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Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals Hosts “Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days” June 1 & 2
New York, NY – Wednesday, May 22, 2013 – On Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and June 2, thousands of dogs and cats, puppies and kittens will all be looking for their forever homes at New York City’s biggest FREE pet adoption event ever. The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals will host Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days at dozens of adoption locations, including shelters, pet supply stores, and rescue groups’ locations throughout the five boroughs and metro area, as well as at two special mega-adoption events — outside Petco – 92nd & Broadway on Saturday, and Petco – Union Square on Sunday.
Homeless pets will be presented for adoption citywide by more than 50 area shelters and rescue groups. All of the adoptable pets have been spayed, neutered, and vaccinated, and most have been microchipped.
Every adoption will be free of charge to qualified adopters, thanks to generous funding from California-based Maddie’s Fund, a family foundation established in 1999 to help fund the creation of a no-kill nation.
“If you’re considering adopting a pet, now might be the perfect time,” says Jane Hoffman, president of the Alliance. “Adoptions are free all weekend, and you should have no trouble finding a companion who fits your family’s lifestyle. Thousands of animals — young and old, large and small, mixed and pure breeds, frisky and couch potatoes — will be waiting to meet you throughout the five boroughs.
“We’re grateful to Maddie’s Fund for their generosity in supporting the Alliance’s work in New York City to find good homes for all of these wonderful animals,” Hoffman added.
Among the thousands of pets available for adoption:
- Three-year-old Chester may look like a grumpy cat, but don’t let his facial expression fool you. He’s really got a very sunny personality. Brought to an animal shelter because his owner could no longer take care of him, Chester is sweet and gentle and bonds quickly with people — especially those who offer tasty treats and lavish him with attention!
- Wisdom, an eight-year-old Pit Bull mix, was taken into the city shelter after being abandoned by her owner during Hurricane Sandy. Wisdom is a sweet, loyal, and gentle girl who is ready to find her perfect match. Her potential for seizures is controlled by medication.
- Egypt, a ten-year-old, super-sweet, gentle, and affectionate Persian mix is hoping to find her forever home. She lost her front left leg to cancer, but is now cancer-free and can’t wait to show her special someone how much love she has to give.
- Kenya puts the “bomb” in Bombay mix — meaning, she’s really one cool cat! This affectionate, outgoing kitty (who’s between two and three years old) is playful and inquisitive. Currently in a foster home, Kenya awaits a forever home with a loving human family but, ideally, no other cats.
Conceived and funded by Maddie’s Fund, Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days is America’s biggest free pet adoption event. New York City is one of eight communities throughout the US that will participate on June 1 and 2. Other communities include: Alachua County, FL; Alameda County, CA; Contra Costa County, CA; Dane County, WI; San Francisco County, CA; Santa Clara County, CA; and Washoe County, NV. Maddie’s Fund aims to find homes for 5,000 animals over the course of the two-day event, and has set aside $4 million to subsidize these nationwide adoptions.
For the Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days schedule in New York, a complete list of adoption locations, and Petfinder profiles of thousands of available cats and dogs, please visit bit.ly/MPADNYC. To view a few of our featured pets up for adoption, visit bit.ly/MPADNYCFeatured.
About 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 no-kill shelters to offer important programs and services to save the lives of NYC’s homeless animals. Receiving no government funding, we are supported by donations from foundations, corporations, and individuals. As we mark our tenth anniversary in 2013, we are committed to transforming New York City into a no-kill community by 2015: where no dogs or cats of reasonable health and temperament will be killed merely because they do not have homes. www.AnimalAllianceNYC.org
About Maddie’s Fund®
Maddie’s Fund® is a family foundation endowed by the founder of Workday® and PeopleSoft, Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl. Maddie’s Fund is helping to achieve and sustain a no-kill nation by providing solutions to the most challenging issues facing the animal welfare community through Maddie’s® Grant Giving and Maddie’s InstituteSM. Maddie’s Fund is named after the family’s beloved Miniature Schnauzer who passed away in 1997. www.maddiesfund.org
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