Monthly Archives: September 2011

Mark your calendars

Saturday marks the start of the 3rd annual NY Week for the Animals (well, a tad more than a week really). For nine days more than 100 events will be held state-wide to celebrate  our four-legged friends. Upcoming events of note include CPR and first Aid training provided by Bide-a-Wee, and the “Fall Fix” spay/neuter clinic hosted by the ASPCA/Mayor’s Alliance, both being held tomorrow, October 1st.  Please click the photo for more info and a full calendar of events.

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Heroes Big and Small

Today, on the tenth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, we wanted to highlight the dogs that came to the aide of the rescue workers that put their lives on the line working at Ground Zero. From the search and rescue dogs that worked in the rubble and debris to the therapy dogs that have provided solace to the survivors and their families, here are just some of the ways these dogs are being celebrated around the web:

Retrieved  The soon-to-be-published book of portraiture by photographer Charlotte Dumas honors the search and rescue dogs that worked tirelessly alongside the emergency response personnel and courageous volunteers in the aftermath of the attacks. The portraits capture the remaining twelve dogs, out of the nearly one hundred that served at the trade center, who are now living out their twilight years.

Retrieved will be released on October 31, 2011 and is available for pre-order through Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Saved  This Animal Planet special series highlights the dogs that provided solace to two families who experienced loss and trauma, and the value of the human-animal bond that helped them recover. Check your local listings for show times.

Dog Heroes of 9/11  This website showcases a beautiful slide show of the rescue dogs and their humans in action.

The Pentagon’s Heroic Rescue Dogs This pictorial, which dates back to 2001, honors the rescue dogs that aided the search and rescue efforts at the Pentagon.

Therapy Dogs International  The TDI page features a touching tribute to the healing power of therapy pets in the ten years that have passed.

Image c. Barcroft Media, via The Daily Mail

Calling all Astorians to Help Find K.D.

UPDATE!!

WE ARE PLEASED TO INFORM YOU THAT K.D. HAS BEEN FOUND AND IS NOW BACK WITH HER OWNERS. SHE WAS FOUND NEAR FRESHMEADOWS BY A 13-YEAR-OLD ON HIS WAY TO DUNKIN DONUTS WHO RECOGNIZED HER AND CHASED HER TIRELESSLY UNTIL SHE COULD BE WRANGLED AND RETURNED TO HER OWNERS 🙂


Attention Astorians – please be on the lookout for this pup, K.D. Here is her “need to know” info from the owners:

K.D. decided to explore Woodhaven on Monday morning, September, 5, 2011 around 10-11 am in Woodhaven, New York. She started at Jamaica Ave and 89 Street. She could have gone anywhere. She loves to run. Supposedly she may have been spotted in Astoria around 30 Ave and 28 Street, near St. John’s. She is super friendly, loves to play, likes eating treats and is in no way a threat to you unless she is in distress. She answers to her name, as well as a backwards whistling sound (when you suck in air), food, the sound of dog tags, and ruffling plastic bags.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:
She is roughly 45 pounds, medium sized dog, strawberry reddish blonde coat with a white underbelly.  She is 10 years old, but you wouldn’t know it if you knew her.  She is clearly very active for a dog her age.

If you happen to see this friendly pup please call the numbers on the flyer ASAP.

Labor Day Dogs


             We wanted to share this article about working animals, honoring the hard working pups out there. We hope you and yours had a great Labor Day weekend!

Image Source: Service Dog House

Can You Foster a Bulldog?

Long Island Bull Dog Rescue is seeking extra fosters in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene:

“Due to the aftermath of Irene many of our volunteers have been evacuated from their homes.  We are in urgent need of foster homes for incoming Bulldogs. If you can foster at this time, this would be of great help.

Contact Bulldogrescue1@aol.com or 516-458-1716.

We don’t want to turn away a rescue and we don’t want them on the street or in the shelters”

If you are willing and able, please consider taking in a displaced pet.

Image source: LIBR