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Afterdark Ryders is more than just a club; we are a family and a team. Our organization was founded on the presumption that all people are equal and deserve to be treated as such, without regard to their socio-economic standing in the community. It is our belief that the individuals and communities we propose to support deserve compassion, empathy, and understanding, not sympathy.

Nonprofit Organization

Since 2008, Afterdark Ryders has helped children and families in The Bronx, New York. We have been able to provide the less fortunate families of The Bronx with a diverse atmosphere that allows the families in different communities to enjoy a day filled with joy, laughter and love free of charge. We provide all the necessities that are needed to put a smile on everyone’s face!

Mission Statement

Making Small Changes Matter: Improving the Current Community Status through Feeding and Poverty-Focused Programs in the Bronx, New York and it's surrounding areas.

     

 

 

 

 

5 Summer Safety Tips for Pets

Protect fragile skin

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in dogs and second most common in cats. Although fur provides protection from the sun, there are certain area that are not covered by fur. 

  • Bellies and Ears on Dogs
  • Eyes on Cats ( malignant tumors are likely to show up)
  • Use products made specifically for pets, such as Epi-Pet Sun Protector Sunscreen ($18; epi-pet.com), which is safe for dogs—ingredients such as zinc oxide can be toxic to pets.

Lets take a walk

  • Between 1:00pm and 4:00pm is when the heat and humidity are the highest (Set a new schedule for the summer months)
  • Dogs with short snouts, narrowed nostrils and windpipes can't pant properly in humid weather.

Happy Pet = A Bug Free Pet

  • The most common during the summer months are Hookworms and heartworms
  • These parasites can enter through the pets feet, Ask your Vetenarian for information on Heartgard Plus or Interceptor Flavor Tabs

Bar-B-Que Caution for pets

  • Keep your Eye on the grill, Dogs don't only Love the Food on the grill; but some love to play and chew on charcoal briquettes which can easily get stuck in the stomach, causing vomiting and requiring surgery.
  • Leftovers (Sraps and Fatty foods) can give your pup pancreatitis, causing severe abdominal pain or death.
  • No Corn for the Dog and No peach as a treat, They are a BIG NO-NO because they can lodge in a dog's intestines.

Keep Cool - heat exhaustion is also common in pets

  • Heavy panting
  • dry or bright red gums
  • thick drool
  • vomiting and or diarrhea
  • wobbly legs
                                                DOES / DON'TS
  • Do Not -Place her in ice cold water (can put him/her into shock)
  • Do -move him/her to a cool place, drape a damp towel over his/her body, rewetting the cloth frequently
  • Do - get him/her to the vet as soon as you possibly can.
  • FYI - A dog's normal temperature is between 100° and 103°F, so once she hits 104°F, she's in dangerous territory (106°F or higher can be fatal).