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Out of the Cage!

Welcome to Out of the Cage!, the e-newsletter of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals. Each month, Out of the Cage! brings you the latest news and events of the Mayor's Alliance, articles spotlighting Alliance Participating Organizations (APOs), animal rescue and placement success stories, pet care advice, ideas for how you can help our little New Yorkers, and much more!

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2011 Issues

April 2011

Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals Progress Report for 2010

When It's the Pet's Owner Who Needs Help

Pets for Patriots Creates Special Bonds Between Shelter Animals and Military Personnel

January 2011

Just Around the Corner: Fifth Annual I Love NYC Pets Month!

New Legislation Spells Good News for NYC's Animals

Does It Matter Where I Get My Dog?

Hot Tips for Caring for Your Pets in Cold Weather

Consider Adopting a Pit Bull

2010 Issues

February 2010

Mayor's Alliance Launches 4th Annual "I Love NYC Pets" Month with New Sponsor, TD Bank

Adopt a Senior Pet — So Much Love!

Animal Relief Fund Channels Pet Food to Struggling Pet Owners

Spread the Love! Treat Your Valentine — and Support NYC's Homeless Pets

APO Strives for No-Kill Goal Through Teamwork, Partnerships, and Holistic Options

Volunteer Blends Creativity and Dedication to Fundraise for the Animals

Social Networking Broadens Support for Mayor's Alliance Programs

Rational Animal Unveils New Trails to Tails Shelter Maps at City Hall on February 26

March 2010

Progress Report: On Track for No-Kill New York City

Department of Health Slashes AC&C Budget: How You Can Help

Wheels of Hope Transport Drivers Go the Extra Mile

PETCO Foundation Teams Up with ARF to Feed Hungry New York City Pets

April 2010

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Good News at April 12 Press Conference

First-Ever Adoptapalooza Coming to Washington Square Park on May 22

APOs Gain Weekly TV Exposure on NBC's LX New York

From Social Media to Microchipping Seminars, Strength Trainings Help APOs Work Smarter

Re-vitalized Mayor's Alliance Volunteer Program Hits the Ground Running

May 2010

First-ever Mayor's Alliance Adoptapalooza is a Hit!

White House | Black Market Hosts Shopping Day for the Mayor's Alliance

North Shore Animal League America's Mobile Adoption Units — A Boon to NYC Pet Adoptions

Mayor's Alliance Represented at Three Out-of-State Conferences in May

Former Shelter Lab Stands in for Canine Hero in 9/11 Film

Oh, Mercy, Do I Need to Worry About a MRSA Infecting My Dog or Cat?

June 2010

Pilots N Paws Gives Rescued Animals the Flight of Their Lives

Anjellicle Cats Rescue Stages Inspired Adoption Event in Manhattan's West Village

Hoarded, Then Boarded, Then Loved to Bits!

July 2010

Blind Dogs, Deaf Dogs, Wonderful Dogs!

Students Support Mayor's Alliance Efforts with Penny Harvest Donations

Animal Care & Control of NYC and the Mayor's Alliance

Summer Fun: Upcoming Mayor's Alliance Events

August 2010

Adoptapalooza Returns, Bigger and Better, On September 12

"Maria's Pet Project" on LX New York Continues to Spur Pet Adoptions

Important Information for NYCHA Residents with Pets

An Invitation to Volunteer at AC&C

September 2010

Fall Fiesta on October 2 Kicks Off New York Week for the Animals

John Travels Coast to Coast…to Coast, and Finally Home

Art Dogs & Cats of NY Auction to Benefit NYC's Homeless Animals

When Your Landlord Says Either Your Pet Goes or You Do

Bully Breeds Get Help from American Bulldog Rescue

October 2010

October Events Bring Free Services to NYC Communities

New Holiday Pet Adoption Event Coming in December!

Mayor's Alliance Team "Miles For Paws" Takes to the Streets in this Year's NYC Marathon

"Maria's Pet Project" Celebrates 100 Shelter Dogs Adopted on LX New York

How New Yorkers Can Help Animal Care & Control of NYC

Make "Howlloween" Fun for You and Your Pets!

December 2010

Fall in Love at Whiskers In Wonderland This Weekend!

NYC's Outdoor Cats Get Help from Architects for Animals

TAILS' "Family Portraits" Creates Memories, Benefits Homeless Animals

Is That Picasso?…No, It's Rocky!

Make a Smart New Year's Resolution: Adopt a Senior Pet

Cat Fancy Magazine Features Inspiring Article by KittyKind Volunteer

Order a 2011 Calendar, and Save a Life

Positively Adorable. Absolutely Adoptable.

Cats in the Shelter…

2008 Issues

Spring 2008

"I Love NYC Pets" Month Brings Big Love in Diverse Areas

New Mayor's Alliance Program Offers Free Neuters for NYC Tomcats

Special Maddie's Fund Grant Gives KittyKind's Extra Special Cats a Leg Up on Adoption

Picasso Veterinary Fund in Action: Recovered and Ready for New Homes

Mayor's Alliance Events: What's Coming Soon?

Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists Food Drive Benefits Mayor's Alliance Groups

Weruva Pet Food Supports Wheels of Hope Transport Program

America's Blame Game Goes to the Dogs

The Big Apple Goes Orange for ASPCA Day

Enhanced Feral Cat Initiative Website to Spur Greater Involvement by Caring New Yorkers

Two Mayor's Alliance Participating Shelters Are Finalists in Zootoo Shelter Makeover Contest

Mayor's Alliance Promotes Efforts for Animals on YouTube

Mayor's Alliance Strength Training Sessions Draw Keen Audiences

The Alliance in the Media: Shining a Spotlight on NYC's Animals

Linda's Feral Cat Assistance Creates a Bright Future for Feather

AmbuVet Brings High Level of Medical Care to Animal Transport

Summer 2008

APOs in the News

Picasso Veterinary Fund in Action: Crystal and Pepper Beat Serious Illnesses, Now Await New Homes

PETCO Foundation Grant Funds New Spay/Neuter Program for NYC Cats

Maddie's Fund Provides New Resource for Rescue Veterinary Personnel

Adopt-A-Cat Coming to Madison Square Garden October 18–19

"Gimme Shelter: Rock & Rescue NYC" Benefit Set for October 6

Mayor's Alliance Sponsors "Bark in the Park" in Coney Island

Broadway Barks Celebrates 10 Years of Saving Lives

Pet Fashion Week Supports the Mayor's Alliance in Style

Senior Pets Awaiting New Homes Get Their Own Blog!

NYC Feral Cat Initiative Launches New Website and E-Newsletter

Pet Owners Get Help in Making Healthcare Decisions for Their Pets

Calling All Shelters, Rescue Groups, and Supporters to Zootoo!

APOs Learn How to Prepare for Disasters…and More

Mayor's Alliance and Participating Organizations Gain Important Media Coverage

Holiday 2008

Mayor's Alliance Promotes Holiday Pet Adoptions in a Big Way

Great Ideas for Holiday Giving

Free Cat Spay/Neuter Clinics Continue to Book to Capacity

Picasso Veterinary Fund in Action: Sneakers Just Might Be the Right Fit for You!

Tough Economic Times, Holiday Adoptions Gain Media Attention

Strength Trainings Equip APOs to Work Harder, Smarter

The Good Neighbor: How Caring Collaboration Saved the Lives of 28 Cats

Planning for Your Pet's Care if You're Not Around

Mayor's Alliance Acknowledges Generous Fundraising Efforts

Help for NYC's Stray and Outdoor Cats

2007 Issues

Winter 2007

"I Love NYC Pets" Campaign Spurs Robust Adoptions In February

ASPCA® Mission: Orange™ Launches New Partnerships for Change

New Adoption Center Increases Adoptions for Bobbi and the Strays

Picasso Veterinary Fund in Action: Saving Peter

Mayor's Alliance Website Sports Two Furry New Features from Petfinder

Louisiana SPCA Rebuilds: The Silver Lining Left by Katrina

Senior Pets: The Ups and Downs of Finding a Home for Francis

Meow Mix Donation a Boon for Volunteer Feral Caretakers in NYC

The Tale of the "Painted Cat"

ABC Animal Hospital Hosts Free Feral Cat Spay/Neuters for Spay Day USA

Mayor's Alliance & Muffin's Partner on Spay/Neuter Coupons

Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists Donates Food to Mayor's Alliance Groups

Mayor's Alliance Wins Important Media Coverage

Save the Dates! Mayor's Alliance/Maddie's Pet Adoption Festivals Set for 2007

Spring 2007

Spring Adoption Festivals Build Momentum for Pet Adoptions

Picasso Veterinary Fund in Action: Sheeba – Home at Last

Little Shelter Campaign Seeks to Increase Adoptions, Save Lives

Mr. Salomon, Senior: Looking for a Match

The Oklahoma Alliance for Animals: Making Life More OK for Tulsa's Animals

Slope Street Cats Successfully Relocates Endangered Feral Cat Colony

Davnet-Finbar Dog Fund Honors Mayor's Alliance Supporter

Oh, Behave! Arden Moore Advises About Dogs and Cats in the City

Mayor's Alliance Hosts Visit by Taiwanese Animal Enthusiasts

Dance Parties Raise Money for Animals

Additional Reading for Out of the Cage! Subscribers

Summer 2007

Picasso Veterinary Fund in Action: Turtle and Friends Await Adoption

Broadway Barks 9! Brings Adoptions and Donations to Mayor's Alliance Members

Spay Neuter Intervention Project (SNIP) Tackles Inner City Challenges

A Sunny Day for Midnight

Free Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Workshop in the Bronx

Workshops Offer Instruction on Feral Kitten Care

The Animal Club at Hunter College Elementary School Gives Humane Education a Boost in NYC

Oh, Behave! Arden Moore Advises About Dogs and Cats in the City

Volunteer Spotlight: Deborah Chieglis Fills Two Unique Volunteer Needs

Boarding Partners Provide Bridge for Animals

The Alliance in the Media: Animals, Vans, Broadway Stars & More!

American Red Cross Offers Pet First Aid Course and Kit

Fall/Holiday 2007

Fall Adoption Events Create Happy Homes

Picasso Veterinary Fund in Action: A Dog, a Cat, and the NYPD

Mayor's Alliance Leads Efforts to Save Feral Cats at JFK Airport

PETCO Foundation Funds Expansion of Mayor's Alliance Transport Fleet

APO Strength Training in 2008

Fashion, Comedy Raise Dollars for NYC's Animals

Mother's Comfort Project Turns Out Cage Comforters for Shelter Animals

Zootoo Offers Shelter Makeover Valued at Up to $1,000,000!

Gingerbread Homes Return to Chelsea Market in December

Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists Supports NYC's Animals

JFK Cats Gain Wide Media Coverage

Oh, Behave! Arden Moore Advises About Dogs and Cats in the City

Two Tales of Re-homing Senior Pets

Notes from the Cat Therapist

Year-End Message 2007

2006 Issues

January/February 2006

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March/April 2006

Coming soon.

May/June 2006

Coming soon.

September 2006

Maddie's Fund Projects in NYC Growing Bigger, Stronger

Picasso Veterinary Fund: Saving Treatable Cats and Dogs

Herding Dog Rescue Receives Grant to Expand Capacity

Animal Haven SoHo Adoption Center to Open in October

AWC Seeks Improved Care for Exotic Birds in Shelters

National Feral Cat Summit Coming to San Francisco

Fundraising Efforts Boost Mayor's Alliance Programs

Media Coverage Garners Support for Mayor's Alliance Mission

Philadelphia on the Road to No-Kill

The Tellington Method of Training, Rehabilitation and Wellness: How Can TTouch Help Your Pet?

JASA PETS Project: Helping NYC Seniors and Their Animal Companions

Low-Cost Microchipping Clinics Bring Pet Security to the People

Want to Get a Senior Pet a New Home?…Lighten up!

A Rockin' Celebration for NYC'S Animals

Holiday 2006

Uptown/Downtown: New and Improved Adoption Facilities Expand Capacity

Maddie's Pet Adoption Certificate Promotes Responsible Pet Adoption for the Holidays

Maddie's Fund Adoption Poster Coming in January

Adoption Event Season Winds Down with a Successful Finish

Halloween Events Raise Funds and Awareness for NYC's Animals

Tiny Rescued Kitten to Celebrate First Birthday at Christmas

Rock Music, Matchbooks and Gingerbread Houses: Rational Animal's Incendiary Formula Ignites Animal Awareness in NYC

Mayor's Alliance Efforts Spotlight Education Around National Bird Day

Task Force Addresses Emergency Plans for NYC's Animals

Mayor's Alliance Gains Timely Media Coverage

Make a New Year's Resolution: Volunteer!

A Feral Cat Story

Spay Day USA Creates Awareness About an Important Solution to Pet Overpopulation

2005 Issues

January 2005

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February/March 2005

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April 2005

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May 2005

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June 2005

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July/August 2005

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September 2005

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October 2005

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November/December 2005

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2004 Issues

October 2004

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November 2004

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December 2004

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