FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
'Tis the Season…To Adopt a Pet!
Hundreds of Cats, Kittens, Bunnies, and More Hoping for Homes for the Holidays at "Whiskers In Wonderland" — NYC's Largest Holiday Pet Adoption Event in December
New York, NY – Tuesday, November 9, 2010 – The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals® and Best Friends Animal Society® are excited to announce New York City's largest Holiday Pet Adoption Event, Whiskers In Wonderland, on December 18 and 19, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, located at 125 West 18th Street in Manhattan.
What better way to celebrate the spirit of the season than to offer the precious gift of life to a homeless pet? In return, your new furry friend can give you the gift of unconditional love and possibly years of better health. Experts say that sharing your life with a pet can be good for your health!
Cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and other small animals are popular choices for city dwellers with busy lifestyles and limited living space. Hundreds of "apartment-perfect" animals from more than two-dozen Alliance Participating Organizations will be on hand to give potential adopters the widest variety of choices imaginable. And Santa Maddie, the Maddie's Fund® mascot, will arrive on a Mayor's Alliance "Wheels of Hope" pet transport van, escorted by a few of her "reindogs" for adoption.
Come bring a bit of holiday cheer to these homeless animals and be prepared to fall in love with one…or two. If you are considering adopting a new companion, the holidays might be just the right time to welcome a new addition into your household — especially if you'll be spending more time at home, when the kids are off from school. Representatives from each of the participating rescue organizations will help potential adopters make responsible choices and find the perfect pet to fit their lifestyle. Since adopting a pet is a commitment for the life of the pet and involves the entire household, bring everyone along to help choose the new furry family member.
Come see Cat Fanciers' Association Ringmaster Jill Archibald demonstrate feline agility, with experienced cats completing a timed course of jumps, weaves, and tunnels. The event also will feature free giveaways for adopters, holiday gift ideas for pets and their people, information and advice from pet experts, and holiday carolers. Admission is free to the two-day event. Pet adoption fees are determined by each rescue organization. Event times are Noon–7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, and 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 19.
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