animal rescue which saves, rehabilitates and rehomes animals from high-kill shelters across the United States. Louie's Legacy operates in Cincinnati, OH and Staten Island, NY.  More Info:
   Sunday, October 22nd            12:00 noon - evening 
-Kangaroo Film Screening-  

 Wildlife Conservation Film Festival 2017        c/o Good Council  601 West 26th Street,
Suite 325/108  New York, NY 10001        Phone: 917-558-5205

"#Kangaroo" produced by Kate and Mick McIntyre screens on Sunday, October 22, @cinema_village in #NYC at 12 noon. #tickets still available. Other wonderful films will be showing today. 

Ten days of films screenings, panel discussions, field trips, receptions, parties and a conference. Join us as we celebrate our seven year anniversary.
#Kangaroo" produced by Kate and Mick McIntyre screens on Sunday, October 22, @cinema_village in #NYC at 12 noon. #tickets still available  Visit
Sunday, October 22nd           12:00 noon- 4:00 pm
NY ACC Adoptions at Marine Park
Hosted by Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC)

Petco Marine PArk      2342 Utica Avenue          Brooklyn, NY 11234      (718) 338-3896

ACC will be at Petco Marine Park with great cats and dogs available for adoption! Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) 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.  Visit

On Oct 22nd 12 noon- 4 pm we will also be at   Petco 1750 East Gun Hill Road, Bronx, NY 10469
with loving dogs and cats for adoptions. 

Animal Care Centers of NYC has hundreds of animals available for adoption every day. If you are looking to add an awesome dog, cat or rabbit to your family, ACC is the right place to find your new loving furry friend. Adopt 
See adoptables

View ACC Adoptions. See all the loving animals that are up for Adoption! You may view all of them at once, or view them by our Care Center locations. See links above. 
  Sunday, October 22nd               12:00 noon– 3:00 pm
Pet Adoption League of Lower Westchester County
Kitty Adoption Day

PetSmart         830 Pelham Parkway            Pelham, NY 10803

Kitties of all ages and colors and all super sweet! Come meet the love of your life. 
The Pet Adoption League (PAL) is a non-profit 501c3 charity that works to find loving and permanent homes for adoptable dogs and cats. In 1996 the volunteers that would become the Pet Adoption League, were instrumental in changing a local City Animal Shelter that had a killing rate of 67% to a more humane facility.    Visit
Sunday, October 22nd                         12 noon-5:00 pm
Sean Casey Animal 10th Annual Halloween Bark Park Party!

Sean Casey Animal Rescue     153 E 3 Street (Between Ft Hamilton Pkwy & Caton Ave), Brooklyn, NY 

Get ready for the Block Party/Adoption Event of the Year! *Join us Sunday, October 22nd 12pm – 5pm for the 10th Annual Howl-o-ween Bark Block Party hosted by Q104.3 DJ & animal advocate Maria Milito
*Games & activities, raffles, costume contests for kids and pups! Plus, a kissing booth with our super lovable SCAR grad pups Xander and Reeses Pieces. 

And come hungry - BBQ (including vegetarian food!), confections, hot apple cider, hot chocolate, and haunted lemonade. 
*Come enjoy live entertainment from Brooklyn Bluegrass Collective, Stop Shopping Choir, Elvis impersonator Robert McArthur and more! ALSO: The Tiny Scientist, Sunset Park Playhouse, The Lady Aye, Sue Pike The Animal Talker, hula hooping with Olivia Smith and storytelling by author Heather Swain. 

Visit animal welfare information booths from our friends at Pet Haven Animal Hospital, Brooklyn Bark, Dapper Dawg and Pumpkinpups Dog Training. *And if you are looking for a new best friend or member of the family, our adoption specialists will be there to help.

Our annual Howl-O-Ween Bark Block Party is a community event that is attended by animal lovers and neighborhood families in Brooklyn and all over NYC. Every year, hundreds of people are expected to attend attend Howl-O-Ween Bark. It is Sean Casey Animal Rescue’s primary fundraiser that allows our staff to cover the shelter’s operating expenses.
    Sunday, October 22nd                          12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Zanni's Friends Pet Rescue Adoption Day 

Petco    1280 Lexington Ave (between 86-87th St.) New York, NY 10028 (212) 369-7903

Zani's Furry Friends is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to rescuing companion animals from New York City's shelters where, unfortunately, they are at significant risk for euthanasia due to overcrowding. As well as directly helping the animals we save, their rescue creates space at the shelter—thus giving another shelter animal an opportunity to await a chance for adoption or rescue, thereby potentially saving yet another life. Learn more
Sunday, October  22nd      1:00 pm-3:00 pm 
Pawlloween 2017

Franz Sigel Park     670 Walton Ave           Bronx, New York 10451

Please join us for the biggest Bronx dog Halloween competition in which dogs and their owners compete for 1st , 2nd & 3rd place. Or contact 347-398-6289 or for more information. Visit
Sunday, October  22nd                        1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Anjellicle Cats Rescue Cat Adoption Event

 Petco            805 Columbus Ave. at 100th St.           New York, NY   10025    (212) 222-6037

All cats have been tested for the Feline Leukemia and FIV virus, vaccinated and spayed or neutered. We believe it is much kinder to adopt kittens with another kitten or cat unless there is already a cat in their new household. Visit website at

We always enjoy meeting new volunteers and people who share our mission -- to compassionately rescue, care for and place New York City's homeless cats and kittens.   Contact:   Visit

Sunday, October 22nd     4:00 pm-7:00 pm
Almost Home Boo Bingo ​
Park Ave Grill     178 Park Avenue        Amityville, New York  11701 (631) 598-4618

Are you ready to shout BINGO!! Sign up to play Boo Bingo on October 22 from 4:00-7 pm at Park Ave Grill in Amityville. $25 admission includes an appetizer, a drink and 2 games of BINGO. Who will be the lucky winners? Come in your favorite Halloween attire. Purchase Tickets: $25.00 Per Person

Established in 2007, Almost Home Animal Rescue and Adoption, Inc. is a non-profit organization based in Long Island, New York.​Almost Home is comprised of many dedicated and compassionate volunteers with the common goal of rescuing and re-homing unwanted and abandoned animals from private homes and municipal shelters and placing them into loving and responsible homes.

See dogs/adoptables 
                             (All week) Sunday, October 22nd                                       Schedule time                      
Husky House Adoptions 
Husky House          391 Route 34                 Matawan, NJ 07747

Husky House's goal is to place our orphans in permanent loving homes as they already have been abandoned once before by their former owners. We strive to match the right dog with the right family based on the families needs and experience. All former Husky House orphans will receive a lifetime discount at the Snowdog Lodge. More Info: 

Please visit our Facebook page for regular updates on Adoption Days at our facility in Matawan, NJ. We only show adoptables during adoption events or once an application has been received.  Please check out our lovable, huggable, adoptable Dogs On Facebook
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  Find A New York Shelter in your community! 
Adopt, volunteer, donate. There are many ways to help the 
shelter animals in your very own neighborhood.

Animal Shelter.Org   (New York)

Long Island Animal Shelters

Animal Care & Control of New York City 
(AC&C) Adoptions (Five boroughs.)     Visit

             Ongoing Throughout Year 
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc

Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind 371 E. Jericho Turnpike    Smithtown, NY 11787

Since 1946, the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc. has provided guide dogs free of charge to blind people who seek enhanced mobility and independence.

Our students come to us from all over the United States and many foreign countries. Our trademark small classes and individualized instruction often attract students who may have special requirements. We have successfully trained hearing-impaired blind people as well as many physically challenged people. Phone: 1-800-548-4337. E-mail:  The website
Ongoing Schedule times for patients
 Bideawee Animal Hospitals

The Manhattan Hospital            The Westhampton Hospital             NY 10006

Soon after its’ founding in 1903, Bideawee began the practice of providing medical care for resident and private client pets. As veterinary medicine has progressed, the veterinary capabilities and facilities at the Animal Hospitals at Bideawee have evolved and are tailored to meet the changing needs of pets. The staff at the Animal Hospitals at Bideawee adheres to a practice of individualized consultative care and works with each client to determine the best course of care for their companion animal that fits within the boundaries of the individual pet/human relationship and lifestyle.
Ongoing                                          Schedule times for patients
New York-Presbyterian Hospital Animal Assisted Therapy 

Five campuses in New York         See link below for complete info/

Dogs, Man's best friend plays an important role on our Inpatient Rehabilitation Units. The Therapeutic Recreation department at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital works closely with the Volunteer Department, The Delta Society and the Good Dog Foundation to provide teams of trained dogs to visit patients as part of a therapeutic intervention.

Dogs can give someone a reason to take a walk, improve balance, retrieve objects, sit for a good brushing, or just provide companionship, non-judgmental support, and a fun-loving attitude. We hope to welcome many more visits from our new friends and old friends alike!  Locations, numbers:
 Ongoing Throughout Year 
Animal Care & Control of New York City (AC&C) 
Cage Comforters Program 

Manhattan: 326 E 110th St, New York, NY 10029 
Brooklyn: 2336 Linden Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11208 
Staten Island: 3139 Veterans Road West, Staten Island, NY 10309 

The AC&C Cage Comforter Program enlists volunteer sewers to make small comforters and toys for the kittens, cats and small dogs in our care. Our animals love their comforters!  Visit

The comforters not only ease the stress of our homeless animals, they also help to ease the transition when the animals are adopted, because they take their comforters with them to their new homes. Also since they seem so happy lying on their little beds, they are even more irresistible and hopefully have a better chance of being adopted! Because of the number of animals we care for each year many comforters are needed. We are looking for volunteer sewers as well as donations of material, batting and thread. You can also make a monetary donation earmarked specifically for this project. AC&C is a non-profit organization so your donation is tax-deductible, and you will receive a receipt for tax purposes. 
If you can help by sewing or donating please email 
Also: We are currently in need of: towels, blankets, canned kitten food i.e. Purina or Iams Pate, and cat litter. You can drop-off or mail your donation to any one of our Animal Care Centers.
Ongoing  Throughout Year 
Staten Island Council for Animal Welfare 
(Very) Low Cost Spay & Neuter

Staten Island Council for Animal Welfare  SICAW Neuter Network       PO. Box 120125        Staten Island, New York 10312

Please help SICAW continue our good work helping the homeless pets of Staten Island by making a tax deductible donation today.  Every dollar helps! To purchase a Neuter Network certificate: Mail a money order* made out to SICAW to: 

Spay & Neuter info:  Please specify both of the following:  Male or Female. To purchase a Neuter Network certificate:  Mail a money order* made out to SICAW to:  SICAW Neuter Network    P.O. Box 120125 Staten Island, New York 10312-0125
Please specify both of the following: Male or Female & Dog or Cat
                Prices are as follows: $55 female dog.$45 male dog $45 female cat.$35 male cat
October and Ongoing 
Mayor's Alliance & the Veterinary Medical Association of NYC
Maddie's® Spay/Neuter Project NYC 

New York City Five Boroughs

Spaying or neutering makes good sense for animals as well as for their humans  and guardians. 
Now New York City residents who have a valid Medicaid card can have their dogs and cats spayed or neutered for a special low price: $10 for cats and $20 for dogs.

The Mayor's Alliance and the Veterinary Medical Association of NYC have launched Maddie's® Spay/Neuter Project NYC. The project, made possible by a generous grant from Maddie's Fund, helps to reduce the number of homeless cats and dogs in NYC by decreasing the number of unwanted canine and feline pregnancies.
Anyone who lives within the five boroughs of New York City and has a valid Medicaid card can have up to a total of six cats or dogs (or a combination of cats/dogs totaling no more than six) spayed or neutered each year for a special low price at participating veterinarians.
If you qualify or if someone you know qualifies for this important life-saving program, act now to take advantage of this opportunity.
If you have questions, e-mail The Mayor's Alliance.
October and Ongoing 

A Parks Department "courtesy policy" permits your pooch to roam free between 9 p.m. and 9 A.M. in New York City. There are other restrictions however by stating that dogs must be leashed at  times. Any NYPD or Sanitation Department officer can issue a summons at any time. Dog owners can  take advantage of the City's 
Public and private dog runs:

-Tompkins Square Park, 1st Ave. To Ave. B, from East 7th to East 10th St's.
-Union Square Dog Run, 15th St. & Union Sq. West 
-Madison Square Park, Madison Ave. to 5th Ave. between East 23rd St. & East 26th St. 
-Peter Detmold Park, at 51st Street and Beekman Place
-Carl Schurz Park, East End Avenue at 86th Street
-DeWitt Clinton Park Dog Run, Btw 10th and 11th Ave at 52nd and 54th
-Theodore Roosevelt Park, Columbus Avenue at 81st Street
-Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village
-Robert Moses Park Dog Run, 41st Street and 1st Ave
-Thomas Smith Park Dog Run, 11th Ave and W. 22nd St 
-Fish Bridge Park Dog Run, Dover St., between Pearl & Water St.
-Hudson River Run at Pier 52 (at Gansevoort Street and the Hudson River), 
One of two membership-based runs in the city (annual fee: $40)
Brooklyn and Queens:
-DiMattina Park in Carroll Gardens, at Woodhull and Hicks Streets
-Windmuller Park in Woodside, Woodside Avenue at 55th Street
-Prospect Park Dog Beach
Located in Prospect Park, off 9th Street on the path leading down from the Tennis House. Dogs may only be off-leash before 9 am and after 9 pm in the summer and after 5 pm in the winter. People are not permitted to swim in the dog pool. Yes, there's a dog pool!

To find out where other dog runs are located, call 800-201-PARK or

To report a dog bite, call the Department of Health's Veterinarian Public Health division at (212) 676-2483. As well, all threatening dogs should be reported to the Department of Health's Central Complaints division at (212) 442-1838. 

Dog Friendly Resources from Hotels, Beaches, 
Stores to Veterinarians
See/click here for website and comprehensive list 
Ongoing clinics                             Schedule appt. 
Low Cost Spay & Neuter Opportunities
New York City and surrounding areas

Operation Pit Free spay, neuter, or vasectomy surgeries to Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes, along with optional free Distemper/Parvovirus vaccinations and free microchips. Phone: (877) 900-PITS
Friends of Animals – Spay and Neuter Certificate Program Phone: 1-800-321-7387 E-mail:
United Action for Animals (UA4A) believes in sterilizing vs. euthanizing to prevent thousands of unwanted companion animals by providing free and low cost spay/neuter to families who are unable to afford the surgeries. Visit UA4A website at
  October  and Ongoing        Day Hours 
 SPCA of Westchester Golden Outreach Pet Therapy
Pet Therapy Visits to Hospitals, Nursing Homes and  Retirement Homes
SPCA of Westchester    590 North State Road in    Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
Westchester County

Every day during the New York Week for the Animals -- and every day throughout the year -- volunteer-and-dog teams from the SPCA of Westchester will be visiting the residents of various hospitals, nursing homes, living assisted homes. Every day, SPCA volunteers take specially trained shelter dogs or their own dogs to visit the institutionalized in over 40 Westchester facilities, including nursing and retirement homes, hospitals, and group homes and day care centers for the developmentally disabled and mentally ill.

 The visits give patients a link to the outside world and serve as catalysts for conversation, physical therapy, and friendship. The program also has the added benefit of making specially trained SPCA Shelter dogs more adoptable.If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or sponsoring a Shelter dog as an Outreach pet, click link on website to print and mail us your application, or  fill in an online application that will be emailed to us. You can also give us a call at  (914) 941-2896, ext. 28.                               __________________________________________________________
Month of October
Jackson Galaxy Foundation's Monthly Mojo program benefit for 
The NYC Feral Cat Initiative/Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals
 Each month, the Jackson Galaxy Foundation's Monthly Mojo program rallies support for an animal welfare organization.

The NYC Feral Cat Initiative, a program of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, is thrilled to be named the October 2016 #MonthlyMojo recipient!

For the full month of October, you'll have the opportunity to purchase Jackson Galaxy's TNR Cat Buddy toy. Filled with organic catnip, this Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) power kitty toy comes complete with a left eartip! $5 of each sale will directly benefit the NYC Feral Cat Initiative. What a great way to celebrate National Feral Cat Day on October 16, to get a head start on your holiday shopping, or to share your love of feral cats with a feline friend!

The NYCFCI will also be featured on Jackson Galaxy's website, the Jackson Galaxy Foundation website, and, where you can read more about and make a fee-free donation to support the work we're doing in NYC to help community cats.
(Ongoing--Re-ocurring monthly on the 2nd Saturday)
Times: 11 am and 1 pm
Guided Tour of the New York State Capitol Building

 New York State Capitol       Washington Ave and State St          Albany, NY 12242

Admission: Free! Registration required.    Phone: 518-474-2418. Pls visit
                   Sunday, October 9th             6:00 pm-7:00 pm Eastern time
A Prayer for the Animals
  ~An Official New York Week for the Animals event~

We close all Animal World USA International Weeks for the Animals with a prayer and/or moment of meditation and reflection. Join all those of us who would like to observe a moment of prayer for the precious animals. We are requesting prayers and/or meditation from 5-6 pm Eastern time on Sunday, October 9, 2016.  This is a multi-faith observance. 

We can offer prayers, poems and memorials to our animal or all animals wherever we are..... and also light a candle by doing so.
Wherever you are, if you can observe a moment for the animals who need us. That collective energy will surely grow and bring light to our cause to love, assist and help them from any and all suffering. For poems or additional inspiration, please visit
Thursday, October 20th    
City Council Meeting on Circus Banning Wild Animals      

New York City Council has scheduled a hearing Oct 20 on bill to ban the use of wild animals in the circus.
Click on Dolphins to hear "One Love."

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