Halloween Weekend Fun
Creature Ball 2011
In New York, it seems like Halloween has gone to the dogs! Just take a look at the pics from the Tompkins Square Park Dog Run Halloween Parade. There aren’t many Pitties in these pics – maybe they are smarter and just watch from the sidelines? Because this is THAT TOUCH OF PIT, we need to share some fun pittie pics.
For more great pics of Pitties all dressed up…and, in JUNE, check out our friends at Two Pitties in the City.
Anywho, back to Halloween in NYC… if you like to celebrate the spookiest holiday and can get dressed up WITHOUT your four-legged friend, why not attend the Mayor’s Alliance‘s first ever Creature Ball this Saturday at the Surrogate’s Court?
Shopping and Adoption
Sometimes, the best way to get animals adopted is to bring them to the people! Adoption vans and offsite events are perfect opportunities to attract potential adopters. That is why we are so happy to hear that the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals just received a brand-spanking new set a wheels fromPetco! This will be a great tool to help the homeless dogs and cats of NYC find their forever homes.
In addition to the adoptable dogs and cats from the Alliance that will be shown everyday through November, on every Wednesday the adoption van will be parked curbside from 5:00–8:00 p.m. with even more animals for adoption from affiliate rescue organizations, such as Dog Habitat Rescue, KittyKind, MetroMalts, Picasso Veterinary Fund® of the Mayor’s Alliance, Posh Pets Rescue, Sean Casey Animal Rescue, and others.
For more information on this event, click here.
Have a great weekend, and please remember if you plan to dress up your pet, use these helpful tips from the ASPCA.
Halloween Costume Tips for Your Furry Friends
Even though our fur kids can look pretty smashing in a pumpkin or pirate costume, many pets can have adverse reactions to a constrictive outfit or its irritating materials. Remember, pet parents, animals are most comfortable hanging out in their birthday suits. But in the spirit of all that’s ghoulish, the ASPCA offers some helpful costume tips to keep you and your pet singing “trick-or-treat!” all the way to November 1.
- Schedule a dress rehearsal and try on costumes well before the big night. Please don’t put your dog or cat in a costume UNLESS you know he or she loves it (yup, a few pets are real hams!). If your pet seems distressed or shows abnormal behavior, consider letting him go au naturale or in a simple, festive bandana.
- Does your pet have sensitive skin? Even those with hearty coats can have allergic reactions to the synthetic materials found in many costumes. While you ride a sugar high, your pet might be uncomfortably scratching the night away.
- If you do dress up your pet, be sure the costume isn’t annoying or unsafe, and make absolutely sure it doesn’t limit your pet’s movement, hearing, vision or ability to breathe or bark.
- It’s best to avoid costumes with lots of sequins or other dangling parts that your pet could eat or choke on. If your pet ingests something poisonous, immediately contact your vet or the ASPCA’s 24-hour poison control hotline at (888) 426-4435.