Making A Difference Ball

Making A Difference Ball

The Danbury Animal welfare Society invites you to celebrate all who make a difference for animals in need at the Making A Difference Ball 2012, One Step Closer, honoring Wags Doggie Daycamp and Boarding.

The event will be held Saturday, March 10 2012 at the Ethan Allen Hotel, Danbury, CT. Cocktails and hor d’oeuvres will be at 6:00 and dinner is at 8:00. There will be a silent and live auctions and live music featuring Higher and Higher. There is a $150 donation per person and $1,200 for a Table of 10. Please RSVP by March 3, contact Black tie is optional.


ASPCA – 3,200 Adoptions!

Michaela Cornwall of the Bronx, adopted “Tinsel,” a three month old kitten from the ASPCA’s Adoption Center in Manhattan on Monday, December 19. Cornwall’s adoption of Tinsel marked the organization’s 3,200th, enabling the ASPCA to meet its adoptions goal for 2011. To commemorate the event Cornwall was awarded a free photo sitting for herself and her new kitten, courtesy of Geoffrey Tischman Photography.


S.T.A.R.S. Supporters Turn To Innovative Fundraising Sites

The Stratford Animal Rescue Society supporters are revolutionizing charitable giving–turning their every day actions into ways of facilitating and expediting adoptions of homeless animals into qualified homes. How? By using and works with more than 3,000 top online retailers including Toys “R” Us, Target, Best Buy, Apple, Sephora, Macy’s, 1-800-Flowers, PetSmart, and Expedia among others. The shopping experience and prices are the same as going to the retailer directly, but each time you shop at one of these stores via GoodShop, a percentage of what you spend goes back to your favorite charity or school.

Equally as exciting, offers over 100,000 money saving coupons and free shipping offers. So, not only are you helping your cause, but you are also saving money while doing so.

Similarly, with every search conducted on Yahoo!-powered, approximately one penny is donated to your favorite charity. It’s used exactly like any other search engine and the pennies add up quickly.

Search engine advertisers and online shopping generate billions of dollars each year. Now, some of that money is going towards helping them raise funds to provide food, medical care and necessities to homeless animals impounded at the Stratford Animal Control Facility.

For more visit


Camels Coming To

Green Chimneys… Are You?

Yes–the rumor is true. The one about camels coming to Green Chimneys! From their home in California this “baby picture” was sent of camels Phoenix and Sage when they were just a few months old. They are much larger now as than the picture indicates. And what a fabulous gift to the children and staff of Green Chimneys.

The official “camel countdown” for the students started in January and students will help in developing all sorts of fun ways to prepare for the arrival of these new animals in May! All school departments will work to get the students involved with this exciting addition to the campus family.

If you ever needed a reason to visit well now you will have another good reason to visit in Brewster! For any specific questions about these new additions to the farm call 845-279-2995.


Pet Owner Workshop –

What’s in that Dog Food?

If you have ever really wondered what was in the dog food and how to decode the information on that bag? Please join us for a seminar by Dr. Joseph Wakshlag, Assistant Professor of Clinical Nutrition from the Cornell University Veterinary College. Dr. Wakshlag will be visiting Cornell University Veterinary Specialists from February 19-23.

This seminar will surely help you in making some decisions during your next stop to the store for your beloved pet.

The seminar will be held Wednesday, February 22 7:00-8:30p.m. at CUVS, 880 Canal Street Stamford, CT. Call 203-595-2747 or email to reserve a seat.


PAWS Giving Trees Results

PAWS would like to thank ChoicePet, and Global Pet Food, stores that allowed PAWS to have their “giving trees” at their locations. They received numerous food, toy, supply and gift card donations that will allow PAWS to care for the many pets at their shelter.

PAWS is a non-profit animal shelter dedicated to the rescue and placement of homeless and abused pets. All proceeds from the event will be used to provide food, medical care and shelter to pets while they await placement in their new homes. For more information about the event or PAWS, visit; call 203-750-9572; or send e-mail inquiries to


Trimline Launches E-Collars

Trimline, Inc. launches a new sixth size in their growing line up of products. The new sixth size is perfect for dogs with longer snouts, such as Greyhounds. Trimline is excited to release this new size, which will allow more pets to experience effective and relaxed recovery with their safe, blue collar.



Urgent Death Row Dogs (Urgent) is an all-volunteer organization created in 2010 to advocate for the thousands of adoptable dogs that are needlessly destroyed each year by Animal Care & Control of New York City (AC&C). Urgent and its supporters believe that all adoptable dogs surrendered to AC&C for any reason deserve compassionate, professional care, and a sustained effort to place them in new homes.

Despite its legal and moral mandate to do so, AC&C does not maintain adequate space, staffing, budget to properly care for and place all homeless and abandoned dogs that enter its system. These perfectly adoptable dogs are placed on daily euthanasia lists.

Urgent uses its website and various social media sites to post pictures and information about adoptable dogs who are placed on the daily “euthanasia” lists by AC&C. The amount of time allocated between AC&C posting the daily lists–and the destruction of the dogs listed–can be as short as 12 hours. Hence their name, Urgent.

Additionally, as their resources permit, Urgent provides funding for needed medical care and rehabilitation of dogs with treatable injuries or illnesses who have been rescued. They also celebrate the dogs who are saved, chronicling their new lives in a series entitled “New Beginnings.” All activity by Urgent on behalf AC&C’s “Death Row Dogs” is driven by a dedicated group of volunteers. They network with rescue organizations and individuals who follow our social media sites.

Donations to support their efforts, including assistance provided to select rescue organizations as well as funding for veterinary care, are accepted on their website and via their Facebook page. The Urgent Medical Fund for veterinary care is also supported by a range of merchandise offerings that are available for purchase online.

Where to Find Them –




Contact: c/o Kay Smith,

Postal Mail: P.O. Box 924, Deer Park, NY 11729

  • 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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