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200 Cats, Kittens & Rabbits Available for Adoption at Whiskers in Wonderland

(Photo by Carol Zytnik)
Photo by Carol Zytnik
Saturday, November 15, 2014 – New York, NY – Two hundred cats, kittens, and rabbits seeking families to call their own today met potential adopters at the fifth annual Whiskers in Wonderland adoption extravaganza. Presented by the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals (the Alliance), the event took place at Petco Union Square (17th Street & Broadway) from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Jane Hoffman, President of the Alliance, said, “For many families and single people, the holidays are a good time to adopt, especially if their holiday schedules allow them to spend plenty of time with their new pet, to allow them to acclimate to their new home. Whiskers in Wonderland offers New Yorkers an opportunity to meet a wide range of cats, kittens, and rabbits awaiting adoption from rescue groups and shelters, including Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C).”

(Photo by Maureen Smith)
Photo by Maureen Smith
Hoffman also noted that in New York City, cats and kittens are taken in by rescue organizations at a rate of three-to-one compared to dogs. Cats and kittens make up almost 63 percent of the animals in New York City shelters who need homes.

The kittens, cats, and rabbits for adoption at Whiskers in Wonderland were provided by non-profit animal rescue groups and shelters that participate in the Alliance.

Rock & Rawhide, a non-profit organization that provides distraction therapy to shelter animals with pet toys, blankets, and other comforting items to help increase adoptions, was on hand at the event to accept donations from the public.

Hoffman extended her gratitude to all of today’s adopters, as well as Petco, the participating adoption groups, and volunteers who made this year’s Whiskers in Wonderland a great success.

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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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