Halloween Events for People & Pets

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The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, Inc., founded in 2002 and powered by Maddie's Fund, The Pet Rescue Foundation, with support from the ASPCA, is a coalition of more than 150 animal rescue groups and shelters working with Animal Care & Control of New York City (AC&C) to end the killing of healthy and treatable cats and dogs at AC&C shelters. To achieve that goal, the Alliance, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, helps its Alliance Participating Organizations (APOs) work to their highest potential to increase pet adoptions and spay/neuter rates, with the goal of transforming New York City into a no-kill community by 2015.



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Monday, October 25, 2010


Make 'Howlloween' Fun for You and Your Pets!

New York, NY – Monday, October 25, 2010 – Autumn is here, and there's no better time to adopt a shelter cat or dog! With Halloween just a few weeks away, the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals® is asking New York City pet owners and those interested in adopting a pet to mark their calendars for the many upcoming Halloween-themed, pet-friendly events taking place in their local communities!

If you plan to be out-and-about on Halloween, unless you're attending an event that you know is a safe place for your pets, be sure to leave them at home, safely tucked away from the noise and crowds. You might enjoy all the mayhem, but your pets definitely don't!

Below are some of this year's Howlloween events in and around New York City. Please visit the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals website for the full listing of events, including Halloween adoption events, at www.AnimalAllianceNYC.org.


Friends of Canine Court / NYC Department of Parks & Recreation: Howl-O-Ween: A Canine Celebration of Halloween Fun and Frolics

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Noon–2:00 p.m.

Van Cortlandt Park, Canine Court Dog Run & Playground, Broadway and Lakeview Place, Bronx

Bring your pet pooch and join in the family fun! Costume contests include Most Original, Scariest, and Pet/Owner Lookalike. All proceeds will go toward upkeep of the Canine Court dog playground. Registration is $10 for one dog, $5 for each additional dog.

For more information or to register, contact Friends of Canine Court at (718) 796-4541, or visit the Paws Across America website.


Sean Casey Animal Rescue: 3rd Annual Howlloween Block Bark Party

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Noon–5:00 p.m.

Sean Casey Animal Rescue, 153 East 3rd Street, Brooklyn

This fun-filled adoption event and block party will feature a five-piece band, games, activities, costume contest, and parade for kids and dogs (including the Maddie's Fund six-foot Miniature Schnauzer mascot), raffles, food, and beverages. Cats, dogs, kittens, and puppies (and maybe some exotic animals) will be available for adoption in the North Shore Animal League America adoption van. We hope you will join us for this special occasion and bring your family, friends, co-workers and dogs. Costumes optional, but very welcome!

For more information, contact Charles Henderson at (718) 436-5163 or charles.seancaseyanimalrescue@gmail.com, or visit the Sean Casey Animal Rescue website.

Long Island

Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center: Halloween Party & Casino Night

Thursday, October 28, 2010

6:00–11:00 p.m.

Chateau La Mer, 845 South Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst, Long Island

Join Little Shelter for a frightfully fun evening at the hauntingly beautiful Chateau La Mer on the Great South Bay. Enjoy faboolous food, fangtastic casino games, transylvanian twisting, a spooktacular silent auction, and awards for the most bewitching costumes. Costumes are encouraged by not required. Tickets are $100 each, with discounts available for tables of 5 or 10 people.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center at (631) 368-8770 x206, or visit the Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center website.


Animal Fair Magazine / Humane Society of New York: 10th Annual Halloween Pet Costume Party

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

7:00–10:00 p.m.

District 36, 29 West 36th Street, Manhattan

Join Wendy Diamond, Jennifer Coolidge, Richard Belzer, Dylan Lauren, Bryan Zaslow, Matthew Salloway, Anisha Lakhani, Wes Wang, Tamsen Fadal, Matt Titus, Terry Miles Friedberg, Tinsley Mortimer, Heidi Krupp Lisiten, Greg Schmitt, Jonathan Falik, Raina Seitel Gittlin, Courtney Friel, Rob Shuter, Jim Mannino, Ricardo Rojas, Camilla Webster, and their dogs for a costume party event benefiting the Humane Society of New York. This is the American Idol for Halloween pet costumes, where celebrity judges will honor the best pet costumes! This year's judges will be Saturday Night Live's Kenan Thompson, LXTV's Sara Gore, Today's Tamron Hall, and Fox News Girls. Tickets are $50.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Animal Fair Magazine website.

Animal Haven: Small Dog Halloween Party

Friday, October 29, 2010

6:00–8:00 p.m.

Animal Haven, 251 Centre Street (at Broome Street), Manhattan

Enjoy snacks and drinks and lots of cute little dogs in costumes. Tickets are $20 and include admission for you and your small (under 20 pounds) dog.

For more information, visit the Animal Haven website.

The New York Dog Shop: Howlin' Halloween Party and Sale

Saturday, October 30, 2010

11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

The New York Dog Shop, 46 West 73rd Street, Manhattan

Join us for Halloween fun with goodies for both humans and their doggies! $5 and $10 clearance tables with collars, leashes, treats, and grooming supplies. Don't forget to dress up — free gifts for pups dressed in costumes. Free goody bags with purchases over $50, and other promotions throughout the store! Certified trainer and Parenting with Pets author Chris Hamer will be in the store to sign her book and offer a short training seminar. Pet adoptions by Bideawee 12:30–2:00.

For more information, visit The New York Dog Shop website.

Anjellicle Cats Rescue: Halloween Costume Party & Adoption Event

Saturday, October 30, 2010

1:00–6:00 p.m.

Tucker Square Greenmarket, Columbus Avenue and West 66th Street, Manhattan

Cats and kittens will be available for adoption in the North Shore Animal League America adoption van at the Tucker Square Greenmarket. Please stop by our spooky Halloween theme adoption event and check out our kitties! Treats for our rescued cats are welcomed!

For more information, contact Anjellicle Cats Rescue at (646) 457-2130 or adopt@anjelliclecats.com, or visit the Anjellicle Cats Rescue website.


Bobbi and the Strays: Halloween Masquerade Ball

Thursday, October 28, 2010

7:00–11:30 p.m.

Russo's on the Bay, 162-45 Cross Bay Boulevard, Howard Beach, Queens

Dance and party while MRG productions spins all night long in this elegant banquet hall on the water! Enjoy a fun evening of music, dancing, costume contest, full white-glove dinner, and unlimited beer, wine, and soda. Costumes are optional — but don't forget that there will be a costume contest with prizes awarded. Raffles and silent and live auctions will give you the chance to win some wonderful items. Attendees can also bid on fabulous items during our silent and live auctions. Admission is $100 for adults, $50 for children (12 and under).

For more information or to reserve tickets or tables, contact Bobbi and the Strays at (718) 845-0779 or (917) 213-9840 or events@bobbicares.org, or visit the Bobbi and the Strays website.


New Rochelle Humane Society: Howl-O-Ween Open House

Saturday, October 30, 2010

10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

New Rochelle Humane Society, 70 Portman Road, New Rochelle, NY

Meet our dogs and cats, tour the shelter, enjoy complimentary baked goods, shop for shelter merchandise, and have your pet microchipped at this Halloween-themed open house! Free and open to the public.

For more information, contact New Rochelle Humane Society at (914) 632-2925, or visit the New Rochelle Humane Society website.


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