In the United States, there are approximately 7.6 million pets in shelters and even many without a home. Each year around 3.2 million pets are rescued and find their fur-ever home, while the others are left without the proper love and care needed.
Save a Pet in Port Jefferson Station, a non-kill, non-profit animal shelter, is teaming up with Lynx-NYto help these animals in need. We are proud to announce, we will be hosting a fund raiser at LI Pour House in Port Jefferson Station, with the goal of raising funds to support the Save a Pet Animal Rescue, and in addition match families and pets together with an onsite adoption option!
Come join in on the fun! We will be having a raffle, DJ, face painting, family activities and so much more.
Support the Brookhaven Wildlife Center by helping raise money for Pooh the resident Black Bear.
According to the Brookhaven Wildlife Center, Pooh says: “I am getting older, I am 19 years old now and have been struggling over the past few months, getting old is hard on us bears too. I have Osteoarthritis and it causes me pain and stiffness and I limp when I walk. Thankfully my fantastic veterinarians found a medication, and my wonderful caretakers give it to me when I need it. It helps me to feel better and it doesn’t hurt as much when I walk. The problem is it costs A LOT of money…..$400 a month!
Our 2nd Annual Let ALL The Children Play in May event was amazing. We want to thank all those who came to the event and supported the LATCP Playground and our mission of Inclusion. Whether you came for the day to enjoy the festivities with your family, volunteered your time, were an exhibitor, donated a raffle prize or were a local business sponsor; your efforts helped made for a successful event and WE THANK YOU!
The children had an amazing day with their families. You can feel the happiness through all of these beautiful smiles pictured, below.
One more week till we hold the 2nd Annual Let ALL the Children Play in May event at the Let All The Children Play Playground (LATCP). This is the second year we are holding this event to support the LATCP playground. Both, LATCP and Momee Friends believe in Inclusion and that children of ALL abilities should have a safe and friendly environment to play. We invite you, your family and friends to join us for a FREE family day at the park with a lot of activities for ALL to enjoy. The event is next Sunday, May 22nd from 11am to 4pm at Field 4 of Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.
The Big Apple Circus has been entertaining families for years. This year especially they are reaching out to entertain ALL families by providing Autism Friendly Shows. On June 2nd, 2015 there will be two sensory-friendly performances here in New York where the Big Apple Circus raised its first tent show back in 1977.
Young children learn and absorb the world around them using all of their senses. So it’s important for us to provide them with opportunities and a rich sensory environment that will stimulate the senses and strengthen neural pathways important for all types of learning.
Here’s a simple sensory activity that also serves as a great stress buster: