Right here’s to a different week of fantastic new associates to make life eventful. Jan. 21-22

Letitia Denham

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Nowadays have been onerous for lots of people: Making ends meet, looking for one another, and caring for family members. There’s a type of remedy concerned with these lovely animals. Their love is endless and unwavering. It doesn’t matter what, their greetings, while you come residence, consolation and nurture. They perceive us greater than we all know.

Just lately, Smithsonian printed some attention-grabbing findings about your tiny canines and their ancestors.

“Now, analysis printed at the moment in Present Biology suggests as an alternative that the genetic fodder for the tiny canine breeds of at the moment was really lurking within the DNA of historic wolves that lived greater than 50,000 years in the past, lengthy earlier than domestication started,” in response to Alex Fox, a contract journalist.

We need to spotlight native advocacy teams looking for houses for these candy souls. If in case you have time, have a look, share or undertake if attainable.

Louie’s Legacy has been a continuing and prevalent affect in our group. They’ve adoption occasions round New York Metropolis and are a superb supply. They began in 2006 with a canine named Louie. Right here is their story:

The story of Louie’s Legacy began with a particular little canine – named Louie, in fact. Louie was a basset hound combine with pink fur and completely different coloured eyes, and he belonged to a shelter that had a 99% kill charge when he and its founder, Emily, met one another one fateful day.

Louie’s Legacy sends weekly submissions and is adamant about discovering houses for these candy souls. If in case you have a second, verify them out. We even have many different rescue companies and adoptable pets to take a look at. The record is under!

Meet Shiloh…

Here's to another week of wonderful new friends to make life eventful.  Jan. 21-22


Shiloh is one lovely gal — in and out. She is pleasant and playful, likes different cats, and is ready patiently for a house of her personal…verify her out. You will not be sorry.
Shiloh was born in late December 2018, is updated with vaccines, spayed, detrimental for FIV / FELV, and microchipped. She might be seen in her foster residence by appointment or on the times she is at Petco Bricktown Means or PetSmart Forest Avenue for adoption occasions for extra info, contact SICAW at 718-948-5623, Monday by Saturday, from 9 a.m. to eight p.m. We’re primarily based on Staten Island. Residence visits are required for adoption. Discover out extra about our adoption course of and fill out your https://www.sicawsaves.org/adoption-process  (COURTESY/SICAW)SICAW


Jan. 21

  • SICAW will probably be at PetSmart, 1525 Forest Ave., from 2:30 p.m. to five p.m.
  • Louie’s Legacy will probably be at PetSmart, 1525 Forest Ave., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Jan. 22

  • SICAW will probably be at PetSmart, 1525 Forest Ave., from 12 p.m. to three p.m.
  • Louie’s Legacy will probably be PetSmart (Flatiron) – 1107 Broadway Ste. 101, New York, NY 10010, from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • SICAW will probably be at Petco, 165 Bricktown Means, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m



We’re all the time grateful to the volunteers who set up pet occasions each week in and across the borough, ship out bulletins, maintain fundraisers, assist with provides, clear cages, feed animals, be certain the pets’ medical wants are attended to and a lot extra. All of that is performed with out pay, all for love, and behind the scenes.

SICAW’s pet occasions are listed under, together with native locations to eat along with your canine and dog-friendly parks on Staten Island. Click on by the images above to fulfill the lovable canines and cats up for adoption this weekend.


Julie Forlenza, a former trainer at IS 7, P.S. 62, ring and run canine walkers, and supervisor at Woof and Tails Lodge, went into motion after Hurricane Ian to assist animals in shelters. She is the proprietor of Black Canine Portrait. Her ardour for serving to animals is outstanding. Examine her out on Fb or Instagram.

Stellar Villa is a New York Metropolis-based artist who just lately raised over $11,500 for pet shelters after she single-handedly created 1,252 customized items of artwork of individuals’s pets over the course of 21 days. Now, she is working to create ongoing partnerships with native animal shelters to proceed elevating cash. In the event you’re on the lookout for a present for a canine lover, try Stellar’s work.

Weekly occasion: Animal Care Facilities of New York Metropolis is open for adoptions of canines, cats, guinea pigs and rabbits at 3139 Veterans Street West from 12 p.m. to five p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. For normal info on adopting from ACC and different community-based applications by ACC please go to www.nycacc.org.


Do you like canines? Do you like beer? Then fetch a chilly one on the Flagship Brewing Co.’s Canine Membership. The membership meets each Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. within the Flagship Brewery taproom at 40 Minthorne St., off Bay Avenue.

The Flagship’s Canine Membership is for that particular breed of canine and beer lovers who can carry their (well-behaved) pups to the conferences. As soon as a month, there will probably be a visitor speaker to speak about their very own specialty or data concerning the welfare of their treasured, loyal associates.


1. Low-cost or free spay and neuter: The ASPCA’s free and low-cost cell spay and neuter van travels all through the 5 boroughs in each neighborhood.

Low-income pet house owners within the 5 boroughs with proof of public help, reminiscent of welfare, Medicaid, Medicare, Supplemental Safety Revenue (SSI), incapacity, meals stamps, TANF (Momentary Help for Needy Households), or public housing qualify totally free spay/neuter companies for his or her cat or canine. If in case you have a pit bull, pit-bull combine, or sure massive breed canines, it’s additionally free.

For the precise instances the van will probably be in your space, in addition to pre-visit directions, go to aspca.org/pet-care/spayneuter, or name 877-SPAY-NYC (877-772-9692).

2. Apply for a canine license. Save time and postage by making use of on-line. For an software or extra info, go to nyc.gov/doglicense. View the flyer within the gallery above.

3. Fuzzy RX. Telehealth promotes veterinary well being that’s out there 24/7. Vet chat on a one-to-one foundation and get customized therapy. They’ll join along with your veterinarians instantly for circumstances that run the gamut of diarrhea, ear, bodily, and pores and skin points.


· Angelina’s Ristorante, 339 Ellis St., Tottenville, 718-227-2900

· The Burrito Bar, 585 Forest Ave., West Brighton, 718-815-9200

· Ciro Pizza Café, 862 Huguenot Ave., Huguenot, 718-605-0620

· Killmeyer’s Outdated 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

Name forward for reservations. For extra info, try NYC Canine in restaurant guidelines.


· Allison Park, off-leash space, the sphere on the finish of the path bordered by Prospect Avenue, Sailors Comfortable Harbor Cemetery, and the pond

· Amundsen Path, off-leash space, between Amboy Street and Hylan Boulevard

· Arthur Von Briesen Park, off-leash space, garden space, mid-park on the appropriate aspect

· Bloomingdale Park, canine run, Maguire Avenue behind athletic fields nearer to Ramona Avenue

· Clove Lakes Park, off-leash space, the open discipline above picnic space close to Royal Oak Street and Rice Avenue

· Clove Lakes Park, off-leash space, Brookside Avenue between Alpine Courtroom and Kingsley Avenue (garden space)

· Clove’s Tail Park, off-leash space, garden space, nook of Victory Boulevard and Little Clove Street

· Convention Home Park, canine run, Clermont Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue

· Cozzens Woods Park, off-leash space, Web page Avenue between Hylan Boulevard and Amboy Street

· Crescent Seashore Park, off-leash space, Tennyson Drive, and Glover Avenue; positioned within the meadow space resulting in the seashore

· Evergreen Park, off-leash space, Greaves Avenue and Evergreen Avenue

· Father Macris Park, off-leash space, garden past ball discipline

· Ida Courtroom Playground, canine run, Ida Courtroom between North Railroad Avenue and Drumgoole Street East

· Lemon Creek Park, off-leash space, the underside of Seguine Avenue at Johnston Terrace; slightly below playground

· Siedenburg Park, off-leash space, Greaves Avenue, and Evergreen Avenue

· Silver Lake Park, canine run, Victory Boulevard under the pavilion, throughout from the Parkview Residences

· South Seashore Park, off-leash space. Notice: On sand solely after Labor Day and earlier than Memorial Day

· Willowbrook Park, off-leash space, Archery Vary Subject

· Wolfe’s Pond Park, canine run, to the left of Cornelia Avenue

For extra info with guidelines and rules, go to nycgovparks.org/services/dogareas.

Canine can’t enter any bathing services, together with New York Metropolis seashores. Nonetheless, from Oct. 1 by Could 1, leashed canines are allowed on the sand and boardwalk at Midland Seashore and South Seashore.

Leashed canines are allowed on the boardwalk/promenade at Midland Seashore and South Seashore.

For extra info on guidelines and rules, go to nycgovparks.org/services/dogareas.


In the event you assume your pet could have ingested a probably toxic substance, contact the Pet Poison hotline at 855-764-7661 or petpoisonhelpline.com, or contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Management Heart at 888-426-4435 or aspca.org.

Because the seasons change, bear in mind the vegetation which are toxic to animals: https://www.rover.com/weblog/poisonous-plants/


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


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

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