Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Two Adoption Events This Week

Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals: Adopt-A-Cat

October 17 & 18, 2009
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Jacob Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th Street, Manhattan
This is New York City's largest cat adoption event, where hundreds of wonderful cats and kittens will be available for adoption from two dozen shelters and rescue groups. This is the annual cat adoption extravaganza that in years past has taken place at Madison Square Garden. This year's Adopt-A-Cat will make its debut at the Jacob K. Javit's Convention Center, in tandem with the AKC/CFA's Meet the Breeds event. Adopt-A-Cat is one of the major events in New York City during the first annual New York Week for the Animals. Don Loprieno, author of The Stony Point Whisker Club, will be signing copies of his book on both days and donating a portion of his book sales to the Mayor's Alliance.
For more information, contact the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals at (212) 252-2350 or, or visit the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals web site.

Adopt-A-Dog: 22nd Annual Puttin' On the Dog Show and Festival
Sunday, October 18, 2009
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich, CT
Puttin' On the Dog features a dog show with 17 classes of entries, including Biggest Lap Dog, K-9 Krooners, A Pooch Who Can Smooch, Homely Hounds, and Clever K-9 Tricks, among others. Serving as this year's emcees will be comedian Jane Condon from the hit TV show, Last Comic Standing, and radio personality Matt Zako from 95.9 FOX FM radio. The public can spend the day watching the dog show and parade, attending a silent auction, eating an array of food, visiting vendor booths and dog/cat adoption tents, purchasing clothing and other items, and trying their luck at raffles. A special Children's Corner will offer face painting, clowns, a fire truck, and more. The Greenwich Emergency Medical Services (GEMS) will conduct pet CPR demonstrations. All-day admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and children over 5, and free for children 5 or younger.
For more information or to enter a dog in the show, contact Adopt-A-Dog at (914) 273-1674 x3 or (203) 629-9494 x3 or visit the Adopt-A-Dog web site.