Annual Halloween Open House

Annual Halloween Open House

Save the date! Sunday October 24 12-3p.m. for the Annual Halloween Open House at the South Wilton Veterinary Group. There will be a Pet Costume Contest, Pet Adoptions, Raffles and Prizes.


Animal Planet’s Puppy & Kitten

Documentary Casting

Do you have a pregnant cat or dog? Now casting for newborn puppy and kitten documentary!

Production will soon be underway for a lighthearted documentary that follows puppies and kittens through the first months of life.

They are looking for dogs and cats in the New York Tri-State region who are expecting litters sometime from mid-September through mid-October. Though owners may have brief appearance in the documentary, the focus in on the pets and the milestone moments in their young lives.

If you have a dog or cat who will be delivering in our time frame, and are interested in having your puppies’ or kittens’ early days followed and captured on film, please send us an email to:

Please be sure to include the following information: Your Information-Your Name, Your Phone Number, Your Email Address, Your City, State and Proximity to NYC.

Your Pet’s Information-Animal’s Name. Breed of Dog/Cat, Number of Weeks Pregnant, Any health concerns/complications.

Please note filming will take place over the course of several weeks, but we will only be shooting with the puppy or kitten (and you!) 4-6 times in that period.


Beardsley Zoo Events

  • Evening Lecture Series: Wolves of North America, 10/20/2010 (7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) Guests will learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why the fall is such a magical time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the high desert of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey as their pups are preparing for their first winter season. The event is part of the Evening Lecture Series, sponsored by Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Volunteer Association. Admission is FREE with donations gratefully accepted. Refreshments will be served.
  • Boo at the Zoo, 10/31/2010 (12 p.m. to 3 p.m.) This spooktacular afternoon includes harvest hay rides, our Scarecrow competition, and Haunted Farmyard, which is guaranteed to delight and fright all those who pass through! If you’re under 12, in costume and are accompanied by a paying adult, you get in to the Zoo for FREE!”


What can you do to help animals in Connecticut?

Make Shelter Adoption Your First Option! Remember, by adopting a homeless pet you are saving two lives… the pet you bring home and the pet that is awaiting space in the shelter.

The animal welfare cause has come a long way since 1881. But our country still has room to improve the status of companion animals in our lives. Want to get involved in helping the pets and citizens of our great State? The Connecticut Humane Society has outreach opportunities for all ages.

  • Westport Shelter and Companion Animal Sanctuary, 455 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880, 203-227-4137

Or try one of these groups:


Howl & Prowl Parade & Contest

Adopt-A-Dog is sponsoring its 3rd Annual Howl & Prowl between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Greenwich Common, 290 Greenwich Ave. Costumed pets and their owners will parade through town. A costume contest will follow. For more information or to register, call 914-273-1674.


Licensing Laws

Did you know… Licensing Laws – Connecticut state law requires that all dogs over the age of six months must be licensed with the town clerk for their area by the thirtieth of June each year. The license fee for animals that have been spayed or neutered is $7; the fee for all other animals is $12. The fees for owners living in Norwalk, New Canaan, Fairfield or Greenwich are $8 for each spayed/neutered animal and $19 for all others.