To all the purrrfect cat lovers out there: 11/21 is your power day. Brooklyn Craft Co. is holding a festival of magical cat crafts for you. On November 21st, take part in a glorious pop-up cat cafe (!), snuggle adorable cats and kitten while making something pretty awesome for yourself.
Local dog rescue, Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue, is hosting a fundraising sidewalk sale this Saturday, July 19th from 11am to 4pm outside of the Shoe Market at N. 6th St and Bedford Ave. Badass Couture will feature a curated selection of vintage and gently-used clothing, Badass merchandise, and of course adorable and adoptable doggies. All proceeds go towards the rescue, who rescue dogs from high-kill shelters in the southern U.S. and get them adopted into loving, New York homes.
On March 31st, Unleash: Brooklyn closed its doors forever, and with it went Dog Habitat Rescue’s home. With a lot of effort and even more help from the community, we were able to find homes, permanent or otherwise, for almost all of our rescues. Sadly, though, we have two rescues who are currently living at District Dog, our retail shop: Suki, a black staffordshire terrier mix, and Eda, a sassy cat.
Franklin Street’s Dog Habitat presents Hounds of Love, a charity event and adoption party to benefit the sweet rescue dogs who need homes on Thursday, 9/26 from 6-9 pm.
Join dog lovers and neighbors to mingle, raise awareness for these pups, add a new member to your family, foster or volunteer at the shelter. Meet and greet rescues, including a photo booth, over an open bar, delicious food, Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, raffles, Instagram contest, and gift bags!
Greenpointers is on a fundraising roll!
We raised $10,000 for humans affected by Sandy and now we want to help our furry friends.
(UCB, Comedy Central’s Funny or Die)
(Comedy Central’s “Live At Gotham, NY Funniest for NY Comedy Festival)
(Montreal Comedy Festival, Guy Code)
(Montreal Comedy Festival, Guy Code, In Living Color)
(Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off)
(Rolling Stone, Fox, Comedy Central, Jimmy Fallon)
$7 Cover + 10% bar sales donated to ADOPT NY
(*100% of proceeds donated)
$4 Sailor Jerry drink specials
$6 Beer and shot specials
Below is info on the current situation at ADOPT NY
Many rescue groups and NY shelters sustained extensive damage to their facilities, as well as many fosters becoming homeless themselves.
So here’s what we’ve been up to at Adopt NY in response:
We’ve developed a plan to assist our 44 rescue groups as directly and quickly as possible, providing them with the two most important needs: new fosters and new supplies.
What’s needed now are supplies — things like mass quantities of food, animal crates, blankets, beds, toys, etc. Using our contacts in the pet industry, we’re going to get as many of these items for wholesale prices as possible, and aim to have everything shipped out and in our rescues’ hands ASAP.
Together with your help, we want to provide the assistance all our rescue groups who so desperately need.
I spent all of yesterday out and about in the Greenpoint/Williamsburg area and the sense of comradery I experienced was inspired, sincere and so special to me.
The blood drive in Williamsburg was the place to be yesterday morning. Seriously, I wasn’t even cool enough to give blood (just kidding, it was an iron related thing).
Then I spent a couple of hours shuttling loads of donations that my roommates and I pulled together. If you were one of the kind neighbors who helped me as all my bags toppled over on my trek to the Greenpoint American Legion (519 Leonard St 718-383-9822), I thank you!
The scene at the legion was so systematic. They were organized and taking in tons of donations, getting them processed and then getting them out to Howard Beach and Broad Channel as quickly as possible. Hours later I ran into Sally one of the women who was volunteering at the legion. As she was telling me they are taking donations though Sunday (11/4) and are really in need of over the counter meds like aspirin, as she started to cry. I think it was a mix of exhaustion, sense of loss for our surrounding neighbors and feeling grateful to the outpouring support from the community.
Not all donations spots are able to move with as much ease as the legion. I passed a sign on the street with a cell # instructing passerby’s to call if they had donations. The dude on the phone had some insightful info.
THE DONATION LOCATIONS NEED HELP DISTRIBUTING. Everyone has been doing an amazing job donating but the drop off locations need help in the next step. If you have access to a car and gas now or in the next couple of weeks, this can be your BIG way to help out.
Soma Fitness (107 south 6th St, South Williamsburg) is in major need of some transportation assistance. They are inundated with donations and need help getting them to Rockaway/Breezy Point, Howard Beach and Staten Island. They are taking donations the entire month of November so they could use help all month! Contact Karolina (718) 387-7662
Later in the evening I received a surprise call from Rob over at Dog Habitat . The animal shelters are full and in the next couple of days there will be waves of dogs dropped off, so there is a great need to get these pups out of the kill shelters. In response to this Rob has processed over 400 foster applications in the past couple of days. After speaking with Rob for five minutes you understand how much rescues mean to him – it was awesome.
My roommates and I feel so lucky to foster Swiss (nicknamed Swizz Beat). If you are interested in adopting fill out the application on the Dog Habitat website.
All of the positive energy I encountered yesterday in the midst of this overwhelming tragic event further solidified my love for Greenpoint.
Cats are such freeloaders. This design forward cat ran into a Greenpointer’s apartment during an Ikea furniture delivery. Coming to a party without an invitation may be the way they do it in Sweden, Kitty, but not here in Greenpoint. At least he is not homicidal. He has “some manners and hasn’t tried to kill [her] other cats,” so she thinks he is lost. He is male, neutered, less than a year and “on the skinny side.” Her apartment is located near Java St. and Franklin St.
If this is your cat, you know this cat, or you might be interested in adopting him if the owner is not found, please contact: kateaspell (AT) gmail.com.
Whenever I see folks pointing and looking up into a tree, I have to stop and find out what’s up. At McCarren it’s usually one of the Red Tailed Hawks but on Saturday at the American Playground on Franklun St, it was a rare sighting and first for me, an Eastern Kingbird!
Luis and Adelina were so excited to tell me that they rescued a chick who they named “Freedom,” and with the help of Wild Bird Fund, NYC’s first Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, they were able to return him to his family right here in Greenpoint. Since the lovely local couple lives right on Franklin St, they can visit their aviary neighbors regularly. We will be sure to invite these two to our next bird walk so we can meet Freedom and his flock.
This the cheesiest tear jerker yet! I know you’re going to love it! Enjoy!
Not only is Pinky a 10month old adorable female kitty, she is cross-eyed and needs a home. She tested negative for felv/fiv and is spayed. She rolls on her back, loves belly rubs and will purr in your arms. How can you not adopt her? Contact Park Slope Veterinary Center at 718-369-7387 if you’re interested in Pinky.
Sent by Greenpoint Veterinary Hospital.
I received this letter from Dog Habitat Rescue and think it is important to repost it in it’s entirety. If you care about animals, then read this and take action.
Tonight we write to you for a very important matter. This wednesday the AG committee members will be voting on a bill presented by the ASPCA (BILL # A05449A). Unlike what you may think, this bill is not to protect NY homeless animals but all the opposite, this bill looks to grant shelters the legal authority to refuse rescue groups for arbitrary reasons and to eliminate the holding period for any animal that enters the shelters.
Many of you know closely the work we do and how hard we fight daily to make NYC a NO Kill City. Many of you have rescued animals from us, animals that once were on a shelter kill list and if it wasn’t for the right rescue groups have to pull them they would not be alive today.
Please take a moment to read the bill. If you agree with us, that all animals deserve the right to at least be tested before being given a death sentence YOU MUST email all members of the AG committee (emails listed below) YOU MUST call their office numbers (listed below) and voice your opinion, it is the least we can do for the animals we love so much.
Sadly, this bill is expected to pass unless public opinion puts enough pressure for the assemblymen voting to stop it. Let’s appeal to the humanity on these people.
As new yorkers we can not allow this bill to pass. We are already behind other cities when it comes to animals rights. This bill will hurt and block all efforts rescue groups make daily to make NYC NO KILL.
This bill is a slap in the face to all of us who work day and night to save animals, is an insult to everyone who has ever rescued and loved an animal. This bill was presented by the ASPCA out of spite after Oreo’s law passed and publicly showed the ineffective and inhumane policies the ASPCA operates under.
We have one day to make ourselves heard. We can do this.
Please take action and encourage everyone you know to participate. The only way to stop this bill is by putting enough pressure on the politicians voting
Here is a link to a page that has a sample letter you can use
http://our-compass.org/ and where you can learn more about the bill.
Here is the link to Assembly Member Amy Paulin who is Sponsoring this bill. Please visit her page and let her know your thoughts on this matter.
We thank you for your help.
Rob, Bea and the entire team at Dog Habitat Rescue.
Telephone numbers for AG Committee members:
William Magee, Chairman Agriculture Committee 518-455-4807
George Amedore 518-455-5197
Michael Benedetto 518-455-5296
Ken Blankenbush 518-455-5797
Harry Bronson 518-455-4527
Marc Butler 518-455-5393
Clifford Crouch 518-455-5741
Gary Finch 518-455-5878
Aileen Gunther 518-455-5355
Stephen Hawley 518-455-5811
Barbara Lifton 518-455-5444
Peter Lopez 518-455-5363
Alan Maisel 518-455-5211
Margaret Markey 518-455-4755
John McEneny 518-455-4178
Francisco Moya 518-455-4567
Bob Reilly 518-455-5931
José Rivera 518-455-5414
Peter Rivera 518-455-5102
Linda Rosenthal 518-455-5802
Addie Russell 518-455-5545
Michael Simanowitz 518-455-4404