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 AWUSA 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 100+ 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
               Begins Thursday,  September 24th  (thru 28th)                   Early a.m.
New York Search and Rescue Conference

State Prep Ctr
5900 Airport Rd
Oriskany, NY  13424

The NYS Federation of SAR is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit organization consisting of independent Search and Rescue teams that make themselves available to any official agency to assist in searches for lost or missing persons in New York State or the NorthEast.  Goes through Sept 28, 2014. Visit

Availability 24 hrs/7 days a week.

Team Leader _ Chris Padden (631)398-5343

Team Manager_ Heidi Hajek (631)478-2224

New York State Federation of Search & Rescue K-9's

Our website will be updated with more details as they become available.
                                               All September                      all day
Bideawee All Animals 6 Months Old and Older are Free!

410 East 38th Street
New York, NY 10016

Visit Bideawee's Mobile Matchmaking Tour and our adorable dogs and cats up for adoption. Our experts will help find you the right pet to match your lifestyle. Stop by and meet our knowledgeable volunteers who can provide information on all of Bideawee's programs and services.

All our animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, behaviorally-tested and ready to become the newest addition to your family. Potential adopters should bring ID, a copy of their building bylaws and all members of their household.

The Bideawee volunteer family is a vital part of our organization: Bideawee volunteers walk dogs, socialize cats, attend events, help with administrative tasks, and participate in our pet therapy programs. Please contact the Bideawee Volunteer Coordinator at the Bideawee location nearest you by calling 866-262-8133.
Saturday September 27th                  All Day
~North Fork Animal Welfare League~
Pet Adoptions and Donation Day at Carolyn's Salon

Carolyn's Salon
1116 Main Road
Aquebogue, NY  11901

A "donation day" will be held Sept. 27 at Carolyn’s Salon in Aquebogue to benefit North Fork Animal Welfare League. The salon will be donating $5 from each haircut to the league.

Also, pet adoptions will be available in the salon parking lot. If you are on a pet limit like we are (the pets outnumber the people at this point in time), then you can walk away with a great new hairdo and know that you have helped our furry friends. Call (631) 722-5023 to schedule an appointment. For more information visit      More Info:
Saturday, September 27th                           9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lollypop Farm BarktoberFest

Lollypop Farm and Egypt Park
Egypt Park Parking Lot
Fairport, NY

7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration and Check-In for Pet Walk and Ruff Rampage Obstacle Course
Location: Egypt Park Parking Lot
9:00 a.m.
Pet Walk Begins    Location: Near Main Stage, Egypt Park
10:30 a.m.   Ruff Rampage Obstacle Run Kick-off
Location: Main Stage, Egypt Park
The first wave of the Ruff Rampage Obstacle Run kicks off!
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    Festival   
See more at:

On this special day several adoptable dogs will make the trip from Lollypop Farm for some special meet-and-greets. You’ll be able to get to know them, ask questions, and maybe even take one home...You just might meet your new best friend!  Visit website

As always, each dog adoption includes:
-Spaying and neutering   -Vaccinations and deworming      -Heartworm test   -A certificate for a free health exam
-A 30-day gift of pet health insurance     -Microchipping   -Flea-control treatment    -Free behavior advice   -Discounted behavior and training classes
Saturday, September  27th                                9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Montgomery County SPCA Garage Sale

26 Coolidge Rd.
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Seasonal Items – Jewelry – Household Items – Clothing – MUCH MORE!
The Mission of the Montgomery County SPCA is to provide protection, care and shelter to homeless, abused and neglected animals; and to promote public awareness about spaying and neutering, as well as proper pet care.

Our Vision is to  create a better tomorrow for all companion animals. We strive to provide readily-available education, affordable spay/neuter programs, state-of-the-art shelter care, and comprehensive adoption programs. You can become part of this vision by donating to our Capital Campaign.  Thank you.     phone (518) 842-8050
Saturday, September 27th                     10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Animal Reiki Source: Reiki 3 &
Animal Reiki Teacher Training: Shinpiden Master Teacher Class

Animal Haven
251 Centre Street
New York City NY 10013 US

Prerequisites: Must have at least Level II Reiki (from any lineage) & The Animal Reiki Workshop: Core Curriculum. Recommended: The Animal Reiki Internship

Tuition: $1250, 25% donated to Animal Haven .
This class is for Level II Practitioners interested in learning to teach Reiki and Animal Reiki classes, and Level III Practitioners and Teachers interested in deepening their Reiki knowledge and/or adding an Animal Reiki program to their curriculum.
More Info:
Saturday, September 27th ( & add'l days below) ,       10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Long Island Fair

Old Bethpage Village
1303 Round Swamp Road
Old Bethpage, 11804

Organizer:  Long Island Fair   & Sunday, Sept 27th & 28th, and Thursday-Sunday, October 2nd to 5th; Phone:  (516) 874-0502  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!
Saturday, September 27th                    10:00 am- 4:00 pm
Long Island Naturally Environmental Fair at Manor Farm

Manor Farm
210 Manor Road
Huntington, NY

Join StarFlower Experiences for their annual Long Island Naturally Fair at Manor Farm in Huntington.   Exhibits, games, community yard sale, demonstrations of environment-friendly practices, music, safari to discover the local wildlife, Tons of funn. For more info:516-938-6152.   Free. 
Saturday, September 27th                      10:00 am- 2:00  pm
The Sylvia Center’s Fall Harvest Day
and Community Potluck

Katchkie Farm
745 Fischer Rd.
Kinderhook, NY,

Explore the farm, visit with the animals, press fresh cider, and take a ride on the hay wagon with Farmer Bob.  Bring a dish to share for a potluck lunch or register for their 11am cooking class with their farm chefs to prepare a dish on the farm using our wood fired oven.    Visit

Garden projects galore. Free and open to the public.  Registration and $5 fee for cooking class only, all ages welcome. Please call Julie at (518) 758-2170 to register or for more information.  The Sylvia Center addresses issues in children’s health by providing hands-on experiences with growing and cooking healthy food.

At this critical time, when obesity afflicts two-thirds of America’s children, it is essential to familiarize young people with whole, fresh produce and advocate a healthier diet. We have yet to meet a child who doesn’t love to cook and play in a garden. Over time, children broaden their palates to welcome beets, kale, leeks, and squash to their tables.
Saturday, September  27th                            11:00 am -3:00 pm
3rd PAWSAFE Adoption Event & Puppy Reunion

Tractor Supply
1253 Route 311
Patterson NY 12563

Join us for our 3rd Annual PAWSAFE PUPPY REUNION! Tractor Supply 3pm FREE admission  –  FREE Parking activities ~ contests ~ food PHOTOS with Tina Quatroni of Petcha Photography. Visit our Facebook page for more information:

PawSafe Animal Rescue exists to provide a better life for adoptable companion animals without homes and to assist in the effort to limit the overpopulation of these animals through a low kill methodology. PawSafe Animal Rescue tirelessly strives for and envisions the day where every adoptable companion animal has a loving, responsible home, where no animal will suffer from abuse, neglect or ignorance.
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.

If interested in volunteering, having fun and helping shelter animals, please contact Liz Peterson for the Westchester chapter at or 914-737-2228 and Maggie Hurley for the NYC chapter at
You do not have to come for the whole day, but we would love it if you did! We need fabric & batting cutters, toy stuffers as well as sewers!

Rational Animal's Orange Ribbon for Animals campaign, , includes our Orange Ribbon for Animals and the Animal Guardian campaign.  Our orange ribbon is trademarked and is the official awareness ribbon for at-risk animals in the United States.  It represents support for animals who suffer from neglect, abuse and those whose lives and well-being are in jeopardy.

The Animal Guardian campaign advocates for guardianship, not ownership, of companion animals.  It is part of the effort to change the common perspective of animals as property or unfeeling objects, to revering animals as sentient beings who do not exist to be used by others, but for the right to their own life; and in the case of household pets, for humans to be their guardian and companion for their entire lives.

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 information about Rational Animal and our other campaigns, please visit Please consider supporting Rational Animal by making a donation, or purchasing items in our store,  All proceeds go directly to support our projects.
Saturday, September 27th               ck times
The New York Botanical Garden

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

Plants and imaginations grow at the Howell Family Garden, where kids are allowed—no, encouraged!—to play in the dirt. Display gardens, such as the Global Gardens and the Bean Tunnel or Salad Bowl, and daily interactive gardening activities delight and inspire.

Dig! Plant! Grow! activity themes: Pollinator Pals: Bees and Butterflies, August 19–October 3 Cooking Demonstrations  Ongoing. Included in any All-Garden Pass.

Cooking demonstrations take place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 and 4 p.m. at the Whole Foods Market® Family Garden Kitchen.We will treat visitors to frightful Halloween fun. Experience the thrills and chills of the season with a garden full of intricately carved pumpkin sculptures, bugs, bats, parties, and parades. More than 500 carved pumpkins!

Schedules vary..See more exciting details.  Website exhibitions/2012/halloween/index.php      Phone (718) 817-8700.
                   Saturday, September 27th                          10:00 am -1:00 pm
Homeward Bound Adoption Clinic

Homeward Bound Dog Rescue of New York, LLC.
202 Front St. (our entrance is really on John St.)
Schenectady, NY 12105

Homeward Bound is a not for profit volunteer organization. We are not a shelter and we do not have a facility - all the dogs in our program live in foster homes.  We take our dogs into our homes and care for them as if they were our own until they go to their forever homes. The time we spend with them helps us to learn more about them, which allows us to be able to provide applicants with an accurate assessment and the dog’s individual strengths and needs.  Visit

Homeward Bound is a Non-Profit Organization and we accept monetary donations. We can also use the following items: Blankets, Towels, Kennels, Carriers, Bleach, Natures Miracle, Stamps, Paper and Office Supplies, Gas Cards. If you would like to make a donation please contact us at 518.424.1738 or email. With your help, we can rescue and find new homes for even more dogs in the future.
Saturday, September 27th                              10:00 am - 4:00 pm      
Sodus Harvest Fest
Village of Sotus
Main Street
Village of Sodus, NY 14551

Arts, crafts, food, music, homemade goods, a pumpkin growing contest, activities for kids of all ages, vendor booths open to public. Experience the Great Pumpkin Drop and Enter the Pumpkin Carving Contest (not just pumpkins anymore). Use any produce that is in season.

There will be free activities for the whole family to enjoy like a free wagon ride around the Village. Free live entertainment plus Big Dog Radio 102.5 will be on hand and broadcasting live. Open to anyone from kindergarten to 99!   For info/application call 315-576-3818 or go to
  Saturday, September 27th            12:00 noon – 3:00 pm
Bright Stars German Shepherds Adoption Day

5025 Ridge Rd
Spenceport, NY

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, Sept. 27th                              12:00 noon- 4:00 pm
Animal Rescue of the Hamptons
ADOPT-A-THON in Yonkers

2350 Central Park Ave
Yonkers , NY   10710

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons actively rescues cats and dogs, provides quality care and offers sanctuary until loving homes can be found.
ADOPTION HOURS: 11am to 4pm  7 DAYS A WEEK! See adoptables on our comprehensive website. Events and volunteer opps too!

ARF's work with animals, within our community and throughout the organization is guided by three core values: compassion, integrity and dedication.  Visit
Saturday, September 27th(and beyond)                      1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ASPCA Fall in Love Pet Adoptions

PETCO Union Square
860 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

It’s finally fall—the perfect time to cozy up with a new furry best friend. If you’re ready to welcome a new dog or cat into your life this season, visit the ASPCA Adoption Center on the Upper East Side and or take advantage of our fall adoption mobile event.

Extras: Each adopter will receive a FREE gift, while supplies last.

Before You Arrive:  Take a second to browse our Adoptable Dogs and Adoptable Cats. (These animals and more are waiting to meet you right now!) Then take a look at our How to Adopt page.
We hope to see you soon, and we hope you fall in love at the ASPCA!
Saturday September 27th                 ongoing
Mountain Rottie Rescue of New York
Announce 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!

Some of our dogs are cruelty cases & come from abusive pasts - we offer rehabilitation & training to these dogs and have successfully placed most of our cruelty cases into new loving homes.  Email

All our our dogs are temperament tested before acceptance into our program. Our members consist of Certified Dog Trainers, experienced animal handlers & experienced Rottweiler owners. Any dog adopted from Mountain Rottie Rescue of New York has been fostered in a home prior to adoption. All of our Dogs are up to date on vaccines, Heart-worm tested, on prevention, spayed /neutered, micro-chipped & activated .
Visit our website.
Saturday Sept 27th                 All day  
September Cat Adoptathon Special@
Buffalo Paws & Claws Animal Shelter, Inc.

Buffalo Paws & Claws
1714 Emery rd
East Aurora, NY 14052

BPC is a NON-PROFIT NO KILL animal rescue and shelter who's mission is to provide a comfortable home for all domesticated pets. We take in unwanted or surrendered pets, neglected and/or abused.  (thru Sept 30th)    

We have some beautiful sweet cats who need a home so we want to encourage you.
We have a 10.00 cat adoption special everday through September 30th. Included with your new best friend is a 20 lb bag of kitty litter, cat food & kitty car package.  Phone: 716-208-7747

We are available for adoptions & surrenders Monday through Sunday by appointment only. We are a foster based rescue, therefore we have to coordinate with our foster families prior to receiving any visits. You must also fill out our online adoption application and be approved prior to viewing any of our animals.
  Saturday, September 27th                                                          12 noon-4:00  pm
AC & C of NYC on NBC affiliate

AC & C locations

Each Saturday morning for the past eight years, NBC has featured a Pet Adoption segment for AC&C dogs and cats. Three animals available for adoption are featured along with helpful tips about properly caring for your pet. We also mention upcoming adoption and fund raising events so if people cannot adopt they can support AC&C in other ways.

AC & C of NYC: Helping homeless and abandoned animals is what we do at AC&C. However, we cannot do it alone. Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C) is the largest pet organization in the northeast, rescuing nearly 34,000 each year. As a not-for-profit since 1995, AC&C is under contract with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to rescue, care for and find loving homes for homeless and abandoned animals in NYC.

To service all NYC communities, AC&C operates facilities in all five boroughs. Pls visit website to see adoptables and ways to help.
Saturday, September 27th                            1:00 pm- 5:00 pm
ASPCA Mobile Adoptions Day

PETCO College Point
133-11 20th Ave.
Queens, NY 11356

ASPCA Mobile Van will be at above location. 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 Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital. Adoption fees range from $75 to $200. Our knowledgeable adoption counselors are on hand to provide all the information you need and help you find the purrfect match. For more information about our Mobile Adoption schedule, please call (212) 876-7700 ext. 4900.
Saturday, September 27th                     2:00 pm-7:00 pm
Best Friends Animal Society Strut Your Mutt

Hudson River Park's Pier 84,
W. 43rd Street and the West Side Highway
(right 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 dogsActivity for Kids of All Ages and Their Pups The  Mix, mingle, take photos, and enjoy:
Activities   Entertainment and Stage Events   Contests
Exhibitors and Food VendorsMake your own custom pet ID tag on the spot! Contests Canine Cafe with dog treats & food Barking Boutique (pet related product vendors)

Why: To raise money for one of 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, September 27th                                           2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lil' Monsters Rescue Adoption Day
632 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

If you are interested in a particular dog or cat, contact us and we will be happy to arrange meeting. Here at Lil Monsters we believe promoting responsible animal care is a key component in preventing animal cruelty, neglect and abandonment. Lil Monsters is a private, limited admission facility for animals that operates under a “no kill” philosophy. We rely on donations from the public to support our work.

Through our rescue program, we are able to help rehabilitate and rehome little (and big!) monsters that are homeless, in danger of becoming homeless, or in need of rescue from shelters. We also take in owner surrenders or stray surrenders 24/7 by appointment (provided they are healthy and pass behavior screening). We are 100% No kill.

Call to make sure before attending.  (212) 475-0893
Saturday, September 27th                          7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Oats & Apples: A Comedy Benefit for NYCLASS

The Players Theatre
115 Macdougal St,
New York, New York 10012

Hosted by Caitlin McKee and featuring Subhah Agarwal (New York Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival), Steve Walsh (Laughing Buddha), Lynn Bixenspan (Relationshit, UCB), Katherine Williams (New York Fringe Festival, New York Underground Comedy Festival), Phil Gable (Comedy Central) and Jake Vevera (Idiots on Parade).  An evening of comedy to benefit NYCLASS, presented by CB Productions.

100% of ticket sales will go to NYCLASS, a non-profit animal advocacy organization committed to ending the inhumane NYC carriage horse industry by retiring the carriage horses to sanctuary and replacing the carriage horse industry with eco-friendly, cruelty-free horseless carriages.

A,C,E,B,D,F&M trains to West 4th. Exit at West 3rd and walk one block East to Macdougal Buy tix.
Sunday,  see September dates                 9:00 am - 11:30 am
4th Annual Queens Walk to End Alzheimer's
-Bring Your 4 legged friends-

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, New York  11368

Join the QUEENS WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S  and bring your favorite 4 legged friend (Stop by the Doggie Dugout and outfit your smallest best friend with an official Walk to End Alzheimer's purple bandana while enjoying some delicious doggie treats) ! 
Ck out all teh walks for September and October !

Batavia, NY09/27/2014 Binghamton, NY09/21/2014
Brockport, NY10/18/2014 Brooklyn, NY09/21/2014
Buffalo, NY09/20/2014 Canandaigua, NY09/13/2014
Canton, NY09/07/2014 Carmel, NY10/19/2014
Catskill, NY10/04/2014 Chautauqua, NY09/06/2014               Elmira, NY09/27/2014 Geneseo, NY10/25/2014        
Inlet, NY06/21/2014 Ithaca, NY09/28/2014
Johnstown, NY09/21/2014Lake George, NY05/04/2014                  Lewiston, NY09/27/2014
Liverpool, NY10/04/2014
Loudonville, NY09/27/2014 Medina, NY09/06/2014
Mendon, NY09/20/2014
Montgomery, NY10/11/2014 New Hartford, NY09/14/2014
            Top 30 WalkNew York, NY10/19/2014
North Babylon, NY09/20/2014
Pomona, NY10/12/2014 Queens, NY09/28/2014                       Rochester, NY10/11/2014
Schaghticoke, NY04/26/2014 Warsaw, NY10/04/2014
White Plains, NY09/28/2014

Show that NY residents are leading the charge to support and ultimately find a cure to end Alzheimer s disease!
Sunday,  September 28th                           9:00 am-4:00 pm
Fox Trot Fall Festival and 5K Trail Run

Cayuga Nature Center
1420 Taughannock Blvd
Ithaca, NY 14850

Wake up and hit the trails! Run in the annual Fox Trot Fall Festival and 5K Run, presented by Purity. All proceeds will benefit Cayuga Nature Center animal programs.   Pls leave your dogs at home. We have lots of animals for you to visit and explore the center, grounds. Website:

Also Visit The Butterfly Garden
Come greet the butterflies as they make the Cayuga Nature Center Butterfly Garden their home for the summer! Learn all about these delicately beautiful creatures and what they eat and where they live!
Sunday, September 28th                       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.

Animals at the sanctuary range from dogs and cats to farm animals, exotic birds, and many others.
Looking for a Furry Friend? Then go to by clicking on this link.Learn more aboput all our animals and our work saving animals. Visit

Pets Alive Pet Chow Pantry
Our pantry is starting to run low on food and cat litter. Pets Alive helps to provide dog and cat food and cat litter to families that need help feeding and caring for their animals. This is a way better solution than taking those animals into a shelter. Pls help us by bringing an item(s) when you visit the sanctuary.
Sunday, September 28th             10:00 am - 07:00 pm
Sean Casey Mobile Adoption Event
The 40th Annual Atlantic Antic

Atlantic Ave Association-One love Animal Hospital
317 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201

What a wonderful rescue!  See all thier adoptables
And xheck out their awesome calendar for 2015. COOOL.

The purpose of this endeavor is to aid unfortunate animals in the interest of a higher quality of life. We take in rescued, confiscated, neglected, injured, ill, unmanageable, or otherwise unwanted animals from private owners, zoos, shelters, and other public organizations.

These animals are cared for, and/or rehabilitated to the best of our ability and means until which time they can be found healthy, happy homes – whether it be through adoption to qualified candidates or legally released into habitats suitable to the specific species in conjunction with licensed wildlife rehabilitators.

Adoption Hours are daily from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. S stop by shelter too!
153 East 3rd Street, Brooklyn, New York 11218
PHONE: 718.436.5163

551 39th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11232
PHONE: 347.599.1500
   Sunday, September 28th                                                         10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fall Fest & Safari Tour @ Hidden Valley
Animal Adventure

Hidden Valley
2887 Royce Rd
Varysburg, NY  14167

Family fun and entertainment and includes Safari tours, live animal demonstrations,
fun maze, craft show, games, antique farm equipment demos, antique tractor cruise & bonfire at 7:00 pm. 

The adventure is closer than you think. Get up close and personal with some of the world’s most exotic animals in a breathtaking setting. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget. CAll 585-535-4100 Visit
                               Sunday, September 28th               10:00am til
Mount Saint Mary College Blessing of the Animals

Mount Saint Mary College
330 Powell Avenue 
Newburgh, New York 12550 
Furry, feathered or finned companions are welcome  at noon on the patio outside Founders Chapel. Your human companion should bring you with a leash or carrier.  Fr. Kevin Mackin, OFM . (Mount Saint Mary College  founded by Sisters of Saint Dominic). Phone  845-569-3577.  Website

Mount Saint Mary College, 60 miles north of New York City, is ranked a Top-Tier Regional University (North) by U.S. News & World Report, and offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs preparing students for careers in healthcare, business, education, social services, communication/media and more.
                   Sunday, September 28th                   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

We started this walk (back in 2003-and we joined Meetup in 2005) because we saw so many pugs in the Bronxville village and surrounding areas. Come and meet some really great people & join the coolest-weekly pug walk around!

*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, September 28th                           12:00 noon 5:00 pm
Zanni's Furry Friends Cat Adoption Day

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

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—thus giving another  animal an opportunity to await a chance for adoption or rescue, saving yet another precious life.

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, September 28th                 12 noon-3:00 pm
Pet Adoption League Kitty Adoption Day

Pelham Manor, NY

The Pet Adoption League (PAL) is a non-profit 501c3 charity that works to find loving and permanent homes for adoptable dogs and cats. In 1996 the volunteers that would become the Pet Adoption League, were instrumental in changing a local City Animal Shelter that had a killing rate of 67% to a more humane facility with a euthanasia rate of only 10-12%.  See adoptables
Sunday, 28 September                                         12:00 pm - 05:00 pm
NSALA Adoption Event
Mobile Adoption – Animal League

Pet Goods
1125 Central Park Ave
Scarsdale, NY 10583

Our Mission:   To build our hands-on rescue, nurture, and adoption efforts to save the lives of as many companion animals as possible — one at a time — and promote education to increase shelter adoptions, reduce animal cruelty, and advance the highest standards in animal welfare.  See seetie adoptables

North Shore Animal League America is the world’s largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization with hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens available for adoption every week. We always have a wide variety of animals looking for new loving homes, including pure-breed and mixed-breed dogs and cats ranging in all ages, shapes and sizes.
Call Pet Goods (914) 472-6050
Sunday, September  28th                       12:00 noon - 05:00 pm
Cats In The Cradle Adoption Event

Bay Terrance
212-45 26th Ave
Bayside, NY

Cats in the Cradle Rescue is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to helping reduce the overpopulation of cats through rescue, adoption, education and TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return).    Visit website

Cats in the Cradle Rescue was formed in June 2011 to help reduce the cat overpopulation of feral and stray domestic cats. Cats in the Cradle Rescue is a 501(c)3 organization that is staffed by the founding members and volunteers who graciously give their time and open their homes to help CITCR accomplish our mission. See some of our kitties!

Sunday, September 28th                                1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ASPCA Adoption Mobile Van

PETCO College Point
133-11 20th Ave.
Queens, NY 11356

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.

For more information about our Mobile Adoption schedule, please call (212) 876-7700 ext. 4900. Please note: In general, we primarily bring cats and kittens on our offsite events.  If you are interested in adopting a dog, please visit the ASPCA Adoption Center at 424 E. 92nd St in Manhattan.
                           Sunday, September 28th            1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Anjellicle Cats Rescue Adoption Event

Columbus Ave. at 100th St.
New  York, NY

Come out and say hi. Our cats and we would love to meet you! Anjellicle Cats Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization fully staffed by volunteers from your community. We rely on financial contributions to continue our mission of finding loving homes for each of New York's homeless  Contact:  Check out website. We are looking for an event coordinator for Saturday Petco adoption days.
           Sunday, September 28th                                    2:00 pm til
Church of Saint Francis of Assisi
Blessing of Animals

Church of Saint Francis of Assisi
135 West 31st Street 
New York, NY 10001

Bring your pet to receive a special blessing for the Feast of St. Francis, patron saint of animals. Phone  212-736-8500. Email
Website is

St. Francis of Assisi Church is located at 135 West 31st Street in midtown Manhattan in New York City. The church is just around the corner from Penn Station and near Madison Square Garden.
Sunday,  September 28th                  3:00pm - 4:00pm
St. Peters 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, September 28th            3:o0 pm  til
Church of the Ascension & Dog Habitat Rescue
Blessing of the Animals and Remembrance

Church of the Ascension
127 Kent Street (between Franklin Street & Manhattan Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY  11222

Guests will gather at this service to bless their animal friends and ask for their health and joy in the coming year. In addition, a remembrance service will be held for those beloved animals who have passed on.  Thanks to the kind and loving Father Merz for all he does. Following the service, there will be a reception with animal and people-friendly treats. Animals of all types are welcome!
Sunday, September 28th                   4:00 pm-til 
Church of St Clare, Roman Catholic 
Blessing of the Animals

Church of St Clare
110 Nelson Ave. 
Staten Island, New York 10308 

Behind the presentation Center. Please make sure your pet is on a leash or in a cage or carrier.Terri Miyamoto  718-984-7873 . We, the parish of St. Clare, are a family. As family we worship, learn, struggle, pray, reach out to others and grieve together.

In honor of St. Francis Day,  which takes place this week, we join with churches around the world in offering a Blessing of the Animals.
  Sunday, September 28th        4:00 pm -6:00 pm
Bright Stars German Shepherds BBQ Fundraiser

Pet Friendly
845 Manitou Road
Hilton NY 14468

See all the details on website! It is going to be fun.  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
                     Monday, September 29th                      12 noon – 1:30am
Central Park Tour: North Woods

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park
Av To Central Park W, 59 St To 110 St
Manhattan, NY   10023

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan. The route involves many hills and stairs.

Set in the middle of bustling Manhattan, its grounds serve as a safe haven, not only for athletes, daydreamers, musicians, and strollers, but also for teems of migratory birds each year.  One can spend an entire peaceful day roaming its grounds, gazing upon nearly 50 fountains, monuments, and sculptures or admiring its 36 bridges and arches.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.        (212) 310-6600

Monday, September 29th                           9:00 am & 3:00 pm
The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
Dog Walkers Needed Daily

Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
90 Daniels Hole Road
Wainscott, NY 11975

Volunteers are need to help walk ARF dogs.  Fill out a Volunteer Application.

Urgently needed: dog walkers at 9am & 3pm Daily,  Visit website  for  info or contact or call 631-537-0400   x207.

Also for dogs DOGS
•Socialize               •Basic obedience training
•Pet therapy - Bring dogs to nursing homes, day care centers, etc.
•Bring dogs to ARF special events     •Groom and bathe       •Foster a dog in your home

Cat Ops available too! See website ---program Operation Cat.    The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons is the leading animal welfare organization on the East End of Long Island. Each year we admit over 700 cats and dogs and provide food, exercise, a warm place to sleep, and excellent veterinary care at our state-of-the-art Adoption Center. ARF is dedicated to finding loving homes for our precious pets, not only to improve their lives, but also the lives of the families who adopt them.   Email   Phone 631-537-0400
Monday, September 29th                   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, and their numbers continue to grow.Visit
Monday, September 29th                        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
Monday, September 29th                    8:00pm-til
Hoboken Comedy Festival Supporting
Liberty Humane Society

Location: Various Locations (see website for each location)

The Hoboken Comedy Festival Supports the Liberty Humane Society!

The Festival will donate $1 per ticket to LHS as well as proceeds from donation buckets at the shows.
You can go to for tickets, show rundowns and more info.
Category: Concert/Performance/Film Screening/Exhibit/Book-Signing/Game

About LHS:
Sandwiched between the Turnpike, the Liberty Science Center and a sewage plant, our little facility (not much more than a converted garage) is filled to the brim with people who care about animals. Our committed staff and amazing volunteers work hard every day to offer the best possible life for the animals unfortunate enough to lose their homes - until they can move on to their forever families.

Our little garage has served us well, but in order for us to go on providing much needed services to the animals and people of Jersey City, Hoboken, and beyond, we need to expand. In addition to continuing to provide the housing, daily care, basic medical care, and adoption services we have in our current facility, the expanded building would contain additional housing for dogs and cats, an on-site veterinary clinic, offices, training facilities, and public spaces. Just think of it.

A progressive shelter in an area that is easy to get to, with plenty of parking and room to grow. Equally important, the shelter will continue to be managed by experts committed to ending animal overpopulation and irresponsible ownership. Won't you join our efforts to make Jersey City a better place for homeless pets? Learn more about the shelter and its residents on this website, and browse the volunteer opportunities listed. If you value what we do and really want to support us, consider making a donation. Together, we can make a difference.                         See exciting weeklong schedule!
More Info:
All Week Daily                            See Times Below
New York Aquarium
Daily Feedings: Sea otters, walruses, and penguins

10:50 AM  Penguin Feeding  2:00 PM  Sea Otter Feeding   3:20 PM  Penguin Feeding

New York Aquarium
Surf Avenue & West 8th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11224
(718) 265-FISH

Keeper Talks are scheduled on a day-by-day basis. Check the board next to the wall map in the Main Lobby for details.

A walrus sucks herring out of a giant straw, a sea otter plays a toy retrieve game for a scrumptious prize, and penguins bob for fish. Please note that feeding times are subject to change on a daily basis, based on the animals' needs. Check the schedule at the Aquarium's main entrance to confirm times.

Translate for a penguin.What are the penguins braying about? It’s likely they're either saying “Here I am!” “Why’d you do that!” or “Hello, friend!” Do the octopus wave? The giant Pacific octopus is an eight-armed hunter and master of camouflage who uses the suction cups of his tentacles to grab prey.
Discover the real Mr. Moms. For seahorses, it is the males that carry the babies. With tails entwined, the female seahorse deposits her eggs into her mate’s pouch.

Saving Penguins: The Wildlife Conservation Society saves penguins and their habitats, which are threatened by pollution—such as from oil spills—and coastal development. WCS conservationists also work to prevent excessive penguin egg and guano collection, and to create sustainable alternatives to fishing when it imperils the birds’ main food sources.
Ongoing                                          Schedule times for patients
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Animal Assisted Therapy

Five campuses in New York
See link below for complete info

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

Dogs are now  learning to be facilitators in therapeutic settings. Research on the health benefits of animals is extensive and the results are being put to good use.  They are shown to increase social and verbal interaction, to help maintain function and improve ability to perform activities of daily living among the elderly.

They has also been shown to decrease loneliness in residents of long term care facilities, enhances relaxation, and the most striking finding is that it lowers blood pressure.

Dogs can give someone a reason to take a walk, improve balance, retrieve objects, sit for a good brushing, or just provide companionship, non-judgmental support, and a fun-loving attitude. We hope to welcome many more visits from our new friends and old friends alike!  Locations, numbers:
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
NYCLASS: Get Political For Animals!
"We love animals. And we vote."
39 Broadway, Suite 1740
NY, NY 10006

NYCLASS believes in the power of organizing and mobilizing the animal protection voting bloc to move humane legislation.

NYCLASS is a 501(c)4 non-profit animal advocacy organization committed to ending the inhumane NYC carriage horse industry. NYCLASS advocates for retiring the carriage horses to sanctuary, while modernizing the current industry with a clean and safe alternative to this outdated tradition - the 21st Century Horseless Carriage. Founded in 2008 by a coalition of prominent animal lovers and business leaders, NYCLASS has grown to over 110,000 supporters with activist chapters in all five boroughs.  Learn how to become involved!
Tuesday, Sept 30th                                   12 Noon
Mayor’s Alliance for New York City Animals and the
Humane Society@ Blessing at
St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
5th Ave,
New York, NY 10022

In a special Catholic ceremony to mark the start of the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, dozens of unwanted and abandoned pets were invited to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on Tuesday to receive a blessing from Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York.

CBS News New York reports that 36 shelter dogs, cats and a lone rabbit, were on hand for event. Along with them was a small crowd of dedicated animal caretakers from the Mayor’s Alliance for New York City Animals and the Humane Society; they got a special mention in the blessing for the good work they do.

  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, September 30th                      1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Hallett Nature Sanctuary

Hallett Nature Sanctuary
Central Park
50-98 Central Park S
Manhattan, New York, 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, September 30th                         6:00pm - 8:00pm
Chicken Kaporos Demos in Brooklyn:
Street Protests, Chicken Rescues, Moving Illuminated Billboards

Crown Heights, Brooklyn
792 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11213 (Corner of Kingston Ave)

Event Details  Please join our 5th annual street protest in Crown Heights Brooklyn, New York against the cruel and needless use of chickens in Kaporos rituals.

Once again this year we’re renting a van with huge illuminated images on the sides and the back.

Protest dates / times:
Tuesday Sept 30: 6 pm to 8 pm
Wednesday Oct 1: 6 pm to 8 pm
Thursday Oct 2: 6 pm to 8 pm

Directions to Protest: This location is easily accessible by MTA/NY Transit Subway - Train to Kingston Ave Stop in Brooklyn.

We know it is difficult to attend a demo where animals are suffering and dying in front of us, but as hard as it is for us, it is infinitely harder for the chickens, and we must be there for them and show them and everyone that we care for them.

The Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos is a project of United Poultry Concerns comprising an association of groups and individuals who seek to replace the use of chickens in Kaporos rituals with money or other non-animal symbols of atonement.

More Info:          Location Details
792 Eastern Parkway   Brooklyn NY 11213
Tuesday, September 30th                        6:00 pm-9:00 pm
A Vegan in Mexico

Whole Foods Market, Bowery Culinary Center
95 East Houston Street
New York, NY 10002

Think a vegan lifestyle means eating bland, raw vegetables with little room for creativity or authentic ethnic flavors? Think again! Let chef and wellness expert Juan Pablo Chavez show you how the vibrant ingredients and popular traditions of regional Mexican cooking can be adapted for clean, green, meat-free meals. Join us and see how easy it can be to transform everyday fruits, veggies, and pantry staples into a colorful fiesta of satisfying, nutrient-dense recipes.

On the Menu: Raw Mushroom “Ceviche;” Mexican-Style Kimchi; Braised Tempeh with Ancho Chile Sauce; Pumpkin & Corn Flan.   Instructor: Juan Pablo Chavez, Personal Chef/Culinary Instructor   Hands-On & Demo, $40
Tuesday, September 30th            7:30 pm.–10:00 pm
Arts, Culture & Fun: A Night Under the Stars and Planets

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center
1 Clarkson Street,
Manhattan , NY 10014

Ever wonder what you’re looking at when you look up at the beautiful night sky? Often, some of the brightest objects in our night sky aren’t stars at all, but planets. Come preview the film Women in Space*, and hear Jaclyn Avidon, Chair of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York’s Education and Educational Outreach Committees, talk about what planets are currently visible in the sky. Join us for some breathtaking views of those planets and stars from the roof. Guests are welcome to bring their own binoculars and telescopes and set them up alongside the experts.

*Women in Space is part of Community Cinema’s new series, MAKERS, a six-part PBS series profiling the impact women have had over  the past 50 years in comedy, politics, space, war, business, and Hollywood.    

Film screening from 7:30-8:30 p.m. followed by a lecture from 8:30-9:00 p.m., followed by a sky viewing 9:00-10:00 p.m.
                                            Wednesday, October 1st                   See daily times
Central New York SPCA Adoptions

5878 East Molloy Road
Syracuse, NY 13211

The Central New York SPCA has Over 500 pets available.  See all info and adoptables.

So stop in today and make a shelter animal smile! Open MFS 10-4, Tues 10-2, Wed 10-3                   Phone: (315) 454-4479
See available pets(dogs & cats)
              Wednesday, October 1st                           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 1st                               11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Reading With Ruby - R.E.A.D Dog

Watervliet Public Library
1501 Broadway
Watervliet, NY 12189

You're invited to read to a certified therapy dog.  Wonderful experience and designed to improve literacy skills for all ages and reading levels. It has proven to work to improve the rady interest and skills of young ones. Phone (518) 274-4471
Youngsters/Kids/Tweens.Schools and Libraries. Email  Website
  Wednesday night, October 1st                                             6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Another Chance Pet Rescue, Inc. Adoptions

Petco (Irondequoit)
Culver Ridge Plaza
2255 E Ridge Rd,
Rochester/Irondequoit, NY 14622

Come see our available pets and meet with  Another Chance Pet Rescue volunteers. Another Chance Pet Rescue, Inc. is a registered 501c3 non-profit, volunteer run, no-kill rescue group that provides foster homes for homeless, abused or abandoned animals facing euthanasia. 

We provide all necessary medical care including age-appropriate vaccinations and spaying or neutering before placing them in permanent, loving homes. Visit
October Year Round                                Call for appt. time
The Toby Project
100% Free or Low Cost Spay & Neuter & Rabies Vaccinations

220 WEST 72 ST 
NY, NY 10023

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  212 799 1120.  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.
Thursday,  October 2nd                                  8:00 am – 9:00am
Birding Tour of Bryant Park
In partnership with New York City Audubon Society

Bryant Park
42nd Street and 6th Avenue
42nd St and 6th Ave, New York, NY 10010

September 25-October 23, 8-9am      Guide: Gabriel Willow

Meet 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
Thursday, October 2nd                      All day or non-timed event
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 the protest! 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 on October 2nd. Click here to 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.
             Thursday, October 2nd                             9:00 am -7:00 pm
Chautauqua County Humane Society
2nd Chances Thrift Store

2nd Chances Thrift Store
Fairmount Avenue Across From Sam's Club (720 Fairmont)
Jamestown, New York NY 14701

2nd Chances Thrift Store...When You Shop...We Save! $3 bag sale for clothes and shoes. Monthly specials - Wednesdays and Sundays.
- 50% off any item dated 10 days prior. Can you help? Check our website for all the easy ways you can help us with our thrift store that helps the animals.

Chautauqua County Humane Society 2825 Strunk Road Jamestown, NY 14701 Phone 716-665-2209
Friday, Oct 3rd  & Saturday, October 4th                 8:00 am  til     
Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue
Awareness Level Courses

York State Fairgrounds
581 State Fair Blvd
Syracuse, NY  13209

Come and learn Innovative Technical Large Animal Response solutions, using techniques, tactics and procedures that have been tested in live rescues.

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!

The Awareness level course will prepare first responders, law enforcement and animal control officers,  veterinarians and serious horse/cattle owners with tactics, techniques and heavy rescue procedures to safely respond to emergency incidents such as trailer wrecks, animals trapped in mud and holes, barn fires, and loose on highways. It will feature handling techniques, tactics and procedures for vertical lift, mud rescue and trailer overturn.

Feature demonstrations with live animals, walk through of trailer overturns and barn fire scenarios. It is also intended to include management level and non-deployable personnel who need to have Awareness level understanding of response to TLAER incidents, but rarely  expect to actually be on scene for these types of events. A certificate is awarded upon completion.

Please do not take a highly coveted space in this course if you do not plan to attend BOTH DAYS.The fee is covered by a grant for pre-registered participants.

PRE-REGISTER NOW to get a space – however, preference is given to professional emergency responders (firefighters, police, animal control) then to the public.
Contact: (Wonderful gentleman) Mark Burger Email: MBURGER@OCSWCD.ORG
Phone: (315) 457-0325        More Info:
Friday, October 3rd                  10:30-4:00 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   Executive Director / Director of Public Relations     If you would like to volunteer:   Please contact Anne-Marie Karash at    Please include your name address and phone number and what you would like to do as a volunteer.  
                Friday, October 3rd                                                    4:00pm - 7:00pm
ASPCA: Cat Adoption Event

Petland Discounts - Chelsea
23rd Street and 8th Avenue
New York, NY  10011

Come and meet adorable adoptable cats and kittens on the ASPCA mobile adoption van!
Please visit for more information on adopting a pet from the ASPCA.

For more information, contact Eileen Hanavan at or 212-876-7700 ext. 4134, or visit the ASPCA website.

Contact: Eileen Hanavan     Email:    212-876-7700 ext. 4134
  Friday, October 3rd                                  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.

Friday, October 3rd                                       4:00 pm- 7:00 pm
ASPCA Cat adoption event-Manhattan

Petland Discounts
23rd St & 8th Ave (between 8th and 9th Avenues)
New York, Manhattan, NY 10016

For more information, contact Eileen Hanavan at or 212-876-7700 x 4134, or visit the ASPCA website:
During entire month of October
Rochester Animal Services
Dog Adoptions with 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!

All month Rochester Animal Services will be offering a $20 discount on dog adoptions.  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
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.)
Saturday  October 4th                           8:30 am – 11:00 am
Birding Gems of Queens:
"The Waterhole" in Forest Park

Forest Park, Queens
Corner of Park Lane South and Metropolitan Avenue
Queens NY 10010

Guide: Jeff Kollbrunner   Meet at the corner of Park Lane South and Metropolitan Avenue. Visit "the waterhole"—a veritable migrant magnet when wet that is known for rarities, and where dark-eyed juncos, red-breasted nuthatches, pine siskins, and a variety of thrushes and warblers may be seen.

Also look for birds of prey like great horned owls, eastern screech owls, and red-tailed hawks. Limited to 15. $50 (35) per walk . Event Coordinator:Darren Klein   212-691-7483
     Saturday, October 4th                                       7:00 am - 9:00 am
FIDO Coffee Bark
New York City's Largest Off-Leash Community

95 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
In the 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.  People even show up at 7 a.m. from as far away as Western Massachusetts! And at 9am, everyone leashes up and goes home! 718) 965-8951 You got to see it to believe it!  Learn much more
  Saturday, October 4th                                                8:30 am -til
The Church of St. Paul the Apostle
Blessing of the Animals

The Church of St. Paul the Apostle
Corner of Columbus Ave & West 60th St.
NY, NY 10019

Please bring your pets -- even stuffed animals -- for the annual blessing of the animals on the feast of Saint Francis  All are welcome.  October 4, following the 8:30 am Mass. Please visit

Following the 8:30 am Mass and the Blessing of the Animals 
We will gather at the back of the Church following the first Saturday morning Mass enjoy the early blessing of the Animals before heading to the Hudson River Park to do a short walk along the Hudson toward the 79th Street Boat Basin.

It should be a beautiful fall walk as we enjoy the art installations and visuals along the way.   RSVP  join us, it's a great day to remember God's glory in nature!   Visit

St. Paul’s is once again a vibrant, and growing parish. New high-rise buildings in the neighborhood add to the growing community. St. Paul’s completed the building of its new Parish Center in 2000, a 19,000 square foot building that is three stories tall and contains offices, classrooms, and meeting spaces. It will help our growing parish face a future filled with challenges and changes.
Saturday, October 4th                           9:00 am til 2:00 pm
Saw Mill River Audubon Fall Bird Seed Sale

New Castle Town Hall,
New Castle Town Hall Parking Lot
200 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua
Chappaqua, NY 10514

Visit our web site for online ordering!
We are a friendly community of people who enjoy exploring the outdoors. Our 1,000 members are drawn from northwestern Westchester County, New York and beyond. All share a common desire to learn more about birds and other wildlife, and a common belief in the importance of preserving and protecting wildlife habitats. We hope you’ll browse through our upcoming events and join us for a field trip, workshop or community program.

Saw Mill River Audubon   275 Millwood Road | Chappaqua, New York 10514
(914) 666-6503    More Info :
  Saturday, October 4th                             Doors open 9:00am
selling starts 9:30 am . the game begins at 10:30 am.
Little Shelter Animal Adoption Center
Bingo for the Animals

110 Bingo Hall -AKA Camelot Hall
585 Broadhollow Road
Melville, NY  11747
(just south of the L.I.E.)

Enjoy a game of Bingo and help Little Shelter save lives at the same time.Doors open at 9:00am, selling starts at 9:30am and the game begins at 10:30am.

Little Shelter Animal Adoption Center, one of Long Island's oldest no-kill shelters, is dedicated to saving all companion animals whose lives are in jeopardy.  Through rescue from kill facilities, rehabilitation of sick and un-socialized pets, and a 100% spay/neuter program, Little Shelter hopes to end pet overpopulation and place all dogs and cats in loving homes.  Located in Huntington, Little Shelter is the only animal organization outside New York City that is a member of the Mayor's Alliance.
Saturday, October 4th                   10:00 am-5:00 pm
All About Spay & Neuter Kitty Adoptions

Massapequa, NY11758

Kittens and cats will be available for adoption.For more information and for exact location, contact Joanne Monez at or 516-967-4648, or visit the All About Spay Neuter Inc. website.
Saturday, October 4th                  10:00am - 1:00pm
Elderwood Pet Blessing & Extravaganza

5775 Maelou Dr,
Hamburg, New York 14075

Raffle tickets and food available for purchase. Elderwood, an assisted-living facility, is hosting a Pet Blessing & Pet Extravaganza in honor of St. Francis Day. Each guest will receive a raffle ticket for a Samsung Tablet and additional tickets can be purchased.

There will be face painting for the kids and the first 100 cats/dogs attending will get a free Elderwood Bandana. Hot dogs, chips and soda will be available $2.00! All proceeds will benefit one of the Rescue Organizations participating. Pls vist- what a wonderful place!
                                                                      Year Round             
Crane Mountain Valley Horse Rescue, Inc. Adoptions

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

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

Our program is 100% volunteer.  We have no paid staff.  Our administrative costs are less than 6% of our expenses, meaning that 94 cents of every dollar of your tax-deductible donation goes directly to the care of the horses. Adoption information
Saturday, October 4th                All day
World Animal Day

World Animal Day was started in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence as a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species. Since then it has grown to encompass all kinds of animal life and is widely celebrated in countries throughout the world. October 4 was chosen as World Animal Day as it is the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

It is intended as a day of celebration for anyone in the world who cares about animals. It is not restricted to any one nationality, creed, religion, political belief or ideology.  Plan an event!  Pls visit
Ongoing clinics                              8:00 am-
United Action for Animals
Low Cost & Free Spay & Neuter Clinics

New York City and surrounding areas

United Action for Animals (UA4A) believes in sterilizing vs. euthanizing to
prevent thousands of unwanted companion animals by providing free and low
cost spay/neuter to families who are unable to afford the surgeries.

UA4A operates "MASH"-style (Mobile Animal Surgical Hospitals) Spay/Neuter
Clinics in New York City and surrounding areas. 

The free and low cost clinics are hosted at community centers and gymnasiums in “Hot Spots” (zip codes where most stray and relinquished animals come from). 

UA4A Spay/Neuter Clinics can handle between 75-100 dogs & cats at each clinic.  The clinics are staffed with 15-25 volunteers, 4-6 vets and 8-12 vet techs, depending on pre-registration. Hours of operation are from 6:30am – 6:30pm with intake from public beginning at 8:00am.  Pick up starting at 5:00 pm.
The spay/neuter surgeries are free for pit bulls & pit bull-mixes as well
as ALL cats.  For all other dogs, the cost is $100.  Visit UA4A website at
Saturday, October 4th                             All day
St.Francis Day

Saint Francis of Assisi (born Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone; 1181 – died: October 3, 1226)was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher.
Read all about St. Francis....his life and love for animals.

Visit the website to see scores of Blessings of the Animals at places of worship during NY Week for the Animals. Please contact us if you have one planned.
Saturday, October 4th                    11:00am - 3:00pm
International March for Elephants

Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
320 E 47th St
New York, NY 10017

Wildlife trafficking is a serious crime and desperately needs the same recognition as drug and human trafficking, counterfeiting and oil trade – all of which are run by the same criminal networks as the ivory trade. Funds from the illegal ivory trade are being used to destabilise governments, as armed militant groups and terrorist organisations use profits to acquire arms and threaten national security. It’s time for wildlife crime to be made a priority by world leaders and law enforcers.

The International March for Elephants is a peaceful march which will be taking place in numerous cities across the globe on Friday 4th October, to tie in with World Animal Day. Organised by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) the purpose of the march is to bring much needed and urgent attention to the current threat surrounding Africa’s Elephants -ivory poaching. Elephants will be extinct in the wild by 2025 if poaching continues at the current rate.

Elephants are being poached to extinction, but you can help. 
For more information email: or visit and

To volunteer for the NYC march, contact NYC Committee Chairs:
Dawn Wells   Erika Mansourian
                   Saturday, October 4th                 12:00pm - 2:00pm Pet Blessing
Parkside Lutheran Church
2 Wallace Ave
Buffalo, New York 14214

All animals are welcome at this blessing, which will be held at 12pm and again at 1pm. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP at the Facebook event page is hosting its first Pet Blessing! This animal loving event welcomes all your pets, from cats and dog to lizards and turtles. The festivities will begin with a welcoming ceremony for all attendees, and then we start the blessing! There will be two, Noon & 1 PM, in case our animal friends miss the first one.

Feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets and pack a picnic basket because we’d love for you to stay and have a community picnic with us. Some light food will be provided by NBO. Be sure to register, although it's not required, and share photos of your pets!
             (All week) Saturday, October 4th         Schedule time                     
Husky House Adoptions
Husky House
391 Route 34
Matawan, NJ 07747

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

Please visit our Facebook page for regular updates on Adoption Days at our facility in Matawan, NJ. We only show adoptables during adoption events or once an application has been received. Call for appt or for lcation of next event.
Please check out our lovable, huggable, adoptable Dogs On Facebook
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  Find A New York Shelter in your community!

Adopt, volunteer, donate. There are 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.)


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Celebrate with us all September 26-October 4, 2015.
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