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Helen Chen, Rabbit Rescue & Rehab/AC&C volunteer, holding an adoptable rabbit from Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C).

Helen Chen, Rabbit Rescue & Rehab/AC&C volunteer, holding an adoptable rabbit from Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C).

Photo by Carrie Hyman

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

 

Adoptable Rabbits to Participate in 12th Annual Lunar New Year Parade & Festival on February 6 in Manhattan's Chinatown

New York, NY – Wednesday, January 26, 2011 – It's the Year of the Rabbit, so it is a perfect time for families to consider adopting a loving rabbit into their homes. The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, Rabbit Rescue & Rehab, and Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C) will participate in the 12th Annual Lunar New Year Parade & Festival on Sunday, February 6, organized by the Better Chinatown Society, with over a dozen adoptable rabbits in a special van with windowed sides so that everyone can see these adorable pets. The van will be provided by North Shore Animal League America.

Helen Chen and Cindy Stutts of Rabbit Rescue & Rehab are attending the press conference with two adorable rabbits for photographs and to answer your questions.

The Rabbit Adoption Van in the Chinese Lunar New Year Parade, kicks off the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals' Fifth Annual I Love NYC Pets Month, which features adoption events, spay/neuter, vaccination, and microchipping clinics, training seminars, and more throughout New York City.

Rabbit Adoption Highlights

Rabbits are wonderful house pets.

Rabbits can be wonderful additions to a family, and these gentle pets tend to live at least 10 years.

Rabbits can be adopted at Animal Care & Control of NYC at 326 East 110th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues), where rabbits experts are on hand to provide information on caring for pet rabbits.

Learn more about rabbits at www.rabbitcare.org.

I Love NYC Pets Month Highlights

Over 50 events throughout NYC to encourage animal adoption and car

Focus of this year's event: Pets are Family Too!

For more information about I Love NYC Pets Month and the many upcoming events taking place in February, visit www.ILoveNYCPets.org.

 

About the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals®

The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, Inc., founded in 2002 and powered by Maddie's Fund®, The Pet Rescue Foundation, with support from the ASPCA, is a coalition of more than 150 animal rescue groups and shelters working with Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C) to end the killing of healthy and treatable cats and dogs at AC&C shelters. To achieve that goal, the Alliance, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, helps its Alliance Participating Organizations (APOs) work to their highest potential to increase pet adoptions and spay/neuter rates, with the goal of transforming New York City into a no-kill community by 2015. www.AnimalAllianceNYC.org

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