Friday, December 5, 2008

NYC Fundraisers, Benefits and Adoption Events

The holiday season is a great time to think about helping needy animals. The city's rescues groups and shelters are inundated with animals that need desperately need homes. Adoption is one option, but please try to resist giving an animal as gift. After the holidays, many just end up back in shelters. Instead, consider giving an adoption gift certificate at your local animal shelter.

Another way to help is to donate items such as beds, toys, towels, etc. to a shelter's "wish list" or attend a fundraiser to help raise money for rescue efforts. Check out some of the events below:

Sat. Dec. 6
  • Angellicle Cats will host In the St. Nick of Time to help raise money for to pay for rescue and medical costs. For details:
  • Posh Pets Rescue: Howlidays Festival and Fundraiser, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at NY Dog Spa and Hotel, 32 West 25th St. Details
  • Rawhide Rescue Photos with Santa. 1:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at PetSmart, 145 Promenade Boulevard, Bridgewater, NJ. Details

Sunday, Dec. 7
  • Photos with Santa to benefit BARC shelter. Details
  • Free Cat Spay & Neuter Clinic at AC&C Brooklyn Care Center, 2336 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn. Call (917) 579-1955.

Monday, Dec. 8
  • Animal Care & Control of New York City (AC&C) kicks off its Holiday Donation and Toy Drive. Help bring joy and warmth to homeless NYC animals by donating new or gently used toys, along with unopened pet food, blankets and towels. Drop-off at AC&C shelters.

Tues., Dec. 9

Thursday, Dec. 11

For a complete December listing go to

Sat. Dec. 6
  • The ASPCA is waiving adoption fees on cats this weekend and next in it's "Free Over Three" program.  For details go to
  • K-9 Kastle: Adoption Van at M.S. 51 William Alexander, Brooklyn. Details
Sunday, Dec. 7
  • Animal Center of Queens: Adoption Van. Corner of Lafayette and Spring St., Manhattan. Details
  • NYC Animal Care & Control/ Petsmart Adoption, 1520 Forest Ave, SI. 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Mutts & Mitts of Brooklyn: Adoption Van, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 7th Ave and 3rd St., Brooklyn. . Details

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