October 18: Fun! Fall! Festivities! Felines!

   

Fabulous Fall Felines Pet Adoption Fair - Saturday, October 18, 2014Fabulous Fall Felines Pet Adoption Fair
Saturday, October 18, 2014
12:00-4:00 p.m.
La Plaza Cultural de Armando Perez Community Garden, East 9th Street and Avenue C, New York, NY

The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals invites you to Fabulous Fall Felines, a family-friendly celebration of all things fall and feline! Meet fabulous adoptable felines from For Animals Inc. rescue. Enjoy family festivities, including face painters, live music, magicians, and ballon artists. Learn about “community cats” in your area, and how you can help. Now, with the crispness of fall in the air, it is the “purrfect” time to consider bringing a warm cat or kitten into your life.

Fun! Fall! Festivities! Felines! All in one happy garden nestled on East 9th Street and Avenue C.

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Brooklyn Borough President to Host Brooklyn Cares Adopt-a-Pet Day on October 11

   

Brooklyn Cares Adopt-a-Pet Day - Saturday, October 11, 2014Brooklyn Cares Adopt-a-Pet Day
Saturday, October 11, 2014
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Borough Hall Plaza, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY

Calling all animal lovers…your new best friend awaits! If you have room in your heart and home for a feline friend or a canine companion, make sure Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams’ Adopt-a-Pet Day is on your calendar. Brooklyn Borough Hall Plaza will be the “purr-fect” place to find a “fur-bulous” new friend of the four-legged variety. Please join us!

Hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and Deputy Borough President Diana Reyna.

Participating organizations include the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition (BARC), Sean Casey Animal Rescue, Foster Dogs NYC, Brooklyn Bark, and Veterinary Emergency & Referral Group (VERG).

For more information, please call (718) 802-4042.

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Ward-Nasse Gallery Hosts Art Exhibit to Benefit NYC Shelter Pets

   

Ward-Nasse GalleryOne-of-a-kind exhibit hosted by the Ward-Nasse Gallery will benefit the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals

New Yorkers are invited to a one-of-a-kind art event hosted by the Ward-Nasse Gallery to benefit the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals (the Alliance), a private non-profit coalition of more than 150 rescue groups and shelters working together to save the lives of NYC’s homeless animals.

Ward-Nasse Gallery Art Exhibit & Sale
Thursday,October 2, 2014
5:00–10:00 p.m.
178 Prince Street (between Thompson and Sullivan Streets), SoHo, New York, NY
(212) 925-6951

More than 1,000 artworks — including figurative, abstract, political, giclée, caricature, and more — will be on view and available for sale, with 50 to 100 percent of the proceeds being donated to the Alliance.

Also, a handful of small dogs will be on-site and available for adoption during the course of the evening.

Admission is free.

Over the last decade the Alliance and its community partners have saved the lives of more than 250,000 cats and dogs. For more information, visit www.AnimalAllianceNYC.org.

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Meet Your New Best Friend at Adoptapalooza on September 7!

   

AdoptapaloozaMore than 300 Loving Dogs, Cats & Bunnies Available for Adoption; Low-Cost Microchipping & Dog Licensing Also Onsite

Friday, August 29, 2014 – New York, NY – On Sunday, September 7, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m., Manhattan’s Union Square Park will be transformed into pet adoption central when the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, in partnership with the Petco Foundation, present Adoptapalooza.

Adoptapalooza
Sunday, September 7, 2014
12:00–5:00 p.m.
Union Square Park, North Plaza
Broadway and East 17th Street, New York, NY

The Alliance is a non-profit private charity that partners with more than 150 local animal rescue groups and shelters to offer important programs and services that help save the lives of thousands of homeless animals in the city and help find them loving “forever” homes.

This year’s Adoptapalooza brings together dozens of rescue groups and shelters that will feature more than 300 dogs, cats, and rabbits — all available for adoption.

Alliance president, Jane Hoffman, said, “The goal of Adoptapalooza is to find homes for these wonderful animals, and also to remind New Yorkers how critically important it is to adopt from shelters and rescue groups.”

Adopted from Anarchy Animal Rescue by Colleen Farrell at last year's Adoptapalooza after being found as a starving stray by AC&C, Stu is how happy and healthy.

Adopted from Anarchy Animal Rescue by Colleen Farrell at last year’s Adoptapalooza after being found as a starving stray by AC&C, Stu is how happy and healthy.

One of last year’s adopters was Colleen Farrell from the Upper West Side. Adoptapalooza brought her together with Stu, a small Maltese mix dog, desperately in need of a forever home. Six weeks earlier, Stu had been taken in and cared for by Anarchy Animal Rescue (an Alliance Participating Organization), after he had been found by Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C) starved, sick, matted, and filthy, in an abandoned house in Queens.

Ms. Farrell said, “Stu’s story broke my heart so I gave him a chance. One year later, he’s doubled in weight, is a bundle of energy, loves everyone, and is ridiculously cute and fluffy. This spring he even graduated from his first training class! Stu’s the perfect guy for me. He’s a wonder dog. Thank you to the Alliance and its partners for the work they do to save guys like Stu.”

Adoptapalooza is a family-friendly event offering face painting and fun temporary tattoos for children; a special performance by Norman, the scooter- and bicycle-riding Natural Balance Scooter Dog; and free photos of you and your pet, sponsored by the Alliance, Petco Foundation, and Rover.com.

A special emergency preparedness clinic will offer low-cost ($25) microchipping for cats and dogs; dog licensing for only $8.50 ($34 for animals who have not been spayed/neutered); free pet ID tags; and information about how pet owners can prepare for emergencies.

Throughout the afternoon, pet food giveaways and Petco training sessions for dogs will also take place. Rock & Rawhide, a non-profit organization that distributes donated supplies to shelters and rescue groups, will collect clean blankets, sheets, and pet toys for shelter animals.

To learn more about Adoptapalooza, the Alliance, and how you can help New York City’s homeless animals, visit www.AnimalAllianceNYC.org.

Can’t attend, but still want to help cats, dogs, and rabbits find homes in NYC? Your donation of any size will help the Alliance continue to host and promote mega-adoption events like Adoptapalooza.

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Mayor's Alliance for NYC's AnimalsAbout the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals®
The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity that works with more than 150 partner rescue groups and shelters to offer important programs and services that save the lives of NYC’s homeless animals. We are supported entirely by donations from foundations, corporations, and individuals and receive no government funding. Since our founding in 2003, we have remained committed to transforming New York City into a no-kill community by 2015, meaning that no dogs or cats of reasonable health and temperament will be killed merely because they do not have homes. www.AnimalAllianceNYC.org

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Matilda the Algonquin Cat Hosts Benefit for the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals

Matilda the Algonquin Cat welcomed guests to her fundraiser for the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals. (Photo by Sandy Robins)

Matilda the Algonquin Cat welcomed guests to the fundraiser for the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals. (Photo by Sandy Robins)

On August 2, Matilda, the resident cat at The Algonquin Hotel in midtown Manhattan, hosted the cattiest party of the year — a sold-out feline fashion show and reception to benefit the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals. The Alliance is the sole umbrella organization for animal welfare in NYC, working with a coalition of more than 150 rescue groups and shelters to find homes for thousands of NYC’s dogs and cats.

Matilda’s FURiends took part in the feline fashion show, sporting Broadway show-themed outfits designed by Ada Nieves for Pets.

Among the MEWdels decked out in tie and tail were black-and-white Ferrara, who looked stunning in her red satin gown and butterfly clip, paying homage to Chicago. Tabby Cody looked like a rock star in her Rock of Ages outfit, silver-furred Martini masterfully mimicked a character from Hairspray with his red wig, and Lily’s gray fur provided a gorgeous contrast to the white wedding gown she donned as a nod to a scene in Mamma Mia. You can see these and other participating MEWdels here.

Broadway star and cool cat, Vito Vincent, exuded star power at the fundraiser for the Alliance held at The Algonquin Hotel on August 2, 2014. (Photo by Carol Zytnik)

Broadway star and cool cat, Vito Vincent, exuded star power at the fundraiser for the Alliance held at The Algonquin Hotel on August 2, 2014. (Photo by Carol Zytnik)

Also on hand (paw?) was Vito Vincent, a true Broadway star. For most cats, being adopted and becoming the star of their forever family is success enough. But Vito has gone even farther. Since being adopted from Bideawee, Vito has starred in Broadway’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s and has also made numerous appearances on television.

Tara the Hero Cat came to support the event as well. Tara became a media sensation earlier this year when a video of her saving a young boy from an attack by a dog went viral.

The fundraiser also included a raffle with many products that had been generously donated by a wide variety of suppliers, including Sergeant’s Pet Care Products.

Outside the hotel, before and during the event, cute kittens and fetching puppies were available for adoption from Bobbi and the Strays, an Alliance Participating Organization (APO).

Matilda the Algonquin Cat, herself, is a rescue cat. She is actually the latest in a long line of rescue cats to live in the hotel. The tradition of an Algonquin Hotel cat began in the late 1930s when a hungry stray wandered into the lobby and was taken in by hotel staff.

They don't come cuter than Cody, who rocked the hotel's fashion show in her costume from 'Rock of Ages.' (Photo by Carol Zytnik)

They don’t come cuter than Cody, who rocked the hotel’s fashion show in her costume from Rock of Ages.(Photo by Carol Zytnik)

Hotel staff have been looking out for cats ever since. Alice De Almeida, the hotel’s current Executive Assistant to the General Manager — and Chief Cat Officer — worked tirelessly (with Matilda) to make this year’s event the cat’s meow. “We are so grateful to all the wonderful people who volunteer their time, creativity, felines, products, etc.,” she said. “It is a team effort to raise donations and awareness that adoption is the only option. There are so many furry kids out there that need FURever homes.”

“The Mayor’s Alliance is grateful to Alice, Matilda, and everyone at The Algonquin Hotel for hosting this fundraiser and for their efforts to raise awareness about the needs of shelter animals,” said Jane Hoffman, President and Founder of the Alliance.

If you missed this year’s event, you can still make a donation — and, any day is a great day to adopt a cat or dog.

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