Happy February everyone. Spend time with these darlings. February: 5-6

STATEN ISLAND, NY – Thank you to the volunteers who are dedicated to helping these animals be adopted by loving families like you. It takes a lot of time and dedication to volunteer in the animal rescues listed below.

Before adopting a new furry friend, volunteers organize weekly pet events in and around the borough, send out announcements, organize fundraisers, help with supplies, clean cages, feed pets. animals, ensure that an animal’s medical needs are taken care of and much more. All of this is done without pay, all out of love and behind the scenes.

If you are looking to adopt, remember that there are loving senior and disabled pets who also need your care and attention. I think older animals tug at people’s heartstrings.

Whether it’s a 13-year-old tabby cat or a 10-year-old mixed-breed cat, each is individual and will have different needs. Some older pets may be young at heart, and others may need a little extra help.

CARING FOR A SENIOR PET:

Watch their weight

As older pets tend to rest more and exercise less, they can become overweight quite easily, which puts extra pressure on old bones.

Consider an age-appropriate diet

There are many brands of senior dog food and senior cat food available on the market to ensure your pet has the right nutrients as they age for healthy bones.

give them time

Sleep is an important part of the day for any animal, and as older animals sleep slightly more than younger ones during the day, it is essential that they have a safe and comfortable space to sleep away from loud noises. and distractions, and that all young children know to let them nap.

Not letting your dog become too sedentary by getting some form of regular exercise will also help.

MEET DAJ!

Hello Daj! Sweet Love is a 14 year old Shih Tzu Mix named DAJ. He was handed over to a shelter after his owner was hospitalized during the pandemic. It’s a heartbreaking story, but sadly it happened a lot in the past year. Because DAJ is visually impaired (he’s not completely blind), he’s startled when someone suddenly approaches him. Naturally, he was deemed aggressive when he lashed out at the shelter’s assessor. But it wasn’t aggression. It was fear. Since we shot him, he’s only been a lover! The same goes for dogs – they don’t shy away from company, but won’t like a rowdy friend who has no sense of personal space. Although DAJ is a senior, he is very active, loves his walks around the neighborhood and has quickly become a volunteer favorite! Contact us Happy February everyone. Spend time with these darlings. February: 5-6 [email protected] to schedule a visit, or visit amaanimalrescue.org for more information. Find AMA on Facebook and Instagram @amaanimalrescue (Courtesy/AMA Rescue)WADA Rescue

EACH WEDNESDAY

Do you like dogs? Do you like beer? Then grab a cold one at the Dog Club at Flagship Brewing Co. The club meets every Wednesday from 5-11 p.m. in the Flagship Brewery dining room, 40 Minthorne St., near Bay Street.

The Flagship’s Dog Club is for that special breed of dog and beer lovers who can bring their (well-behaved) puppies to meetings. Once a month there will be a guest speaker to talk about their own specialty or knowledge regarding the welfare of their valued loyal friends.

For more information, visit https://www.restaurantji.com/ny/staten-island/the-flagship-brewing-company-/ or call 718-448-5284.

IN PROGRESS

1. Low-Cost or Free Sterilization and Sterilization: The ASPCA’s free and low-cost mobile sterilization and sterilization van travels to all five boroughs in each neighborhood.

Low-income pet owners in all five boroughs with proof of public assistance, such as welfare, Medicaid, Medicare, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), disability, food stamps, TANF (temporary assistance to needy families) or social housing qualify free sterilization services for their cat or dog. If you have a pit bull, pit bull mix, or certain large breed dogs, it’s also free.

For exact van hours in your area as well as pre-visit instructions, visit aspca.org/pet-care/spayneuter or call 877-SPAY-NYC (877-772-9692).

2. Apply for a dog license. Save time and postage by applying online. For a request or more information, visit nyc.gov/doglicense. See the flyer in the gallery above.

HOW TO CONTACT LOCAL RESCUE GROUPS

  • AMA: Angels for the Rescue of Abused Animals; amaanimalrescue.org/
  • NYC Animal Care Centers; 212-788-4000, nycacc.org; located at 3139, chemin des Vétérans Ouest. Adoption hours: Monday through Friday, noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Fur Friends in Need, a New Jersey-based group with members from Staten Island and adoption events on the island; 732-829-1426, [email protected], furfriendsinneed.com.
  • Happy Homes Animal Rescue, a New Jersey-based group with adoption events in Staten Island; 914-393-8292, [email protected], [email protected]; happyhomesinc.org.
  • Louie’s Legacy; 646-397-LLAR (5527), [email protected], louieslegacy.org.
  • Mama Chris Animal Rescue Inc.; 347-983-2240, [email protected], mamachrisrescue.org.
  • New York Bully Crew; 844-633-NYBC (6922), [email protected], nybullycrew.org.
  • PLUTO Staten Island Rescue; 718-227-0553, [email protected], plutorescue.org. Please note: PLUTO works with and promotes animal adoption from the Associated Humane Society in Newark, NJ
  • rescue of Pupstarz; www.pupstarzrescue.org; email: [email protected]
  • Staten Island Council for Animal Welfare (SICAW); 718-948-5623, sicawsaves.org.
  • Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue; [email protected], statenislandhopeanimalrescue.org, 800-477-9168.
  • Victory for Voiceless Animal Rescue; 718-442-1625, [email protected], winner4thevoicelessanimalrescue.com

OUTDOOR DINNER WITH YOUR DOG

Outdoor dining is temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Angelina’s Ristorante, 339 Ellis St., Tottenville, 718-227-2900
  • The Burrito Bar, 585 Forest Ave., West Brighton, 718-815-9200
  • Ciro Pizza Cafe, 862 Huguenot Avenue, Huguenot, 718-605-0620
  • Killmeyer’s Old Bavaria Inn, 4254 Arthur Kill Rd., Charleston, 718-984-1202
  • Shake Shack, Staten Island Mall, 2655 Richmond Ave., New Springville, 929-529-0513
  • Silver Lake Golf Course, 915 Victory Blvd., Silver Lake, 718-442-4653
  • Call ahead for reservations. For more information, see the NYC Dogs in restaurant rules.

PARKS ADMITTED TO DOGS

  • Allison Park, off-leash area, the field at the end of the trail bordered by Prospect Avenue, Sailors Snug Harbor Cemetery and the pond.
  • Amundsen Trail, off-leash area, between Amboy Road and Hylan Boulevard.
  • Arthur Von Briesen Park, off-leash area, lawn area, middle of the park on the right side.
  • Bloomingdale’s Park, Dog Park, Maguire Avenue behind the sports fields closer to Ramona Avenue.
  • Clove Lakes Park, off-leash area, the open field above the picnic area near Royal Oak Road and Rice Avenue.
  • Clove Lakes Park, off-leash area, Brookside Avenue between Alpine Court and Kingsley Avenue (lawn).
  • Clove’s Tail Park, off-leash area, lawn, corner of Victory Boulevard and Little Clove Road.
  • Conference House Park, Dog Park, Clermont Avenue and Massachusetts Street.
  • Cozzens Woods Park, off-leash area, Page Avenue between Hylan Boulevard and Amboy Road.
  • Crescent Beach Park, off-leash area, Tennyson Drive and Glover Avenue. Located in the meadow area leading to the beach.
  • Evergreen Park, off-leash area, Greaves Avenue and Evergreen Street.
  • Father Macris Park, off-leash area, lawn beyond ball field.
  • Ida Court Playground, dog park, Ida Court between N. Railroad Street and Drumgoole Road East
  • Lemon Creek Park, off-leash area, at the bottom of Seguine Avenue at Johnston Terrace; just below the playground.
  • Siedenburg Park, Off-Leash Zone, Greaves Avenue and Evergreen Street
  • Silver Lake Park, Dog Park, Victory Blvd under the Pavilion, opposite Parkview Apartments.
  • South Beach Park, off-leash area. Note: on sand after Labor Day and before Memorial Day.
  • Willowbrook Park, off-leash area, archery range.
  • Wolfe’s Pond Park, dog park, left of Cornelia Ave.

For more information on rules and regulations, visit nycgovparks.org/facilities/dogareas.

BEACHES AND SWIMMING

Dogs are not permitted in bathing facilities, including New York beaches. However, from October 1 through May 1, leashed dogs are permitted on the sand and boardwalk at Midland Beach and South Beach.

Leashed dogs are permitted on the boardwalk/boardwalk at Midland Beach and South Beach.

For more information on rules and regulations, visit nycgovparks.org/facilities/dogareas.

POISON HELP LINES FOR PETS

If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially toxic substance, contact the Pet Poison Hotline at 855-764-7661 or petpoisonhelpline.com, or contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435 or aspca.org .

As the seasons change, keep in mind poisonous plants for animals: https://www.rover.com/blog/poisonous-plants/

TO REPORT ANIMAL CRUELTY

To report an incident of animal abuse, call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

To contact an environmental police officer or report suspected violations, contact the DEC Law Enforcement Dispatch Center at 844-DEC-ECOS (844-332-3267) or dec.ny .gov/.

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