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The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society and the Downtown Albany BID are sponsoring Nipper Week from Monday, July 31 through Sunday, August 6. The collaboration celebrates the "Downtown is Pawsome" public art project -- a display of 20 artist-decorated, 3-foot-tall Nipper sculptures placed around the city -- and the opening of the Humane Society's new retail store, Nipper's Nook.

Take a selfie, get a Nipper dog toy!

Each of the downtown Nipper statues will be wearing a red collar and ID tag with the details below.
  • Take a selfie with a Nipper, then post it to both the Humane Society's and the Downtown BID's Facebook pages. You can tag your posts with #downtownispawsome and #iheartnipper.

  • Then head on over to Nipper's Nook at the Humane Society (3 Oakland Avenue, Menands) and show your posts to receive an adorable Nipper dog toy through August 6. One toy per family/household, while supplies last.

Where are the Nippers?  See the map
PLEASE NOTE: Nippers #5 and #6 are not out yet.

Microchip Clinic
Wednesday, August 2 - 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
4 Clinton Square, Albany (in front of McGeary's Irish Pub)

While Nipper is a local celebrity, most dogs (and cats) don't enjoy as much recognition. That's why it's critical for all pets to wear ID tags and be microchipped for identification, should they ever lose their way from home. We'll be offering a microchip clinic on Wednesday, August 2 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in front of McGeary's Irish Pub, 4 Clinton Square, Albany.

Microchipping will be performed by MHHS veterinary staff in Albany County's Animal Cruelty Response vehicle, which serves as a mobile clinic. The cost is $20 per pet. Cats and dogs are welcome. Cats must be in carriers and dogs on leashes.

Questions? Call (518) 434-8128, ext. 206.