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2006-09-21 / Columnists

Pets, Pets, Pets

Black pug mix Black pug mix Joanne Anderson

Take out your social calendar. Here's a list of pet events happening soon:

The Amityville Record Pet Photo Contest

"How cute is your pet?" The Amityville Record wants to know. Submit a photo of your precious pet by Oct.20 with your name, address, and phone number on the back. You can either mail your picture to the Amityville Record, 85 Broadway, Suite A, Amityville NY 11701, or email it to with "Pet Photo Contest" in the subject line. All photos will be displayed in the Nov. 9th edition; and three lucky participants, chosen by raffle, will win a family pack of tickets to the Pet Expo at the Nassau Coliseum in November. Look for the ad in this week's Beacon with more details. Pet Adoption Day at Islip Town Animal Shelter: This Sat. Sept. 23rd, rain or shine, from 10 to 3 at the shelter210 S. Denver Ave. Bay Shore. Besides the fabulous dogs and cats for adoption, there will be music, exhibitors, and vendors, including a petting zoo and animal acts. Agility /obedience demos courtesy of the smart canines from DoggieU Inc. (my Afghan's alma mater). Come see reps from Parrot Club, the NYC Transportation Authority K-9 Unit, LI Cat Fanciers, and other groups. Call 224-5660 for details.

Cubby Bear, Collie mix Cubby Bear, Collie mix Dog Safety at N. Babylon Library: On Thurs. Sept. 28th from 78 p.m., I'll be doing a "dog bite prevention" family program with my Beauty Queen, as the demo pseudo attack dog. If time permits, I'll also talk about shelter adoptions and share an animaltheme bibliography of children's literature. Donations of canned pet food and evaporated milk for Babylon Town Shelter are being accepted at the library all month. Call 6694020.

Gimme Shelter Rock & Rescue Concert in NYC: On Wed. Oct. 4th from 7 pm to 1 am at the Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel, 363 W. 16th St (@9th Ave.).a rock benefit to support the Mayor's Alliance for NYC Animals, the ASPCA, and their goal to make all city shelters no-kill by 2010. Show features the Beastie Boys, Blue Oyster Cult, Debbie Harry, Marshall Crenshaw and many more. $50 for general admission. Visit: Snoopy's DogFest at SUNY Farmingdale: On Sat. Oct. 14th from 11 to 3 the big canine event is back to support Canine Companions for Independence. It's a fabulous festival to celebrate man's best friend. Many organizations present, plus a dog walka thon, canine costume parade, BBQ, and lots of raffles. Call: 1-800-572BARK.

Last Hope 25th Anniversary Gala at the Crest Hollow Country Club in 61. Males: an emaciated chocolate Sharpei in Cage 3; an American Eskimo in Cage 33; "Cappuccino"the Akita in Cage 43; a black Lab in Cage 9; a yellow Lab who plays catch with his bowl in Cage 43; a rusty Collie mix in Cage 7.

RewardLost small black Lab mix in East Islip on Main St. & Carleton near Allstate on 9/14. Lab/Pit mix, 4 years old, was in the car when a Waste Management dumpster dumper hit the car and broke the window. Dog panicked and fled. Dog is wearing ID that says "Bonnie"-Call 631-586-9404 or 631-830-5864 with any sightings. Woodbury: Tues. Oct. 17 from 6 to 10 a buffet dinner to celebrate Last Hope's quarter of a century rescuing and rehabilitating LI's death-due pound, stray and abandoned animals. Tickets $75. Call 516-486-3158. Babylon Town Shelter (643-9270) Lamar St. W. Babylon has a variety of lovely dogs and cats for adoption. Presently there are many small kittens. Our 2 poster pups show the dog diversity. This cute male Pug mix in Cage 31 has an untraceable AVID microchip. "Cubby Bear" in Cage 1 is a playful and neut.1 year Collie mix, originally from Islip Shelter. He's still puppyish, and understandably needs training. See more photos on the shelter Petfinder site. Females: a Schipperke mix in Cage 49 who came in with her 3 puppies; a Shepherd mix puppy in Cage 91; the tiny Poodle who needs TLC in Cage

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