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Great Holiday Gift Ideas for NYC’s Animal Lovers!

Great Holiday Gift Ideas for NYC's Animal Lovers!


During the year’s busiest shopping season, we have a few suggestions to help you start whittling away at your holiday shopping list and give a helping hand to New York City’s homeless animals!



SocialPakt T-Shirt for the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's AnimalsLimited Edition Mayor’s Alliance T-shirt from SocialPakt

Between December 12 and January 1, don’t miss this limited-time opportunity to own — and give! — the SocialPakt t-shirt designed exclusively for the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals. Featuring original artwork from NYC-based artist Liz Haywood, this unique, NY-chic tee can be the perfect gift for anyone on your shopping list who loves animals. The exclusive t-shirt design was unveiled on December 12.

Available in adult sizes only, the t-shirt retails for $20.00 each. The Mayor’s Alliance receives $6.00 from every sale. Purchase your tees between December 12 and January 1 on the SocialPakt website, or at Whiskers in Wonderland on December 17 & 18.


Alex and Ani - Charity by Design - Paw Prints BangleExclusive Alex and Ani Charity by Design Paw Prints Bangle

Here’s the perfect holiday gift for those ladies who love animals. Alex and Ani and the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals teamed up to create this exclusive expandable wire Paw Prints Bangle with something extra — each bangle sale benefits New York City’s homeless animals! Affordably priced at $28.00, this unique bangle is available in select Alex and Ani retail shops and online. They will also be available for sale at the Alex and Ani Bangle Bar at Whiskers in Wonderland on December 17 & 18. Twenty percent of the purchase price goes to support the life-saving programs of the Mayor’s Alliance.

The special animal lovers in your life will appreciate this thoughtful gift that gives back. Each bangle comes in a gift box and is accompanied by a meaning card that states, “Significant part of our culture, pets are loyal companions that seek love. Optimistically the day will come when all dogs and cats have a loving home and family to belong to.” Compassion, optimism, and appreciation are the words used to describe the Paw Prints. The Paw Prints expandable wire bangle is made in the USA from recycled metals and is available in two finishes, Russian Gold or Russian Silver.


Dog Photo Books by Melissa McDanielDog Photo Books by Melissa McDaniel

Breathtaking to view, impressive to give, Melissa McDaniel’s beautiful dog photo books will be a holiday hit for any dog lover on your list!

Pit Bulls & Pit Bull Type Dogs contains photos of 82 gorgeous dogs, including ten of the former Michael Vick pit bulls (such as Cherry, Handsome Dan, Hector, and Jonny Justice), Wallace the Pit Bull, Sarge the Elderbull, and many more — all doing their part to educate the public about these great dogs. Rescued in America features 105 once-homeless dogs from around the country who found their forever homes. Deaf Dogs portrays 78 deaf dogs and illuminates the sad fact that many deaf dogs are euthanized at birth because of the misconception that they will become aggressive and/or un-trainable. Melissa’s own rescued dog, Sadie, was born deaf. Purchase these beautiful books from Melissa’s website, or meet Melissa and purchase her books at Whiskers in Wonderland on December 17 & 18.


iGive.com“Cyber Monday” Shopper? Start at iGive.com!

Did you know you can raise money for the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals at no extra cost to you every time you shop online through iGive.com during the holidays (and all year-round)? iGive.com features over 900 of your favorite online retailers like 1-800-FLOWERS.com, Amazon.com, the Apple Store, Barnes & Noble, Bed Bath & Beyond, BestBuy.com, Bloomingdale’s, Crate and Barrel, Dell, DSW, eBags.com, Expedia.com, Gap.com, Harry & David, J.Crew, L.L.Bean, Musician’s Friend, Old Navy, Petco, PetSmart, Pottery Barn, Ritz Camera, Sephora, Staples.com, The Body Shop, Toys R Us, and Travelocity.com, to name just a few!

  1. Join iGive.com to support the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals. It’s free, safe, and easy to join — and the Mayor’s Alliance gets $5.00 when you sign up: www.iGive.com/AllianceNYC.
  2. Start each online shopping trip by logging in at iGive.com, follow the links to your favorite stores, and shop as usual. With over 900 of the most popular stores, iGive.com makes it easy to find the things you need and raise money for New York City’s homeless dogs and cats.
  3. Remember to go to iGive.com all year whenever you’re shopping online for computers and electronics, office equipment and furniture, airline tickets and hotel reservations, pet supplies, kitchen appliances and tools, home décor, clothing, books, music, and everything else you need. Your regular purchases will support the Mayor’s Alliance programs that are decreasing euthanasia in NYC.
  4. Watch the money roll in to help NYC’s animals! Up to 26% of each purchase benefits the Mayor’s Alliance. Make your first purchase through iGive.com within 45 days of joining, and they’ll donate an extra $5.00 to the Mayor’s Alliance!


2012 APO Calendars2012 Animal Calendars

Calendars are always great for gift-giving, and now you can select from among a wide variety of animal-friendly calendars to appeal to almost anyone on your shopping list. When you purchase any of these great calendars, your dollars are supporting Alliance Participating Organizations or other worthwhile animal organizations. Take a tour of the gorgeous 2012 calendars available now!





Whiskers in Wonderland - December 17 & 18, 2011Prefer to Shop in Person?

Join us at Whiskers in Wonderland, the Mayor’s Alliance holiday adoption extravaganza on December 17 & 18 from noon to 6:00 p.m. at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, in Manhattan.

There you can purchase the Paw Prints Bangle, Melissa McDaniel’s dog photo books, and the SocialPakt t-shirt at our on-site “shopping mall.” And meet all the great cats and dogs and rabbits and other small animals awaiting new homes for the holidays!