Let one of these rescue friends put a smile on your face | Adopt a pet, Jan. 9-10 – SILive.com

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Many believe that cats enjoy solitude. But no two are alike. Some prefer to be cuddled more than being alone.

Unlike other animals, veterinarians say cats can spend up to 24 hours alone if they have fresh water, fresh food and clean litter. (This does not hold true for kittens or senior cats, however.)

Your veterinarian can help you make the right decision about how long you can leave your cat alone. Its always best to leave them with a pet sitter or have someone who can help in emergencies.

Holly is up for adoption! Contact Louie's Legacy for more information.

We have lots of adoptable animals to share with you this week: Kittens, senior cats and a bunch of pups. All are looking for a home and, most importantly, love.

GOOD NEWS

Have you heard the story about a homeless man who risked his life to save several animals from a burning house? Without a second thought, he and his dog saved several animals from peril. Check out his story here and learn how to help.

ADOPTION EVENTS

Thanks to the volunteers who are devoted to helping these animals get adopted by loving families like you. It takes a significant amount of time and dedication to volunteer at the animal rescues listed below.

Before adopting a new fur friend, volunteers organize pet events every week in and around the borough, send out announcements, hold fundraisers, help with supplies, clean cages, feed animals, make sure a pets medical needs are attended to and so much more. All of this is done without pay, all for love, and behind the scenes.

If youre unable to adopt, please consider volunteering, donating or fostering, or sharing this page with someone who can.

Upcoming pet events in and around the borough are listed below, along with local places to eat with your dog and dog-friendly parks on Staten Island. Click through the photos above to meet the adorable dogs and cats up for adoption this weekend.

Jan. 9

Jan. 10

GIFTS FOR ANIMAL LOVERS

Stellar Villa is a New York City-based artist who recently raised over $11,500 for pet shelters after she single-handedly created 1,252 custom pieces of art of peoples pets over the course of 21 days. Now, she is working to create ongoing partnerships with local animal shelters to continue raising money. If youre looking for a gift for a dog lover, check out Stellars work.

EVERY TUESDAY

Flagships Dog Club is temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Do you love dogs? Do you love beer? Then fetch a cold one at the Flagship Brewing Co.s Dog Club. The club will meet every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Flagship Brewery taproom, 40 Minthorne St. off Bay Street.

The Flagships Dog Club is for that special breed of dog and beer lovers who can bring their (well-behaved) pups to the meetings. Once a month, there will be a guest speaker to talk about their own specialty or knowledge regarding the welfare of their treasured, loyal friends.

For more information, visit Facebook.com/events/flagship-brewery/flagship-dog-club/395070034756747/ or call 718-448-5284.

ONGOING

1. Low-cost or free spay and neuter: The ASPCAs free and low-cost mobile spay and neuter van travels throughout the five boroughs in every neighborhood.

Low-income pet owners in the five boroughs with proof of public assistance, such as welfare, Medicaid, Medicare, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), disability, food stamps, TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) or public housing qualify for free spay/neuter services for their cat or dog. If you have a pit bull, pit-bull mix or certain large breed dogs, its also free.

For exact times the van will be in your area as well as pre-visit instructions, visit aspca.org/pet-care/spayneuter or call 877-SPAY-NYC (877-772-9692).

2. Apply for a dog license. Save time and postage by applying online. For an application or more information, visit nyc.gov/doglicense. View the flyer in the gallery above.

HOW TO CONTACT LOCAL RESCUE GROUPS

AL FRESCO DINING WITH YOUR DOG

Al fresco dining is temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Angelinas Ristorante, 339 Ellis St., Tottenville, 718-227-2900

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

Ciro Pizza Caf, 862 Huguenot Ave., Huguenot, 718-605-0620

Killmeyers Old 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

Call ahead for reservations. For more information, check out NYC Dogs in restaurant rules.

DOG-FRIENDLY PARKS

Allison Park, off-leash area, field at the end of the trail bordered by Prospect Avenue, Sailors Snug Harbor Cemetery, and the pond.

Amundsen Trail, off-leash area, between Amboy Road and Hylan Boulevard.

Arthur Von Briesen Park, off-leash area, lawn area, mid-park on the right side.

Bloomingdale Park, dog run, Maguire Avenue behind athletic fields closer to Ramona Avenue.

Clove Lakes Park, off-leash area, open field above picnic area near Royal Oak Road and Rice Avenue.

Clove Lakes Park, off-leash area, Brookside Avenue between Alpine Court and Kingsley Avenue (lawn area).

Cloves Tail Park, off-leash area, lawn area, corner of Victory Boulevard and Little Clove Road.

Conference House Park, dog run, Clermont Avenue and Massachusetts Street.

Cozzens Woods Park, off-leash area, Page Avenue between Hylan Boulevard and Amboy Road.

Crescent Beach Park, off-leash area, Tennyson Drive and Glover Avenue. Located at meadow area leading to beach.

Evergreen Park, off-leash area, Greaves Avenue and Evergreen Street.

Father Macris Park, off-leash area, lawn beyond ballfield.

Ida Court Playground dog run, Ida Court between North Railroad Street and Drumgoole Road East.

Lemon Creek Park, off-leash area, bottom of Seguine Avenue at Johnston Terrace; just below playground.

Siedenburg Park, off-leash area, Greaves Avenue and Evergreen Street.

Silver Lake Park, dog run, Victory Boulevard below the pavilion, across from the Parkview Apartments.

South Beach Park, off-leash area. Note: On sand after Labor Day and before Memorial Day.

Willowbrook Park, off-leash area, Archery Range Field.

Wolfes Pond Park, dog run, to left of Cornelia Avenue.

For more information with rules and regulations, visit nycgovparks.org/facilities/dogareas.

BEACHES AND BATHING FACILITIES

Dogs are not allowed to enter any bathing facilities, including New York City beaches. However, from Oct. 1 through May 1, leashed dogs are allowed on the sand and boardwalk at Midland Beach and South Beach.

Leashed dogs are allowed on the boardwalk/promenade at Midland Beach and South Beach.

For more information with rules and regulations, visit nycgovparks.org/facilities/dogareas.

PET POISON HELPLINES

If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, contact the Pet Poison hotline at 855-764-7661 or petpoisonhelpline.com, or contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435 or aspca.org.

As the seasons change, keep in mind the plants that are poisonous to animals: https://www.rover.com/blog/poisonous-plants/

TO REPORT ANIMAL CRUELTY

To report an incident of animal abuse, call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or visit http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

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

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