Upcoming Special Events & Fundraisers

Join Park Slope for Pets & Charles Henderson Animal Rescue 

Wednesday, September 17th 


The Gate 321 5th Ave.

Park Slope, Brooklyn




Community website brings pets and their owners together in support of local rescue


Park Slope, September 2, 2014 – Join Park Slope for Pets on Wednesday, September 17th from 7–9pm for its first “Pawty” at The Gate (321 5th Ave)! This newly launched community website is bringing together Park Slope area pet lovers for an end-of-summer hurrah to celebrate our best friends. This free event is an opportunity for local pet owners to connect with others who share their pet passion as well as meet the Park Slope for Pets team.


Professional trainers Anthony Newman, of Calm Energy Dog Training, and Charles Henderson, of the Charles Henderson Animal Rescue, will be there to answer questions about training and obedience.  And to continue its support of animal rescue organizations, The Gate will generously donate a significant portion of proceeds from sales of Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA to the Charles Henderson Animal Rescue.


The Charles Henderson Animal Rescue is raising money to open The UDT Adoption Center, a new no-kill shelter in the Park Slope area. “The shelter will be capable of housing 75 cats and 125 dogs, each in healthy and comfortable accommodations designed for their mental, emotional and physical well being,” said Henderson, who had to relocate the rescue’s shelter from its previous building late last year.  


“Not having a 5000 sq ft building that can shelter 125 dogs and 75 significantly hinders and limits the overwhelming volume of animals that are in need of rescue every single day in Brooklyn. Through the UDT Adoption Center, Charles Henderson Animal Rescue hopes to save and rehome over 100 dogs each month and 50 cats each month, or 1,800 dogs and cats in 2015.”


Charles Henderson believes the Park Slope community is particularly concerned about animal welfare issues. “Park Slope is a really up and coming area of Brooklyn, and the people are extremely animal loving and super pet-friendly as well as overwhelmingly awesome supporters of animal rescue,” said Henderson.


For more information, contact Charles Henderson at charles@charleshendersonanimalrescue.org or Allison Hansen at marketing@parkslopeforpets.com.


About Park Slope for Pets

As a local resource, ParkSlopeforPets.com aims to strengthen Park Slope’s community of animal lovers. Through this new website, pet owners can share experiences, get advice from other pet owners and pet professionals, learn about local pet services, read about pet-related news and upcoming events, and more. For more information about Park Slope for Pets, visit www.parkslopeforpets.com and follow us at facebook.com/ParkSlopeforPets.com.


About Charles Henderson Animal Rescue

Founded in July 2012, the Charles Henderson Animal Rescue is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization and animal rescue shelter that was established in response to the overwhelming flood of helpless, hurt, unhealthy, homeless and abandoned animals that fill the city shelters and streets of Brooklyn. Before starting his own rescue, Charles Henderson served as director of another Brooklyn animal rescue where he was directly responsible for the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of over 5,000 dogs and 2,000 cats. For more information, visit www.charleshendersonanimalrescue.org.