“There was an incredible amount of animals put out after Superstorm Sandy,” said spokeswoman Dori Figliola. “In addition to that there are always a lot of animals put out.”
There will be five pet rescue agencies attending: For Paws Sake, Heavenly Angels, Bobbi and the Strays, Cats in the Cradle and Feathered Friends.
There will be dogs, cats and even birds available for adoption. They range in age from puppies and kittens to seniors.
“We thought July would be the perfect time for the event,” Figliola said. “The kids have been home from school for a couple of weeks and you still have six weeks left to work with your children and your pets.”
To adopt a pet you must fill out an application. The application is reviewed and a home inspection is set up to ensure the pet is going to a safe home. After that you get your pet in a day or two.
Also on hand for the event will be pet trainers – Community Canine Training and Pawstigious Pets. You can bring your pet and ask any questions about training.
Special guests for the event are the New York City Bureau of Veterinary and Pest Control Services, the ASPCA Queenbsboro Kennel Club/ AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing and the Department of health to license your dog on the spot.
“All you need to bring is a big heart and a love for animals,” Figliola said.
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