Animal World USA is currently working with community leaders, shelters, rescue groups, agencies,  businesses and organizations daily across the entire state. 

Let's join together in this exciting New York Week for the Animals. Animal World USA is presenting the week as part of our AW USA Weeks for the Animals campaign and is thrilled to be working with the Mayor's Alliance for  NYC's Animals. We can surely expect New Yorkers to make history across the entire state with 125+ events. 
September and October and All Year Around
A Salute to Military and Working K-9's

Fort Drum Army Base
91st Military Police Batallion
Bldg # 10715
Mt. Belvedere Blvd.
Ft. Drum, NY 13602-5000

We honor the service of the military and working K-9's and handlers. Please send cards or letters of support to these brave working canines and their dedicated handlers listed above who serve abroad and in the communities of New York. God Bless Our Troops. Let us all thank the courageous K-9's who have saved and protected so many lives. Please visit 
Friday (to Sunday) Sept 30-October 2nd                8:30 am  til       
Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue 
DonkeyWelfare Rescue Symposium

Cornell University                     Ithaca, NY   14850    

Sept 30-October 2nd , 2016 – Cornell University, NY - TLAER SPECIALTY Course   Speaking at the DONKEY WELFARE RESCUE SYMPOSIUM - More information from Dr.  Radcliffe, DVM  Email:  or Nancy Grossman, Continuing Education Coordinator, College of Veterinary Medicine,  Office of Continuing Education,  Cornell University, NY PHONE: Nancy 607.253.3200. Classes begin Sat at 8:30, Sat 8:00 Sun 8:00 am. 

Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue TM courses are a total mind event focusing on real situations  while teaching better response tactics and incident communication in common emergency situations  with large animals – trail riding, trailer wrecks, trapped in mud or ditches, and advanced handling skills.  Understand the mechanics of a correct response to large animal incident scenes and interacting with professional emergency responders and animal victims in a safe manner!  Contact: (Wonderful gentleman) Mark Burger  Email:   MBURGER@OCSWCD.ORG
Phone: (315) 457-0325        More Info: 
Saturday, October 1st                     8:00 am-til
 Hamptons Marathon, Half Marathon or 5K
Long Island’s East End

The Hamptons Marathon covers some of the most beautiful terrain on Long Island’s East End. Travel through wooded roads and past gorgeous beaches on a course that is generally flat and fast with a few rolling hills. Benefiting: North Shore Animal League America--     Fun for pets and the people who love them!   For more information, please call 800-818-3647 x176.
Saturday, October 1st                               8:00 am til
1st Annual Mutts on the Mountain 5K/Lazy Dog 1 Mile Fun Run

Blue Mountain Reservation          Peekskill, NY  10566

Benefiting the Westchester Parks Foundation (, the 1st Annual Mutts on the Mountain 5K and Lazy Dog Fun Run is the only timed trail race (of any length) in the Tri-State area that allows you to run with your canine companion.

This is a not-to-be-missed event for hikers, joggers, runners, and of course your well-behaved four legged friend.  All registrants get a dri-fit custom Mutts on the Mountain t-shirt and all canine participants get a custom Mutts on the Mountain bandanna.  See complete schedule .
         Saturday, October 1st                    9:00 am-1:00 pm
Best Friends Animal Society Strut Your Mutt

 Hudson River Park's Pier 84 
 W. 43rd Street and the West Side Highway    (next to the Intrepid)      NY, NY  10014

Leisurely 2-mile group dog walk followed by a festival that includes doggie yoga and massage, photo opp's, free consultations with trainers and pet specialists,  Complimentary treats for your dogs. Activity for Kids of All Ages and Their Pups The  Mix, mingle, take photos, and enjoy: 
Activities,   Entertainment and Stage Events.   Contests,  Exhibitors and Food Vendors   Make your own custom pet ID tag on the spot! Contests Canine Cafe with dog treats & food Barking Boutique .

Why:  To raise money for our participating local animal rescue groups (our No More Homeless Pets Network Partners) and Best Friends Animal Society, and help bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets. Visit website    or
Registration Fees -pls ck prices-last yr : •Individuals: $30 ($35 day-of)  •Couples: $50 ($60 day-of) •Kids 12 and under with t-shirt: $20 ($25 day-of)• Kids 12 & under without t-shirt: Free

 If you need any help with registration or have any questions please call Jill at 973-420-0577 or email 
Saturday, October 1st                                9:30 am -5:00 pm
The New York State Museum Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition 2016

 New York State Museum     Cultural Education Center     222 Madison Avenue Albany, NY 12230

The Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition presents artwork selected by a panel of jurors from the fall 2015 and the spring 2016 student art exhibitions at the State University Plaza in downtown Albany over the past academic year. Beautiful! The works on exhibit at the New York State Museum represent the wide range of media being studied by art students within SUNY. the goal of bringing the accomplished work of SUNY’s student artists to a wider and more diverse audience. The mission continues with the ninth installment of the exhibition at the New York State Museum.  Exhibit runs through October 23, 2016.

The New York State Museum serves the lifelong educational needs of New Yorkers and visitors through its collections, exhibitions, scholarship, programs, media and publications in science, history, anthropology, and art. The Museum explores and expresses New York State’s significant natural and cultural diversity, past and present.        Information: 518-474-5877
                         Saturday, October 1st (& 2nd  & add'l days below) ,       10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Long Island Fair 

Old Bethpage Village          1303 Round Swamp Road               Old Bethpage, NY   11804

Schedule    Phone:  (516) 874-0502  Going on September 24th, 25th, 30th & October 1st & 2nd.     During days when the Fair is open please call 516-572-8400 for information.  Craft workshops Girl Scouts, Poetry, Scholarhips, Frogs, Bugs & Animal Show entertainment, build scarecrows, puppet show so much more!      

Founded in 1841, The Agricultural Society of Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties is one of the oldest agricultural societies in the United States. The Long Island Fair has been a part of Long Island history for 174 years.Exhibiting, donating, volunteering, and even simply coming in to see what your neighbors can do makes you a part of that tradition.
Saturday, October 1st              10:00 am-til
Church of the Advent Blessing of the Animals 

Church of the Advent        54 Delaware Rd      Buffalo/Kenmore, NY  14217 

Bring your pet to be blessed at Church.   H/C access.  If you have any questions about Advent or the Episcopal Church, please do not hesitate to contact me at the parish office (716-876-6504) or by email at 
Donations of pet food are welcomed.  Consider bringing dry or canned pet food for the Church of Ascension Pet Food Pantry. Please visit
Saturday, October 1st                                          10:00 am- 3:00 pm
October PETFest

Clifton Commons             Clifton Park, NY     12065

The event is a combination pet festival and home show. In addition to businesses of all sorts there will also be vets, trainers, walkers, and groomers and rescue groups with pets to adopt. Children will enjoy the free pony rides and a bevy of clowns. 

Those with dogs will be invited to parade their four-legged friends while judges determine recipients for many merchant-donated prizes.   For more info, contact show manager Frank Demetrowitz at 518.371.4547.
Saturday, October 1st                      10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Peppertree Rescue Progressive Insurance Pet Adoption Day

 Progressive Insurance          1586 Central Avenue                Albany, NY 12205

The primary purpose of Peppertree is to help find homes for dogs in need who represent the character and temperament commonly associated with Golden Retrievers friendliness, intelligence and a peaceful, loving nature. Those of us who formed Peppertree worked for many years with a Golden rescue group, GRROWLS-NY, which continues to assist Goldens and almost-Goldens in upstate New York. Peppertree Rescue merchandise and information table
     Saturday, October 1st                           10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Bide-A-Wee Cats and Dogs Adoptions 

Bide-A-Wee     Manhattan, NY 10023                       (866) 262-8133

For more than 113 years, Bideawee has been the leading pet welfare organization serving metropolitan New York and Long Island. Through a vast array of services Bideawee cultivates and supports the life-long relationships between pets and the people who love them. Please explore the site and get to know more about how Bideawee can accompany you and your pet through your life-long journey together.
Saturday, October 1st                          10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Southhampton Shelter at San Gennaro Festival

Hampton Bays       Hampton Bays Railroad Station        Hampton Bays NY    11946

The San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons Committee is proud to announce the return of the Feast this October. The Feast will offer a fun mixture of new activities as well as old favorites–live entertainment, top-notch artisans, midway rides, fireworks, delicious Italian delicacies and SASF will be there too!  Call us (631) 728-PETS (7387)  Pls visit
Saturday,   October 1st                                10:00 am-1:00 pm   
Capital District Humane Association Dog Adoption Clinic

 PetSmart    609 Troy Schenectady Rd            Latham, New York                    (518) 785-4621

The Capital District Humane Association -- "For the Love of Animals" -- was formed in response to the serious need for a private animal welfare group to serve the Capital Region of New York State. It is incorporated and approved by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) of New York City.

Members of the Capital District Humane Association (CDHA) are volunteers with many years of experience working with displaced and homeless animals.    CDHA has found good homes for hundreds of displaced animals through a careful "adoption" process:   Visit
Saturday, October 1st                      10:00 am- til
2016 Rotary Pet Fair

Shaker Heritage Society      25 Meeting House Road                  Albany, NY 12211

The Colonie Guilderland Rotary Club invites the community to join us to celebrate everything related to your fur and feathered family! This year, the Colonie Guilderland Rotary and the Shaker Heritage Society, along with its community partners are offering a host of activities, services and vendors to families and individuals for the love of pets!! There will be something for the whole community to enjoy with both indoor and outdoor displays. 

Your leashed and vaccinated pets are welcome at this event. What you can expect to see: Booths with Pet Related Products and Services Pet Adoption and Rescue Organizations Pet Related Seminars Demonstrations Entertainment Snacks and Refreshments Free Admission to All Shaker Heritage related exhibits and grounds Proceeds from this event will benefit the not for profit pet organizations that participate, the Shaker Heritage Society and Colonie Guilderland Rotary service projects that benefit our community and outreach initiatives. Cost:
Adults $7, children free with adult admission  Rotary Service Projects are listed on our website at
   Saturday, October 1st                               10:00 am -1:00 pm
Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter Rabies Clinic and Pet Fair

Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter   3320 Beltagh Avenue    Wantagh, NY 11793

The annual Rabies Vaccination Clinic is being held in partnership with the Long Island Veterinary Medical Association. There is a nominal $10 fee (CASH ONLY) per vaccination and a limit of three pets vaccinated per household. Pregnant pets cannot be vaccinated. For the safety of all participants, cats must be brought in carriers and dogs must be leashed. All dogs must be licensed. You must bring the current license or the purchase of a new one ($10 for spayed/neutered dogs; $18 for non-spayed/non-neutered dogs) will be required. If applicable, proof of spay/neuter must be presented. Please pre-register your pets for the Rabies clinic in advance by calling (516) 785-5220.

At the town's shelter we say, "Don't shop, ADOPT!" By adopting, you can provide a "forever home" to a loving cat or dog. We are waiving all adoption fees on October 1st, making the joy of pet ownership more affordable!  All pets adopted will receive free spay/neuter, microchipping and required vaccinations.  Visit
Saturday, October 1st                            10:00 am-1:00 pm
Homeward Bound Dog Rescue of NY Adoption Clinic

Homeward Bound      202 Front St.   (our entrance is John St.) Schenectady, NY 12105     518.424.1738

All volunteer organization. We have some loving dogs just looking for a loving home.
There are many ways that you can add your talents to the work we do with Homeward Bound.

We have a continual need for foster homes as the availability of those homes is what dictates the number of dogs we are able to bring into our program. The more foster homes we have available, the more dogs we can keep out of shelters and in our care until they find their forever home. Pls consider volunteering. Have fun and save lives.
Saturday, October 1st                                10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Chile Pepper Festival
Brooklyn Botanic Garden    990 Washington Ave            Brooklyn, New York 11225

Brooklyn's hottest fall tradition is back! Feel the burn with more than 60 fiery food artisans dishing out sizzling sauces, chile-chocolate confections, and new this year, shop for spices at the Sahadis Souk.   Note: Sarah Gross Feoli is the owner of RESCUE CHOCOLATE and she is going to be showing at this festival tomorrow in Brooklyn.
Global bands lighting up the stage include:       Élage Diouf - award-winning Senegalese soul rock troubadour                              Lost Bayou Ramblers - Grammy-nominated Cajun trailblazers
AURELIO - Afro-Caribbean pop by the Garifuna music icon         Hazmat Modine - Foot-stomping American roots with twisting global branches    Dahka Band - Algerian beats and Nigerian melodies with a New York twist. Visit
Saturday, October 1st                                                  1o:30 am-til   
Storybook Walk with Quogue Library: Little Red Bat

Quogue Wildlife Refuge               3 Old Country Road          Quogue, NY 11959 

One hour self-guided paddles on Old Ice Pond during foliage season is great , Upcoming Events, Up the Creek with a paddlefun!  Single kayaks available for adults and kids 12 and older.  Kids under 16 in kayaks must be accompanied by a supervising ault.  Canoes available as well, a great option for families!  Reservations and payment required ahead of time.  $10.00 per person. Space is limited, so reserve early.

 You may encounter Snakes, Lizards, Turtles, Crocodilians, Frogs, Toads, Salamanders,  and more! 10.00 per person  Reservations required.    Phone 631-653-4771  Email
Inside the Charles Banks Belt Nature Center you will find a warm and friendly environment where you can observe wildlife through huge windows that overlook Old Ice Pond. A variety of exhibits, turtles, snakes, a touch table, a children's room, and a sitting area with a beautiful view of the pond can be enjoyed inside of the Nature Center. 
    Saturday, October 1st                    11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Forever Home Greyhound  All Dawg's  Adoption Day

Tractor Supply Company             329 Glenmont Road,       Glenmont, NY  12077

Please join us The 1st Saturday of every month at Tractor Supply, Glenmont to mix and mingle with our awesome Greyhounds, and Galgo's who are looking for their forever homes.See if a Greyhound or Galgo might be right for  your family ! Adoption awareness event with Greyhounds present. Applications available and pre-approved adopters may pick their Greyhounds up at this event.  Visit our website to learn more more. Phone  (518) 584-7777.

Forever Home Greyhound Adoptions is a group of close friends who banded together in an effort to help as many retired racers as possible. We are a non profit organization whose sole interest is helping the Greys find the perfect Forever Home.                                                          ________________________________________________________
Saturday, October 1st                                        11:00 am- 3:00 pm
Adopt-A-Dog Pet Pantry Day

Pet Pantry Warehouse     290 Railroad Avenue        Greenwich, CT 06830

Adopt-A-Dog is a dog and cat rescue sanctuary organization serving New York and Connecticut and beyond for three decades.  Our shelter is open 7 days a week.  Our dedicated staff, volunteers strive to provide the best care possible while the animals are at our shelter awaiting safe and permanent homes. 

You are invited to come and see for yourselves what our shelter is all about.  The shelter is open seven days a week.  We would be happy to schedule an appointment to give a personal tour of our nearly two-acre sanctuary and have you meet the animals that will benefit directly from your generous donations. Please give us a call today at 914-273-1674.  We look forward to seeing you soon! Kennel is in New York.
           Saturday, October 1st                             11:00 am - 3:00 pm
                                     Rawhide Rescue Adoption Day

PetSmart                 145 Promenade Blvd               Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Rawhide Rescue saves dogs who have 'fallen through the cracks'... meet some of their exceptional sweeties and learn more about how you can help them all year long. Come out and say hi and be loved by our sweeties. Rawhide Rescue is an all-volunteer  501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue organization whose primary mission is to rescue dogs, regardless of  age, medical needs or other conditions.
        Saturday, October 1st                                 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
My Dog Loves Central Park Fair!

Naumburg Bandshell (mid-Park at 72nd Street)    Mid-Park from 66th to 72nd Streets   New York, NY 10021

Come, sit, stay, and celebrate Central Park and its dog community! Tails will be wagging as Central Park Conservancy and its program for dog lovers, Central Park Paws, host you and your canine for an afternoon of contests, training tips, games, and more.   Eventbrite - Central Park Conservancy Dog Fair!

This event is hosted by Central Park Paws, a program of Central Park Conservancy. Central Park Paws encourages dog owners to become stewards of the Park and serves as the connector between the dog community, Central Park, and the Conservancy.   Free; RSVP to let us know you're coming! Open to all ages. The Fair an on-leash event. Schedule
Saturday, October 1st                             11:00 am- 4:00 pm
Animal Rescue of the Hamptons ADOPT-A-THON 

Adoption Center      91 Daniels Hole Road          Wainscott, New York 11975

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons actively rescues cats and dogs, provides quality care and offers sanctuary until loving homes can be found.  631-537-0400

ADOPTION Hours: 11am to 4pm  7 Days A Week! See loving adoptables on our comprehensive website. Events and volunteer opps too!  Sound Beach Pet Fair, Hartlin Inn parking lot, 30 New York Ave, Sound Beach.  ARF's work with animals, within our community and throughout the organization is guided by three core values: compassion, integrity and dedication.  Visit
Saturday, October 1st                                    11:00 am-3:00 pm
 Wanderers' Rest Humane Association Adoption Day 

Petco              310 Northern Lights Plaza        North Syracuse, NY 13212   (315) 454-3949

Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association is an open admission shelter dedicated to providing the highest quality care and compassion for the animals entrusted to us while leading our community in creating a more humane society.    

WRHA is the sole open admissions dog and cat shelter in Madison County which is dedicated to providing the highest quality care and compassion for the animals entrusted to us, striving to enhance adoptability, and re-homing adoptable animals at the highest rate possible, while educating and leading our community in creating a more humane society.
Saturday October 1st                       11:00 am  -    4:00 pm
Last Chance Animal Rescue Adoption Day

Petco Patchogue         401 Sunrise Hwy                   Patchogue NY 11772 

Come join us in Patchogue - 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

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.  We work with veterinarians for spay-neuter and provide other medical services until permanent placement is secured into a pre-screened home.  We depend on your donations to continue to save these helpless loving animals from being killed, as a faithful friend you can support our ongoing mission to save as many lives as we can.
  Saturday, October 1st                         11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Pet Rescue Dog & Puppy 2 Meet & Greets

Pet Supplies              2157  Moselsy &   2157 Penfield Rd               Rochester, NY    14526

We have many loving pets waiting on their families. If you are interested in adopting a dog, please complete an application online prior to the event. ***Applications will not be accepted at the event.*** The following dogs will be attending the event unless they are adopted beforehand.

Pet Rescue's mission is to aid homeless, abandoned and neglected cats and dogs, to nurture them in the foster care of volunteers, to provide veterinary care a nd socialization, and to place them in permanent loving and responsible homes. Pet Rescue also works to decrease the population of homeless dogs and cats through its spay/neuter programs.
Saturday, October 1st            11:00 am- 3:00 pm.
Catskill Animal Sanctuary (CAS) Tours  

Catskill Animal Sanctuary            316 Old Stage Road               Saugerties, NY 12477

Twelve species of farm animals -- over 250 two and four-legged friends -- call CAS home. Every single one has his or her own story of healing and recovery, unique personality, likes and dislikes, and ways of showing affection. Learn about some of them here: we hope you can meet them, and the rest of the CAS family, in person soon!  845 336-8447  Visit

Catskill Animal Sanctuary is located in Saugerties, NY, two hours north of New York City, in the heart of the Hudson Valley. Started in 2001, CAS works to: Provide a safe and loving haven for abused, abandoned, and neglected horses and farm animals . CAS has provided refuge for over 1,500 desperately needy farm animals: horses, cows, goats, sheep, donkeys, pigs, rabbits, turkeys, chickens, ducks and geese!
Saturday, October 1st                          11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Helping Hounds Pumpkins & Pooches Chili Cook-Off

Helping Hounds            6606 Kinne Rd                 Dewitt, NY   13214         315- 446-5970

At this year’s Pumpkins and Pooches event, we invite you to enter your best chili recipe into our Chili Cook-off! Chili Cook-off Event   Display at a Vendor Table
You are invited to set-up a vendor/information table at this year’s Pumpkins & Pooches event.   Helping Hounds Dog Rescue Inc.

Our Mission – “To take unwanted, neglected, abused or homeless dogs, and provide them with emotional, medical, behavioral and physical support so they can be adopted into loving, permanent homes.”
Saturday, October 1st                                                              11:00 am-til 
Pets Alive Tours 
Catskill Mountains
No need to make a reservation, just be here by 11:00 AM! We request a donation of $10 for tours ($5 for kids), but tours are always free for our members! If you opt to become a member after the tour, your tour donations will be applied to your new membership! Please be aware that tours are indoor and outdoor, rain or shine. Tour starts at the front of the Brick House...please be sure to wear appropriate footwear!  Note: Anyone interested can attend volunteer orientation immediately following at noon.  Visit
Saturday, October 1st           11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Out of the Pits Pit Bull Awareness Day

Brunswick Community Center     Keyes Lane       Brunswick, NY 12180

Please join us for a day of fun. There will be dog demonstrations, raffles, vendors and much more!!
Dogs on 6ft solid (no flexi) leashes are welcome!  Free admission. Merchandise is priced separately.Please refer to our Out of the Pits Facebook page and website ( for information concerning the adoption process and available dogs. There is no admission fee. Merchandise is priced separately.  Visit
Saturday,  October 1st                         (new time!)          12:00 noon-8:00 pm
Humane Society of Rome 'Paws Along the Erie Canal'

Bellamy Harbor Park         324 Harbor Way         Rome, NY 13440

Family & Pet Walk  for teh whole family! Please note that this event has been rescheduled due to weather and will now be October 1st from 12 to 8 !  Rome's very own HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL + PAWS ALONG THE ERIE CANAL will be held at Bellamy Harbor Park.The event will feature live music by CAUT!ON and Boxed Set, craft beer, bounce houses, food trucks and vendors. Interested hot air balloon riders call Dwight: 761-8201. The event will also feature a 2 mile pet friendlly walk along the Erie Canal. Paws Along the Erie Canal.
Saturday, October 1st                        12 noon-4:00 pm 
New York ACC Care Centers & Adoptions 

Petco Gunhill Road                   1750 E Gun Hill Rd.                Bronx, NY 10469

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   View all the wonderful animals that are up for Adoption at ACC! You may view all of them at once, or view them by our Care Center locations. See links above. 
                                              Saturday, October 1st           12:00 noon – 3:00 pm
Bright Stars German Shepherds Adoption Day 

Wolfies's                  5025 Ridge Rd                Spenceport, NY   14626

Come see Bright Stars German Shepherds that are available for adoption  Saturday between 12pm-3pm.  BrightStar is a non-profit organization based out of Rochester, NY dedicated to saving the lives of German Shepherd Dogs. 

Every year BrightStar helps hundreds of homeless German Shepherds find new forever homes. Visit our "How Are We Doing" page for our exact placement statistics. BrightStar is a dedicated team that have one common goal....SAVING THE LIVES OF GERMAN SHEPHERD DOGS.  Website
Come meet some of our adoptable dogs! If you are interested in a particular dog, please contact their foster to make sure they will be attending. Questions can be directed to: Roxanne & Paul at 585-293-0549 or             
Saturday, October 1st                        12:00 noon - 3:00 pm
 Southampton Animal Shelter Pet Adoption 
Event ... Jill Rappaport to the Rescue!

Hampton Library        2478 Main St.                Bridgehampton, NY 11932      (631) 537-0015

Kick off “Adopt a Shelter Dog Month” as award-winning animal advocate, author, journalist and local resident Jill Rappaport introduces you to some wonderful animals from the Southampton Animal Shelter.   Come find your newest family member!   Phohne  (631) 728-PETS (7387)   The mission is to provide for the welfare of the ever growing number of homeless animals, and, in turn, to place them in permanent caring homes.

The Shelter is primarily dedicated to caring for homeless animals in our community of twenty-two towns–but we don’t stop there. We rescue dogs from “kill shelters” from across the country and we have also partnered with No More Tears Rescue to rehabilitate and find loving homes for adult dogs from puppy mills.
                                                  Saturday, October 1st                     12 noon-6:00 pm
Little Shelter Animal Adoption Center w/ Blessing of the Animals
& Fall Festival at St Francis of Assisi

St Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church      29 Clay Pitts Road
Greenlawn, NY, 11740

 Fall Festival, Shelter Adoptions, Fun, Blessing of the Animals,   Bake Shoppe, Prizes, Live Music from Bands. Little Shelter says "Stop by between 12 - 6pm to meet some of our wonderful furry friends and volunteers. We'll be there Sat & Sunday."
See loving adoptables
 Saturday, October 1st                                   12:00 noon-6:00 pm
Liberty Humane Society Bark in the Park  

Stevens Park             Hoboken, NJ  07030            (201) 420-2069

Bark in the Park is Liberty Humane Society's biggest fundraiser of the year and the biggest pet festival in Hudson County! Each year hundreds of participants, vendors, and sponsors come together in Steven's Park in Hoboken to celebrate the work (and the animals!) of LHS. 

Visitors enjoy a celebratory dog-walk/parade, live entertainment, a free bounce-house & children's activities, and delicious food & awesome vendors throughout the day! Want to be a vendor? Please complete our 2016 Vendor Application. For info on becoming a sponsor, please see our Sponsorship Brochure.
Saturday, October 1st                                          1:00 pm til
St. John's Blessing of the Animals 

St. John's Episcopal Church              12 Prospect Street                Huntington, NY 11743

Join us on Saturday, October 1 at 1:00 pm in our Garden of Blessings - the church's garden on Main Street.    Please bring your collared & leashed, or small caged Animal companions (or photographs of your pets who can’t attend in person) for a special Blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals.  Light refreshments will be served immediately following. All are welcome! St. John's Episcopal Church is located on the corner of Main & Prospect Street in Huntington Village, next to the Huntington Public Library.
Saturday, October 1st                              1:00 pm-til
Southampton Historical Museum Yappy Hour        

Southhampton Museum    17 Meeting House Lane   Southampton, NY   11968

BYOD (Bring your own dog) or adopt one! Yappy Hour is a mix of dog lovers, history, fun, and mingling! This event, which takes place on the Grounds of the Rogers Mansion, will include dogs dressed in festive attire, a “paw” reader, caricaturist, Chinese auction, and making new friends including adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens who need a loving home! The North Shore Animal League America will be offering a $25 off adoptions special! 

Special Guest: Volunteer, Foster Parent, and North Shore Animal League America National Spokesperson, Beth Stern.  All proceeds benefit the Southampton Historical Museum and the North Shore Animal League America. At this family event dogs and their owners can see old friends and make new ones. Wine, wine cocktails and a variety of finger foods will be served in a festive atmosphere on the great lawn of the Rogers Mansion. Owners and dogs are encouraged to wear festive costumes.
Saturday, October 1st                            1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ASPCA Cat Adoption Mobile Van At Ralph's Famous Ices 

Ralph's Famous Italian Ices      12-48 Clintonville St    Whitestone, Queens, NY 11357

The ASPCA Mobile Adoption program brings shelter pets and potential pet parents together by traveling to communities throughout the 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.

All of our animals are spayed or neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, and come with a leash or carrier, as well as a certificate for free follow-up veterinary care at the ASPCA Animal Hospital. Adoption fees range from $75 to $200.   Events are subject to change. Please call 212-876-7700, ext 4120 to confirm.
        Saturday, October 1st                                         1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons 

Petsmart            241 Airport Plaza Blvd.        Farmingdale, NY 11735      (631) 843-1890

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.                             ADOPTIONS:  11am to 4pm  7 days a week
  Saturday, October 1st               ongoing
Mountain Rottie Rescue of New York Bully Breed Project

Mountain Rottie Rescue         PO Box 109           Monticello, NY 12701

MRR of NY is located in the Catskill Mountains & The Capitol District of New York area. We are dedicated to re-homing homeless Rottweilers.  Some of our dogs are owner surrenders , but Most of our dogs come from kill shelters in The New York State area. We also pull dogs from out of State Shelters, such as Virginia , Arkansas, Alabama and Georgia -Where the Gas Box is still used to euthanize dogs .  
Ck out our new Bully Breed Project!

                                               Saturday, October 1st                 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
NEW SKETE Blessing of the Animals In Celebration of the Feast of Saint Francis

Monks Monastery        273 New Skete Lane        Cambridge, NY 12816      518-677-3928

All and the animals they love are welcome! Arrival begins at 2:00 PM, allowing plenty of time to enjoy the grounds, have a photo taken with one of the brothers and learn about New Skete.

Dog training question and answer session with Brother Christopher.  Blessing of the Animals Service is at 3:30 PM.     Light refreshments of the season to follow.   All animals must be on a leash or in a secure pen at all times for the safety of participants and other animals.  When not able to bring an animal, bring a photo of the animal or an endangered species in the wild.
Saturday, October 1st                        Schedule appt. or 2 pm weekends at Petco
Rabbit Rescue & Rehab/NYC Metro Rabbit

Union Square Petco, 17th Street & Union Square N, NYC 10003 212- 358-0692

Rabbit Rescue & Rehab/NYC Metro Rabbit is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501c3 dedicated to rescuing abandoned rabbits and finding them permanent indoor homes. See adoptable NYC rabbits in person at:
Union Square Petco, 17th Street & Union Square North, Adoptions every Saturday & Sunday from 2-5pm    86th Street Petco, 86th Street & Lexington Ave., Adoptions every Saturday & Sunday from 1-4pmManhattan Animal Care & Control, 326 E. 110th St between 1st & 2nd Aves., Adoptions every Saturday & Sunday from 2-5pm in the Rabbit Room.

See adoptable NYC rabbits online at:, Click on "NYC Metro Rabbits"
Visit our FB page,
Saturday, October 1st                                   3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blessing of the Animals by Pastor Susan Chupungco 
 Sugar Loaf United Methodist Church w/ Warwick Valley Humane Society

Sugar Loaf Methodist Church  1387 Kings Hwy Sugar Loaf, NY 10981  845- 469-2583 

The Warwick Valley Humane Society, Inc. (WVHS) is a not for profit org,   Founded in 1954, we have operated the Warwick Animal Shelter since 1968.   The WVHS provides Animal Control Services via contracts with the Towns of Warwick and Chester.  Sugarloaf is a modern contemporary church that strives to be a place where all are able to WORSHIP, GROW, SERVE & GIVE.
 Saturday, October 1st                                     4:00 pm til
Early Autumn Paddle at Beautiful Onondaga County Park 

Beaver Lake Nature Center           8477 East Mud Lake Road    Baldwinsville, NY 13027

Enjoy autumn's glow with a naturalist on an early evening canoe paddle around Beaver Lake. We'll beach to enjoy the sunset while snacking on cheese, crackers and cider. Price includes canoe rental.
See map of lake on website.   Onondaga County Parks    106 Lake Drive • Liverpool, NY 13088   '
Telephone    : (315) 451-7275 • 
                                   Saturday, October 1st                     6:00 pm -9:00 pm
Compassionate Farming Education Initiative (CFEI)
Home On The Range Benefit Party and Vegan Dinner

Loving Hut Brooklyn              76 Bushwick Avenue             Brooklyn, NY  11211

Come celebrate the release of CFEI's 'Home On The Range' Farm Animal Benefit album and documentary. The event includes a vegan dinner buffet at Loving Hut Brooklyn, a Home On The Range CD album gift bag, and a documentary film screening with artist Q&A. Proceeds of the event help raise funds and awareness for four farm animal sanctuaries all at once! 

Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Happy Trails Farm Sanctuary, Kindred Spirits Sanctuary, and Woodstock Farm Sanctuary.  Compassionate Farming Education Initiative (CFEI) is a 501c3 educational non-profit organization committed to creating conscious and empowered consumers by emphasizing a sustainable plant-based vegan model.
            Saturday, October 1st                     7:00 pm -til
NYC Vegan Eat & Meet Vegan African Food Party

Attend teh largest E & M Network Party in MANHATTAN.  Taste Award- Winning VEGAN AFRICAN FOOD For 2 days & GET SOCIAL!
Chop an all you can eat spicy Ghanaian menu & soak in liquor for miles to hot West African highlife at our secret location. 
Special Offer tickets: $20 (include food & drinks)   First come, first serve. This event is strictly 21+ For more INFO & TIX visit:
*Events sell out fast so RSVP soon..
   Sunday, October 2nd                All day or non-timed event
World Day for Farmed Animals
**Be a voice for Farmed Animals on October 2nd!

Most farmed animals are starved for at least 12 hours on their way to slaughter.
On October 2nd, in solidarity and remembrance of their suffering, we encourage you to join us in a a one-day FAST AGAINST SLAUGHTER.  For more info, go to:
What Can I Do?  
If you haven't yet, move away from eating meat, dairy, and eggs!

Join us! With events scheduled in dozens of cities across the globe, find the one nearest to you. If you cannot find one, we can help you organize a demonstration in your community.

Leaflet! We will send you our "Have We Been Lied To?" brochures free of charge to distribute in your city. For more information on how to receive brochures, and simultaneously earn fabulous rewards for leafleting and other activism, visit the Leaflet Request page.

Fast Against Slaughter . Pledge to Fast Against Slaughter and join people across the world in memorializing the billions of animals hidden, abused and killed each year.

Share our 10 Billion Lives video online with friends and family, or reach a wider audience by screening the video while tabling at a community event. The video challenges viewers to see for themselves the abuses inherent to animal agriculture before concluding with an opportunity to pledge to eat more vegan meals. For more information on how to host your own pay-per-view event like our 10 Billion Lives Tour, visit our Compassionate Activist Network website.
                     Sunday, October 2nd                                    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
5th Annual NEDA NYC Walk
Foley Square           111 Worth St                          New York, NY   10013

Admission: Pre-Registration Required at Reg fees $25 adult, $10 child            Dogs welcome.   Benefiting: National Eating Disorders Association. Take an important step in raising awareness and funds for eating disorder programs. Body dissatisfaction often leads millions of men and women into a dangerous struggle with an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating. 

NEDA supports individuals and families through education, a National Helpline and nationwide programs, guiding people towards the care they need. Join us on October 6th and walk with us. NEDA Walk. Save a Life. Together, we can build a world without eating disorders. (201) 941-6064   For more information, please call (201) 941-6064 or email
Sunday, October 2nd                 9:45 am - 11:00 am
Celebrate St. Francis Day in Sag Harbor! 

Christ Church in Sag Harbor             5 Hampton Rd                       Sag Harbor NY 11963 

Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation  will be there!  (631) 728-PETS (7387)  Celebrate St. Francis Day!  At Christ Church, we are dedicated to an Interfaith collegial ministry and have exceptional relationships with our neighboring temple, Temple Adas Israel and the Christian churches in our area.  We partner with them to serve the homeless, here at Christ Church, (through Maureen’s Haven) We have been serving the homeless for over five years.  For the shelter website Pls visit
                        Sunday, October 2nd                        10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC: Let's Save the Dogs Golf Tournament

Split Rock Country Club    49 Wolf Hollow Road           Lake Harmony, PA   18624

Join us on and play 18 holes of golf to benefit Rescue Dogs Rock NYC! Registration starts at 9:30 a.m.11:00 a.m. shotgun start   Lunch and Dinner  4 person scramble  Limited to 144 players
Prizes awarded for 1st and 2nd Place,    Raffles,   Meet some loving adoptable pets.   All net procceeds go to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC!!!  To register, go to:  
More Info:
Sunday, October 2nd                       10:00 am-11:00 am
 Holy Trinity Blessing of the Animals 

Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church       246-55 87th Avenue    Bellerose, NY 11426          Office: 718-347-0278

It is a tradition here at Holy Trinity to bless all animals on the Sunday nearest to the Saint's day of St Francis which is Oct 4th.    Holy Trinity is an active church where the love and compassion of Jesus is taken to heart.  We strive to be a light to the world and a helper to all in need.  Join us in our many activites and especially in our worship of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Sunday, October 2nd                                   10:00 am- 5:00 pm
Grehound Friends of NJ at NY Applefest '16

Apple Festival      Park Place & Park Avenue      Warwick NY 10990

Come join us for Warwick's famous annual Applefest in Warwick, NY. Volunteers needed! Applefest Warwick New York! As one of the largest events in the area. Applefest attracts more than 30,000 visitors! That is pretty impressive for a one day craft fair! For 14 years GFNJ has had a booth at Applefest. It has served us well as we have adopted many dogs from the exposure and we collect donations that are truly needed. Please consider volunteering and contact me at for more information. Thanks and hope to see you there!  
See sweet adoptables!
For more information about Applefest and directions, please go to Applefest '16.  
Sunday, October 2nd                                    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cornell Plantations -  F.R. Newman Arboretum      1 Plantations Road    Ithaca, NY 14850       Office: 607-255-2400

In 1999, the SPCA Board of Directors resolved to become a "no-kill" shelter, a vision fully realized by the end of 2001. In the spring of 2004, the SPCA opened the Dorothy and Roy Park Pet Adoption Center, a sheltering facility that provides dogs, cats and other companion animals with comfortable, healthy, home-like settings.  Registered as the nation's first "green" animal shelter (U.S. Green Building Council) for its environmentally minded, sustainable design, the facility is "good for people, good for animals, and good for the planet."  The SPCA of Tompkins County is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization Visit
 Sunday, October 2nd                          10:00 am - 4:00 pm
 Pets Alive Adoptions
Pets Alive        363 Derby Road                     Middletown, NY 10940

Pets Alive is a no-kill animal rescue, located in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, about 1 1/2 hours from New York City. Our mission is to improve the lives of companion animals everywhere by any means possible, including rescue, adoption, advocacy, collaboration, intervention and education.
 Sunday, 2nd October                           10:30 am -11:30 am
Blessing of the Animals at Christ Church Bay Ridge

CHRIST CHURCH BAY RIDGE       7301 Ridge Blvd          Brooklyn, NY 11209    

We celebrate  THE FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI. Please bring yur pets to church. In leui of  The prayers of the people, There will be a  Liturgy To bless them.  The Priest will bless the Animals with holy water as we sing and pray the words of St. Francis.  
                                                           Sunday, October 2nd                                  10:30 am- til
The Bronxville Pug Walk
Midland Avenue   Bronxville, NY  10708

Pugs and their people meet up for a walk in Bronxville every Sunday.  Visit website
*Remember, "It's all about the pug"! Just a note: Once owned by Tibetan monks, pugs made their way to Europe with the Dutch East India Company in the 1700s?the rest is history. Today, pugs are one of the most recognizable and popular breeds in the world. The pug is a great charmer, intelligent, even tempered with a lively and happy disposition. They are very affectionate and make rewarding and amusing companions. Once you have owned one pug, more are sure to follow!
 Sunday, October 2nd      11:00 am      Service  followed by Fair at 1:00 pm.
Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
Saint Francis Day Blessing of Animals & Fair

The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine 
1047 Amsterdam Avenue                         New York, New York     10025

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine welcomes you to join us for our 32nd annual Feast of Saint Francis festivities! At this signature Cathedral service, the Missa Gaia (or Earth Mass), composed by Paul Winter and Paul Halley, brings together a massed choir of hundreds of voices, a dance performance by Forces of Nature, and musical performances by the Paul Winter Consort, all in celebration of the beauty of the animal kingdom. The service concludes with the Procession of the Animals, a silent parade of creatures great and small down the Nave of the Cathedral.

Passes will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis on the morning of the service. Please visit this page for a comprehensive event FAQ, which includes information on securing passes.

This year's St. Francis Day fair will include activities for children of all ages, pet blessings on the Pulpit Green, information from local social justice organizations, and live musical performances from 2 to 4 pm.

Fair Performance Schedule
2 pm: Lucy Kalantari (Children's Music)
2:45 pm: Shawn Patric Ferguson (Instrumental Jazz and Rock)
3:30 pm: Elaine Romanelli (Singer-Songwriter)

Service:Missa Gaia – Winter/Halley    Anthem(s):Ubi caritas – Halley
i thank You God – Levine

The celebration will feature a blessing and procession of a variety of creatures through the world’s largest Gothic cathedral. Guests are encouraged to bring their pets to be a part of the celebration and receive a special blessing. For passes/further info.

Editors note:  Get to the church early since it can get quite crowded. Walk your animal before to relieve them/let them do their business.  
          Sunday, October 2nd                      12:00 noon-  4:00 pm
Zanni's Furry Friends Cat Adoption Day

Carl Schurz Park       E 86th & End Ave CSP entrance               Manhattan, NY, 10028

For more information, contact Zani at or visit the Zani's Furry Friends ZFF with the Mayor's Alliance of NYC website.

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. Helping the animals we save, their rescue also creates space at the shelter. We do not have a shelter or boarding facility, but instead rely upon foster homes to shelter and nurture our furry friends until a loving forever home is found. See some of our beautiful, loving adoptables
Sunday, October 2nd                 12 noon-5:00 pm
3rd Annual Buffalo CARES Baskets & Brews Fundraiser

Rescue Fire Hall        1241 Strad Ave                     North Tonawanda, New York 14120

Please join us for our 3rd annual Baskets & Brews event!   We will be showing the Bills vs. Titans game    Chinese Auction   Silent Auction   50/50    Food and drinks!  We will have food and a LOT of great baskets that you will definitely want to win. BB page

 Tickets are available online at :
 Tickets will be available at the door for $30.00. If you are interested in donating a basket or have questions please contact us at    Buffalo CARES Animal Rescue is a
Non-Profit Organization-  A group of people have come together, in honor of their beloved pets, to save the lives of dogs and cats who have been abused, neglected, or forgotten. 
Sunday, October 2nd                                12 noon-4:00 pm 
New York ACC Care Centers & Adoptions 
 Senior and Special Needs Adoptions hosted by NYPD's 20th Precinct!

 Senior and Special Needs Adoptions hosted by:
 NYPD's 20th Precinct, Corner of W 72nd and Broadway, New York, NY 10023

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

Daily To Be Destroyed List that needs everyone to please network, share to save lives -- Urgent is Dedicated to Saving NYC Shelter Animals
Urgent Pets on Death Row (Urgent) is an all-volunteer, 501c3 charity, created in 2010, to advocate for the thousands of adoptable dogs and cats that are needlessly killed each year by Animal Care & Control of New York City (ACC). Urgent was created to help advocate for NYC’s Death Row dogs and cats.

View ACC Adoptions.   View all the wonderful animals that are up for Adoption at ACC! You may view all of them at once, or view them by our Care Center locations. See links above. 
Sunday, October  2nd                  12:00 noon-4:00 pm
 8th Annual Bark in the Dark costume parade 

The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom
Great Escape, a Six Flags Theme Park          Route 9         Lake George, NY 12845

This year The Great Escape will celebrate its bone-chilling Fright Fest by holding the 8th Annual Bark in the Dark costume parade on Sunday, October 2. Knowing that everyone loves their pooches, we are inviting dog owners to get their dogs into the Halloween spirit! Dress your dog or dogs in their favorite (or maybe their first-ever) Halloween costume and bring them to the park! First, second and third place winners get special prizes that will make all the other dogs drool! 
One free park admission per dog. Doggie family members will receive admission for just kid’s price.
 Guests who bring a 5 pound bag minimum of dog food will receive park admission for half-off at the main gate. All collected dog food will be donated to a local animal shelter in the capital region.
Participation is open to the public. Each dog will have to sign a safety waiver during registration process.Times: 12:00pm: Register your dog at the Bark in the Dark information table located at the main gate  1:30pm: Join us at Ghost Town to watch the puppy line up strut their stuff
All dogs must exit park by 4PM.
Sunday, October 2nd           12:00 noon - 4:00pm
K9Kastle Cats @Sheepshead Bay

Petco, Sheepshead Bay         1610 Avenue Y                  Brooklyn, NY, 11235   718- 743-2147

K9Kastle exists because of the remarkable devotion of a handful (well, a polydactyl handful) of devoted volunteers, each of whom has compelling day jobs that almost never interfere with their commitment to the rescue efforts each makes. Below, in no particular order because there is no hierarchy of contribution, are a few words about each.
Sunday, October 2nd                                   12 noon-4:00 pm
Smithtown Historical Society's 2nd 'DOG DAYS of Smithtown'

Smithtown Historical Society   239 Middle Country Road    Smithtown, NY 11787

On October 2nd, we will be hosting our Second Annual Doggie Day of Smithtown and ruff, do we have a full day planned! We're still barking out the details, but so fur, we've booked:
12:00 - Father Hill of St. Patrick's Church in Smithtown will be blessing the pups
12:30 - Vincent Simeone, Director, Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, will be speaking on how to create a doggie-friendly garden landscape
1:30 - Simon Says Obedience on the Lawn
2:00pm - Tony from Bark Avenue Bath & Biscuit speaking on basic grooming for your pooch
3:00 - Red Light Green Light on the Lawn
3:30 - Sit & Stay Musical Chairs     All day Barn Hunt Activity by All Fur Fun Agility.  Pls visit
Grooming tips, vendors, raffles and more. Long Island Dog Parents will be there too! If your human is interested in becoming a sponsor or vendor for the event, please email us at
                      Sunday, October 2nd                                           1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kitten Angels Adoption Clinic

Latham Petco                  664 New Loudon Rd.           Latham, NY 12110    (518) 783-6212

Welcome and come out and say hi to  Kitten Angels! We are a non-profit organization dedicated to rescue of abandoned & orphaned kittens, pregnant cats, mama cats & their kittens through foster care. So many kittens are in need of a loving home.  Kitten Angels is always grateful to anyone who wishes to become a foster parent to one or more our kitties in need.   Visit
Sunday, October 2nd                                            1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Southhampton Animal Shelter Adoption Day

Bridgehampton Commons, 2044 Montauk Hwy #24     Bridgehampton, NY 11932
(631) 537-1853

See our beautiful loving animals ready to be adopted. The Southampton Animal Shelter was operated as a municipal shelter by the Town of Southampton until January 2010. Due to budget cuts at the time, the Town eliminated the shelter. A concerned group of locals citizens banded together to save the shelter and created the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation. The mission is to provide for the welfare of the ever growing number of homeless animals, and, in turn, to place them in permanent caring homes.  Please visit
                                         Sunday , October 2nd                                       1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
Pet Adoptions  from Local Rescue Orgs 

Pet Valu        256 Pond Path        South Setauket , NY 11720        (631) 285-3708

Pet Adoptions EVERY Sunday at Pet Valu in South Setauket!  All animals come from local rescue organizations that rescue pets from high kill shelters and look to place them in their new forever home. doption fee includes all up-to-date shots, vacciations, spay/neuter, and (in some cases) microchipping.   

Come find your next family member or just come show your support for our furry friends!
Please contact the store if you have any questions at (631) 285-3708. Pls visit
Sunday, October 2nd                            2:00 pm til
Battery Park City Dog Association  New York City 
Blessing of the Animals St. Joseph's Chapel

St Joseph's Chapel      Battery Park City 385 South End Ave         NY, NY 10280

Blessing of the Animals. The annual BPC Blessing of the Animals will take place on October 2 at 2 pm at St. Joseph's Chapel on Kowsky Plaza. This non-denominaltional service will be a nice opportunity to welcome the fall season with a show of love and appreciation for our beloved pets. All people and pets are welcome.
                                            NY CLASS: Get Political For Animals
"We Love Animals. And We Vote!"

NYClass           31 W 34th St     Suite 8086                  New York, NY  10001

NYCLASS is an animal advocacy organization committed to creating a more humane city for all New Yorkers, two-legged and four-legged. We believe in the power of organizing and mobilizing the animal protection voting bloc to move humane legislation.  Founded in 2008 by a coalition of prominent animal lovers and business leaders, NYCLASS has grown to thousands of supporters with activist chapters in all five boroughs.  Learn how to become involved today!
Sunday, October 2nd   (thru Oct 30th)                         2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
DOGtoberfest...Benefiting PUPS Fort Greene

Die Stammkneipe        710 Fulton St          Brooklyn, NY 11217

Every Sunday during Oktoberfest in October dog lovers will bring their furry friends and meet over a German beer at DSK's outside seating. There will be treats for the dogs and $1 off ea Weihenstephaner beer sold will go to PUPS, the organizers behind the annual PUPkin costume contest in Fort Greene Park.  For more information, please call 3478414495 or email

DSK will donate $1 from every Weihenstephan beer to PUPS. Bring your dog, have a beer, and support PUPS! Danke schoen to DSK and to Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan, the oldest brewery in  the world! _______________________________________________________________
                                 Sunday, October 2nd                   2:00 pm-5:00 pm                    
Animal Protective Foundation Bark n Brew

Wolf’s Hollow Brewing Company       6882 Amsterdam Road            Glenville, NY 12302 

Join us on Sunday  for barks, brews, and barbecue! Gather your friends, family, and canine* pals and come on over to Wolf's Hollow Brewery.Ticket price is $25 and includes barbecue buffet and two hand crafted beers. Please purchase your tickets at the APF or at the Wolf Hollow Tasting Room by September 23. This event is rain or shine, however; pets are allowed on the patio only.

The mission of the Animal Protective Foundation of Schenectady is to address pet overpopulation and animal suffering through education and appropriate action, to enhance human/animal relationships, and to provide care to animals in need.
Sunday, October 2nd                      2:00  pm - 6:00 pm
PAW-B-Q 2016 Oliver's Orphans Dog Rescue and Adoption

Johnny D's BBQ & Burgers          961 Rte 6 Store #1                 Mahopac, New York 10541

Live local music by Cadillac drink..face painting. jewelry. fun!!!.please stop by for a good cause  Raffles bake sale,  Phone: (914) 734-2989    Orphans   5 Rolling Way, Peekskill, NY 
                                   Sunday,  October 2nd                              3:00  pm - 4:00 pm
St. Peter's Lutheran Church Blessing Of The Animals 

Church Grounds        11 Ogden Court                           Huntington Station, NY  11746

Blessing Of The Animals: In Commemoration Of St. Francis Of Assisi, St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Will Hold A Blessing Of The Animals On The Church Grounds. All Animals Must Be Leashed Or Crated. For Further Information, Call The Church Office. Phone 631-423-1013  Website
    Sunday,  October 2nd                                           4:00  pm -7:00 pm 
Furbridge @the Christ Episcopal Blessing of the Animals

Christ Episcopal Church              43 South Broadway                Tarrytown, NY 10591

October 4 is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis (1182-1226) was a monk who founded the contemporary order of Franciscans. He was known for his vow of poverty and his special connection to animals, among many other things. 

Many Unitarian Universalists have picked up on the Catholic tradition of blessing animals, particularly pets, on this day. St. Francis may receive little attention at this service, but a number of congregations will bless pets at the service. Some people bring their pets to church, others bring photographs of their pets; others have their pets blessed by naming them. Some congregations celebrate this service at other, variable times of the year.
See our adoptables!
Sunday, October 2nd                                4:30 pm til
Blessing of the Animals at  St. Mark’s in Westhampton

St. Mark's    Front Lawn                 Westhampton Beach, NY 11978     Phone: (631) 288-2111

Bring your animals for a blessing!  It will be a wonderful experience for all. Southampton Shelter will be there.  St. Mark's Church is a parish of the Diocese of Long Island of the Episcopal Church, and a member of the global Anglican Communion.Our worship is centered on the Holy Eucharist and we welcome all baptized persons, of any denomination, to join us at God's altar. We mix dignity and spontaneity in our worship, work for warm fellowship in our parish life and concern for the world around us
      Monday, October 3rd                                       See times on link 
ASPCA Low-cost or Free Spay and Neuter Van 

*Van travels throughout the five boroughs in every neighborhood!

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).
                         Monday, October 3rd                      Ongoing                
Wildlife Conservation Society -Oceans 
**Blue York is a campaign to help protect the rich waters off New York City, which are filled with surprising biodiversity.

Wildlife Conservation Society.   2300 Southern Boulevard Bronx   New York 10460 Phone (718) 220-5100  

It's impossible to overstate the importance of the Earth's oceans. They cover over 70 percent of the planet's surface, harbor fantastic biodiversity, and sustain over a billion people. Yet they are under siege from a variety of threats. We must act.
Monday, October 3rd                  Year Round !
The Humane Society of New York Carriage 
Horse Adoption Program

The Humane Society of New York    306 East 59th Street       New York, NY 10022 

The Humane Society of New York is pleased to have a carriage horse adoption program. If you can provide a home for a retired carriage horse, please let us know. If you have a carriage horse who you wish to retire, we are waiting to hear from you. Contact information: Susan Richmond, Co-Executive Director, Humane Society of NY, 212-752-4842. Email

For over 100 years, the Humane Society of New York has been a presence in New York City, caring for animals in need when illness, injury or homelessness strikes. In 1904 we were founded to protect the city's horses against abuse. Members fought for laws to punish negligent owners and place watering troughs in streets and parks. As funds allowed the Society expanded to include a free medical clinic and a small adoption center for cats and dogs. Today our hospital and our Vladimir Horowitz and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz Adoption Center help more than 30,000 dogs and cats annually. Visit
Monday, October 3rd                                   Online or call
NY State Dog Licensing 

New York State law requires that all dog owners license their dogs, and the New York City Health Code requires that dog owners attach the license tag to their dog's collars while in public. Dog owners may be fined for violation of these laws

Dog licensing is available.  $8.50 if dog is spayed/neutered. $34.00 if not spayed/neutered. Call 646-364-1798  Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.   Get your license! Checks, money orders, and credit/debit cards accepted.  Visit\doglicense

Dog licenses may be purchased or renewed for 1 to 5 years. All dog license fees are non-refundable.   You can apply for a New York City dog license or renew an existing license online. You can also download the instructions (PDF) and application (PDF) or call 311 to request to have a paper copy mailed to you. Also, pls find important information for your dogs on this website. 
Monday, October 3rd... ongoing                        All day (Everyday)
Animal Care & Control of New York City (AC&C) Adoptions 
Our 3 care centers are open 7 days a week.

Manhattan: 326 E. 110 th Street, (Between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
Brooklyn: 2336 Linden Boulevard           Staten Island: 3139 Veterans Road West 

Animal Care & Control of New York City (AC&C) is the largest pet organization in the North East, with an estimated number of 43,000 animals rescued each year. As a not-for-profit organization since 1995, Animal Care & Control has been responsible for New York City's municipal shelter system, rescuing, caring for, and finding loving homes for homeless and abandoned animals in New York City. AC&C facilities operate in all five boroughs. Visit
ck for days                   10:00 am – 12:00 Noon
Brighton/Rochester Free Rabies Shots

Brighton Highway Dept.        1941 Elmwood Avenue       Rochester, NY 14620

For further information, call 585-753-5171 or visit the rabies schedule on the Monroe County Department of Public Health website. Immunization records are maintained for animals receiving immunizations at clinics.Visit
   Find A New York Shelter in your community! 
Adopt, volunteer, donate. There are 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.)

Tuesday, October 4th                                 All Day 
St. Francis Day
     The act of Blessing means 'the imparting of power or life.' 

The blessing of pets and animals is often celebrated on October 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, or on a Sunday near that date.  This is also set to coincide as the culminating conclusion for the Season of Creation.  Click link for a link to the American Catholic website with some more reflection on this occasion.

The person performing the blessing is mediating that power from God or Christ to the person performing or the animal involved. To bless is more than an expression of goodwill and caring. To bless is to impart God's power in person! The blessing of each animal, by name, means that health, healing and life are being mediated from God for the benefit of the animal in its relationship with its human partners. Be careful not to reinforce the separation of human animals and other animals by this blessing. Instead, consider reinforcing our common kinship by blessing ALL animals--human and otherwise.
Tuesday, October 4th                            All day
World Animal Day
To raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe. Building the celebration of World Animal Day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilising it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals.  It's celebrated in different ways in every country, irrespective of nationality, religion, faith or political ideology.  Through increased awareness and education we can create a world where animals are always recognised as sentient beings and full regard is always paid to their welfare.
If you would like to be part of the 2016 Global Wave for #WorldAnimalDay, send your photos to 
        Tuesday, October 4th                                 8:00 am – 9:00 am
NYC Audubon Citizen Science Bird Survey 
Msgr. McGolrick Park                        Brooklyn, NY 11222

Join NYC Audubon on Tuesday, October 4 at 8am for the final citizen science bird survey in McGolrick Park this year. We'll be counting birds throughout the park, and keeping an eye out for butterflies, bees, and other wildlife as well! Help us contribute to knowledge about which birds use the park and may benefit from the Urban Oasis native plant garden. 

Funding provided by the Office of the New York State Attorney General and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation through the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund   *Rain date: Wednesday, October 5 at 8am
We’ll be meeting at the southwest corner of the park (Driggs Ave. & Russell St.) and will begin at 8am eet at the Birding Tour sign at the 42nd Street and 6th Avenue entrance to the park. Discover the surprising variety of birds that stop in Bryant Park during migration. No registration necessary. No limit. Free
Tuesday, October 4th                        1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Hallett Nature Sanctuary

Hallett Nature Sanctuary Central Park   50-98 Central Park S Manhattan,NY 10019 

Visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail and see how Central Park Conservancy is turning this once-weed-filled promontory into a native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife. The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. 

This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. Please, no groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.   Free.       (212) 348-4867
 Tuesday, October 4th                   3:30 pm til
R.E.A.D. to Pepper

St Agnes      444 Amsterdam Ave    New York, NY   10024           (212) 621-0619
Come read to a therapy dog! These licensed therapy dogs and their owners can't wait for you to come read them a story. Enjoy one-on-one, no-pressure reading time with a furry friend! For ages 6-12. Please sign in for a first come, first served 15 minute slot.  Pls visit

Beginning in 1893 as a parish library at St. Agnes Chapel on West 91st Street, the St. Agnes Branch also housed a small collection for the Library for the Blind. The following year, in 1894, the chapel's pastor, in order to keep pace with a rapidly growing community, expanded the library to neighborhood status.   The branch is in near the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park, and many shops and restaurants. 
     Wednesday, October 5th                                   12:00 pm -4:00 pm
Chautauqua County Humane Society Adoptions 
Chautauqua County Humane Society 2825 Strunk Road      Jamestown, NY 14701 
Phone 716-665-2209  
Monday: 12pm - 4pm    Tuesday: 2pm - 6pm   Wednesday: 12pm - 4pm    Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: 2pm - 6pm   Saturday: 12pm - 4pm   Sunday: CLOSED 

Our mission at the Chautauqua County Humane Society is to provide temporary shelter and rehabilitation for homeless animals for the purpose of finding permanent new homes. CCHS supports healthy pet initiatives through community involvement, humane education and animal care for people in need. Adopt
               Wednesday, October 5th                          Daytime hours!
SPCA of Westchester County Lonely Hearts Club
SPCA of Westchester, Inc.     590 North State Road             Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

The SPCA of Westchester County has launched wonderful program "Lonely Hearts Club" to help those animals who are having a tougher time find a home. Please look at this wonderful innovative program for the harder-to-adopt, and/or special needs animals at their website. It is so inspiring. SPCA Website is
Pls email us at: .           Phone 914-941-2896.
Wednesday,  October 5th                           11:00 am - 12:00 pm
StoryTime @ The Library

Watervliet Public Library      1501 Broadway          Watervliet, NY 12189    (518) 274-4471 

For children age 5 and below with a parent or guardian. Come listen to a story, make a craft, and browse our collection!  Plenty of animal books, crafts  and ideas.  Phone (518) 274-4471 
nty. Email   Website
Wednesday, October 5TH                      4:00 pm til
Read to Chucky, our New York Therapy Dog! 

Yorkville Library, Children's Rm  222 E 79th St, New York, NY 10021  (212) 744-5824

Come read to our therapy dog Chucky! These licensed therapy dogs and their owners can't wait for you to come read them a story. Enjoy one-on-one, no-pressure reading time with a furry friend! Pre-registration is required for each 15-minute slot and opens 1 week in advance.
For ages 5 and up.
   Wednesday night, October 5th                                             6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Blessing of theAnimals New York

First Presbyterian Church            12 West Twelfth Street    New York, New York 10011

The First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York welcomes you and your beloved pets to join us for our annual Blessing of the Animals! This is a warm-hearted and fun event, featuring family-friendly music and blessings for your companion animals. 

First Presbyterian Church is located at 12 W 12th Street (Fifth Avenue), Manhattan. The event is free and open to the public. For more details, visit or contact Amy Ullo at or 212.675.6150.
Wednesday, October 5th                                            7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Free Rabies Clinics Tompkins County Health Department

Caroline Highway Garage   852 Valley Rd.  Brooktondale, NY  14817  (607) 539-7610

Free Rabies Clinic for cats, dogs, and ferrets provided by the Tompkins County Health Department Environmental Health Division. SPCA staff and volunteers will be on hand with free ID tags for your pet and information about our low-cost spay/neuter program!   Visit
ALL CLINICS 7:00-9:00 p.m.   2016 FALL CLINICS:
Wednesday, Oct. 5 - Caroline Highway Garage     Thursday, Oct. 6 - Trumansburg School Bus Garage    Wednesday, Oct. 12 - Ithaca Central Fire Station
Wednesday. October 5th                  7:30 pm til
Report on Environmental Issues in Westchester

Greenburgh Nature Center     99 Dromore Rd.       Scarsdale, NY 10583   914.723-3470

The Greenburgh Nature Center will host a Report on Environmental Issues in our County by District 12 Legislator MaryJane Shimsky and colleagues from the County Board of Legislators. Q & A and discussion to follow presentation by the legislators. Co-sponsored by the Lower Hudson Sierra Group. Program is free. Refreshments at 7 pm. Program begins at 7:30 pm.

The Greenburgh Nature Center's community weekend events, environmental forums,
public programs and nature education programs are supported, in part, by Westchester County Parks and the Town of Greenburgh.
Thursday, October 6th                                    pre-schedule please (75 spots)
T.A.R.A., Inc. Low-cost spay/neuter clinic for FERAL cats

Will Spay Pets                        Inc. PO Box 127                 Walden NY 12586

T.A.R.A., Inc. will be holding another low-cost spay/neuter clinic for FERAL cats for $5.00 only hosted by Will Spay Pets, in Walden, NY. $5 per feral cat includes spay or neuter, rabies vaccine, ear cleaning, nail trim, and ear tip. Also available for an additional fee: distemper vaccine, flea/tick products, dewormer, and microchipping.

 This event is made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan. Schedule and pre-pay for your appointment at Hunter Insurance, 40 Main St, Walden, NY. Please call Will Spay Pets at (845) 857-7657 with any questions.
 Thursday, October 6th                       10:00 am – 9:00 pm
 Humane Society of Rome 'Boscov’s Gala Preview'

Sangertown Square Mall       8555 Seneca Turnpike            New Hartford, NY 13413

 Boscov’s has a rich history of serving the needs of our loyal customers by offering a broad assortment of high quality merchandise and setting the gold standard in customer service. Having started more than a century ago with Solomon Boscov’s dream and his pack containing $8 worth of merchandise, Boscov’s now is America’s largest family-owned Department Store, with 43 locations across six states and a growing eCommerce business serving customers across the United States.           Email   Visit
 Thursday, October 6th                       1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Trail Tales at Onodago Park
Beaver Lake Nature Center   8477 East Mud Lake Road            Baldwinsville, NY 13027

Perfect for pre-school aged children (3-5 years old), accompanied by an adult. A naturalist will first read two stories to the children and then lead the group out on a hike themed to match the stories. T: (315) 451-7275  Picnic Shelters, Camp Brockway and Youth Camping at Highland Forest. For reservations at Arrowhead Lodge and Skyline Lodge contact the individual park, see information on website .   Visit
Thursday, October 6th                                                             See shelter hrs on websites
Find A New York Shelter or Rescue Group in your Community! 

Adopt, volunteer, transport, donate. There are many ways to help the shelter animals in your very own neighborhood/community.
Animal Shelter.Org   (New York)

Long Island Animal Shelters

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

Thursday, October 6th                             5:00 pm-8:00 pm 
Humane Society of Schuyler County Doggie Date Night

 Hazlitt Vineyards      5712 NY-Route 414                  Hector, NY 14841 

Doggie Date Night is part of a series of events in Hazlitt's new, "Fall into October" special events calendar this October. Bring your friendly dog (and house trained humans) to Doggie Date Night, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards Oasis, to enjoy an evening of revelry with snacks, drinks , a silent auction and fun! Friendly dogs and house trained humans are invited to enjoy an evening of revelry with snacks, drinks (doggie water bowls & treats will be provided) and fun at The Oasis! We will also will host a 50/50 raffle to benefit the Humane Society Schuyler County. Raffle drawing at 7:30 PM. Adoptions at shelter  We will be open on Thursday nights from 5-7 p.m. for adoption hours on October 6 and October 13 as usual.   Pls visit
                              Thursday, October 6th                               5:30 pm - 8:30 pm 
Forks Over Knives: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Saratoga Spa State Park Admin Bldg   19 Roosevelt Drive    Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 

"Forks Over Knives" examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering yet under-appreciated researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn." 

We invite you to join us for a screening of the film to be followed by a panel discussion with regional experts in the areas of health, medicine, nutrition and wellness. Special thanks to our refreshments sponsor, Healthy Living Market and Cafe Saratoga.  Suggested Donation: $20 
Registration: 5:30 pm   Screening: 6pm     See stellar Panel Following film. Visit
Thursday, October 7th                               6:00 pm–10:00 pm
Pet Hero Awards 5th Anniversary Ceremony, 
Cocktail Reception & Dinner Dance

Gotham Hall -        1356 Broadway         New York, NY 10018               (212) 244-4300

The Pet Philanthropy Circle’s mission is to save and enhance the quality of animal lives by promoting greater public awareness of their welfare and the causes that protect them.  We accomplish this through educational programs,  raising funds for qualified animal rescue organizations and the Pet Hero Awards.
Our Advisory Board Members are solely responsible for making nominations for the Pet Hero Awards. It is essential that this group be totally committed to our cause and willing to invest the time and/or financial commitment necessary to keep our awards program standards of excellence intact.   If you feel someone or an organization has made a significant contribution to animal welfare or you are willing to become a sponsor and make a financial contribution, contact us.
Friday, October 7th                          7:30 am til
The Toby Project
100% Free or Low Cost Spay & Neuter & Rabies Vaccinations 

Mobile Clinics         25 Westchester Square         Bronx, NY     10467 .

100%  FREE for all NYC residents on public assistance. 100% FREE FOR PITBULLS & NON-PUREBRED DOGS & CATS (you don't have to be on public assistance).    Other  purebreds:  Spay & Neuter $75 . Rabies Vaccinations $8   Phone 212 -799- 1120 or Website

The Toby Project is a non-profit organization working to end the killing of thousands of adoptable dogs and cats each year in New York City's animal shelters. We are the only organization in NYC whose sole mission is to address pet overpopulation at its inception by preventing the births of unwanted dogs and cats. Our goal is to spay/neuter the very animals who would otherwise directly perpetuate a vicious cycle of unwanted birth and unnecessary death, and make NYC a true "no-kill' community.
Friday, October 7th                      9:00 am-6:00 pm
New York Bully Crew -October is Pit Bull Awareness Month!

New York Bully Crew     1457 Montauk Hwy             Patchogue, NY 11772

New York Bully Crew is a 501c3 not-for-profit rescue organization founded in December 2010. Though based on Long Island, NYBC’s outreach is nationwide. We specialize in rescuing Pitbulls, however no animal in dire need of rescue is turned away. NYBC strives to bring positive attention to the most loyal breed one could encounter, and give second chances to those who have been discarded by humans simply because of what they are…a Pitbull.  844-633-NYBC (6922)
Friday , October 7th                  10:00 am-2:00 pm
The New York Botanical Garden Forager's Feast

The New York Botanical Garden      2900 Southern Boulevard             Bronx, NY 10458

Walk the woodlands of the Garden and encounter the many wild edibles that grow in our woods and yards. Discover where and when species can be found, how to identify them in the wild, how to harvest them sustainably, and how to prepare them in tasty recipes. Leda Meredith, author of The Forager's Feast: How to Identify, Gather, and Prepare Wild Edibles, is your guide to transforming even the most common edible backyard weeds into guest-worthy. Friday, October 7, 2016, from 10:00am to 12:00pm,  at the NYBG   location Instructor:Leda Meredith 
  Website    Phone (718) 817-8700.
Friday, October 7th                                             10:00 am– 5:00 pm
Horseback Riding in Highland Forest

Highland Forest     1254 Highland Park Road     Fabius, NY 13063      315-289-3775. 

Experience the beauty of Highland Forest on a hour-long guided horseback ride. Horseback rides, provided by Highland Outfitters available for ages 5 & up.. Reservations Required. a great horseback riding experience near Syracuse NY that they will never forget. If you want to experience some of the most spectacular trails in the state, we offer horseback riding in upstate NY. With more than two decades in the industry, we have a thorough understanding of the outdoors and adventure.    315-289-3775. Near Syuacuse   Visit 
    Friday, October 7th                       10:00 am-6:00 pm
Mohawk Hudson Humane Society
4th annual Cat-lumbus Day ALL Weekend $14.92 adoption fee 

All MHHS locations (Menands, Saratoga, PetSmart Latham and Glenmont, Petco Clifton Park)    (518) 434-8128

$14.92 adoption fee for all cats 6 months and older at all MHHS locations 
from Oct 7- 10, 2016!
FUN day! Loving Cat  Adoptions. The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society (MHHS) of Menands, New York has been saving the lives of abused and unwanted animals since 1887.
MHHS is a non-profit organization that 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.  See our loving adoptables at     
Friday, October 7th                                    10:30 am-4:00 pm
The Humane Society of New York Adoptions

The Humane Society of New York      306 East 59th Street between 1st & 2nd Avenues     Manhattan, NY 10022

Here are just a few of the dogs and cats available for adoption at the Humane Society of New York. Click on the thumbnail to view a bigger image. Contact us at (212) 752-4842 for further information on how to adopt.   Our adoption hours are 7 days a week, 10:30am - 4:00pm   Sandra DeFeo ext.233   
Friday, October 7th                                      11:30 am til
Animal Tales Story Time at Lollypop Farm

Lollypop Farm                 99 Victor Rd.                 Fairport, New York 14450    585-223-1330

Snuggle up on a fluffy pillow and enjoy an animal-themed story or two and a humane education component. It's a great way to introduce the wonder of animals to the little ones of the family. Held every Friday in the Indoor Barn Classroom at the main campus of Lollypop Farm in Fairport.                 
            Friday, October 7th                                  4:00 pm-5:00pm
Caring Kids Program  Sponsored by HEART and Animal Haven
~ NY week for the Animals official event~

Animal Haven      251 Centre Street              NY, NY 10013

Animal Haven and HEART are partnering to offer the Caring Kids Program, which introduces children and teens to basic animal care and informs them about existing issues in animal welfare. Caring Kids nourishes the bond between humans and animals and encourages young people to become animal advocates in their community.

 The program meets every Friday from 4pm-5pm. It is mainly geared towards the 5-13 age range, but any participant between the ages of 4 and 18 yrs. is welcome.

Animal Body Language: How can you tell what an animal is feeling? Learn about dog and cat body language to understand what our companion animals are feeling. Compare how animals feel to how people feel. We will also discuss how to know when it is and is not appropriate to approach an animal, and the ways to approach an animal.   RSVP at
 During entire month of October 
Rochester Animal Services
Dog Adoptions Fees discount: Adopt a Dog Month 

Rochester Animal Services         184 Verona St              Rochester, NY 14608

Rochester Animal Services has dogs of every type, size, age and personality waiting for loving homes. Visit us this October to find out what a shelter dog can bring to your life during AHA's Adopt-A-Dog Month!  The shelter is located near downtown Rochester at 184 Verona Street just north of Kodak and Frontier Field.  Parking is free and can be accessed from Verona Street or from North Plymouth Avenue.  For more information contact the shelter at 428-7274 or visit us online at 
Friday evening, October 7th 6:00p-8:00p Welcome Reception & Awards Ceremony!      Saturday thru Sunday Conference.
Animal Law Conference 2016- thru Sunday!

Manhattan Penthouse      80 5th Avenue, 17th Floor            New York, NY 10011

The Animal Law Conference is the central gathering point of the global animal law community. The Animal Law Conference gives attorneys, law students, professors, and activists from around the world a place to share ideas, knowledge, and practical skills about advancing the interests of animals through the legal system. Today, the conference has become one of the largest and most popular of its kind, featuring some of the most respected voices in the field of animal law.

The conference will kick off with an evening reception at the Manhattan Penthouse, near Union Square. We invite you to enjoy appetizers and drinks while networking with fellow conference attendees. The Animal Legal Defense Fund will also present the 2016 Advancement in Animal Law Pro Bono Achievement Awards.

The Animal Law Conference is co-presented by Animal Legal Defense Fund, the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School, and the Lewis & Clark Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. We look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, October 8th                          7:30 am-9:00 am
Schimmel Center           3  Spruce Street                                         New York, NY 10038

All panel sessions on Saturday will take place in the Schimmel Center at Pace University.    See complete agenda. distinguished panel & details for dynamic Weekend Conference Continental Breakfast will be available in the Schimmel lobby from 7:30-9:00 a.m. 

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. throughout day   Welcome session.  See complete agenda. distinguished panel & details for dynamic Weekend Conference

                                                     Sunday, October 9th            8:00 am -3:00 pm
Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza (entrance off of Park Row), New York, NY, 10038
9:30 am-5:00 pm
                                      Friday, October 7th                               7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Discover Liberty Ridge Farm (& Halloween)

Liberty Ridge Farm                    29 Bevis Rd.                       Schaghticoke, NY 12154

 The Fall is a great time to enjoy our Farm. Every Friday & Saturday night in October, the farm transforms into a night of fear and terror. Recommended age of appropriateness: 10 years and older. Always beginning at 7pm. The fall is full of childhood favorites, the area’s largest and original cornfield maze and over 20 hands on activities for all ages.    We host private functions, corporate events, parties, family reunions, birthday parties, weddings and so much more. For More info, call:    518-664-1515  Visit
Saturday,  October 8th                                        8:00 am – 9:30 am
  Van Cortlandt Bird Walks

Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy  Broadway & Vancortlandt Park S, Bronx, NY 10462 

Meet at Van Cortlandt Nature Center. The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more info,  please call 212-691-7483. No registration necessary. No limit. Free. Guides: NYC Audubon, Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy
      Saturday, October 8th                                  8:00 am - 9:00 am
FIDO Coffee Bark New York City's Largest Off-Leash Community

95 Prospect Park West   Brooklyn, NY 11215   Long Meadow beside the Picnic House 

New York City's Largest Off-Leash Community.Rain, sleet, snow or shine, FIDO in Prospect Park sets up a table full of goodies on the first Saturday of every month!  Look for coffee, pastries, dog biscuits as well as relevant information pertaining to off-leash activities and issues. And it's all FREE! First Saturday Of Every Month...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.  718) 965-8951    You got to see it to believe it!  Learn much more
Saturday, October 8th                                   9:00 am-4:00 pm
SPCA of Upstate New York Pet Adoptions

Petsmart       3033 NY 50                         Saratoga Springs, NY 12866   (518) 580-9374

Our adoption process is simple and only takes a few minutes! Once you find the right pet for you, let a staff member know you are interested in adopting. You will then be asked to fill out our three and a half page application form. With application approval, and payment of the proper adoption fee, you can be on your way home with your new pet!

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Upstate New York Inc. is committed to the prevention of torture or cruelty (includes every act, omission, or neglect, whereby unjustifiable physical pain,suffering, or death is caused or permitted), and the protection of all animals.__________________________________________________________________
               **Find A New York Shelter in your Community! 
Adopt, volunteer, find a way to help the shelter animals in your neighborhood.
Animal Shelter.Org   (New York)
Long Island Animal Shelters
Animal Care & Control of New York City 
(AC&C) Adoptions (Five boroughs.)
~Rational Animal~
Mother's Comfort Project, Orange Ribbon Campaign & Artists with Animals Mini Print Notecards
Mother’s Comfort Project brings volunteers together for sewing sessions to create comfy and cheery beds for shelter animals, as well as catnip toys for the cats.  Since its inception volunteers have sewn and donated thousands of beds and toys to shelters and rescues in the Tri-State area.

Our "Artists for Animals" mini print notecards feature the beautiful photography of fine art photographers represented by Morrison Hotel Gallery.  Each photographer generously donated their photographs to support Rational Animal's campaigns for at-risk animals. Featured are these artists in intimate moments with their animal friends: John Lennon, Bridget Bardot, Neil Young, David Bowie, Robert Plant, Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Nelly and The Beatles.
For more info about Rational Animal and our other campaigns, please visit   All proceeds go directly to support our projects. 

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