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

Let's join together in this exciting New York Week for the Animals. Animal World USA is presenting the week as part of our AWUSA Weeks for the Animals campaign and is thrilled to be working with the Mayor's Alliance for  NYC's Animals. We can surely expect New Yorkers to make history across the entire state with 100+ events.
October and All Year Around
A Salute to Military and Working K-9's

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

We honor the service of the military and working K-9's and handlers. Please send cards or letters of support to these brave working canines and their dedicated handlers listed above who serve abroad and in the communities of New York. God Bless Our Troops. Let us all thank the courageous K-9's who have saved and protected so many lives. Please visit
               Begins Thursday,  September 24th  (thru 28th)                                Early a.m.
New York Search and Rescue Conference

State Prep Ctr
5900 Airport Rd
Oriskany, NY  13424

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

Availability 24 hrs/7 days a week.

Team Leader _ Chris Padden (631)398-5343

Team Manager_ Heidi Hajek (631)478-2224

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

Our website will be updated with more details as they become available.
   Saturday, September 27th                       Registration begins at 7:30 am
Best Friends Animal Society Strut Your Mutt

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

Leisurely 2-mile group dog walk followed by a festival that includes doggie yoga and massage, photo opp's, free consultations with trainers and pet specialists,  Complimentary treats for your dogs Agility area Pet Spa- mobile grooming Belly Rub Hub doggie massage PAWS & PALS: Painting Activity for Kids of All Ages and Their Pups The Zen Pen (animal reiki and communication) Make your own custom pet ID tag on the spot! Contests Canine Cafe with dog treats & food Barking Boutique (pet related product vendors) Food trucks for people & pets Ask-A-Vet/Pet First Aid Tent, presented by BarkCare  year!

Registration begins at 7:30 am; walk begins at 9 am. Festival ends at 1pm.
Why: To raise money for one of our participating local animal rescue groups (our No More Homeless Pets Network Partners) and Best Friends Animal Society, and help bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets. Visit website

Registration Fees: •Individuals: $30 ($35 day-of)  •Couples: $50 ($60 day-of)
•Kids 12 and under with t-shirt: $20 ($25 day-of)•Kids 12 & under without t-shirt: Free

. If you need any help with registration or have any questions please call Jill at 973-420-0577 or email
All September                      all day
Bideawee All Animals 6 Months Old and Older are Free!

410 East 38th Street
New York, NY 10016

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

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

The Bideawee volunteer family is a vital part of our organization: Bideawee volunteers walk dogs, socialize cats, attend events, help with administrative tasks, and participate in our pet therapy programs. Please contact the Bideawee Volunteer Coordinator at the Bideawee location nearest you by calling 866-262-8133.
Saturday, September  27th                                9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Montgomery County SPCA Garage Sale

26 Coolidge Rd.
Amsterdam, NY 12010

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

Our Vision is to  create a better tomorrow for all companion animals. We strive to provide readily-available education, affordable spay/neuter programs, state-of-the-art shelter care, and comprehensive adoption programs. You can become part of this vision by donating to our Capital Campaign.  Thank you.     phone (518) 842-8050
Saturday, September  27th             11:00 am -3:00 pm
3rd PAWSAFE Adoption Event & Puppy Reunion

Tractor Supply
1253 Route 311
Patterson NY 12563

Join us for our 3rd Annual PAWSAFE PUPPY REUNION! Tractor Supply 1253 Route 311 Patterson NY 12563 11-3pm FREE admission  –  FREE Parking activities ~ contests ~ food PHOTOS with Tina Quatroni of Petcha Photography Visit our Facebook page for more information:

PawSafe Animal Rescue exists to provide a better life for adoptable companion animals without homes and to assist in the effort to limit the overpopulation of these animals through a low kill methodology. PawSafe Animal Rescue tirelessly strives for and envisions the day where every adoptable companion animal has a loving, responsible home, where no animal will suffer from abuse, neglect or ignorance.
Saturday, September 27th                       10:00am - 5:00pm
Rational Animal: Mother's Comfort Project--Sewing Beds for Shelter Animals

Fabric Mart
2019 Crompond Road
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Mother’s Comfort Project Westchester is a combined effort of founding organization, Rational Animal,, and Dancing for Animals, This project brings volunteers together for sewing sessions to create comfy for shelter animals, as well as catnip toys for the cats.

You do not have to come for the whole day, but we would love it if you did! We need fabric & batting cutters, toy stuffers as well as sewers!

If interested in volunteering, having fun and helping shelter animals, please contact Liz Peterson at or 914-737-2228. Sewing volunteers needed.

For more information, contact Liz Peterson at
or 914-737-2228, or visit the Dancing for Animals & Rational Animal website.
Saturday, September 27th               ck times
The New York Botanical Garden

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There will be free activities for the whole family to enjoy like a free wagon ride around the Village. Free live entertainment plus Big Dog Radio 102.5 will be on hand and broadcasting live.Open to anyone from kindergarten to 99!   For info/application call 315-576-3818 or go to
Saturday, September 27th(and beyond)                      1:00 pm til 5:00 pm
ASPCA FAll in Love Pet Adoptions

The ASPCA Adoption Center
424 E. 92nd St., between 1st and York Avenues
NY, NY 10128

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

During this promotion we’re waiving adoption fees on all cats and dogs eight months of age and older! Here’s what you need to know:

The Deal: Adoption fees for all cats and dogs eight months of age and older are WAIVED throughout this promotion. (Additional fees may apply.)

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

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

Mountain Rottie Rescue
PO Box 109
Monticello, NY 12701

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

Ck out our new Bully Breed Project!

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

All our our dogs are temperament tested before acceptance into our program. Our members consist of Certified Dog Trainers, experienced animal handlers & experienced Rottweiler owners. Any dog adopted from Mountain Rottie Rescue of New York has been fostered in a home prior to adoption. All of our Dogs are up to date on vaccines, Heart-worm tested, on prevention, spayed /neutered, micro-chipped & activated .
Visit our website.
Saturday, September 27th                           9:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lollypop Farm BarktoberFest

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

7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration and Check-In for Pet Walk and Ruff Rampage Obstacle Course
Location: Egypt Park Parking Lot
9:00 a.m.
Pet Walk Begins
Location: Near Main Stage, Egypt Park
10:30 a.m.
Ruff Rampage Obstacle Run Kick-off
Location: Main Stage, Egypt Park
The first wave of the Ruff Rampage Obstacle Run kicks off!9/27/2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Stay tuned for full details.

See more at:

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

As always, each dog adoption includes:
-Spaying and neutering   -Vaccinations and deworming
-Heartworm test   -A certificate for a free health exam
-A 30-day gift of pet health insurance
-Microchipping   -Flea-control treatment
-Free behavior advice   -Discounted behavior and training classes
  Saturday, September 27th                                                          12 noon-4:00  pm
AC & C of NYC on NBC affiliate

AC & C locations

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

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

To service all NYC communities, AC&C operates facilities in all five boroughs. Pls visit website to see adoptables and ways to help.
  Saturday, September 27th            1:00pm – 4:00 pm
Bright Stars German Shepherds Adoption Day

Pet Friendly
845 Manitou Road
Hilton NY 14468

Come see Bright Stars German Shepherds that are available for adoption  Saturday between 1pm-4pm.  BrightStar is a non-profit organization based out of Rochester, NY dedicated to saving the lives of German Shepherd Dogs.

Every year BrightStar helps hundreds of homeless German Shepherds find new forever homes. Visit our "How Are We Doing" page for our exact placement statistics. BrightStar is a dedicated team that have one common goal....SAVING THE LIVES OF GERMAN SHEPHERD DOGS.  Website

Come meet some of our adoptable dogs! If you are interested in a particular dog, please contact their foster to make sure they will be attending. Questions can be directed to: Roxanne & Paul at 585-293-0549 or
Saturday, September 27th                            1:00 pm- til 5:00 pm
ASPCA Mobile Adoptions Day

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

ASPCA Mobile Van will be at above location. All of our animals are spayed or neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, and come with a leash or carrier, as well as a certificate for free follow-up veterinary care at the ASPCA Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital. Adoption fees range from $75 to $200. Our knowledgeable adoption counselors are on hand to provide all the information you need and help you find the purrfect match. For more information about our Mobile Adoption schedule, please call (212) 876-7700 ext. 4900.
                        Saturday, September 27th                                           3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
EarthAngels Canine Rescue Adoption Day
632 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

If you are interested in a particular dog, contact us and we will be happy to arrange meeting. Earth Angels is a  non-profit canine rescue and adoption organization established to rescue homeless and abandoned dogs from the New York state area. 90% of the dogs we rescue are from the South Bronx.

Earth Angels welcomes animals that others write off as too sick, too old, too ugly, or too unmanageable, as well as the healthiest, sweetest and the newborns!  We spay/neuter, vaccinate, de-worm, and micro-chip all our dogs as well as providing medical attention when needed. 

We rehabilitate our dogs by using behavioral training and giving them lots of love to restore their faith in human beings. To date, we have rescued over 5,000 dogs and placed them in loving and responsible homes. And, with your kind help, we will do more.  Visit website and see adoptables!
Saturday, September 27th                              3:00pm - 5:00pm
P.L.U.T.O. Rescue Free Microchipping Clinic

Staten Island Veterinary Group
3875 Victory Blvd.
Staten Island NY 10314 US

Microchipping/Vaccinations. P.L.U.T.O. Rescue will be sponsoring a free microchip clinic, by appointment only, on a first-come, first-served basis.

To make an appointment, please call the Staten Island Veterinary Group, located in Staten Island 10314 (718) 370-0390.

More Info:
Saturday Sept 27th (thru Sept 30th)                     All day  
September Cat Adoptathon @
Buffalo Paws & Claws Animal Shelter, Inc.

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

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

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

We are available for adoptions & surrenders Monday through Sunday by appointment only. We are a foster based rescue, therefore we have to coordinate with our foster families prior to receiving any visits. You must also fill out our online adoption application and be approved prior to viewing any of our animals.
Sunday,  September dates                 9:00 am - 11:30 am
4th Annual Queens Walk to End Alzheimer's
-Bring Your 4 legged friends-

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, New York  11368

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

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

Show that NY residents are leading the charge to support and ultimately find a cure to end Alzheimer s disease!
Sunday, September 28th                       10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pets Alive Adoption Event

Ridgewood NJ Vet Hospital
320 East Ridgewood Avenue 
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Ridgewood, NJ Vet Hospital Adoption Event - - Pets Alive will have adoptable cats and dogs at this event. Come out and meet your new family member! Learn more aboput all our animals and our work saving animals. Visit

Pets Alive Pet Chow Pantry
Our pantry is starting to run low on food and cat litter. Pets Alive helps to provide dog and cat food and cat litter to families that need help feeding and caring for their animals. This is a way better solution than taking those animals into a shelter. Pls help us by bringing an item(s) when you visit the sanctuary.
   Sunday, September 28th                                                         10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fall Fest 13 & Safari Tour @ Hidden Valley
Animal Adventure

Hidden Valley
2887 Royce Rd
Varysburg, NY  14167

Family fun and entertainment and includes Safari tours, live animal demonstrations,
fun maze, craft show, games, antique farm equipment demos, antique tractor cruise & bonfire.  CAll 585-535-4100 Visit
                                 Sunday, September  28th                           4:00pm - 5:30pm
Pal O Mine Equestrian Inc. Volunteer Orientation

Pal O Mine
829 Old Nichols Road,
Islandia, NY 11749

Pal-O-Mine’s mission is to provide a comprehensive therapeutic equine program that uses horses to facilitate growth, learning and healing.  Our population includes children and adults with disabilities, those who have been abused or neglected, the military and the economically compromised.

We offer programs in Therapeutic Riding, Equine Assisted Learning, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Hippotherapy, Work Study and Competitive Riding.  Learn more about us. E-mail:   Phone:  631-348-1389 . Visit wonderful
Sunday, September 28th               10:00am til
Mount Saint Mary College Blessing of the Animals

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

Mount Saint Mary College, 60 miles north of New York City, is ranked a Top-Tier Regional University (North) by U.S. News & World Report, and offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs preparing students for careers in healthcare, business, education, social services, communication/media and more.
                   Sunday, September 28th                   10:30 am- til
The Bronxville Pug Walk
Midland Avenue,
Bronxville, NY

Pugs and their people meet up for a walk in Bronxville every Sunday.  Visit website

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

*Remember, "It's all about the pug"! Just a note: Once owned by Tibetan monks, pugs made their way to Europe with the Dutch East India Company in the 1700s?the rest is history. Today, pugs are one of the most recognizable and popular breeds in the world. The pug is a great charmer, intelligent, even tempered with a lively and happy disposition. They are very affectionate and make rewarding and amusing companions. Once you have owned one pug, more are sure to follow!
                        Sunday, September 28th                           12:00 noon 5:00 pm
Zanni's Furry Friends Cat Adoption Day

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

Zani's Furry Friends is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to rescuing companion animals from New York City's shelters where, unfortunately, they are at significant risk for euthanasia due to overcrowding. Helping the animals we save, their rescue also creates space at the shelter—thus giving another  animal an opportunity to await a chance for adoption or rescue, saving yet another precious life.

We do not have a shelter or boarding facility, but instead rely upon foster homes to shelter and nurture our furry friends until a loving forever home is found. See some of our beautiful, loving adoptables
Sunday, September 28th                 12 noon-3:00 pm
Pet Adoption League Kitty Adoption Day

Pelham Manor, NY

The Pet Adoption League (PAL) is a non-profit 501c3 charity that works to find loving and permanent homes for adoptable dogs and cats. In 1996 the volunteers that would become the Pet Adoption League, were instrumental in changing a local City Animal Shelter that had a killing rate of 67% to a more humane facility with a euthanasia rate of only 10-12%.  See adoptables
Sunday, September 28th                                1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ASPCA Adoption Mobile Van

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

The ASPCA Mobile Adoption program brings shelter pets and potential pet parents together by traveling to communities throughout the five boroughs. Our state-of-the-art Mobile Adoption center travels multiple days each week to a neighborhood near you. Adopters can spend time with a cat or kitten (and the occasional dog) and go home with their new furry friend the very same day.

All of our animals are spayed or neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, and come with a leash or carrier, as well as a certificate for free follow-up veterinary care at the ASPCA Animal Hospital. Adoption fees range from $75 to $200.

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

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

Come out and say hi. Our cats and we would love to meet you! Anjellicle Cats Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization fully staffed by volunteers from your community. We rely on financial contributions to continue our mission of finding loving homes for each of New York's homeless  Contact:  Check out website. We are looking for an event coordinator for Saturday Petco adoption days.
           Sunday, September 29th                                    2:00 pm til
Church of Saint Francis of Assisi
Blessing of Animals

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

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

St. Francis of Assisi Church is located at 135 West 31st Street in midtown Manhattan in New York City. The church is just around the corner from Penn Station and near Madison Square Garden.
    Sunday, September 29th                  2:00pm - 5:00pm
Weekly Carriage Horse Cruelty Demo

Hack Line at Central Park
59th St. & 5th Ave. @ the Hack Line
New York, New York

Weekly Carriage Horse Cruelty Protest in New York City. Week after week, we bear witness to the suffering and the exploitation of the carriage horses.  Look at them. This is not the kind of horse that should be dragging a carriage.....through traffic and under horrible street conditions.

We have watched as the horses are roughly handled and mistreated. We have watched week after week as the drivers break the law with impunity, without correction or reprimand.

Activists do not want to spend our Sundays bearing witness to this exploitation. But we must, lest their suffering go without witness. Join us. Literature and signs will be provided. Just bring a loud voice and a passion to speak out for the horses.  For more information contact: Win Animal Rights  or call: 1-646-267-9934
Sunday,  September 29th                  3:00pm - 4:00pm
St. Peters Lutheran Church Blessing Of The Animals

Church Grounds
11 Ogden Court
Huntington Station, NY  11746

Blessing Of The Animals: In Commemoration Of St. Francis Of Assisi, St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Will Hold A Blessing Of The Animals On The Church Grounds. All Animals Must Be Leashed Or Crated. For Further Information, Call The Church Office. Phone 631-423-1013  Website

Sunday, September 29th            3:o0 pm  til
Church of the Ascension & Dog Habitat Rescue
Blessing of the Animals and Remembrance

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

Guests will gather at this service to bless their animal friends and ask for their health and joy in the coming year. In addition, a remembrance service will be held for those beloved animals who have passed on.  Thanks to the kind and loving Father Merz for all he does. Following the service, there will be a reception with animal and people-friendly treats. Animals of all types are welcome!
Sunday, September 29th                   4:00 pm-til 
Church of St Clare, Roman Catholic 
Blessing of the Animals

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

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

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

Pet Friendly
845 Manitou Road
Hilton NY 14468

See all the details on website! It is going to be fun.
Every year BrightStar helps hundreds of homeless German Shepherds find new forever homes. Visit our "How Are We Doing" page for our exact placement statistics. BrightStar is a dedicated team that have one common goal....SAVING THE LIVES OF GERMAN SHEPHERD DOGS.  Website

Come meet some of our adoptable dogs! If you are interested in a particular dog, please contact their foster to make sure they will be attending. Questions can be directed to: Roxanne & Paul at 585-293-0549 or
                     Monday, September 29th                      7:30am – 8:30am
StarrTrips: Fall in Central Park

Central Park
81st and Central Park West
SE corner
New York, NY 10023

Join Starr Saphir for bird watching in Central Park. Meet at 7:30am sharp at 81st and Central Park West (SE corner). On Tuesdays, meet at 9am sharp at 103rd and Central Park West (parkside).

On Saturdays, meet at 7:30am sharp at 103rd and Central Park West (parkside). All Starr Trips are non-smoking. No registration necessary! $8 ($4 for full time students). For more information, call Starr at 917-306-3808.  Website is
Monday, September 29th                           9:00 am & 3:00 pm
The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
Dog Walkers Needed Daily

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Humane Society of New York is pleased to have a carriage horse adoption program. If you can provide a home for a retired carriage horse, please let us know. If you have a carriage horse who you wish to retire, we are waiting to hear from you.

Contact information: Susan Richmond, Co-Executive Director, Humane Society of NY, 212-752-4842. Email

For over 100 years, the Humane Society of New York has been a presence in New York City, caring for animals in need when illness, injury or homelessness strikes. In 1904 we were founded to protect the city's horses against abuse. Members fought for laws to punish negligent owners and place watering troughs in streets and parks. As funds allowed the Society expanded to include a free medical clinic and a small adoption center for cats and dogs. Today our hospital and our Vladimir Horowitz and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz Adoption Center help more than 30,000 dogs and cats annually, and their numbers continue to grow.Visit
Monday, September 29th                        All day(Everyday)
Animal Care & Control of New York City
(AC&C) Adoptions

Our 3 care centers are open 7 days a week:

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

Animal Care & Control of New York City (AC&C) is the largest pet organization in the North East, with an estimated number of 43,000 animals rescued each year. As a not-for-profit organization since 1995, Animal Care & Control has been responsible for New York City's municipal shelter system, rescuing, caring for, and finding loving homes for homeless and abandoned animals in New York City. AC&C facilities operate in all five boroughs. Visit
October Daily                            See Times Below
New York Aquarium
Daily Feedings: Sea otters, walruses, and penguins

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

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

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

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

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

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

Five campuses in New York
See link below for complete info

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

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

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

Dogs can give someone a reason to take a walk, improve balance, retrieve objects, sit for a good brushing, or just provide companionship, non-judgmental support, and a fun-loving attitude. We hope to welcome many more visits from our new friends and old friends alike!  Locations, numbers:
ck for days                   10:00 am – 12:00 Noon
Brighton/Rochester Free Rabies Shots

Brighton Highway Dept.
1941 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

For further information, call 585-753-5171 or visit the rabies schedule on the Monroe County Department of Public Health website. Immunization records are maintained for animals receiving immunizations at clinics.Visit
NYCLASS: Get Political For Animals!
"We love animals. And we vote."
39 Broadway, Suite 1740
NY, NY 10006

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

NYCLASS is a 501(c)4 non-profit animal advocacy organization committed to ending the inhumane NYC carriage horse industry. NYCLASS advocates for retiring the carriage horses to sanctuary, while modernizing the current industry with a clean and safe alternative to this outdated tradition - the 21st Century Horseless Carriage. Founded in 2008 by a coalition of prominent animal lovers and business leaders, NYCLASS has grown to over 110,000 supporters with activist chapters in all five boroughs.  Learn how to become involved!
Tuesday, September 30th                       5:00pm – 6:30pm
New York Audubon
Evening Autumn Migration Walk
Central Park
Central Park West
and 72nd Street
New York, 10023

Guide: Gabriel Willow .  This is one of a series of five walks continuing until October 19th. Meet at Central Park West and 72nd Street. Witness the spectacle of autumn migration as songbirds follow the Atlantic flyway to their tropical wintering grounds. Look for tanangers, warblers, and other tropical migrants in the wilds of Central Park. Limited to 15.  Click here to register
                             Wednesday, October 1st                    Appt only
Central New York SPCA
Low Cost Spay & Neuter & Vaccinations

5878 East Molloy Road
Syracuse, NY 13211

The Central New York SPCA has low cost spays on Wed & Thursdays. See all info.

So stop in today and make a shelter animal smile! Open until 6 pm Tuesday thru Friday.                   Phone: (315) 454-4479
See available pets(dogs & cats)
              Wednesday, October 1st                           Daytime hours!
SPCA of Westchester County
Lonely Hearts Club
SPCA of Westchester, Inc.
590 North State Road
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

The SPCA of Westchester County has launched wonderful program "Lonely Hearts Club" to help those animals who are having a tougher time find a home. Please look at this wonderful innovative program for the harder-to-adopt, and/or special needs animals at their website. It is so inspiring. SPCA Website is

Pls email us at: . Phone 914-941-2896.
Wednesday,  October 1st                               11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Reading With Ruby - R.E.A.D Dog

Watervliet Public Library
1501 Broadway
Watervliet, NY 12189

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

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

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

We provide all necessary medical care including age-appropriate vaccinations and spaying or neutering before placing them in permanent, loving homes. Visit
Wednesday, October 2nd                                     All Day
World Day for Farmed Animals

Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM)
10101 Ashburton Lane Bethesda, MD 20817

World Day for Farmed Animals (WDFA), founded in 1983, is dedicated to exposing the needless suffering and death of sentient animals raised and slaughtered for food. World Day for Farmed Animals will continue until animals are no longer seen as commodities, raised for their flesh and by-products.Observed October 2nd, the day is dedicated to exposing and memorializing the 65 billion land animals raised for food who suffer and die every year. Visit website for much more.       

Fill out the registration form to let us know about your plans and to request materials. Register an Event
Not ready to host your own event? No problem - just go to our events directory to search for an event in your area! Find an Event
October Year Round                                Call for appt. time
The Toby Project
100% Free or Low Cost Spay & Neuter & Rabies Vaccinations

220 WEST 72 ST 
NY, NY 10023

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

The Toby Project is a non-profit organization working to end the killing of thousands of adoptable dogs and cats each year in New York City's animal shelters. We are the only organization in NYC whose sole mission is to address pet overpopulation at its inception by preventing the births of unwanted dogs and cats. Our goal is to spay/neuter the very animals who would otherwise directly perpetuate a vicious cycle of unwanted birth and unnecessary death, and make NYC a true "no-kill' community.
Thursday,  October 2nd                                  8:00am – 9:00am
Birding Tour of Bryant Park
In partnership with New York City Audubon Society

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

Discover the varieties of birds that call Bryant Park home during the migratory season with guided tours. Presented in partnership with New York City Audubon Society.  Check outhe amazing birds and what season you can expect to each certain species at
Thursday, October 2nd                             9:00 am -7:00 pm
Chautauqua County Humane Society
2nd Chances Thrift Store

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

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

Chautauqua County Humane Society 2825 Strunk Road Jamestown, NY 14701 Phone 716-665-2209
  Friday, October 3rd                                  4:00 pm-5:00pm
Caring Kids Program
Sponsored by HEART and Animal Haven
~ NY week for the Animals official event~
Animal Haven
251 Centre Street,
NY, NY 10013

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

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

Animal Body Language: How can you tell what an animal is feeling? Learn about dog and cat body language to understand what our companion animals are feeling. Compare how animals feel to how people feel. We will also discuss how to know when it is and is not appropriate to approach an animal, and the ways to approach an animal.

During entire month of October
Rochester Animal Services
Dog Adoptions with discount: Adopt a Dog Month

Rochester Animal Services
184 verona st
Rochester, NY 14608

Rochester Animal Services has dogs of every type, size, age and personality waiting for loving homes. Visit us this October to find out what a shelter dog can bring to your life during AHA's Adopt-A-Dog Month!

All month Rochester Animal Services will be offering a $20 discount on dog adoptions.  The shelter is located near downtown Rochester at 184 Verona Street just north of Kodak and Frontier Field.  Parking is free and can be accessed from Verona Street or from North Plymouth Avenue.  For more information contact the shelter at 428-7274 or visit us online at
Find A New York Shelter in your community!
Adopt, volunteer, find a way to help the
shelter animals in your neighborhood.

Animal Shelter.Org   (New York)

Long Island Animal Shelters

Animal Care & Control of New York City
(AC&C) Adoptions (Five boroughs.)
             Year Round             
Crane Mountain Valley Horse Rescue, Inc. Adoptions

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

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

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

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

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

New York City and surrounding areas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elephants are being poached to extinction, but you can help.

For more information email: or visit and

To volunteer for the NYC march, contact NYC Committee Chairs:
Dawn Wells   Erika Mansourian
Saturday, October 4th                                        4:00 pm- 7:00 pm
ASPCA Cat adoption event-Manhattan

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

For more information, contact Eileen Hanavan at or 212-876-7700 x 4134, or visit the ASPCA website:
Friday, October 4th               6:00pm - 8:00pm
Organization for Bat Conservation: Bats of Belvedere

Belvedere Castle
Central Park at 79th Street
NY NY 10021

Did you know that there are bats in Central Park and that they play an important role in the health of its ecosystem and the world beyond?

Come learn all about these nocturnal creatures in a live bat encounter with Rob Mies from the Organization for Bat Conservation. Learn much more at
             Friday, October 4th                                6:30pm – 8:30pm
New York City Audubon Photography Club

National Audubon Office
225 Varick St.
NY, NY 10014

Instructors: David Speiser and Lloyd Spitalnik
Registration Required. Meeting Place:  The club will meet at the National Audubon Office, at 225 Varick St.  The nearest subway stop is the Houston St. 1/2 stop.

Whether you’re a beginner or more advanced photographer, our friendly photography club is the place to discuss diverse photography-related topics, hone your skills, and learn about the great photography opportunities available in the New York City area. Professional bird and nature photographers David Speiser and Lloyd Spitalnik aim to create a fun, casual, yet educational forum for photographers of all skill levels to participate and perfect their craft. Beginners welcome.

Registration required. $7 per meeting or $55 for September through June ($45 NYC Audubon members)
                     Friday, October 4th                                                6:30 pm -7:00
The Church of St. Paul the Apostle
Blessing of the Animals

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

Please bring your pets -- even stuffed animals -- for the annual blessing of the animals on the feast of Saint Francis on Tuesday, October 4th at 6:30 pm. All are welcome. Visit

St. Paul’s is once again a vibrant, and growing parish. New high-rise buildings in the neighborhood add to the growing community. St. Paul’s completed the building of its new Parish Center in 2000, a 19,000 square foot building that is three stories tall and contains offices, classrooms, and meeting spaces. It will help our growing parish face a future filled with challenges and changes.
Friday, October 4th                               7:00pm - 10:00pm
Husky House: Howling on the Hudson Benefit

Vista Yacht Cruises, Inc.
1500 Harbor Boulevard
Weehawken, New Jersey

Join us for a night of fun on a Vista Yacht Cruise to benefit our furry friends!
7 p.m. board time .  $125 ticket price per person includes:
Dinner -Open premium bar- DJ and dancing- Raffles (one raffle ticket included) and Auctions!

For more info and reservations, contact: Erin
More Info:

  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.)

        Saturday, October 4th                                       7:00 am - 9:00 am
FIDO Coffee Bark
New York City's Largest Off-Leash Community

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

New York City's Largest Off-Leash Community.Rain, sleet, snow or shine, FIDO in Prospect Park sets up a table full of goodies on the first Saturday of every month!
Look for coffee, pastries, dog biscuits as well as relevant information pertaining to off-leash activities and issues. And it's all FREE! First Saturday Of Every Month...In the Long Meadow beside the Picnic House.

Enter Prospect Park at 9th Street.Walk straight in until you come to the ball fields (on right).Make a left along the meadow.  People even show up at 7 a.m. from as far away as Western Massachusetts! And at 9am, everyone leashes up and goes home! 718) 965-8951 You got to see it to believe it!  Learn much more
Saturday, October 4th             All Day
Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue
Awareness Level Courses

York State Fairgrounds
581 State Fair Blvd
Syracuse NY  13209

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

Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue TM courses are a total mind event focusing on real situations  while teaching better response tactics and incident communication in common emergency situations  with large animals – trail riding, trailer wrecks, trapped in mud or ditches, and advanced handling skills.
Understand the mechanics of a correct response to large animal incident scenes and interacting with professional emergency responders and animal victims in a safe manner!

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

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

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

PRE-REGISTER NOW to get a space – however, preference is given to professional emergency responders (firefighters, police, animal control) then to the public.
Contact: Mark Burger Email: MBURGER@OCSWCD.ORG
Phone: (315) 457-0325        More Info:
Saturday, October 4th                                        8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Animal Welfare Federation of New Jersey
From Stray to Home:
Tools You Can Use to Save More Cat Lives

The Regional Emergency Training Center
Blackwood, NJ  08012

This one-day event will present innovative ideas to prevent abandonment and re-home unowned cats. Workshops will include Thinking Outside the Cat Box: How to Save More Felines, Feline Enrichment and Stress Reduction, Pets for Life: Reaching Cats in Your Community and Feline Safe Handling. Bryan Kortis, Neighborhood Cats

Registration: $20 (members) $25 (non-members) .For registration/info click here co-founder and current board member, will participate in a TNR panel discussion.
Website is
Saturday, October 4th                           9:00 am til
Saw Mill River Audubon Walk At Brinton Brook

Brinton Sanctuary
Route 9A
Croton-on-Hudson, New York  10514

Brinton Brook Sanctuary is a National Audubon Society-owned plot of land. Its 127 acres are maintained by the Saw Mill River Audubon Society, a chapter of National Audubon. It has four major trails: blue, gentian, red, and yellow. By the yellow trail, the longest of the four, there is a small pond with a wooden cabin built next to it. The cabin houses small objects and curiosities native to our area.

Croton-on-Hudson, New York
Our monthly walks will continue year-round on second Saturdays at our largest sanctuary: Brinton Brook in Croton-on-Hudson. Good for ages 6 and up. No pre-registration necessary. Held regardless of weather except in cases of severe weather or road closures. Meet at main parking area off Route 9A.
Phone  914.666.6503    More Info :
  Saturday, October 4th                             Doors open 9:00am
selling starts 9:30 am . the game begins at 10:30 am.
Little Shelter Animal Adoption Center
Bingo for the Animals

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

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

Little Shelter Animal Adoption Center, one of Long Island's oldest no-kill shelters, is dedicated to saving all companion animals whose lives are in jeopardy.  Through rescue from kill facilities, rehabilitation of sick and un-socialized pets, and a 100% spay/neuter program, Little Shelter hopes to end pet overpopulation and place all dogs and cats in loving homes.  Located in Huntington, Little Shelter is the only animal organization outside New York City that is a member of the Mayor's Alliance.
Saturday, October 4th                              10:00 am-3:00 pm
Mohawk Hudson Humane Society
Pet Extravaganza -Cat and Dog Adoptions

Tremont Ace Hardware
2897 NY 43
Averill Park, NY  12018

Cat and Dog Adoptions. The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society (MHHS) of Menands, New York has been saving the lives of abused and unwanted animals since 1887. MHHS is a non-profit organization that receives no ongoing funding from federal, state or local governments or any other animal welfare organization. We rely on your generous donations to support our vital services for the animals.
See our loving adoptables at
Saturday, October 4th                   10:00 am-5:00 pm
All About Spay & Neuter Garage Sale & Adoptions

Sale location
104 Beach Rd
Massapequa, NY11758

Huge garage sale where all proceeds will go to an animal in need. Something for everyone. Multi-family charitable event. Kittens and cats will be available for adoption.For more information, contact Joanne Monez at or516-967-4648, or visit the All About Spay Neuter Inc. website.
Saturday, October 4th               10:00 am- 4:00 pm
October PETFest

Long Lake Ball Field
LONG LAKE, NY  12847

Join the Town of Long Lake and the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts on Saturday for a pet and family friendly event, rain or shine.... OktoberPETFest !

Once a year, Whiteface dusts off its lederhosen, fires up the oompah band and enjoys a tall mug of German beer. Oktoberfest is a weekend-long celebration of Bavarian culture, with authentic music, dancing, food and beer. But it's not just about eating and drinking (not that there's anything wrong with that). You'll find complimentary rides for kids and adults, craft vendors and discounted trips on the Cloudsplitter Gondola to the summit of Little Whiteface. The views from up there will make it pretty clear why Fall in the Adirondacks is something worth celebrating.

Celebrating Saturday & Sunday!

The annual Long Lake Harvest Craft Fair kicks off at 11 a.m. with American made wares, pottery, gifts, clothing and treats. A full day of fun including an inflatable obstacle course, games and crafts for the kids. Food available.
Phone 518.624.3077  Visit or
    Saturday, October 4th                    10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Forever Home Greyhound Adoption Event

Bensons Pet Center
3083 Route  50
Saratoga, NY 12866

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 4th                        11:00 am - 6:00 pm
                 Animal Rights Vegan Education Conference

Molloy College Suffolk Center
7180 Republic Airport
Farmingdale, NY 11735

Join us,at Molloy College Suffolk Center  for what promises to be a truly inspiring and enlightening day.  Contact

This  half-day conference features four illuminating speakers who are experts in the fields of animal rights, environmentalism, animal rescue, and vegan education.

*Check-in begins at 11:00AM. Please be sure to arrive at least twenty minutes prior to conference start time of 12PM. See schedule for more details.

*As space is limited, registration is required. See details here.

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