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Pet Events Newsletter for April 5 - April 12, 2017 
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This week's Pet Events Newsletter is brought to you by
Long Island Cat Kitten Solutions!   

Join us at our Inaugural Golf Classic! 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 
10am & 5:30pm 
Harbor Links
Fairway Drive 
Port Washington, NY
LICKS is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to ending the overpopulation and suffering
of unwanted cats and kittens. We feel the best way for us to meet this challenge
 is to offer high quality, low cost spay neuter services to owned and
community cats alike.
We hope that by ending the cycles of unwanted litters,
we can help make every cat a cared for cat.

In our area, over 50% of the pet owners are at or near the poverty level and
are unable to provide basic pet care. At LICKS we help by providing the following:

  • Surgical procedures are offered at a fraction of traditional veterinary offices.
  • We are staffed by licensed veterinary professionals & volunteers and provide high quality vet care at low cost services.
  • We are the only clinic in the area consistently open on Sundays,
    which eliminates the need of working families to miss a day of work.
  • Last year we held 42 clinics and sterilized 775 cats.
  • The fees we charge include the surgery, anesthesia, antibiotic injection, pain medication injection, vaccines, ear cleaning, nail trim, and topical flea preventative.
  • We also offer microchips and snap tests for an additional fee.
Fundraising, community support and donations are integral and allow our organization
 to subsidize our low cost and no cost services.

Our Inaugural Golf Classic is up next - we hope you can attend and help us continue
 to do the work we do to help cats and cat owners alike in our community!

For more information about LICKS or to RSVP to our event please click here.  

Thanks to Long Island Cat Kitten Solutions for making this newsletter possible!

 Royal Canin has teamed up with
Vet Set Go, the first and only web community designed for aspiring veterinarians, to help make the
dream come true for three very
special middle school students.

  In April 2017, junior high school students who enter the "Become a Vet: Camp Contest 2017" will be eligible to win a Scholarship to Auburn University's Junior VET Camp!
To enter visit
 Sponsor & Vendor Opportunities Available! Call (631) 477-1518 for more info or click above!
Thanks to Hamptons Pet Magazine
 for being a Media Sponsor!


 Pioneers for Animal Welfare Society, Inc.


PAWS for a Purpose!
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
 6:30pm - 9pm
hosted by
Appliance World
 414 New York Avenue
 Huntington, NY 11743

Join us for fun an evening of
gourmet foods from various local restaurants, beer, wine and
Spring Sangria!  Also a Chinese auction, 50.50 raffle; and music by Steve Archdeacon. We have been working with Long Islanders and
their animals for over 40 years.
Ticket Price is $50 per person

Our mission: To promote respect for all animals; provide animal welfare education; Re-home senior/medically needy animals and Help senior citizens care for their pets.

  Don't forget to visit our
Adoption Corner

April 11th is National Pet Day,
go adopt and celebrate
with your new pet!  

Click to learn more & register:

Pet, Pet Related & Nature Events For Long Island, NYC, NJ, PA & CT & now Nationwide!  
Fundraiser at Village Idiot Oakdale
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 
7pm - 10pm    
1487 Montauk Hwy,
Oakdale, NY 11769

Come down and enjoy Long Island's best brews to help raise money for the animals awaiting adoption at Islip Animal Shelter. The party starts at 7pm and goes until closing. There will be $4.00 Fire Island Beers, $5.00 all other beers. $5.00 appetizers too!  Ricky Roche will be performing acoustic covers to your listening pleasure.  A $10.00 donation is suggested. We'll have raffles and giveaways, merchandise for you and your pets, and more! Come down and have some fun with us! April 5th, Village Idiot Oakdale, 1487 Montauk Highway, Oakdale. Click here for more info. 

Forgotten Friends of Long Island Easter Bunny Brunch
Saturday, April 8, 2017 
10am - 1pm 
Clubhouse at Merrick Golf Course
2550 Clubhouse Rd
Merrick, NY 11566

Raffles, Buffet Brunch, Easter Lily Plant Sale, and more, fun for the whole family!
Don't forget your camera and Seats are limited! Advance reservations ONLY, no payment at the door. Payment can be made at:  Please email or call (516) 719-0808 with any questions.  $10.00 per child, $15.00 per adult, people only please! 

Forgotten Friends of Long Island Psychic Medium and Buffet Dinner
Saturday, April 8, 2017 
6:30pm - 10pm 
Clubhouse at Merrick Golf Course
2550 Clubhouse Rd
Merrick, NY 11566  

Doors open at 6:30pm, Readings begin at 7:30pm. $40.00 per person Includes buffet dinner, dessert and beverages, wine will be available for purchase. 50/50, Chinese Auction, and more!  Please email or call (516) 719-0808with any questions.  Very limited seating, NO walk-ins will be accepted
To pre-register for this event, visit

Easter Adoption Event
Saturday, April 8, 2017 
10am - 1pm 
Elmhurst Animal Care Center
850 Riverside Drive
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Mark your calendars for Easter Adoption Event! Admission is free to attend, $5 pictures with the Easter Bunny, donation will go towards helping local animal rescues.  Bring the family, including your pets, for pictures with the Easter Bunny!  We'll have raffles, goodies, refreshments and pets available for adoption.  For more info click here.

Wag Hotels' 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs
Saturday, April 8, 2017 
12pm - 1:30pm
Old Speedway Meadow
371 Chain of Lakes Dr E
San Francisco, CA 94122

Bring your furry friend and join us for our 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs to benefit Family Dog Rescue! Enjoy finger foods and local vendors while your dog sniffs out eggs filled with tasty treats and valuable prizes. Don't forget your camera for photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny! Dogs and children(under 12) enter for FREE!  12-12:30pm: Check-in, 1pm ON THE DOT: Egg Hunt
1:30pm: Raffle.  $15 per person, 100% of proceeds will be donated to Family Dog Rescue. Help support this pawesome cause and have fun in the process! The event will occur rain or shine!  For more info click here.

ARF's Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 9, 2017 
11am - 12:30pm 
ARF's Adoption Center
124 Daniels Hole Road
Wainscott, NY 11975

Join us at the ARF Adoption Center, 124 Daniels Hole Road, Wainscott from 11am-12:30pm for crafts, refreshments and an Easter Egg Hunt for kids and their K9 companions! Plus meet the cats and dogs available for adoption. The Easter Egg Hunts starts at 11:30am. Find the Golden Egg and win a basket courtesy of Harbor Books in Sag Harbor. Please bring your own Easter Basket to collect eggs. More info click here or call 631.537.0400 x203.

Upcoming Featured Event!

Pet Industry 101: Thinking about Becoming a Pet Professional? Not sure where to start or what pet career will suit you?
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 
6:30pm - 9pm 
Entrepreneur Center
1800 Walt Whitman Road, Suite 155
Melville, NY 11747

This event is perfect for new or aspiring pet professionals!  At our 1st event we are thrilled to have Robyn Elman, President of In Home Pet Services, Inc., a franchise Pet Sitting Company with 13 locations!  Robyn started her business from scratch and you will learn about her experience and how she when from being a Zoologist (3 years), Pet Retail Store Manager (4 years), Pet CPR & First Aid instructor (10 years) and owning her own pet sitting company for nearly 15 years.  

Robyn will answer many questions you may have and help you figure out what pet career path may be good for you as well as give insider tips, information and education about starting your own business.  And help you figure out what may suit you best, or how to figure that out!

American Pet Professionals founder and President, Nancy Hassel, will also be speaking and helping guide aspiring pet professionals throughout the event, and speaking about her journey from a TV producer to running a national organization and business in the pet industry!

If you need help figuring out what pet career is right for you?
Whether you want to be a:  Retail Store Owner? Groomer? Veterinarian? Pet Sitter? Animal Rescuer? Pet Photographer? Pet Product Manufacturer? Dog Trainer? Pet Blogger? Doggie Day Care owner?  Then this is the event for YOU!  We are excited to HELP you figure out which direction you want to go in! 

Learn about the industry from successful pet business experts!
Get guidance, instructions, motivation  and information on how to get started in this incredible industry!  For more info and to register, limited seating left,
click here
or call (631) 446-1105.  

Tell them you heard about it from American Pet Professionals Newsletter!
Adoption Corner!
Almond, a young female cat, was rescued by Pets Alive from a horrific hoarding situation in June 2015. Sadly, we had to remove one of her eyes as it was badly infected. She has adjusted well and is ready for her forever home. While she's been here for almost 2 years, she is hopeful someone will come along and open up their hearts and take her home.
Pets Alive
363 Derby Road
Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 386-9738
Please meet the adorable Hannah! This pint-size package of cuteness was saved from the BACC.  Hannah had been picked up as a stray in Brooklyn, and it appeared she had recently had a litter. No puppies were found so apparently she was no longer needed and was discarded like yesterday's newspaper. Although at a petite 35lbs she looks like a pup ~ she is a young lady approximately 4+ years old, sweet and playful, and can be with other respectful dogs (meet and greet necessary). What a lovely little flower she is! To meet this precious doll; call or email.

Forgotten Friends of Long Island

4 East Village Green (behind the East Village Green AH ~ in the basement)
Levittown, NY 11756  (516) 719-0808
Lisette is as pretty and as lithe as her name would imply. She is a young cat that came in as a rescue; a bit shy at first but with patience and love, she will slowly warm up and reward you with her affection. She showers her best buddy Smokey with all the attention he can endure! He's as big as she's petite; this odd couple eats, sleeps, cuddles and plays together. The two are almost inseparable. If you are considering adopting Lisette and have room in your home and heart for a bonded pair - these two are it.

Forgotten Friends of Long Island

4 East Village Green (behind the East Village Green AH ~ in the basement)
Levittown, NY 11756  (516) 719-0808
Tallulah is one beautiful, glamorous lady. Pulled by Forgotten Friends from the local shelter, and currently in a foster home perfecting her adoption skills. Tallulah would love to be your one & only. Now that Tallulah knows how great having a home & a loving family (or person) can be, she is patiently waiting to give all her affection to the right person. This lovely, large mixed breed is about 3-4 years old, trained, microchipped, up to date on all immunizations and ready to go home. Please contact Forgotten Friends to meet this sweet girl.

Forgotten Friends of Long Island
4 East Village Green (behind the East Village Green AH ~ in the basement)
Levittown, NY 11756  (516) 719-0808

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(No personally owned pets!)

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