Adopt-A-Dog - Celebrating 30 Years Of Service!

Celebrating 30 Years Of Service!

This year they are proudly celebrating our 30th year of service in our community. While they continue to rescue dogs and cats from serious situations, they host regular visits to our shelter from School Age Children, Brownies, Girl Scouts, Eagle Scouts, High School Interns, College Students, Corporations, Special Need Adults and Children at Risk.

Education is the key to the future of Animal Welfare, hands-on visits are just one of the important lessons they offer. Their “Thirty Years in Thirty Days” Campaign will commence at Puttin’ On The Dog Sunday, September 25th, lead into their Gala Dinner-Dance Saturday, October 15th, move to Cycle 4 Kids & K-9’s Sunday, October 23rd, hosted by Signature Cycles, with Howl & Prowl Saturday, October 29th, hosted by Pet Pantry Warehouse as their grand finale.

Their success depends on sponsorship. Please consider joining their “Thirty Years in Thirty Days” Campaign by becoming a sponsor. Contact Allyson Halm at, 914-273-1674 or 203-629-9494.


Public Gets First Peek at Piglets & Pygmy Marmoset!

The New England Farmyard just got a little noisier and the Rainforest Building a bit wilder as Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo celebrates the birth of nine new piglets and welcomes an additional Pygmy Marmoset. The playful piglets join their Guinea Hog parents Hamton J. Pig, the lone male pig, and Olivia. The new Pygmy Marmoset came to Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo last month from Zoo Montana.

“Good things can come in small packages,” commented the zoo director . “Our new piglets are all happily eating, sleeping, and playing in their new surroundings; and the new Pygmy Marmoset is adjusting well to her new home.”

The public is invited to visit the newborn piglets in the New England Farmyard. Hamton hails from the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, Virginia originally, while Olivia came from Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.


Green Chimneys 17th Annual Executive Golf Challenge

Green Chimneys 17th Annual Executive Golf Challenge fundraiser is comprised of a day on the greens with brunch, an awards dinner and fun with friends.

Join them September 19 at the Metropolis Country Club in White Plains. Fee includes participation in all events, food and refreshments on the course, and brunch and dinner with cocktails.

Celebrity golfers and guest speakers scheduled to appear are: Dave Anderson was shortstop/third baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants, Tommy John, a left-handed pitcher with 288 career victories, Don Herrmann played wide receiver for the New York Giants, Karl Nelson offensive tackle for the New York Giants, Eric Schubert placekicker for New York Giants and a golf long-drive champion.

For more call Laurie Rumpf, 845-279-2995 ext. 108.


Bark In The Park

This year Bark In The Park will be at Cranbury Park in Norwalk, CT, Saturday, September 17th from 11a.m. to 3p.m.

The main event is a dog walk on the scenic wooded trails of Cranbury Park, but there are lots of other activities planned such as vendors, demonstrations, food concession, PAWS merchandise for sale and great prizes for those that participate in the walk.

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ASPCA Establishes Emergency $500K Grant Fund For Animal Welfare Groups

The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) today announced that it has established the ASPCA Disaster Fund and is accepting disaster grant applications from qualified shelters and other animal welfare organizations in states affected by or responding to recent severe weather incidents.

As part of the effort, TV personality Rachael Ray, her dog food line Nutrish, and her philanthropic initiative Rachael’s Rescue have partnered with the ASPCA Disaster Fund to pledge support with a generous contribution of both funds and food for the animals in need. All of Ray’s proceeds from each sale of her pet food go to Rachael’s Rescue and in the few short years since its launch, the Rachael Ray Nutrish brand has raised and donated more than $1.5 million for animal charities.

“I am a huge lover of animals, and I simply can’t bear the thought of them homeless, hungry and in need of care,” said Rachael Ray. “One of the main factories where our Nutrish Just 6 treats are manufactured is located in Joplin, Mo., so this tragedy has really hit home and we knew we needed to spring into action and help. I’m so happy I could join the incredible efforts already underway by the ASPCA in helping families find their pets and care for animals in their community–we started Nutrish and Rachael’s Rescue for this very purpose.”

“After our Field Investigations and Response team witnessed firsthand the incredible devastation–especially in the Midwest and Southeast–we wanted to offer additional aid in the form of the ASPCA Disaster Fund,” said ASPCA President & CEO Ed Sayres.


The Stratford Animal Rescue Society Fall Festival

The Stratford Animal Rescue Society is looking for vendors and sponsors of all types for their annual “Fall Festival” to benefit animals on Saturday October 8, 2011 at Paradise Green in Stratford.

Formerly known as the “Dog Walk & Festival”, the festival runs from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and includes a one-mile dog walk, food, contests, canine demonstrations, games, music, local celebrities, entertainment, pet adoptions, lowcost microchip clinic, a silent auction, vendors for people and pets and more.

Vendor spaces are $50.00 and sponsor levels start at $25.00. For additional information on how to register as a sponsor or vendor please visit their event website:

  • Thursday, Jan 4 - Thursday, Jan 4

    Building Winter Cat Shelters

  • Sunday, Jan 21 - Sunday, Jan 21

    TNR CertificationWorkshop

  • Tuesday, Feb 13 - Tuesday, Feb 13

    Bottle Feeding Orphaned Kittens

  • Thursday, Feb 22 - Thursday, Feb 22

    TNR Certification Workshop

  • Tuesday, Mar 13 - Tuesday, Mar 13

    Taming Feral Kittens for Adoption

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