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Unfriendly Williamsburg Neighbor Leaving Food That’s Poisonous to Dogs on Sidewalk

The Combination of Pepper Flakes and Lemon Peel can be harmful to dogs, and has been left on Skillman Ave.

Take care, Greenpoint pet owners! An anonymous Greenpoint resident alerted the 94th precinct this week that a neighbor has been purposefully leaving food that is poisonous to dogs on Skillman Avenue between Manhattan Avenue and Leonard St.

The potentially poisonous ingredients, pepper flakes and lemon peel, may be innocuous on their own, but taken together can make dogs ill.  Continue reading

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Get You and Your Pet Photographed in Greenpoint for Time Out Mag Thursday Aug 9th!

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via Jillian Anthony, Time Out

You and your fabulous pet dog, monkey, or hamster could be photographed and interviewed for Time Out NY! The shoot and interview will take place in Greenpoint on Thursday, August 9th between 11am-6pm. Email [email protected] with a pic of you and your pet and some details. Info below:

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Crazy Cat Ladies & Gents: Cat Party in Bushwick This Saturday! (7/21)

Meowmania 2018

Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St) is hosting Meowmania 2018 this Saturday (7/21) from 2pm-6pm. Expect to see: adoptable kittens, cat swag vendors, kitten selfies, a contest for best cat-themed outfit, prize raffles, photo ops and more! The event will help fundraise to save kitties, and if you buy a rescue wristband you’ll be entitled to drink discounts. Cat adoption organization Whiskers-a-GoGo, cat rescuers North Brooklyn Cats & Bushwick Street Cats and pet shop Bushwick Bark have organized the feline fête.

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Bark To The Future: Dog Adoption This Saturday! (4/14)

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Local Long Island City organization Korean K9 Rescue, are committed to ending the Korean dog meat trade and rescuing dogs from South Korean streets. And they’re having a dog adoption event this Saturday, April 14th at The Storefront (194 Irving Avenue). So if you’re in the market for a world traveled cutie pa-poochie, get there from 12-4pm on Saturday afternoon. You can check out a list of available dogs here, and more details can be found at their site. Many of the animals have heart-wrenching stories of being scooped up after wandering the streets or rescued from dog meat farmers—and after making the journey from Korea to NYC they are waiting and ready for your love and affection!

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Biting Back: An Animal Art Charity Event This Weekend at A-Bar! (12/1-12-3)

Biting Back - Art Charity Event

Last month, the Guggenheim was slated to show the piece ‘Dogs Who Cannot Touch Each Other,’ a video of a 2003 performance piece by Chinese artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu, which featured eight American pit bulls trying to fight one another while restrained by harnesses. In response to complaints by animal rights activists and nearly a million signatures on a Change.org petition, the Guggenheim pulled the piece amidst “repeated threats of violence” and safety concerns.

This weekend, A Bar (597 Manhattan Ave) is playing host to a dog-themed art exhibit and charity event, organized by Biting Back NYC, which was founded by three local creative professionals. Proceeds from the show will be donated to Animal Haven Shelter.
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Ch-ch-changes (to the McGolrick Park Dog Run), Re-opening Soon!

The refurbished McGolrick Park dog run, almost ready to re-open. Photo: Stephanie Valente
The refurbished McGolrick Park dog run, almost ready to re-open. Photo: Stephanie Valente

A quick walk along the southwest corner of McGolrick Park in the last few weeks reveals it has been getting something of a facelift.

At some point in early July, a sign appeared on the fencing outside of the McGolrick Park dog run, announcing renovation and that the run would be closed from July 12th – Aug. 1st. It came as somewhat of a surprise to the dog owners who frequented the park. Soon, enough secondhand information (and in some cases third and fourth) began to filter its way down from parks department employees; there would be a transition from dirt to gravel, that the trees would be preserved, and there would be a pavilion to provide shade for owners.

The talk, coupled with the sign, elicited a chorus of mixed replies: some owners praised the idea of gravel, noting it would clean their dog’s paws and possibly help with the endless amounts of broken glass that seemed to rise, Poltergeist-like, out of the mud after every heavy rain. Others were more wary, saying the mulched and dirt-y run provided pets a little relief from the concrete of the city, and the switch to gravel would take that cushioning away. Also, there was speculation about dust—an oft-heard complaint about the newer dog runs in Cooper Park and Bushwick Inlet. Continue reading

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Cat-Calling All Feline Friends: The Greenpoint Cat Club Meets Tomorrow!

stray catDo you want to help every stray cat you see? Does the sight of whiskers make you go “awww?” Well, you’re not alone! The Greenpoint Cat Club meets once a month at Archestratus (160 Huron Street) to discuss issues and solve problems on behalf of the feral cats of our ‘hood. You already know that many local residents try to help the outdoor kitties. Bowls of cat food are tucked away in corners all around our neighborhood waiting to feed the hungry masses. We’re a sympathetic bunch!

There are over 50,000 stray cats in New York and hundreds in Greenpoint, presumably subsisting on kielbasa scraps and other fallen Polish delicacies. One of the major problems facing our community is that when people move, they sometimes sadly leave their house cats behind to fend for themselves. This is cruel behavior, as domesticated cats are not equipped to care for themselves in the wild. The streets are very dangerous for feral cats, and the best you can do if you find yourself in the sad situation of having to give up an animal is to find them a new home. Muddy Paws (447 Graham Ave) pet store has adoption events every Sunday from 2pm-5pm and you can find someone there who will help you find the resources you need. Continue reading

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Dog Fashion in North Brooklyn!

Fall has finally arrived in New York and as happy as I am to break out my own over-sized sweaters and leggings, my favorite part of this season is seeing the dogs out and about in their sweaters and winter gear.  Of course, in North Brooklyn, our dogs are extraordinarily well-adorned. The smaller dogs are premiering the first of this season’s fashion and we are very excited by what we’re seeing so far. Whether rocking vintage sweaters or layering like professionals, these pooches have it all going on.

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This is Henry, a young and dashing Frenchie. At just 1 1/2 years old, we are impressed with his fashion sense and knowledge that plaid is totally in this fall.

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Adopt a Cat Sundays at Muddy Paws!


Muddy Paws hosts cat and kitten adoptions every Sunday!
Muddy Paws, a holistic pet supply store, hosts cat and kitten adoptions every Sunday from 2pm-6pm!

I should really get a pet. Surely the thought has crossed your mind. Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone to cuddle up and be lazy with? The dating scene in New York isn’t getting you anywhere. You’re tired of watching Stranger Things alone on the couch, curled up with a pint of Van Leeuwen. Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone soft and furry to watch with you? Someone who returns your calls (meows)? Someone who doesn’t cancel dinner plans (the food dish is expected to be filled by 6pm sharp, or else)? Well, it’s time to give in to your urges and do some good. Consider adopting a kitty, many of whom have had rough starts in life and are all-too-ready to have a place to call home. Every Sunday from 2pm-6pm holistic pet store Muddy Paws (447 Graham Avenue) hosts a cat (and kitten!) adoption event.

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Pet Snuggle & Adoption Day at Cafe Grumpy NYC (2/14)

Puppies are better than roses!

Calling all cat ladies and dog freaks! You know who you are. You spend more money on doggy day care than on personal grooming and you buy kitty litter in bulk. If you need some non-human puppy love on V-Day (because let’s face it, people aren’t furry enough) then make sure to check out Valentine’s Day Pet Snuggle and Adoption Event  hosted by Cafe GrumpySean Casey Animal Rescue at Cafe Grumpy Lower East Side (13 Essex St, NYC) on Saturday, February 14th, noon-5pm. Continue reading

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