Yesterday, this column featured the Long Island Pet Expo, which is coming to town this weekend. Today, the focus is on other weekend events around the Island for your dog-loving pleasure.
March 3 is Farmingdale Dog Park Petition Day. LI-DOG will be out looking to get as many signatures as possible in support of a dog park on part of the Allen Park expansion, in hopes of persuading the Town of Oyster Bay to make it happen. According to the latest LI-DOG newsletter, “There are already many competing ideas for using the 22-acre area, so if we want a dog park to be considered, dog owners need to show elected officials there’s LOTS of support for a dog park in the Allen Park expansion!”
Want to help? Here’s how:
- Sign the online petition if you’re a Town of Oyster Bay resident, here.
- Sign the paper petitions on Saturday morning at 10 AM at the Bagel Factory at 255 Airport Plaza shopping center or help get petitions signed. Email email@example.com for more info.
- Download copies of the petition and flyer to pass around to anyone who lives in the Town of Oyster Bay. Go to the Allen Park Expansion article on the LI-DOG website to download the files.
Also going on, throughout March, is Mutts for Butts, a fund-and-awareness raiser for the NY chapter of the Colon Cancer Alliance. This event will be held at the Hounds Town USA Port Jefferson location in support of a long-standing client who’s been battling this cancer for five years. All of the proceeds from Colon Cancer Awareness offerings (and a portion of all regular grooming proceeds as well) will be going to the CCA’s NY chapter.
Kayla Burlew, who organized the event, explains:
“Rose, her husband, Tom, and their dog, Molly, have been clients of Hounds Town in Port Jeff for about two and a half years now. They are the sweetest family and ARE a part of the Hounds Town family. Rose has been so strong through her battle and is such an inspiration. Even on her worst days, she says, ‘I may not feel well but I’m still here.’ When I discussed doing this fundraiser in her name, she was so touched and happy, she was about to cry. This only made my resolve to do this for her even stronger.”
She’s even got the Hounds Town USA staff’s support, as they’ll be dying portions of their hair blue–the official color of Colon Cancer Awareness Month.
You can get involved by bringing your dog in for doggie tattoos, nail paintings, and hair dying. There will also be pins and bracelets for sale. Prices range from $1-15 for services and goods, but all donations will be accepted and there are tax forms on-hand for anyone who would like to report this when they file next year.
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