2013 Animal League America Celebrity Gala on Friday, November 22nd

Via http://www.animalleague.org

Via http://www.animalleague.org

One of the biggest and most glamorous pet charity events is happening on Friday, November 22nd in new York City. It’s the 2013 Animal League America Celebrity Gala, chaired by Beth and Howard Stern, with guest of honor Rachael Ray, and a performance by Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks.

Money raised will go towards a new state-of-the-art Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption & Wellness Center at the North Shore Animal League, the largest no-kill shelter in the country. Felines you say…isn’t this a dog site? Yes, but at DogSpin we appreciate rescuing cats as well, AND by opening this feline center it opens up a lot more room to rescue dogs in the current shelter facility at North Shore Animal League. The feline center will be 14,000 square feet, have cage-free and outdoor surroundings, exam rooms, an adoption facility, a 24 hour nursery and a Respiratory Ward, Surgical Suite & Recovery Room. Sounds pretty amazing.

The gala event takes place at the Waldorf Astoria, with the red carpet and cocktails at 7pm, and then the program, dinner and then dancing starts at 8pm. More info and tickets at www.animalleague.org/events-news/events/animal-league-celebrity-gala.html.

East Village entrepreneur creates glove shaped dog Poop Mitts

poop mittsAfter years of fumbling with different bags and solutions for picking up dog waste, East Village entrepreneur Pablo Galarza created glove shaped Poop Mitts, with a thumb and all, to make the task a bit easier.

“I’ve literally tried every type of bag to pick up dog waste and I found having access to your thumb really helps,” says Pablo Galarza.

We tried them for a week and it’s definitely true that the opposable thumb really helps out for picking up dog poop. However somewhat different than other bags, we found it easier to throw away the poop and then the glove rather than taking the glove off with the poop still in your hand, because the width of the glove does not easily get around a larger poop pile when taking it off to throw it away. Overall they are really on to something here.

They have been giving out free samples, so check their Twitter for that. You can also buy some yourself at http://shop.puppydogproducts.com/main.sc.