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Animals Smoke the cat
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If you’ve ever lost a pet, you probably had feeling of panic and loss. We’re asking the Park Slope community to help Jim Greene find Smoke the cat. On July 27, Smoke the cat went missing from Sackett Street between 4th and 5th Avenues. Since then, Jim has been hard at work searching for him.…

Animals Photo by Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society
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Three adorable Juliana pigs are making their public debut at the Prospect Park Zoo, which has not previously exhibited pigs. The young trio, two males and one female, are siblings. Juliana pigs are the smallest breed of miniature pig, weighing less than 65 pounds as adults – a fraction of what a standard-sized breed would weigh.…

Animals Moth
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Drunk on light, moths gather frantically ’round the lights at night, which you’ve no doubt experienced during the summer on a local stoop or backyard. No one is quite sure why moths are so fixated, but regardless, thousands of “moth­ers” will be taking advantage of this tendency to find as many moths as they can…

Animals Photo by Danielle Marcello
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Now that we are in the heat of summer, it’s important to remember that we humans aren’t the only ones who have to worry about heat stroke and dehydration. Pets, particularly dogs, can suffer from heat stroke and dehydration when the temperatures get over 90 degrees. “We don’t see cats suffering from heat related conditions as…

Animals Doggie Spots on Union Street
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We were quite surprised and perplexed when we found these round disks of grass all along Union Street a couple of weeks ago. It turns out Union Street neighbor and gardener Jon Crow was fed up with dogs peeing on the trees and flowers on his block, so he built what he calls “Doggie Spots” and placed them…

Animals a brooklyn swallow
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Few birds have evoked as much wonder and respect from cultures around the world as swallows have. In medieval Europe, legend had it that swallows were harbingers of feast — or famine, if they’re not treated well. Native American legend said that the barn swallow brought fire to earth and that an angry god singed…

Animals Hanging with dog Hank Williams at Le Pain Quotidien. Photo by lalava.
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You are a signature away from being able to legally dine with your dog at outdoor and sidewalk cafes — as long as the bar or restaurant owner allows it — in New York State, thanks to the passage of Senate Bill 4327/Assembly Bill 5956, also known as the Dining With Dogs Bill. The bill…

Animals Photo by Lauren Gann
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“The cat was sitting outside welcoming guests!” says Lauren Gann, who shares this photo of Tiny, the resident greeter/bouncer at Community Bookstore. Take any photos in the neighborhood lately? Send them to editor@parkslopestoop.com, add them to the Park Slope Stoop Flickr group, or tag them #parkslope on Instagram, and we’ll post them here. Also, follow us on Twitter, Facebook,…

Animals fido pupnic in prospect park
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Local dog organization FIDO is hosting its annual Pupnic this Friday, May 15, providing pooches (and their owners) a chance to meet other pups and people while snacking in the park. The event is scheduled for 5pm until dusk at Prospect Park’s Nethermead, and neighbors are invited to bring some food for the potluck, as…

Animals We miss you and how much you loved playing in the snow, Sam!
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Local dog organization FIDO will be holding a gathering to celebrate the memories of our dearly departed dogs this weekend, and neighbors are invited to participate. This Saturday, May 2, just after the regular Coffee Bark, which is a monthly event where you can meet with other local dog owners during off-leash hours from 7-9am in…

Animals Miyagi. Photo by Park Slope for Pets.
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Finally, some warm weather! Don’t miss out on all the pawfection in Prospect Park now that spring is here. Here are some of the delightful Park Slope residents you might meet during your visits. TOBY Tobi is a 2-year-old Shih Tzu who will crawl right into your lap and stay there. (We certainly didn’t mind!)…

Animals Photo via Park Slope for Pets
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With beautiful spring weather finally hitting the Slope, it’s time to get out and get moving! Why go underground to travel when you could walk to where you’re going and get some fresh air (okay, sort of fresh air) and exercise? It’s proven that just a 10-minute walk can have lots of health benefits such…

Animals Photo by Danielle Marcello
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When it comes to relaxing, one neighborhood dog knows that napping in a cozy bed — under the covers, naturally — is the best way to go. Meet Rudy, the 2-year-old Dachsund who will happily sleep late on the weekends if given the opportunity. She’s been introduced to us by neighbor/her person Danielle Marcello. If you’d…

Animals pss_northslopevet
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North Slope Veterinary is a full service animal hospital offering medical, surgical and dental care, house calls, pet grooming, and international travel certificates. Dr. Christopher Gaylord is the veterinarian and practice owner. He recently purchased the former 6th Avenue Animal Clinic and opened the new North Slope Veterinary in the same location on the corner of…

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