➤ National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
➤ National Dog Day
➤ Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
➤ National Holistic Pet Day
➤ Happy Healthy Cat Month
➤ National Disaster Preparedness Month
Adopt-A-Dog’s 27th annual Puttin’ On The Dog festival, one of the largest events staged in Greenwich, attracted thousands of attendees and their four-legged friends from the tri-state area. Puttin’ On The Dog is the primary fundraiser to aid Adopt-A-Dog in its caring work at its Armonk, NY, facility.
Adopt-A-Dog staff brought 12 current shelter residents who were seeking their forever homes and these wonderful companions were paraded on the main stage and on the festival grounds in the hope of adoption. Happily, nine dogs have been placed!
Puttin’ On The Dog’s provided educational pavilions and information centers. Cornell University Veterinary Specialists based in Stamford staged the popular “Pawspitality” tent and offered a beautiful keepsake portrait of owners with their pet. In all, the 2014 Puttin’ On The Dog Festival was a great success for pets and their owners.
For more information visit www.adoptadog.org.
AKC Meet The Breeds&
Westminster Kennel Club
The Westminster Kennel Club and American Kennel Club announced the next AKC Meet the Breeds in New York City will be hosted on Saturday, February 14th, 2015 at Pier 92 in NYC.
Once again expanding the activities of its famous Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Westminster will host the popular, hands-on AKC Meet the Breeds event for the first time, simultaneous and in adjoining space with Westminster’s Agility Championship, which will take place at Pier 94.
In its sixth year, AKC Meet the Breeds will offer attendees the unique chance to meet and play with hundreds of different dog breeds, all while learning about responsible pet ownership and what breed is right for their lifestyle.
“The American Kennel Club is excited that we’ll be able to continue to grow our dog-loving audience by combining these two great events from New York’s most recognized canine organizations,” said Dennis Sprung, President and CEO of the American Kennel Club. “In addition to enjoying the 2nd Masters Agility Championship, visitors will be able to enjoy decorated booths, play with dogs and puppies of more than 100 AKC breeds and chat about responsible dog ownership and finding the right breed for their lifestyle with our dedicated club volunteers.”
Missingpet911.com is a website promoting the reunification of missing pets with their families. They are dedicated to vigorously promoting and educating the community about the importance of a central database of lost and found pets. Their initial focus is Fairfield County, CT. This is a free web resource! You can notify your local Fairfield County community of a lost pet using unique software modeled after real estate websites.
How Does missingpet911.com Work? – This site helps find your missing pet by not only posting information (including a picture) of your pet on our website, but generating an email alert that is immediately sent out to all animal shelter/rescue groups and veterinarians in Fairfield County.
How Can I Help? – You can help this site realize its goal of reuniting lost pets with their owners by registering to receive email alerts, and by encouraging others in your community to register with missingpet911.com as well.
Stratford Animal Rescue Society
The Stratford Animal Rescue Society will be selling wreathes, kissing balls, cemetery blankets & evergreen roping for all your holiday decorating needs.
They will be offering a 20% discount to all those who pre-order. Pre-order deadline is November 26, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
Wreath & Decoration pick up will be Saturday December 6, 2014 from 11am-3pm or Sunday December 7, 2014 1pm-3pm at the Stratford Animal Control Facility 225 Beacon Point Road Stratford, CT 06615.
Free Delivery for sales of 10 or more items within a 20 mile radius of Stratford. Order online, www.stratfordanimalrescue.org or call 203-338-7387 for more information.
PAWS is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in continuous operation since 1962 by Westport, Connecticut resident Betty Long to rescue homeless dogs and place them in permanent homes. In the early 1980s, their rescue efforts were expanded to include cats. PAWS rescues & rehomes approximately 115 dogs and 435 cats annually.
Many of the dogs faced euthanasia at local pounds and most of the cats that they help are strays and abandoned cats that roam our streets. A portion of the pets that come to PAWS have been relinquished by their owners who are no longer able to care for them. As they are a registered non-profit, all contributions to PAWS are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law. For more visit pawsct.org or call 203-750-9572.
Holiday Gifts With An Impact
Over 67 years ago, Green Chimneys began with the belief that when children connect with animals, true healing and learning begins. This holiday season, include Green Chimneys in your celebration with gift options that support therapeutic programs for children and animals.
For more visit www.greenchimneys.org.
Pet Food Pantry Celebrates 4 Years
The Hudson Valley Pet Food Pantry celebrated its fourth year of helping prevent pets from being abandoned or surrendered to shelters. Each month they provide free pet food to 300 needy families. Call 914-907-3433 or visit www.hvpetfoodpantry.com.
We made a mistake! In our last issue Oct/Nov ’14 we inadvertently got the name wrong for Curbside Vet and we want to make it right. And while we are at it here’s an image that wasn’t available for Oct/Nov but it sure does paint a great picture of The Practice. A great idea!
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