The folks who put on this weekend's Pup Crawl, which we mentioned in our newsletter last week, sent us some photos we just couldn't resist posting! (If you have glow-in-the-dark leash envy, you can pick up your own here.) They also tell us that through their event, which brought dogs and their owners across Brooklyn Bridge—taking it over from cyclists and pet-free pedestrians, they "raised more than $3,000 for local animal shelters."

While that's good news, CityRoom draws attention to the serious side of the crawl, noting that dogs and cats are losing their homes because of the economy; "An estimated 500,000 to one million pets may lose their homes because of foreclosures, according to an estimate put out by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals."

While (wisely) there is no "cat walk," you can still help out the felines by attending the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals Adopt-a-Cat event, coming up on October 17th and 18th at the Javits Center.