This is the first annual Animal Week of New York State. It is presented by Animal World USA, and shelters, rescue groups and humane organizations are hosting things around NYC, as well as all around the state. Though it started on the 10th, there are many fun pet and family activities still going on this weekend. It is sponsored by NY governor David Patterson and over 100 different animal organizations.
SPCA Serving Allegany County
15th Annual Theme Basket Auction
Wellsville, New York
October 16th and 17th
The SPCA of Allegany County is a no-kill shelter, and they will be hosting their annual auction from 5-9 PM on Friday and 8 AM-12:30 PM on Saturday. This shelter receives no government funding, so such events are necessary to its upkeep. They usually have over 200 nice items in basket form.
An Autumn “Farm Sanctuary Night”
Manhattan, New York
Pug Rescue Gala Benefit: Pugs and Pumpkins
Chester Municipal Festival
Chestertown, New York
This is a benefit for the Green Mountain Pug Rescue. You can dress your pug up and bring it to the ball. It is free and open to the public. Shall be very cute!
A Laugh A Bull Night Out
Rob’s Comedy Playhouse
Buffalo, New York
SPCA at Hammondsport Grape-Pumpkin Festival
Hammondsport, New York
Volunteers from the Finger Lakes SPCA will attend the farmer’s market to hand out tips and advice about keeping your pet healthy and safe.
Walk for Paws
Delaware Valley Humane Society
Keith Clark Park
Sidney, New York
This walk will take place on the Sidney Walking Trail, on River Street, in Sidney. You can bring your leashed dog to join you on this walk, so long as it is properly vaccinated. Everyone who raises over $100 will get a complimentary T-Shirt. Proceeds will go to the Delaware Valley Humane Society. Email: [email protected]
Fashion Show for Humans and Furry Friends
Michael’s Banquet Facility
Hamburg, New York
This is a benefit to help rescue the cats of Western NY, for the Ten Lives Club Cat Adoption and Rescue. Outfits are available, or bring your own. It costs $23, which includes a pasta dish, dessert and drinks. There will also be a silent auction and cats and dogs for adoption. This will take place from 12:30 PM-3:00 PM.