There’s still time to get your hands on the new “Staten Island Loves its Pets” photo calendar! Calendars are distributed free of charge at veterinarians and animal hospitals across the Island. It is designed to give Staten Islanders a chance to showcase their love for their animals while raising awareness of animal abuse.

The Richmond County District Attorney’s office has set up an animal neglect prevention program hotline at 718-876-6300. The goal of the program is to help struggling pet owners get affordable medical services for their animals, who may otherwise be criminally charged with animal neglect.

Incidents of animal abuse can be reported directly to 911 or 311.