FIDO Contributes to Animal Rescue Groups.
In Prospect Park is pleased to announce that we are actively soliciting
rescue groups to be donation recipients for FIDO’s next fiscal year.
In order to qualify, groups must be/ submit the following:
- Proof of 501c3 tax exempt status
- Must serve Brooklyn’s animal community to some degree (group does not necessarily have to be based in Brooklyn)
submit a letter requesting donation funds. Said letter must include a
mission statement or description of what the group is trying to
- Any other supporting documents the group thinks useful to the submission
All decisions on whom and how much is given will be made by the FIDO Rescue Committee.
Please email all submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
FIDO welcomes your suggestions for other rescue groups deserving of support in the coming fiscal year.
Costs Of Owning A Pet
From The Money Geek...
Here a dose of reality that most of us never stopped to consider:
A Lost Dog's Owner
Before anything else, send your information to email@example.com
If you find a dog with tags that don’t include a
home phone/ address, call the veterinarian identified
on the rabies vaccination tag. The veterinarian should
be able to identify the owner by the rabies tag number.
If the dog has no tags, there
is a good possibility that the dog may be microchipped.
Most vets have the facility to scan the dog between its shoulder blades
to see if it can be identified. This service is not terribly expensive,
painless - often as little as $35 which includes the registration
number by which you are contacted. Chip must be registered though (often neglected).
Try looking for a tattoo, usually on
the inside of the right back leg – you may need
to part the fur on some dogs, and even shave a patch
to read a tattoo. Racing Greyhounds and some imported
dogs may have tattoos on their ears, so be sure to check
there, too. Tattoos normally identify either the pet
(and in the case of racing Greyhounds, age), or the registry.
the dog appears to have been lost recently, (healthy but panicked) try
walking around the neighborhood and asking if anyone recognizes it. It
may have slipped its collar only a few minutes ago and the owner is
actively looking for their pet, or perhaps doesn't realize it’s gone.
Dogs know whee they live so look for any reaction.
Post flyers in your neighborhood, at pet supply shops in and around
Prospect Park, and at your veterinarian’s office. Many veterinary
offices will take a description of the dog over the phone. Cast your
net wide as you can, because a lost dog may travel some distance.
If possible, posend an email to Fidolostdog@gmail.com.
We will repost to FIDO Facebook which in turn gets picked up by local rescue social media.
Local Groups Reuniting Lost Pets With Owners
Mayor's Alliance Lost Pet Registry
See below or register with the Mayor's Alliance "Lost pet registry" at
311. Animal Care Center volunteers scour neighborhood blogs and
postings to match lost & found pets. It really works.
The Animal Care Centers website (City shelteer system)
Volunteers now scan neighborhood blogs and postings to match up lost and found pets.
You can check lost/found listings most with photos. While this may
not be a complete listing of the animals in their care,
it may help an owner trying to find their dog in addition
to physically searching the shelters.
Another note: dogs
found as strays by the police in Brooklyn do not necessarily
go to the Brooklyn ACC. Lots of times police will make
the trip to the Manhattan ACC. Note - see the shelter
list at bottom of this page.
Lost & Found Pets Brooklyn
see their website
Craig's List Brooklyn
Often Craig's List has been helpful. Log in at: http://newyork.craigslist.org/search/laf
Purebred Lost Dogs
If the dog is a purebred, look to the web or the list below for a rescue organization
devoted to that breed - they may well be able to foster
the dog or find it a home. A great place to start is
AKC’s rescue page, which lists all AKC-recognized
breed rescue organization.
Unfortunately, many or most dogs found in Brooklyn are
abandoned, not lost. Sad to say no-kill shelters have
long waiting lists. While small dogs may be able to go
to a shelter like Bide-a-Wee,
larger dogs are harder for them to fit in. In any case,
you’ll have to hold the animal for ten days in order
to establish ownership before you surrender it.
Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to find a permanent
or foster home right away, but if not, the truth is that
you can expect to invest substantial time and money in
your rescue. If you’re unable to do that, you’ll
have to find a rescue organization or take the dog to to a city Animal
Care Center where the odds are pretty high that
the animal will be euthanized. If the dog is a pit bull
(or look-alike), those odds rise. Don’t blame the
ACC - blame the huge number of people who dump their
pets or don’t spay/neuter.
If you can’t keep the dog at home but want to place
it in a care facility, you might consider boarding. Kennels cost about
$20/day (less in the suburbs.) Look for a place that
has runs, smells clean, and offers ample visiting hours.
There is one other option. If you have a friend in the
suburbs who is willing to become the dog’s “owner,”
that person may be able to take the dog to a local shelter.
Conditions there may be better and the shelter may be
a no-kill, or at least have a longer waiting period than
The Good News is that dogs do find homes. Help
is out there. To make the dog more adoptable (because it’s the right thing to do) you should
take the animal to a veterinarian for an exam, shots,
and a spay/ neuter if necessary. Many veterinarians will
discount their fees for strays, especially if you have
other pets under their care. By all means ask.
Can't keep the dog yourself?
that it's perfectly acceptable to not want to take on an abandoned dog
for any reason. There's no need to say you haven't the room; your other
dog won't adjust; you can't afford double veterinary bills. Simply tell
people that you can't keep the dog but do make an effort to find a
foster/adoption opportunity. See local rescue organizations below...
are rescue organization who take in and foster abandoned dogs with the
hopes that they will eventually find a home for them.
Do offer a sizable donation - these organization always are short of funds. And they do good work!
To be adoptable, a dog must be housebroken. It helps
if the dog is trained to sit, down, stay and walk reasonably
on a lead. A book many people have found helpful, is
Carol Lea Benjamin’s, Second Hand Dog. If you can
spend the money, it certainly can’t hurt to attend
If the dog has more serious behavioral problems, in particular
aggression, you will either have to put in the work necessary
to make the dog manageable; find a home where the dog’s
problems are known and can be handled; or have the dog
euthanized. It may sound shocking that we say the latter,
but you really can’t foist the dog off onto an unsuspecting
person and hope everything will be okay. It probably
won’t be okay and someone including the dog, may
get badly hurt.
dog with problems may wind up going from home to home,
encountering progressively worse situations - a far cruel
ending than a quick painless death. But most behavior
problems are treatable... If you have a found dog with
behavior problems, please consult a trainer or behaviorist.
FIDO maintains a sponsored link (page left) which includes trainers. Or ask around...
You should also be aware that some behavior problems may
be linked to a health problem. Thyroid dysfunction, for
example, can be attributed to aggression and is easily
helped with daily, inexpensive medication. So be sure to
consult a veterinarian to rule out this and other contributing
always a good idea to make a suitable donation to the rescue
organization whether it is required or not. Most rescue organization
run at a deficit...
It's the right thing to do.
Local Rescue Organizations
Sean Casey Animal Rescue
Casey, Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator
155 E. 3rd Street (Between Fort Hamilton Pkway & Caton Ave)Brooklyn, NY
Phone: 718 436-7387
Also see: www.nyanimalrescue.org
adopt or volunteer some quality time with Sean's rescue animals. You
may even find exotic reptiles as well because Sean is also a city
designated reptile rescuer. Adoption charges include shots; chipping,
vet check & more. Pet foods and supplies are also on hand.
Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue
Saving badass dogs from idiot humans...
Founded by Eva Armstrong, Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue is a 501(c)3
non-profit, all volunteer network of rescuers, fosters and volunteers
who work together to rescue, rehabilitate and find homes for sweet,
loving, adoptable dogs from pounds in the rural south.
An all-volunteer, no-kill organization dedicated to the rescue, care,
and placement of the stray animals of New York City.
Foster Dogs NYC
Volunteers will try to match you up with someone who can do foster care.
Please submit this form: http://tinyurl.com/submitfdnyc
The Mayor's Alliance
The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, Inc. works with the City of New
York toward the day when no New York City dog or cat of reasonable
health and temperament is killed merely because he or she does not have
To achieve that goal, the Alliance, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit
corporation, has formed a public-private partnership with the City of
New York to develop creative solutions to deal with issues of animal
care and control in New York City. We are bringing together all
not-for-profit animal care groups, small and large, that are already
working effectively to place and/or spay and neuter New York City's
dogs and cats. Through our multi-year program, we will help these
groups work to their highest potential.
Animal Care Centers (City Animal Shelters)
All inquiries and requests for Field Operations
assistance (picking up stray or injured animals, trapped
animals, etc.), 8am - 8pm, M-F: (212) 788-4000 or call
As of 2012, they have voluneers who match found dogs with missing dog reports.
8am - 8pm seven days: (718) 272-7206
Pet for adoption - photos on view
8am - 8pm seven days: (212) 722-4939
8am - 4pm, Tues & Fri only
8am - 4pm, Wed & Thurs
Staten Island (718) 984-6643
212 876 7700
212 876 4120/ 4121
410 East 38th Street
212 532 4455
North Shore Animal League
Port Washington, NY 11050
The Humane Society of the United States
National Online Shelter
Weekly photographic updates of available dogs and
cats. Betty Saul's Petfinder.org will allow you to
access Bide-a-Wee, A.S.P.C.A. as well as Brooklyn's
The Senior Dogs Project
Looking Out for Older Dogs? "Blessed is the
person who has earned the love of an old dog." -
Sydney Jeanne Seward
cat group in Brooklyn, who will help people with stray
cat problems in their neighborhoods, and educate about
Trap, Neuter, and Return:
Brooklyn Animal Action
Rat Terrier Rescue
Italian Greyhound Place
Rescues, fosters, and re-homes Italian Greyhounds and Italian Greyhound mixes.
Irish Setter Rescue (NJ)
Pit Bull Rescue Central
Adopt a Greyhound
Long Island Greyhound Adoption
Spay & Neuter
in low cost services. With a staff of seven veterinarians, three vet
techs and volunteer adminstration, the Vet Mobile van is accessed
through the above link. Appointments are only required for elective
surgeries. Other medical issuues are triaged, first come, first served.
The ASPCA has a spay/neuter van that does low cost altering
around the 5 boroughs. For more info visit the ASPCA
Rescue Support Organizations
NY S.A.V.E, Inc., is a non-profit organization dedicated to the aid and
assistance of low-income pet owners residing in one of the five
boroughs of New York City, whose pet is in need of emergency veterinary
Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital is located inside the ASPCA’s New York
City headquarters at 424 East 92 Street. We are a premier
AAHA-certified, small animal, medical, surgical and emergency facility,
and have been providing high-quality specialized and general medicine
to public and shelter animals since 1912.