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 
Saturday, October 14th       8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Animal Crimes Investigation And Prosecution: An Inside Look

Nazareth College Arts Center   Peace Theatre   4245 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14618

Pets can’t speak up for themselves; so when the worst happens, it’s up to us to lead the fight against animal cruelty. Law enforcement, veterinarians, and judicial experts work together every day to hold those who abuse animals accountable for their crimes. It’s a complex and collaborative system, and we’re providing an inside look. Check out amazing lineup of speakers. 

Learn from our local experts in the field about New York State laws and the process of investigating and prosecuting animal crimes. Through the exploration of two real animal crimes cases, you’ll get an inside look at how reports of animal cruelty are investigated with an insight into evidence collection and veterinary forensics. Then you’ll hear about how law enforcement works with the district attorney’s office to prosecute the crime, while a judge will provide their perspective on considerations during a trial.
Saturday, October 14th     9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Albany Vegan Network
~Volunteer Day at Red Robin Song Animal Sanctuary~

Red Robin Song Animal Sanctuary   94 Schoolhouse Road , West Lebanon , NY  12125
Phone: (518) 794-0186

AVN volunteer day at Red Robin Song Guest House and Animal Sanctuary on Saturday Oct 14th from 9am-1pm. Contact info:

Welcome! This is a group for local vegans in the capital region. While we welcome anyone to our meetups, all of our meetup events will be vegan and cruelty-free. If an event is posted that is not AVN-sponsored, we will acknowledge that as well. Thanks for being here :-) Visit
                            Saturday, October 14th    9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lollypop Farm  Tack Sale 
Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester 99 Victor Rd  Fairport, NY 14450

Add to your tack trunk and benefit horses in need! Stop by our monthly tack sale to find gently used tack. All sales directly benefit the horses in need of new homes at Lollypop Farm. We also welcome donations of items no longer in use that we may include in the sale!
Upcoming tack sale dates: - October 15 (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
   Saturday, October 14th       9:00 am-12:00 noon
 Chautauqua County Humane Society Walk 4 Paws 2017
Chautauqua Institution   1 Ames Avenue, Chautauqua     New York 14722
Join us for the Walk 4 Paws 2017! This is the largest fundraising event of the year for the Chautauqua County Humane Society and 2017 marks our 13th year anniversary. Join right now by visiting:

The event offers plenty of fun, breathtaking views and charitable giving for a great local nonprofit. Through our community support, local sponsors and dedicated volunteers, we were able to raise over $34,000 for the shelter in 2016. Help us make 2017 even bigger and better than ever!

Come join us for a beautiful walk with your pet through one of Chautauqua County's finest establishments and help us reach our goal of $30,000 for the animals of Chautauqua County.
Saturday, October 14th       10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Birding: Hawk Watch
 Flushing Meadows Corona Park     Queens, NY   11354       Park ID: Q099
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair. Event Organizer- Urban Park Rangers.    Contact Number
(718) 352-1769

 The site of two twentieth century World's Fairs attended by millions of people, Flushing Meadows Corona Park continues to draw and delight visitors. The city’s second largest park!
Saturday, October 14th        11:00 am-3:00 pm
Mohawk Hudson Humane Society 8th Annual 'Paws in the Park Walk for Animals'
Joseph L. Bruno Stadium  80 Vandenburgh Ave       Troy, New York 12180

FUN day!  Paws in the Park ... It's a Whole New Ballgame! We're sooo excited to be at a great new venue - the Joe Bruno Stadium, home of the Tri-City Valley Cats - for our 8th annual walk. We'll have all of your favorite activities from past years, plus some fun exciting  new features.

You can be part of it! There is no minimum to participate and enjoy all the activities taking place. But there are some awesome prizes for fundraisers! Sign up online in advance or download forms to bring with you. Find everything you need at the link below.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   
Saturday, October 14th                  11 :00 am-4:00 pm
Animal League of America Mobile Adoption Event

The Ashland    250 Ashland Place      Brooklyn, NY 11217     (718) 734-0800

We’re taking some of our adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens on the road. Adopt your new best friend closer to home at this special mobile adoption event! Call 516-883-7900. Loving adoptables

At Animal League America, there are many rewarding ways to help animals other than making a monetary donation or adopting. Help make a difference in the lives of thousands of animals today.
     Saturday, October 14th                           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 14th                              10:00 am-1:00 pm   
Capital District Humane Association Dog Adoption Clinic
For the Love of Animals

 PetSmart    609 Troy Schenectady Rd            Latham, New York   12110              (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 14th                               10:00 am -6:00 pm
Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter Adoptions 

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

 Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter is located in Wantagh, LI. We have wonderful cats, kittens, dogs and puppies all who are waiting for their forever homes! We are open Sundays too!  Visit
Saturday, October 14th                            10:00 am-6:00 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 14th       11:00 am-4:00 pm
 'Empty the Shelters!'
~Hosted by BISSELL Pet Foundation & The Broome County Humane Society~

The Broome County Humane Society  167 Conklin Ave, Binghamton, NY 13903  
(607) 724-3709

The Humane Society is an independent, non-profit animal welfare organization. We receive no government funding. We are dedicated to preventing animal cruelty and finding homes for companion animals. We serve the community by sheltering animals, finding them homes, investigating reports of animal cruelty, educating people of all ages, and rescuing animals from threatening situations.
See our adorable pets waiting on homes 
Saturday, October 14th      11:00 am to 3:00  pm
'Paws in the Park' ... It's a Whole New Ballgame!

Joe Bruno Stadium     80 Vandenburgh Ave     Troy, NY   12180 

We're excited to be at a great new venue - the Joe Bruno Stadium, Home of the Tri-City ValleyCats - for our 8th annual walk. We'll have all of your favorite activities from past years, plus some great new features. Event Runs from 11:00 am-3:00 pm

11:00-11:45 am - Check in and Walk-Up Registration
11:00 am - 2:00 pm - Microchipping by MHHS Veterinary Staff - $20 per pet - Dogs Only
11:45 am - Opening Ceremony
12:00 pm - A Walk Around the Ballpark
11:00 am-12:30 pm - Blessing of the Animals with
Deacon Alfred Manzella, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Watervliet
1:00 pm - Contests Begin
1:00-2:00 pm - John Gray Book Signing
Demonstrations, Vendors & Exhibits Until 3:00 pm

There is no minimum donation to come and enjoy this fun event! Yes, it's an important fundraiser for the Humane Society, but we want all members of the community to come and support it however they can. You can even register on the day of the event. See our adoptables
                                         Saturday, October 14th                   11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Forever Home Greyhound  All Dawg's Adoption Day

Benson's Pet Center     118 Quaker Road     Queensbury, NY 12804    (518) 793-6655

Please join us 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 14th    11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Big Dogs Big Hearts Adoption Day 

Pet Supplies Plus    2157 Penfield Rd       Rochester, NY 14526     (585) 388-1673

Big Dogs, Big Hearts Rescue Inc. ("BDBH") is dedicated to Rescuing, Rehabilitating and Re-Homing large breed (pure or mixed breed) dogs, thus helping to reduce the number of homeless or stray dogs and the need for euthanasia in shelters.  

BDBH concentrates on rescuing German shepherds and other large breed dogs, although on occasion we let the medium and even sometimes small ones join us! The majority of our dogs come from local area shelters, a small percentage are owner surrenders. However, dogs in kill shelters take precedence.
Saturday, October 14th      11:00 am - 7:00 pm 
2017 Pasta Dinner & White Elephant Sale
~Hosted by Humane Society of Wayne County~

Palmyra Fire Department   615 E Main St     Palmyra, New York 14522

Our annual Pasta Dinner and White Elephant Sale is held in October each year at the Palmyra Fire Hall (Rt. 31 in the town of Palmyra). The sale takes place all afternoon, and the all-you-can-eat delicious pasta with or without meat, salad, Italian bread, beverage and array of special desserts is served from 4:00 to 7:00.
Dinner Tickets:Adults: $9.00  Children under 12: $5.00 Tickets are available at the shelter, from board members, and at the door. Many thanks to all of you who donated items for the sale! You won't go away hungry or empty handed!
See our adoptables
Saturday, October 14th      11:00 am– 3:00 pm
Louie's Legacy Adoptions 

PetSmart     1520 Forest Avenue    Staten Island, NY 10302    (718) 273-3874

Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit and no kill animal rescue based in Cincinnati and Staten Island, New York. We are proudly foster based, meaning our animals live in homes, not shelters. This differentiates us and allows us to more thoroughly get to know our animals, ensuring they are matched with suitable, screened adoptive homes which meet our high standards. Adopt one of our loving pets
Saturday, October 14th                                      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 14th                          11:00 am- 4:00 pm
Animal Rescue of the Hamptons ADOPT-A-THON 

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

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 14th        11:00 am  -    4:00 pm
Last Chance Animal Rescue Adoption Day

Petco Patchogue         401 Sunrise Hwy                Patchogue NY 11772  (631) 289-7240

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 14th            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 14th                          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 ====Featuring:

Local Vendors,  Food  Bake Sale,  Adoptable HHDR dogs,  Dog costume contest,
HHDR gear including our new calendar and hoodie desig,n  Puppy poop bingo,  Bottle drive,
Your dogs are welcome to join us as well!
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 14th  11:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary Open Day 

Equine Advocates (Directions on website) Chatham, NY 12037   (518) 245-1599

We would love to see you here at an Equine Advocates 2017 Open Day so you can meet our rescued animals and learn about where they came from and why they needed to be rescued. It will be a fun, educational experience for all! Put us on your calendar if you are going to be in the area! Just Two Public Open Days Left in 2017 to Visit Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary!Admission is free.

Now is the time of year to enjoy and celebrate the fabulous Fall season in New York's picturesque Hudson Valley Region and meet the remarkable horses, ponies, donkeys and mules who call Equine Advocates "home!".For more details and directions to the sanctuary, please click here:
Saturday October 14th         11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Buffalo Cares Adoption Event

 Pet Supplies Plus West    3984 Seneca St     West Seneca, NY 14224     (716) 677-4343 

We are an all breed, volunteer driven, 501(c)(3) non-profit, incorporated organization dedicated primarily, but not limited to, the facilitation of placement of homeless animals in Buffalo, NY & surrounding area shelters.  

*All of our animals come from local owner surrenders, area animal shelters & local animal control. The majority of our animals are from Buffalo, NY & the surrounding counties. We will occasionally take in urgent animals from out of state "High kill shelters".  Adopt one of our loving pets!

Note: Tullys Restaurant Fundraiser   Tuesday October 17th, 2017 11:00 AM until 11:00 PM
Location: Tully's Good Times Amherst (716) 446-0007    1459 Niagara Falls Blvd Amherst NY 14228 Tullys Restaurant Fundraiser.
Saturday, October 14th     11:00 am- 4:00 pm
Southampton Historical Museum Harvest Fair   

Southhampton Museum 17 Meeting House Lane      Southampton, NY 11968
(The Grounds of the Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane)

The Southampton Historical Museum celebrates life during the 19th century in Southampton with a variety of activities that harkens back to a simpler, hands-on era when both adults and children alike pitched in to make an income for the family and to make a sustainable home life. The Consignment Shop will be open (weather permitting) along with a bake sale (while supplies last). 
Admission to the museum will be $4 for a self-guided tour. Join us for a Victorian Funeral Reenactment inside the Rogers Mansion, admission $25. For more info  please call the museum at 631-283-2494.
FEE: Free admission, all are welcome!
Saturday, October 14th         11:00 am- til 
Schenectady County Free Costs Rabies Vaccination Clinics

Plotterkill Fire Department    Princetown 3985 Putnam Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306
Phone: (518) 377-3111

Schenectady County has announced the dates for the 2017 Rabies Vaccination Clinics. The annual program provides Schenectady County residents with free vaccinations for their cats, dogs and ferrets.Cats and ferrets will be vaccinated between 10am and 11am, and dogs will be vaccinated between 11am and 12noon. 

The vaccinations are free to Schenectady County residents, though donations will be accepted. Pet owners are asked to bring previous vaccination certificates (if any). Cats and Ferrets must be in carriers and dogs must be leashed.  Plotterkill Fire Company, Located in the town of Princetown

Saturday, October14th - 11:30am-1:00pm
2nd Annual Woof & Treat event

Village of Lancaster       5423 Broadway St Ste 1, Lancaster    New York 14086
Event Cost:$5 pre-registration, $7 day-of registration. This is the second annual Woof & Treat event (trick or treating for dogs). It is being held by Lancaster Unleashed, who is raising money to get a dog park in the town of Lancaster. You'll have the opportunity to trick & treat with your dog along the street, and there will also be costume contests,prizes for best costumed pet & owner/pet look-alike. Pet MUST be leashed and proof of Dog License required.
                                 Saturday, October 14th     12:00 noon- 4:00 pm                       
Xpost: Enjoy vegan chili at annual Chili Cook-Off & Fall Festival 

Association for Mental Health and Wellness  939 Johnson Ave    Ronkonkoma 11779

It's the 7th annual Chili Cook-Off & Fall Festival, hosted by the Association for Mental Health and Wellness.Thanks to Ruth McDade, this is an opportunity to reach the general public with vegan chili and vegan education. Please note: this is not a 100% vegan event (there will be meat chili too). But seven chili teams have registered as of Sept. 22! All proceeds benefit people affected by mental illness and at-risk and homeless Veterans, including those with PTSD and depression.

A vegan team could win the People's Choice award, if enough people vote for the same team!
Besides the chili, there will be one-of-a-kind vendors, children’s games, raffle prizes, and live music performed by The 60's Invasion (voted Best Cover Band on Long Island). Then, at 3:30pm: the annual Halloween costume contest for kids under 10 years of age. Visit more info.
                            Saturday, October 14th        12:00 noon - 4:00 pm
6th Annual Puptoberfet -- 11th Hour Canine Rescue NY

Boar's Nest    1263 Patten Mills Rd.      Fort Ann, New York      12827

Celebrate our 6th Annual Puptoberfest and over 600 lives saved! There will be dog games, dog costume contest, 50/50, raffles, buffet lunch & dessert. 100% of the proceeds go to the dogs of 11th Hour Canine Rescue NY!

11th Hour Canine Rescue NY, Inc. is made up of dedicated individuals who believe that innocent pets deserve love and a place to live where they are honored and cared for. No dog deserves to die simply because it does not have a home. We rescue dogs at their 11th Hour--when they are scheduled to be put to death by shelters that can no longer care for them. We give the dogs all the medical attention they require, a place to live, and through our adoption services, a second chance at a happy and fulfilled life. We are affiliated with many like-minded animal groups throughout the United States.
Saturday, October 14th                          12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Southhampton Shelter Rogers Memorial Library Adoptathon

Rogers Library 91 Coopers Farm Rd Southampton, NY 11968

Meet some of our dogs and kittens in need of loving homes outside Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton! The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that relies on the caring generosity of our donors and volunteers to care to for the homeless animals in our community, and place them in loving “forever homes.” Call us (631) 728-PETS (7387) Pls visit
Loving adoptables
Saturday, Oct 14th          12:00 noon - 5:00 pm
~Benefit for the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals~

 Filson      40 Great Jones St         New York, NY 10012

Bring your dog (or dogs) to Filson for an evening of complimentary drinks and free dog treats courtesy of Smart Cookie. Get a complimentary portrait of your dog by photographer Brooke Jacobs. 20% of this evening's sales will benefit the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals. On Filson website it says 3-6 pm. 
More Info:
                                        Saturday, October 14th                        12:00  noon-4:00 pm 
New York ACC Care Centers & Adoptions 

Petco                   1750 E Gun Hill Rd.                Bronx, NY 10469      (718) 530-7334

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 14th                                 12:00 noon-5:00 pm
Liberty Humane Society 'Bark in the Park'  

Church Square Park     4th St, Hoboken          New Jersey 07030

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.  IP is the largest pet-festival in Hudson County, bringing together animal-lovers for a day filled with fun, food and lots of wonderful vendors. Show off your dapper doggo in our annual Costume Contest. And have your kids enjoy our FREE bounce house, balloon art & glitter tattoos!

Not only is BIP our grandest shindig of the year, it's how LHS raises funds to cover the medical costs of the animals that come into our care. We're asking all of our friends and supporters to come together with us to help save lives.
Start your fundraising team or go solo - we need YOU! Sign up at!
Saturday, October 14th                         1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ASPCA Cat & Dog Adoption Mobile Van in Hells Kitchen 

*At this event, please join adoptable dogs from the ASPCA for a special field trip, courtesy of Extell & Throw Me A Bone pet care, to 555TEN (555 10th Ave between W. 40/41) From 2:00-3:00pm, ASPCA dogs will enjoy a play session and meet-and-greets with potential adopters at the building’s state of the art outdoor dog run.

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, Oct 14th      1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A New Chance Animal Rescue  at Pound Ridge Harvest Festival
Pound Ridge Town Park    179 Westchester Ave    Pound Ridge, 10576

Come out and meet ius Shelters do not have unlimited space and often routinely euthanize to make room for more dogs. A New Chance Animal Rescue is dedicated to helping as many of these very sweet and adoptable dogs as possible.

If you can help us by adopting, donating, or fostering, please do so right away. Please email if you have any questions.PLEASE NOTE: In order to adopt a dog right away, a pre-approved Adoption Application needs to be on file ANEWCHANCEAR.ORG with a home visit completed.
                          Saturday, October 14th                                        1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Ruff House Rescue Adoptions 

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

See the ways Ruff House works in the community to help animasl and pet owners. Ruff House Rescue Inc. Address: PO Box 365, Oceanside, NY 11572  Email:
Phone: 516.462.9454 See our loving adoptables.
Saturday, October 14th       2:00 pm-4:00 pm 
An Elegant and Cozy Vegan Harvest Feast
Catskill Animal Sanctuary         316 Old Stage Road      Saugerties, NY 12477

IIt’s that time of year again: the haze of summer has finally lifted, there’s a pleasant chill in the air, and nothing sounds better than a day spent apple picking. Fall is here, and it’s time to celebrate! If you love the warm, comforting flavors of autumn, join Chef Sara as she prepares a cozy vegan feast that makes the most of the season’s bounty. At the end of class, we’ll all sit down for a meal together, with time for questions and discussion. So pull up a chair, cradle a mug of hot cider, and enjoy!
You’ll learn how to make:

Butternut-Sage Crostini   Warm Marinated Olives Creamy Sunchoke and Mushroom Bisque
Baby Kale Salad with Pears and Hazelnuts  Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie; Sauteed Broccolini
Warm Apple Crisp with Salted Caramel Sauce  Pomegranate Mulled Cider

Located 2 hours north of NYC in New York's Hudson Valley, Catskill Animal Sanctuary is a 110-acre haven for horses and farm animals rescued from cruelty and neglect, and an education center on the many benefits of vegan living. The Shindig features live music, food, vendors, guest speakers, educational activities, cooking demos, hay rides, tours to meet the rescued farm animals, and more! Details here:

Michelle Alvarez Outreach Manager Catskill Animal Sanctuary 316 Old Stage Road, Saugerties, NY 12477
                Saturday, October 14th              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 14th 4:00 pm til
Read to our New York Therapy Dogs! 

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

Come read to our therapy dogs! 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.
Saturday, October 14th                                     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 14th  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
Sunshine Horses Equine and Wine

Greenwood Winery   6475 Collamer Rd    East Syracuse, New York 13057

Meet one of our adoptable horses while enjoying wine, food and music.  Tickets are $50 per person. Proceeds benefit our capital campaign fund. Contact us at
Sunshine Horses, Inc. is a non-profit, independent adoption agency and rescue facility for horses located in Syracuse, NY. Founded by Kate Starr in 2003, Sunshine has found loving homes for more than 150 horses. We specialize in retraining and rehoming retired Standardbred racehorses. However, Sunshine works with all horse breeds and prepares them for their forever homes. Sunshine horses is a 501(c)(3) organization- all donations are 100% tax deductible. 

Just as important to our mission of helping horses is our mission of helping people. Sunshine works with many different community organizations and agencies within the Syracuse area. Through youth and adult volunteer programs, we draw upon the strengths each participant brings to Sunshine and seek to provide personal growth and enrichment.
Saturday, Oct 14th         7:00 pm til
Barktoberfest: 'Blues and Brews' benefit for Elmore SPCA & North Country SPCA

 Olive Ridley's Restaurant       37 Court Street      Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Join us  at Olive Ridley’s in Plattsburgh for an evening of blues and brews to benefit the animals of the North Country SPCA and Elmore SPCA.Featuring Angel Forrest, Winner of Female Vocalist of the Year at the Maple Blues Awards, 4 years running (2013-14-15-16).

75% of proceeds benefit NCSPCA and 25% benefit our partner, Elmore SPCA. Featuring a Tap Takeover by Lake Placid Pub & Brewery. $1 off select craft brews and FREE wings while supplies last.

Door Prizes and Raffles! Doors Open at 7 PM | Show Starts at 8PM Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.This event is sponsored by Country Malt Group and Livingood’s Restaurant and Brewery and presented by Plattsburgh Blues and Jazz.  Visit
Saturday, October 14th    7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Paw It Forward NYC 2017
Deweys Pub     135 West 30th Street       New York, NY 10001

Grab a furriend and join us again this year for the pawty of the season on October 14th at Dewey's Pub! Let's raise money for all the kitties at KittyKind by joining us for a 3 hour cocktail party with open bar and entering to win raffle baskets from our amazing sponsors. That sounds like a win-win. 

Each ticket includes entry to event, 3 hour open bar, 10 raffle tickets to bid on the baskets and a goody bag filled with $50 worth of products (while supplies last). You can purchase more raffle tickets for more chances to win at the event. Last year we raised over $5,000 so let's plan to raise more this year!
​                                        Saturday, October 14th             8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pets Alive Benefit Concert with Patti Greco Sunshine

Forestburgh Playhouse and Tavern, 39 Forestburgh Road, Forestburgh, NY  12777
 (845) 794-1194

Join us for an evening of entertainment with singer and entertainer Patti Greco Sunshine! Proceeds from the concert will benefit Pets Alive! Get your tickets early so you are sure to reserve your space! Tickets for the show are only $20 and are available HERE. Dinner is also available for purchase between 6:00-7:30pm so come early and grab something to eat.
  Pets Alive is a no kill animal sanctuary located at 363 Derby Road, Middletown, NY. For information about this wonderful org, email Visit
Pets Alive 363 Derby Road, Middletown, NY 10940 (845) 386-9738
Saturday, October 14th     8;00 pm -til
Animal Haven Benefit Concert Hosted by New York Orchestra

CHURCH OF THE HOLY APOSTLES  296 9th Ave. at 28th St.  New York, NY 10001

All are welcome and invited to the 4th annual Animal Haven Benefit Concert, presented by New York Orchestra. Come hear great music and support the cause of animal adoption! The program features the glorious music of FELIX MENDELSSOHN, conducted by Michael Feldman, with soloists Ariadne Greif, soprano, and violinist Una Tone. The rarely-performed Fair Melusina overture and 1834 concert aria Infelice! open the concert, followed by the magnificent Symphony No. 5 "Reformation".

Animal Haven will have volunteers present to speak about animal adoption and answer questions on how to begin the adoption process. A few adoptable animals will be on-hand, as well. Pet owners are encouraged to bring leashed pets to enjoy the performance! Wine reception to follow. 
Admission is FREE. Suggested donation $20 at the door. Doors open 7:20pm Concert begins 8:00pm.
Please join us for an evening of world-class music, in support of Animal Haven and animal adoption everywhere!
            Sunday, October 15th                 24/7 Everyday
Compassionate Farming Education Initiative (CFEI)
Album w/ Featured Artists 

Record Label  CFEI/Planet CD NYBurnside Distribution Corporation   1-503-231-0876

CFEI's 'Home On The Range' Farm Animal Benefit album and documentary. 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.
Sunday, October 15th       10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Cortland Holistic Living Expo, Food Drive and Psychic Fair
w/ Animal Communication Expert 

 Ramada Cortland Hotel & Conference Ctr 2 River St     Cortland, NY 13045
Phone: (607) 756-4431

Come meet and speak with 14 Professional Psychics. Bring a photograph of your pet and speak with an animal communication expert. Visit Alternative Health Care Practitioners and vendors specializing in, Reiki, Kinesiology, Acupuncture, Polarity Therapy, Feng Shui, Massage, herbal products, and so much more.   Visit
                      Sunday, October 15th                      10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC-Pitbull Awareness Month

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC  PO Box 101  Gracie Station NY, NY 10028 

Thinking about adopting a new family member? Rescue Dogs Rock, Inc., rescues puppies and dogs from high kill shelters, owner srdr-dog-angel-wingsurrenders, puppy mill throw aways and medically neglected and suffering dogs and give them the proper medical care, then we do our best to find them the perfect home. We are deeply committed to healing the physical and emotional wounds these animals have suffered.

We firmly believe that there is a great home out there for every puppy and dog.
More Info:
Sunday, October 15th       11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rochester  Animal Services Adoptions 
PetSmart      917 Holt Rd       Webster, NY 14580

Here we showcase just a few of the dogs, cats, and other pets at the shelter who are waiting for new homes. There are plenty more waiting at the shelter who are just as adorable and also in need of responsible guardians.  Loving dogs
Sweet Cats
Sunday, October 15th    12:00 noon - 3:00 pm
Shelter Link's 2nd Annual Raffle Extravaganza

American Legion Hall 39 Nassau Ave     Islip, NY  11751    Tel: 516-458-3103

This is Shelter Link's 2nd Annual Raffle Extravaganza to benefit the homeless cats and dogs in our community. . We have some great baskets and with a 5 dollar admission you get 6 tickets.
Contact: Rita Schrecongost  Shelter Link is an all volunteer 501(c)3 organization created in October 2008 to help the animals in the Long Island community. We volunteer with local shelters. We have a feral cat TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) program for local residents. Visit
Sunday, October 15th       12:00 noon - 3:00 pm​
Greyhound Friends of NJ in NY 

Petco       2750 Veterans Road West        Staten Island NY 10309   (718) 227-9723

Greyhound Friends of NJ (GFNJ) is a non-profit organization dedicated to placing retired racing greyhounds into responsible, loving homes. While GFNJ is predominantly a greyhound adoption group, it will also help some non-greyhounds in need of rescue from high-risk situations by providing them monetary support and/or a safe haven.Please consider volunteering and contact me at for more information. Thanks and hope to see you there!  
See sweet adoptables!
Sunday, October 15th                                   12:00 noon - 5:00 pm
SPCA Tompkins County Adoptions 
 SPCA of Tompkins County    640 Hanshaw Rd  Ithaca, New York    Call (607) 257-1822

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
Loving adoptables
 Sunday, October 15th                       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, October 15th      10:00 am - 12 noon 
Teach your Dog to Sit (in Yiddish)

Central Park. Exact location provided when you RSVP.

 This class is organizied by Workmen's Circle, a progressive Jewish community and education nonprofit. At a prior class, the humans gathered for coffee and chocolate rugelach at the check-in table. The dogs sampled homemade apple cookies, or kichel, and sipped water. Owners were encouraged to take training treats to keep in their pockets. Sign up for this class at
This is a fun event for anyone who wants to learn some Yiddish -- dogs or humans.
          Sunday, October 15th                      12:00 noon-  3:00 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 15th                            12:00 noon-4:00 pm 
New York ACC Care Centers & Adoptions 
 -Focus: Senior and Special Needs Adoptions-

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 15th            12:00 noon-3:00 pm
Halloween Howl & Healthy Hound Fair

Carl Schultz Park 1483 York Avenue, #20523  New York, NY 10075  212 459 4455

Not to be missed! The HOWL is the Conservancy's annual dog costume event. Over 200 creatively costumed pups strut their stuff before a blue-chip fashion industry coven of judges!

 The Conservancy organizes volunteers to execute its projects and sponsors community events that are open to all.

NOTE! Carl Schurz Park has two fenced-in runs, the only areas in the Park where unleashed dogs can exercise and play. These highly acclaimed runs are the result of efforts by local City officials, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and Carl Schurz Park Conservancy.  

This site is dedicated to keeping all two and four-legged users informed and engaged.​

Carl Schurz Park Conservancy maintains the Dog Runs. We provide funding for weekly sanitization during summer, and bi-monthly throughout the rest of the year. We rely on donations to keep the dog runs clean and in working order. Funds go towards replacing substrate and repairing walls, fences, benches, gates and drainage. We also buy new materials and tools for basic repair and upkeep. 

The runs are open during normal park hours. Please note: they are closed to the general public each Wednesday and Thursday between 12:15 pm and 1:15 pm for use by the ASPCA.
Sunday, October 15th    12:00 noon – 3:00 pm
 Pet Adoption League of Lower Westchester County Kitty Adoption Day

PetSmart -  Pelham Manor   830 Pelham Pkwy,   Pelham, NY 10803    (914) 235-0796

Kitties of all ages and colors and all super sweet! Come meet the love of your life.  The Pet Adoption League (PAL) is a non-profit 501c3 charity that works to find loving and permanent homes for adoptable dogs and cats. In 1996 the volunteers that would become the Pet Adoption League, were instrumental in changing a local City Animal Shelter that had a killing rate of 67% to a more humane facility with a euthanasia rate of only 10-12% through 2007.
Sunday, October 15th            12:00 noon-3:00 pm 
2nd Annual Dog Jog
Outdoor Voices      251 Centre Street  New York, NY 10013    (646) 861-1023

October is National Pet Wellness Month, and Outdoor Voices and The Farmer’s Dog have teamed up to host their second annual fall New York dog jog on Sunday, October 15th.

Participants will meet at the Outdoor Voices store in Nolita and will walk about 2 miles with their dogs, stopping along the way for coffee and treats sponsored by Ground Support. The Farmer’s Dog is currently featuring Social Tees Animal Rescue as part of their Community Spotlight series and will be donating a portion of the day’s proceeds from Outdoor Voices sales directly to Social Tees.
Sunday, October 15th           12:00 noon - 4:00 pm
K9Kastle Cats Adoptions 
Unleashed by Petco  (Park Slope)  81 Seventh Avenue  Brooklyn, NY 11217  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.

And Always at Best Friends Adoption Center  (SoHo) 307 W Broadway  New York, NY 10013
Sunday, October 15th        1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Vegan Support Group w/ Special Speaker 'All Creatures' Founder Frank Hoffman 

Honest Weight Food Co-op 100 Watervliet Avenue   Albany, NY  12206   (518) 482-2667

Topic: Veganism & Spirituality featuring guest speaker Frank Hoffman founder of
Whether you believe in a higher power or not or something in between, join us as special guest Frank Hoffman explores and explains the connection between eating other living beings and our beliefs behind eating animals. Frank Hoffman began his professional career as a chemist. Frank is currently trying to fully retire from their 37-year career in his family business, F. L. Hoffman Corporation, which specializes in the construction management of medical facilities. Frank believes in both human and animal rights as a God given gift of creation and thus he entered into a life dedicated to furthering a cruelty-free lifestyle for all of God's creatures, whether human or non-human by creating his website
                      Sunday, October 15th                                          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 15th                                            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 15th                          1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
Adoptions from Last Chance (Cats), The Adoption Center (Dogs) 

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 15th        1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TNR Certification Workshop: Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) 
and Colony Care (Bronx)

Bronx Library Center  310 East Kingsbridge Road   New York NY 10458

Become a Certified TNR Caretaker! Attending a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) certification workshop is the first step you should take to gain the knowledge and skills needed to help the feral and stray community cats in your area. 

Upon completion of the workshop, you will become a Certified TNR Caretaker and be eligible for free spay/neuter, trap loans, transport of cats and traps, specialty training workshops, community outreach materials, TNR Caretaker Update newsletter, networking opportunities, dedicated NYCFCI help desk, and other services and support within the five boroughs of New York City provided by the NYC Feral Cat Initiative of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, the ASPCA, and other area organizations.

Learn the basics of TNR and colony care in this hands-on workshop designed by Alley Cat Allies, the ASPCA, and the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals. In this workshop, you will:
-Learn about feral cats, their history and behavior
-Learn the steps of humane trapping and pre- and post-spay/neuter surgery care with the help of video and live demonstrations
-Practice using a box trap and divider for trapping and in-trap care
-Learn the basics of caring for a cat colony
-Learn how to build good relationships with neighbors throughout the TNR process and how to help the cats be good neighbors
-Attendees will become Certified TNR Caretakers and receive our Guide to Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and Colony Care.
-Workshop Designers: Alley Cat Allies, ASPCA, Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals
-Hosts: NYC Feral Cat Initiative of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, CSM Stray Foundation
-Instructors: Nancy Fahnestock and Carole Milker, CSM Stray Foundation
-Course Fee: There is no fee to attend this workshop, but advance registration is requested.

Notes: This workshop is open to people who are 18 or older. Please do not bring animals to the workshop (with the exception of service animals). Use of library space for this program does not indicate endorsement by the New York Public Library. More Info & RSVP:
Sunday, October 15th        1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Caring About The Strays Adoptions 
Bergen County Veterinary Center    120 Hopper Avenue     Waldwick, NJ 07463

Caring About The Strays (C.A.T.S.), Inc. will be participating in an adoption event on Sunday, October 15thhosted by Bergen County Veterinary Center, 120 Hopper Avenue, Waldwick, NJ. There will be kittens and cats of all ages. Adoption fees vary and includes neutering, vaccines, testing, deworming, and microchipping. Special rates are available for certain pets and pairings of pets who have bonded.
   Sunday, October 15th                            5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
A Vegan Potluck Meetup and Food Education Film Series

Rivers Manor      508 E. Sedgwick St        Philadelphia , PA 19119

If you been curious about the profound impact of your food choices on your health, animals, and the planet, join us! Third Sundays at 5:00 pmPotluck (optional); film promptly 6:30 pm followed by discussion. $5/film, food and discussion or $15 for a year's worth of membership (all events are free to members) . All attendees will receive a Coupon Book with a variety of discounts from local alternative health care providers.
Monday, October 16th   365 Days a Year 
 NYCLASS: 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!
Monday, October 16th         All Day & All Month 
Alley Cat Allies Global Cat Day®

See NY event locations on ACA website.

Alley Cat Allies launched National Feral Cat Day® on our 10th anniversary in 2001 to raise awareness about feral cats, promote Trap-Neuter-Return, and recognize the millions of compassionate Americans who care for them.
National Feral Cat Day® is observed on October 16 every year. More and more people celebrate National Feral Cat Day® each year. Since 2011, more than 1,000 National Feral Cat Day events have taken place—spreading the word and helping feral cats all over the country—and even outside of the U.S. with international events! We can’t wait for you to reach even more people with National Feral Cat Day® this year!
                     Monday, October 16th                                     See times on link 
ASPCA Low-cost or Free Spay and Neuter Mobile Van 

*Van travels throughout the five boroughs in every NYC 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 16th                      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 16th                                 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 16th. 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
M-F October 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
Sunday, October 15th       6:00 pm til
Small Dog Play Date

New York Dog Spa     32 West 25th Street         New York, NY 10010

Trainer moderated play date for pups 20 lbs and under and over 5 1/2 months old. The fee is $15 per dog, per visit. No reservation required for the one hour play date. $15.00 per person Learn more
Hosted by: Andrea (Organizer) This Meetup repeats every week on Monday. See our other playdays during week.
Monday, October 16th       6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Verona Street Animal Society--- Painting with a Twist

Painting with a Twist     1586 W. Ridge Road       Rochester, NY 14615  

Are you a budding artist or just looking for a fun night out? Painting with a Twist® will sponsor a night support Verona Street Animal Society. Half of the proceeds from this event will be donated to VSAS, enabling more animals to be saved at Rochester Animal Services. 

Participants pay $40 for a 2 hour painting session (total 3 hours for the night) lead by an artist. If you are over 21, you are welcomed to bring any food, beer or wine (no liquor) you like to share with your friends at the event. Watch on our Facebook page for our painting options & vote! Support
Phone 585-237-8366
   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  17  (thru  Tue Oct 31)         9:30 am- 9:00 pm 
Pet Food Drive hosted by Emma Clark Library(Suffolk Cty)  

Emma Clark Library  120 Main Street  Setauket, NY  - 11733  Tel: 631-941-4080

Emma Clark Library is hosting a Pet Food Drive starting on Saturday, October 14 through the end of the month (10/31). It's part of "The Great Give Back" through Suffolk County Libraries   Drop donations M - F: 9:30 am – 9 pm   Sat: 9 am – 5 pm Sun: 12 pm – 5 pm   Visit
                           Tuesday, October 17th                       1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Hallett Nature Sanctuary

Hallett Nature Sanctuary     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 17th                    3:30 pm til
R.E.A.D. to Pepper the therapy dog 

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. 
Tuesday, October 17th          5:00 pm-9:00 pm 
'In Our Hands Rescue' Sauce Restaurant Fundraiser 
Sauce Restaurant     78 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

Sauce restaurant will generously be donating a portion of its nightly proceeds to In Our Hands Rescue. Please come out, eat an amazing dinner, and support In Our Hands and all the pups in need!!! Please make reservations to guarantee a spot and tell all of your friends! Reservations can be made by calling 212-420-7700 or by emailing and mention you will coming for In Our Hands! 

In Our Hands Rescue works to ameliorate the plight of abandoned, sick, injured, or neglected animals in New York City; to promote and require spay and neuter as a means of controlling the tragic pet population problem, and to offer refuge, whenever possible, to the neediest animals, wherever they may be.
Tuesday, October 17th    6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
The New York City Vegetarian & Vegan Meetup
at  Candle Café West
Candle Café West  2427 Broadway (between 89th and 90th Streets), New York, NY  10024

Among the Best Vegan Food on the Planet! Seating @ 6pm How to find us: Just ask any member of the waitstaff where the "Meetup" is seated.  New York has many excellent vegetarian and vegan restaurants, and new ones are opening all the time. Join us as we explore them all, and enjoy dining with some of the kindest, most gracious, most socially-conscious people in New York.

Plus, join us as we go out on the town to vegetarian and vegan friendly bars and lounges. And partake when we go to visit some outstanding music venues. Great ways to have delightful nights on the town in the company of a fun and friendly group of vegetarians and vegans. We warmly welcome all vegetarians and vegans as well as those that are considering a vegetarian or vegan diet. Visit

(Oct 24th NYC event ) Promoting Veganism in NYC - Union Square Park - World Vegetarian Awareness Month
Tuesday October 17th       6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
Cruelty to Cats & the Law 
ASPCA Midtown Administrative Offices,    7th Floor 520 8th Ave, New York, NY 10018
Phone: (212) 876-7700

Attend this valuable workshop to learn what constitutes animal cruelty in New York City and how it applies to community cats and caretakers. Educate yourself to be an informed advocate to educate others on the proper ways to address and report animal cruelty. Learn ways to proactively interact with your local police precinct and community board to establish good relations for the community cats before a problem arises.

Hosts: NYC Feral Cat Initiative of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, ASPCAPresenters: Stacy Wolf and Howard Lawrence, ASPCA Anti-Cruelty Group Course Fee: There is no fee to attend this workshop, but advance registration is required.Notes: You must bring photo ID for admittance to the building. Please do not bring animals to the workshop (with the exception of service animals). This workshop is open to people who are 18 or older. Info & Registration: 520 8th Avenue is between West 36th and 37th Streets.
Tuesday, October 17th      6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Vegan Cooking Demo: Fall Feast by Nicole Arciello

William K Sanford Town Library     629 Albany Shaker Road       Albany, NY  12211

Sample tasty eats and learn how easy it is to cook without animal products! Vegan chef and baker Nicole Arciello (also of Horseracing Wrongs!) will show you how to make a quick, easy vegan feast fit for a weeknight meal or a holiday table! We will use regular ingredients that you can find at any local supermarket, and fast and easy cooking techniques. Free and open to the public but you MUST 
 (518) 458-9274  REGISTER ONLINE at:
See Nicole's blog
Wednesday, October 18th     10:00 am-4:00 pm
SPCA of Westchester County Lonely Hearts Club & Regular Adoptions-Adopt, We're Full!
SPCA of Westchester, Inc.    590 North State Road    Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

We have so many loving pets looking for forever homes. Pls adopt and scoll through our adoptables and share., The SPCA of Westchester County has 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. 1 pm-4 pm Sun Mon-Sat 10 am-4 pm
 SPCA Website is Dogs & Cats
Pls email us at: . Phone 914-941-2896.
Wednesday, October 18th      12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Ag Gag and the Fight Against the Unconstitutional Silencing of Factory Farm WhistleBlowers

Yale Law School, Room 124 127 Wall St New Haven, CT 06511 Phone: (203) 432-4992

In Idaho and Utah federal courts have struck down, as unconstitutional speech restrictions, “Ag Gag” statutes aimed at criminalizing photography and undercover investigations at animal agriculture facilities. Challengers have defeated many of these corporate-backed attempts to trample the First Amendment rights of activists and journalists, but the fight continues with new legal challenges on the horizon. Come hear from Staff Attorney Kelsey Eberly about how the Animal Legal Defense Fund is taking Ag Gag to court—and winning. Contact Name: Theo Torres Contact Email:
​ Wednesday, October 18th                                    12:00 noon -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 18th                  6:00 pm til
St. Lawrence  Cty Public Health Dept  Rabies Clinics
80 State Highway 310, Suite 2    Canton, NY 13617 Phone: (315) 386-2325

 Ogdensburg Fire Department   718 Ford St      Ogdensburg, NY 13669 (315) 393-2321

St. Lawrence County Rabies Clinics: *Please note, it is important to make sure all domesticated dogs, cats, and ferrets are immunized against Rabies.
-Three year vaccinations are available with a CURRENT RABIES CERTIFICATE.
-Dogs and cats must be at least three (3) months old to be vaccinated.
-All animals must be under the control of an adult.  -Animals must have a collar and leash; cats must be in an animal carrier or a pillowcase.-Clinics may change or be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances without notice.-Please call (315) 386-2325 for clinic information or question.
-For more rabies information, visit the St. Lawrence County Public Heath Department or visit 
      Wednesday, October 18th      6:30 pm- 8:30 pm 
The Long Island Parrot Society Monthly Meeting 

American Legion Post   22 Grove Place     

Enjoy monthly speakers, award-winning magazine, lending library, atic bird club. Members and guests enjoy monthly speakers, award-winning magazine, lending library, avian adoption referrals, expert bird care advice, special events, member discounts and much more! Meetings give everyone a chance to network with bird care experts and other pet bird owners! With our variety of bird toy, food and "Parrotphenalia" vendors, it's a mini-bird show each month! DOORS OPEN: 6:30 pm Vendor sales : 6:30 to 7:30 pm and following speaker   SPEAKERS: 7:30 pm; ± 20 minutesNon-members/Guests: $5.00 donation requested -- please do not bring your birds.
Thursday, October 19th      All Day 
New York's Big Apple Crunch-Farm On!
Across the state of New York , Host a Crunch of Your Own 

Join millions of New Yorkers around the state and crunch into a New York grown apple to celebrate New York food and New York farms! Schools, college campuses, hospitals, businesses, individuals all over the state will be taking the “collective crunch” into a New York grown apple on Thursday, October 19, 2017.

Find out where a Crunch is being hosted near you! Sign up to host a Crunch of your own!Help us get as many New Yorkers as possible to bite into an apple on October 19, 2017 to celebrate New York food and New York farms! Click here to host a Crunch of your own! Let's all come together and part in the “crunch heard ‘round the world!”
Thursday, October 19th                                                             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 19th           7:45 am-4:00 pm
T.A.R.A. Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic 
 Trinity Episcopal Church parish house   1200 Main Street Fishkill, NY    12524         
call appt.  (845) 705-5020

T.A.R.A., Inc. will be holding a low-cost spay/neuter clinic for cats, hosted by Stray H.E.L.P. in Fishkill, NY. $70 per cat includes spay or neuter, rabies vaccine, ear cleaning, and nail trim. Also available for an additional fee: distemper vaccine, flea/tick products, dewormer, and microchipping. 
Please visit to secure your appointment. Please call Althea at (845) 705-5020 with any questions.  The Animal Rights Alliance, Inc. (TARA), a low cost feline spay/neuter mobile clinic offers a phenomenal rate. Schedule your cat today!
​ Thursday, October 19th    10:00 am – 9:00 pm
 Humane Society of Rome 'Dining for Dogs & Cats' 

The Savoy Resaurant    255 E Dominick St     Rome, NY 13440

Join us for fun, great food and friends, while helping the animals at the shelter. A percentage of the sales will be donated to The Humane Society of Rome, Inc. Check out the delicious menu at We look forward to seeing you there!
  Email Visit
Thursday, October 19th         4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Learn Pet CPR & First Aid - How to handle any Emergency with your Cat or Dog!

Alley Pond Environmental Center 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, NY  11362
Phone: (718) 229-4000

*To sign up for this one, please contact the Alley Pond Environmental Center directly. Do you know what to do if your pet is choking. What is he/she was hit by a car or had a seizure. What about if he/she stopped breathing? 1 out of 4 more pets would have survived if only ONE pet first aid technique was applied prior to receiving emergency care?

Learn how to handle any emergency with your pet calmly and confidently. From Bleeding to Choking to Poisoning - even insect bites, seizures, and CPR and soooo much more!

Class is for pet owners as well as pet professionals including vettechs, groomers, trainers, pet sitters, volunteers & rescuers, dog walkers - really anyone who lays their hands on a pet in the course of a day!
Partial proceeds from this class will be donated to the Alley Pond Environmental Center - a non-profit environmental education organization. Visit

Thursday, October 19th          4 pm – 8 pm
ACC Mobile Adoptions at Astoria Park 
at the Boho Beautiful Positive Movement Tour 

Astoria Park, Great Lawn North (north of the playground) Shore Blvd  Queens, NY 11105 

ACC's Mobile Adoption Center will be at the Boho Beautiful Positive Movement Tour benefit yoga event in Astoria Park with great loving animals looking for homes!Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) adoptions include vaccinations, spay/neuter, a pre-registered microchip, an identification tag, a collar and a certificate for a free initial exam at a participating veterinarian. Visit
Thursday, October 19th                             5:00 pm-7:00 pm 
Humane Society of Schuyler County Adoptions 

 Humane Society of SC  124 Marina Drive, Montour Falls, NY 14865

We are predominantly an all volunteer organization. Please leave a message at our main number, 594-2255. We do pick up messages every day (holidays may be an exception). This phone takes all general messages and youcan direct your call to the appropriate person in our organization should you be interested in spay/neuter information, fostering, adopting, volunteering or information about a special event

Dog Shelter/Adoptions/Redemptions: Ext 201  HSSC Director: Ext. 202  Cat Adoptions: Ext 204
Spay/Neuter Clinics: Ext 205Mon, Wed, Fri: 9 am - noon Saturday: 10 - 1 pm Sunday: 3 - 5 pm Thursday nights from 5 to 7 p.m.. 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 19th       5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tito’s Puppy Patio-Fun Thursday!
The Ice House     70 Putnum St.       Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 

Do you like Dogs? Do you like to bring your Dog downtown? Do you like to relax with your dog? Do you like Tito’s Vodka? Does your dog like to watch you drink Tito’s vodka? Do you like sunny patio days with your Dog? Do you like to win prizes? does your dog like to win prizes?

These are all great questions!! Join us Every Thursday from 5-8pm with your pooch and we can help you find the answers!
Thursday, October 19th       5:00 pm-8:00 pm
                         Out of the Pits and Into Your Heart -'Pints for Pit Bulls '
Slidin Dirty     512 State St.    Schenectady, NY 12305        (518) 344-6975

The next event in our Pints for Pit Bulls series will be October 19th, 5p-8p @ Slidin Dirty in Schenectady. Great raffle prizes, 50/50 raffle, food & drink specials, OOTP merchandise & lots of great company & fun!!! All to benefit our rescue & educational efforts at Out of the Pits.
There is no admission fee. Merchandise to help the loving dogs is priced separately. 

Out of the Pits is a not for profit organization that was founded in 1994. We seek to educate the public about the true nature of the American Pit Bull Terrier and to make them aware that they used to be one of America’s favorite breed of dogs. Our efforts are aimed at restoring the breed to its former position of esteem in the hearts and minds of people everywhere.

Our main focus is education. We visit dozens of schools with our certified therapy Pit Bulls to teach humane education throughout the New York Capital District, as well as nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut. We are also a rescue organization. Since our inception, we have successfully rehomed over 3,000 dogs, and helped many more stay in their homes. Adopt! ______________________________________________________________________
Thursday , October  19th     6:00 pm - 11:00pm
Little Shelter Animal Rescue's 10th Annual Masquerade Ball

The Westbury Manor     1100 Jericho Turnpike      Westbury  NY 11590 
Phone : 631 .368 .8770   ext 26

Come for cocktails, dinner, open bar, live & silent auctions and raffles.$100 per ticket Call 631.368.8770 ext 26 to purchase your tickets All proceeds benefit Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center.
See more aboout this awesome event and see loving adoptables at
Dogs  Cats
Thursday, . October 19th                   6:00 pm-9:00pm  pm 
Guide Dog Foundation Dogs on the Catwalk Fashion Show

Carlyle on the Green at Bethpage State Park  99 Quaker Meeting House Rd  Farmingdale, NY  11735​

The Guide Dog Foundation is excited to announce the Dogs on the Catwalk Fashion Show in partnership with ‘Master Pet Couturier’ Anthony Rubio. Dogs on a Catwalk is scheduled for Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Carlyle on the Green at Bethpage State Park, home of the legendary Bethpage Black PGA Golf Course.

The ticketed event will spotlight couture canine designs from Rubio’s fall collection, modeled by his dogs, along with dogs from the Foundation guide and service dog programs. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Guide Dog Foundation’s mission to improve the quality of life for people who are blind, have low vision, or have other special needs.

In addition to the fashion show, event guests will be treated to a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres hour, dinner, and a Guide Dog Foundation program graduate who will speak about their increased independence, enhanced mobility, and companionship with their new guide dog. Phone Allison Tel: 631-334-2615
Thursday, October 19th       7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
'Cocktails and Canines' by Bideawee's YPC
287 Gallery    287 10th Avenue (at W. 27th St.)  New York NY 10001

Join us for a Fall Benefit Hosted by the Bideawee Young Professionals Committee - Cocktails & Canines - A Party for Paws, including an Open Bar, Music by DJ Luther Riggs, and Catering by Chef Chris Nirschel. $80/person $15/pet - Well-behaved dogs are welcome! All proceeds will directly benefit the animals of Bi​​deawee.
See our loving adoptables and important work we do.
Friday, October 20th                          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 20th                     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 20th                                             10:00 am– 5:00 pm(Call to schedule)
Peaceful Acres Horse & Donkey Field Trips 

Peaceful Acres Horses 3740 Rynex Corners Rd. Pattersonville, NY 12137   (518) 887-3178

Peaceful Acres Horses rescues and restores at-risk horses, ponies and donkeys, once those wonderful equines are feeling safe, happy and restored, they join our Equine Guided Experiential Learning programs, Fun Field-trips and Rejuvenation Retreats. We call it "Horse Hugs"!

Monday - Friday from May - October Peaceful Acres Horses opens it's stable gates for field trips to schools, organizations who serve people who are "in-need", veteran's groups and seniors who wish to spend some time at the sanctuary and interacting with the horses and donkeys.

Join us at PAH for two hours where your group will have time to enjoy a picnic lunch and time to meet and interact with the horses and donkeys.

Please contact Nanci Beyerl, Founder & Executive Director to schedule your group's field trip to PAH.
* PAH can schedule an alternate day for your Fun Field-trip if Friday's are not convenient for your group. Trips     518-887-31- office phone
   Friday, October 20th                                    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, During entire month of October     11:00 am- 4:30 pm 
Rochester Animal Services
 Adopt a Dog Month & Low Cost Spay Neuter

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 (585) 428-7274 or visit us online at 
Friday, October 20 - 26th      12:00 noon- til daily 
 Wildlife Conservation Film Festival 
Cinema Village Theater   22 East 12th Street & University Place   New York, NY 10003

See stunning films (mostly short) about wildlife worldwide, and attend an opening reception or panel discussion at Wildlife Conservation Film Festival at Cinema Village Theater.Ten days of films screenings, panel discussions, field trips, receptions, parties and a conference. Join us as we celebrate our seven year anniversary.For all film screenings, panel discussions, Q&A sessions. Savings of over $300 if each screening purchased separately.  (reception Oct. 19)   2017 WCFF Pass $250.00  :  Please visit
Friday, October 20th    - 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Clinical Sciences Nestle Purina Seminar Series
Cornell University  College of Veterinary Medicine  Ithaca, New York 14853 
Phone: (607) 253-3000

"Hip Disorders in Children and Their Counterparts in Our Small Animal Friends," Presented by Dr. Randall T. Loder, MD, George J. Garceau Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine. 
Light refreshments will be provided. All Cornell faculty, staff, students and collaborators welcome.
            Friday, October 20th                                  4:00 pm-5:00 pm
Caring Kids Program  Sponsored by HEART and Animal Haven
~ NY week for the Animals official event~

Animal Haven      251 Centre Street              NYC, New York 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
Friday, October 20th  Schedule showing   
Forks Over Knives: Host a Film Screening 
Choose Venue 
"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." Visit

                                      Friday, October 20th                                7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Nightmares at Liberty Ridge Farm – The Capital Region’s destination for Liberty Ridge Farm (& Halloween)

Liberty Ridge Farm                    29 Bevis Rd.                       Schaghticoke, NY 12154

 Amazing fun things to do! 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

Nightmares Haunted Attractions are open every Friday & Saturday night open through  Oct 28th. Bonus night Sunday the 8th of October. Screams start at 7:00 pm. Last admission sold at 10:00 pm.
Saturday,  October 21st                                        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 21st                                 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 21st                                   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. See loving adoptables
Saturday, October 21st        9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park-Dogs Welcome 

St. Mary's Park    Eagle Avenue and 149th Street        Bronx, NY  10454 

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome! This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.
Saturday, October 21st    Ongoing 
               **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.)
Ocotober and Ongoing
~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. 
Saturday, October 21st   9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue: 'Go Get It LIFE' 5K Race

 Silver Lake Park      Staten Island, NY 10301      (212) 639-9675

Go Get It LIFE invites you to our 2nd Annual 5K Race on Saturday, October 21st at Silver Lake Park in Staten Island, NY. The Go Get It LIFE 5K Run will take you through the sprawling green acerage and around the picturesque waterway of Silver Lake Park. This family-friendly run/ walk will benefit the Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue and the Silver Lake Park Conservancy.
The Go Get It LIFE race is uniquely designed for both experienced runners and newcomers to the racing community. As a Go Get It LIFE 5K participant you will enjoy an energetic and positive racing environment. Runners and walkers are welcome to this family-friendly event. More Info:
9:00am Packet Pickup/ Registration Opens
9:30am Race Begins!
Awards Ceremony
Animal Adoption Event Hosted by Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue
*Start Line/ Base Camp will be set up at the intersection of Victory Boulevard and Forest Avenue. 
**There are no refunds. T-Shirts are not guaranteed for race day registrants. The race will take place rain or shine.
To register:
 Saturday, October 21st 9:30 am -11:30 am
 PAWSAFE Puppy Reunion 
Brewster Elks 1430 Route 22, Brewster NY 10509 Phone: (845) 279-9888

Woohoo! It’s so good to be reunited!!! Join us for a spooktacular time! -Reunite with your PawSafe rescue’s litter mates and fosters! -Enter the Howl-o-ween Pet Costume Pageant and Parade! -Visit the Puppy Kissing Booth! -Meet our adoptable pups! -Tie dye a PawSafe Tee! -Check out the interactive photobooth with your pooch! -PawSafe Animal Rescue merchandise for sale! -Food/beverage so delish …

 FREE admission – FREE Parking activities ~ contests ~ food 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.
​ Saturday, October 21st         10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Zoo Boo in Syracuse 

Rosamond Gifford Zoo    1 Conservation Place   Syracuse, NY 13204

The zoo will be transformed into a bustling Halloween bash with hauntingly hilarious activities for kids and families to enjoy. The “kooky not spooky” theme provides Halloween fun without the fear! Kids (and parents) -- costumes are encouraged! Daytime hours means Zoo Boo participants can see the entire zoo and animal collection!  Visit

On-Site Educational Programs at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo :  Are you a teacher, scout leader, or other group leader looking to make the most of your visit to the zoo? Try one of our exciting and education onsite programs! Zoo Safari programs take place during zoo hours, while Flashlight Safari programs take place after hours! Please see the program descriptionson our site and book your onsite educational program today.

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