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Photo by Susanna Fitzgerald

Creative Animal Lover Turns Difficult Times Into an Opportunity to Help

Photo by Susanna Fitzgerald

Susanna Fitzgerald is making a difference for NYC’s homeless pets despite the upheavals caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. She recently wrote to the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals about her plans to make cage comforters “during the current craziness. I just ordered some fabric today to support my local sewing shop.” She asked the Alliance to help direct her donations to animal rescue organizations that can use them.

Susanna’s proactive plan demonstrates a sensitive and generous approach to transforming tough times into an opportunity to further the greater good. Not only are her efforts providing much-needed comfort for animals awaiting adoption in local shelters, but also supporting businesses facing extreme financial challenges during these uncertain times. 

We applaud Susanna’s generous and creative initiative, and are excited to be the connector to get the cage comforters into the hands of shelters and rescue organizations that can use them in their shelters and adoption centers now, and on their adoption vans when public adoptions and group events are once again permitted.

If you’d like to take a page from Susanna’s playbook and use some of your down time as you shelter in place on a creative sewing project for for shelter animals, visit our website for step-by-step instructions for sewing cage comforters. Then contact the Alliance at info@AnimalAllianceNYC.org, and we’ll work with you to ensure that your creations reach the animals who need them most.

Update (May 8, 2020): Donated Cage Comforters Ease Transition for Cats Left Homeless by COVID-19

Photos by Susanna Fitzgerald