services 03.12.10

Getting a Pet
the skint

If you're thinking of adopting, a good place to do some research is the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals. Some other sources here:

Animal Care and Control
Animal Haven
Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition
A Cause for Paws
City Critters
Humane Society
Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals
Mighty Mutts
New Yorkers for Companion Animals
Stray from the Heart
Urban Cat League

We've written before about The Toby Project.The mission of this non-profit, started by Andrew Kaplan of City Veterinary Care, is to offer free spay/neuter services in the five boroughs via five mobile vans. The vans have begun serving NY neighborhoods, performing over 350 spay/neuters since launch. But the sad fact remains that 17,000 cats and dogs will be euthanized in city shelters this year since there are not enough homes to meet the demand. The Toby Project can use your help to reduce this appalling number. Read more about it here. If you can help, please make a donation here.

There's a splashy book party on March 30th for the new book Leashes and Lovers: What Your Dog Can Teach You About Love, Life, and Happiness, with a performance by Toby Lightman.

Today on Wish You Were Here:

skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious

Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.

view over 130 prints of heroes and monsters from 19th-century japanese artist utagawa kuniyoshi, still influential to today's anime artists [thru 6/13, free fridays 6-9pm, reg $12]

reception for winner of artists wanted's international self-portait competition, cheng-chang wu. open house gallery [fri 7-10pm, free (rsvp)]

bessie-award winning choreographer david neumann's advanced beginner group presents 'big eater' @ the kitchen [fri-sat 8pm: $15]

best documentary nominee 'the most dangerous man in america: daniel ellsberg and the pentagon papers' screens at leonard nimoy thalia [sunday 4, 8pm $11]

'the soup show' addresses the question 'how far has the women's movement moved us?' whilst ny neo-futurists perform naked in and around a giant pot of self-made soup. here arts center [thru 3/28 7pm, $18 (save $3 on shows thru 3/14 with code 'saysoup')]


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