Friday, April 19, 2019

GREENMARKET AT BARTEL-PRITCHARD SQUARE WILL BE OPEN ON SUNDAYS, STARTING IN MAY


The greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sundays, starting on May 5th and ending on December 22nd. The Sunday hours are in addition to the year-round Wednesday hours from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Among the goods sold will be fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables, beef, pork, chicken, wild-caught fish and shellfish, eggs, herbs, breads, pastries, jams, and flowers.

Pay for your purchases with cash, SNAP/EBT, debit cards, credit cards, WIC, Senior FMNP coupons, and Health Bucks. For every $5 that SNAP/EBT users spend, they get a $2 bonus--a Health Buck coupon--to purchase additional fresh fruits and vegetables.

Food scrap and clothing are no longer collected at this greenmarket. 

Location
Bartel-Pritchard Square
Prospect Park West at 15th Street
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn (on the border of Park Slope)
map

NEXT WEEK'S PARKING RULES



Alternate side of the street parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended from Thursday through Saturday, April 25th through 27th, for Holy Thursday (Orthodox), Good Friday (Orthodox,) and Passover (7th and 8th days). All other regulations, including the ones for parking meters, will remain in effect.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

POSTPONED: KITTENS GALORE AT SEAN CASEY ANIMAL RESCUE



Update:
postponed because of weather conditions;
new date to be decided

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Kitten Shower
Saturday, April 20th, noon to 3:00 p.m.

April through late autumn is kitten season, a time when the feline birth rate is high. During these months, lots of kittens are brought to Sean Casey Animal Rescue (SCAR); for the first eight weeks of their lives, the kittens need foster parents.

At SCAR's Kitten Shower, you can enjoy treats, games and prizes, and a fun photo booth while you see if you connect with a kitten you'd like to bring home, feed, and love until it's old enough to be adopted.

If you're interested in fostering a kitten, you can learn more at the Kitten Shower. Or you can send an e-mail to foster @ nyanimalrescue.org.

If you bring a donation to the Kitten Shower from SCAR's Amazon Wishlist, you'll be helping to provide the essentials that foster parents need to properly take care of kittens from the time they're born until they're about eight weeks old.


About Sean Casey Animal Rescue 
Sean Casey Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill shelter specializing in the rescue, rehabilitation, and placement of dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, and small mammals.

Location
Sean Casey Animal Rescue
153 E. 3rd Street
between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue
Windsor Terrace - Kensington, Brooklyn
(718) 436-5163 
info @ nyanimalrescue.org
http://nyanimalrescue.org
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/NY637.html 

WINNING PROJECTS IN PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING VOTE IN COUNCILMEMBER BRAD LANDER'S DISTRICT




 

City Council District 39's 2019 Winning Projects


Expense Projects
  • Trash Bins for Clean Streets, district-wide (4,181 votes)
  • Diaper Changing Stations for Parks & Playgrounds, nine locations around the district (2,214 votes)
  • Sewing Circles for Survivors of Domestic Violence, led by Sakhi for South Asian Women, Kensington (2,176 votes)
  • Train Spanish-Speaking Teens to Be Educators, led by One World Project, Windsor Terrace (1,977 votes)
  • Bilingual Mental Health First Aid Training, led by Muslims Thrive, Kensington (1,892 votes)
 Descriptions of the Expense Projects are at https://pbnyc39.com/2019-expense-projects.

Capital Projects
  • "Down Payment" on Elevator at 7th Avenue F and G Subway Station, Park Slope (3,958 votes)
  • P.S. 58: Make Greener, Safer, Improved Play Yard, Carroll Gardens (3,272 votes)
  • P.S. 130: New Flooring for Safer Environment, Windsor Terrace (3,052 votes)
  • M.S. 51: New All-Gender Bathrooms & Water Fountains, Park Slope (2,880 votes)
 Descriptions of the Capital Projects are at https://pbnyc39.com/2019-capital-projects/.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

CLOTHES, BOOKS, TOYS, AND MORE FOR SALE AT THE FLEA MARKET / BOOK SALE / PLANT SALE


Flea Market and Book Sale (and Plant Sale)
Sunday, May 5th, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

A flea market and book sale (and plant sale) will be held at the P.S. 130 Lower School on Sunday, May 5th, from 9:00 am. to 2:00 p.m.

The P.S. 130 PTA's fourth annual Flea Market and Book Sale is open to the public. It'll feature
  • gently-used baby and children’s clothes, shoes, and gear,
  • books for both kids and adults,
  • toys, games, and puzzles,
  • household goods, including small appliances,
  • home d├ęcor,
  • sporting goods,
  • accessories, and
    plants (herbs and annuals).

Donated items are welcome. Bring them to the back door of 70 Ocean Parkway on Saturday, May 4th, between 9:00 a.m. and noon. Adult clothes, children’s underwear and socks, bulky items, or i
tems that are broken or are missing parts can't be accepted. All items should be clean, in good shape, and free of stains and rips.


Location
P.S. 130 Lower School
70 Ocean Parkway
between Caton Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway
Windsor Terrace - Kensington, Brooklyn
 

Monday, April 15, 2019

PARKING RULES AFFECTED BY THIS WEEK'S HOLIDAYS



Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended from Thursday through Sunday, April 18th through 21st, for Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the first and second days of Passover.

All other regulations, including those for parking meters, will remain in effect.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

ONLINE BIDDING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR P.S. 130 PTA'S ANNUAL SPRING AUCTION


News from the P.S. 130 PTA:
The P.S. 130 PTA is holding its 9th Annual Spring Auction on Saturday, April 13th. Bidding is open to the public and is entirely online at https://tinyurl.com/130springauction2019. Bidding will end promptly at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13th.

P.S. 130 is a special school--it is both academically robust and incredibly diverse. However, given the current state of funding for public education, fundraising efforts, such as this Auction on April 13th, go a long way to ensuring the continued success of P.S. 130's programs, including author visits, Chess in the School, and recess coaches.
 
The auction features nearly 300 items, including
  • Disney Park Hopper Tickets;
  • sleepaway camps, like Pocono Springs and Camp Ballibay;
  • local camps, like Aviator, Barking Cat, IRT’s Summer Drama Program, and Kids in the Game;
  • Broadway and Off Broadway shows, including Aladdin, Frozen, Long Lost, and Make Believe;
  • unique experiences, such as an exclusive tour of Jim Henson’s creature shop, a Marc Maron WTF Podcast gift set that includes the opportunity to sponsor an episode, and VIP tickets to the Late Show with Stephen Colbert;
  • food and beverage deals to our favorite local restaurants;
  • countless classes and lessons for adults and children, including BAX, Blitz Dojo, Brooklyn Children’s Theatre, Brooklyn Robot Foundry, Brownstone Tutors, Camp Olympia, and Wingspan Arts; and
  • fine art, including a print and book from Hiroshi Sugimoto, a contemporary Japanese photographer whose esoteric practice explores memory and time.
Thank you,
 
--

Lisa

Lisa Jackson Zelznick
PS 130 PTA Co-President with Ashley Kreamer Colao
Please “like” our “PS 130 PTA” Facebook page
follow us on Twitter + Instagram @ps130PTA
Navigate to Amazon from ps130pta.com to earn us $ rewards

66TH PRECINCT COMMUNITY COUNCIL PUBLIC MEETING THIS WEEK (KENSINGTON, BOROUGH PARK, AND MIDWOOD)

66th Precinct Community Council Monthly Public Meeting
Thursday, April 11th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

The public can report crimes and other policing matters in Kensington, Borough Park, and Midwood at the upcoming 66th Precinct Community Council meeting.


The 66th Precinct's commanding officer, Captain David Wall, will update residents on recent crimes in those neighborhoods, but the input of people who live within the boundaries of the precinct is also essential.

At the meeting, the public can learn about the various programs available to the community through the precinct.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 11th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. It's free, and it's open to the public.

Boundaries of the 66th Precinct:


The purpose of the 66th Precinct Community Council is to provide the critical interface between citizens and police through regular monthly meetings. Meetings are normally held on the third Thursday of the month, from September through June. The Community Council does not meet in July or August.

Meeting location
Community Board 12 Office
5910 13th Avenue
between 59th and 60th streets
Borough Park, Brooklyn
(map)

To get to the meeting, take the B16 bus to 13th Avenue at 56th Street and walk three blocks along 13th Avenue to 59th Street. To return home, take the B16 on 14th Avenue (schedule).

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Contact information for the 66th Precinct:
phone: (718) 851-5611
5822 16th Avenue
between 58th and 59th streets
Borough Park, Brooklyn
e-mail: 66precinctcc @ gmail.com
website: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/bureaus/patrol/precincts/66th-precinct.page
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYPD66Pct or @66precinctcc


Thursday, April 4, 2019

AGENDA FOR COMMUNITY BOARD 7 MONTHLY MEETING (WINDSOR TERRACE AND SUNSET PARK)


Community Board 7 Monthly Public Meeting
Wednesday, April 17th, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The regular monthly public meeting of Community Board 7 will be held on Wednesday, April 17th, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the board office.

Board meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are given two opportunities to speak during the meeting (items 7 and 14 on the agenda below).

This is the proposed agenda:

1.    The Pledge of Allegiance
2.    Opening of the meeting
3.    Adoption of the agenda
4.    Adoption of the Minutes of the Board Meeting of February 20, 2019
5.    Adoption of the Minutes of the Board Meeting of March 20, 2019
6.    Presentation: N.Y.C. Emergency Management about the C.E.R.T. Program
7.    Public Comment
8.    Committee Reports:
    A)    Ad Hoc Committee on Census 2020 (No Vote Required)
       1)    Deep dive into census data
       2)    April 1 – Census day of action
    B)    Membership & Attendance Committee (Vote Required)
        1)    Review of Ms. Mitaynes' Complaint
        2)    Review of Ms. Ruiz' Complaint
        3)    Response from Mr. T. Murphy
    C)    Personnel/Internal Budget Committee (No Vote Required)
       1)    Personnel updates and next steps
       2)    Internal budget updates and next steps
    D)    Public Safety Committee (Vote Required)
       1)   New liquor license application for Sheryll Princess CG 539238 operating at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, Pier 4 located at 80 58th Street
       2)   New liquor license application for JS Entertainment Inc. located at 317-319 39th Street
    E)    Transportation Committee (No Vote Required)
        1)   Presentation by NYC Economic Development Corporation on the Sunset Park Infrastructure project
9.      Elected Officials/Representatives
10.    District Manager's Report
11.    Chairperson's Report
12.    Old Business
13.    New Business
14.    Public Comment
15.    Adjournment



Location
Community Board 7 Office
4201 4th Avenue
entrance on 43rd Street
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

phone: (718) 854-0003
fax: (718) 436-1142
communityboard7 @ yahoo.com
website: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/brooklyncb7/index.page

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brooklyn-Community-Board-7/195263140637225

Monday, April 1, 2019

BENGALI NEW YEAR CELEBRATION AT AVENUE C PLAZA IS FOR EVERYONE


Bengali New Year Celebration
Saturday, April 13th, noon to 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate Bengali New Year 1426, whether you're Bengali or not. The day will feature Kids' Entertainment, Face Painting, Magic, Cotton Candy, a Kids' Contest, Dress as a Bangladeshi, Rickshaw Ride, Rally with Boishakhi Masks, and a Performance.

Everyone is invited to join the celebration.

Schedule of Events

  • Noon: kids’ face painting, magic show
  • 1 p.m.: "Dress as a Bangladeshi" contest
  • 2 p.m.: performances: live band plus Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts (BIPA), South Asian Cultural Collective
  • 2 p.m.: rickshaw rides
  • 4 p.m.: rally gathering
  • 4:15 p.m.: speakers
  • 4:30 p.m.: rally starts with Fogo Azul, NYC, an all-women drum band, leading masked celebrants in a walk around the Avenue C Plaza area.

Location
Avenue C Plaza
Avenue C at McDonald Avenue
Kensington, Brooklyn

Saturday, March 30, 2019

WINDSOR TERRACE WILL HOST THE 72ND PRECINCT COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING



72nd Precinct Community Council Public Meeting
Tuesday, April 9th, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

At the 72nd Precinct Community Council's monthly meetings with the public, residents and police officers discuss past crimes and what the precinct is doing to prevent future crimes. Learn what types of crime have been taking place, their frequency, and why they happen.

Members of the public are invited to voice their concerns about crime and tell officers what's on their minds: armed robberies, rape and other forms of sexual assaults, home break-ins, burglaries in local stores, bank robberies, drivers who are speeding or breaking other laws, stolen bicycles, package theft, and any other crimes.

Windsor Terrace and Sunset Park lie within the boundaries of the 72nd Precinct. Everyone who lives or works within those boundaries is invited to attend Community Council meetings. Contact the Community Affairs officers at (718) 965-6326 if you have any questions.


The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 9th, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the Marian Center of Immaculate Heart of Mary Rectory.

Meetings of the 72nd Precinct Community Council typically take place on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.


Location
Marian Center
Immaculate Heart of Mary Rectory
2805 Fort Hamilton Parkway
between E. 4th and E. 5th streets
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

Friday, March 29, 2019

UPDATED: GIRL SCOUT COOKIE FINAL OUTDOOR SALE


UPDATE: The sale will start at 2:30 and end at 4:30 because of rain.

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Last chance to buy the many delicious types of Girl Scout cookies in Windsor Terrace! The last outdoor sale of the season will be held this Sunday, March 31st, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The scouts will be outside of Walgreens/Windsor Farms at 589 Prospect Avenue, between 10th and 11th avenues, in Windsor Terrace.

Girl Scout Troop 2267 will be selling Savannah Smiles, Do-si-dos, Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, and Tagalongs for $5.00 per box and Girl Scout S'mores and Toffee Tastic (gluten free) for $6.00 per box.


If necessary, a rain date will be announced.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

F TRAIN CHANGES AT CHURCH AVENUE THIS WEEKEND


Due to track maintenance from Friday, March 29th, at 9:45 p.m. to Monday, April 1st, at 5:00 a.m., F train service between Church Avenue and Stillwell Avenue in Brooklyn will be replaced by free shuttle buses.

F trains will run between 179th Street and Church Avenue.
 

Shuttle buses will run between Church Avenue and Stillwell Avenue*, stopping at Ditmas Avenue, 18th Avenue, Avenue I, Bay Parkway, Avenue N, Avenue P, Kings Highway, Avenue U, Avenue X, Neptune Avenue, and West 8th Street.

Transfer between F trains and shuttle buses at Church Avenue.

For direct service between Coney Island and Manhattan/Downtown Brooklyn, take the D, N, or Q trains instead.


Transfer at Stillwell Avenue between the D, N, or Q and a shuttle bus or at West 8th Street between the Q and a shuttle bus.


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

AIR YOUR GARBAGE COMPLAINTS AT THE ANA MEETING


Albemarle Neighborhood Association Community Meeting
Thursday, March 28th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Two guest speakers are scheduled to appear at next week's meeting of the Albemarle Neighborhood Association (ANA):
Michael Garrison from The Bureau of Community Affairs, New York City Department of Sanitation, and Claire M. Harding-Keefe, LMSW, Senior Vice President, Homeless and Family Support Services, CAMBA, Inc. 

All Kensington residents, whether or not they're members of ANA, are invited to attend and participate in this free meeting. 

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 28th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Flatbush Jewish Center.

As usual, Foodtown and ANA will provide free refreshments.

Meeting location 
Flatbush and Shaare Torah Jewish Center 
Hanid Room
327 E. 5th Street 
at the corner of Church Avenue 
Kensington, Brooklyn 

Enter the synagogue via the ramp on E. 5th Street. Use the stairs or the wheelchair-accessible elevator to go down to the basement to the Hanid Room.

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About Albemarle Neighborhood Association

Albemarle Neighborhood Association (ANA) is the oldest neighborhood association in Brooklyn. Since its founding in 1973, it has worked to advance Kensington's quality of life.


ANA's meetings are free and are open to the public.

Meetings provide a place for Kensington's residents to address safety, security, and quality of life issues. ANA helps create a safe and stable neighborhood by working closely with its members, other neighborhood residents, city agencies, and elected officials to address key issues.

DANGEROUS INTERSECTION IS ON THE AGENDA FOR COMMUNITY BOARD 12 MARCH MEETING


Community Board 12 Public Meeting
Tuesday, March 26th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Community Board 12 (representing Kensington, Borough Park, and Midwood) will hold its monthly public meeting tonight, Tuesday, March 26th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The board's monthly meetings are open to the public.

Unfortunately, CB 12 doesn't e-mail us the agenda until the day of the meeting, so here it is now. The e-mail opens with the salutation "Dear Board Members, Elected Officials, & Interested Parties."

Agenda for the March 26th meeting
  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Public Session
  3. Chairman's Remarks - Yidel Perlstein
  4. District Manager's Remarks - Barry Spitzer
  5. DOT Presentation of the Ocean Parkway, Church Avenue & Prospect Expressway Intersection Safety Improvements
  6. Adoption of February Minutes
  7. Old Business
  8. New Business
  9. Attendance
  10. Adjourn

During the public comment period at the beginning of the meeting (agenda item 2), you can speak about any concerns, questions, solutions, needs, or problems that you'd like the community board to address. To do so, arrive at the meeting before 7:00 p.m. and sign up to speak. You'll have only three minutes to present your topic.

Some issues you may be concerned about are

  •     pedestrian safety,
  •     traffic congestion,
  •     housing,
  •     land use and zoning,
  •     construction sites,
  •     outdoor lighting,
  •     potholes,
  •     sanitation,
  •     libraries,
  •     crime,
  •     police presence,
  •     graffiti,
  •     social services,
  •     rodents,
  •     trash collection,
  •     public litter baskets, and
  •     street and sidewalk conditions.


General meetings of Community Board 12 are normally held on the fourth Tuesday of the month, from September through June, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Every neighborhood in New York City is represented by an all-volunteer community board, which serves as the neighborhood's liaison to city agencies. Board members are appointed by the neighborhood's city councilperson and the borough president.

Community Board 12's committees are

  •         Planning, Zoning Variances and City Map
  •         Education, Library, Cultural Affairs
  •         Sanitation & Environmental Protection
  •         Fire, Safety & Police
  •         Health & Social Services
  •         Housing & Buildings
  •         Legislation
  •         Parks, Capital Projects & Site Selection
  •         Transportation & Franchises
  •         Youth & Community Development


Meeting Location
Amico Senior Center
5901 13th Avenue, 3rd floor
corner of 59th Street
Borough Park, Brooklyn

Enter the building on 59th Street. The meeting room is accessible by elevator.

Community Board 12's office is at 5910 13th Avenue.
phone: (718) 851-0800
fax: (718) 851-4140
e-mail: bk12 @ cb.nyc.gov

https://twitter.com/BrooklynCB12
https://www.facebook.com/BkCB12


70TH PRECINCT COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING (MIDWOOD, FISKE TERRACE, DITMAS PARK, AND PROSPECT PARK SOUTH)


70th Precinct Community Council Meeting
Wednesday, March 27th, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Join the Commanding Officer of the 70th Precinct, Neighborhood Officers (NCOs), and Community Affairs Officers and your neighbors, public officials, and more and the precinct's monthly public meeting.

Discuss key safety and security issues affecting our lives and our communities. Get important safety information regarding the approaching holidays. Meet the cops who patrol your neighborhood. Express your concerns, complaints, and compliments. Participate in the discussion and get answers to your questions.

The 70th Precinct covers Midwood, Fiske Terrace, Ditmas Park, and Prospect Park South.

Meeting location
ADAPT Community Network
175 Lawrence Avenue
between Ocean Parkway and Seton Place
across from the precinct
Brooklyn, New York

Monday, March 25, 2019

CRAFT FAIR AND FLEA MARKET PLANNED


Spring Craft Fair and Flea Market
Sunday, May 5th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Support local artists, craftspeople, and rummage sellers by shopping at Flatbush Jewish Center’s Spring Craft Fair and Flea Market. The event will take place on Sunday, May 5th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Center is looking for craftspeople and rummage sellers to sell their wares at the combination craft fair and flea market.


The rummage sale will take place in the Center's large outdoor space and the craft fair will be inside. But if there's rain that day, the vendors will be on both the ground floor and the 2nd floor.

Click here for the application/contract for vendor space and the payment form.

Location
Flatbush Jewish Center
327 E. 5th Street
corner of Church Avenue
Kensington, Brooklyn

Friday, March 22, 2019

FOUR DOGS AND A CAT BADLY NEED DENTAL SURGERY


What We Need:
We rescued several dogs and cats who are in need of dental surgeries due to severe dental disease. Dental surgery is expensive and with several animals needing it at the same time the costs have become overwhelming. 
How You Can Help:
We are asking our friends to please make a donation today to help cover the cost of these surgeries. No donation is too small so please give whatever you can and share our appeal for help.
We'd like to introduce the precious animals your donation will directly benefit..
Bambi:
Unwanted by her previous owner she was given away to a stranger at a dog park. The Good Samaritan took Bambi and brought her to us. This tiny 10+ year old sweetheart was emaciated due to a parasitic infection, which we treated. Most of her teeth are missing but the ones that remain are rotted and need to be removed so Bambi can continue to regain her health and be adopted into a loving forever home. Please help Bambi get the surgery she needs!

TeeTee and Dolce:
TeeTee and Dolce came to us after their owner was, sadly, committed to a mental hospital. Family members were unable to take them in. Unfortunately it was apparent that they weren't receiving proper care for quite some time. TeeTee and Dolce were in rough shape when they first arrived and both are in need of dental surgery to remove their rotted teeth. They are so friendly and sweet and we would love to see them adopted instead of waiting for surgery at the shelter. Will you help us make it happen?

Angel:
Angel will celebrate her 12th birthday this year and we want her to be SCAR Grad when she does. She was transferred to us from Animal Care Centers of NYC after being found as a stray. Angel's teeth are in very bad shape and she will most likely need all of them removed. Please help us make Angel's next birthday her best one yet!

Bella:
Bella is our 2-year-old Domestic Longhair mix. Bella originally came to us skinny, feral, and had to have one eye removed because it was so badly infected. Bella has been making a lot of progress since being with us but sadly she is suffering from stomatitis and she needs to have all her teeth removed. She has already been through so much and we really want to see her thrive in a loving home. We know you want the best for her too. 
DONATE
Please consider making a donation to get these precious animals the dental care they need so they can find their forever homes. 

Together we can get them the second chance they deserve <3 span="">

Thank you from Bambi, TeeTee, Dolce, Angel, Bella and all of us at SCAR! 
Sean Casey Animal Rescue
donate@nyanimalrescue.org
www.nyanimalrescue.org